At least three of the nearly two dozen Democrats eyeing the
presidency would have a good shot at winning a Senate race and helping
to end the GOP’s domination. Instead they chose not to answer their
party’s call to make the run, and you can’t really blame...
Jimmy Carter won the presidency in 1976 because he understood the mood of the country, and because his message of populist reform reached disaffected voters in a way that eluded other more established politicians vying for the nomination in the aftermath of the...
In every presidential election, there is talk of a brokered
convention in which the finalists jostle for power in a mad scramble to
amass the requisite delegates to win the nomination.
junkies yearn for a party convention where the outcome isn’t scripted,...
When about a dozen men, along with one woman, filed into the Politics
and Prose bookstore in the midst of Jonathan Metzl’s talk about Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland, listeners at first thought it was part of his presentation.
Elijah Cummings chairs the House Oversight Committee, a tough job made
tougher by White House stonewalling and by Republicans on the committee
trying to torpedo an investigation into prescription drug pricing.
Ranking member Jim Jordan of Ohio and his GOP sidekick Mark Meadows
sent letters earlier...
What Mitch McConnell lacks in charisma, he more than makes up for
with steely discipline. With little fanfare, he pushed through a change
in Senate rules last week to reduce the time for debate on certain
judicial nominees and executive branch appointees from 30 hours to just...
The money chase is on, and Democrats across the presidential field
are bragging about their low-dollar average contribution size, while
downplaying their contacts with big donors in Hollywood and on Wall
Elizabeth Warren took that tactic a step further
and declared she...