The Kentucky senator and presidential hopeful has charisma, fundraising power, and new ideas. Now if can only resolve his sticky habit for bending the facts.
The GOP lost the shutdown fight, but the health-care law is much weaker—both in theory and in execution—than it might have been.
Staying aloof to appearances could endanger both Democratic chances in 2014 and the president's legacy.
They make up a fifth of the body. It doesn't look anything like parity (or America), but they believe they can do what the men can't -- namely, get things done.
The Maryland governor is determined to be part of the 2016 conversation. If Hillary Clinton lets him, that is.
And other lessons about women in politics today from the retiring Minnesota representative
The president has a base of loyalists that won't quit and, at least for now, there's no evidence he was involved in any scandals.
The president's flurry of activity includes a challenge to the GOP on embassy security.
Step one, name a Republican--preferably a prominent one--to head the agency.
Benghazi, the IRS, and now the AP phone-records bombshell: If Obama wants a symbol of accountability in a time of scandal, the attorney general is the only one left to fire.
Will Virginia be willing to elect a governor who once said of his wife, "Listen, her credit cards are paid and all that"?
Proposals should be judged on their merits, not on whether they would have prevent a single given attack.
The GOP budget guru's plan to balance a budget would require a nearly impossible swing of seats in 2014. How can anyone take it seriously?
The Obama administration is sorely in need of binders full of Latinos.
The president found himself on the defensive about mixing outside his social circle, but the record says Republican leaders spurned his invitations repeatedly.
Why did the president blink on the Susan Rice nomination but not on Hagel? History, personal friendship, bipartisanship, and trust are major factors.
Don't expect to see the former candidate back in politics. But the board room, the Mormon Church, or philanthropy might be good bets.
If Mormons and social conservatives get jazzed enough about this election, they could swing crucial states to Mitt Romney.
The president is a nuanced, self-effacing coalition builder. That temperament works well in office but flops on the stump.