For Democrats, it's proof the GOP is captive to extremists; for Republicans, it's a scapegoat for the party's electoral failures. But the movement is weaker than ever.
The MSNBC host has Beltway buzz for his flirtation with the 2016 presidential race. Republican primary voters may be a different story.
The GOP hopes the former Massachusetts senator, now exploring a run in New Hampshire, is a sign that Obamacare will be toxic in the midterms—just like he was in 2010.
Florida’s Charlie Crist is running for governor again—now as a Democrat. Is he a craven opportunist or an effective pragmatist in a time of ideological exhaustion?
Republican David Jolly's victory in a swing congressional district indicates that Obamacare could damage Democrats in the midterm elections.
For potential candidates, this year's gathering was a momentous encounter with a passionate segment of the GOP base.
Most Americans favor legalizing marijuana, but most in the GOP do not. Can the party avoid being on the losing side of another culture war?
Right-wing challenger Steve Stockman failed to score a blow against establishment Senator John Cornyn. Does that mean the Tea Party is waning?
The vice president seems to be exploring his options, but with the prospect of a Clinton campaign for the nomination in 2016, Democrats aren't eager to see an intraparty fight.
Representative Cory Gardner's candidacy shows that Democrats could be losing their biggest electoral advantage: GOP disarray.
In the three years they've been in power, Tea Partiers have gone through the stages of grief—from denial to acceptance of how Washington works.
The left may have more clout than it once did, but commentators shouldn't mistake progressives for the Democrats' equivalent of the Tea Party.
Speaker John Boehner finally tipped his hand on an issue he says he's committed to getting done. But will the rest of the Republicans in Congress agree to his set of "principles"?
The House's passage of bipartisan agricultural legislation could be a good sign for the debt ceiling, immigration reform, and overall congressional sanity.
The Tea Party has pulled the GOP away from the interests of rural Americans—some of the party's most loyal constituents.
The GOP's effort to rebrand itself didn't get far—but it may not matter: It's winning anyway.
What does it mean when America's top political wordsmith loses faith in our ability to be persuaded?
Things looked bad for Republicans after they refused to fund the government, but they're a lot better now—and the House speaker deserves some credit.
The midterm election year is shaping up around a few broad themes, including ongoing Republican civil war and the pitched partisan battle over Obamacare.
A schism between moderates and liberals over economic inequality is the first front in defining a post-Obama platform.