Bypassing Congress could allow the president to make major progress against carbon pollution -- a rare victory for beleaguered greens.
The decision was basically a punt, but it was a far better outcome than civil-rights groups had feared.
It may be less far-fetched than you think, at least according to a new crop of activists who are trying to turn back the Republican tide in America's reddest region.
Ideas of the Year 2013
Lisa Murkowski of Alaska argues that her new position is in accord with conservative values of liberty and family.
... and the one way it could lose
Despite worries that their focus on abortion and gay marriage is a liability for Republicans, they're as well-organized, vigilant, and powerful as ever.
Senators like Rand Paul are demanding a tougher immigration bill. Reform advocates must decide if they're being sincere -- or trying to kill the bill.
Progressives aren't going to give the president a pass on civil liberties anymore.
The Fox News anchor proved what research has also shown: Giving women a say in the debate makes it less sexist.
What Republicans can learn from the Democrats’ revival
A woman's edge?
The prospects for a new liberal age
Don't look at Obama or Republicans in Congress. The failure of the bipartisan "supercommittee" 15 months ago created the current mess.
From voter polarization to campaign ads, a political scientist calls out the mistaken notions commonly perpetuated by election commentators.
The party's stars in the states have stayed popular by showing they can govern -- unlike their counterparts on Capitol Hill.
El Paso is the safest city in the U.S., the Border Patrol is bigger than ever, and illegal crossings have reached a 40-year low -- among other surprising facts.
As opinion researchers hung up the phone and headed online last year, election forecasts grew more accurate. Has the Web-based survey finally come of age?
If you're wondering whether President Obama's ambitious second-term agenda has a chance to make it through Congress, that might be worth keeping in mind.
The battle over the budget cuts, pitting Rand Paul Republicans against John McCain Republicans, is a symptom of the disarray plaguing the party.