The party's internal conflict isn't about wooing Hispanic voters. It's a proxy war between pragmatist elites and the angry fringe -- and the fringe is winning.
The Senate majority leader has threatened to reform the rules before. But this time, he may actually mean it.
House Republicans are meeting today to figure out what's next for the landmark legislation. Things look bleak for reformers.
Political comebacks after tawdry behavior aren't the exception. They're the rule.
A leading advocacy group aims for 60 percent national support, a national law to overturn DOMA, and a majority of Americans in states with gay marriage.
The three-term Texas governor announced he won't seek reelection, but sought to keep the presidential buzz alive.
Republicans are right to distrust the motives of Democrats bearing advice. But they're too quick to cast out their own internal dissenters.
A new study disputes the claim that it harms female politicians when the media discuss their appearance.
The legislation's lesser-known drama: Protecting its left flank from jittery advocates who worry it is too conservative.
Analysts who assume Congress won't pick up where the Supreme Court left off are forgetting the law's difficult fight just seven years ago.
Today's Supreme Court rulings only legalize unions in California, but campaigners say they set the stage for fast changes nationwide.
Today's Supreme Court decisions mean 30 percent of Americans live in a state where gay marriage is legal.
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.