Texas Senator John Cornyn's challenge from Steve Stockman, a militia-loving birther congressman, could be the ultimate expression of Tea Party nihilism.
Liberals shouldn't expect the "nuclear option" to end Senate obstruction of Obama's nominees.
A powerful, well-organized coalition did everything it could, with no results. Now advocates are preparing to shift from lobbying to revenge.
Fed up with an unrelenting stream of blocked nominations, the Democratic leader makes a historic change to Senate filibuster rules.
Political realities and public pressure will force the House to take up the stalled issue, according to one of the drafters of the Senate-passed legislation.
Democrats are done defending the troubled rollout of the health-care exchanges and scrambling to reposition themselves in favor of improving the law.
Some have begun to hope—or worry—that the disastrous rollout of health-care reform might prompt the GOP to take action to fix it.
The anti-tax crusader predicts a smarter Republican strategy when the next round of fiscal deadlines comes in the spring. Also, he has a killer Dick Cheney joke.
After years of trying to accommodate conservatives, mainstream Republicans finally went to war on Tuesday—and won.
Virginia and New Jersey elected governors with big personalities who promised to put partisanship aside and get results—a lesson for both parties in 2014 and 2016.
The Wyoming GOP primary campaign is already shaping up to be a scorched-earth affair, demonstrating the kind of senator Liz Cheney would likely be.
Though politicians and analysts often conflate the two, libertarians have different views on many issues than Tea Partiers—and they're not as big a faction of the GOP.
Remember when Slick Willie was controversial? Today, he's America's most powerful political brand, and he's not at all shy about it.
The left is unified and full of exciting ideas. What's the point?
The Republican divisions laid bare by the government shutdown are playing out in the gubernatorial race, and the result appears to be a Democratic rout.
Back on the campaign trail for the first time since 2008, the former secretary of state has a new celebrity and gravitas—but some of the same old flaws.
A focus group of swing-voting women finds the government chaos unleashed fresh political frustration.
What was once an uneasy alliance between Tea Partiers and Republican loyalists is increasingly marked by hostility—and many on the right now want a divorce.
As expected, he won a New Jersey special election Wednesday night, but the path ahead is far from clear for Washington's newest political celebrity.
After two weeks of closed government and a debt-limit freakout, a deal is on the horizon—and the GOP has little to show for the crisis caused by its demands.