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?
For potential candidates, this year's gathering was a momentous encounter with a passionate segment of the GOP base.
After the crisis in Ukraine, international affairs could play a big role in 2016—to the Republicans' disadvantage.
A word we should use more frequently ("filibuster"), and one we should use less ("tough")
The physician hasn't said he's running, but a group of ardent fans is trying to lay down a groundwork and start fundraising.
Plus: Colbert celebrates women's history month, the pope is more popular than Jesus—and more.
The speaker of the House hasn't made any indication he's retiring, but that hasn't prevented feuds among his would-be replacements.
The Senate's rejection of the nominee for a Justice Department post imperils the bond between attorney and client. The chief justice needs to speak to shore up that bond.
The events offer ample moments to celebrate, even for people who object to the notion that a marriage has actually been sanctified.
A growing number of states bar municipalities—often the sites of the worst gun violence—from passing their own firearm laws, laying bare an urban-rural divide.
The tax agency wants to clarify rules that govern political committees operating as "social-welfare" groups. Dark money's backers aren't taking it sitting down.
The failure of Debo Adegbile's nomination to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division sets a sad precedent for young lawyers.
Obama wants childless workers to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit. Republicans say they do too. So why won't it happen? Blame the tyranny of deficit hawks.
Retaking the House has long looked out of reach, but now there's a real possibility the party could lose the Senate, too.
The president's most significant reform proposals come on the workforce side: New investments would create apprenticeship programs, on-the-job training, and work-based learning, both for youth and for adults.
Right-wing challenger Steve Stockman failed to score a blow against establishment Senator John Cornyn. Does that mean the Tea Party is waning?
Some opposition to same-sex marriage is rooted in bigotry and some isn't. Assuming otherwise is itself prejudice rooted in ignorance.
On his watch, the CIA has been permitted to keep secret a report on its own misconduct, even as misleading information was released to the public.
The president's proposal is packed with liberal ideas and includes few incentives for Republicans. That's exactly the point.