Washington is consumed with shrinking government and cutting spending. But voters may be loathe to give up its benefits.
The Texas governor should do well with conservatives. But palling around with Rush Limbaugh will limit his appeal.
It's too bad Congress is so broken that we have to rely on a supercommittee. But we do. So let's give it a chance to work
As he prepares to enter the Republican field, Rick Perry's appeal is clear. So is his one glaring weakness.
The idea that private negotiations to cut the deficit are somehow bad is fatuous and ill-considered.
The former governor has a lot to teach Washington about earning a strong credit rating. Her secret: raise taxes.
Texas Governor Rick Perry burst onto the national political stage at a prayer rally in Houston today. Get ready -- he's no wallflower.
The media descend on Houston for "The Response" -- the Texas governor's prayer rally and likely precursor to a run for president
He wants to leave...but they keep pulling him back in!
In Monday's Democratic caucus meeting, the vice president revealed tensions with the defense secretary over Iraq
Early reports about the deal touted big numbers. But the fine print suggest there's no guarantee
They may have held the line on taxes, but cuts in military spending expose a rift within the GOP
Politico coins a brilliant term for Romney's sudden scarcity. But it's not a bad political strategy at all.
The debt-ceiling fight has diminished him, just at it has the Republican leadership
The House is the final obstacle to a debt deal. But the last time the markets were on edge, the Speaker didn't come through
After last night's humiliation, John Boehner looks mighty small. He should abandon his right wing, as it abandoned him, and start thinking big.
How bipartisan efforts to fix the broken tax code got swept aside by debt deal rancor
They talk a big game, but in private, Republicans attack the one person who stands up for what they claim to believe.