The left may have more clout than it once did, but commentators shouldn't mistake progressives for the Democrats' equivalent of the Tea Party.
Speaker John Boehner finally tipped his hand on an issue he says he's committed to getting done. But will the rest of the Republicans in Congress agree to his set of "principles"?
The House's passage of bipartisan agricultural legislation could be a good sign for the debt ceiling, immigration reform, and overall congressional sanity.
The Tea Party has pulled the GOP away from the interests of rural Americans—some of the party's most loyal constituents.
The GOP's effort to rebrand itself didn't get far—but it may not matter: It's winning anyway.
What does it mean when America's top political wordsmith loses faith in our ability to be persuaded?
Things looked bad for Republicans after they refused to fund the government, but they're a lot better now—and the House speaker deserves some credit.
The midterm election year is shaping up around a few broad themes, including ongoing Republican civil war and the pitched partisan battle over Obamacare.
A schism between moderates and liberals over economic inequality is the first front in defining a post-Obama platform.
Obama-weary Democrats have a new cause. Care for a Readytini?
GOP leaders finally had enough with conservatives' antics and decided to take back control. It worked, and we got a budget deal.
The right isn't wild about the bipartisan funding agreement reached Tuesday, but no revolt big enough to stop it appears to be brewing.
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.