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Lots of political scrambling on primary day

Lots of political scrambling on primary day

Heading into a busy primary day, Republicans around the country are pleading with voters to turn out in high-profile races that will help determine which party controls the Senate for…

Scaled back goals on gun control

Scaled back goals on gun control

Democratic worries about this November’s elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled…

Boehner buys ad time to fight primary challenges

Boehner buys ad time to fight primary challenges

Facing a primary challenge from three fellow Republicans, House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday began spending money on television ads in his Ohio congressional district. Boehner, the top Republican in…

GOP likes, Dems dislike, elimination of donation limits

GOP likes, Dems dislike, elimination of donation limits

Republicans call the Supreme Court’s latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it’s more like a win for the wealthy. Either way, it’s likely to…

Congressional departures: Good news for Democrats?

Congressional departures:  Good news for Democrats?

House Democrats’ hopes of mitigating the damage in the midterm elections lie in the fast-growing suburbs of northern Virginia, the cities and towns near Iowa’s covered bridges of Madison County…

Can Democrats avoid damage from Obamacare?

Can Democrats avoid damage from Obamacare?

President Barack Obama and his Democrats face the challenge of limiting fallout from Obamacare and drumming up voter enthusiasm in the November congressional elections, problem areas exposed by the loss…

Tea party vs GOP establishment in Michigan race

Tea party vs GOP establishment in Michigan race

Over cocktails and chocolate-covered strawberries, a group of west Michigan Republicans gathered at a Tudor-style home in Grand Rapids and vented frustrations with Congressman Justin Amash and his Tea Party…

Archaic election laws control Washington DC elections

Archaic election laws control Washington DC elections

In 2010, Vincent Gray received 72,648 votes in the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary. That was good enough for a nearly 10-percentage point victory over incumbent Adrian Fenty, but…

Election-year prospects poor for tea party hopefuls

Election-year prospects poor for tea party hopefuls

Four years after the tea party rocked the political world by ousting several prominent Republicans in Congress, the ultra-conservative movement finds itself with slimmer prospects as it moves into the…

How do we make each voter equal in America?

How do we make each voter equal in America?

The venture capitalist Tom Perkins recently suggested that he should have a greater voice than others in selecting our government because he’s rich. “You pay a million dollars in taxes,”…

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