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Independents, seniors said ‘no’ to Democrats

Independents and people 65 and older are two pivotal voting blocs neither party can afford to lose. Right now, Democrats have alienated both. As attention...

Obama admits ‘shellacking’ but still doesn’t get the point

A chastened President Barack Obama admitted he had suffered a "shellacking" in this week's US mid-term elections, but refused to see it as a...

Warning to the GOP: Don’t misread the message from this election

Those who make a living telling people like us why we did what we did on election day will say -- over and over...

A bitter defeat for Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi, the first woman to serve as US speaker of the House, appeared out of a job after a short but productive four...

In Washington, it will be Obama vs. Boehner

This is a two-person, two-party town now. And President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and incoming House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, need each other —...

A national referendum on Obama and Democratic Congress

The Democratic Congress that enacted President Barack Obama's far-reaching health care law and plowed staggering sums into economic relief is at risk Tuesday in...

The politics of change

Change. Change. Change. A demand for change propelled Democrats to power in Congress in 2006, and then put Barack Obama in the White House two...

Back from the dead, GOP hopes for a big election night

Resurgent Republicans appear poised to capture control of the House if not the Senate on Tuesday in elections midway through President Barack Obama's term,...

Report urges CIA control of U.S. special forces

Support is growing in the US military and administration of President Barack Obama for shifting to the CIA operational control over elite special forces...

The rise and fall of Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi became the first woman to lead the U.S. House of Representatives by taking on the most powerful man on Earth -- then-President...