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Memo to political parties: Adapt or die

Since the birth of the American political party, its primary mission has been to amass power by recruiting candidates, raising money and spreading messages....

Warning to incumbents: You got trouble

Go home. Stick to your guns. Keep your nose clean. Distance yourself from Washington, or even better, your own party. That's the advice political operatives...

Obama runs and hides from Specter campaign

President Barack Obama has become the "coward in chief" when it comes to supporting candidates in trouble. After wooing Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter to switch...

GOP Right-wingers dump Utah Sen. Bob Bennett

Once-popular Sen. Bob Bennett fell victim to a growing national conservative movement with his stunning defeat at Utah's GOP convention. Delegates voted Saturday to bar...

Bennett begs Republicans: ‘Save my job’

Sen. Bob Bennett abandoned Washington this week, spending his days in Utah pleading with Republicans until he was hoarse to let him keep his...

Voter anger didn’t make it to the polls

It turned out anger didn't translate at the ballot box. Voters in North Carolina and Ohio kept their incumbents while those in Indiana turned to...

The politics of immigration

Arizona's tough new immigration law swiftly reconfigured the national political landscape in an already high-octane election year. It creates peril for Democrats and Republicans...

Return of the Republican has-beens?

Republicans once saddled with the burden of President George W. Bush's unpopularity are now experiencing a boon from another struggling president: Barack Obama. The GOP...

Americans just don’t trust government

America's "Great Compromiser" Henry Clay called government "the great trust," but most Americans today have little faith in Washington's ability to deal with the...

Palin ‘taken aback’ by Obama ‘superpower’ remark

Sarah Palin criticized President Barack Obama on Saturday for saying America is a military superpower "whether we like it or not," saying she was...