| May 7, 2014
| 7:05 PM
In the battle between the GOP establishment and the tea party, Thom Tillis' nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from North Carolina scored a win for party elders who are trying to exert control over the elections and wrest the chamber from Democrats....
| May 6, 2014
| 8:39 PM
The GOP establishment's top choice for Senate from North Carolina, Thom Tillis, won the party's nomination over a tea party favorite Tuesday night, setting up a fall showdown against a vulnerable incumbent, Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan.
Hagan is considered...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Tuesday's primary in North Carolina offers the latest round in the tea party vs. the GOP establishment battle for the U.S. Senate, and so far the establishment appears to be winning.
Both the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Karl Rove's American...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Happy Tax Day, when just getting the forms filled out and mailed is cause for celebration.
One person not celebrating is former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner. She was a regular green-eyeshade employee carrying out thankless tasks until,...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Republicans are feeling so heady about running against Obamacare that they're thrilled that Scott Brown is all but certain to run for a U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire. Yes, you heard right, the former one-term senator from Massachusetts who lost to...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 1:24 PM
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When Calls the Heart As Bill Avery...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 12:38 PM
David Axelrod vs. Steve Schmidt.
Democratic strategist and former senior adviser to President Barack Obama versus Republican strategist and senior adviser to Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.
That was the setup last week at a University...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:06 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's decision to lift the cap on the amount donors can contribute in a congressional election cycle promises to shift power to the political party's established leaders, who had lost ground to outside groups.
| Apr 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Ann Richards is best remembered for her skewering of George H.W. Bush at the 1988 Democratic National Convention ("Poor George. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth"), and later -- somewhat poetically -- for losing the Texas governorship to Bush'...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Way too late to avert scandal, the Internal Revenue Service has set forth new guidelines defining political activities by nonprofits. These are activities for which donations aren't eligible for tax exemptions or donor confidentiality.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The votes have been (mostly) tabulated, a winner has been declared, the election is over and now it's time for all television networks to get back to doing what they do best:
Developing new reality shows.
It shouldn't be difficult. The hardscrabble,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:56 AM
The ragin' Cajun is back.
A year after his abrupt departure from CNN, Democratic strategist and cable-news fixture James Carville has landed a new gig as a contributor at Fox News, the network announed Thursday.
“James’ successful and...