| Jul 4, 2011
| 12:41 PM
National independent political groups that played a significant role in last year's midterm elections are beginning to engage again in competitive House districts in Illinois, Florida and other states, though so far they've pulled their punches in what...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 2:16 PM
The budget proposal President Barack Obama laid out Wednesday offered a thoughtful, balanced plan for tackling the nation's debt crisis that both acknowledged the threat posed by spiraling federal deficits and honored the country's promises to its most...
| Apr 18, 2011
As one who worked in and around a few presidential campaigns, I'm always troubled and honestly quite alarmed when potential presidential candidates ask staff, focus groups, and tea leaves what their message should be and who in essence, they are. As a...
| Apr 17, 2011
Your writer who calls for the repeal of Obamacare on its one-year anniversary ("One year later, time to toss Obama health care") needs to get with the program of the rest of the right wing. He has displayed his obsolescence in excoriating Obamacare.
| Apr 18, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Now that Congress has gotten past the fight over a threatened government shutdown, it's moving on to the next trench warfare on deficit reduction, with more clouds of calamitous stalemate hanging over it.
Just as in that first fight, House Speaker John...
| May 4, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Shortly after House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin unveiled his plan to convert federal Medicaid funding to a block grant — which has since passed the House — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and 16 other governors issued a...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown stepped into the role of surrogate for President Obama Monday as he joined in a conference call to denounce former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's record on veterans' issues, the federal budget and the GOP presidential...
| May 10, 2012
| 10:45 AM
There's a tendency among some to shorthand the ongoing federal budget debate as between Republicans who want to reduce government spending and Democrats who don't. This isn't really the case, as recent actions in the House have demonstrated.
| Apr 3, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Candidates in the 6th Congressional District ran from polling place to polling place this morning, confronting particularly low turnouts despite the sunny, warm weather.
Still, the candidates were confident in their get-out-the-vote operation and...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 4:00 AM
In his 2007 book, "The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800," historian Jay Winik writes that among Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamiltonand James Madison, none "believed in political parties, which they feared would lead to...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 5:51 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malleycontinued his national media blitz Tuesday night with an appearance on MSNBC's"The Ed Show," taking the opportunity to bash former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and the Republican budget plan authored by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 2:32 PM
A whole lot of Democrats and independents were probably delighted to hear President Barack Obama demonstrate a little more resolve in the deficit reduction debate today. In unveiling his $3 billion proposal to reduce federal debt over the next decade...