WASHINGTON — Republicans on the House Benghazi committee put Hillary Rodham Clinton through an all-day test of political skill and physical endurance Thursday, but ultimately struggled to define a coherent case for their long-running inquiry.
I can't let the week in media and politics end without commenting on Team Clinton going down to New Orleans, opening the coffin and taking the stake out of the heart of James Carville, the Count Dracula of attack spin doctors.
It's easy to mock our Victorian forbears, with their formal manners and blind spots on race and gender. But they kept silent about their personal transgressions, even in the face of salacious reporting about them. And we could all stand to learn from that. Consider the first sex scandal in presidential politics, involving Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings.
This assessment of Obama's economic performance has become common fodder among the Republican faithful and serves as an ongoing trope in their echo chamber, especially if you are a fan of the GOP pep squad on WCBM and the talking heads on Fox News. According to them, the economy has been run into the ground by our dear president and all is gloom. But how true is this?
Martin O'Malley is relying heavily on Marylanders to finance his long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, an analysis of his most recent data shows, an indication his campaign is struggling to build momentum in donor-heavy states such as California and New York.
Our political system remains polarized and divided between the two major parties, but in our present era of division the Republicans benefit from what I call four interconnected and mutually-reinforcing "structural asymmetries." Allow me to unpack each.
Now that summer is officially upon us, we're taking a look at the definitive summer songs of all time, based on their seasonal popularity on Billboard's Hot 100 charts. Today, we count down the summer jams of the 1990s.
Reporters on the campaign trail certainly don't need my help in trying to do their jobs. But the press does need to show solidarity in punching back hard against the imperial candidacy of Hillary Clinton. So, for my part, here goes.
Everything has gone downhill for Hillary Clinton since she announced her candidacy; a steady stream of news stories and damning allegations about her family foundation and tenure as secretary of state has dogged her almost daily.
Eighty years after graduating from a segregated school in Oklahoma, Vivian Bailey has taken the field trip of a lifetime. The 97-year-old Columbia, Md., resident — who for more than a decade has been raising money for Howard County students — met with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the Oval Office on Tuesday.
Republicans fear having Democrats control the White House longer than eight years for the first time since the days of Harry Truman. Above all else, that fear will be the animating feature of the 2016 GOP primary.
President Obama has proclaimed Hillary Clinton an effective secretary of state. All along, it must have been the plan for Russia to seize the eastern Ukraine, Beijing to build airstrips and assert sovereignty over international shipping lanes in the South China Sea, and Iran to have nuclear weapons capabilities.
James D. Hardesty, who rose from the Alex. Brown & Sons mailroom to be a co-founder of Hardesty Capital Management from which he recently retired, died Tuesday of complications of liver disease at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 68.
George Stephanopoulos now has zero credibility on politics. And if ABC News lets its chief anchor and political correspondent anywhere near the 2016 presidential campaign, it will have less than zero credibility or journalistic integrity.
What's in a name? Plenty, it turns out. Obviously, there are many reasons that cause people to change their names: Immigrants want to blend in, celebrities want to stand out, women want to get the same opportunities as men. Would Cary Grant and Tony Curtis still have been heart throbs as, respectively, Archibald Leach and Bernie Schwartz?