Now, Dick Cheney confronts the ultimate disaster within his own family. And he is trying to split the difference. Solomon he ain’t.
It looks as if Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) is headed for a huge victory over Liz Cheney in the Republican primary election for Senate in Wyoming.
It's hard to get excited about a predictable gubernatorial election in the midst of a potential collapse of our healthcare system, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is about to become a huge story.
I saw a recent poll suggesting that former first lady, United States senator and secretary of State Hillary Clinton would beat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in a hypothetic presidential campaign, even in the reddest states.
This made me think of a happy thought for Democrats: it is within the realm of possibility that Clinton would win all 50 states in an epic, historic and realigning mega-landslide against the party that threatens a Republican default, a Republican economic crash and a Republican government shutdown.
As an important story in The Hill suggests, even the conservative Wall Street Journal opinion page scorns the obsessive GOP attacks in the party's latest threats to shut the government down.
When the Journal editorial board states that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and others are charging into fixed bayonets, those bayonets are held by President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (California) and the American people.
This month Congress is working hard to lower its 9 percent approval rating, with open talk of prospects for shutting the government down and defaulting on our debt. What is hard to believe is that it's no longer hard to believe. As we long for a functioning government that strengthens our democracy and protects our economy and our leadership role in the world, we continue to wonder how and when our system can be repaired. It starts with holding lawmakers accountable for the disruptions Congress has grown accustomed to creating, according to Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.), and punishing them for bad behavior.
Even political junkies have all but forgotten former Sen. Rick Santorum's (R-Pa.) presidential campaign just 18 months ago, erased by Mitt Romney, who defeated him and then went on to defeat himself.
But Santorum is back in Iowa today, where all 2016 wannabes are now regularly making appearances. Santorum is even hitting all his carefully chosen events — GOP fundraising dinners, the state fair and the Christian conservative confab the Family Leader is hosting Saturday in Ames — in the same "Chuck Truck" in which an aide (named Chuck) ferried him through all 99 Iowa counties in back in 2012.
While Republicans are largely touting Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.), Rand Paul (Ky.), Ted Cruz (Texas) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as the top 2016 prospects, Santorum told ABC News he believes he offers something different.