Republican hearts in D.C. should be leaping for joy, because early betting in town was that this was a near-certain Democrat takeover and Jolly upset that apple cart.
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You might say a contention has begun to take substantive form between the Eastern establishment and Western conservatives.
Republicans are licking their chops because they see the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, as their ticket to winning the November 2014 elections. All their eggs are in that basket, and they assume the political climate will be similar to how it...
Watching one possible Republican presidential candidate after another rush to the right, then further to the right, in a race to the political bottom only demonstrates the problems facing the GOP.
Predictably, the self-referential pundocracy in Washington has declared the Obama presidency over, kaput, ready for the history books.
Three cheers for House Speaker John Boehner, who had a very good week. He has declared his independence from the Tea Party and others who are the most radical wing of any major political party in more than a century.
This was a critical week in the Speakership of John Boehner (R-Ohio). It was as good for his Speakership as his capitulation to the right before the government shutdown was harmful.
Congratulations to Pope Francis for being named Person of the Year by Time magazine, as proposed by yours truly recently.