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Tea Party Rally

Romney Will Dance to the Tea Party’s Tune

A newly energized Mitt Romney hit the campaign trail, brimming with confidence, the travails of the horrible Republican primary race now behind him.

“Start packing,” the former Massachusetts governor told President Obama in an interview with Diane Sawyer of ABC … More…

Chris Christie speaks at Bush Institute conference in New York.

Chris Christie Offers Tough Love to the GOP

“Diplomatic” is not the word you’d use to describe New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

The Republican superstar sees himself as a truth teller. That’s gotten him into shouting matches with reporters and even some voters. Personally, I find that less … More…

West facade of the Supreme Court

Who Politicized the Supreme Court?

Last week’s oral arguments before the US Supreme Court on health care reform have led to a firestorm of controversy.

Conservative justices grilled Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. on the individual mandate to buy health insurance that’s central to the More…

Obama at Associated Press luncheon.

The Gladiators Enter the Arena

With Tuesday’s sweep of primaries in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and especially Wisconsin, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is now going to be the Republican presidential candidate.

Intrade, the electronic prediction market, gives him a 95% chance of winning More…

President Obama in the Rose Garden

The President’s Pre-Emptive Strike Against the Court

On Monday President Obama fired a warning shot across the bow of the US Supreme Court, which  is still deliberating on health care reform. The nine justices probably cast their votes on Friday, but they can still change their votesMore…

Trayvon Martin’s parents at protest in New York against his death David Shankbone

Martin Killing Casts Shadow on All-Powerful NRA

The outrageous death of 17-year-old African-American Trayvon Martin, allegedly at the hands of a deranged wannabe vigilante in Sanford, Florida, has been a miscarriage of justice in many ways.

Incompetent police and obtuse politicians have bungled the case. Nearly a … More…

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum

Santorum Scores While Romney Wobbles

Who woulda thunk it just six months ago? Rick Santorum the biggest challenger to frontrunner Mitt Romney? After Tuesday’s wins in Alabama and Mississippi, he certainly is.

Last year the former Pennsylvania senator looked like the dictionary definition of “also-ran.” … More…

President talks about jobs & the economy

The President May Be Peaking Too Early

President Obama has been on a roll of late.

Unemployment has fallen steadily to 8.3%, and we’ve had 24 consecutive months—two years—of private sector job growth. The rate itself is much higher than previous presidents have faced going into re-election, … More…

Mitt Romney campaigns in Charleston, SC.

Mitt Just Can’t Close the Deal

Updated March 7th, 8:00 AM

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney picked up a few victories on Super Tuesday—in the Bay State, nearby Vermont, and largely uncontested Virginia.

And he eked out a slender victory in Ohio over former Senator Rick … More…

John Heilemann of New York magazine.

A ‘Corrosive’ GOP Primary Season

Political reporters usually don’t state their opinions bluntly, adopting instead a polite, semi-objective façade. They save their unvarnished views for late-night bitch sessions in local watering holes when they’re among their own.

So, it was quite unusual for one of … More…