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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…

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 Signs Health Care Reform

Picking Up the Pieces on Health Care Reform

The nine justices of the US Supreme Court probably cast their votes Friday on whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional.

And while no one can predict how the Supreme Court will vote based on oral arguments—everybody … 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…

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…

Mitt Romney after the Michigan primary CNN

Romney’s Back on Top

“We didn’t win by a lot, but we won by enough, and that’s all that counts.”

So said former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney after his surprisingly close victory over former Senator Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary Tuesday.

Romney prevailed … More…

Newt Gingrich and his wife Calista campaign in Florida

Newt’s Long, Cold Winter

If groundhog Punxsatawney Phil emerges from his burrow Thursday and sees his shadow, legend has it we… More…

President Obama’s State of the Union Address 2012

Good and Bad Ideas in the State of the Union

Having just returned from covering Republican presidential candidates in New Hampshire and South Carolina, it was a bit strange to watch President Obama… More…

Newt Gingrich and his wife Calista celebrate his victory in Columbia, SC

Why Newt Won