Alaska Senate Standstill Divides GOP

Joe Miller’s refusal to concede the Alaska Senate election has Republicans divided over how to respond to an awkward political standoff between a GOP incumbent who has already declared victory and a GOP nominee whose campaign still maintains a committed … Continued


Democrats Have Learned Nothing From 2010 Elections

Pick your favorite: “Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.” Or, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” Either way, the wisdom is wasted on President Obama and congressional Democrats. They … Continued


Will Michael Steele Seek A Second Term As RNC Chair?

Republicans control the U.S. House and cut into the Senate Democrats’ majority, so why do some within the party not want Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele around for the 2012 presidential election? Steele, who has been a lightning rod for … Continued


Our Economy Can’t Afford More GM “Success” Stories

Celebrating the company’s Wednesday initial public offering, President Barack Obama last night called his government takeover of General Motors a “success story.” “American taxpayers are now positioned to recover more than my administration invested in GM,” he said. Left unsaid is … Continued


California Begins A New Era In Redistricting

A handful of everyday Californians were chosen Thursday to tackle the politically incendiary task of redrawing the state’s voting districts — a job that voters decided to take away from political insiders. A bookstore owner from Yolo County, a retired … Continued


Can Democrats Regain The House In 2012?

When the Democrats last lost the House of Representatives in 1994, it took them 12 years to regain it. But the Democrats’ ace in the hole nowadays is that this is a more volatile era in congressional politics, one where … Continued


Senate Dems Retool Communication Strategy With Eye On 2012

Acknowledging the aftershocks of the Democratic midterm disaster and the perils of retaining a Democratic Senate majority in 2012, Majority Leader Harry Reid is easing his grip on communications strategy with a wide-ranging series of staff and procedural changes. The … Continued


What’s The Rush On START Treaty?

The election obviously means big changes coming on fiscal policy. But one national-security-conscious GOP senator just proved it’s a whole new ballgame on defense, too. The Republicans may have fallen short of gaining a Senate majority, but Minority Whip Jon … Continued


Top GOP Governors Turn Against Michael Steele

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele’s prospects for a second term dimmed Wednesday as Republicans went public with their concerns about the committee’s fundraising and two prominent governors indicated a preference for new leadership atop the party. Asked in an … Continued


GOP To Force Vote On NPR Defunding

House Republicans announced Wednesday they plan to force a floor vote on defunding NPR in response to the firing of analyst Juan Williams last month. House GOP Whip Eric Cantor (Va.) and Rep. Doug Lamborn (Colo.) said that cutting funds … Continued