'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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Remember what President Obama said about the economy Thursday on his ballyhooed trip to Austin, Texas? Don't worry. Hardly anybody else remembers, either.
Mark Sanford's plea for forgiveness succeeded with South Carolina voters on Tuesday, and now his Republican colleagues will have to decide whether they, too, can forgive him.
A national group that focuses on electing pro-choice women to office launched a "Madam President" campaign Thursday that aims to put the first woman in the White House — an effort that coincides with a poll showing Hillary Rodham Clinton as the overwhelmingly favorite to win the Democratic nomination in 2016.
Some new senators make a point of keeping their heads down and their media profiles low as they get the lay of the land on Capitol Hill.
As Mitt Romney sank in the polls in September, so did the fortunes of many Republican Senate candidates, seemingly putting control of the upper chamber out of the party's reach.
Persuading Massachusetts voters to elect a Republican to a full U.S. Senate term isn't easy, and it has left Sen. Scott P. Brown blazing a lonely trail in Washington, where he's spent much of the year voting with Democrats — or bucking both parties altogether.
Ted Cruz's stunning 14-percentage-point victory over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in Tuesday's runoff for the Texas Republican Senate nomination gives the tea party explosive momentum heading into the remaining primaries nationwide and the November general elections.
Dogs on roofs, dogs on the menu, wars on women, bureaucrats behaving badly — with the drama largely drained from the Republican nominating race and not much on the schedule until August, the campaign's silly season has begun in earnest.
President Obama's poll numbers are up and the country's unemployment figures are down — but $4 gas poses a potent threat to the incumbent's re-election bid, polls show.
Voters are giving President Obama an emphatic thumbs-down for his handling of gas prices — 68 percent disapprove of his response to the problem in the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll.
With the oral arguments over President Obama's health care law out of the way, Democrats and Republicans are bracing for the political fallout expected this June when the Supreme Court hands down its ruling.
Rick Santorum said Sunday that he wants to go head-to-head in a debate with Mitt Romney before the primary season is over — raising the possibility of one last showdown at some point.
Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are blanketing Ohio with "robocalls," mailings, and TV and radio spots in the countdown to Super Tuesday, the 10-state mega-contest that is the first major test of the candidates' national organizations.
Alas, "Operation Hilarity" was not so hilarious. The expansive effort to persuade Democrats to vote for Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary included everyone from Michael Moore and MoveOn.org to the Michigan Democratic Party. To their chagrin, Mitt Romney won anyway.
Anyone wondering whether President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday will focus more on policy or the politics of his re-election should consider the trip he has planned immediately afterward: visits to five battleground states in three days.
"There's absolutely no way they're going to get out a positive message this week, or maybe next week, on what they're doing to move their agenda," said Republican strategist Ron Bonjean. "There's no clear sky, only a stormy weather pattern, that surrounds this White House."
And if he does those things then he'll be in solid standing" with the party, Mr. Bonjean said.