Opinionator | The Conversation: Data, Data, What Do You See?
David Brooks: Gail, my general view of politics is that at their core people want government to provide order. Gail Collins: Just order? David: They don’t expect deliverance from all their troubles, just a basic sense of order Continue Reading
FiveThirtyEight: Bachmann’s Retirement Reduces Electoral Risk for G.O.P.
Some Democrats are giddy that the Tea Party provocateur and four-term incumbent Michele Bachmann has announced her intention to retire from Congress — but her decision may allow Republicans to avoid a toss-up race in what would otherwise b Continue Reading
Stuart Stevens’s non-apology tour
Six months after a decisive presidential election defeat that sent Mitt Romney and many of his lieutenants scurrying for the exits of American public life, one senior Romney adviser has lingered near the klieg lights: Stuart Stevens. The to Continue Reading
Sunnylands Summitry: Alternate Chinese View, Alternate Californian Summit
It’s funny how the knowledge of one additional fact can change the perception of a major event. Here President Barack Obama had prepped the landscape for his California summit with Chinese Xi Jinping by having Defense Secretary Chuck Continue Reading
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Republican Wins Missouri Special Election
State Speaker Pro Tem Jason Smith won the the special election in Missouri’s 8th District on Tuesday night, keeping the conservative territory in GOP hands. Smith defeated state Rep. Steve Hodges, 68 percent to 27 percent, with 66 p Continue Reading
Obama rallies support for Edward Markey in Boston as Senate race tightens
BOSTON ? President Obama on Wednesday joined a parade of top Democrats rallying support for the Senate campaign of Rep. Edward J. Markey, attempting to ensure they do not lose another critical race in a Massachusetts special election. With Continue Reading