Albert Hunt

02/19/2015 - 7:54pm

    There's been a lot of handwringing over whether President Barack Obama's tone and message in the January State of the Union address and last week's budget were too confrontational, dashing hopes for legislative and legacy- bolstering achievements.


02/12/2015 - 4:32pm

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has buzz. He has impressed conservative activists in Des Moines and is the front-runner for likely Republican Iowa caucus-goers, according to a Bloomberg Politics-Des Moines Register poll published this weekend.

02/05/2015 - 5:49pm

    The political chattering classes, who love a good story, are obsessed with the battle for the establishment choice for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination: Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney or throw in a little Chris Christie.

01/29/2015 - 11:28pm

    Sen. Orrin Hatch is correct: Washington is engaged in class warfare and a battle over redistribution of income. The Utah Republican just has the details backwards.

    Hatch, chairman of the Senate...

01/29/2015 - 10:45pm

    John Gardner, a cabinet secretary in President Lyndon Johnson's administration who later founded Common Cause, once said that a requisite for effective citizen action, and governing, was to build an "inside-outside alliance."

01/23/2015 - 3:34am

    I'm not sure how Mitt Romney's presidential campaign will fare - mark me down as skeptical - but the rationale invoked by some of his allies that the third time is the charm, channeling Ronald Reagan, is a non-starter.

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