Albert Hunt

10/02/2014 - 3:46pm

    There is a forgotten contest in this year's U.S. midterm elections. Actually, there are 435 of them: the races for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    Thanks to shifting population patterns and redistricting, the Republicans start...

06/23/2014 - 3:52pm

    Hillary Clinton had a rough rollout for her new book and likely presidential quest; there were gaffes, awkward answers and a relatively slow response to criticism.

    No other would-be presidential contender approaches her stature or public appeal. None, for now, will...

06/09/2014 - 1:09am

    Ben Carson is following in the footsteps of Walter Cronkite and Lee Iacocca as a nonpolitician being publicly mentioned as a candidate for the most political of jobs, the U.S. presidency.

    Carson, a retired physician at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, has become a...

06/02/2014 - 12:29am

    There are three big winners from the recent Supreme Court decisions that Sen. John McCain says might "dismantle entirely" campaign-finance laws: wealthy interests, greedy politicians and investigative journalists.

    Wealthy individuals, corporations and unions...

04/03/2014 - 1:43am

    Two newcomers, Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas, are the hottest figures in the dominant conservative wing of the Republican Party. In markedly different ways, they both claim to be the heirs to the party's contemporary patron saint, Ronald Reagan.


02/06/2014 - 10:00am

    Much of the substance and tone of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address this week are predictable. So is the reaction: It won't change many minds or political stands.

    The speech is potentially significant, nonetheless, in shaping the agenda and...

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