Albert R. Hunt

11/13/2014 - 4:05pm

    The U.S. midterm elections have had almost everything, except a vision for governing.

    Democrats leveled charges that hard-hearted Republicans would slice Granny's Social Security and throw her off the Medicare rolls while denying younger...

08/28/2014 - 2:57pm

    Republicans have grown even more confident about the midterm elections, convinced that the economy - where the actual data look good, though public perception remains sour - is moving in their favor.

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08/28/2014 - 2:53pm

    In the realm of Republican presidential politics, this has been a good year for Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. It hasn't been as kind to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

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08/19/2014 - 12:45am

    Picture the ad, either in the Democratic primaries or from a liberal independent candidate: Hillary Clinton - a pro-Wall Street buckraker, a foreign policy interventionist - championing George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq and looking like a lukewarm supporter of President Barack Obama.

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08/10/2014 - 7:46pm

    As the battle intensifies over how much authority President Barack Obama has to take executive measures in the face of congressional inaction, James Madison and Richard Nixon provide the frames of reference.

    The Republican-controlled House is planning to sue Obama for...

08/10/2014 - 7:33pm

    Nixon without Watergate; it's like Beethoven without music or "The Godfather" without violence.

    Yet there was a lot more to the five and half years of Richard Nixon's presidency. That record, ironically, is largely painful for the conservatives who...

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