Albert R. Hunt

12/07/2016 - 1:00pm

    There may be one senator, not Chuck Schumer or any other Democrat, who could be a check on some of President Donald Trump's likely excesses: John McCain.

    The president-elect and the five-term Republican from Arizona are almost polar opposites on issues ranging from service and public...

11/08/2016 - 10:00am

    Barack Obama enters the twilight of his presidency as a popular and respected figure, in no small part because he has run an honest and ethical administration.

    Polls show Obama earning approval ratings topping 50 percent despite deep divisions over...

11/08/2016 - 7:45am

    It's often said that the only candidates who could lose to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Here's one indication that it's more than a wry joke.

    The latest Bloomberg Politics national poll asked...

11/08/2016 - 6:15am

    One word describes this U.S. presidential election: dismal. That has ominous implications for the important tasks of governing over the next several years.

    Elections in which big issues are joined have value because they provide a governance agenda to be debated and decided.

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11/02/2016 - 6:00pm

    Michelle Obama, making her first joint campaign appearance with Hillary Clinton in North Carolina on Oct. 27, suggested the state is ground zero in this election. That's routine rhetoric; it also may be true.

    In the maze of color-coded maps and...

10/30/2016 - 4:00pm

    One question put to a dozen "persuadable voters" in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday night didn't elicit a single response: Which presidential candidate do you like? Another, though, produced a unanimous show of hands: Do you dislike both?

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