Albert R. Hunt

09/11/2014 - 2:04pm

    The battle for control of the Senate, the grand prize of the 2014 elections, with Republicans needing to win a net of a half-dozen seats to take charge, is well-framed after Labor Day.

    Republicans have the advantages of a friendly turf, the...

03/27/2014 - 3:33am

    On Friday, the Showtime cable- television channel will air "Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way," a documentary about her 1984 race for vice president. Although she was defeated, it was a seminal moment in politics that was validated by the subsequent extraordinary leap in the number of female...

03/13/2014 - 2:08am

    If Hillary Clinton doesn't run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 - and there's 1 chance in 5 of that - the party could have a nervous breakdown.

    On the national level, the Democratic bench is weaker, or more overshadowed, than at any time in...

03/13/2014 - 12:07am

    In today's bitterly polarized environment, the Internal Revenue Service has become even more of a whipping boy for politicians as it struggles with deep budget cuts and accusations of incompetence and, some say, illegal actions.

    That makes the tax-collection...

03/06/2014 - 2:37am

    Any suspicion that the political right, after suffering a defeat on the debt ceiling and facing threats from business donors, is losing its clout can be dismissed by the fight over the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

    The treaty...

02/13/2014 - 4:50pm

    Some Republicans envisioned a successful rope-a-dope strategy for this year's elections: Don't make mistakes, and let the Democrats stew in the juices of Obamacare and a strapped middle class.

    That take-no-risks approach is unraveling. Congressional...

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