Albert R. Hunt

10/30/2014 - 1:24pm

    If Republicans are in control of both houses of Congress next year - which is looking probable two weeks before the elections - House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell could use some guidance from North Carolina: Don't overreach.

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05/04/2014 - 10:44pm

    The widespread condemnation of the vile prejudice expressed by a professional-basketball-team owner and a Nevada rancher underscored the progress America has made on race.

    On the same day Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was banned from the game...

04/27/2014 - 11:44pm

    Here's a bit of good news for nervous Democrats: President Barack Obama's health-care law isn't going to be the albatross many feared it would be in this year's congressional elections. Enrollment has soared, and the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the program will cost less than...

04/27/2014 - 11:43pm

    President Barack Obama envisioned building a foreign-policy legacy in his second term: a nuclear deal with sanction-strapped Iran, an end to U.S. involvement in conflicts overseas, and a successful pivot to Asia, including a trans-Pacific trade pact.

    Fifteen months...

04/13/2014 - 8:24pm

    Two of the most skilled Republican members of the House of Representatives announced their retirement over the past 10 days. Their departure is unfortunate, but the hand-wringing over term limits for committee chairmen is misplaced.

    Ways and Means Committee Chairman...

04/03/2014 - 12:10am

    If Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate in this year's elections, it will be, as Vice President Joe Biden might put it more graphically, a big deal.

    Last week, elections handicapper Nate Silver gave a 60 percent probability that the Republicans would gain...

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