Margaret Carlson

09/18/2014 - 4:03pm

    Bob Smith may not have been the greatest legislator in his two terms as a U.S. senator from New Hampshire, but at least he was from the state he was running in.

    That can't be said of the winner Tuesday night in the New Hampshire Republican...

09/11/2014 - 2:49pm

    Sen. Kay Hagan, a North Carolina Democrat whose seat is a top target of Republicans to regain control of the Senate, walked into the debate hall in Raleigh Wednesday night looking sharp in a gray suit.

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09/04/2014 - 1:24pm

    It was all going so well for Texas Gov. Rick Perry -- until the indictment. His efforts to move past a disastrous 2012 presidential run that had become a reliable punch line for a senior moment seemed to be working.

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08/28/2014 - 3:00pm

    Bob McDonnell arrived Monday at the federal courthouse in Richmond, a few blocks from the mansion he once occupied as Virginia governor, to finally present his defense on charges of corruption. Shorn of the security detail and large staff he once enjoyed,...

08/19/2014 - 12:45am

    For most people, summer is a treasured time to cool your heels in a cottage by a lake or in a hammock in the backyard. It's not so simple for politicians. For them, deciding when and where to vacation can be perilous. Repair to a beach on the East Coast and you're an out-of-touch elitist; stay away too...

08/10/2014 - 7:07pm

    Romance, designer gowns, lavish parties, fast cars, private jets and lakeside mansions.

    The federal trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and his first lady on corruption charges features all that and more. If you're headed to the beach, the transcript...

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