Margaret Carlson

01/15/2017 - 12:00pm

    Back in October, when the release of a recording of Donald Trump boasting of groping women rocked the presidential campaign, Sen. Jeff Sessions minimized the severity of his candidate's comments: "I don't characterize that as sexual assault. I think that's a stretch." He advised the Republican leadership to "take a deep...

12/31/2016 - 10:00am

    Like North Dakota's whooping cranes and black-footed ferrets, Heidi Heitkamp is part of an endangered species. Less than two years from now, the first-term Democratic senator will be running for re-election in a state where Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by 36 percentage points. Even for a...

12/12/2016 - 7:00pm

    Choosing Mitt Romney to be his secretary of state would be the most presidential thing Donald Trump could do.

    But that doesn't mean he's going to do it.

    Deciding who will be the country...

12/01/2016 - 8:00am

    Walk in to Comet Ping Pong, a neighborhood restaurant about two miles from the White House, and you don't think," Satanic den." You think, "How long will I have to wait to get a table," and "Geez, there are a lot of kids in here."

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11/20/2016 - 11:00am

    There will be the temptation to see Hillary Clinton's defeat as evidence that a woman can't rise to the top. If we're not careful, the dominant gender will whisper in the backroom, let's not nominate one of them again.

    But it will...

10/22/2016 - 6:00pm

    Few Republican candidates have been flummoxed more by Donald Trump's presence at the top of the ticket than Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.

    Running for a second term against Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, Ayotte has the party's...

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