Margaret Carlson

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.

    It only took a few minutes for her...

08/07/2014 - 2:54pm

    Sen. Marco Rubio doesn't have much time for Democrats. But he does have two daughters. And so it was that Wednesday morning, he found himself standing in solidarity with a bipartisan group of senators that included Democrats Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill as they announced legislation to curb the...

07/31/2014 - 8:06pm

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry recognizes that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. Tuesday, wearing his smart glasses, his hands chopping the air, he called out the National Guard to go to the border to deal with the influx of more than 50,000 children crossing into the U.S. illegally.

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07/21/2014 - 1:35am

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky are the first would-be contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination to go mano-a-mano.

    The fight is sharply drawn. In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Perry warned of a growing "isolationism...

07/14/2014 - 3:00am

    Every so often, we get a poignant reminder of what has been lost now that letter writing has been replaced by texting, emoticons or nothing at all, if you're a politician afraid to commit anything to paper for fear it will show up on page one or be read aloud by a committee chairman on a tear.

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06/23/2014 - 3:51pm

    The tea party, joined by right-wing populists who just don't want to take it anymore, took out House Majority Leader Eric Cantor last week, and they didn't even get a lousy T-shirt for their trouble.

    Before you could say "Beltway," the third-ranking...

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