Margaret Carlson

10/23/2014 - 2:33pm

    In this age of public disgust with politicians, it's not surprising that Larry Pressler is within striking distance of winning the open Senate seat in South Dakota by riding a campaign to clean up Washington.

    The movie vividly re-creates the...

08/07/2014 - 3:26pm

    Fresh from helping save Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi from a tea party upstart, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is on the verge of endorsing an embattled Senate Democrat. According to the New York Times's Joe Nocera, national political director Rob Engstrom told the heads of the chamber's regional groups...

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    Every so often, we get a poignant reminder of what has been lost now that letter writing has been replaced by texting, emoticons or nothing at all, if you're a politician afraid to commit anything to paper for fear it will show up on page one or be read aloud by a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