Government

10/30/2014 - 2:30pm

    As 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton joins her party's push to survive the challenges it faces in the Nov. 4 midterm congressional elections, she is taking a page from the comeback playbook of another one-time presidential loser: Richard Nixon in 1966.

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10/30/2014 - 2:29pm

    Justice Anthony Kennedy doesn't strike me as the kind of guy I'd want to share a beer and a brat with, or be stuck next to on a long flight. But I would like for the most influential swing voter on the Supreme Court to step away from his legal aerie...

10/30/2014 - 2:27pm

    I'm always thinking back to that lunch in Kennebunkport, because I saw it all there: what drove George W. Bush toward the presidency; what shaped so many of his decisions in office.

    I was...

10/30/2014 - 2:26pm

   A fear has spread across the U.S. that has nothing to do with Ebola. White hazmats suits will be popular on Halloween, but on election day, many voters will be most frightened by the prospect of those in black robes who don't share their political...

10/30/2014 - 2:26pm

    There's a TV ad that's been running in Louisiana:

    It's evening and a mom is tucking in her baby. Getting a nice text from dad, who's away on a trip. Then suddenly - dark shadow on...

10/30/2014 - 2:03pm

    The most striking thing about the U.S. midterm elections is how little most of the country seems to care. It isn't as though nothing will change: If the Republican Party wins control of the Senate, as the prognosticators are saying, that will have...

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