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One of the most conservative senators still finds himself challenged by the Tea Party
Is the Pope a Socialist?
Pope Francis has thrilled billions with his humility, and his mission to embrace the poor. It’s been great PR for the Church, but will the Vatican clergy (and Rush Limbaugh) allow him to carry out his radical plan?
Can Paul Ryan Sell the Budget Deal to Fuming Conservatives?
Well-heeled outside groups hate the compromise and are already talking revenge.
Republican Civil War Reaches Texas as the Tea Party Fields a Candidate Against Cornyn
One of the most conservative incumbents still finds himself challenged for his Senate seat.
Merry Christmas! Join the Breadline!
Unless Congress continues unemployment benefits, the new year is going to be tough for millions of jobless Americans.
The Sound of One Hand Clapping
No one in Congress is talking about a deal, and that has insiders thinking one’s possible
One Clue Budget Negotiations Are Going Well: Silence
No one in Congress is talking about a deal, and that has insiders thinking one’s possible.
The Perils of Whistle-Blowing
He tried to pull the plug on Pakistan’s nuclear bomb program. His career blew up instead
Old Family Democrats Sing the Song of the South
Familiar names may be the key to Obama’s party retaking parts of the old Confederacy
Why Health Insurance Is a Crummy Deal
Yes, insurance is good to have, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good value for everyone
Crooks at the Top
The impeccably upright Germans are reeling from a succession of financial scandals involving high-ups from the president to a Catholic bishop
A New Tack for the GOP: Helping the Poor
Scott Walker and Paul Ryan vie to put to rest Romney’s corrosive remarks about “the 47 percent."
Some Art’s Painful by Design
To protest the police state a Russian performance artist mutilates himself in a way that is shocking, but not as novel as it sounds
Boehner: Torn Between the Tea Party and Electoral Success
Both parties will lose if immigration reform doesn’t pass – though the Republicans will be the bigger loser.
Rock Meets Hard Place
House Speaker John Boehner promises immigration reform, but can he deliver?
Muzzling the Freedom of Information Act
Government to authors: We’re not showing you public records because you’re not journalists
Kentucky's Political Derby
Mitch McConnell has tied his reelection to the Affordable Care Act's failure. Too bad it's doing well in his home state
Republican Hopefuls Stake Out Their Foreign Policy Positions
Rubio, Paul and Cruz hope to please neo-Con hawks and isolationist doves all at the same time.
Obamacare Is Key In Kentucky Senate Race
Mitch McConnell has tied his fate - and reelection - to the Affordable Care Act. Too bad it's doing well in Kentucky.
The Biggest Little CIA Shop You’ve Never Heard Of
The domestic National Resources Division might sound like a cushy gig to the James Bond spies, but it has its ways of making you talk
The Burgundy Backchannel
Behind the secret talks that may lead to a nuclear weapons breakthrough with Iran
Can He Rebound?
Fixing health care is paramount, but President Obama has other ways to avoid three years of nothingness
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Fixing health care is paramount, but President Obama has other options to avoid three years of nothingness.
And They're Off
What Christie and McAuliffe mean for the 2016 presidential race
We’re All on Crack
A morbid fascination with the urban drug somehow casts Toronto mayor Rob Ford as a cultural adventurer
Too Buggy To Hack
Thanks to its elaborate computer filing system, the CIA has secrets that not even Snowden could find
Can Paul Ryan Dodge the Friendly Fire?
The budget negotiations are a conspicuous test of faith for the former conservative darling
Edward Snowden On Line Two
Will Congress agree to a Skype testimony from the NSA whistleblower?
The Tea Party Moves On
Suddenly no one wants to recall the shutdown was meant to kill the Affordable Care Act
Are Churches Making America Poor?
Atheists on Capitol Hill have a way to balance the budget: Crack down on churches with crooked books