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Can Billionaires Buy Elections?
The Koch brothers think they can.
For Republicans, It’s Governors Vs. Senators
Cruz, Paul, Christie and the gang show their wares. Here's what we learned.
Republican Hopefuls Appear at Billionaire Koch Retreat
The summit was organized by brothers Charles and David Koch, successful industrialists who bankroll conservative causes across America.
Imagining the Jeb Bush-Mitt Romney Meeting
No cocktails but plenty of mansplaining.
Closing Gitmo: Obama Must Confront Congress
With a dwindling number of captives, the prison has become an expensive embarrassment.
Obama's Dead-on-Arrival State of the Union Proposals
Obama’s power now isn’t from his sensible but dead-on-arrival proposals. It’s from being the vetoer-in-chief.
It’s Still the Economy, Stupid: The State of Obama’s Union
Since his first State of the Union address, economic concerns have continued to dominate Barack Obama’s presidency. Which perhaps explains his gray hair.
Why So Many Republicans Didn’t Vote for John Boehner
The House speaker should be far bolder in his legislative program.
Boehner Survives Conservative Challenge and Is Re-Elected As U.S. House Speaker
Boehner received 216 of 408 votes, with a growing faction of dissident House Republicans opposing him
Barack and Bill: The Best of Frenemies
How the deal was done to get Bill Clinton help Obama be reelected.
Jeb Bush Makes Jab at Obama on Cuba
The presidential hopeful criticized the White House's move to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba.
Rand Paul on ISIS, Benghazi and Bringing U.S. Troops Home
The Republican presidential hopeful spells out where his foreign policy differs from his rivals.
The Hagel Doctrine: In His Own Words
Chuck Hagel’s resignation reveals a Defense Secretary at odds with the Obama administration and the Republican Party to which he belongs. So what did he think?
Talking Treason: Is Hatred of Obama Trumping Patriotism?
Because some Republicans object to Obama’s military policies, they think they have the right to try to tear apart the military
What If Boehner Wins His Lawsuit Against Obama?
The House speaker’s case may be a political stunt, but legally it’s no joke
Rand Paul Zaps Rick Perry on Immigration and Iraq
Fiscal doves and Neo-con hawks fight it out in the GOP
Losing Tea Party Candidate Refuses to Concede in Mississippi Runoff
Veteran U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi won in part thanks to black voters
Kevin McCarthy to Replace Cantor as GOP Picks Boehner Allies for Leadership
Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, already the third-ranking House Republican, was chosen to replace Eric Cantor as majority leader
Wisconsin’s Walker Part of 'Criminal Scheme,' Documents Allege
The allegations against Walker include a "concerted effort to circumvent Wisconsin's campaign finance contribution prohibitions, limitations and disclosure requirements"
How to Break the GOP’s Grip on the South
Registering millions of minority voters—and getting them to vote—could turn 13 states blue
Eric Cantor Won't Rule Out a Political Future
Cantor was toppled in Tuesday's Virginia primary by college economics professor David Brat, who had the support of small-government Tea Party activists.
Shock Defeat for Cantor Leaves Republicans with a Problem
Cantor’s loss could scare Republicans off immigration reform, even as demographics make them vulnerable
Graham, Cantor Face Tea Party Challenges in Republican Primaries
The Tea Party is seeking its first high-profile win after a string of losses, but they probably won't find them against Graham and Cantor
Texas Republican Party Adopts Discredited 'Reparative Therapy' for Gays
The initiative to include support of conversion therapy on the GOP’s platform was led by the Texas Eagle Forum, an influential pro-family organization
Democrats See Short Window for Bipartisan Action on Immigration
Democrats are offering Republicans a stark choice on immigration reform: Pass a bill, or President Obama will go it alone
The Tab for That Last Meal
Some conservatives argue the death penalty costs taxpayers too much and government can’t be trusted to get it right
Republican Establishment Jumps Into North Carolina Primary to Stop Fringe Candidates
The party is turning away from unelectable Tea Party–style candidates who have won GOP Senate nominations recently
Brothers in Arms
While the Kochs are powerful, their political clout doesn’t match the hype