Kentucky's new Republican senator and member of the Tea Party caucus is proposing socially conservative legislation.
On Friday afternoon, when congressional Republicans chose Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to give their official response to the State of the Union address, Democrats must have been thrilled.
Liberals are criticizing the Tea Party movement for its supposed ties to the school board in Wake County, N.C., which is removing the county's longstanding school-integration system. But those ties are tenuous.
Leading conservative politicians and pundits are suggesting that the assault-weapons ban would violate the Second Amendment. It wouldn't.
Coming on the heels of President Obama's choice of Bill Daley as his new chief of staff, the selection of Bruce Reed from the Democratic Leadership Council to run Vice President Biden's staff is causing concern on the left.
Bill Daley, whom President Obama has just named to be his new chief of staff, is a banker, former Treasury secretary under Bill Clinton, and the brother and son of Chicago mayors. This may sound like a fairly typical Obama appointment, but it is actually a significant shift.
Bernie Madoff's victims who made a profit are being sued by a government-appointed trustee. The purpose is to reclaim profits withdrawn in the last six years to pay back people who withdrew less than they put in. Is that fair?
A bill to let gays serve openly in the military has passed Congress. It is a huge win for gay rights, but not a comprehensive one.
Why this week's federal district court ruling is only the start of the debate over whether the individual mandate to buy health insurance is unconstitutional.
Experts say that taking legislation hostage to pass something an individual senator or group of senators wants is common, but the current blanket legislative filibuster is more extreme.
Republican Sens. Jim DeMint of South Carolina and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma were Tea Partiers before the term existed. Staunch fiscal and social conservatives who are unafraid to alienate colleagues with principled but unpopular crusades, DeMint and Coburn have long been scourges of wasteful government spending, no matter how small.
With Monday's proposal to freeze the wages of federal employees Obama has angered his base in exchange for modest deficit reduction, and no support from Republicans. So what is he thinking?
Washington can seem like a Venn diagram where the two circles—Republicans and Democrats—will never touch. But on the issue of education reform, the two parties may be able to come together.
Investment banker and Clinton administration veteran Roger Altman is rumored to be a likely replacement for Larry Summers, and the left is not pleased.
Joe Miller becomes the fourth Tea Party–affiliated GOP Senate nominee to lose. Is the Tea Party hurting Republicans more than it is helping them?
Tea Party Patriots is asking its members to call Republican senators and demand that they vote next Tuesday to forgo all earmarks, calling it "our first battle with the newly empowered GOP."