President Obama told his young supporters at George Washington University and watching online Tuesday night that voters must see the election as a choice between Republicans and Democrats. But he himself failed to make that choice clear.
The most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows Clinton to be a lot more popular than Obama, even though they have such similar policies. What does this say about the American public?
Leading conservative commentators and magazines, such as National Review and its star Ramesh Ponnuru, are defending the GOP "Pledge to America" from criticisms of its health-care and budget proposals. But their defenses are weak.
The Republican senatorial candidate from Delaware has been caught fibbing about her academic credentials. Isn't that more elitist than having actually gone to those schools, which Republicans always attack Obama and his circle for?
On Friday night Bill Maher showed a clip on his HBO program from his former show, "Politically Incorrect," in which O'Donnell declared, "Evolution is a myth." She went on to ask, "Why aren't monkeys still evolving into humans?" So we asked an evolution expert on her behalf.
The public supports Democrats on tax cuts and letting gays serve openly in the military, and yet this week Democrats failed to pass either proposal, or to even score points against Republicans for blocking them.
Democrats' luck in Delaware just keeps getting better, with the news that O'Donnell's GOP primary opponent won't back her. But they should not read too much into the news. Every other Republican is lining up behind O'Donnell and other Tea Party insurgents who won GOP primaries.
President Obama's proposal to extend the Bush tax cuts would mean big savings for rich people, even though the cuts in their taxes on income over $200,000 would not be extended. And yet self-described deficit hawks in the Senate's Democratic caucus say that's still not enough for the handful of rich people in their home states.
Joyce Johnson is challenging veteran Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) in Tuesday's Democratic primary. But even in this "anti-establishment" year, and even with The New York Times's endorsement, beating an incumbent is no easy task, and she's finding that campaigning is a major challenge.
President Obama wants to address America's deficient infrastructure and create jobs by spending $50 billion on rehabilitation. But would it be spent wisely?
Everyone got worked up about whether former senator Alan Simpson, who is co-chairing the president's deficit-reduction commission, was being offensive in his recent comments about Social Security when what really matters is that he was being inaccurate and nonsensical.
The TV commentator says that he will "reclaim the civil-rights movement" from progressives who have hijacked it for their own agenda. Instead, he distorts and disrespects it.
Republicans may have thought they found a wedge issue in the proposed Islamic Center in lower Manhattan. But the only people excited by it are their base.
After former vice president Dan Quayle's son Ben came out with a dramatic campaign commercial in his race for Arizona's Third Congressional District seat, it seemed as if he would be the district's YouTube sensation. But his foe, Pamela Gorman, has her own aggressive ad.
The real reason we are fretting over the debt is not its economic consequences, it is public ignorance and the politicians who pander to it.
Republicans say that tax cuts for the wealthy must be extended to protect the economy and small businesses, even though neither would be affected by their lapse.
A movement to strip birthright citizenship out of the Constitution contradicts the political and policy goals of the former Bush administration.
Writing on her Facebook page, Palin calls negative interpretations of her interaction with an Alaskan teacher "spin." It's new-media damage control 101.