Eleanor Clift

Family Ties

Michelle Nunn wants to end the Democrats' losing streak in Georgia and win back her father's Senate seat.

The 'Former Member' Club

This is the time of year when Congress is in transition and defeated politicians get together to reflect on what went wrong and to share their pain across party lines. "There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington. It's called former member," said Texas Rep. Chet Edwards.

The Next Nancy Pelosi?

As the Democratic caucus convened this week in D.C., California freshman Representative-elect Karen Bass was preparing to leave behind one budget mess and take on an even bigger one.