The Fix had a chance to sit down recently with the Post's senior political reporter Dan Balz and former Post reporter Haynes Johnson to discuss their new book: "The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election".
Earlier today we held our first official Fix chat.
The old axiom that one man's trash is another man's treasure holds true in the world of politics as well.
The suds summit -- examined.
Hoping to regain momentum in the health care fight, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is planning an August offensive against more than two dozen Republican House members that aims to paint them as roadblocks to reform.
The Powers-That-Be at the Post have seen fit to reward the Fix with a weekly live online chat beginning tomorrow. We are calling it, creatively, "The Live Fix".
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will introduce himself to member of the Republican National Committee gathered in San Diego as a GOPer who has cracked the code on wooing independents and Democrats to his cause, according to excerpts of his speech provided to the Fix.
That's the percentage of people in the NBC/Wall Street Journal who saw disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is handling health care as compared to 41 percent who approve of his handling of the issue.
A slew of new national polls released over the last 24 hours show Republicans narrowing what had been a wide gap on the generic ballot question -- "do you plan to vote for the Democratic candidate or the Republican candidate in 2010" -- over the past two elections, results that suggest the GOP may be on its road to recovery on the Congressional level. Let's first look at the data.
President Barack Obama will sit down for a photo op, er, beer today with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Cambridge police officer James Crowley in hopes of putting his comments -- and the firestorm they provoked -- about the incident between the two men in his political rear view mirror.
Over the past few weeks, a number of regular Fix readers have reached out to discuss the comments section for this blog.
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's (R-Texas) announcement that she will resign her seat this fall sets off a rare Senate special election next spring.
80 That's the number of Democratic-held House seats that Republicans will target in 2010, according to National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R).
Former Gen. Colin Powell, the best known and most popular man Republican in the country, spent an hour last night with Larry King dissecting -- among other things -- the problems with the GOP and how to solve them.
Our post yesterday on the dearth of women in elected office (or running for elected office) who could be considered potential presidential candidates down the line sparked a series of suggestions regarding female politicians who we missed.
That's the number of Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee who voted for the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court today. (Thanks to C-SPAN for the video above.)
A report in the Associated Press that a former Countrywide official has told House and Senate investigators that Sen. Chris Dodd knew that he was part of the company's VIP loan program further complicates the Connecticut Democrat's re-election effort.
Now that we have the Friday Lines constantly displayed on the right hand side of the page, we also have the chance to update them whenever we like. Today we make our first major Line change -- dropping the Kentucky Senate race from the second slot to the fourth spot on the Line
An homage to the late, great governor of Alaska....
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is the Rodney Dangerfield of the Republic party: he gets no respect.
Kentucky Republican Sen. Jim Bunning bowed to political reality today, announcing that he would not seek a third term in 2010 -- a move that drastically increases Republicans' chances of holding the seat next fall.
Asked about the prospect of a woman winning the presidency during an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded: "I'm not going to pretend that running for president as a woman is not daunting....and it is....probably a path that doesn't appeal to a lot of women even in elective office because it is so difficult."
49 That's the number of House Democrats who sit in districts carried by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the 2008 election.
The Republican Governors Association announced this morning that Tim Pawlenty will serve as the organization's vice chair, the latest indication that the Minnesota governor is stepping up his national profile in advance of a likely presidential run in 2012.
Sarah Palin entered the next stage of a political career that has been defined by its unpredictability on Sunday as she formally stepped down as the governor of Alaska after roughly two and a half years on the job.