Texas Rep. Ron Paul won the 2010 CPAC straw poll tonight, a victory that will further energize his already enthusiastic supporters but will have little effect on the coming presidential contest. Paul, who ran for president in 2008, took 31...
For an hour earlier today, we fielded questions from Fixistas about the emerging developments in the Indiana Senate race, who else might retire and, of course, our ongoing search for a sponsor for our "Live Fix" chat.
It's hard out there for a governor. The national economic slowdown has forced the hand of almost every governor in the country -- forcing them to make a politically unsavory choice between raising taxes and cutting services to keep their budgets in balance.
Indiana Rep. Brad Ellsworth has decided to seek the seat being vacated by Sen. Evan Bayh and will announce his intentions in a statement to be released in the next few hours, according to a source briefed on the matter.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will address the conservative CPAC conference today at 10 am, a coming-out-party of sorts for the little known governor who has his eye on a presidential bid in 2012.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney derided President Barack Obama for having "failed" to deliver on the promises of his Administration and sought to paint Republican obstruction as a beneficial thing for the country in a speech delivered today at a gathering of conservatives in Washington.
A few weeks back, we asked Fixistas for their suggestions for the best political books ever written. And, after sorting through literally hundreds of suggestions, we published our list. But, in the midst of compiling the best of the best in political books, a number of Fixistas suggested we build a similar list of the top political movies of all time.
Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh's surprise retirement earlier this week appears set to create a domino effect in the state's Democratic politics that is exposing age-old tensions between House and Senate party strategists
President Barack Obama will travel to Denver, Colorado later today to raise money for appointed Sen. Michael Bennet. Obama will participate in a $25 per person fundraiser at the Fillmore Auditorium (roughly 3,000 are expected to attend) and then a $1,000 per plate event at the Sheraton.
The Fix chatted with the folks at "The Rundown" -- the Newhour's blog -- earlier today about the one-year anniversary of the economic stimulus package and about what Sen. Evan Bayh's (D-Ind.) retirement means for the political landscape.
In the immediate aftermath of Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh's surprise retirement on Monday, speculation about his political future (if any) has run rampant with most commentators focusing on a single remark on his speech.
The prominence of former Vice President Dick Cheney (again) in the debate over terrorism and national security speaks to a remarkable void of authoritative voices on those issues among the aspiring 2012 Republican presidential field. The likely field is currently dominated by former governors (Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin) and a current governor (Tim Pawlenty) who have next-to-no experience with matters of national security and terrorism, having served only as chief executives of their states.
Today marks one year since President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka the economic stimulus package) and the fight over whether it was necessary or effective rages on
Every day in this space we seek to look into the political future -- sometimes successfully and sometimes not. (Hopefully more the former than the latter!) New polling out of CNN/Opinion Research Corporation highlights the difficulty in doing just that.
Indiana Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh's decision not to run for re-election is a massive shock to the political system, the full ramifications of which won't be fully known for weeks or months.
With Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh's (D) announcement Monday that he will not seek a third term in 2010, there is real talk of the Senate majority now being in play in this fall's election.
National Democrats -- stunned by Sen. Evan Bayh's (D) retirement on Monday -- continued to mull their options to replace the popular two-term incumbent.
Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh will not seek re-election this year, he said Monday, a decision that hands Republicans a prime pickup opportunity in the middle of the country.
The twin appearances by current Vice President Joe Biden and former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday talk shows was highly anticipated by political junkies and by and large delivered.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney took after the Obama Administration on several fronts -- most notably for its approach to national security matters -- in an interview with ABC's Jon Karl this morning. Cheney took umbrage with the President's initial...