The recently-concluded Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington amounted to a sort of tryout for those Republican elected officials hoping to exert influence on the future direction of the party.
Embattled New York Gov. David Paterson (D) will not seek re-election this fall, a bow to the inevitable given his low poll numbers and a recent controversy surrounding one of his top aides.
The health care summit now in the books, the political spin show has taken over as to what it meant -- and who won
After spending our day watching the high-stakes or, at the very least high-profile, health care summit at Blair House, we came up with a list of winners and losers from the proceedings.
Starting at around 10 am this morning and lasting for as long as our fingers can take it, we'll be live tweeting the much-hyped bipartisan health care summit at Blair House.
With the bipartisan health care summit today at the White House blotting out the political sun, we are dedicating the entire "Morning Fix" to the five things you should watch for at today's meeting.
A group of touted Republican House candidates expressed support for a 1994-style "Contract with America" in advance of the coming midterms elections during a sitdown with reporters today in Washington.
Meghan Stapleton, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's most prominent political adviser, is resigning her post to spend more time with her family, she said today.
As a kid -- ok, even now -- we were obsessed with the "choose your own adventure" books. Should I pick up the keys? Take the rocky path or the one by the ocean? Head for home? Oh, the choices! So, as we got to thinking about the best way to cover the dozens (and dozens) of competitive House races in the country this fall -- aside from the Friday Line, of course -- the idea of borrowing the choose your own adventure model seemed to make sense.
After weeks of taking incoming in the form of a series of surprising retirements and the loss of a special election race in Massachusetts, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (N.J.) is playing a little bit of offense this morning with an appearance at the Monitor Breakfast -- an almost-daily gathering of national political reporters.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney endorsed Sen. John McCain today, the latest in a series of high-profile endorsements for the Arizona Senator as he seeks to beat back a primary challenge from former Rep. J.D. Hayworth.
With just seven days left in what was expected to be the marquee primary fight of the 2010 election, Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) remains stuck behind Gov. Rick Perry (R) in a campaign that even her most ardent supporters acknowledge has been decidedly disappointing.
Heading into Thursday's health care summit, President Obama's job approval numbers are steady if unspectacular in the latest data out of Gallup.
Political handicapper Charlie Cook said that it was "very hard to come up with a scenario where Democrats don't lose the House" in an interview with National Journal late last week.
The (un)official kickoff of the 2012 Republican presidential primary fight over the past week has brought one issue clearly to the fore: what to do about former President George W. Bush?
The political positioning for Thursday's televised health care showdown -- er, summit -- began in earnest on the Sunday talk shows as Republicans sought to stake out their rhetorical ground and set expectations for what is surely the most anticipated health care event in modern memory