The Benghazi hearings damage a political career. (Hint: It's not Hillary Clinton's.) ...
Go ahead and support Hillary Clinton, those of you for whom having the first female president is the top priority. She is by far preferable to Carly F...
Speaking in Boston this week to a crowd of 20,000, Sanders was aware he was holding the largest Democratic Primary rally ever held in the history Massachusetts. His numbers beat the 10,000 person crowd Obama pulled to see him in 2008.
As Democrats get ready for a presidential debate in Las Vegas, it's clear that the Elizabeth Warren wing of American politics has fundamentally shifted the ground on which candidates will stand Tuesday night.
Can Bernie be elected? To be sure. If elected, could he be effective? Absolutely. Does his candidacy threaten the Democratic Party? Absolutely not; quite the contrary. What Bernie's rapid rise demonstrates is his own strength, flowing from the power of his ideas.
Giant Wall Street banks continue to threaten the well-being of millions of Americans, but what to do? Bernie Sanders says break them up and resurrect the Glass-Steagall Act that once separated investment from commercial banking. Hillary Clinton says charge them a bit more and oversee them more carefully. Most Republicans say don't worry.
Political commentator Michael Kinsley once said that a political gaffe occurs when a politician accidentally tells the truth. The man who will probably be the Republican-elected Speaker of the House just spoke truth.
A close look at Mrs. Clinton's proposal to address the bad behavior of high-frequency traders leaves me concerned that the candidate is thinking more like Val, her SNL alter-ego, than a seasoned legislator and policy wonk.
But what was supposed to be a discussion titled "Road to the Election: A Campaign Preview" ultimately morphed into a conversation about the one -- and the certainly only -- Donald Trump.
I don't believe Hillary Clinton's recent announcement that she opposes the awful Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is sincere. She hasn't just done this once. She did it before, on NAFTA. She has, in fact, a long record of verbally criticizing free-trade agreements, but then supporting them when in office.
Most striking in the presidential campaign right now is the extent to which all of the major Democratic candidates have endorsed populist economic and political reforms. All three leading candidates have plans to raise taxes on the rich, crack down on corporate tax havens and loopholes, and limit capital gains tax breaks for investors. All support raising the minimum wage, guaranteeing paid family leave and paid vacation days, and empowering workers to organize and bargain collectively. All call for curbing the role of big money in politics. All favor action on climate change and a larger public investment in infrastructure and R&D. The contrast with the Republican field is stark and clear. The growing populist movement in this country is driving this debate.
The NRA is doing all it can to make it easier for practically anyone to get anything from a revolver to a high-capacity, semi-automatic weapon without having to suffer the indignity of a background check.
Now that Rep. Kevin McCarthy has bowed out of the race to replace House Speaker John Boehner, there's only one logical choice to replace him: Washington Congresswoman Catherine McMorris Rodgers.
Hillary Clinton's political life revolves about the certainty of a vast right-wing conspiracy, its existence again disproven, this time by McCarthyism and its fallout. If there were a conspiracy, Kevin McCarthy would not have spilled the beans, and Republicans would not react so stupidly.
You think the public doesn't realize that your fingerprints are all over this thing? What do people think the Secretary of State does, for heaven's sake? Negotiate the nation's treaties, among other things. And you were the good soldier, plugging away at this agreement, for years and years before you suddenly didn't like it.
Die, monster, die! Every time you think that beast called the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- TPP for short -- is finished, it comes back like a bad penny; or in this case, trillions and trillions and trillions of bad pennies.