Nancy Pelosi and John Kerry just blinked. After resisting Republican calls for yet another investigation into the 2012 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, and after resisting calls for the Secretary of State to testify, they have both suddenly folded. A full scale capitulation. Or is it?
Herewith, a legend's final studio recording, a great day at Coachella, notes on heroic forensics and a decade and a half of failed immigration legisla...
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) recently published an orotund statement predicated on a lie, betting that Hispanic Americans are incapable of distinguishing between fact and fiction.
Gay marriage is becoming legal in so many states, it's hard to keep up these days. As federal court after federal court strikes down laws against marriage equality, some politicians have realized it's a losing battle.
As much as it pains me to make this statement, it hurts more knowing that the Republican Party is destroying America through its histrionics and prede...
Veterans are an example that patriotism isn't something you say or feel, it's something you do. What happened on the Hill last week and what will happen there in the coming weeks can turn out to be a very good thing, if we seize the moment.
The GOP brand has become a foul-tasting stew of wars against women, insults against seniors, alienation of Hispanics, dog-whistle undertones of racism against blacks, abusive congressional hearings and internecine warfare of Republican against Republican. Thank you, Karl Rove.
There was a noticeable change this week. Republicans as a whole seem to be pivoting away from their stated singular campaign theme of "Obamacare is the root of all the country's problems."
Benghazi has turned into an investigation about talking points. It has become a political rallying cry for Republicans, who see it as the gift that will keep on giving all the way to November 2016, while overlooking similar such incidents under Republican presidents.
Already the GOP has bet heavily that its obsession with Obamacare will bolster its political position -- a bet that increasingly looks like a loser. Now, in its never-ending attempts to mollify the tea party fringe, the GOP leadership has turned down another political blind alley.
The average net worth of the 41 GOP senators who opposed the first minimum wage increase in half a decade is $6.26 million.
Despite significant public support for continuing long-term unemployment benefits -- with polls showing Americans by a two-to-one margin favor extended benefits -- Speaker Boehner continues to give the same excuses for inaction.
Thousand of people who should be on slabs in a morgue are walking our streets. Worse still, they are going to work in the morning.
Over the course of the next two months, the Tea Party movement may become to be seen (to mix a few metaphors) as more of a paper tiger than the tail that wags the Republican dog. To put it a little more concretely, the Tea Party may be losing some of its outsized influence over the Republican Party.
This week, the House Ways and Means Committee is poised to demonstrate exactly how the rules get rigged. Beginning on Tuesday, the committee will mark up a series of bills on corporate tax breaks -- known as "extenders" because they have been extended regularly every year or two for over a decade.
There were two political stampedes this week, both towards and then back away from the same man: rancher Cliven Bundy. So, at least for the spectators, it was an amusing week in politics.