Let's get on with the remaining 2016 best and worst awards. One warning: it's a very long column, so we encourage readers to pace themselves.
Despite his ideological kinship with the anti-government crowd, Paul Ryan is the embodiment of the troika of money, power, and politics that corrupts and controls the capital, the very thing the tea partiers detest.
In the past few weeks Americans were treated to what those of us who know her and have followed her life and career have always known: Hillary Clinton is brilliant, complicated, a policy wonk, cares about people, and has a great sense of humor.
What a great dozen-day stretch Hillary Clinton has just had. First a very impressive performance in the first Democratic presidential debate. Followed...
The Confederacy wasn't even a system of states' rights. It was this mentality that each and every rebellious legislator was a king, and knew better than anyone else. Every other legislator was an opponent standing in the way.
The point of the GOP's Hillary email obsession is the same as its pounding of her for her alleged missteps and conniving on Benghazi. That is to embarrass and discredit her as a 2016 presidential candidate.
This is Chris Wallace. In the wake of Joe Biden taking himself out of the race for President, I interviewed the Vice President at his official reside...
Think about that for a minute; because what if, instead of drafting Ryan, the GOP was trying to convince Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to become Speaker? If she had made the same declaration about the sacredness of her family time, it's a safe bet that that mother of three small kids would have suffered some serious pushback, possibly the career ending kind.
This Thursday, Hillary Clinton will appear (once again) in front of the latest congressional committee to investigate Benghazi. The first seven investigations have turned up precisely nothing, but that didn't stop Republicans from trying one last time to do political damage.
It is time to cease the operations of the Special Committee on Benghazi. This taxpayer-sponsored witch-hunt must come to an end now. It is a textbook example of what Secretary Clinton's husband aptly labeled "the politics of personal destruction."
It now appears there is little rationale left for Joe Biden to enter the Democratic primary. The question of how Hillary would do with the attacks on her from Republicans over her emails and Benghazi are all being answered in her favor.
The conservative House Freedom Caucus, Has given a whole new meaning to "raucous." They took down Leader McCarthy, Humiliating the Grand Old Party.
The Select Committee has become the longest and one of the least active congressional investigations in history. It has held only three hearings in more than sixteen months. It has spent approximately 4.7 million taxpayer dollars.
John Boehner's decision to step down as Speaker of the House has set off a fierce battle that underscores the systemic problems facing today's Republican Party.
Colorado Congressman Ken Buck likes to sound like a Tea Party extremist on talk radio and then go back to Washington and compromise. And talk radio hosts don't seem to care. But in Washington, Buck compromises.
No matter who becomes the next Speaker of the House, it's reassuring that the second person in the line of presidential succession won't be best known for turning tragedies into unfair investigations of political enemies like Kevin McCarthy.