The GOP remains so obstinate and unwilling to give the White House even the tiniest of victories they filibustered a Cabinet appointment... from their own party.
The Republican Party was done a disservice last night. It was a bashing session of President Obama when it could have been a grand opportunity to show the direction the GOP is moving in.
If Paul and Rubio's speeches are any indication of where the Republican Party is heading, it looks like the 2016 nominating season will be more substantive than 2012.
His fifth State of the Union speech this week gives President Obama a perfect opportunity to proclaim to all of America that he will preserve the freedom to engage in collective action. It's an important moment for him to say the word 'union' loudly.
It's the establishment crazies versus the Tea Party crazies. What could be more fun for a raging lib than to see right-wingers eating their own?
POLITICO senior white house reporter, Glenn Thrush, recently spoke with us about the evolution of President Obama. Looking at the very progressive ina...
Instead of washing his hands of the process and resigning our budget to an avoidable fate, Mr. Ryan should join with members on both sides of the aisle and in both chambers of Congress to avoid that outcome.
For the fastest most complete disappearance in political history, Mitt Romney. They must have powered him down, folded him up and placed him back into the original packaging.
Many people might be overestimating the ability of the president's advocacy arm, Organizing for America -- stocked with former campaign staff, target-data lists and tactics honed in 2012 -- to effect change in Washington.
Hey, in this country of inflationary inequality, gerrymandering, hanging chads and corporations that are people too, my friend -- the lottery seems to us like the last bastion of true democracy!
The second inauguration of President Barack Obama proved many things. For all the men who have had a misstep that they could not recover from, seeing Obama defy those obstacles yet again was a revelation in itself.
Earlier in his career, McCain seemed like a man on his way to becoming a rightly celebrated nonconformist. I don't know which is the more depressing prospect -- that John McCain lost his soul along the way or that he never really had one.
With another presidential election cycle and inauguration behind us, it might be worth noting something that may be an indicator of which presidential candidate will actually win -- no matter which party he (or she) -- represents.
Unable to win the last two presidential elections, even with the help of unlimited corporate spending and undemocratic voting restrictions, Republicans are now trying to change the rules of the game again.
A goal for progressives should be to dislodge the debates around the electoral college and the filibuster from their partisan and temporary foundations, and make them into broader discussions about American democracy and its future.
Happy anniversary! One year ago, January 23, at a GOP presidential debate in Florida, Mitt Romney first announced his support for self-deportation and set the stage for his loss in November.