Last night, Senator Thad Cochran pulled off an upset of sorts, by defeating his Tea Party primary challenger in the rematch atmosphere of a "top two" runoff election. His chance of victory had been seen by many (at least before the election results began coming in) as increasingly unlikely -- which is why the political world is abuzz over what just happened down in the Magnolia State.
The shutdown alone reduced economic activity in the United States by at least $24 billion and cut growth in the current quarter by as much as 0.6 percent. But that is just the beginning of a much grimmer inventory of suffering.
Nan Hayworth is presenting herself as a moderate Republican -- a good idea, since her district, where I live, is as purple as they come, voting for Democrats and Republicans alike. But it's also a falsehood.
Last week as the Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of President Obama's landmark legislation the Affordable Care Act, a familiar drama was playing out on the steps of the High Court.
mAlice in Wonderland: A Tea Party Fable adapts Lewis Carroll's The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland to our ongoing political dystopia at the hands of the Tea Party.
As Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce replaced three members on the state's Ethics Committee over an investigation of a colleague's domestic abuse charges, his own campaign in the upcoming recall election spiraled deeper into allegations of fraud and ethic violations.
There are two things that have distinguished the tea party. With the help of an awestruck, fawning media, it has been able to harness public disaffect...
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus has released the following statement concerning the continuing and dangerous deterioration of the U.S. economy.
I'm still trying to dig up the quote. I know it was President Obama, and I know it was at least a few months ago, and I'm pretty sure I can picture...
Sarah Palin's political action committee is using a trademarked name for her current bus tour, opening her up to major liabilities that could potentially cause her to lose her bus.
It's time for Michele Bachmann to have a reality check and steer clear of the reality-TV tactics. The least she could do is support our veterans like she promised.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski may well have done what few thought she could do: make history. She could become the first U.S. senator since 1954 to win a c...
Win or lose, the Tea Party movement will come away from the elections triumphant, having injected into the GOP a group of candidates pledged to the dismantling of government and wed to the religious right.
When Miller got caught doing something wrong -- using his colleagues' computers to advance his own political interests -- he lied about it repeatedly, records released under court order show.
Friday's Phoenix Tea Party Express rally, which took place outside the State Capitol at noon, was in some ways predictable, and in some ways totally unexpected.