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Primary Season

Tea Party's Influence on the Wane?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

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.

Tea Party Primary Problems

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year, several Tea Party challengers seem to be crashing and burning early in the process. This could be very good news for the Establishment Republican wing of the party. Rather than have a candidate implode in the general election, when candidates self-destruct before the primary then they never become the nominee in the first place.

Will Boehner Move On Immigration Reform?

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There seems to be an interesting round of speculation taking place in Washington over whether Speaker John Boehner will move on immigration reform in the House next year, and (if so) when he would do so.

Friday Talking Points -- Republican Sandwich Filling Hits The Fan

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One bit of minor calendar news before we get on with it: for the next two weeks, this column will be on hiatus. Instead, it will be pre-empted by our annual awards columns where we note the notable and laud the laudable from the past year.

Romney Seeks an America More Like China

Ted Kaufman | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Ted Kaufman

I've heard some surprising things from candidates during this primary season, but Mitt Romney's answer last Friday to a question about government regulation was in a league of its own.

Primary Season Could End In Conservatives' Dream

RealClearPolitics | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

For many conservative Republicans, the dream outcome of the primary season is a brokered convention. Disappointed in the four remaining choices, they ...

GOP: Do the Right Thing and Forfeit

Gavin Shulman | Posted 03.11.2012 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

We should be focusing on the things that really matter. Like Justin Timberlake's new beard. Love it or lose it? Now that's a poll worth participating in.

Democrats, Republicans See Turmoil After Primaries

The Wall Street Journal | Jonathan Weisman, John D. McKinnon AND Laura Meckler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The two major parties began the general election sprint Wednesday roiled by the fallout of a primary season marked by furiously anti-incumbent voters ...

Unity: Not Exactly Woodstock '69, But Close

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

It's the season premiere 2008 general election campaign. The music will be blaring, the crowd jumping, the loudspeakers booming. But the real story is that Democratic "unity" is well under way.

It's Over! Mostly! La Fin Du Primary Season

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Expect to hear a lot about Charlie Crist, Katherine Sebellius, Jim Webb, Bobby Jindal, Chuck Hagel, Joe Biden, Wes Clark, Tim Kaine, and, thanks to precedent, Jim Johnson -- but for now this is what we noticed from last night's coverage, in no particular order.