When we look at the data, veteran lawmakers represent their constituents in much the same way as 'new' lawmakers.
Twitterverse explodes after President Obama's 'no strategy' gaffe of gaffes. Good to know that journalists covering the presidency are not the types to exaggerate an incident for the sake of wooing viewers or increasing site visits.
The number of Americans who have joined the Islamic State is unclear. The figure cited Sunday by Rep. Mike Rogers might be high, some groups say, but there are 'legitimate concerns about this issue.'
If President Obama's acting on his own on immigration before the election prompts more Republican voters to go to the polls in swing states, it could end up costing the Democrats the Senate. That's why he may put off executive action.
Jesse Benton, who also managed Ron Paul's 2008 and '12 presidential campaigns, said that he did not want to become a 'distraction' in Mitch McConnell's reelection bid.
Sam Wang gives Democrats a 72 percent chance of keeping control of the Senate. It's not a widely held view, but he did accurately predict every Senate race in 2012. Here's why the pundits may be underestimating Democrats this year.
The Islamic State is an unexpected challenge for the Obama White House. Still, presidents are not supposed to admit that they don't have a strategy for dealing with a huge national security problem.
Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is facing a tough reelection fight this fall, and her opponents will do all they can to keep the revelation about her home status in the news.
If NATO reports are true, it would appear that Russia has decided to significantly ramp up its involvement in the rebellion in eastern Ukraine. Vladimir Putin apparently isn't fazed by economic sanctions. It's not clear what the West can do to deter him.
Tan suits aren't that bad. What’s been lost in a lot of the Twitter uproar is that they used to be standard Washington summer wear for men. This writer had three of them and wore one virtually every day from May to October.
President Obama's statement that 'we don't have a strategy yet' for dealing with the Islamic State fired up critics. But if a more comprehensive military response is needed, Congress needs to be part of the discussion.
Data show that voters' opinions of Bill Clinton have a significant impact on their opinions of Hillary Clinton, and the connection is strongest among independents and Republicans.
According to one calculation, the United Kingdom would be the second-poorest US state. More than that, Americans are richer at almost every income level. The US just has more money.
The steady increase of US airstrikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq raises the prospect of a war powers fight with Congress on the eve of midterm elections – and none too soon.