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.
It's Washington, so sometimes your barista daughter just might wait on the president's daughter. But it's still a hoot, and Malia Obama seemed, well, normal.
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.
President Obama’s sagging job approval numbers are one big reason that forecasters say the odds are good the Senate will swing the GOP’s way. But other factors are weighing on Democratic chances, too.
Republicans need six seats to take back control of the Senate, but there is no sign yet that the GOP is headed for a massive win like what they saw in 2010 or what Democrats saw in 2006.
Fake quotations from famous people, no matter how often discredited, take on new life in campaign seasons. Get ready for the best line Lincoln never said: 'You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.'
Like the hapless Clark Griswold in the National Lampoon vacation film opus, US presidents can't get a break when it comes to taking a vacation. It's always the wrong time to appear to be away from affairs of state.
Presidential contenders running well behind in the polls need a big issue. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal may have found his in a lawsuit to block President Obama from imposing Common Core education standards.
It would be far better to take race out of the equation and just deal with the problems with real solutions. These solutions need to be specific to the kids who are the highest risk.
An ad by long-shot Senate candidate Allen Weh of New Mexico shows the knife-wielding killer of American journalist James Foley. Democrats are crying foul, but the ad may be smart politics.
Rand Paul accused Hillary Clinton of being a 'war hawk.' But the issue is charged for Senator Paul, too, as he's a relative dove in a party defined for decades by a muscular approach to overseas problems.