As the United States and Russia teeter toward a new cold war, an old forum for informal diplomacy – the Dartmouth Conference – is back in business.
Harry Reid says he doesn't regret spreading false charges about Mitt Romney's taxes during the 2012 presidential campaign. It matters that we're so cynical about our political system that we're willing to accept it.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence thought he was doing something politically smart when he signed Indiana's religious freedom law. He wasn't.
GOP pollster Whit Ayres praised Indiana’s political system at a Monitor breakfast on Wednesday for adapting 'remarkably quickly' to the 'value conflict' that has erupted over its new religious freedom law.
Rubio faces candidates who are already better known and likely to be better funded. His support for immigration reform could hurt him in early primary states like Iowa and South Carolina. He has little room for error.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, who is likely to take over as the Senate's top Democrat when Sen. Harry Reid retires in 2016, has his own particular brand of rhetoric.
A group of Hillary-philes has told the media not to use certain words when describing Clinton, including 'disingenuous.' But that's a handy word for a Beltway set that shies away from calling people 'liars.'
Ted Cruz is a first-term Senator with no executive experience, kind of like Barack Obama was in 2008. That inexperience has hurt Obama. It would likely hurt Cruz, too.
Sen. Ted Cruz if the first major candidate to announce he's running for president in 2016. Yet the media is already exhaustively covering the election as a horse race.
Gov. Jerry Brown has brought morality into the debate over immigration reform and climate change. Jerry Falwell did something similar in the 1980s. The results weren't good.
The budget presents a thorny political challenge for congressional Republicans: Fiscal hawks call for a tighter focus on debt reduction, while defense hawks say a strong US military is paramount.