Topic: Edward M. Kennedy
Light, folksy, and full of jabs against President Obama and the Democrats in Washington, Sarah Palin’s tea party speech in Nashville, Tenn., marked a possible milestone for her future presidential plans. But will the tea party movement help or hurt her plans in the long run?
02/07/2010 11:13 am
Tea Party Nation convention starts Thursday. Questions and answers about the tea party movement and how it might affect the 2010 elections.
02/04/2010 03:20 pm
Senator-elect Scott Brown of Massachusetts is being sworn in earlier than expected, and it's not just to avoid a snowstorm. He'll be in a key position to help fellow Republicans block the nomination of a union lawyer to the National Labor Relations Board.
02/04/2010 02:45 pm
At a meeting Wednesday, President Obama took questions from Democratic senators seen to be vulnerable in the midterm elections. The event gave candidates a chance to vent voter anger – and Obama a forum to respond to it.
02/03/2010 08:15 pm
In Pictures Inside President Obama's White House
His emphasis on incentives may win over critics. But that effort won’t be worth it if he also waters down standards with new ‘college and career readiness’ benchmarks.
02/02/2010 01:32 pm
Illinois has been a reliably Democratic state, but the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts has changed political assumptions.
02/02/2010 11:59 am
Though President Obama criticized the "perpetual campaign" mentality in Washington, political gamesmanship is as old as civilization.
01/29/2010 11:36 am
President Obama, in his State of the Union address Wednesday, showed little inclination to downscale his ambitious agenda and, strikingly, devoted a fair bit of his speech to the need to change the partisan tone in Washington.
01/28/2010 08:58 am
President Obama delivers his State of the Union address at a political low point. He needs to buck up his party and soothe a frustrated electorate. Will he adopt his new fighting persona? Will anyone heckle him?
01/27/2010 03:35 pm