Topic: Julian Zelizer
Mitt Romney has launched a three-day bus tour in New Hampshire, in part, to erase his aloof image. He's giving more interviews and shaking more hands – and getting a bump in the polls.
12/22/2011 04:55 pm
With the holiday season, and its family themes, in full swing, Republican candidates' spouses are making the rounds on the campaign trail and the airwaves.
12/21/2011 06:50 pm
Congress continues to skirmish over the best way to extend unemployment benefits and the payroll tax cut. A separate bill to fund the federal government for the rest of fiscal 2012 is caught in the crossfire.
12/14/2011 10:11 am
House Republicans met behind closed doors Friday in search of common ground on the payroll-tax cut and other popular measures, set to expire Dec. 31.
12/02/2011 05:30 pm
The old way of resolving disputes on Capitol Hill – backroom deals greased with US dollars for lawmakers' districts – has been replaced this year by a new brinkmanship. But the game of chicken has its own unintended consequences.
10/04/2011 09:59 am
The pining continues for someone 'better' than the Republicans already in the presidential race, hence the renewed interest in Gov. Chris Christie. Angst over a 'flawed' field is nothing new.
09/28/2011 02:03 pm
The Senate is set to vote late Monday on a spending bill to keep government running. This one, like a version rejected Friday, does not resolve the sticking point: how to pay for new disaster aid.
09/26/2011 02:56 pm
By saying the rich should pay their 'fair share' in taxes, President Obama is taking up an argument that Democrats have largely avoided for years. With a presidential election and 'supercommittee' budget cuts in the balance, the political stakes could hardly be higher.
09/21/2011 10:00 am
In the Senate, the GOP broke ranks and a nearly $7 billion disaster relief bill was passed. But House Republicans are proposing $3.7 billion and seeking cuts elsewhere. Even a shutdown is possible.
09/16/2011 02:49 pm
With the House passing a debt-ceiling bill Monday, an end to the debt crisis is in sight. But more cutting lies ahead, and both sides are hopeful they'll get more of what they want.
08/01/2011 11:39 pm