A new Monitor/TIPP poll finds strong support for some core tea party objectives, such as 'cutting the deficit by cutting spending.' But a majority viewed the tea party itself negatively.
Sarah Palin battles The Wall Street Journal over whether grocery prices are rising. A reporter there says no, but Palin's got ammo for her assertion of inflation at the cereal shelf.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) of Alaska is likely to hew to her more centrist roots, analyst say, if she becomes the official winner of the race. State officials start counting write-in ballots Wednesday.
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann will be back on the air Tuesday, but the distinctions between news and political organizations continue to blur.
To avoid gridlock, he will need to master a new political reality – and win a battle of public perception.
After a year and a half of stirring America's political pot, the tea party and its followers on Election Day won about 35 percent of the seats they targeted. Going forward, the tea party may find its strength to be at the state and local level.
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann contributed to three Democratic candidates during the 2010 elections.
In both chambers of Congress, the postelection intrigue about leadership posts is mostly on the Republican side of the aisle, as the GOP establishment confronts the tea party insurgency.
The foreign policy front, including the issues of trade and arms control, could present opportunities for Obama to boost his standing with the US electorate. But pitfalls and challenges also loom.
Despite paying lip service to 'working together' and deficit reduction, Boehner and Obama won't do much of either. Here's why.