As politicians and the media scramble to identify 'Occupy Wall Street' leaders, members of the protest movement are not playing along. But do they really need any? There are pros and cons to leaderless movements.
American voters are so tired of two-party stalemates that it's only a matter of time before an independent wins the White House. But 'winner-take-all' electoral rules limit candidates. Needed election reforms will give voters fairer representation in Congress and the White House.
Americans Elect, which is inviting the public to a virtual primary, faces daunting hurdles. But dissatisfaction with the partisan gridlock in Washington creates a favorable political climate.
The Donald has many interesting traits, from his hair to his shoes, but his strong showing in the GOP presidential field really reflects his outsider-ness. Many Americans can relate.
Most people don't think 'smash YouTube hit' when they think about C-SPAN, but Rep. Joe Crowley's unspoken one-minute 'speech' on the floor of the House went viral on Friday.
House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy came equipped with deficit and debt charts to a Monitor breakfast today. It's time to take the slide show to the country, he said. Will the nation applaud?
New York's mayor is says he is not – 'no way, no how' – running for president. But his role in the nonpartisan political movement Nolabels.org raises speculation.
As Obama presses for on a free-trade deal with Korea, where does the tea party stand? Polls say tea partyers do not favor trade pacts, but for many of their allies in Congress, it's a new issue.