The size of the GOP freshman class in both the House and Senate means that Republican leadership will have to take it seriously. The earmark ban in the Senate, adopted by Republicans Tuesday, represents an early victory.
11/16/2010 07:17 pm
Pressure from tea party-backed Republican freshmen senators led Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell to reverse course: He said Monday he would back an earmark ban.
11/15/2010 06:07 pm
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A warning to activist central planners: first step, quantitative easing, second step, communism.
11/09/2010 09:05 am
What you should know about 'Decision Points.'
11/08/2010 01:17 pm
Author Amanda Little talks about America's energy addiction and how it can be cured.
11/08/2010 10:47 am
In his new memoir "Decision Points," George W. Bush weighs in on the Iraq war, the financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina, John McCain's 2008 campaign, and other episodes in his presidency.
11/07/2010 03:57 pm
Redistricting occurs once each decade, following the US Census, and the party in power at the state level can make it more likely that its own candidates win seats. More states are switching to GOP control after the elections.
11/05/2010 06:30 pm
The issues that mattered most to voters, including sluggish economic growth and the high unemployment rate, figured prominently in the governor election results.
11/03/2010 11:37 am
From around the country, tens of thousand gathered for the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear organized by comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Will it make any difference once the harsh midterm elections are over?
10/30/2010 06:25 pm