Some tea party nominees could be weak general election candidates. Others could change the Senate. Here are six key primaries to watch.
A new poll suggests that a majority of Americans would rather hear less from Sarah Palin. But that's never been her audience, and many Republicans still like her.
Wednesday's meeting is billed as an exchange of ideas over border issues that could boost Gov. Rick Perry's stature in the GOP. It could also give Obama a talking point that House Republicans are not so eager to talk about.
Palin cites border security as her main reason to impeach Obama, and she is not the first to call for such a move. But the votes aren't there, and the maneuver could hurt the GOP.
President Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry negotiate, via proxies, the terms of a high-stakes meeting on the south Texas border with political gains and perils for both.
A new poll offers evidence that the trend toward increasingly polarized US politics may be a stronger tidal pull than the desire to stand independent from the parties.