Jim Graves, the DFLer who is again challenging U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in the 2014 election, issued the results of a Public Policy Polling survey showing him with a 2 percentage-point lead over Bachmann, 47-45 if the election had been held May 15, 2013, the day of the survey.
It's been a tough couple of weeks for the Obama administration. Whether it is lingering doubts about Benghazi or Fast and Furious, the IRS playing favorites for 18 months, the U.S. Marshal's Service losing a couple of terrorists, unanswered questions about the nominee to lead the EPA or the Department of Justice illegally seizing AP phone records, ... (more)
Ira Forman, who led President Obama's reelection campaign in the Jewish community, was appointed as the State Department's envoy to combat anti-Semitism. US Secretary of State Kerry made the announcement as he released the 2012 International Religious Freedom Report.
Over the last couple weeks, we've been talking about the 2014 House election, and in particular, which members might be especially vulnerable.
Compared to many other states in the country, Missouri has a high concentration of racist, homophobic tweets that include offensive, hateful language.
It is a simple fact of American politics that power starts to fade away from a second-term president almost from the moment they are sworn in.
Is the tea party getting its groove back? Shouts of vindication from around the country suggest the movement's leaders certainly think so.
This week, scandal fever engulfed cable news, radio, and Republican dinner tables across the country, as the GOP embarked on all-out crusade against President Obama over Benghazi, IRS political targeting, DOJ hacking AP phones, and yes, the President asking for an umbrella on a rainy day .
President Barack Obama, in a soaring commencement address on work, sacrifice and opportunity, on Sunday told graduates of historically black Morehouse College to seize the power of their example as black men graduating from college and use it to improve people's lives.
I celebrated another birthday this past week, and as always I reflected on the past, present and future of what I do covering and analyzing politics.
President Barack Obama comes out of what was arguably the worst week of his presidency with his approval rating holding steady, according to a new national poll.
Why were a diplomatic outpost and the visiting U.S. ambassador left so poorly protected? Should the Pentagon have rushed jets or special forces to the rescue when the assault began? Did President Barack Obama's administration obscure the true nature of the terrorist attack to help him get re-elected? Congressional Republicans are poking for ... (more)
President Barack Obama is delivering the commencement address at Morehouse College, the historically black, all-male institution that counts Martin Luther King Jr.
The cascade of scandals coming out of the Obama administration has been almost exhausting to keep up with on a daily basis.
The Internal Revenue Service's watchdog told top Treasury officials around June 2012 he was investigating allegations the tax agency had targeted conservative groups, for the first time indicating that Obama administration officials were aware of the explosive matter in the midst of the president's re-election campaign.
Editor's note: Paul Butler is a law professor at Georgetown University. He is the author of "Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice." That is how President Obama should begin one of the most significant speeches of his presidency: the commencement address at Morehouse College this Sunday.