| Nov. 14, 2013, 4:43 p.m.
Republicans don’t need to win Michigan to get the majority in the Senate, but the Wolverine State could become a serious takeover target later next year.
| Nov. 14, 2013, 4:28 p.m.
Forty days into the rollout of Obamacare, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has to be looking for the hot tub time machine that would let him do September all over again.
| Nov. 14, 2013, 4:09 p.m.
After seven unsuccessful attempts, Democrats believe 2014 will finally be the year they knock off Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb.
| Nov. 14, 2013, 8:03 a.m.
Hugh Hammond Bennett, the father of the modern soil conservation movement, wrote in 1943: “Conservation farming put first things first by attending to the needs of the soil — by seeing to it that the starting-off place, the base, is put into sound health and kept that way. Any other approach, no matter what it may be, always has and always must lead eventually to agricultural disaster.”
| Nov. 14, 2013, 6:11 a.m.
Despite recent initiatives by the Defense Department, many victims of military sexual assault tell us they still aren’t confident that enough is being done to end sexual violence.
| Nov. 13, 2013, 4:33 p.m.
There’s a famous saying: Never judge a book by its cover. The same motto can be used for the Affordable Care Act, launched a few weeks ago.
| Nov. 13, 2013, 4:31 p.m.
No wonder some Democratic strategists are nervous about the next few weeks.
| Nov. 13, 2013, 3:55 p.m.
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court stepped up its scrutiny of race in college access in Fisher v. University of Texas. It once again ignited a national conversation on affirmative action and whether race-conscious quotas have fulfilled their purpose. But are we having the right conversation?
| Nov. 13, 2013, 3:46 p.m.
You recall the great American famine of 2010, don’t you? Neither do I, but the outcry surrounding proposals by House Republicans to cut spending on food stamps back to slightly higher than 2010 levels suggests that there surely must have been one.
| Nov. 12, 2013, 4:14 p.m.
More than four years after Sri Lanka’s ethnic-fueled internal conflict came to an end after 26 years, the country has yet to implement a viable plan for lasting peace and reconciliation.
| Nov. 11, 2013, 5:29 p.m.
Gary Cohen has got to go. Mr. Cohen, more than anyone else, is responsible for the failed launch of the president’s health care law. Unfortunately, he is protected by his obscurity and hidden by his anonymity.
| Nov. 11, 2013, 4:09 p.m.
The Federal Election Commission’s draft plan to approve the virtual currency known as bitcoins for campaign contributions may prove either a windfall or a losing gamble for politicians keen on testing new ways to raise money.
| Nov. 11, 2013, 1:11 p.m.
The dust has settled (mostly) from last week’s elections, so I thought it time to present a very different assessment of what happened in Virginia than the snapshot I’ve seen from others.
| Nov. 11, 2013, 12:44 p.m.
The nation’s teacher education programs are in disarray. Many programs have low admission and graduation standards, weak curricula, inadequate clinical experience, faculty who are out of touch with practice and limited contact with schools.
| Nov. 7, 2013, 2:40 p.m.
What do four U.S. representatives from three states and two coasts — not to mention two political parties — have in common? We represent the districts that are home to nine of the Navy’s 10 Nimitz-class aircraft carriers: five in Virginia, two in California and two in Washington.
| Nov. 7, 2013, 2:22 p.m.
Chamber Hill Strategies, a government affairs firm specializing in health and tax policy, has hired Jennifer N. Higgins as a principal, the firm announced Thursday. A former principal at Tauzin Consultants with health care experience also at Capitol Health Group, the Marwood Group and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Higgins joins a firm that was launched in October 2012 by Michaela Sims and Jennifer Bell.
| Nov. 7, 2013, 12:53 p.m.
Given the “success” (note sarcasm) of some polls in the Virginia gubernatorial race Tuesday, it might be worthwhile to note the very divergent surveys in the Texas gubernatorial race.
| Nov. 7, 2013, 6:01 a.m.
We all know that candidates and members don’t have to live in a House district in order to run or even represent that area. And I’ve written about a number of top-tier Democratic hopefuls this cycle who don’t live in the district where they are campaigning.
| Nov. 6, 2013, 1:11 p.m.
Tuesday’s election results offer something for everyone.
| Nov. 6, 2013, 12:39 p.m.
GOP Rep. Jon Runyan’s retirement takes New Jersey’s 3rd District from the outskirts of the competitive race conversation to close to the epicenter.