| Nov. 28, 2012, 7:11 p.m.
Just two years ago, Republicans seemed likely to have a chance at 60 Senate seats following the 2014 elections. But things certainly changed after Democrats won 25 of the 33 seats up this year.
| Nov. 26, 2012, 8:11 p.m.
Todayís question: What do the following people have in common: actors Alec Baldwin and Robert Redford, former Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr and former New York Rangers goalie Mike Richter?
| Nov. 19, 2012, 7:11 p.m.
Iíll admit that I get a little defensive about the coverage of House races.
| Nov. 14, 2012, 8:30 p.m.
While most members of the national media have focused on President Barack Obamaís narrow popular vote/substantial electoral vote victory, the far more stunning results occurred in the Senate.
| Nov. 13, 2012, 12:31 a.m.
Almost inevitably, both sides overreact. Some losers see the sky falling, while too many winners (and their press people) draw exaggerated conclusions about their brilliance and about the votersí messages.
| Oct. 29, 2012, 1:40 p.m.
The unemployment rate is still 7.8 percent, and the gross domestic product is growing at a sluggish 2 percent. Young people graduating college canít find jobs and are living in their parentsí houses. Economies in Europe and Asia are weakening, suggesting additional problems in the year ahead for the U.S. economy.
| Sept. 4, 2012, Midnight
Did last week's Republican Convention spell the beginning of the end for national political conventions, at least in their current form? I'm not certain, but it should.
| Aug. 28, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
Eight years ago, right before Republicans gathered in New York City from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 to renominate President George W. Bush for a second term, a newly released NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showed Bush vulnerable and in a dogfight against his challenger, a Massachusetts Democrat.
| Jan. 2, 2012, 2:45 p.m.
Its clear that expectations in Iowa have changed recently, both for the media and for Mitt Romneys campaign.
| Aug. 12, 2011, 12:52 a.m.
With Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman not participating in what is already an event of dubious predictive value, the Iowa straw poll became little more than an opportunity to consume large amounts of beef, gossip and alcohol with my fellow journalists.