Job-growth is sputtering. So why, exactly, do regressive Republicans continue to say “no" to every idea for boosting it —
As he prepared to vote for some of the strictest gun control measures in the country earlier this year, John Morse, a former police chief and president of the State Senate, knew he would infuriate some constituents.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his former business partner were released from custody Friday, one day after they were each sentenced to at least four years in an embezzlement case.
It's a standard assumption in the West: As a society progresses, it eventually becomes a capitalist, multi-party democracy. Right? Eric X. Li, a Chinese investor and political scientist, begs to differ.
Warning: The following program features graphic footage of political animal attacks and cultural corruption. Viewer discretion is advised.
I spent Tuesday in the Senate talking to the people who could, if they so chose, pass legislation in response to the Edward Snowden contretemps.
Every once in awhile Harry Reid realizes another six years have sped by. He then feels obliged, like a salmon seeking out the quiet stream of its birth, to fly to Nevada.
The judge said he'd like to know who in the Department of Justice gave the okay on the military-style raid. "The raid was unjustifiable. The use of force in the raid was criminal."
Has the bell begun to toll for the GOP?
Senate blocks entry to hearing on campaign finance reform
Germany's September national elections are rapidly approaching, and there are signs that it could start to get interesting.
Big news. Drudge is featuring the news prominently – and it is certainly noteworthy. It looks like British voters are going to have a choice once more. Bully for them.
"I come to Howard today, not to preach, or prescribe some special formula for you but to say I want a government that leaves you alone, that encourages you to write the book that becomes your unique future."
All the members of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” pushing immigration reform in the U.S. Senate will band together to block any efforts by other senators to offer amendments to their legislation once it is introduced, the Washington Post reported on
Sen. Rand Paul, the tea party favorite and possible 2016 presidential candidate, is raising money for a conservative gun rights group that’s targeting fellow Republicans, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
A contingent of liberal Democrats in Congress is proposing a new federal gun control idea: mandatory liability insurance for gun owners.
Alex Fondrier doesn't think politics should be the proverbial "third rail" in a relationship.
As thousands of young true believers gather this weekend for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the Republican Party and the broader conservative movement continue to operate on a fundamental contradiction.
Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman rocked his party on Friday with his announcement that he has changed his mind about same-sex marriage, a startling reversal that Portman said was sparked by the revelation that his own son is gay.
Today at 10 AM, Paul Ryan will unveil his plan to balance the budget within 10 years.
Due to decisions that are beyond my control, CPAC 2013 has been cancelled for The Political Commentator. If things change, TPC will hopefully be in attendance at CPAC 2014!
With his 13-hour filibuster on civil liberties, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has emerged as a national political leader, having unexpectedly unified, if only briefly, divergent wings of the Republican Party on the issue of civil liberties.
U.S. Sen. John McCain blasted fellow Republican Rand Paul on the Senate floor this morning for his 13-hour filibuster to block John Brennan's confirmation as CIA Director.
Liberal Actor (John Cusack) on GOP-Led Filibuster Over Drones: "For God's Sake, Where Are Democrats?"
Italy plunged deeper into political chaos this weekend after Beppe Grillo, the quixotic former comedian who holds the balance of power in parliament, suggested that the country may have to abandon the euro and return to the lire.
Marco Rubio said this week that Obama's immigration plan was "dead on arrival." Cartoonist Tristan Shoubt interpreted that a bit differently than most would. ;-) To share with friends, link to source page.
Italy goes to the polls Sunday to select a new government.
Florida governor Rick Scott, one of the sharpest critics of President Obama's healthcare law, announced late Wednesday that he wanted the state to participate in an optional portion of the law after all.
In the months since President Barack Obama's re-election, the 2012 campaign cycle has become synonymous with digital politics.
Americans have been shamed many times by their elected representatives who cravenly bow to vested interests and betray the American people.