Mar 1, 2015

The not-ready-for-prime-time Republicans


In their first couple of months dominating the U.S. Congress, Republicans have passed no major legislation, taken largely negative positions and may be about to impede the operation of a crucial government department. In short, they're not where national leaders hoped they would be.

Jun 19, 2014

Political earthquake in Virginia

The primary election defeat of the second-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives by an unheralded economics professor upends the conventional wisdom that the tea party had slid into oblivion.

May 21, 2014

Republicans beat back tea party challengers

Mainstream U.S. Republicans led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell defeated tea party challengers in key primaries Tuesday, setting the stage for their bid to regain full control of Congress in November. Republicans lead the House of Representatives and are determined to wrest the ...