"It's a safe space where like-minded folks can hear things they already agree with from someone whose opinions they already know."
No, wait, "It's just as good as "House of Cards," with even more threatening monologues into the camera."
Stephen Colbert defined the Sarah Palin Channel, an obvious target for his show, in many ways last night, perhaps most simply as, "It's exactly what she's always done, only — mmm, nothing else."
There's a tendency in political circles to equate Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush when it comes to the 2016 presidential race. The thinking goes like this: Both are popular members of political dynasties with deep policy and political chops. And, if they both run for president, each has the inside track to be their party's nominee.
In 1999, Rep. Tony Schnell (R-Ohio) sponsored a bill that made everyone in America angry. Constituents sent furious emails to their legislators. The outcry grew so intense that Congress quickly passed a law that made sure Schnell's proposal would never become a reality.
It's a beautiful parable of Congress listening to the people who elected them. Until you learn that Tony Schnell didn't exist. And neither did the legislative proposal he "authored" that would have instituted a five-cent tax on every e-mail sent.
President Obama gets mediocre marks for handling of international conflicts flaring up this summer, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. But yet another overseas crisis has emerged as a headache: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
When it comes to Obama's handling of the increasing tensions in Gaza, the poll shows 39 percent approve and 52 percent disapprove, with one-third disapproving "strongly."
It was a two-fan day today for @CharlieCrist pic.twitter.com/OtnxSOSE8f
This is a story of a man and his fan.
The man is former Florida Republican governor Charlie Crist who is running as a Democrat to get his old job back this fall. And the fan is, well, a fan. It is small. It is is black. And, it goes everywhere with Crist.
On Election Day, there will be at least 12 women running for the United States Senate in 10 different races. Most are Democrats, but not all; Republicans could see the addition of four more women if everything falls their way.
Many students of politics tend to assume that voters will lean toward candidates that, well, look like them. A look at the most recent polling in four of the aforementioned races, though, applying that assumption to female voters yields widely varying results, with one theme: Women are more likely to back Democrats.
Hello! Did you make The Hill's "50 Most Beautiful" list this year? It just came out. Need to check? Totally cool. Give it a read. We'll wait.
You aren't on it, either.
This post has been updated.
"It's all a scam started by the Democrats at the White House," House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) insisted Tuesday when asked about impeaching President Obama. "Why? Because they are trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in this year's election." The latter part of that is true: Over the weekend, Democrats say they raised $2.1 million largely using the specter of an attempted impeachment.
Generation Opportunity, a Koch-backed group targeting millennials, plans to take its anti-Obamacare carnival on the road.
While no schedule is available yet, the group plans to hit key states ahead of the November midterm elections.
The group kicked off its traveling circus on the Mall last week with acrobats, a creepy Uncle Sam and health-care-themed games aimed at convincing young attendees that signing up for Obamacare is not in their best interest.
The most hotly anticipated literary event of the year has finally arrived! It doesn't involve Harry Potter or Hunger Games or vampires or James Franco's short fiction, but it does involve the steamy prose of an American president regularly deemed one of the worst. Scintillating!
The letters between Harding and his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, were written mostly while he was in the Senate -- prior to his presidency and the scandals that engulfed it.