Suing Obama could become big GOP headache

Impeaching the president is a pipe dream being pushed by far-right conservatives, while the House GOP lawsuit has the full support of the Republican establishment. Both ideas are unpopular. But only one is moving forward in Congress.

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Hundreds of big donors are ‘Ready for Hillary’

A new super PAC draws players from across the Democratic money base, including many Obama bundlers.

Federal court rules in favor of Mississippi’s one licensed abortion clinic

Federal court rules in favor of Mississippi’s one licensed abortion clinic

A state law places an undue burden on abortion providers, a federal court has ruled.

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How a Supreme Court ruling could increase the NLRB workload

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The political limits of Grecovery

The political limits of Grecovery

Multiple elections reveal that polarized and volatile politics reign in Greece. What does the future hold?

Court hands Scott Walker two big wins

Court hands Scott Walker two big wins

The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a controversial collective bargaining law and a law requiring voters to show identification at the polls.

More hype about political attitudes and neuroscience

Can journalists report on new research without disparaging our current understanding of reality?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg digs that whole Notorious R.B.G. thing

Ruth Bader Ginsburg digs that whole Notorious R.B.G. thing

This 81-year-old Supreme Court justice is Notorious R.B.G. on the Internet, ya heard?

Bob McDonnell trial or romance fiction? Take our quiz!

Bob McDonnell trial or romance fiction? Take our quiz!

Our quiz on the most interesting trial in America.

Georgia is moving toward Democrats much more slowly than you think

Georgia is moving toward Democrats much more slowly than you think

The story of American politics in one animation (and a few graphs).

The New York Times rocked the polling world over the weekend. Here’s why.

The New York Times rocked the polling world over the weekend. Here’s why.

The Grey Lady is now using Internet polling. This is a bigger deal than you might think.

What the Neshoba County Fair says about Southern politics

What the Neshoba County Fair says about Southern politics

Previewing the history of the fair before Sen. Thad Cochran’s speech.

Postal Service hiring administrator to oversee firing

Postal Service hiring administrator to oversee firing

With workforce reductions looming, the beleaguered Postal Service is seeking someone to manage them.

Immigration is now President Obama’s worst issue

Immigration is now President Obama’s worst issue

On no other issue is the president polling so poorly. And it’s a striking turn of events.

5 of the most famous federal whistleblowers

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Fact checking the Web site ‘RedskinFacts’

Fact checking the Web site ‘RedskinFacts’

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The lawsuit rolls forward

The lawsuit rolls forward

The specifics of the House lawsuit fall short of the rhetoric - but the courts are still a strange venue for legislative leadership.

A bipartisan effort to curb campus sex assaults may pass

A bipartisan effort to curb campus sex assaults may pass

The bill would force universities to recalcuate the cost of hiding the number of sex assaults.

Fate of House GOP border-crisis bill is up in the air

Fate of House GOP border-crisis bill is up in the air

Tea party opposition could mean major defeat for Speaker John Boehner.

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A fast-moving Senate, for a change

A fast-moving Senate, for a change

No ambassador to Russia? Lawmakers agree that’s not a good idea right now.

GAO: Poor planning, oversight led to HealthCare.gov flaws

GAO: Poor planning, oversight led to HealthCare.gov flaws

Management failures by federal health officials led to cost increases and delays, investigators found.

House clears way for lawsuit against Obama

House clears way for lawsuit against Obama

Escalating their confrontation with President Obama, House Republicans gave Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) the power to initiate a lawsuit accusing the administration of breaching constitutional powers through executive orders that served as an end run around Congress.

Pardon her French

Pardon her French

There’s a new technical phrase being used in the State Department to shoot down false claims.

Does Western pressure for gender equality help?

Does Western pressure for gender equality help?

Do anti-American attitudes undermine the efforts of local reformers? Maybe not.

The 2014 election polls are about to look better for Republicans. Here’s why.

The 2014 election polls are about to look better for Republicans. Here’s why.

The ‘registered voters vs likely voters’ question, answered.

RGA money filtered into Colorado primary

RGA money filtered into Colorado primary

The RGA used a pass-through and two super PACs to go after a GOP candidate who could have hurt them in November.

Federal appeals court vacancy rates drop despite GOP success in blocking some nominees

Federal appeals court vacancy rates drop despite GOP success in blocking some nominees

Federal appeals court vacancies are at their lowest point since 1990, though some GOP senators have been able to block nominees

Paul Ryan just nailed the impeachment question

Paul Ryan just nailed the impeachment question

Here’s what GOP leaders should be saying.

E-mails show Lois Lerner used offensive term to describe conservatives

E-mails show Lois Lerner used offensive term to describe conservatives

Rep. Dave Camp sent the e-mails to the Justice Department, saying they represent “supporting evidence” of criminal wrongdoing by Lerner.

Senators launch effort to curb campus sexual assault

Senators launch effort to curb campus sexual assault

In a rare show of bipartisanship, eight senators co-sponsor bill addressing issue, but passage is unlikely over the next several months.

The homeless could be included in New Mexico’s hate crime law

The homeless could be included in New Mexico’s hate crime law

The slaying of two homeless men over the weekend in Albuquerque is raising awareness for a 2013 state bill that didn’t pass the legislature.

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Is Obama trolling Republicans? Sure sounds like it.

Is Obama trolling Republicans? Sure sounds like it.

Over the past month, President Obama has really amped up the light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek criticisms of congressional Republicans.

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VA moves to fire employees for data manipulation

VA moves to fire employees for data manipulation

The department proposed disciplinary actions for six of its medical employees, including the directors of the Rocky Mountain network and the Cheyenne, Wyo., VA clinic.

Check out Bachmann and King’s pics from the border

Check out Bachmann and King’s pics from the border

Two members of Congress visit the U.S-Mexico border and enjoy the views.

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Untangling impeachment chatter

Untangling impeachment chatter

Here are some sound bites on whether the GOP is really trying to impeach President Obama.

House Republicans aim to turn ‘war on women’ into ‘war for women’

House Republicans aim to turn ‘war on women’ into ‘war for women’

House Republicans unveiled a women-focused agenda with bills aimed at improving their lives at home and at work.

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