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All politics are local? Think again.

How “negative partisanship” is reshaping the outcomes in House and Senate elections.

End the college application inflation

End the college application inflation

Students get no benefit from applying to 20 universities and all eight Ivies at once.

Rubio’s trail journey begins with a New Hampshire swing

Rubio’s trail journey begins with a New Hampshire swing

The senator was both deliberate and seemingly at-ease in his first campaign trip since announcing.

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The case for a national Powder Room Initiative

The case for a national Powder Room Initiative

Hillary Clinton can’t be all things to all women.

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Finally, a break in the congressional gridlock?

Finally, a break in the congressional gridlock?

This past week shows even deep divisions can be overcome.

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America’s new cycle of partisan hatred

America’s new cycle of partisan hatred

The problem with politics isn’t Washington, but a hyper-tribal electorate.

New Hampshire is not Iowa

New Hampshire is not Iowa

These two states start the nominating process, but they offer different tests for candidates.

Obama’s fishy claim on the House GOP tax plan

Obama’s fishy claim on the House GOP tax plan

The president uses fuzzy math about the GOP’s still-vague tax plan.

DEA agents had the fun, now boss pays the price

House committee issues ‘no confidence’ statement for DEA chief and White House offers no support after reports of DEA sex parties with prostitutes. Interest in faster firing of feds grows.

Read foreign condolences after Lincoln’s assassination

Read foreign condolences after Lincoln’s assassination

The State Department historian is digitizing all the agency’s history volumes.

Why the Obama economy could benefit Hillary Clinton

Why the Obama economy could benefit Hillary Clinton

A new poll shows people say 52-33 that things are getting better.

Two charts that suggest use-it-or-lose-it federal spending is real

Two charts that suggest use-it-or-lose-it federal spending is real

The idea is that Congress might trim funding for agencies that end a cycle with surpluses.

House committee criticizes DEA chief with statement of ‘no confidence’

Even though the agency’s agents did all of the partying, she’s the one who could be fired yet.

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What is the president doing on Iran?

What is the president doing on Iran?

Obama’s weak deal and ensuing overreach signal that he is willing to concede much for short-term wins.

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She rides by van: The Hillary Clinton launch

She rides by van: The Hillary Clinton launch

Hillary Clinton goes through the motions as she road-trips through Iowa.

Yes, it’s possible Chris Christie missed his moment

Yes, it’s possible Chris Christie missed his moment

Remembering the 2012 campaign, fondly.

House rejects bill to fire tax-delinquent federal employees

House rejects bill to fire tax-delinquent federal employees

But the House unanimously passed a similar measure to bar federal agencies from hiring contractors with “seriously delinquent tax debt.“

DHS chief: ‘We don’t have heat shields around our airspace’

DHS chief: ‘We don’t have heat shields around our airspace’

“What’s a gyrocopter?” asked DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson when he heard the ultralight copter landed near the Capitol.

DEA manager took out dozens of credit cards for fake employees

DEA manager took out dozens of credit cards for fake employees

The manager pleaded guilty to using the credit cards to withdraw nearly $114,000 from ATMs in Maryland and Northern Virginia.

A majority wants Menendez to resign. Except, not really.

A majority wants Menendez to resign. Except, not really.

It’s how you ask the question.

Clinton’s claim that CEOs make 300 times more than American workers

Clinton’s claim that CEOs make 300 times more than American workers

This is a common talking point by Democrats. But how valid is it?

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‘Sustainability’ gone mad on college campuses

‘Sustainability’ gone mad on college campuses

Universities that divest their holdings of fossil fuel stocks are making an empty gesture that hurts students.

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Rubio’s familiar fountain of youth

Rubio’s familiar fountain of youth

The GOP candidate points to tomorrow in his stump speech, but his ideas recall yesterday.

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What it will take to revive the middle class

What it will take to revive the middle class

Hillary Clinton’s comments on CEO pay are promising, but she needs to back them up with prudent policies.

In Iowa, Clinton reaches for the reset button

In Iowa, Clinton reaches for the reset button

Democrat’s low-key tour of the state aims to erase any residual vibe from 2008 of an entitled or aloof campaign.

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The populists capture the Democratic Party

The populists capture the Democratic Party

The battle over the Trans-Pacific Partnership shows how the center of gravity in the party has shifted.