November 29, 2010 In its waning days, the Democratic-controlled Congress is like a football team that must score by getting passage of important issues like raising the debt limit, extending unemployment insurance and how to do the same with the Bush tax cuts.
November 4, 2010 While it will prove difficult to kill because President Obama and the Democratic controlled will block that, Senate GOP critics can throw sand in the gears with hearings and other tactics. They can argue the only way to end it is to defeat Obama.
November 3, 2010 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie weighs in on the results of last night's midterm election. In our second hour, what happens now, and looking ahead to 2012.
October 28, 2010 If the GOP soon takes control of the House, they seem in no mood to negotiate. Both House GOP leader REp. John Boehner and Rep. Mike Pence have said they won't compromise on their agenda items, including repealing Obamacare.
October 27, 2010 The likely House takeover by the GOP promises plenty of probes of the Obama Administration. While some observers believe the oversight will be pesky, the partisanship in the nation's capital indicates it will more likely be withering.
October 8, 2010 Democratic operatives hoped to assure victory for Rep. John Adler by putting up their own Tea Party candidate in New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District. A report in the Courier-Post said some Democrats acknowledged the plan to siphon GOP votes.
September 21, 2010 Democrats hope Social Security remains the third rail of U.S. politics so they can use it as an issue against Tea Party-backed Republican candidates for congressional posts.
September 17, 2010 Top GOP strategist Mark McKinnon says party insiders underestimated the Tea Party's strength. He also said the Tea Party is producing some unelectable candidates and could lead to a Sarah Palin nomination.
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September 16, 2010 In a Rock the Vote poll, young voters said they expected to be financially better off than parents.
September 16, 2010 A Tea Party tug of war has raised the question, is the movement about fiscal or social issues.
September 14, 2010 Christine O'Donnell, pick of the Delaware Tea Party for the GOP Senate nomination, was hit by a highly negative robocall by an ex aide calling her a "complete fraud."
September 3, 2010 Dan Maes, the GOP nominee for Colorado governor, said he was staying in the race despite losing Tea Party backing and that of his party's Senate nominee, Ken Buck. Maes recently had to back away from a claim that he had worked as an undercover cop.
June 22, 2010 Tim Scott beats Strom Thurmond's son to become the Republican nominee for a South Carolina House seat.
March 26, 2010 Republicans occassionally like to irritate Democrats by calling them members of the Democrat Party when the official name is the Democratic Party. NPR's policy is to call a party what it calls itself. But the policy isn't always followed by NPR st...
May 19, 2008 Has the conservative movement come to a halt?
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