April 26, 2012 Amid the flurry of the recall campaign targeting Gov. Scott Walker, no one seems to be paying attention to Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who could also be ousted.
April 26, 2012 WUNCNext month, voters will decide whether to change the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, as well as civil unions and domestic partnerships. Leading Republican lawmakers think it's one of the most important issues facing voters. But some conservatives worry that the measure goes too far.
April 3, 2012 Impressive wins Tuesday could help Mitt Romney further the growing sense in his party that resistance is futile, that he will be the nominee. It would also make his rivals' arguments for staying in the race, especially those of Rick Santorum, the last not-Romney to pose a threat, sound ever more forced and divorced from political reality.
April 2, 2012 Voters in Wisconsin's GOP primary Tuesday are poised to help former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney wrap up his quest for the Republican presidential nomination. But Romney's battle with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has been overshadowed by the campaign to recall GOP Gov. Scott Walker.
March 28, 2012 The election to recall Wisconsin's Republican governor is a much bigger deal in the state than the Republican presidential primary even though the contest to name a challenger to President Obama occurs on Tuesday and the recall is in June.
March 5, 2012 Sen. Olympia Snowe's retirement announcement may make Democrats happy — they now can contest the seat. And conservative Republicans may be happy too — she too often voted with Obama. But those who believe in bipartisanship and across-the-aisle dialogue may have reason to mourn her decision.
February 29, 2012 After sending mixed signals in his customary style, former Bob Kerrey, the former U.S. senator from Nebraska, has decided to run for the Senate again, which some Senate Democrats see as improving their chances to hold onto control of the chamber.
February 23, 2012 A Washington, D.C. debate between a supporter of voter ID laws and an opponent showed that each side suffers from a lack of data to support its position.
February 6, 2012 Mitt Romney's victory in Nevada on Saturday is only the start of what could be a big month for him. Many of the states holding caucuses and primaries in February are ones he carried in 2008.
January 28, 2012 Most Americans use photo IDs daily. And their driver's license — perhaps the most common form of government-issued photo ID — has become indispensable. So what's the big deal about new laws requiring a government-issued picture ID to vote? Some who have always voted, but can't in 2012, explain.
January 19, 2012 The Obama administration has rejected a Canadian company's permit request to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The president said he turned down the proposal because congressional Republicans gave him a 60-day deadline that did not allow for a thorough review of the project.
January 5, 2012 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came to Washington on Thursday to talk up the merits of the anti-union legislation that has landed him in hot water — and to raise funds to save his job.
December 9, 2011 Florida is adding two new congressional seats this year because of its population growth — and that's sparking a battle. Legal challenges are likely in light of constitutional amendments adopted last year that require lawmakers to draw districts without regard to parties or incumbents.