The Republican National Commission tweeted Saturday about Parks' "bold stand in ending racism," triggering a snark avalanche. While the gaffe was relatively minor, it plays into the damaging narrative about the Republican Party — that it only pays lip service to the notion of increasing its appeal to minority voters.
For politicians, winning public office means countless handshakes with voters and making their best case for election, all while knocking the opposition. We keep an eye on the campaign trail as candidates and voters perform the ritual dance of democracy.
It may have been an election off-year, but that didn't stifle the creativity of political ad-makers in 2013. From "Creepy Uncle Sam" to screaming donkeys, there were plenty of eye-catching spots on the airwaves — or YouTube — this year.
It's trial balloon season in presidential politics, a time when long shots and lesser-knowns float their names for 2016. More than a few of them are simply after the free publicity.
While vulnerable congressional Democrats might politely decline a local appearance by President Obama on their behalf, the money he's raising for their campaigns is an entirely different matter.
On Monday, Republicans held the second of at least four planned hearings designed to focus on health insurance price increases. GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, blames the problem on the Affordable Care Act.
John F. Kennedy redefined the art of campaigning. Thanks to him, televised debates took on greater prominence, and primaries grew in strategic importance.
GOP businessman Vance McAllister, a political newcomer, handily defeated Republican state Sen. Neil Riser in a special election that tested two different GOP approaches to Obamacare.
There's little difference between state Sen. Neil Riser and businessman Vance McAllister on the major issues. But the two Republicans vying to replace former GOP Rep. Rodney Alexander in Louisiana have a notable difference of opinion on Obamacare.
After incumbent Don Bowden ended up tied with challenger John Davis in the Nov. 5 mayoral election in Albion, Idaho, at 60 votes apiece, a coin toss was called to determine the winner.
The American public is clearly ticked off. How mad are voters? By some measures, angrier than at any point in decades.