American political memories can be both impressively long and terribly short. And somewhere in the middle, minds start to change.
Republican Senator Tom Coburn singlehandedly blocked a veterans suicide bill, even as numbers show the epidemic is only getting worse.
It's official: Dubya's brother has "decided to actively explore the possibility" of becoming the third Bush in as many decades to run the country.
Either that or it's going to create an unregulated legal weed zone in the nation's capital.
An election for state House Speaker in New Hampshire hints that the GOP may finally be coming back to the middle.
Maryland Congressman Andy Harris is on a relentless crusade to stop the nation's capital from getting high.
Ben Carson is a famous pediatric neurosurgeon who doesn't believe in evolution and compares America to Nazi Germany. So of course he's running for president.
Residents of the nation's capital are enthusiastic about legalization, but Republicans in Congress may stand in their way.
Libertarian and religious right activists in the first-in-nation primary state are already making plans to make the country more conservative in 2016.
Republicans are already losing their minds over the president's new executive order.
Opponents of the Keystone XL have managed to stall construction of the pipeline again on Tuesday, but their fight isn't over yet.
More than a year after Edward Snowden first revealed the extent of the NSA's mass surveillance programs, the Senate is finally voting on a bill to curb the agency's sweeping spying powers.
With the 2016 campaign underway, the Kentucky Republican is ready to throw down over foreign policy.
Democrats and Barack Obama are losing their grip on young voters. That means if you're under age 30, your vote is back in play for 2016.
Now that the midterms are over, we can turn our attention to the Real Election. Here's a breakdown of all the poor suckers who are running for president in 2016.
It's been a long dry spell for the Republican Party. But with the scent of victory in the air, Tuesday was to put the party back in the Grand Old Party.
The left still hasn't figured out how to get Obama's coalition to vote when Obama's not on the ballot.
The GOP is now preparing to take control of the Senate for the first time in eight years--a political power shift that gives the party free rein to torment President Barack Obama for the next two years.
Greg Orman is running for Senate in Kansas as an Independent. If he unseats Republican incumbent Pat Roberts, he could determine which party controls the Senate after 2014.
Florida's medical marijuana vote was supposed to be a bellwether for the national legalization movement. But now, supporters face an uphill battle against a well-funded opposition campaign that is determined to beat back reforms of the state's drug laws.
Louisiana's Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu is fighting a rising tide of conservatism in the Bayou State.
The 2014 midterm elections are on Tuesday, and no one cares. You should. So in the vague hope that you live in a state that allows same-day registration, here's the basic shit you need to know about.
It's easy to chalk up the GOP's hard right midterm turn on immigration to conservative fearmongering and vague doomsday panic, but that's not the whole story.
Larry Pressler, the former South Dakota Republican Senator who once turned down an Abscam bribe, is looking for a comeback, one cowboy poetry reading at a time.