Recent Stories By Karen Tumulty:
GOP Strategist Ed Gillespie's New Role: Senate Candidate March 23, 2014
Ed Gillespie has made a name and fortune writing, packaging and peddling the party line. The walls of his new campaign headquarters in a semi-industrial Northern Virginia neighborhood near I-95 are...
2016: Hillary vs. Rand, Marco, Ted, Scott, Paul, and…February 2, 2014
As Republicans look ahead to the 2016 presidential race, they are hoping to avoid the kind of chaotic and protracted nominating battle that dismayed party elders and damaged the eventual candidacy of...
Henry Waxman, 20-Term Democrat, to RetireJanuary 30, 2014
Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.), one of the most prolific and successful lawmakers of the modern era, has decided to retire at the end of this congressional session. “Forty years have gone by very...
Washington in Crisis As Shutdown, Default AwaitSeptember 22, 2013
With little more than a week to go before a potential government shutdown, Washington feels like a car without a driver on a road without a guardrail. As it hurtles toward the edge, no one —...
In Wendy Davis, Dems See a Strong Political Asset June 27, 2013
Wendy Davis strode onto the floor of the Texas Senate chamber on Tuesday in rouge-red running shoes, and came off it early Wednesday morning as the Democratic Party’s newest star. During...
Boehner Blows It with a Plan Destined to FailDecember 23, 2012
The main thing that has held Republicans together philosophically is the belief in holding down taxes. Not one of them in Congress has voted for a significant increase in more than two decades. Now...