In President Obama's first term, Republicans made a lot of hay by pointing out that our entitlement programs are on an unsustainable path, and that argument was supported by the Simpson-Bowles bipartisan commission to fix the long-term deficit.
School choice programs are a flashpoint in a few elections this year.
With everything that has happened this week on ISIL and the crisis in Iraq and Syria, President Obama has not emerged with a decisive leadership strategy. This has left critics of the Administration in a place to counter the Obama narrative and push strategies of their own.
The estate tax - known pejoratively as the "death tax" - is a tax made for the purposes of "fairness" and justice, but it raises very little money and is mildly harmful to the economy.
President Obama made his big primetime speech addressing ISIS this week, underwhelming both conservatives and progressives at the same time. After the speech, GOP foreign policy stalwart John McCain had some choice words - saying President Obama made "a very weak argument."
Last year, budget fights caused the federal government to shut down for a few days. This year, Republicans look to be planning a "clean" continuing resolution, setting government funding levels at the same place they've been at for this year.
The community of gamers on the internet is in full-blown meltdown, from industry sites to Twitter. It's been dubbed #GamerGate by the Twitter crowd, although the origin of that term is unknown.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics at the U.S. Department of Labor is out with their jobs report on August's economic situation. The report is a huge, huge miss.
While Harry Reid rants about the Koch Brothers, big money liberal donor Tom Steyer escapes the scrutiny of the money-in-politics crowd. But make no mistake, Steyer is every bit the force in politics that the Koch brothers are.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee released "Giopi: Mission Majority" this week to wide coverage across the web. But is it any good?
Every major corporation has a leader, and most of them have political views. This shouldn't come as a shock to anyone. Many of them also have Political Action Committees that are actively involved in politics. Again, should not be shocking.
A new report obtained by Fox News from the Texas Department of Public Safety indicates that elements of ISIS are interested in the U.S.-Mexico border as a means of entry into the United States.
Burger King has agreed to purchase Tim Hortons, a Canadian food service chain, and has re-ignited the debate over "tax inversions." If Burger King gets its way, it will relocate its global headquarters to Canada for tax reasons.
Yesterday the Democratic National Committee attacked GOP Sen. Rand Paul for holding a "blame America" stance and for a "retreat from the world."
What's interesting is the CBO's analysis of the makeup of the labor force.
What does seem clear is that this is, at best, on the fringes of what should be considered for publicly-funded research. If there's a public goods angle here, it's difficult to see.
President Obama used his weekly radio address to push the renewal of the Export-Import bank.
Many analysts subscribe to the theory that the Congressional GOP is the main source of all dysfunction on Capitol Hill. Their monolithic will to block progress, this theory goes, impedes legislation on Capitol Hill and there's really nothing anyone can do about it but ask constituents to apply pressure.
"Aloof." "Cool." "Above the fray." These are all characteristics that have been used to describe President Obama and likely characteristics he would use to describe himself. President Obama came to Washington promising to end the partisan rancor that has come to define lawmaking in the nation's capitol.
Last weekend at the RedState Gathering, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus addressed an assembled crowd of hundreds of conservative activists, explaining how he's transforming the RNC and trying to turn it into an electoral force beyond off-year elections.