Frank James

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A Newly Potholed Bridge Pops Up On Christie's Road To 2016

Thursday, January 09, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has found the George Washington Bridge in his way on the road to a potential 2016 presidential run. Right now, it's still an open question whether he'll get over it.


Gates Memoir Could Prove Helpful To Hillary Clinton In 2016

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes a hit in a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. But she also gets high praise from the Republican.


GOP's 2014 Resolution: Keep Pounding Democrats On Obamacare

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

As far as Republicans are concerned, the ACA is the gift that keeps giving. That's why the RNC announced a series of hard-hitting radio ads aimed at various House and Senate Democrats.


4 Lessons From Liz Cheney's Ill-Fated Senate Run

Monday, January 06, 2014

Even before family health issues arose, Cheney's campaign appeared to face dim prospects in the Wyoming GOP primary against Sen. Mike Enzi. One lesson from her now-ended bid: A famous political name only gets you so far.


House GOP Puts Another 'Target' On Obamacare

Friday, January 03, 2014

House Republicans plan to start the year with a vote on legislation to better safeguard the personal data that collects. Democrats see it as yet another attempt to undermine the health law, but they also see political risk in voting against more security for sensitive consumer data.


2013: The Year In Political Screw-Ups

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

If anything defined 2013, it was the political misstep. Between the broken promises, personal scandals and federal government shutdown, it was a year that left voters frustrated and, in some cases, appalled.

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5 Achievements Of The 113th Congress (So Far)

Friday, December 27, 2013

The 113th Congress has come to be defined more by what it failed to do than what it did. But the two warring parties controlling either end of Capitol Hill managed to accomplish a few things in 2013.


5 Things We Learned From The Budget Debate

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Among the takeaways from congressional votes to approve the bipartisan budget deal: Compromise happens, except on taxes and entitlements. And Congress still works. Well, sort of.


Bridge Controversy Could Take Toll On Chris Christie's Future

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Did petty politics lead to traffic-snarling lane closures on the nation's busiest bridge? That question, which has dogged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for weeks, could end up tarnishing his prospective 2016 presidential bid.

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New Year Likely To Ring In Old Debt Ceiling Fight

Monday, December 16, 2013

The good news is that the budget agreement moving through Congress takes another costly government shutdown off the table. The bad news? It looks like another debt ceiling clash is right around the corner.


Newtown Anniversary Marked By Gun Control Stalemate

Friday, December 13, 2013

On the surface, it may look like the gun lobby ultimately won the political battles that mattered in the past year. After all, Congress failed to pass tougher gun laws. But the reality is more mixed; the result was more of a standoff.


Boehner Blasts Tea Party Groups Over Budget Deal Criticism

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The House speaker lashed out at conservative advocacy groups over their opposition to the budget agreement reached by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray. His reaction comes not a moment too soon, as far as the speaker's allies are concerned.


Mary Landrieu Wrestles An (Obamacare) Alligator

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

How's the Louisiana senator responding to GOP efforts to tie her to the Affordable Care Act's problems? Partly with an ad that gives her outsize credit for President Obama's decision to change course and let people keep health plans next year that would otherwise be canceled under the new law.


Is Economic Populism A Problem Or A Solution For Democrats?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A recent op-ed from a centrist Democratic think tank reignited an intraparty fight over the political pluses and perils of economic populism. But there are good reasons why we're unlikely to see a repeat of the battles of the mid-1980s.


Senate GOP Could Taste Sweet Revenge In Supreme Court Case

Monday, December 09, 2013

If the Obama administration winds up losing a Supreme Court case challenging President Obama's recess appointments, the Senate back story could make the win especially gratifying for Republicans.


For Biden, All The World's A Stage For Possible 2016 Run

Thursday, December 05, 2013

The Asia trip is generating the kind of video and headlines that could prove useful if the vice president decides to run for president in 2016.


Lawmakers In Name Only? Congress Reaches Productivity Lows

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

In terms of enacting laws, the current Congress is on course to be the least productive in modern times. Some House members think the lack of legislative activity is a positive development.


A Poorly Worded RNC Tweet On Rosa Parks Backfires

Monday, December 02, 2013

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.


Monday Political Mix: GOP To Keep Obamacare Fans On Defensive

Monday, November 11, 2013

House Republicans are hoping to exploit the Affordable Care Act's problems... Gov. Christie takes a Sunday news show victory lap... veterans programs face more spending cuts.


Presidential Apologies: Regrets, They Have A Few

Friday, November 08, 2013

The recent history of White House apologies teaches us a lesson: Being president means never having to say you're sorry. At least not in a convincing, soulful, direct way.