Frank James

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CPAC 2014: Reading The Tea (Party) Leaves

Thursday, March 06, 2014

As the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference gets underway, one of the major questions hanging over the event is this: how much clout does the Tea Party still have?


Bill Clinton, Party-Builder In Chief

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The former president's political portfolio is in keeping with his longstanding efforts to build the Democratic Party into a more powerful organizational force.


Ukraine Is The Latest Overseas Crisis To Blur DC's Partisan Lines

Monday, March 03, 2014

Politics may not stop at the waters edge (if it ever did). But it does get more complicated, as Russia's involvement in Ukraine is the latest foreign policy crisis to demonstrate.


Hillary Clinton's Political Acumen And Other Tidbits From New Docs

Friday, February 28, 2014

The new documents from the Clinton Presidential Library shed little new light on the former first lady, but they did provide a flashbacks to the political climate of the period.


Clintons Provide Firepower Behind DNC 'Voter Expansion Project'

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A new Democratic National Committee effort is designed to counter voter ID and other laws that make it harder for many voters to cast their ballots. Bill and Hillary Clinton are lending their help.


Pentagon Cuts Promise Political Pain

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Cutting defense spending is about as popular as proposing Social Security cuts. In other words, not very. But it must be done despite the politics, say officials who have helped close military bases.


Obama And Boehner Relationship Anything But Solid

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The president and the House speaker have had few face-to-face meetings, and their relationship has more often been marked by angry finger-pointing.


The Lessons Of John Dingell's Departure

Monday, February 24, 2014

It's remarkable that an accomplished legislator like Dingell, a Michigan Democrat who is the longest serving member of Congress in history, stayed so long into an era of congressional dysfunction.


FCC Won't Ask Journalists To Explain Themselves After All

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission conduced a strategic withdrawal from a politically controversial plan to ask journalists how they decide what is and isn't news.


Obama Buoys Democrats By Dropping Social Security Cut Idea

Thursday, February 20, 2014

You could almost hear the sigh of relief from Democrats when the White House announced President Obama's 2015 budget wouldn't include a proposal that would have lowered Social Security benefits.


How A Remote Alaska Road Became A Political Wedge Issue

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Judging from an opponent's attack, you could easily conclude that Sen. Mark Begich opposes a lifeline to the small Aleutian village of King Cove. But the opposite is true.


Democrats Seek Cure For GOP Obamacare Attacks

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Democrats are countering Republican attacks on the Affordable Care Act by promising to fix the broken parts and embracing the most popular provisions in the law.


Authors Of New Hillary Clinton Book: She Never Stopped Running

Friday, February 14, 2014

For HRC, their new book about Hillary Clinton's time as the nation's secretary of state, political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes gained unusual access to Hillaryworld. In fact, they talked to Clinton herself. They spoke with It's All Politics about some of what they learned.


Rand Paul's NSA Lawsuit Helps Him Lay Claim To A Big Issue

Thursday, February 13, 2014

By suing the Obama administration, including the National Security Agency, for the agency's phone call data collection, Sen. Rand Paul now has ownership of an important issue in a way no other potential 2016 presidential candidate has yet to claim.


Debt Ceiling Vote Relied On GOP's 'Tough Vote' Caucus

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The 28 House Republicans who voted for the debt ceiling increase made it safe for the rest of their fellow Republicans not to.


Debt Ceiling Standoff? Not This Time

Monday, February 10, 2014

When Congress hits its debt ceiling at the end of the month, don't expect another big confrontation. House Republicans don't have the appetite for it and can't even agree on what points to negotiate.


House Republicans May Get To Immigration, Just Not Now

Friday, February 07, 2014

In politics, it often comes down to timing. And right now, the timing just isn't good for congressional Republicans to take up an immigration overhaul.


Senate Retreats Offer Chance To Bond, Plot Strategy

Thursday, February 06, 2014

It was annual Senate retreat day in Washington Wednesday, a time when senators get away from the U.S. Capitol and all its daily distractions. But not too far away.


RNC's Priebus Insists Minority Outreach Effort Is Built To Last

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Much of politics is about symbols and gestures. And there were plenty of them at the historic Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C., where the Republican National Committee marked Black History Month.


5 Things We Learned From The President's Speech

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Much of what was in President Obama's fifth State of the Union address was signaled in the days leading into the speech. Even so, there were a few revealing moments.

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