With his primary election victory last week, Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski—a Blue Dog and cultural conservative—won the first major 2018 battle between the Democratic Party’s establishment and progressive wings. But don’t be confused about what it means. The war is...
In the Caribbean, at least 10 people have died as the historic Category 5 Hurricane Irma barrels across the Atlantic Ocean and toward the U.S. coast. Hurricane Irma is the most powerful storm ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean....
Good news, politics fans—if you loved Benghazi, or if you loved Whitewater, or, hell, if you loved the Birther movement, you are going to go nuts for Burlington College-gate. (Or Burling-gate? Or Burlinghazi?) If you’re unfamiliar with this newest GOP...
Blairites and Clintonites must bring themselves to admit that “third way” centrism is a relic of the past It has been over a week since the U.K. election that left the political establishment reeling in Britain and around the world....
<Ignore the narrative that Trump is a bumbling idiot: Very bad things are happening, with more to come. Shocking, abnormal, unprecedented: These are just some of the words used to describe the Trump presidency since he took office. And with...
D.C. and Maryland plan to sue President Trump for violating a little-known constitutional provision called "the Emoluments Clause." (Video: Jenny Starrs/Photo: Matt McClain/The Washington Post) Nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress agreed to file a lawsuit Wednesday against President Trump...
At the People’s Summit, the left plots its takeover. When supporters of Bernie Sanders convened the first People’s Summit last year in Chicago, an air of anxious optimism suffused the event. The gathering came days before the Democratic National Convention...
He agrees that more help from his national party would have been welcomed. Democrat Rob Quist, the folk musician who lost a competitive U.S. House election last month in Montana, is already thinking about trying again. Quist spoke to HuffPost at...
According to a report published by The Guardian this Sunday, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) seemed to long for the days of Obama’s presidency when he was asked about the current state of presidential leadership. When asked if America was in...
Speaking at the "People's Summit" in Chicago, Bernie Sanders urges progressives to seek more electoral victories Standing before a crowd of progressive activists and some of his strongest supporters Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt., urged the Democratic Party to seek reform arguing that...