The New York governor's road to the White House runs through marriage, gun control, and sheer political brilliance. "A progressive who's broke" — or a new kind of centrist?
The party is poised for a showdown over Social Security and Medicare. Obama vs. the liberals.
A sympathetic Democrat's advice.
After four years of promises not quite kept, the president dusts off a cherished buzzword in his last stand.
Because why not. And because the law makes them impossible to stop.
Obama and Romney can't control this narrative. A better chance to see what the candidates are really like.
Mitt Romney's late pivot is a bet that the label isn't as toxic as it used to be.
The media and the people want different things. Attack? Or make people like you?
Big donors pay five figures or more for chummy presentations and fake influence. They got what they paid for in Florida.
If you listened closely in Charlotte, you could hear a rhetorical liberal resurgence.
Kind of like the time I tried to talk Billy Crystal out of a Jewish joke. Celebrities are impossible to control.
In 2008 — when I worked against Obama, then for him — even David Gergen saw the race card everywhere. Now birther jokes are fair game.
Welcome to the political class's quadrennial freakout.
High-profile surrogates are, as usual, totally out of control. Bad memories from the Clinton war room.
Forget the future. Obama and Romney haven't even figured out how to talk about their own records.