- 10 Questions for Paul Ryan
(The Caucus - July 31 2014 - 8:10 PM:)
Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin sat down with The Times's John Harwood to discuss his antipoverty proposal, the performance of Congress and his political future.
- Sunday Breakfast Menu, July 27
(The Caucus - July 26 2014 - 7:35 PM:)
A brief cease-fire in Gaza and a stalled investigation of the downed Malaysian flight will dominate the Sunday shows conversation.
- 10 Questions for Hillary Rodham Clinton
(The Caucus - July 24 2014 - 8:26 PM:)
Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke Thursday with The Times's John Harwood about America’s current foreign policy crises, potential presidential rivals and her relationship with the press.
- Sunday Breakfast Menu, July 20
(The Caucus - July 19 2014 - 6:51 PM:)
The downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza will dominate the conversation on the Sunday talk shows.
- New Batch of Clinton-Era Papers Is Released
(The Caucus - July 18 2014 - 4:36 PM:)
The National Archives on Friday unsealed about 1,000 pages of documents from the Clinton administration, the sixth such release in recent months.
- What’s News in Washington: White House Faces Dual International Crises
(The Caucus - July 18 2014 - 2:35 PM:)
While President Obama has tried to keep focused on domestic issues this week, news out of Ukraine and Gaza has overshadowed what’s happening closer to home.
- 10 Questions for Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey
(The Caucus - July 17 2014 - 4:17 PM:)
Gov. Chris Christie, Republican of New Jersey, sat down with John Harwood of The Times and CNBC to discuss his party, his state's pension shortfall, the bridge-closure controversy and his presidential prospects.
- What’s News in Washington: Obama Strengthens Sanctions Against Russia
(The Caucus - July 17 2014 - 1:41 PM:)
A new batch of sanctions, unveiled Wednesday night, represents the most punishing measures the United States has imposed on Russia for its incursion into Ukraine.
- What’s News in Washington: Boehner Moves Ahead With Plan to Sue Obama
(The Caucus - July 16 2014 - 1:38 PM:)
A House Rules Committee will debate the merits of a lawsuit proposed by Speaker John A. Boehner over the president's use of executive powers.
- What’s News in Washington: Obama Pushes Fix for Highway Funding
(The Caucus - July 15 2014 - 1:44 PM:)
The president heads to McLean, Va., in his latest effort to encourage Congress to approve new money for the fund, which if depleted could halt infrastructure projects and cost the United States thousands of jobs.
FIVE THIRTY EIGHT
- Special Election Timing in New Jersey Points to a Weak G.O.P. Field
(FiveThirtyEight - June 04 2013 - 8:11 PM:)
Gov. Chris Christie's decision to schedule a special election for Senator Frank R. Lautenberg's seat on Oct. 16 suggests that he evaluated the potential Republican challengers and did not like what he saw.
- How Christie Can Maximize the G.O.P.’s Chances in New Jersey
(FiveThirtyEight - June 04 2013 - 12:55 AM:)
Any Republican that Gov. Chris Christie appointed to replace Senator Frank R. Lautenberg would probably be an underdog in an election. But if Mr. Christie wants to maximize his party's chances of holding the seat, his path is fairly straightforward.
- Lautenberg’s Death Continues Sharp Decrease in Military Veterans in Senate
(FiveThirtyEight - June 03 2013 - 6:14 PM:)
In the late 1970s, 81 of 100 senators had served in the military. Today, just 16 have.
- A Predictable Decline in Hillary Clinton’s Popularity
(FiveThirtyEight - May 31 2013 - 7:58 PM:)
The drop in Mrs. Clinton's favorability ratings was likely just a matter of time -- and if the Benghazi hearings had not triggered it, something else would have.
- Why Can’t Canada Win the Stanley Cup?
(FiveThirtyEight - May 31 2013 - 4:46 PM:)
No Canadian team has won the N.H.L. championship since 1993. How unlikely is this 20-year drought? And is there anything in the league's economics that might explain it?
- Bachmann’s Retirement Reduces Electoral Risk for G.O.P.
(FiveThirtyEight - May 29 2013 - 11:48 PM:)
Some Democrats are giddy that the Tea Party provocateur Michele Bachmann has announced her intention to retire from Congress, but her decision may allow Republicans to avoid a toss-up race in what should be a reasonably safe district.
- Popular Governors, and Prospects for 2016
(FiveThirtyEight - May 28 2013 - 4:11 PM:)
The Republicans have several widely popular governors in swing states and blue states. But they aren't always the ones most frequently mentioned for 2016.
- Is the Economy Saving Obama’s Approval Ratings?
(FiveThirtyEight - May 21 2013 - 12:04 PM:)
Political coverage over the last week has focused on a series of stories that reflect negatively on the executive branch, but President Obama's approval ratings have held steady.
- New Audit Allegations Show Flawed Statistical Thinking
(FiveThirtyEight - May 17 2013 - 8:31 PM:)
Some conservatives are alleging that the I.R.S. targeted not just conservative groups, but also individual conservative taxpayers. But a handful of anecdotal data points are not worth very much in a country of 300 million people.
- Is There Really a Second-Term Curse?
(FiveThirtyEight - May 16 2013 - 4:47 PM:)
Two-term presidents since World War II tended to be quite popular in their first terms, and significantly less so in their second terms. Is this proof of a second-term curse? In reality, there are some complications.