The silent senators

There’s a new bipartisan group in the Senate. Call it the Talk To My Press Secretary Caucus.

Bye-bye franked mail

Lawmakers are abandoning tax-payer funded mail, an analysis of spending reports found.

Nancy Pelosi wants to make a deal

Throughout the shutdown, she kept trying to get Boehner to talk. He didn’t want to listen.

Nancy Pelosi on deal: ‘Embrace the suck’

A look inside the caucus meeting where Pelosi tried to sell the budget deal.

Budget committee can’t fail

The budget panel — a conference committee created to help avoid another government shutdown — can’t fail.

Louisiana Senate Race 2014:

Mary Landrieu’s 2014 playbook is her own

Bill Cassidy tries to unite Louisiana conservatives

Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy are facing off in one the cycle’s much followed races where Republicans hope to pick off a Democrat in a red state.

Darrell Issa to travel to Libya

Broke news that Issa was traveling to Libya without informing his Democratic counterpart.

What has become of the Benghazi investigation?

All of the sudden, Rep. Issa stopped talking about Benghazi.

529591_10102162610802645_1741120990_nNancy Pelosi’s test

When the president decided to strike Syria, it put Pelosi in a tough spot.

Newt Gingrich and the press: Secret pals

Newt Gingrich loved to bash the media. But he had a secret affection for the band of reporters who followed him around.

Defining moment eludes Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney could use a big moment. Since he began stumping, the GOP presidential nominee’s campaign events have been nearly identical — perfectly staged and choreographed, but forgettable. If it weren’t for the occasional state flag hanging behind him, those watching wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the GOP nominee’s rallies in Pueblo, Colo. and Vandalia, Ohio.

Mitt Romney walks fine line on economy

Mitt Romney is walking a fine line: How do you blame President Obama for the economy without also pointing the finger at his Republican predecessor?

Mitt Romney tries to explain Medicare stance

And it doesn’t go so well.

Newt Gingrich’s Nevada campaign unraveling

Newt Gingrich is not on TV here. His daily events have slowed to a trickle. He’s got a bare-bones staff working in a tiny space rented just 2 weeks ago.

Newt Gingrich back on his game

Newt Gingrich didn’t have a game-changing moment in Wednesday night’s Arizona debate. But the former House speaker’s newest approach to the Republican presidential race — staying above the fray, avoiding attacks and focusing on the issues — proved to be a winner for him anyway.

420999_10101876162088165_237733436_nGOP returns Mitt Romney ‘gifts’

A handful of prominent Republicans criticized Mitt Romney for his disparaging remarks about President Barack Obama’s “gifts” to core constituencies, saying that it was the wrong message to send voters as the party tries to rebuild itself after a bruising defeat.

Mitt Romney concedes to Barack Obama

Dispatch from Boston Election Night.

Mitt Romney makes case to ‘disappointed’ voters in RNC speech

Dispatch from Tampa at Romney’s RNC speech

Young women more involved in campaign coverage

Forget the boys on the bus. Women took over the campaign press buses.