There is a real chance now to get a grand bargain in place before Labor Day.
Jeb Bush is expressing a greater openness to making the presidential race than he has in a long time. Here are two reminders to those who discount Bush’s strength as a candidate.
By allowing the Democrats to get their way on the Violence Against Women Act, Speaker Boehner is allowing the White House to enjoy a coalition that could lead to passage on immigration, gun control, and energy reform.
Losing a presidential election can focus the collective mind, but the individuals involved can have minds of their own.
The GOP is benefiting from a bevy of camera-ready, energetic national governors to help carry the fight to the White House on sequestration.
Republicans are now talking about raising the debt ceiling, but just for a month or two. That would open up a number of key Fiscal Cliff 2 questions.
Obama’s smart moves and big errors
In a rare example of political unity, both the Romney and Obama campaigns have expressed concern to the Commission on Presidential Debates about how the moderator of this Tuesday’s town hall has publicly described her role, TIME has learned.
The danger for the Romney campaign right now is the congealing conventional wisdom that the Republican emerged from Tampa and Charlotte meaningfully behind and facing some tough electoral college reality.
In May, after a round of interviews with senior Obama advisers, I concluded that they were, to a person, cautiously confident that their man could beat Mitt Romney.
“Because the popular vote is expected to be closer than it was four years ago, the Obama team is not being coy when it admits this will be a close