President Obama is clearly eager to regain some of the lost goodwill he once had with young voters. And students, at least those at American University today, seem to be listening -- if cautiously. read more
Republicans had been calling for Obama to boot Kathleen Sebelius even before the disastrous website rollout. Here's what Obama's health secretary will have to account for when she's in the hot seat today. read more
The Republican Party is not just losing the shutdown, it’s losing it in historic fashion. The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC survey finds just 24% of Americans hold a positive opinion of Republicans–a record low for the modern party. Meanwhile, Barack Obama’s approval rating has bumped up slightly in the last month to 47%. read more
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's quest to uphold his state's anti-sodomy law ended in failure Monday, after the Supreme Court rejected Cuccinelli's plea to overturn a lower court ruling finding the law unconstitutional. read more
There's already a rhythm to the shutdown fight: House Republicans huddle in the Capitol’s basement to plot their next move. They emerge with a plan. Then Harry Reid hits the Senate floor and swiftly dismisses it in the harshest possible terms.