"I don’t think they’re suddenly going to decide, ‘OK, we’re a minority party now, we’re just going to be a loyal opposition,'" Sen. Tim Kaine said.
If past is prologue, the president is certain to return to his own views in unscripted remarks and tweets in the hours and days after his State of the Union address.
Trump peppered his speech with calls for bipartisanship, a message that may not sit well with many.
"He’s actually willing to sit down with members of the opposite party, something that President Obama rarely did."
Five years ago today, millions of people came together to shock Washington into action on behalf of the public. Jan. 18, 2012 was a day of mass protests against legislation that would have undermined the free and open exchange of information online.
Transitioning to a state of hope in our divided political country will not be easy, but it is one that the continuity of
Like most people, I've been thinking a lot about how the results of the hard-fought presidential election of 2016 will shape
When examining the gap between promise and performance in the Obama years, the bit that isn't the Republican Party's fault is the bit that is Obama's.
Payday lenders give customers short-term cash advances, typically for two weeks, against their paycheck or Social Security
Whichever party wins the White House in 2016 could find itself unable to make good on its vision and promises, reaping a whirlwind of difficulties instead.
The historic partnership of nutrition and farm programs has been crucial to ensuring the quantity and quality of food available
Our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic
On October 7th, national service marks a major milestone: the induction of the one-millionth AmeriCorps member. Twenty-two years ago, the first class of AmeriCorps members - 20,000 strong - raised their right hand and "pledged to get things done for America."
It's a penny-wise and pound-foolish solution, and it's long past time for our leaders to wise up and do something about it
Look at the current political mess. Where are the leaders? "We the People" need inspiration, but there is a dearth of leadership. Across the political spectrum--local, state, and national politics--selfishness, denegation, dishonesty, and partisanship are the rule.
In the past few years, such political giants as Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Andrew Cuomo have brought attention to paid family leave by discussing their own experiences as fathers, and describing the ways these policies benefit men too.
It is worrisome, however, to realize that the conversations my family has, the ones where we are up in arms and become defensive
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This summer we're spending a lot of time talk about our "tribes". We're fond of that term. It makes us sound loving, collegial, connected. But increasingly it's nothing more than code -- for the people who look like us and agree with us. The ones on our side.