Nothing about the federal tax system is especially pleasant: it requires a lot of forms, expends precious mental energy, and of course involves parting ways with your money. But according to a new poll commissioned by The Washington Post, 53 percent of Democrats gave a favorable opinion of the federal tax system; 66 percent of Republicans didn't.
The 54-year old Indiana Democrat is healthy, popular and scandal-free
Probably, but climate change legislation may still be snowed out
The powerful Dem is in intensive care, spurring retirement rumors
Some see an unusual Oregon vote as a progressive answer to the Republican win in Massachusetts
The Vice President's son has dashed expectations that he will run for his father's seat in 2010
Obama taps his former campaign manager to revitalize the party. What's the Democrats' message in 2010?
John Edwards admits he fathered a child with his mistress. Pundits say he's preempting a tell-all book.
Early finger-pointing over the loss in Massachusetts is changing to more general disillusion among liberals
While politicos focused on health care, voters may have been more occupied with their wallets, jobs, and prospects
Pundits tweet, blog, and sputter outrage and triumph as the post-election analysis begins
Outrage and sagging enthusiasm damages Dems from Martha Coakley to President Obama
In 2008, Sen. Reid included in his many private praises of Obama that he has "no Negro dialect"
Joe Biden writes an Amtrak magazine cover story extolling the virtues of--what else?--trains
The senator faced dismal reelection prospects. Were his problems national or local in scope?
The former lead player on health care recommended his girlfriend for a U.S. attorney job
A profile of prominent blogger-activist Jane Hamsher rubs one young D.C. pundit the wrong way
Is the former New Jersey governor about to become Bank of America's new CEO?
The Kerry-Boxer climate bill is heading into hearings in the Senate Finance and Energy committees
Democrats remain popular, but analysts see signs that could change without the right action
VP Biden is polling worse than Cheney was in 2001. How come?
Pundits speculate that the popular Florida Democrat may be seeking better pay and turning his focus to Israel
The Secretary of State disavows another presidential campaign, but commentators don't seem to believe her
A vote to oust the representative fails, and commentators wonder whether this is providing too much theater for the 2010 elections
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