Political Capital

Television

In this handout image provided by Host Photo Agency, 
Russian President Vladimir Putin greets U.S. President Barack Obama at the G20 summit on Sept. 5, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Photograph by Alexei Danichev/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images

In this handout image provided by Host Photo Agency, Russian President Vladimir Putin greets U.S. President Barack Obama at the G20 summit on Sept. 5, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Putin: Obama ‘A Decent Man’

Russian President Vladimir Putin and American President Barack Obama don’t always see eye to soul, yet Putin says he’s pretty confident Obama would save him if he were drowning. The Russian leader held court on Russian TV today, talking about...

Read more »

U.S. Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), from left, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) speak in support of U.S. House bill H.R. 428 during a press conference in the Cannon House Office Building on March 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Photograph by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images

U.S. Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), from left, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) speak in support of U.S. House bill H.R. 428 during a press conference in the Cannon House Office Building on March 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

North Carolina’s Jones Hit With Outside Ad Wave

The outside campaign to oust Republican Rep. Walter Jones in North Carolina’s 3rd District is intensifying less than three weeks before the key primary. Emergency Committee for Israel, a Republican pro-Israel group, and Ending Spending Action Fund, a super-political action...

Read more »

Maria Bartiromo, anchor for CNBC Inc., center, during a panel discussion at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills on April 30, 2012.

Photograph by Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

Maria Bartiromo, anchor for CNBC Inc., center, during a panel discussion at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills on April 30, 2012.

Bartiromo Italy-Bound: Prize Winner

Operatic arias, risotto and a crowd of 200 greeted journalist Maria Bartiromo last night at the Italian Embassy,where she was awarded the 2014 Urbino Press Award. Bartiromo, an anchor and global markets editor for Fox News, is the first finance...

Read more »

Don Beyer talks with his campaign aides after a Mt. Vernon District Democratic candidate forum to replace retiring US Rep. Jim Moran in Alexandria, Va. on April 12, 2014.

Photograph by J. Lawler Duggan/for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Don Beyer talks with his campaign aides after a Mt. Vernon District Democratic candidate forum to replace retiring US Rep. Jim Moran in Alexandria, Va. on April 12, 2014.

Don Beyer: Obamacare, Howard Dean and Volvos

All the Democrats are running from Obamacare, right? Not Don Beyer, a Democrat seeking the seat of retiring Virginia congressman Jim Moran, who has served for two-and-a-half decades. “Republicans are working to undermine Obamacare,” reads the headline on the colorful...

Read more »


Delegates cheer during the keynote address by U.S Senate candidate Barack Obama of Illinois at the Democratic National Convention on July 27, 2004 in Boston.

Photograph by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Delegates cheer during the keynote address by U.S Senate candidate Barack Obama of Illinois at the Democratic National Convention on July 27, 2004 in Boston.

Obama’s Dream, 50 Years Hence

Updated at 1:41 and 1:46 pm EDT with the president’s remarks today “My identity might begin with the fact of my race, but it didn’t, couldn’t end there. At least that’s what I would choose to believe.” – Barack Obama,...

Read more »

Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, during a keynote session at the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit 2014 in San Francisco on April 8, 2014.

Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, during a keynote session at the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit 2014 in San Francisco on April 8, 2014.

Clinton Jumps into Koch-Bashing Act

For Hillary Clinton, diplomacy ends at the Koch Theater’s edge. It’s an article of faith on the left that the billionaire industrialists David and Charles Koch bankrolled the Tea Party movement mostly to advance their own business interests. The Senate...

Read more »


Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18, 2013.

Photograph by Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18, 2013.

Kerry, McCain: Battle of the Nominees

When two decorated Vietnam War veterans, both winners of their parties’ nominations for president — and both losers of the general election — square off over differences in foreign policy, a war of political nerve might ensue. It did at...

Read more »

Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the US Department of Justice on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 8, 2014.

Photograph by Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the US Department of Justice on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 8, 2014.

Holder: ‘You Don’t Want to Go There’ — and Good Asparagus Luck!

  Eric Holder has made little secret of his contempt for Congress. And at least some in the Republican-run House have voted to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress as well. As Rep. Louie Goehmert, a Texas Republican,...

Read more »