There is a way to move beyond the stalemate over judicial nominations -- adopt the plan put forth by Sen. Arlen Specter.
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GOP rift splits "seculars" and "sacreds."
Even with the next presidential election three and a half years away, there's no shortage of potential candidates, or intrigue.
Sen. Jim Jeffords's exit might produce a real race.
Both the Republican and Democratic parties have long and difficult roads to follow in trying to come out on top in 2006 Senate races.
Narrow victories aside, President Bush has accomplished something his predeccessors could not: maintaining his party's control of government.
Embattled Tom DeLay may be nearing crossroads.
The strategies that both Republicans and Democrats employed to handle the case of Terri Schiavo clearly were driven by what happened in the 2004 elections.
The Bush administration has made its mark with a coordinated effort to centralize control over the management and operations of government.
The pending retirement of Sen. Paul Sarbanes may led to some interesting politics in Maryland over the next year.