One might think that a powerful, long-time Democratic politician in California would have little problem getting the state party to endorse them for another term in office. As Sen. Dianne Feinstein found out, that's just not the case, as the state party declined to endorse her re-election bid. The reason?
We've heard it time and time again: the tea party is dead. Usually, the charge comes from those who never agreed with, and tried very hard to demonize the small government movement that rocked the political world.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that could decide the fate of public sector labor unions. At issue is whether those unions can force non-members to pay union dues -- dues that are often used for activities (political advocacy among them) the dues payer may find objectionable.