Robert Costa

Robert Costa was formerly the Washington editor for National Review.

Robert Costa was formerly the Washington editor for National Review.

Top Cuccinelli Aide Blames Shutdown for Defeat

Chris LaCivita, Ken Cuccinelli’s chief political strategist during the recently ended gubernatorial campaign, says the federal-government shutdown crippled the Virginia Republican’s campaign more than any other factor. “It moved the ...

Graham Introduces Abortion Bill

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is ramping up his pro-life efforts, and today unveiled the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. “These ...

The Kennedy Curse

For a half-century, JFK has mesmerized Democrats: It’s a black-and-white picture we’ve all seen before: an earnest, 16-year-old Bill Clinton shaking hands with President John F. Kennedy. It was snapped in ...

Rand Paul Fights the Press

After facing plagiarism charges, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky spent much of Tuesday apologizing for making mistakes. In a statement, Doug Stafford, Paul’s top political aide, pledged to fix the ...
Politics & Policy

The Kennedy Curse

It’s a black-and-white picture we’ve all seen before: an earnest, 16-year-old Bill Clinton shaking hands with President John F. Kennedy. It was snapped in July 1963 in the Rose Garden, ...
Politics & Policy

Action Figure

Heritage Action, the conservative group that orchestrated the defund-Obamacare campaign, emerged from the recent shutdown with few legislative victories. But it didn’t walk away empty-handed; it won influence, especially among ...

McConnell’s Exit Interview

On Thursday morning, I sat down with Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the minority leader, in his Capitol office. We discussed his role in brokering the recent fiscal deal, his ...