Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan join other members of the House GOP leadership for a brief news conference after a Republican Conference meeting at the U.S. Capitol March 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
William Galston is a contributing editor to The New Republic.
The working assumption of many political commentators in Washington is that politics is more polarized than it has been in decades and that it's the Republican Party's rightward drift that's to blame. The evidence bears this out — in part. But it also suggests a more complex story.
Day two of the voting in Egypt's first-ever free presidential election is underway. From Cairo, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports that while turnout early in the day was slightly lower than on Wednesday, officials expect the lines will build as the day continues.
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addresses the Latino Coalition's 2012 Small Business Summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Much of Romney's campaign rhetoric has been related to jobs. Less has been said about foreign policy.