The importance of Jim Barksdale’s hat. Er, cap.

9:00 am May. 21, 2016

The immediate future of the Democratic party in Georgia could be riding on a hat this week. Or more correctly, a somewhat frumpy touring cap.

On Tuesday, three Democrats will stand for the right to face

A sign at a Durham, N.C. hotel. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

LGBT vote plunges U.S. House into chaos

7:00 am May. 20, 2016

We told you earlier this week about how GOP leaders in the U.S. House managed to avoid a messy floor fight over a mini “religious liberty”-like provision on a defense policy bill. They weren’t so lucky on Thursday, when a similar amendment Democrats sought to attach to a veterans health spending measure prompted a messy fracas in front of the C-SPAN cameras.

It all started when an amendment from New York