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In the New Testament era were the political and religious interests of the Pharisees closely aligned with the Herodians? Or did the nationalistic elements of Phariseeism make them allies?

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Could you add a date (betwee so and so) to the question as the situation was very fluid. –  gideon marx Oct 7 '13 at 17:03
Do you maybe mean the Hasmoneans? They had a stormy relationship with the Pharisees. –  gideon marx Oct 8 '13 at 7:04
Some have referred to the various people who opposed Jesus as lessons in how humans, nonbelievers or not, go wrong in approaching Him. So I'm interested in this timeframe. –  pterandon Oct 8 '13 at 16:56
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