| Jun 3, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker entered a fundraiser in a cavernous barn here on a recent sunny Saturday afternoon to the flashes of cellphone cameras and throngs of people seeking a handshake and a selfie.
The front-runner in Iowa among those seeking the...
| Jun 7, 2015
No matter how you feel about the state legislature, I think we can all agree that these folks need to work on their time management skills.
College students cramming for finals have better time management skills.
Procrastinators have better time...
| Jun 5, 2015
| 1:04 AM
North Carolina Republicans are gathering to get revved up for next year's big elections and to hear from a few national politicians who want to be president.
The state GOP begins its biennial convention Friday in downtown Raleigh. The three-day event...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 10:51 AM
WASHINGTON — After five months of forums, fundraising appearances and trips to the early states, the 2016 Republican nomination contest is as unsettled as ever, with no candidate receiving more than 11 percent support and seven candidates all within...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 5:00 AM
I keep thinking we're done with George Pataki — but like an order of bad clams, he keeps coming back up on me.
The three-term Republican governor of a famously blue state seems like a serious 2016 presidential contender on paper — until...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 12:03 PM
It's finally official: Roger Ailes, the president of Fox News, will decide which candidates can compete in Republican presidential primaries next year.
Think I'm exaggerating?
The rules Fox recently announced for the first GOP debate Aug. 6 make the...
| May 29, 2015
| 5:10 PM
Until a couple of weeks ago, the Illinois Legislature was ready to vote on spending $500,000 of your tax money on a statue for former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, now under federal indictment for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of...
| May 29, 2015
| 9:04 PM
NEW YORK — Every Game 7 has a life of its own. Every Game 7 has a heartbeat. You can hear it. You can feel it.
Thump. Thump. Thump.
The heart starts beating in the cool darkness of an empty arena, before 18,006 leather-lunged fans push through...
| May 28, 2015
| 9:18 AM
An employee of Donald Trump's golf club was pulled from his driver's seat and had his SUV stolen after leaving work, deputies say.
The 56-year-old employee of Trump International Golf Club was driving home from work about 1 p.m. Saturday when he...
| May 26, 2015
| 6:50 PM
Can Rick Santorum make lightning strike twice?
The former Pennsylvania senator surged from single digits to win the Iowa caucuses in 2012, surprising even those within his shoestring campaign operation. Thanks to a combination of good timing, a solid...
| May 20, 2015
| 1:44 PM
Next year's presidential candidates have been slowly formalizing their not-so-secret campaign intentions, and that means the broad Republican field soon will be crowding on stage for primary debates.
With a field of what could be 16 or more...