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  • Rick Perry is not quite transcending the 'oops'

    It was clearly a slip of the tongue when former Texas Gov. Rick Perry called the Charleston, S.C., church shooting an "accident" rather than an "incident" in an interview. But the same brief, friendly interview, with the conservative outlet Newsmax TV,...
  • Jindal's bid for White House begins with many doubters

    WASHINGTON Meet Bobby Jindal, self-styled hero of the Christian right. The Louisiana governor, who announced Wednesday he's running for president, was once seen as a rising national star with deep, nuanced thoughts about health care, education and budget...
  • Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson add breadth to Republican presidential field

    Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson add breadth to Republican presidential field
    With the additions of Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson on Monday to the growing list of Republican presidential hopefuls, the GOP diversified its slate of candidates as it tries to promote an image of inclusion to appeal to a broader group of voters....
  • Latino voters may be wary of the 'Three Amigos'

    Latino voters may be wary of the 'Three Amigos'
    Republicans should be in better shape than ever before to make an appeal to Latino voters. Two of their announced candidates for president, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, are sons of Latino immigrant parents, and another soon-to-be-announced candidate, Jeb...
  • The Maryland GOP on Pot: Free State Republicans have been warming to marijuana reform, but support for legalization so far remains a pipe dream

    The Maryland GOP on Pot: Free State Republicans have been warming to marijuana reform, but support for legalization so far remains a pipe dream
    While 2014 was a watershed year in the annals of liberalizing Maryland’s pot laws, ringing in decriminalization and revamped medical-marijuana laws, 2003 was a big one, too. That’s when then-governor Robert Ehrlich, a Republican, signed into...
  • Will 'Fifty Shades' evangelicals flock to Huckabee?

    Will 'Fifty Shades' evangelicals flock to Huckabee?
    Presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Chris Christie are working the Republican big-money circuit of Palm Beach, the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Aspen. In Bush's case, it's going so well that last week he sent word to the deep-pocketed...
  • Cruz to become first major candidate to jump into 2016 race

    Cruz to become first major candidate to jump into 2016 race
    The 2016 contest for the White House will get its first official big-name entrant on Monday, in a move likely to upend the dynamics of the nascent presidential race. Sen. Ted Cruz, the combative conservative who has made liberty the clarion call of...
  • Rubio keeps showing he's not ready for Oval Office

    Rubio keeps showing he's not ready for Oval Office
    Should a senator who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee yet appears befuddled about U.S. foreign relations be a serious contender for the White House? That is a question voters should ponder after Sen. Marco Rubio, a potential 2016 Republican...
  • Jeb Bush points to conservative record in Florida

    Jeb Bush points to conservative record in Florida
    Jeb Bush is trying to convince the conservative faithful across the country that he's no "RINO" — a Republican In Name Only. The prospective presidential frontrunner's eight-year record as Florida governor helps make the case to doubters that he...
  • Sarah Palin and her onetime fans on the right: It's so over

    Sarah Palin and her onetime fans on the right: It's so over
    They're over her. Sarah Palin's odd, rambling speech last weekend before an audience of committed conservative activists in Des Moines, Iowa, has many influential voices on the right saying that the time has come to acknowledge that the romance has gone...
  • Jeb Bush yet to pass the tea party litmus test

    Jeb Bush yet to pass the tea party litmus test
    The significance of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) recently held in a Washington suburb was what it revealed about how far the speakers were willing to go to establish their credentials for being there. For most them, as...