| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:38 PM
It came as no surprise to anyone who had been paying attention that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul won the presidential straw poll at last weekend’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington, D.C. The CPAC crowd is dominated by...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:05 PM
A year ago, when the Republican National Committee’s searing 2012 election postmortem was released, it was possible to imagine, for a fleeting moment, that the GOP might finally grasp why it has lost the popular vote in five of the last six...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:36 PM
In this week’s video roundup of the Takeaway blog:
What was President Obama doing when he appeared on the satiric Web-only talk show “Between Two Ferns,” with actor/comedian Zach Galifianakis? Turns out the president was shilling for...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:19 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton will not announce for months whether she will run for president, but as she arrived in California for events this week the machinery of a campaign was cranking into gear around her.
The Ready for Hillary "super PAC," created to...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Gotta admit, I was rooting for Stephen Glass in his quest to be admitted to the California bar.
I had trouble grasping how a disgraced "wunderkind" journalist who made up or falsely embellished some 40 magazine stories in the late-1990s could not be...
| Feb 25, 2014
News release: Washington, DC—On Tuesday, American Atheists President David Silverman received a phone call from American Conservative Union Executive Director Dan Schneider informing him that the ACU board is breaking its agreement to permit...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 8:32 AM
Undeterred by his election defeat last fall, former Congressman Allen West is still raising money while launching a political action committee “to expose and combat the Obama Administration and its progressive plans.”
“We love our...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Former Gov. Jeb Bush stirred controversy on the immigration front and revived speculation that he will run for president in 2016 while releasing a provocative book on Tuesday that says illegal immigrants should be legalized but not given a special path...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:26 AM
Who is the face of American liberalism? Who is the face of American conservatism?
In Washington politics and on social media these days, the king and queen of "base" politics are two freshman U.S senators — Texas' Ted Cruz for conservatives and...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey said he’s still “haunted” by the Republicans’ failed presidential campaign and warned against their losing the debate on federal spending.
Toomey crisscrossed the state as a loyal...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 5:41 AM
– Johns Hopkins Hospital's Dr. Ben Carson tested the political waters Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where many said he would be a popular Republican contender for the White House.
Carson's speech was met with several...