| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Ben Carson is following in the footsteps of Walter Cronkite and Lee Iacocca as a nonpolitician being publicly mentioned as a candidate for the most political of jobs, the U.S. presidency.
Carson, a retired physician at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions,...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:22 PM
The crisis in Iraq and broader unrest in the Middle East have exposed a growing rift among Republicans on foreign policy, as skeptics of military intervention have more openly challenged the party's hawkish posture in the post-Sept. 11 era.
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:38 PM
There is a rhetorical infestation loose in Washington, and left untreated, it will devour what little remains of honest communication in the nation's capital.
It is the f-word. No, not that one. The other one — the one that, in either its...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:57 PM
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Gov. Chris Christie arrived at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday at one of the most difficult moments of his political career: The investigations into his administration's mammoth traffic jam continue,...
| 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 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...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 9:17 PM
PEARL, Miss. — Sen. Thad Cochran is a portrait of the genteel Southern politician, known for three-piece suits, a shock of white hair and shoveling billions of government dollars back to his impoverished home state to repair levees, construct...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Sen. Ted Cruz will sign a mammoth book deal, the Associated Press reports, for a memoir/polemic to be published in advance of the 2016 election. The tea party favorite is rumored to have scored $1.5 million for the book.
Cruz's literary agent told the...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:33 AM
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.--The potential choice facing voters in the next Republican presidential race was on full display Thursday at the kickoff of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, where Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan offered conservative...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:54 AM
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Before the bridge scandal unfolded in New Jersey, Chris Christie's biggest hurdle on the path to the 2016 Republican presidential nomination was his difficulty winning over core conservatives — the kind of activists who...