| Dec 20, 2014
| 7:50 AM
ATLANTA Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush took another step toward running for president this week, but don't let his brother's victories in Georgia fool you: He would likely face an excruciating primary here.
Bush said he will "actively explore" a 2016 run...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 2:05 PM
WASHINGTON Jeb Bush, who's seriously considering a 2016 presidential bid, has sprinted to the front of the Republican field in a new McClatchy-Marist Poll.
Former GOP nominee Mitt Romney remains on top, with Bush, a former Florida governor, a close...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:33 PM
WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum won primaries and caucuses in 11 states in 2012, coming in a respectable second in the GOP presidential primary. And Republicans have a history of bestowing their nomination on the next guy in line, usually an also-ran...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Describing former Gov. John G. Rowland as an ethically challenged politician who has repeatedly broken his trust with voters, federal prosecutors are arguing that he should serve from roughly three to four years in prison for his most recent conviction...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The most interesting Republican considering a 2016 presidential campaign is from Texas, but not the guy you think.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul put up some good poll numbers, and also hired good campaign help.
For now, that makes the former Baylor student...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:56 AM
Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.
The former Massachusetts governor would have a...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:43 PM
For many thinking Americans, the anti-intellectual core of Republican Party policies was made real during a 2007 primary debate among its 11 presidential candidates, when three raised their hands to say they doubted the theory of evolution.
| Nov 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Iowa can have a magical effect on visiting politicians.
Peripheral concerns become major issues. Long-standing policy positions melt like spring runoff in the Des Moines River.
It’s not the enchanting allure of Ottumwa, or the rhapsody of gazing...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Dear Republican Party:
Impeach President Obama.
Go ahead, you know you want to do it. The very thought makes you warm and gooey inside.
Yes, your leadership has disavowed any intention of initiating impeachment, but that sure hasn't stopped your...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 10:40 AM
On election day, Bloomberg politics reporter David Weigel tweeted, "Polls are now closed in Alaska, which marks the start of the 2016 Iowa caucuses." Readers who miss the (very slight) comic exaggeration can be forgiven -- the waiting period between the...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Officially, not a single candidate is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
But more than a dozen ambitious Republicans are holding serious conversations with their nearest and dearest: their families, their pollsters and their...