| 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...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:36 PM
OXON HILL, Md. — For many of the 2016 presidential contenders who tested their messages at the Conservative Political Action Conference this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s incursion into Ukraine offered the perfect opening to pound...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:13 PM
DES MOINES — For more than 40 years, Iowa voters have played a vital role in picking the nation's president, culling the field of hopefuls and helping launch a fortunate handful all the way to the White House.
For about 35 of those years, Iowa has...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 3:45 PM
OXON HILL, Md. — For an event remembered by its big statements — rabble-rousing speeches and students clad in American-flag shorts — this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference was nearly silent on same-sex marriage and...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 6:40 PM
OXON HILL, Md.--For the second year in a row, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky won the presidential straw poll at the annual gathering of conservatives known as CPAC -- this year leading his closest rival by 20 points.
The results were announced Saturday...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:30 PM
OK, let's say you're a freshman Republican senator, but already a force within your party and a rising media star, and you're thinking about running for president in 2016. After all, there's no obvious frontrunner. You've got as good a chance as anybody....
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Some Republicans envisioned a successful rope-a-dope strategy for this year's elections: Don't make mistakes, and let the Democrats stew in the juices of Obamacare and a strapped middle class.
That take-no-risks approach is unraveling. Congressional...
| Feb 5, 2014
The conventional wisdom is that this fall's congressional election will be all about Obamacare. Republicans, it's argued, will try to expand their majority in the House and take the Senate with a campaign focused mostly on the failings of President Obama'...
| Feb 11, 2014
Of course it's too early to talk about 2016. Now that we've gotten that out of the way....
The most interesting dynamic so far is that the Democrats are behaving like Republicans — and vice versa.
Since 1940, with the arguable exception of Barry...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Of course it's too early to talk about 2016. Now that we've gotten that out of the way ...
The most interesting dynamic about the presidential race so far is that the Democrats are behaving like Republicans -- and vice versa.
Since 1940, with the...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Remember when Mike Huckabee was a folksy, refreshing alternative to the politically entrenched types he shared the stage with during those GOP debates before the 2008 election? An unashamed conservative he certainly was, but he was also nice enough....