| Jan 16, 2015
| 8:48 PM
Technically, the number of formal contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is still zero. But a huge and impressive field of almost-candidates has already turned the contest into a crowded, noisy brawl.
The starting gun, in case you...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 4:26 PM
Does Mike Huckabee know how to deliver a backhanded compliment or what? In his book, “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy,” the former Arkansas governor and Fox News talk show host compliments Beyonce and then knocks her down with sexist nonsense....
| Jan 13, 2015
| 11:27 AM
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has accused President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle of parenting by double-standard, in an interview published Tuesday, saying they shelter their daughters from some things but allow them to listen to the music of...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:59 PM
Rep. Paul D. Ryan announced Monday that he will not seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, saying his job as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee deserves his "undivided attention."
"It's clear our country needs a change in...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Jeb Bush is starting the new year with a smile. Former Arkansas governor and, until last weekend, Fox News host Mike Huckabee announced he would "explore" running for president.
By the way, these "exploration" announcements are yet another example of...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 2:28 PM
Watch the Republicans closely. They’re about to claim they saved Obamacare. In fact, they’ll change the name of it to McConnellcare. All this will be accomplished by 2016 and the American voting public will fall for it because we’ll...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- In preparing his path for a 2016 presidential bid, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is unlikely to emulate the brash and even flippant style of his brother, the 43rd president. He is too level-headed and thoughtful for that. But on the...
| 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.
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:47 PM
In 1947, U.S. historian Wilfred E. Binkley took stock of the 13 men who had been president since the end of the Civil War and reached a stark conclusion: Governorship was “a training school for successful presidents.” The seven ex-governors on...
| 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...
| 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...