| 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...
| 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 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 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 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...
| 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...