| 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 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 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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Reality star Michelle Duggar, matriarch of the ever-expanding family featured in the TLC series, "19 Kids and Counting," recorded a robocall urging citizens of the Fayetteville, Ark., area to speak out against an antidiscrimination ordinance that would...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Last week, the British Broadcasting Corp. disclosed an ongoing effort to teach its staff how to distinguish real science from bogus science, and the importance of keeping the latter off the airwaves.
Some 200 of the BBC's senior staff have been...
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, which began more or less the day after he was elected as a Republican senator from Texas almost two years ago, is becoming a bit more official.
"It's 90-10 he's in," a Cruz aide told the National Journal. That's not...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:45 PM
These days, Chris Christie will go just about anywhere. He no longer wants to be seen as the in-your-face governor of New Jersey, but as the genial ambassador from the Republican Governors Association who just wants to help, or as the non-presidential...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Mitt Romney insisted Friday that he would not attempt a third presidential run in 2016. But he sounded very much like the candidate he once was as he sharply criticized Hillary Rodham Clinton's record and denigrated the "Obama-Biden-Clinton" foreign...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:16 PM
In the realm of Republican presidential politics, this has been a good year for Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. It hasn't been as kind to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
It's sobering to recall that less...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 8:24 PM
The final days in the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate offered some only-in-Alaska moments, as when the three major candidates were asked in a debate about whether they'd eaten salmon in the last week.
Tea party candidate Joe Miller:...