| Nov 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, in again throwing previous Republican presidential nominees Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney under the bus of his own White House ambitions, needs to brush up on his political history.
The freshman senator...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 1:39 PM
In politics, sometimes winning a coveted endorsement is a welcome jolt to a campaign. Other times, it’s an unexpected headache.
Sen. Pat Roberts' campaign encountered the latter scenario this week when a beloved football coach publicly announced...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 6:39 PM
On the eve of an election that could end his 33-year career in Congress, GOP Sen. Pat Roberts stood Monday in a tight Republican Party office, the head shots of GOP heroes staring at him, and offered up what could only be called an incumbent’s...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Are you ready for Clinton vs. Bush 2.0? My earlier prediction that Jeb will face Hillary in 2016 is looking more certain than ever.
Sure, in theory the conventional wisdom says that voters want to see some fresh and new names at the top of their...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 2:30 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 rank...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:37 PM
Who needs Florida?
The Lehigh Valley's baby boomers, like their cohorts across the country, are less likely than their forebears to head into the stereotypical retirement of shuffleboard among the palm trees.
Nor are they necessarily flocking to the...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In the suddenly and surprisingly tight Senate race in Kansas, one gets the distinct impression that the troubled campaign of Sen. Pat Roberts is still winging it — perhaps even right-winging it.
Wearing the purple colors of Kansas State...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:15 AM
The first of three critical hours that could alter the outcome of the Florida governor's race is Friday, when Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist face off.
Three televised debates, the only times Florida voters will get to...
| Oct 5, 2014
The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted for the 55th time to defund or repeal the Affordable Care Act. The repeals would reverse coverage of pre-existing conditions, family plans that include children up to age 26, lifetime benefits, preventive...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 10:33 AM
When Pat Roberts faced a conservative primary challenge this summer, he did what most Republican senators have learned to do: turn hard right. Now, facing an unexpectedly strong independent challenge, Roberts is doubling down.
On Thursday, the three-term...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 6:08 PM
The missing component in the machinery of American politics has been moderate-to-liberal Republicanism, and the gears of government are grinding very loudly. You wonder if Kansas and Alaska have come up with a solution to this problem.