| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — As they begin to shape their prospective bids for president, a group of ambitious Republican governors is eager to seize on voters' contempt for that most dirty of political words: "Washington."
"As much as I like coming here,...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 2:36 PM
For a pair of first-time presidential hopefuls, the sudden injection of the childhood vaccine debate into the 2016 campaign is a lesson in how unexpected issues can become stumbling blocks. Long-held positions can look different under the glare of the...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:06 PM
Presidential campaigns didn't always begin with public prayer rallies. It would have been seen as an unnecessary mingling of politics and religion. But if candidates like Rick Perry or Bobby Jindal have their way, it might become a new election cycle...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 8:38 PM
The most wide-open Republican presidential nomination campaign in memory had its unofficial opening here on Saturday at a gathering that highlighted anew the thorny path ahead for candidates as they try to attract support from the party's conservative...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 2:58 PM
It's understandable that a new chief executive would want to surround himself with people who are committed, loyal and a good fit.
It's also understandable that at the start of a second term, a re-elected governor might want to make changes in his team....
| Jan 23, 2015
| 8:00 PM
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| Jan 19, 2015
| 3:00 AM
If Jeb Bush's early disclosure that he's clearing the decks for a 2016 presidential bid was meant to scare off all Republican opposition, it appears to have backfired on him.
The party's 2012 losing nominee, Mitt Romney, seems to have roused himself...
| 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 10, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Does anyone other than liberals really care about prison reform?
Floridians who are unfamiliar with the issue might assume the answer is no. And they would be dead wrong.
Billionaire Charles Koch is considered Public Enemy No. 1 among many liberals...
| 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...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 6:19 PM
This early stretch of presidential campaigns used to be known as the invisible primary. The action — would-be candidates drawing up strategies, courting donors and recruiting aides — occurred beyond the sight of ordinary voters.
Only it's not...