| Sep 14, 2014
In what on the surface seems like a remarkable turnaround, a number of conservative Republican Senate candidates this year are supporting a proposal to expand access to birth control by making it available without a prescription as an over-the-counter...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 10:18 AM
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is visiting South Florida to help the Republican Party raise money — and at the same time audition for donors and activists who could prove valuable if he runs for president.
More coverage over in the righthand column...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Original post | 5:44 p.m.
Updated | 6:37 p.m.
President Barack Obama visits South Florida on Friday, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama. They plan to visit a Miami-Dade County school to discuss, as the White House explained “how a...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Former investment banker Neel Kashkari, who is the Republican candidate for governor of California, staged a bravura act of political agitprop the other day.
Kashkari posed as an unemployed worker in Fresno for a week, searching for work, sleeping...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Gov. Tom Corbett continued his statewide pension reform roadshow Wednesday in the Lehigh Valley, where he also squeezed in an evening fundraiser with a little out-of-state GOP star power.
The Republican incumbent – facing the growing prospect of...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Gov. Tom Corbett couldn't persuade the state Legislature to support pension reform. So now he's trying to persuade you and your neighbors to do it for him.
At his latest stop on a statewide tour, Corbett spoke at the Lower Macungie Township Community...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Second Amendment absolutists complain that gun-control advocates are an out-of-touch elite seeking to destroy the way of life of real men who pack heat, pass weapons on to their sons and are a rampart against government tyranny. It's dangerous out there....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 12:27 PM
WASHINGTON — Three lessons jump out from the latest round of polling on key U.S. Senate races.
First, just as Democrats have been saying, their endangered incumbent in Arkansas, Sen. Mark Pryor, is doing better than analysts in Washington had...
| Apr 6, 2014
When Obamacare's first open-enrollment period ended last week, the tally was impressive: 7.1 million Americans signed up for insurance on federal and state exchanges by the March 31 deadline, several million more signed up for Medicaid and a whole lot...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Imagine that someone had told you a year ago what Obamacare would look like in April 2014.
Let's say he predicted that the number of people with health insurance would rise, but by much less than the Congressional Budget Office was projecting. Much of...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 5:35 PM
He has served in prison, starred in a short-lived reality TV show and delivered enough quotable quips to fill a bookshelf in the public library.
Now, in his latest exhibition of life as political performance art, Edwin Edwards — former Louisiana...