| Sep 1, 2013
| 4:30 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Republican activists are taking solace in success stories by governors and legislatures in GOP-leaning states as their party tries to regroup after the disappointments of a bruising presidential contest and a stalled agenda in...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 4:11 PM
This is bizarre: President Barack Obama's and Eric Holder's Justice Department is suing Louisiana to force some kids to stay in their failing public schools.
More specifically, the department wants to stop the state from issuing vouchers to parents...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:29 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott will be the keynote speaker at Americans for Prosperity's "Defending the American Dream Summit" over the Labor Day weekend at the Universal Orlando theme park.
AFP is the libertarian "free market" organization founded...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:35 PM
While many of his fellow Republicans continue seeking the Holy Grail of defunding Obamacare and another possible government shutdown over it, New Jersey's brash Gov. Chris Christie has made them an offer they would be wise not to refuse.
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:38 PM
One of President Barack Obama's conceits is that he is a pragmatist who seeks policies that work rather than pursuing a partisan agenda. On school choice, he doesn't live up to the advertisement. His administration has been relentless in its ideological...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:45 PM
“Duck Dynasty” fans know that Willie Robertson likes being in power, but that doesn’t mean he has his designs on a political career -- not yet, anyway.
On Tuesday, the Washington Examiner reported that unnamed “key Republican...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:43 AM
ATLANTA (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights act last week, it handed Republicans tough questions with no easy answers over how, and where, to attract voters even GOP leaders say the party needs to stay nationally competitive....
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:17 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pivotal developments on two cultural issues — immigration reform and gay marriage — offer an early preview of potential fault lines among Republicans weighing White House bids in 2016.
When the Senate approved a...
| Mar 20, 2013
Will Republican leaders listen to a bruising new internal report that calls for more minority outreach? First, they have to persuade their party's right-wingers to avoid making younger and nonwhite voters feel about as welcome as a cheeseburger at a vegan...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:53 PM
HOUSTON — At least one person was killed and 77 injured Thursday in an explosion and fire at a petrochemical plant in the Louisiana town of Geismar, part of a heavily industrial region known as “Cancer Alley.”
“This has been a...
| Apr 24, 2013
Selling the grass as greener in his dusty, drought-plagued state, Texas Gov. Rick Perry came to Chicago this week to paint his state as a commercial paradise and Illinois into a corner.
Perry is out to poach Illinois businesses and jobs. He says it's...