| May 25, 2015
| 3:31 AM
We're about to see some wild behavior from the Republican presidential candidates. At least that's what the cable networks are trying to arrange.
To understand why, look at how Fox News and CNN have set their debate rules for the first GOP debate, which...
| May 22, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Because so many Republicans want to be president — or at least pretend they do — debate organizers have decided to eliminate the least popular from the stage based on how they rank in the latest national polls.
Fox News, which is hosting the...
| May 17, 2015
| 9:20 PM
Rep. Loretta Sanchez brought unwelcome attention to her fledgling campaign for U.S. Senate this weekend with an ill-fated "war cry" gesture that became the talk of the state Democratic Party convention.
But her gaffe, which offended some and baffled...
| May 16, 2015
| 9:16 PM
Though 11 Republicans eyeing the White House largely delivered scathing indictments of President Obama and Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton's policies, small cracks in the GOP field emerged at a boisterous "cattle call."
Sen. Rand Paul of...
| May 16, 2015
| 3:09 PM
Nearly a dozen potential GOP presidential candidates are swarming Iowa on Saturday, courting more about 1,300 party activists who hold sway over the first nominating process in the nation.
The gathering, a state party fundraiser with tickets costing...
| May 14, 2015
| 10:53 AM
Even in today's Republican Party there's such a thing as being too much of a long shot.
On Thursday, John Bolton, the former ambassador to the U.N. under George W. Bush, who had flirted with entering the race for the GOP presidential nomination,...
| May 5, 2015
| 10:03 AM
President Obama was elected and re-elected with wide support among African-Americans. According to the Washington Post, Obama won 93 percent of that voting bloc in 2012, four years after winning 95 percent in 2008.
That kind of margin would be expected...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 9:00 PM
"If you like your plan, you can keep it."
There's a reason this so-called promise from President Obama was called the "Lie of the Year" by Politifact in 2013. At least 2.6 million people received cancellation notices because their health-insurance plans...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 5:45 AM
For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs — notably presidential hopefuls like Wisconsin's Scott Walker — face a far more complicated landscape.
Looming ahead for these...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 9:55 PM
Republican presidential hopefuls are struggling with how to position themselves on same-sex marriage, an issue that is bedeviling a party hoping to avoid social controversies as the 2016 election approaches.
Rapidly changing public opinion on the...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 6:02 PM
Gov. Bobby Jindal said Thursday that businesses opposed to religious objections laws are entering an "unholy alliance" with the same liberal elites who support more taxes, regulation and "demonize" profit-making.
In a meeting with reporters, the...