| 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...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court.
The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S. states are...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Texas Governor Rick Perry made his first court appearance on Thursday to answer felony abuse of power charges and afterward criticized a special prosecution that has cast a shadow over his possible Republican presidential run in 2016.
Lawyers for Perry ...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 4:46 PM
The onslaught by email began when Florida's Republican governor came out in support of a measure to issue driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally.
“Are you the governor of the people or the governor of the illegals?” an...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 6:09 PM
There is something every man and woman holding appointive office in Texas shares, whether sitting on the Supreme Court or serving on the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. Each and every one of them — thousands in all — was put there...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Twelve months before the voting is set to begin, the 2016 presidential race is shaping up as a fiercely competitive contest driven by two overriding forces that — candidates aside — will go a long way toward deciding the next occupant of the...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 8:48 PM
Technically, the number of formal contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is still zero. But a huge and impressive field of almost-candidates has already turned the contest into a crowded, noisy brawl.
The starting gun, in case you...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 9:31 PM
In his first public remarks since telling GOP donors that he is weighing a third bid for the White House, Mitt Romney suggested Friday that if he does run he would alter the focus that led to his loss in 2012 to President Obama.
“I believe in...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 5:24 PM
In less than a day’s time, Republican Party leaders who are gathered here heard two prospective presidential candidates' versions of an argument that will persist through next year’s primaries: whether breaking the party’s losing...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:34 PM
You remember Mitt Romney's California beach house? If you don't remember the house, surely you remember plans for that infamous car elevator?
In March 2012, Politico revealed that Mitt and Ann Romney's renovation of their $12-million beachfront home,...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:59 PM
Rep. Paul D. Ryan announced Monday that he will not seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, saying his job as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee deserves his "undivided attention."
"It's clear our country needs a change in...