| 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 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,...
| 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 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...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 2:08 PM
I finally understand Rick Scott.
He wants to turn Florida into New Jersey. Seriously.
Did you see and hear him at his inauguration last week? Sitting near him were a couple of his buddies, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and New Jersey Gov. Chris "I'm a...
| 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 8, 2015
| 6:48 PM
Tuesday's groundbreaking for California's bullet train was sort of like having a christening with the baby still in utero.
It was like having a christening for a baby that's still an embryo in a Petri dish.
As exciting as it is to think...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:15 AM
The column related to these survey results is posted here.
Will one of Chicago's mayoral candidates win more than 50 percent of the vote in February's election and avoid a run-off?
Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel win reelection?
| Jan 8, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Lovers of phrases that deserve preserving as summations of the year's news have reason once again to thank Carl Cannon, the tireless editor and compiler at RealClearPolitics, for giving us his annual list of defining quotes for the past year. It'll be...