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  • GOP's awkward silence over Confederate flag furor

    GOP's awkward silence over Confederate flag furor
    The time has come for fair-minded Republicans to reflect upon the fate of the Whig Party, which came apart at the seams on the eve of the Civil War. The overriding issue of the 1850s was slavery, a question to which the party spoke, as it were, out of...
  • Rick Perry is not quite transcending the 'oops'

    It was clearly a slip of the tongue when former Texas Gov. Rick Perry called the Charleston, S.C., church shooting an "accident" rather than an "incident" in an interview. But the same brief, friendly interview, with the conservative outlet Newsmax TV,...
  • Stuart Rothenberg: When the second time isn't the charm

    WASHINGTON I feel bad for Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee and Rick Perry. They are presidential retreads at a moment when anything that is more than an hour or two old is passe. John McCain was a retread in 2008 (having lost a bid for the GOP nomination...
  • Jonathan Bernstein: Chris Christie, king of the 2016 long shots

    Of the nine Republican presidential candidates I consider viable, I have New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who made his bid official Tuesday, as dead last. From the start, he was probably too moderate to have much of a chance at the nomination, and it...
  • 2016ers try political alchemy to turn emails into cash

    When it comes to raising money by email, everybody's got an angle. Some of the "ask" strategies being employed by the 2016 presidential candidates: ENTER TO WIN Who doesn't love a shot at winning something? Ted Cruz invited supporters to "come...
  • Jeb Bush is definitely a better campaigner than he admits

    WASHINGTON "You're here to hear a humble candidate," Jeb Bush began at a town hall-style discussion in Henderson, Nev., last weekend, and then spent the next hour behaving that way. The former Florida governor and Republican presidential hopeful...
  • GOP WH hopefuls deride gay marriage ruling

    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told conservatives Saturday that the Supreme Court tried to "unwrite the laws of nature and the laws of nature's God" when it legalized gay marriage across the nation. The former Arkansas governor suggested...
  • Kevin Ferris: Include all GOP candidates in primary debates

    Here's one way to look at the crowded Republican presidential field: an embarrassment of riches with one very rich embarrassment. On resumes alone, this is an impressive group: current and former governors and senators, three former presidential...
  • The Supreme Court's gift to Republicans

    The Supreme Court's gift to Republicans
    Conventional wisdom suggests the Supreme Court's ruling — that federal subsidies are not illegal despite the sloppy language of the Affordable Care Act — is a huge blow to Republicans, who have long been trying to dismantle an odious law...
  • Let there be no (pretend) confusion about church shooter's motivation

    Let there be no (pretend) confusion about church shooter's motivation
    This is for Elisabeth Hasselbeck of "Fox & Friends," who described last week's apparent act of white extremist terrorism at Emanuel AME church in Charleston as an "attack on faith." It's for Rick Perry, who said maybe the shooting happened because of...
  • Analysis: GOP can no longer look to court to repeal Obamacare

    WASHINGTON It's clear now that any overhaul of the Affordable Care Act will have to come through the political system, not the court. And repeal-minded Republicans face trouble generating a mandate for change. Republicans were hoping the court would...