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  • 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...
  • Confederate flag controversy heats up

    WASHINGTON -- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call on her legislature to remove the Confederate flag from the state Capitol grounds has triggered a scramble among leading Republicans to find politically safe ground on the issue, aflame in the wake of...
  • Gay marriage case secures Justice Kennedy's legacy

    WASHINGTON Anthony Kennedy seemed the safest, straightest-arrow Republican possible when President Ronald Reagan elevated him from an appeals court seat in Sacramento to the U.S. Supreme Court. But with his majority decision Friday finding the...
  • Marriage talk dominates conservative gathering in Denver

    Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum denounced the landmark gay marriage ruling Friday in a fiery speech to about 4,000 conservatives gathered in Denver. The former Pennsylvania senator told the Western Conservative Summit that the Supreme...
  • Governors' trade missions have uneven record of success

    Governors across the country have been packing their bags for all-expenses-paid trade missions abroad, spending taxpayer dollars on costly trips that have an uneven track record of yielding any tangible benefits for their states. Last week alone,...
  • Jeb Bush sharpens line against rivals: 'I actually did things'

    DERRY, N.H. Now in as a "real candidate," Jeb Bush is sharpening his contrast with a crowded field of rivals and pitching his record as a governor who "actually did things." A day after making his bid for the Republican presidential nomination official,...
  • Big spending on border patrol boosts economy for small Texas town

    AUSTIN, Texas In Rio Grande City, named for the river that splits the U.S. from Mexico, footpaths cut from the brush by drug-smugglers and illegal immigrants have a new look, rehabbed into family-friendly hike-and-bike trails. The town of 14,000, seat of...
  • GOP candidates embrace SC gov's call on Confederate flag

    Republicans with presidential aspirations rushed Monday to embrace South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capitol, eager to move past a vexing issue that challenges the GOP's effort to win...
  • Margaret Carlson: Jeb and Hillary star in political 'Dynasty' show

    Margaret Carlson: Jeb and Hillary star in political 'Dynasty' show
    And so begins "Dynasty: Politics Edition," as the establishment candidates of 2016 reset their campaigns: Hillary Clinton did so on Saturday, with a tribute to her mom on New York's Roosevelt Island, and Jeb Bush showed off his makeover at Miami Dade...
  • Is Texas spending $800M to create its own border patrol?

    When former Gov. Rick Perry ordered a big reinforcement of security at the Mexico border in 2011, Texas bought six new gunboats that can fire 900 rounds a minute and clock highway speeds. But the boats, which cost $580,000 each, spent more time docked...