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  • GOP presidential candidates face delicate balancing act

    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...
  • War hero who coordinated fatal Bin Laden raid learns political reality running Univ. of Texas

    When the University of Texas System sought a new chancellor, it turned away from the ivory tower candidates of academia and hired a war hero: the man who coordinated the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. Retired Adm. William McRaven was lauded as the...
  • Facing longer deployment, Texas National Guard wants 'predictability' on border timeframe

    Facing a longer mission on the Texas-Mexico border than planned since being deployed last summer, the Texas National Guard on Wednesday sought "predictability" for the troops who are sleeping in motels and watching for a dwindling number of people...
  • Cruz, Christie, Walker, other Republicans land in Iowa. But no Romney or Bush

    Cruz, Christie, Walker, other Republicans land in Iowa. But no Romney or Bush
    The 2016 presidential contest descended upon Iowa on Saturday in a marathon bout of political speed-dating that did little to clarify the vast choices likely to face Republican voters over the next year. In 20-minute bursts of staccato flirting, more...
  • Sweeping post-Ebola case bill in Texas would let state health commissioner enforce quarantines

    Texas' top doctor could impose immediate mandatory quarantine on patients infected with contagious diseases under sweeping new proposed legislation unveiled Wednesday, as the state that had America's first diagnosed case of Ebola aims to bolster its...
  • Rick Perry returns to New Hampshire laying groundwork for 2016 presidential campaign

    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was talking about the weather Wednesday when he told New Hampshire voters he was "just warming up," but he also said he was carefully preparing for a possible presidential campaign. Speaking at a Bedford marketing firm, Perry...
  • Punt, fumble or touchdown? These GOP candidates won't endorse evolution

    As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker showed on Wednesday, the theory of evolution continues to trip up presidential aspirants. Over the past few election cycles, Democratic candidates often voiced their unabashed support of Darwin's scientific breakthrough,...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker refuses to state position on evolution following London speech

    Likely 2016 presidential candidate Scott Walker refused to say Wednesday whether he believes in the theory of evolution, dodging that question and several others about foreign policy after delivering a speech about global trade in London. "I'm going to...
  • Jon Stewart discovers the secret of Sarah Palin's mangled syntax

    Jon Stewart discovers the secret of Sarah Palin's mangled syntax
    To the untrained ear, Sarah Palin's speeches can often sound like a garbled word salad of slogans and buzz words stitched together in the outline of a coherent thought. But on Monday's "Daily Show" Jon Stewart got to the bottom of why the former Alaskan...
  • Walker has chance to learn from Christie's blunders in Britain

    CHICAGO Visiting London this week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has the advantage of arriving just after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's departure. For both men, the stated mission of a visit to the European financial hub is to boost trade in their...
  • Alcee Hastings messes with Texas

     An unapologetic Alcee Hastings has not only messed with Texas, he has turned it into a fundraiser.  The blunt-spoken South Florida Democratic congressman called Texas “a crazy state to begin with” at a House Rules Committee last week...