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  • Stuart Rothenberg: Not your father's (or grandfather's) GOP field

    WASHINGTON None of the top-tier GOP contenders for the party's presidential nomination have formally entered the race yet, but it's already clear the field will be unique in the party's modern campaign history. Most Republican fields since 1952 have...
  • More states lean toward Medicaid expansion

    WASHINGTON The federal government last week approved Indiana's plan to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, increasing the number of expansion states to 28, and the District of Columbia. Indiana's plan could add an estimated 350,000 low-income...
  • Christie's vaccination wobble: Predictable, cynical and unacceptable

    Is anyone really surprised that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie equivocated about the urgency of vaccinating children against measles, mumps and rubella on a trip to England, where he is attempting to burnish his foreign policy credentials in advance of...
  • With Romney out, race wide open for Republican presidential nomination

    Mitt Romney's decision not to jump into the 2016 president campaign gives an immediate boost to former Florida governor Jeb Bush's candidacy, but over time it could have an even greater impact by opening up the nomination contest to some of Bush's rivals....
  • Romney's out, Bush gets boost, but it's still a free-for-all

    WASHINGTON Jeb Bush is suddenly the Republicans' 2016 presidential front-runner, thanks to Mitt Romney's decision Friday to forgo the race but skeptical conservatives and public wariness about Bush's family make him highly vulnerable. The former...
  • A sorry Republican preview for 2016

    A sorry Republican preview for 2016
    As the likely coronation of Hillary Clinton as the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee quietly progresses without serious opposition, the Republicans seem to be working overtime publicizing an abundance of long shots hoping to be her challenger. The...
  • Pastor and president are not the same

    Pastor and president are not the same
    Presidential campaigns didn't always begin with public prayer rallies. It would have been seen as an unnecessary mingling of politics and religion. But if candidates like Rick Perry or Bobby Jindal have their way, it might become a new election cycle...
  • Texas governor seeks to scrap tech grants

    AUSTIN, Texas Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he wants to scrap a $485 million program that finances technology companies after lawmakers questioned whether it was an effective way to create jobs. Abbott, a Republican, said Thursday he wants to eliminate the...
  • Rick Perry vows to fight criminal case that judge refused to toss out

    Rick Perry vows to fight criminal case that judge refused to toss out
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday vowed to continue his fight to win exoneration a day after a judge handed the possible presidential aspirant a setback in the criminal case alleging he abused his gubernatorial veto powers. Perry, who has...
  • How the GOP sacrificed Sarah Palin

    How the GOP sacrificed Sarah Palin
    When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, they overlooked Exhibit A — Sarah Palin. This isn't to say that Palin was part of the war on women, though many Democrats would say so. Rather she was one of the war's most...
  • Perry says exploration of presidential bid 'moving right along,' in spite of legal setback

    AUSTIN, Texas Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a setback this week in his efforts to quash a criminal indictment won't deter him from stumping in the early primary states as he explores whether to run for president again. "We're moving right along as we...