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  • Gov. Rick Perry, leaving office, ends an influential era in Texas

    Gov. Rick Perry, leaving office, ends an influential era in Texas
    There is something every man and woman holding appointive office in Texas shares, whether sitting on the Supreme Court or serving on the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. Each and every one of them — thousands in all — was put there...
  • Mitt Romney returns to stage with vow to fight 'scourge of poverty'

    Mitt Romney returns to stage with vow to fight 'scourge of poverty'
    In his first public remarks since telling GOP donors that he is weighing a third bid for the White House, Mitt Romney suggested Friday that if he does run he would alter the focus that led to his loss in 2012 to President Obama. “I believe in...
  • What another Romney run means

    What another Romney run means
    Technically, the number of formal contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is still zero. But a huge and impressive field of almost-candidates has already turned the contest into a crowded, noisy brawl. The starting gun, in case you...
  • Big obstacles await both parties in 2016 race for president

    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...
  • Paul Greenberg: The year in quotes

    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...
  • A bullet train from L.A. to San Francisco? Have a little faith

    A bullet train from L.A. to San Francisco? Have a little faith
    Tuesday's groundbreaking for California's bullet train was sort of like having a christening with the baby still in utero. Strike that. 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...
  • Is New Jersey our vision of the future?

    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...
  • Why is Jeb Bush smiling?

    Why is Jeb Bush smiling?
    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...
  • Left, right can unite on reform: Editorial

    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...
  • Final appeals made for mentally ill Texas man facing execution

    Final appeals made for mentally ill Texas man facing execution
    Lawyers for Texas death row inmate Scott Panetti have launched last-minute appeals to prevent his execution set for Wednesday, arguing he suffers from schizophrenia and putting him to death would cross moral and constitutional lines. The case has drawn...
  • 17 states sue to stop Obama's immigration plan

    Texas and 16 other states sued the federal government and immigration agencies in U.S. District Court on Wednesday to try to derail President Obama's executive action deferring deportation for up to 5 million people, arguing it was unconstitutional and...