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  • Sorting out GOP nominees -- from solid to needs miracle

    The Republican nominating race is a mess: a strong field, but with 10 declared candidates and a half-dozen more to come, we need a bouncer to keep order. I've given myself the job. Rope lines separate the four categories. (A) Top tier: 1. Jeb Bush....
  • That Passionate Progressive Firing Up The Crowd? It's Dan Malloy

    That Passionate Progressive Firing Up The Crowd? It's Dan Malloy
    Standing behind a wooden lectern in an Oklahoma City hotel last month, the keynote speaker delivered a fervent endorsement of liberal causes while imploring the packed room of faithful Democrats to stay true to their ideals. Elizabeth Warren? Bernie...
  • Can Clinton rally Obama's coalition?

    His campaign is a long shot, but I'm happy to see Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders putting forth a good impersonation of a serious challenge to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Like a near-sighted javelin thrower, the self-described democratic...
  • How to tell if Donald Trump is taken seriously as a candidate

    Every so often in my role as a public-opinion researcher, I'm asked to sit down with a tableful of likely Republican caucus-goers to talk about various issues. Lately, Donald Trump's name has been coming up. The businessman and TV personality inevitably...
  • Clinton kicks off 2016 bid, embracing chance to make history

    Hillary Rodham Clinton formally kicked off her presidential campaign on Saturday with an enthusiastic embrace of her potential to become the first woman to win the White House, asking supporters gathered at an outdoor rally to join her in building an...
  • More states comply with federal rules to stop prison rape

    All but four states have either met or are working toward meeting federal guidelines intended to prevent prison rape, the U.S. Department of Justice says. Idaho, Arkansas, Alaska and Utah continue to reject the federal rules, according to the department'...
  • Jeb Bush sharpens line against rivals: 'I actually did things'

    DERRY, N.H Jeb Bush spent his first day as a "real" presidential candidate Tuesday in New Hampshire, parrying questions from voters in a tiny historical hall as he touted his record as Florida governor, insisting he's the best candidate to restore U.S....
  • What tech strategy reveals about the Republican top tier

    WASHINGTON There may be no easier way to flummox operatives or journalists who insist on the importance of "data" and "analytics" in politics than asking them to explain exactly what the words mean to them. Today there is data generated by every arm of...
  • 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...
  • Republican lawmakers shrug off Pope Francis' climate message

    Pope Francis' call for dramatic action on climate change drew a round of shrugs from congressional Republicans on Thursday, while many of the party's presidential candidates ignored it entirely. "I don't want to be disrespectful, but I don't consider him...