| Apr 7, 2015
| 7:00 PM
Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul is expected to be in Newport Beach on Friday evening for a fundraiser at the home of Helena and Ron Sechrist.
Supporters are being asked to contribute up to $10,400 to a joint fundraising committee composed...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 7:05 PM
Sen. Rand Paul’s jump into the 2016 presidential contest underscored the challenges ahead for the Kentucky Republican as he tries to move beyond his libertarian niche to find a foothold in the campaign for the White House.
In the months-long...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 9:00 PM
"In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences," explained famed orator Robert G. Ingersoll. The same can be said of U.S. politics.
The departure of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul from the political scene has left a void in American...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 12:08 PM
Previewing a likely theme of his presidential campaign, Sen. Rand Paul released a video Monday portraying himself as “a different kind of Republican.”
“It’s time for a new way, a new set of ideas, a new leader, one you can trust,...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 3:00 AM
The significance of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) recently held in a Washington suburb was what it revealed about how far the speakers were willing to go to establish their credentials for being there.
For most them, as...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 6:07 PM
Jeb Bush carefully attempted to open up distance between himself and his brother, President George W. Bush, in a much-anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday, suggesting that in the Mideast, he would value stability even if that meant supporting...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 3:15 PM
The political chattering classes, who love a good story, are obsessed with the battle for the establishment choice for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination: Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney or throw in a little Chris Christie.
Bush and Romney are marquee...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 8:48 PM
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...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:22 PM
Republican Rep. Randy Weber apologized Tuesday for comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a tweet related to the Paris terrorist attacks.
Congressional Democrats and Jewish groups had denounced the comment Weber sent on his official...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 5:46 PM
TV host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he is leaving his Fox News talk show as he considers whether to seek the Republican nomination for president, a decision he expects to reach in the spring.
Huckabee said Saturday night's edition of...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 9:42 AM
A federal appeals court on Wednesday morning stayed the execution of a schizophrenic Texas man whose attorneys and supporters have argued is too mentally ill to legally be put to death.
Scott Panetti, 56, was scheduled to be executed at 6 p.m. Central...