| Apr 4, 2015
| 8:20 AM
WASHINGTON When Rand Paul enters the Republican presidential race Tuesday, he'll start with an advantage few of his rivals have: a dedicated legion of supporters, well-organized and battle-tested.
But for the Kentucky senator to have a chance to win...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 7:35 PM
MERRIMACK, N.H. Ted Cruz, the first and so far only major candidate for president, swept into New Hampshire on Friday upbeat, revved, and eager to embrace the outsider label he's cultivated since erupting on the national scene three years ago.
| Mar 19, 2015
| 11:50 AM
WASHINGTON The crowded contest for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is emerging as a three-man race in its early stages.
Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Scott Walker have emerged as early leaders. "They have the best ability to unite the various...
| 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...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
This self-regarding city loves its celebrities, be they dandified politician, techie billionaire or quirky sports hero.
John Dennis is none of those things.
Not a single head turns as he enters one of his regular lunch spots, passing the long mahogany...