| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Sen. Rand Paul said Friday that the United States’ intervention in the Middle East has made the Islamic State militant group stronger, and that he voted this week against arming Syrian rebels because he fears the weapons would end up in the hands of...