| Jan 23, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Saying that Newt Gingrich has been preaching transparency to Mitt Romney and must now practice it in Florida, former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty and Florida House speaker-designate Will Weatherford called for Gingrich to release records about his...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 4:33 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Week Three of the 2012 legislative session begins with a handful of Senate hearings, some PIP talk, and a bit of presidential politics as eyes turn south toward tonight's Republican presidential debate in Tampa. The biggest event of...
| Aug 16, 2011
On Saturday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry got into the race for the GOP presidential nomination, and within 24 hours, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty got out.
Perry didn't exactly chase Pawlenty out of the race; the Iowa straw poll (in which T-Paw finished a...
| Jun 5, 2011
Of the 44 U.S. presidents, all but a handful have been affiliated with a relatively narrow list of traditional Protestant denominations.
Eleven were Episcopalians (12 if you count Thomas Jefferson, whose adult beliefs are a subject of debate), eight were...
| May 29, 2011
Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker running for the GOP presidential nomination, is trying to put some distance these days between himself and, well, himself.
Consider his statements on Medicare. Gingrich said this month that the reform ideas of Rep....
| Apr 21, 2011
Here's a not very bold prediction: Donald Trump won't be the Republican presidential nominee next year. He's not a credible national leader. His strategy for restoring American economic vigor boils down to threatening China with a trade war. It's not even...
| Apr 28, 2011
You've no doubt been hearing the harrowing warnings about what might happen if Congress refuses to lift the federal government's debt ceiling, as some conservative Republicans have threatened.
If the federal government gets anywhere near defaulting on...
| Mar 24, 2011
Republican presidential hopefuls have been scrambling to figure out the right vocabulary for denouncing President Obama's decision to launch U.S. planes and ships into action against Libya's Moammar Kadafi.
Because Obama made the decision, they know...
| Jul 31, 2011
The news from Washington — bickering over the debt ceiling, poor prospects for the economy — hasn't been uplifting lately. It's time for some beach reading.
And I have just the ticket. There's a whole crop of potential Republican presidential...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The final weekend of January 2012 is off to a rainy start here in the Seat of Power, so we'll dispense with the usual formalities and just dive right into a countdown of the Top......
| Jan 4, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Five months ago, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) became the first female presidential candidate to win the Iowa straw poll in Ames. On Tuesday, she did so poorly in the Iowa caucuses, she decided to end her campaign. So what happened?......