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Voters in this stretch of beach towns and retirement communities provide the first 2014 campaign test of whether Democrats can counter GOP attacks on the president’s health care overhaul by accusing Republicans of threatening popular […]
A top aide to President Barack Obama who has managed much of his schedule, planned events and helped choose staff and appointments will leave the White House in early May, a White House official said […]
A top White House official who has been with President Barack Obama since he first became a senator nine years ago is resigning. Alyssa Mastromonaco is Obama’s deputy chief of staff for operations and often […]
Secretary of State John Kerry, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist are the headliners at this weekend’s Gridiron dinner, a 129-year-old event that features political leaders and journalists poking fun at […]
California Democrats on Saturday vowed to restore their two-thirds majority in the legislature and push their statewide success eastward in an effort to retake a majority in Congress.
The number of states with right-to-work laws is growing nationally as organizations like the United Autoworkers of America lose their stronghold in traditionally pro-union states, a panel of experts said Saturday at the Conservative Political […]
A seven-point plan proposed by Senate Republicans will spark economic recovery in the United States, reduce unemployment rates, and help tighten the gap between wealthy and poor people, Sen. Rob Portman says in this week’s […]
Texas Rep. Kevin Brady is touting his friendship with fellow House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Paul Ryan, saying there’s little reason the pair would get down and dirty in an expected battle for […]
“Hardball” host Chris Matthews has poured scorn on the Conservative Political Action Conference, calling it a “whole tapestry of weirdness” attended by a “crazy car” filled with Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s poll numbers are weak with New Yorkers appearing to have moved past the honeymoon phase as the Democratic mayor enters his third month in City Hall.
The Conservative Political Action Conference held a discussion about GOP outreach to minorities — but it attracted almost no interest.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may provide a comeback story for the Republican Pparty, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said.
The Conservative Political Action Conference is bringing an optimistic message from the GOP heading into the 2014 midterm elections, the organization’s chief, Al Cardenas, said Friday.
Former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay returned to the political fray this week as a board member of the Conservative Political Action Conference, and reflected on the turbulent years since he left Congress.
JUNEAU, Alaska – A state senator says he doesn’t think access to contraception is a problem in Alaska.
Rand Paul’s biggest political decision is approaching: whether to run for president in 2016 or focus solely on re-election to his U.S. Senate seat. A Republican lawmaker from his home state wants to free him […]
Sen. Bernie Sanders is considering joining the race for president in 2016, he confirmed in an interview published Thursday.
House Republicans have blocked an attempt by Democrats to chastise California Republican Darrell Issa for his conduct at a committee hearing.
Most of the national press pointed to the landslide primary victories of Texas Republicans Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Pete Sessions over tea party-favored challengers as evidence that the grassroots movement has run out of […]
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp on Thursday focused fresh attention on one of the least-publicized but sure-to-be-controversial parts of his omnibus tax reform package: abolition of the 44-year-old Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT).
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie challenged his fellow Republicans to put forward more policy positions to solve the nation’s ills as he courted a constituency important to a potential presidential bid.”We’ve got to start talking […]
U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah has endorsed Republican Senate candidate Greg Brannon of North Carolina.
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina has just lost his chief Democratic opponent.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell came armed with some real firepower to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, carrying an antique rifle over his head as he walked on stage to the sounds of Livin’ […]
Republican Rep. Tom Cotton said a desire to protect America’s freedom motivated him to run for Congress in Arkansas, not a sense of entitlement, as Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor claimed.
Sen. Bernie Sanders says he would make a better president than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, even though he doesn’t have a “burning ambition” to be the commander-in-chief.
Republicans “can unite the country around conservative ideas,” like the ones in 2010 that led to overwhelming midterm gains, Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint said.
Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn and Rep. Pete Sessions easily won their Republican primaries in Texas on Tuesday, while the oldest member of the U.S. House of Representatives will face a runoff election as he […]
Incumbent John Cornyn has crushed tea party-backed Rep. Steve Stockman and six lesser-known primary challengers to win Texas’ Republican nomination for the Senate.
Tom DeLay is returning to Washington. The Texas Republican and former U.S. House majority leader is joining the Washington Times as a columnist and radio commentator.
A Florida judge has granted a temporary restraining order against Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson after a domestic dispute with his wife over the weekend, says a complaint obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been badly bloodied by the bridge-gate scandal and criticism over Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts, pollsters and political observers told Newsmax, but he still maintains the support of half the […]
President Barack Obama likes government “supersized,” Sen. John Barrasso said Tuesday after the release of the White House’s 2015 budget proposal.
Wisconsin Republican lawmakers selected a new majority leader on Tuesday after unanimously voting to remove Bill Kramer from the post amid sexual harassment allegations against him, according to party leadership.
Democratic Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado last Wednesday was considered better-than-even money to win a second term, but he was regarded as even money at best by Thursday after Rep. Cory Gardner joined the Republican […]
The attack ads that Democratic groups are running against former Sen. Scott Brown, which are intended to intimidate him from making a Senate run in New Hampshire, are making him want to run more, the […]
Republican Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran will begin his television advertising campaign Tuesday, Politico reported.
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has waged a bet with liberal commentator James Carville that Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana will lose her seat in November, according to the New Orleans Times Picayune.
The longest shadow in Tuesday’s primary election in Texas is being cast by a politician not even in the running, freshman U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.
As Sen. Marco Rubio prepares for a probable White House run, he’s attempting to rebuild his image with conservative Republicans following his controversial support for the immigration bill last year.
Tea Party Patriots President Jenny Beth Martin is denying that she and the tea party group endorsed Texas Senate candidate Rep. Steve Stockman as he claimed in a letter posted on his website Sunday. The […]
The weakened Democratic party, following the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, has opened up doors to new GOP Senate candidates to make bids for seats that were considered unwinnable a year ago.
The Democratic Party is working hard to woo back white male voters to help defend their seats as the midterm elections near, when fewer female and minority voters that carry Democratic races traditionally turn out […]
Democrats facing close Senate re-election races are distancing themselves from proposals to allow convicted felons to regain voting rights after serving their sentences.
The 2014 election season officially gets underway Tuesday, when Texas voters go to the polls to cast their ballots in the nation’s first statewide primary.
California Gov. Jerry Brown says he is not sure legalizing pot is a good idea in his state because the country could lose its competitive edge if too many people are getting stoned.Brown says he […]
Texas Rep. Pete Sessions told a town hall meeting last year that he does not oppose allowing illegal aliens who do not have a criminal history and are in the country for the right reason […]
Former Republican Sen. Larry Pressler is drawing on the Oscar-nominated movie American Hustle in his longshot bid to return to the chamber as an independent from South Dakota.
Six years into his presidency, President Barack Obama is sending Congress a budget that for once does not herald a partisan legislative showdown.
President Barack Obama will travel to Houston in April to raise money for House and Senate candidates, according to an invitation to the event obtained by The Associated Press. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of […]
A political newcomer is leading the field of Republican candidates seeking to challenge Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn this fall.
Rep. Kevin Brady reportedly wants the top spot on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee next year, setting up a possible battle for the gavel with House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan.
As long as the White House and the Senate are run by Democrats, Republican Rep. Steve King says “stopping bad ideas” is his job. “Republicans need to be the conscience of the spending Democrats,” the […]
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is slamming Florida House Democratic candidate Alex Sink in a new advertisement criticizing her support of Obamacare, and a recent poll it commissioned shows her as being slightly behind Republican […]
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of a religious freedom bill will make it tougher for similar legislation in other states to get passed, supporters and opponents say.
At an event marking the five-year anniversary of the tea party movement, Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday continued his denunciation of rocker Ted Nugent’s “derogatory” and “offensive” remarks about President Obama.
At an event marking the five-year anniversary of the tea party movement, Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday continued his denunciation of rocker Ted Nugent’s “derogatory” and “offensive” remarks about President Obama. “We can disagree with […]
Vice President Joe Biden’s role in the administration was virtually frozen after he angered President Barack Obama in 2012 by announcing his support of gay marriage while the president was still on record opposing it.
Clay Aiken has taken the first official step toward a career in D.C. politics. On Thursday, the “American Idol” alum officially filed to run for congress in North Carolina by submitting his paperwork at the […]
If the polls hold up through Labor Day, Republicans are poised to gain seats in both houses of Congress and even take control of the Senate, says political scientist Larry Sabato.
High-level donors are sending a message to Washington’s Republicans: Stop Rep. Dave Camp’s plans to increase taxes on banks and the wealthy or lose your big dollar donations. The Michigan Republican lawmaker’s plan, includes requiring […]
Sen. Ted Cruz stood before hundreds of conservatives Thursday and with a pointed jab proclaimed that the small-government movement which sent him to Washington is alive and kicking.
Rep. Ed Pastor, an 11-term Democrat and the first Hispanic from Arizona elected to Congress, said on Thursday he will retire at the end of this term from a district that is seen as a […]
Texas Sen. John Cornyn is filing a friend of the court brief in a doctor’s lawsuit seeking to overturn Obamacare.
A former Oklahoma state senator, who as a U.S. Army officer had helped capture Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, launched a campaign for the U.S. House of Representative on Thursday, running as a conservative Republican.
California Governor Jerry Brown said on Thursday he would seek re-election to another term as leader of the most populous U.S. state, in a widely anticipated move.
Wendy Davis raised $2.85 million in the last month, including $200,000 from abortion-rights supporters, and the Democratic Governors Association has started a political action committee for her gubernatorial bid against Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was holding a series of private meetings Wednesday with opponents and proponents of legislation adding protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays, a proposal that […]
Should Democrats lose their majority in the Senate in the midterm elections, Republican Conference Chairman Sen. John Thune says Americans should expect to see more Republican ideas, like the many bills passed in the House […]
Republicans are hoping Martha McSally, the first female fighter pilot to fly a combat mission and command a fighter squadron, can pull off another feat in November by winning Arizona’s Second District away from Rep. […]
Debbie Dingell, the wife of retiring Rep. John Dingell is expected to announce her candidacy Friday for the House seat her husband’s family has held since the early 1930s.
The Pentagon’s proposed budget for next year, which seeks to shrink the size of the U.S. military to pre-World War II levels, will effectively be dead on arrival when it reaches the Senate, senior Republican […]
Several of the most venerable White House correspondents agree that Barack Obama is the least accessible to the media of any modern president.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Bill Clinton has been “really good for me” as the former president visited Kentucky to support McConnell’s Democratic rival, Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Governor Chris Christie proposed the largest budget in New Jersey history, a $34.4 billion plan swollen by rising costs for health benefits, pensions and debt.Spending would rise 3.5 percent from this fiscal year’s $33.3 billion […]
More than half of Pennsylvania voters say Governor Tom Corbett does not deserve to be re-elected in November, while a crowded field of potential Democratic challengers stack up well against him, according to a poll […]
President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner will meet in the Oval Office on Tuesday, with the Ohio Republican’s spokesman saying the pair will talk about a “broad set of topics,” Roll Call reported […]
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has said he isn’t interested in a run for the White House in 2016, but he indicated over the weekend that he conceivably might be interested after taking time off from […]
Both Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton will have to “overcome” the political weight of their respective family names should they decide to make a run for the White House in 2016, Bush said Monday.
Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone says there is nothing wrong with him and fellow Republicans pulling for the re-election of New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Rocker Ted Nugent has apologized for calling President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel,” but he hasn’t let up on policies he doesn’t like – including the Affordable Care Act.
Former Florida State Rep. Paige Kreegel, a medical doctor, says he is seeing the negative impact of Obamacare first-hand in his practice.
A Virginia state senator was not feeling the love when a pro-choice group sent him a Valentine urging him to reconsider his stance on women’s issues.
Even before Democratic Rep. John Dingell of Michigan made his retirement announcement on Monday, speculation had been mounting on who would succeed the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history.
With some Republican House members under fire from tea party-backed insurgents, one of the more intriguing primary contests is between freshman Rep. Paul Cook of California and Rodney Lee Conover, a writer and longtime conservative […]
After a brief surge in popularity following her October announcement that she was entering the Texas governor’s race, Democrat Wendy Davis’ support is sliding, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.
Democrat Mary Landrieu’s quest for a fourth Senate term will turn on whether she can attract just enough support from independents and Republicans to win in this increasingly conservative state. The daughter and sister of […]
Although conservatives generally praised the sequester before it was eased last year, the nation’s governors were universal in saying good riddance to the controversial across-the board cuts in federal spending. In response to a question […]
Reince Priebus says the Republican Party has become a “part-time party” and that “there’s some big changes” in store for the Grand Old Party.
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will appear together at a fundraiser for the Republican Governors Association on Thursday in Boston.
Burned by reports he’s more visitor than resident in the state he represents, Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts’ approval rating has taken a hit over the last year, a new poll showed Friday.
Despite poll numbers showing him trailing his Democratic challlenger, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says his state “tried the blue-state model” — and it wreaked havoc with the economy.
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert says a new PAC he has created will raise funds to help tea party candidates unfairly under siege from the Republican rank-and-file — and insists it is not there to spark […]
Former President Bill Clinton will campaign for Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes starting next week.
Republican pollster and strategist Frank Luntz is leaving politics for the world of sports, joining Fox Sports 1 as an analyst.
Of the three Senate seats being vacated by a retiring Republican this year, Saxby Chambliss’ seat in Georgia is the only one thought to be vulnerable to a Democratic takeover.
The Ready for Hillary Super PAC is making efforts to reach out to black women, saying they will be an important demographic for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if she decides to run for […]
Secretary of State John Kerry is hiring a protégé he met on the campaign trail two decades ago to lead an initiative at the State Department.
Many Americans aren’t ready for a female president, but there was a “cachet about having an African-American president because of guilt,” says Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, who was the only female GOP presidential candidate in […]
Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin, the tea party-aligned primary challenger to Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, has suggested legalizing same-sex marriages could lead to nuptials between a parent and child.
The son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is campaigning to persuade Hispanic voters to support him and the Republican Party.
Octogenarian Edwin Edwards told Bloomberg News that he is running to represent Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District.
This year’s Senate incumbents and hopefuls collectively picked up more than a half-million dollars a day last year, signaling 2013′s off-year cash boom will spell never-ending campaign ads, mail and phone calls this year.Democrats on […]
Ann Coulter says she supports the tea party but isn’t convinced all the people who claim the title are legitimate.
Republican star Sarah Palin has given her first endorsements of the 2014 voting cycle: to Dallas tea party leader Katrina Pierson in her underdog bid against incumbent Republican Rep. Pete Sessions, and to Greg Abbott, […]
Greg Abbott’s campaign for governor in Texas will not continue to use controversial rocker Ted Nugent at public events, but won’t condemn outrageous remarks Nugent made about President Barack Obama, CNN reports.
A Democratic candidate for district attorney in Texas says domestic violence is “so overrated,” and complains that the issue takes up too much court time.
President Barack Obama and his ineffectual foreign policy are to blame for the unrest in Ukraine, where at least 26 people have died in anti-government protests, veteran Democratic strategist Hank Sheinkopf says.
Rep. Jeff Denham of California, one of the key Republican players in the House debate over immigration reform, insists that Speaker John Boehner and the GOP leadership will hold a vote on the issue before […]
Rep. Louie Gohmert said Wednesday that his new political action committee would help traditional House conservatives beat back attacks from mainstream Republican PACs in this fall’s congressional elections.
A defiant former U.S. Rep. Joe Baca bashed the woman who unseated him in 2012 as a “bimbo” after her Tuesday announcement that she was ditching Congress after just one term.
Republican congressman Paul Ryan says he’s keeping his options open about a prospective run for president but won’t be looking at the 2016 contest in earnest until after Congress breaks for the year.
Veteran Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran says he doesn’t know much about the tea party or his tea-party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel — refueling criticism the 76-year-old incumbent is “out of touch.”
Rick Santorum won’t say he’s running for president in 2016, but does admit he wants to “stay involved in the mix.” His description of why he ran in 2012 and why his thoughts haven’t changed […]
Don’t rule out Mitt Romney’s taking another shot at the Republican presidential nomination if Hillary Clinton declines to run as a Democrat in 2016, Forbes magazine writer Rick Ungar says.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Rush Holt announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in November and will retire from Congress when his term ends next year, meaning New Jersey will have at least three new […]
The National Republican Senatorial Committee collected $4.62 million in donations last month, its best month as it heads into the 2014 midterm elections, Politico reported, citing a source it didn’t identify.
With last week’s surprise announcement that California GOP Rep. Gary Miller will not seek re-election, the consensus among political operatives is that his San Bernardino-area 31st Congressional District is now among the likeliest in the […]
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has come under fire from Democrats for enlisting the help of rocker Ted Nugent in the gubernatorial race against state Sen. Wendy Davis.
A group of top Republican donors led by New York billionaire Paul Singer wants to play a bigger role in determining the direction of the GOP and will hold its first major gathering later this […]
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., forcefully defended his moves to end debate and let the Senate vote on a bill that authorized the Treasury to borrow more money to pay the existing national debt, […]
Americans for Prosperity continued its assault on North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan on Saturday with a new ad deriding her support of Obamacare in an MSNBC interview this week.
Democrats dream of driving U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell into retirement this year, ridding President Barack Obama of one of his fiercest opponents. Tea partyers have the same dream, but they say the Senate’s Republican leader […]
President Barack Obama says Congress should finish the job he started by raising the minimum wage to $10.10.In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says Americans deserve to know where their representatives stand.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he told Senate Majority leader Harry Reid it was none of his “damn business” when the Nevada Democrat tried to offer his opinion last December on who should fill the […]
Fox News host Greta Van Susteren on Friday blasted a bizarre television spot by longshot Texas Senate candidate Dwayne Stovall that likens Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to a Looney Tunes turtle.
Republican Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts — under attack from tea party challenger Milton Wolf for not living in Kansas full-time — is battling back by charging Wolf’s biggest backers are donors from out of state.
Florida Democratic House candidate Alex Sink has decided against NBC and White House correspondent Chuck Todd moderating next month’s debate between her and Republican challenger David Jolly.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott must stop defending the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, says state Sen. Wendy Davis, who is expected to face him in the Lone Star State’s gubernatorial race.
Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., is having hip-replacement surgery. Spokesman Garrett Hawkins said the 55-year-old congressman’s surgery was taking place Friday in his home state.
Tampa Media Poll: Sink Leads Florida 02/14/14
Two new polls show Democrat Alex Sink leading in the race to replace Rep. C.W. “Bill” Young in Florida’s 13th Congressional District.
President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats in the House of Representatives face a key question when they meet on Friday, Valentine’s Day: how much love do they dare show each other before the November elections.
Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee introduced a bill Wednesday to keep states from being forced to recognize marriages and spouses from same-sex unions in other states.
Sen. Bob Corker on Thursday defended wading into a labor union organizing campaign at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant, saying it would have been irresponsible to remain silent about possible production plans at the automaker’s facility […]
Veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, who represented central Washington for two decades and was a key voice in public lands and energy policy, announced Thursday he’ll retire at the end of the year.
Republican Kevin Faulconer’s victory in Tuesday’s San Diego mayor’s race provides the GOP with a chance to study how the 47-year-old city councilman pulled off the win and set an example for other candidates across […]
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s vote yesterday to clear the way for Congress to lift the federal debt ceiling made the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s task of helping him win re-election a lot harder. And, […]
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo would win re-election by a margin of 2-1 against either of the two possible Republican challengers, including real estate mogul Donald Trump and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a new […]
Sen. John McCain has blasted President Barack Obama for his “failure” to have done more to prevent the mass atrocities inflicted on the victims of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
For the first time, an openly gay Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives plans to air an ad showing him with his partner -a decision that will test the tea party faction of […]
California Republican Rep. Gary Miller, 65, is retiring from the U.S. House of Representatives so that he and his wife can raise their three grandchildren, USA Today reported. Miller said he could not properly raise […]
Secretary of state elections across the country are shaping up to be some of the most competitive races of 2014, and more outside groups have formed to play a role in these campaigns.
Americans for Prosperity, the group co-founded by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, is spending millions of dollars to campaign against Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in North Carolina.
Xia Yeliang, an outspoken professor dismissed from Beijing’s top university, has joined the Cato Institute in Washington where he will work for a freer China, the think tank said Wednesday.The Cato Institute, known for its […]
The Republican Party is seeking victory in this year’s elections by clearing the road of political problems that could stand its path to recapturing the Senate and strengthening its majority in the House.
House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi is aiming her political strategy at women, planning dozens of events around the country in hopes of attracting them to vote the Democratic ticket.
Following an appearance in Chicago by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former White House political adviser David Axelrod said that, despite the bridge-gate scandal, not to count the embattled Republican out as a contender for […]
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who has come under fire from tea party activists, has highlighted his conservative values in his first television and radio ads for the GOP primary in June.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin along with Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky will be speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in early March.
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist told Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert on Tuesday he believes part of the Republican opposition to President Barack Obama is based on his race.
House Speaker John Boehner charged on Tuesday that Americans are “tired of asking the question, ‘Where are the jobs?’”
A conservative organization in Wisconsin filed a federal lawsuit against several public officials on Monday, saying its members’ civil rights were violated during an ongoing secret probe into campaign financing, court documents showed. The Wisconsin […]
Senator Ted Cruz, a Tea Party favorite who is influential with some House of Representatives conservatives, said on Monday it would be irresponsible for Congress to grant President Barack Obama a debt limit increase without […]
More than half of President Barack Obama’s second-term ambassadorial appointments have been political – not from the career Foreign Service pool – far outpacing his predecessors when it comes to rewarding supporters and donors with […]
Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska faces one of the most difficult re-election fights of any Democratic senator in 2014, six years after he eked out a victory under unusual circumstances.
Donald Trump isn’t serious about running for governor of New York, says state Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long, who is ready to back Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.
American Crossroads, the GOP super PAC cofounded by Karl Rove, is extending the welcome mat to Montana’s next U.S. senator, who will be sworn in Tuesday, with an attack ad, the National Journal reports.
Reforms to California’s elections are putting political parties in the background under a new system in which only the top two vote winners in the open primaries get a place on the general election ballot, […]
It’s time for Republicans to come up with more ideas for increasing the nation’s energy output beyond the long-awaited Keystone XL pipeline, Sen. Ted Cruz plans to argue in a speech outlining his own energy […]
A Republican group devoted to opposition research is expanding in response to a Democratic group that proved to be successful against GOP candidates in 2012.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s practice of allowing unlimited donations to a nonprofit, set up to promote his efforts to raise taxes on the city’s wealthiest residents to finance universal prekindergarten classes, is […]
Pieces of Mitt Romney’s massive fundraising operations are being sought out by potential presidential candidates for the 2016 election. The Romney campaign, along with the Republican National Committee, teamed up to raise $1 billion in […]
As Hillary Rodham Clinton mulls a second presidential bid, liberals are closely watching whether the onetime supporter of the Iraq war moves to the left or straddles the center. Democrats say economic issues such as […]
A lawsuit challenging Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan that was filed by fellow Republicans in the state Legislature was dismissed in a ruling released Saturday, handing Brewer a major victory in her battle […]
Mary Matalin: Hillary Won’t Even Run 02/08/14
The wide variety of potential candidates for the Republican presidential nomination boils down to one question in many quarters – which one can beat Hillary Clinton? But to at least one powerful Republican consultant, Mary […]
Hit with a multimillion-dollar barrage of televised attacks, Democrats in tough re-election races want credit for trying to fix the problematic parts of the healthcare law at the same time they claim bragging rights for […]
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul asked for some advice from Texas GOP rising star George P. Bush on how to reach out to Hispanic voters – and got a simple recommendation: Show up, Politico reported.
Liz Cheney’s aborted Senate campaign in Wyoming exaggerated her fourth-quarter fundraising, and actually spent more than collected during that period, the National Journal reported Friday.
Montana’s governor chose his lieutenant governor as the U.S. Senate successor to Max Baucus, whose confirmation as ambassador to China is setting off a series of political changes. Montana Governor Steve Bullock appointed Lieutenant Governor […]
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock appointed Lt. Gov. John Walsh Friday to serve out the term of Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, who will be leaving the seat to become the next ambassador to China.
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas only came in fourth place in a new survey of the most conservative senators in the nation.
Democrats – and political pundits – are buzzing that medical marijuana initiatives on midterm ballots may give the party a boost.
Democrats facing reelection in the 2014 midterm elections need to show independence and distance themselves from President Barack Obama, former senior White House adviser David Axelrod said Friday.
Former Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth will formally announce on Sunday that she will run for the House seat in New York’s 18th Congressional District, setting up a likely rematch with the liberal Democrat who ousted […]
Colorado’s incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall isn’t gaining any traction in his re-election race, holding onto single-digit leads against GOP challengers, according to a new poll.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and all politicians should stay away from using inflammatory words like “libido” that tend to get them in trouble, says Charles Krauthammer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has denied allegations by a former staffer that she improperly mixed campaign and official funds in her quest to head the House Republican Conference last year.
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told an American Principles Project http://americanprinciplesproject.org/2014-red-white-blue-gala/ audience in Washington on Wednesday that libertarian need not mean libertine, …
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus remain disappointed with President Barack Obama over his lack of assertiveness in promoting minority judicial candidates, The Hill reported. While the displeasure of some CBC members was assuaged after […]
Entertainer and American Idol alumnus Clay Aiken posted a campaign video announcement declaring his intention to seek the Democratic nomination for North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District, running under the I’m not a politician standard,Politico reported. […]
Seven Democratic senators are hobbled by diminished fundraising and their support for an increasingly unpopular President Barack Obama — giving Republicans a clear shot at regaining the Senate, political consultant and policy adviser Karl Rove […]
The tea party is alive, well and thriving — despite the turmoil it has caused in the Republican Party, says CNBC personality Rick Santelli, who has been called the father of the tea party movement.
The House Republican Conference unveiled a new website on Wednesday devoted to bringing “the facts straight to the American people” on the Libyan attacks that killed four U.S. citizens on Sept. 11, 2012.
A congressional report that concludes Americans will cut their work hours to keep their eligibility for Medicaid and Affordable Care Act subsidies is a “devastating” blow to President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare plan, Rep. Joe […]
At least 10 U.S. states are considering bills to legalize or expand Internet gambling this year, according to a group that tracks gambling-related legislation worldwide.But the Gambling Compliance survey also finds slim chances for a […]
Conservative activists in North Carolina are angry that Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis has been absent from key campaign events, and say his apparent unwillingness to appear alongside his opponents could cost him support in […]
Republican Party strategists say Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker could be the new hope to lead the GOP presidential ticket in 2016 as the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal takes its toll on the presumed frontrunner, […]
Conservative group Americans for Prosperity said Tuesday it will debut a new television ad Thursday targeting Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, slamming his glowing support of Obamacare. We want all Arkansans to know where Senator […]
Four politically vulnerable Senate Democrats are pressing President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, spotlighting the implications of an election-year decision that could influence which party controls the chamber.
With a recent poll showing him in a dead heat with incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown may be mulling a bid to unseat her.
Former Gov. Jeb Bush is featured in a television advertisement the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released Tuesday for Florida Republican congressional candidate David Jolly.
Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis of Texas may be engulfed in a resumé ruckus, but the revelations about her misstatements haven’t affected fundraising for her race for governor of the Lone Star state against the […]
Political strategist Ford O’Connell is offering a life-line to the Republican Party in the form of new book of advice that he believes will help the GOP take back the White House in 2016.
The problems Obamacare has caused in Massachusetts may give Republicans an edge in the Bay State’s midterm elections. “No other state has suffered more from Obamacare than Massachusetts,” said GOP candidate Richard Tisei, who is […]
Former Florida GOP Gov. Charlie Crist says he became a Democrat after the Republican Party was “hijacked by the tea party.”
Republican governors up for re-election this year are starting with a significant financial advantage over their Democratic opponents, campaign records show. According to Politico, some of the discrepancy can be explained by the advantages enjoyed […]
U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews will leave Congress within weeks after 23 years in office.The word comes from a person with direct knowledge of the New Jersey Democrat’s plans. The person spoke to The Associated Press […]
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been invited to speak in March to Conservative Political Action Conference, the largest annual gathering of conservatives, after a being denied a speaking slot in 2013, Yahoo News reports.
While Healthcare.gov has been working out its glitches, some of the states that set up their own Obamacare health exchanges are still struggling – and Republicans are looking to use those failures against Democrats in […]
Reaction to President Barack Obama’s pre-Super Bowl interview with Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly depended largely on which side of the political aisle observers found themselves.
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is garnering support from mainstream Republican fundraisers and contributors for a 2016 presidential run, according to The Hill. Those backing Rubio are antagonistic toward the tea party and see him […]
Revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance techniques may help bring young voters back to the Republican Party, Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul says. “We need young people in the party,” Paul said during a […]
It’s time for President Barack Obama to get to work and support House-passed bills that address issues that he discussed in his State of the Union speech, four Republican lawmakers say in this week’s GOP […]
New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez’s political campaign paid a law firm $250,000 in December for legal costs related to Justice Department and Senate Ethics Committee investigations into his ties to a major donor, according to […]
The most immediate effect of the new allegation on Gov. Christie could be his leadership of the Republican Governors Association, according to a Monmouth University pollster.
Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker flexed his fundraising muscle in 2013, building a campaign war chest more than triple the size of Democrat gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, finance reports filed on Friday showed.
Two prominent Southern California Democrats – a state senator and a former Los Angeles controller – have jumped into the race to fill a congressional seat being vacated by the retirement of veteran U.S. Representative […]
Florida Republicans would choose their former governor, Jeb Bush, as the 2016 GOP presidential nominee, while their support for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is waning in the wake of the bridge-gate scandal, according to […]
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker heads into his re-election campaign in a strong financial position after raising $5.1 million in the last half of 2013.
Shane Osborn, former state treasurer and U.S. Navy hero, is the clear frontrunner in the May 13 Republican primary for the seat of Nebraska’s retiring Sen. Mike Johanns, a seat certain to remain in GOP […]
Embattled Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu and her beleaguered brother, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, are trying to help each other in their tough re-election campaigns — but are being hurt by having President Barack Obama […]
Rep. Henry Waxman’s announcement that he is leaving Congress after nearly four decades forced another long-serving California Democrat, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, would be following him out the door. Pelosi, 73, made it clear […]
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been tapped to be U.N. special envoy for cities and climate change, sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday.
Scott Brown – still mulling a run for a Senate seat in New Hampshire – has pulled into a neck-and-neck race with the Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a new poll showed Thursday.
House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday said President Obama should “stand up and lead” on lowering trade barriers to increase American exports and create more jobs.
If his State of the Union address is any indication, President Barack Obama — and the Democratic Party — are in political straits, says James Taranto, a columnist and editorial board member at The Wall […]
Need proof outside money is going to matter in this year’s elections? Just look at spending this week.Republicans are sending almost $2 million into a Florida special election for the U.S. House, and Democrats are […]
Mainstream activists in the Michigan Republican Party are going after what they call the “extremists” among them.
Three GOP-leaning groups are throwing their financial support behind Republican candidate David Jolly in the form of a $1.2 million ad campaign in the special congressional election for the House seat left vacant by the […]
Sarah Palin says the “fantasy” world President Barack Obama portrayed in his State of the Union address has put the nation on a “dangerous” path.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, who delivered the first GOP response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, is getting rave reviews from her fellow Republican colleagues about her future […]
A reporter for a New York City cable news station said Wednesday that U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm called him to apologize for physically threatening him at the end of an interview about President Barack Obama’s […]
Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he would run for president in 2016 if he thought he had the chance to move the country in a direction that’s different than those who are running, but […]
Florida’s Republican Party is running a new web ad blasting Charlie Crist for the state’s economic problems while he was governor and for running away when things got tough. “Numbers tell the story,” the ad […]
Marc Thiessen, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, all but accused President Barack Obama of plagiarizing one of his former boss’s speeches in the State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Outraged by President Obama’s use of executive powers to enact his policies, Republicans are looking to the judicial branch to step in. “We can go to court,” GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona told The […]
The Republican Party appears to be embracing TED Talk and its “ideas worth spreading” theme as House GOP members gather on the eastern shore of Maryland for their annual retreat.
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has never held back on her critique of Republicans, and she didn’t stop last night in her reaction to Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers’ GOP response to President Barack Obama’s State of the […]
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s top staffers prepared for his 2013 reelection campaign in a manner that suggested there was always an eye on the bigger prize, the White House, according to a number of […]
New York Rep. Michael Grimm is defending his actions after he physically threatened a reporter at the Capitol after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.The confrontation began Tuesday when Michael Scotto, a reporter […]
Democrats in Republican-leaning states chose to distance themselves from President Barack Obama following his State of the Union Address Tuesday in a sign they believe that association with the president could be a liability for […]
Huckabee to Speak at CPAC 01/28/14
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will speak at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference in March, a burgeoning gathering that typically draws a host of Republican and conservative heavyweights, Newsmax has learned.
Democrats and Republicans have something in common, Karl Rove says: they both want their potential 2016 presidential candidates to care about this year’s midterm elections.
Republican U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, who was charged in November with buying cocaine, resigned from Congress on Monday, saying he could no longer effectively serve the people he represents in southern Florida.
Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker seems to be freezing out Democratic opponent Mary Burke with a 47 percent to 41 percent lead, says a Marquette Law School poll released Monday.
North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is trailing her two leading Republican opponents by as much as 7 percentage points, says a poll published Monday by Rasmussen Reports.
President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address Tuesday to try to unite the Democratic Party and split Republicans over three major issues, says Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.
Three prominent Republican senators on Monday called for replacing Obamacare with a package of election-year proposals intended to lower health insurance costs while retaining some elements of President Barack Obama’s health reform law. Senators Richard […]
Democrats are more willing to work with those across the aisle than Republicans, and they have a better understanding of the plight of the average American than those in the GOP, while Republicans are more […]
Rhode Island’s already contentious race for governor is about to get a lot more complicated with the entry of Clay Pell, the grandson of the late U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell and the husband of Olympic […]
The Republican Governor’s Association is flush with $50 million in cash to bankroll GOP candidates in the November elections, USA Today reported Monday.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor could succeed John Boehner as the next Speaker now that Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has said he’s not interested in the job. But any speculation on whether Cantor, 50, […]
The Arizona Republican Party formally censured Sen. John McCain on Saturday, citing a voting record they say is insufficiently conservative. The resolution to censure McCain was approved by a voice vote during a meeting of […]
Conservatives are decrying what they describe as the heavy hand of the Obama administration using the power of the government to silence and intimidate people and groups on the right.
Hillary Rodham Clinton hasn’t announced whether she will run for president in 2016, but her supporters in early voting Iowa are organizing anyway. Top Iowa Democrats gathered Saturday in Des Moines to build support for […]
President Barack Obama’s has a lot of explaining to do during next week’s State of the Union address about his policies are failing to help Americans, especially where jobs are concerned, Sen. Roy Blunt said […]
Debates on lowering trade barriers can turn Congress upside down for Democratic presidents promoting such legislation. Business-minded Republicans suddenly turn into allies and Democrats aligned with organized labor can become outspoken foes. It’s a reversal […]
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle said that President Barack Obama needed to “show energy” in his State of the Union address on Monday.
The Republican National Committee on Friday overwhelmingly approved sweeping changes in the rules for selecting a candidate for president in 2016, with members voicing a spirit of unity over the new measures.
South Carolina state Sen. Lee Bright has announced he will be raffling off an AR-15 as part of his campaign to beat incumbent U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in the Republican primary.
Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain describes the tea party as “an attitude that’s not gone away” and says New York Sen. Chuck Schumer was wrong to portray the tea party’s call for smaller government […]
CNN’s ratings will keep dropping as long as the cable news network continues to protect liberal ideology, conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said Thursday.
The National Republican Congressional Committee is attacking Democratic congressional candidate Gwen Graham of Florida for accepting donations from what the group is calling a trashy talk show host, a cop beater, and extreme liberals. The […]
Former GOP Chairman Michael Steele says there’s an insurgence within the party to “turn the elephant” and recast the stereotypical perceptions of Republicans to appeal to a broader base of voters.
Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray is standing firm against concessions in exchange for raising the debt limit.
Sen. Rand Paul will deliver his own rebuttal to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. The Kentucky Republican’s response will be prerecorded, then posted to YouTube shortly after the president’s speech, […]
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has declared that he is not interested in becoming House Speaker, which will shake up the Republican Party leadership, Politico reports.
Iowa and New Hampshire would retain their coveted spots atop the presidential primary calendar, according to new rules set to be approved by Republican leaders that could reshape the 2016 presidential election.
Republicans will definitely pick up seats in the Senate in November’s midterm elections, says political scientist Larry Sabato, with the chances of gaining control of the body at 50-50.
Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran’s tea party challenger, shown in recent polls as within striking distance of the GOP’s second-most senior member in the Senate, is chasing the veteran incumbent on the fundraising trail as […]
FreedomWorks on Wednesday endorsed tea party-backed Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin in his effort to seat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the state’s Republican primary in May.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, who’s been toying with the idea of running for office in Louisiana, kicked the open door a little wider Wednesday, saying he might take a stab at Sen. David […]
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is acknowledging flaws in clearing snow from Manhattan’s posh Upper East Side after a storm dumped nearly a foot of it.He faced complaints Wednesday that plowing lagged in […]
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has closed the gap with former Democratic Gov. Charlie Crist into a virtual dead heat in a re-election contest in November, the latest Public Policy Polling survey shows. The poll of […]
Former Senate candidate Steve Lonegan has slammed Virginia Republican Ken Cuccinelli’s suggestion that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie quit as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
Democrats — and George Washington Bridge commuters — are ditching Gov. Chris Christie in droves, sparking a nosedive in the governor’s job approval and favorability ratings, a new poll released Wednesday showed.
The National Republican Congressional Committee is targeting Florida liberal Alex Sink with an advertisement that casts her as a “tax-and-spend” candidate and an avid supporter of Obamacare.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has unveiled a new TV ad in his re-election campaign that features a throat a cancer survivor praising the Kentucky Republican for helping sick workers at a uranium enrichment plant.
Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist is hitching his wagon to President Barack Obama in a bid to solidify support within the Democratic Party and convince voters of his party credentials.
Barbara Bush: ‘I Love Bill Clinton’ 01/21/14
Former First Lady Barbara Bush says she and former President George H.W. Bush have become very close to his successor, former President Bill Clinton.
Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner is an overwhelming favorite over Republican Ed Gillespie in the potential race for the November election, a new survey reveals.
A primary fight within the Democratic Party to select a nominee for president in 2016 could damage frontrunner Hillary Clinton, Democratic adviser Joe Trippi told Fox News’ “Happening Now” Tuesday.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would pull off a big victory against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie if the 2016 presidential election were held today, a new poll has found.
Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah will give the tea party response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address next Tuesday, in addition to the traditional response from the opposing party.
Tough decisions have paid off in Wisconsin as the state now boasts a budget surplus of over $900 million, Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday.
Texas Democrat Wendy Davis is attempting to blame her Republican gubernatorial opponent Greg Abbott for triggering the controversy over alleged inaccuracies in her biography.
Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter has announced that he will be a candidate in Louisiana’s 2015 governor’s race.
Abortion could be a defining issue in the 2014 midterm elections as the parties try to use it to motivate voters to get to the polls.
In its bid to gain the Senate majority in the midterm elections later this year, the GOP is crafting its strategy straight from the 2012 Democratic playbook, according to The Washington Post. Republicans are casting […]
RICHMOND, Va. – Almost overnight, Virginia has emerged as a critical state in the nationwide fight to grant gay men and women the right to wed.With the recent court gains in deeply conservative Utah and […]
Dan Innis’ husband persuaded him to run for the U.S. House.It didn’t matter that Innis, a former business school dean, faced an aggressive Democratic incumbent, GOP colleagues who oppose his right to marry, and history […]
Conservative Republicans have no place in New York with their right-wing views because that’s not what New Yorkers are, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says.
House Republicans have passed “dozens of good, common-sense jobs bills,” and now it’s time for the Obama administration and Democratic party leaders in the Senate to stop “sitting on the bench” and help millions of […]
Oklahoma Republicans are confident they can retain the seat of Sen. Tom Coburn, who announced on Friday he will resign from office at the end of this session of Congress, triggering a special election for […]
Veteran political consultant Mary Matalin says Republicans must be more willing to speak out and support their party’s true ideology. “I don’t know why Republicans can’t be more clear-throated, more loud and proud about the […]
Liz Cheney’s abandoned effort to unseat Sen. Mike Enzi has left him sitting pretty financially: The estimated $1.8 million he has on hand following her 25-week campaign is more than three times what he’s had […]
The former U.S. ambassador to Malta posted on his Facebook page that he would like to be Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate — and he hasn’t even friended her!
Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe’s assertion that Benghazi is the biggest cover-up since Watergate is being disputed by former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.
Wisconsin state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout announced she will not challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker due to injuries she sustained from a car accident in early December, leaving Mary Burke as the only Democratic candidate […]
Democrats are trying to make sure conservative groups are silenced in the 2014 midterm elections, says Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel.
Six Democrats have said that this year will be their last in Congress – but that hasn’t shaken House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s confidence in her party retaking the lower chamber in this November’s elections. […]
Donald Trump says he can far surpass New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $33 million war chest should he decide to run for governor. “I can put up $200 million if I want,” Trump, the billionaire […]
A former democratic senator and governor from Florida, Bob Graham, visited Cuba this week to discuss oil spill prevention and preparedness during a trip that has caused a stir among exiles and Cuba watchers due […]
Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown says he is being urged to run for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire. One reason to do it, he tells Newsmax, is that the incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a […]
The Republican Party remains bigoted against gays and “isn’t worth saving,” according to Jimmy LaSalvia, founder of the conservative gay advocacy group, GOProud, who recently quit the party.
Tough-guy Rep. Buck McKeon tearfully announced his retirement Thursday, saying that partisan gridlock and term limits are behind his decision to not seek re-election to a 12th term to the House, where he holds the […]
Ed Gillespie, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, announced Thursday that he plans to challenge Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner in the November election.
The bridge closure scandal that has thrust New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie further into the spotlight has improved his standing with voters in the key electoral state of New Hampshire, a new poll show.
In one of the most bizarre political ads ever produced, California State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly stands next to actress Maria Conchita Alonso, who clutches a Chihuahua as she angrily chews him out over his love […]
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has called on Republicans to stop using the pejorative term RINO — Republican In Name Only — against each other. Huckabee, a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2016, said in […]
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp is planning to present tax reform as a top legislative priority this year in Congress at the House Republican Conference retreat later this month.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will need to demonstrate that he can still raise significant amounts of money and can sustain the support of the Republican Governors Association if he is to have any chance […]
The Texas Democrat running for governor, Wendy Davis, who leaped into the headlines last summer after an emotionally charged filibuster opposing restrictions on abortion, has raised $12.2 million for the six months ended Dec. 31, […]
In a race watched as a potential bellwether for this year’s mid-term congressional elections, lobbyist David Jolly won a special Republican primary election on Tuesday in a key Florida swing district. The vote in the […]
Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will be “rolling out the red carpet” for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during his GOP fundraising trip to the Sunshine state, but she’ll also be taking steps to attack […]
New York Rep. Bill Owens will not run for re-election, making the New Yorker the fourth Democrat to announce plans for retirement, Politico reported Tuesday.
Freshman congressman Sean Patrick Maloney plans to marry his longtime partner, who proposed over Christmas.The New York Democrat released a statement on Tuesday with partner Randy Florke. They say after 21 years together they’re excited […]
Obamacare appears to be sinking Democratic North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan’s approval ratings – and her standing against Republican rivals for her job, a Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday showed.
An outside conservative group is airing advertisements beginning Tuesday attacking Democratic lawmakers seeking Senate seats because they voted for the 2010 health care bill.The lawmakers also repeated President Barack Obama’s now-discredited assurance that people with…
With 25 congressmen retiring or seeking another office in 2014, two top experts predict that Republicans will add to their majority in the House.
President Barack Obama can’t blame his predecessor anymore for the sour state of the economy – a new poll showed 49 percent of those surveyed believe the “policies of the present” are responsible, two reports […]
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will headline the National Republican Congressional Committee’s annual dinner in March, the group announced Tuesday.
Now that efforts to legalize marijuana have succeeded in Colorado and Washington state, advocates of cannabis reform are laying the groundwork for a similar battle in Massachusetts in the next presidential election year, Boston.com reported […]
The Michigan Senate race was supposed to be an easy win for Democratic Rep. Gary Peters, but former Republican Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land has taken a commanding lead in the latest poll released […]
George Miller, the California Democrat who wrote legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $7.25 an hour and now wants to link it to inflation, will retire from Congress, he announced.Miller, the top Democrat […]
The special election primary in Florida Tuesday to fill the 13th District seat of late Republican Rep. Bill Young will be the culmination of a bruising race that has divided the party and left Democrat […]
An ethics complaint has been filed against U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard alleging that his involvement in Bill de Blasio’s mayoral campaign is a violation of federal law, which prohibits government employees from […]
A leading candidate for Rhode Island governor disclosed on Monday that he was responsible for a crash that killed a man 25 years ago.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has blasted Sen. Harry Reid’s iron-fisted rule in the upper chamber, claiming that it has destroyed bipartisan cooperation among legislators.
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is outraged at Democrats for following President Barack Obama’s “lawlessness” in order to protect the commander in chief from being held accountable for his actions.
It’s voters like Jammy Turner who give Republicans hope of ending an Arkansas political dynasty and taking control of the U.S. Senate this fall.Turner, among the hundreds who attended the annual Coon Supper on Saturday […]
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, propelled by a landslide election and the hopes of a party out of power for a generation, will be quickly unveiling an ambitious liberal legislative program that could fundamentally […]
New Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe reached out to Republicans Saturday in an inauguration speech marked with conciliatory overtones. “The impediments to consensus are well known: ideology, personal political ambition, partisanship or score-settling,” McAuliffe,…
Donald Trump is ready to run for governor of New York if the state’s Republicans will unify behind him, but state GOP Chairman Ed Cox says Trump should officially declare his candidacy if he’s serious […]
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa heads to New Hampshire next month – a longstanding magnet for potential presidential hopefuls, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr said he would leave office Feb. 1, giving in to pressure from Democrats and fellow Republicans who said his impeachment was inevitable over ethics violations tied to his campaign and […]
Ed Gillespie, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, is telling fellow Republicans that he intends to run for the Senate in Virginia, according to GOP officials.
Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Mark Darr, under political siege from fellow Republicans as well as Democrats after admitting to numerous violations of state ethics laws, announced on Friday that he would resign effective Feb. 1.
Two final polls released ahead of Tuesday’s GOP primary to fill the seat held by the late Florida Republican Rep. Bill Young shows his former staffer, David Jolly, leading two other GOP contenders.
A pro-Obama political action committee expected to back Hillary Clinton if she runs for president in 2016 is lining up a new leadership team.
Sarah Palin says she doesn’t expect her new outdoors television show on the Sportsman Channel to be political – at least not overtly so.Given her background, though, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate said Friday that […]
Alaska Democrat Sen. Mark Begich was one of only three senators to miss a tight vote on extending federal unemployment benefits for three months. Begich, the junior senator to Republican Lisa Murkowski, passed on the […]
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says he will back a bill to delay increases in federal flood insurance rates, but says he wants to find a solution to the program’s costs.
New Cornyn Ad Slams Obama 01/10/14
Texas Sen. John Cornyn is facing a challenge from fellow Republican Rep. Steve Stockman in the March primary, but his latest TV ad takes a swipe at President Barack Obama.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she hasn’t followed the so-called bridge-gate controversy surrounding New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie that closely, but is concerned about whether the San Francisco 49ers will make it to […]
Pollster Frank Luntz says he sold the majority stake in his polling business partly because he’s fed up with politicians who don’t tell people what they really mean.
Republican operative Karl Rove called the New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s bridge-gate apology “classic Christie. Direct, blunt, to the point. There was no equivocation.”
President Obama’s Promise Zones for five areas of the nation got tepid praise from Kentucky’s Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul Thursday, but other lawmakers were harshly critical and the GOP blasted the proposal as […]
The “big loser” in the Chris Christie bridge-gate scandal is not the New Jersey governor — it’s Hillary Clinton, his potential opponent in the 2016 presidential race, according to political analyst Ron Christie, CEO of […]
Democratic Colorado Sen. Mark Udall allegedly attempted to pressure his state’s Division of Insurance to dispel media reports that 249,000 Coloradans received health care cancellation notices following the Obamcare Oct. 1 rollout
The Democrats’ response to nearly all major problems, including poverty and long-term unemployment, is to just send a check, Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday. “[Writing a check] is the Democrats’ answer to everything. And it […]
The new leader of the Senate Conservatives Fund has become a controversial figure among Republicans for his willingness to back primary candidates against sitting GOP senators in the name of building a more conservative coalition.
A Virginia Democratic state Senate candidate has released a stunning new political ad in which she compares tea party Republicans to the violent rapists she used to try as a prosecutor, Newsbusters.org reports. Jennifer Wexton, […]
Outgoing Virginia Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell apologized in a major speech Wednesday to lawmakers for a gift scandal that eroded his political standing, but claimed strong economic leadership and new transportation funding as lasting achievements.McDonnell […]
The emergence of a salacious story about a secret family fathered by the late Florida Rep. Bill Young is raising Republican concerns about the outcome of the Jan. 14 primary election for the former legislator’s […]
Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas says former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ new memoir exposes the ineffectual leadership ofPresident Barack Obama.
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ claim that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both admitted that their opposition to the troop surge in Iraq was politically motivated is a bombshell that could haunt them, particularly the […]
In a decision that could make it easier for a broader category of people to adopt in New York state, a Manhattan judge has allowed the adoption of a child by two close personal friends.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday looked ahead to the midterm elections this year and outlined a strategy for the rancorous “shirts-against-skins” chamber if Republicans regain control, Politico reported.
Considering his options for either a New York gubernatorial run or a shot at the White House, Donald Trump may be inching closer to a decision, with a scheduled visit to first-in-the-country presidential primary state […]
A Democratic Super PAC is airing a pricey $150,000 commercial against former U.S. Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown — even though he hasn’t announced he’s considering running for political office in his native New Hampshire, […]
Sen. John McCain is facing a vote this weekend from a group of Arizona Republicans over whether he should be censured for supporting liberal Democrats on important national issues opposed by the GOP, according to […]
The surprise announcement from Republican Jim Gerlach that he would not seek re-election this year in Pennsylvania’s Sixth Congressional District on Monday gives Democrats a chance to pick up a House seat in their long-shot […]
Rep. Trey Radel, on probation for cocaine possession, has hired a former chief counsel to both the Senate and House ethics committees to advise him on how to handle a special House inquiry into his […]
While political operatives do not expect Democrats to win back the House in 2014, the decision of some GOP incumbents to retire or seek higher office should make Republicans take notice, writes Jonathan Tobin in […]
Saying he is at the “top of my game,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., contends he is looking “very seriously” at seeking a sixth term in the Senate.
Liz Cheney’s abrupt departure from the primary campaign for a U.S. Senate seat from Wyoming had political insiders speculating about her next move — including a possible future run for office, reports said Monday night.
With news that Hillary Clinton is running a “shadow campaign” for president, Republican political operative Karl Rove warns that she’ll have to do more than hope people will want the first female U.S. president.
Republicans mulling the 2016 GOP presidential nomination must not wait to begin attacking the policies of Hillary Clinton, syndicated talk radio host Hugh Hewitt says.
Another House seat is up for grabs this year because of a retiring representative — bringing the total to 10 — with Republican Rep. Jim Gerlach’s statement Monday that he would not run for re-election […]
Lawmakers should oppose reauthorizing federal unemployment benefits unless the government finds money to pay for the $6 billion price tag, the conservative Club for Growth says, urging lawmakers to vote against the measure.
Pennsylvania Rep. Jim Gerlach, one of a shrinking number of Republican moderates in the House, has announced he will retire from Congress at the end of his term.Gerlach said it’s simply time for me to […]
Since leaving the House in 2013, former Republican congressman Steven LaTourette of Ohio has created an advocacy group that aims to bolster centrist GOP candidates against tea party challengers, a lobbying firm, a not-for-profit that […]
Gov. Jerry Brown is sprinting into the final year of his third term as governor with a series of policy successes and powerful financial backers boosting his all-but-certain run for another term.His voter-approved tax increases […]
Action-movie star Steven Seagal says he is considering a run for Arizona governor. The “Marked for Death” actor told KNXV-TV that he is considering a shot at the state’s highest office and has had a […]
Fifteen bills to repeal the cuts to military pensions included in the budget deal signed last month by President Barack Obama are pending in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
A former Republican senator predicted House Republicans will pass legislation this year offering illegal immigrants living in the U.S. legal status to remain in the country. Former New Hampshire Republican Sen. John Sununu said in […]
An unusual alliance of tea party supporters and liberal leaders in Congress is pursuing major changes in the country’s mandatory sentencing laws. What’s motivating them are growing concerns about both the fairness of the sentences […]
Terry McAuliffe’s successful campaign for governor in Virginia might provide a playbook for fellow Democrats in 2014 – and a warning for Republicans. Outside money makes a difference. A really big difference.
President Barack Obama returns to Washington this weekend eager to test whether a modest budget deal passed in the waning days of 2013 can spark bipartisan momentum on Capitol Hill. As he opens his sixth […]
Bipartisan legislation to end taxpayer subsidies for party conventions and route the money to pay for pediatric research at the National Institutes of Health is heading to the Senate, and its sponsor, Republican Rep. Gregg […]
Conservative former GOP Senate candidate Steve Lonegan says he’ll make a run for a House seat from South Jersey.
Six weeks after he pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and checked into a rehab clinic, Florida Congressman Henry Trey Radel will rejoin Congress when the new session begins next week, his spokesman said on Friday. […]
The Senate Conservatives Fund said Friday it has poured $2 million into the campaigns or on promotion efforts for five candidates during the last three months of the year.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie pulled one of his picks for the state Supreme Court amid a yearlong stalemate with Democrats, and instead nominated him for a lower judgeship.In an e-mail to the secretary of […]
Further cementing Tennessee’s reputation as a rock-solid Republican stronghold, Memphis Democrat Sara Kyle this week dropped her potential challenge against Gov. Bill Haslam.
Former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken is considering a run for Congress from his home state of North Carolina against incumbent Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers.
Rep. Steve King says in a new campaign fundraising email that he will not back down from his conservative beliefs despite the controversy he sometimes creates with his remarks.
Call it a politician boldly going where no one has gone before.On Thursday, David Waddell used the Klingon language to write his letter of resignation from the town council in Indian Trail, N.C. Waddell says […]
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to tax the rich to pay for universal early-childhood education faces obstacles in the state capital in a year when Governor Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers are up for […]
Human Events has named Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California ‘Conservative of the Year’ for 2013 for holding the Obama Administration accountable for abuse of power in his work as the Chairman of the House […]
Tea party leader Ted Stevenot is set to announce he’s going to challenge incumbent John Kasich in the Republican primary for Ohio governor.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says to expect more of the same delays, deceit and debacles surrounding Obamacare this year. In an op-ed for the Dallas Morning News, Perry slammed President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy, […]
Virginia Democrats are now rated at least even money to win two special elections in January that could give them control of the state Senate.
You are, politically speaking, what you drink. So says Jennifer Dube of National Media Research Planning and Placement, a Republican consulting firm that studies consumer behavior.
Hawaii’s Democratic Senate primary in August is already shaping up as a contest that may be decided on the basis of ethnicity and age.
They supported Obamacare on red-state turf. Now, four Democratic senators in Republican stronghold states face brutal campaigns to retain their seats in this year’s mid-term elections.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says the GOP’s New Year’s resolution is to “spend more time welcoming new people,” and renew its 2013 pledge to reach out to minorities and women.
Hillary Clinton has joined the growing chorus of support for extending federal jobless benefits with a Twitter post urging Congress to act.
Freshman Rep. Kerry Bentivolio by his own words, came to Congress in 2012 through “something akin to divine intervention.” Now the Republican from Michigan faces a spirited primary challenge in which the factional lines of […]
Republican Rep. Frank Wolf wants former President George W. Bush to help propel a peaceful ending to the escalating crisis in South Sudan, Fox News reported Tuesday.
The deaths this year of three major Texas Republican donors could signal a generational change for party kingmakers in the nation’s largest GOP stronghold.Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, who died Saturday, helped transform Texas to a […]
Sen. Ted Cruz says Texas Gov. Rick Perry is “terrific,” despite the Republican governor’s past swipes at the state’s junior senator for his involvement in the government shutdown, among other things.
In a competitive district east of Denver, Democrat Andrew Romanoff is counting on voter anger at a divided and ineffectual Congress to help him unseat three-term Republican Rep. Mike Coffman. I must have blinked and […]
The “Duck Dynasty” controversy could have electoral consequences for Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections if it reignites the culture wars that are typically beneficial to Republicans, a liberal columnist writes.
Americans named President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the world’s most admired living man and woman in 2013, according to a Gallup poll released on Monday.Obama topped the annual list […]
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is still a favorite in presidential polls, but the popular politician already being singled out by Democrats and in the national media before he has announced his future intentions. It’s […]
Acting San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria has denounced his disgraced predecessor Bob Filner for leaving the city in a “mess” following his sex-harassment scandal.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has apparently picked his first fight with Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s by trying to stop his liberal pick for City Council speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito.
Dallas billionaire and heavyweight GOP political donor Harold Simmons, who has given millions of dollars to Republican candidates, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, has died.
Seven Senate Republicans, including Wyoming’s Mike Enzi — who is being challenged by Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney — face challengers in the 2014 primaries, complicating the party’s solid shot at […]
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has hired lawyers to officially renounce his Canadian citizenship and expects the process to be completed in 2014, The Dallas Morning News reports.
Longtime Republican Sen. Larry Pressler is throwing his hat into the ring for his old job – this time as an independent. Pressler, 71, served three terms in the U.S. Senate from South Dakota from […]
Republicans count enough competitive races to challenge Democrats for control of the Senate in the 2014 elections, if only they can figure out what to do with the tea party.Crowded primaries in states such as […]
Conservative restlessness within their own party poses challenges to three Republican stars in the battleground state of Ohio, where House Speaker John Boehner, Sen. Rob Portman and Gov. John Kasich all have riled up the […]
It was a moment for Barack Obama to savor.His second inaugural address over, Obama paused as he strode from the podium last January, turning back for one last glance across the expanse of the National […]
Conservative restlessness within their own party poses challenges to three Republican stars in the battleground state of Ohio, where House Speaker John Boehner, Sen. Rob Portman, and Gov. John Kasich all have riled up the […]
Republicans swept into governorships on a tea-party fueled wave of discontent four years ago, taking over statehouses long governed by Democrats with promises of conservative economic and social policy makeovers.
Scandal-scarred ex-Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner says he may just give politics another go-around.
Famed conservative commentator Pat Buchanan fears that Republicans have no solid plan to challenge Democrats in the coming years and that even tragic Gen. George Custer was better prepared for battle.
Incoming New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio may be set to dump his communications director Lis Smith after it was revealed that she is the girlfriend of the state’s former governor Eliot Spitzer.
With the number of Americans losing their healthcare coverage in the millions and rising, more than a few White House watchers are beginning to ask why do the president and his top spokesman Jay Carney […]
Hillary Clinton will have an easy walk to the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, but won’t pose a significant threat to Republicans in the general election, says Charles Krauthammer. “The status she enjoys among Democrats […]
In yet another survey looking at potential contests for the White House in 2016, a survey released on Thursday placed Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slightly ahead of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton […]
Donald Trump is reportedly getting encouragement to run against incumbent Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo from Republican state lawmakers and Conservative Party leaders.
The Democrats have lost the lead in next year’s Congressional mid-term elections and President Barack Obama and the rocky healthcare rollout may be to blame, a new CNN poll revealed Thursday.
Americans for Prosperity has released TV ads against two freshman congressmen to hold them accountable for supporting Obamacare.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has agreed to be the Republican speaker at the annual Gridiron Dinner next year and will have the chance to get even with President Barack Obama, who poked fun at him […]
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he is open to major tax overhauls in his February 2015 budget, including eliminating or reducing state income taxes.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley got just what she wanted for Christmas – a nice, new handgun. The Republican governor, who is a fierce advocate of the Second Amendment, revealed on her Facebook page that […]
When he walked out of a Naples, Fla. drug rehabilitation clinic last week Republican Rep. Trey Radel of Florida sent out clear signals he wanted to remain in office for at least the remainder of […]
Most Republicans agree the unwieldy health care overhaul offers a golden opportunity for the GOP in the 2014 midterm elections. What they don’t agree on is what tactics to use in opposing that unpopular law.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie takes petty revenge against people who he believes have slighted him, enhancing his bullying image, The New York Times reports. Christie has most recently angered Garden Staters over George Washington […]
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell got into the holiday spirit this week by airing a clever twist on a Christmas poem that would lead viewers to think President Barack Obama should receive a lump of […]
White House party crasher Tareq Salahi is looking to find a legitimate way to secure future invites by running for the Virginia congressional seat being vacated by retiring GOP Rep. Frank Wolf.
Many locals around here see Sen. Joe Manchin as one of them, so much so they greet the 30-year veteran of West Virginia politics by his first name more often than by his title.But in […]
Republican Rep. Ralph Hall has announced that he’s preparing for a final run in Congress at the grand old age of 91.
With the 2014 election season looming, several new GOP Super PACs are gearing up to wrest money and power from American Crossroads, the group co-founded by Republican strategist Karl Rove.
Sen. Rand Paul celebrated “Festivus” on his Twitter account Monday by “airing his grievances” on a variety of topics including the Senate, the Federal Reserve, and the National Security Agency, to name a few.
New fuel is fanning the flames of controversy over a bridge traffic jam that’s dogging New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: a fact-checking organization has said that one of Christie’s statements is untrue.
A testy, but friendly, bit of jousting between CNN’s Dana Bash and Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., ended with jovial (perhaps) holiday greetings Monday. Bash, sitting in for Jake Tapper on CNN’s The Lead, aired a […]
Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin said that the recent budget deal reached by Congress showed Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan was “acting more like a governor than just a member of Congress.”
Just when it seemed that President Obama’s polling numbers couldn’t get any worse, two new polls released Monday revealed that his signature healthcare legislation is considered by many to be his biggest disaster. More than […]
Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler says he supports President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare initiative, but he’s furious about his own state’s botched healthcare exchange website rollout.
Donald Trump says he’ll decide next month whether to run for governor of New York against incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo.
Thanks to the fiasco that followed the launch of President Barack Obama’s health care law, Democrats are bracing for hard-fought Senate races in states they had hoped to win with ease just two months ago.
Following the appointment of Democratic Sen. Max Baucus to be U.S. ambassador to China, sources told Newsmax that likely Democratic Senate nominee John Walsh would be appointed to fill his seat, changing the dynamics of […]
After the troubled launch of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, Democrats are bracing for hard-fought Senate races in states they had hoped to win with ease just two months ago.Weeks of technical problems with the […]
President Barack Obama’s penchant for executive orders is leading the government down a dangerous path, and Congress should act to correct it, Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., tells The Daily Caller.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told Fox News he won’t rule out a 2016 presidential bid – and said America is facing a “moral crisis.” “Am I running? I don’t honestly know,” the Republican and […]
Democrats in Arkansas are attempting to build support for beleaguered party candidates by downplaying President Barack Obama’s place in the party, instead emphasizing Bill Clinton’s legacy as governor and president, and hinting that after Obama, […]
A White House review of U.S. surveillance programs has given Congress some temporary political cover after lawmakers failed this year to overhaul spy operations, and could break the legislative snarl that followed months of global […]
Texas Sen. Wendy Davis continues to get a boost from supporters outside the state for her long shot gubernatorial bid – this time from Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
House Speaker John Boehner will defy tea party critics and undertake broad immigration reform next year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid predicted Saturday. “I think that John Boehner will conference with the Senate, the Nevada […]
Conservative commentator Glenn Beck blasted Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday, calling him “a fat nightmare” and labeling him as a progressive.
Gov. Chris Christie leads seven other potential GOP contenders for the 2016 presidential race in a survey of Mississippi voters, a new poll shows.
The traffic-causing closure of lanes to the George Washington Bridge — which some believe was political payback by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — is a “big deal” that may continue to haunt him, Newark […]
Rep. Trey Radel has left a drug rehabilitation clinic and says he is ‘excited’ to continue with his political career. “I’m excited to begin this process of rebuilding your trust and doing what you elected […]
NRSC Raises $3.2 Million in November 12/20/13
The National Republican Senatorial Committee raised just under $3.2 million in November, coming in behind the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which posted its best non-election fundraising month ever with more than $5.1 million.
Though he hasn’t announced any plans to run for the U.S. Senate from New Hampshire, Scott Brown is causing a stir in in the Granite State. The moderate Republican and former senator from Massachusetts headlined […]
Veteran New York Rep. Charles Rangel has announced he’s planning to seek reelection next year, shrugging off suggestions that at 83 he’s too old to represent his constituents.
Veteran Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi is in a dead heat with his tea party-backed GOP primary challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, a new poll by Gravis Marketing shows. The Dec. 13 survey taken […]
Former Sen. Scott Brown has already moved to New Hampshire, but he wants the world to believe his move from Massachusetts to the Granite State – where it was speculated he’d run for Democratic Sen. […]
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he would oppose President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the scandal-plagued IRS. “The American people deserve answers about how and why this targeting happened,” the Kentucky Republican said […]
In becoming the first sitting U.S. representative from Iowa to voluntarily retire in 26 years, Republican Rep. Tom Latham on Tuesday night set the stage for a highly competitive battle for his Des Moines seat […]
Nine Senate Republicans yesterday joined 169 of their House colleagues in defying the small- government Tea Party movement by voting to pass a bipartisan budget deal, the latest marker in an internal power struggle that […]
A hard-right conservative group led by former Kansas Rep. Jim Ryun is endorsing a Republican who is trying to oust three-term GOP Sen. Pat Roberts.The Madison Project said Thursday that it was backing Dr. Milton […]
Republicans are dismissing an apology by incoming White House counselor John Podesta for telling a Politico reporter last fall that Republican opponents of Obama administration policies in the House were “a cult worthy of Jonestown.”
The husband of Republican Senate challenger Liz Cheney is registered to vote in both Wyoming and Virginia — despite signing an oath saying he wasn’t on the rolls anywhere but Wyoming, Politico reported Wednesday.
Mark Obenshain, the Republican candidate for attorney general of Virginia, on Wednesday conceded to rival Mark Herring, after a recount of month-old ballots showed the Democrat holding a narrow but growing lead. By bowing out, […]
Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie leads former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical presidential matchup, beating her by 3 points, 45 percent to 42 percent, a Public Policy Polling survey released Wednesday […]
There’s a pandemic in the Obama White House known as West Wing disease, a malady defined by young staffers who grew up watching the fictional political drama now suffering a romantic but unrealistic sense of […]
California’s liberal Gov. Jerry Brown hasn’t ruled out a fourth run for the presidency, but as the nation’s oldest governor at 75, he admits that “time is kind of running out on that. “Supporters are […]
Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas has won a major endorsement from the National Rifle Association as he faces a tough primary challenge from Rep. Steve Stockman, a tea party conservative.
Rep. Paul Ryan, who won kudos for his work on the recent bipartisan budget deal, intends to become chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee when the next Congress convenes in 2015, handing him […]
House Speaker John Boehner’s controversial criticism of tea party activists was a “visceral” response to groups he believes are hurting the Republican Party, according to Susan Ferrechio, chief congressional correspondent for The Washington Examiner.
An internal poll shows Republican Gov. Rick Scott trailing by 4 percentage points in the race against Charlie Crist, who’s running as a Democrat to snag his old job back, Politico reported Tuesday. The survey […]
Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson of Utah says he will not run for an eighth term in Congress next year.Matheson was expected to face a tough repeat challenge in 2014 from Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia […]
Veteran Republican Rep. Frank Wolf has announced he is retiring from Congress after 17 terms, paving the way for a competitive race for his House seat in Virginia.
Chris Christie has leaped ahead of potential presidential rival Hillary Clinton in all-important Iowa, according to the latest Quinnipiac University Poll.
In a preemptive strike against Republicans looking to destroy Hillary Clinton’s chances of becoming president in 2016, a Democratic super PAC has launched a rebuttal team even before Clinton sets up any formal campaign operations.
Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican challenger Tom Cotton are in a dead heat, according to a new poll.
Republican Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia is calling for a new version of the “Contract With America,” Newt Gingrich’s manifesto that unified Republicans and brought them one of their greatest triumphs at the polls in […]
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell may be calculating that he has a better chance of becoming majority leader if he avoids attacking his tea party opponent Matt Bevin in the GOP primary and links his […]
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., seems happy to talk to a Republican to make a budget deal and even to talk to NBC News about talking to the Republican.
The latest scion of one of America’s most powerful political dynasties is trying to convince voters he’s something other than what his famous surname suggests.
Fresh off of contentious budget negotiations, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is the leading pick among Republicans in the key state of Iowa, a new Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows. The former vice presidential […]
Young Americans, who have been President Barack Obama’s main supporters over the years, are souring on him following this fall’s botched Obamacare rollout, according to a poll that shows the president’s approval rating dropping with […]
An Obama administration policy that strictly limits American financing for building coal-fired power plants overseas has been attacked by House Republicans for harming the poor.
House Speaker John Boehner was outspoken in public while attacking conservative interest groups opposed the new bipartisan budget deal, but he seethed far more behind doors, according to people who attended a private meeting with […]
The conservative Club for Growth is trying to cut short a possible presidential run by former Gov. Mike Huckabee in an email slamming the Arkansas Republican’s economic record, Politico reported Friday.
Rep. Tom Rice — the South Carolina lawmaker who’s drafted a resolution to take President Barack Obama to court for tweaking the Affordable Care Act without congressional approval — says he wants to serve the […]
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino says he is considering a run against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — who he believes is “beatable” — and recently met with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for advice.
State Sen. Lee Bright — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s top opponent in South Carolina’s 2014 Senate election — has up to $3.1 million in debt from a failed trucking business, The State newspaper reports.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s top appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey resigned Friday over a mushrooming scandal involving charges that Christie masterminded a massive traffic jam for political payback.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a difficult balancing act ahead if she ends up running for president: staying close enough to President Obama to keep his Democratic base happy while putting space between […]
The Democratic National Committee is calling on its supporters and Republicans to boycott radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh and the conservative Daily Caller online news publication because of their recent commentaries on sexual harassment.
Six Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate next year voted against the bipartisan budget agreement in the House Thursday, The Hill reports.
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says he’ll likely visit key presidential primary states and be “doing the things a presidential candidate would normally be doing,” says Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings. Cummings said he has no […]
House budget boss Rep. Paul Ryan says he was surprised” at the landslide passage Thursday night of the two-year deal he helped craft. “It was much higher than I expected, I was pleasantly surprised,” the […]
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is likely to fight tea party Republicans in primary elections in 2014, says the group’s CEO, Tom Donohue. Donohue said Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” […]
HHS to Issa: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell 12/12/13
The Health and Human Services Department told House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa that it won’t turn over documents related to the security of the Healthcare.gov website because it can’t trust him […]
Democratic are gleefully using House Speaker John Boehner’s own words in an effort to garner donations for mid-term elections next year. 21st Century Democrats, which bills itself as building a progressive majority from the grassroots […]
A coloring book starring Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is selling like hotcakes on Amazon. Called “Cruz To The Future,” the $5.39 book is the No. 1 best-seller on the company’s website in the…
The war of words inside the GOP over a proposed budget compromise escalated Thursday, with tea party conservatives targeting House Speaker John Boehner and other Republicans who support the deal and “don’t have the stomach” […]
As the White House lauds this week’s implementation of the so-called Volcker Rule, making risky trades by big banks illegal, a frustrated Wall Street is already looking to 2016, setting its sights on frontrunners Chris […]
Ninety year-old television legend Bob Barker has filmed an advertisement to be broadcast Thursday announcing his support of former Capitol Hill staffer David Jolly in the Jan. 14 Republican primary against state Rep. Kathleen Peters, […]
Ex-Republican Rep. Vito Fossella says New York and national Republicans are sounding him out about a possible run for his old seat, the New York Post reported Wednesday.
Former Congressman Ron Paul told CNN Tuesday that his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, would “probably” run for president in 2016.
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Representative Mel Watt to lead the agency that regulates taxpayer-owned mortgage financiers Fannie Maeand Freddie Mac, providing greater leeway for the Obama administration’s mortgage aid initiatives. The vote to […]
Eight Republican incumbents are facing tea party primary challengers in 2014, in an increased effort to sway the GOP establishment agenda, Politico reported.
Eastern Massachusetts voters elected a Democratic state senator as their newest representative in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday in a special election to fill the seat formerly held by now-Senator Edward Markey, according to local […]
In what will be a rerun of 2008, Hillary Clinton will fail in her bid for the White House – because her resume of accomplishments is empty, says Daniel Greenfield, a columnist with Frontpage magazine.
President Barack Obama’s job approval is sinking like a stone, dropping to negative territory with just 38 percent of American voters voicing their approval compared with 58 percent who disapprove, a Quinnipiac University poll released […]
Sen. Mitch McConnell doesn’t think another government shutdown is the best way to get rid of Obamacare. He suggests changing the government.
John Podesta, a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, is returning to the White House to advise President Barack Obama as he struggles to regain his footing after the flawed healthcare law rollout.
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says the intense scrutiny his family would face by the media would be a major factor in whether he runs for president in 2016.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in hot water over the closure of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge that caused a massive traffic tie-up — and that Democrats say was carried out only […]
Federal court records show Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson was among the more than 100 investors bilked out of millions of dollars by convicted schemer William Dean Chapman, according to a story on Politico. I […]
Republicans are “foolish” to respond to complaints that the GOP is waging a “war on women,” says Ken Blackwell, former Ohio secretary of state and senior fellow at the Family Research Council.
A Washington fundraiser later this week for North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis and his U.S. Senate campaign reportedly has received the stamp of approval from some big Republican names, including Senate Minority Leader […]
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee leads the field of potential Republican presidential candidates in early-voting South Carolina, The Hill reported Monday.
Representatives from diverse interest groups and political parties must put politics aside and forge solutions to form a shared vision for the country, Senator Joe Manchin said Monday.
Harry Reid’s historic decision to invoke the so-called “nuclear option” to kill filibusters and allow a simple majority vote on most presidential nominations threatens to eliminate future compromise and turn the Senate into an even […]
Liberals need to beware of unchecked presidential power because Democrats will not always hold the White House. The way to address congressional gridlock is not for President Barack Obama to run the country by himself, […]
Republicans will manage to maintain control of the House in the 2014 elections, but will likely snatch only a handful of seats from Democrats, according to a Washington Post political blog.
President Barack Obama is in the midst of a feud with Rep. Charlie Rangel, who is fuming that Obama reportedly described him as a “hack” in a best-selling book about the 2012 election. In truth, […]
Sen. Rob Portman remained hopeful Congress will pass a budget by the end of the week and avoid a government shutdown. The key is that we not have another government shutdown, that we do keep […]
The House Republican campaign arm is putting on the Ritz next week – a sold-out $15,000 a ticket fundraising event in New York City they’re calling 2013 Bright Lights and Broadway.
President Barack Obama’s sinking approval numbers are hurting the re-election chances of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in Colorado, where a new poll shows him in an ever-tougher fight in the swing state, The Hill reported […]
Harassing a person over the internet – either by threatening them or sending them lewd material – would become a crime in New Jersey under a controversial bill that protects minors and closes a legal […]
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who’s made no secret of his interest in a possible GOP presidential run in 2016, said Thursday he has to first persuade his apprehensive wife before tossing his hat in the […]
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who lead the effort to shutdown the government to prevent Obamacare from being implemented, said that the troubles that have faced the new healthcare law since HealthCare.gov was unveiled […]
A campaign by a leading tea party group is underway to convince former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to run for Senate, believing she’s the GOP’s best chance of unseating incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in […]
Ending growing speculation he was about to throw in the towel, Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, a six-term Republican, revealed Friday he will seek a seventh term. “I’m comfortable with my decision,” Cochran, 75, told […]
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is taking a step closer to seeking the GOP presidential nomination for 2016 by becoming the headline speaker at a meeting of conservative pastors. Huckabee appears to be laying the […]
The Club for Growth has warned that efforts by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to elect establishment Republicans against tea party candidates could ultimately backfire for GOP at the ballot box.
Scott Brown, the Republican former senator from Massachusetts who might run for the Senate from New Hampshire in 2014, seemed to forget he was in the Granite State during an interview after a dinner with […]
Jean-Francois Cope, the leader of the main opposition party in France, met privately during his visit to Washington with several Republican House members to discuss Iran, taking sides with the most vigorous foes of trusting […]
President Barack Obama’s plan to exempt self-insured groups from the reinsurance tax is a payback to unions who supported Obamacare, says Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.
President Barack Obama predicts that gaffe-prone Vice President Joe Biden “will go down as in history as one of the best vice presidents ever.” “And he has been with me, at my side, in every […]
Ignore the primary polls; they don’t mean anything at this point in the 2016 race to the White House, Karl Rove advises Republican presidential aspirants.
Sen. Mitch McConnell doesn’t think President Barack Obama is being straight with the public on healthcare. “One of the things the American people have really learned firsthand the last few weeks is the president has […]
Georgia Republican Rep. Jack Kingston, who angered conservatives by suggesting it was more “responsible” to fix Obamacare than to let it fail, said Wednesday that he really meant the healthcare law ought to be junked […]
Georgia Rep. Paul Broun, a GOP candidate for the Senate, took aim Wednesday at potential Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn, hammering the political newcomer for her “radical leftist mentality” and declaring she “cannot win this race.”
A Republican Congressional candidate from Georgia is driving home his message against Obamacare in a video parody of a daredevil stunt by Hollywood action hero Jean Claude Van Damme, The Hill reported Wednesday.
Texas Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis has more than doubled her take-home pay over the past three years because of her private law practice, but she has given relatively small amounts to charity.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is insisting she has no plans to run for president in 2016. Speaking to reporters in Boston on Wednesday, Warren vowed to serve out the remainder of her six-year term. She’s currently […]
Texas Gov. Rick Perry may not be running for president yet, but he’s sure doing a good impression of it.
Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas appeals to his Christian beliefs in his latest political ad as he gets ready for what is expected to be one of the toughest Senate races in 2014, against […]
Some Republican legislators and others in the party are meeting with Donald Trump at his New York City office to try to convince him to run for governor.
The family feud over same-sex marriage that has torn former Vice President Dick Cheney’s clan apart is wreaking havoc on its traditional Christmas gathering in Wyoming this year.
Vulnerable Democrats in the South are seeing their support erode due to Obamacare problems and the president’s plummeting approval ratings.
Although national Republican leaders have cautioned GOP candidates not to make the Affordable Care Act their lone issue in 2014, the race against Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is shaping up to be almost exclusively […]
House investigators are demanding to know just when President Obama realized he couldn’t keep his oft-repeated promise to let people keep the doctor they like under his signature health care law. House Government and Oversight […]
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he doesn’t think much about his status as front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.He describes the designation as meaningless in a race that’s three years away.Christie appeared Monday […]
The chairman of Citizens United, the conservative nonprofit dedicated to restoring government to citizen control, says his group will continue defending the nonprofit status of right-leaning political organizations. “The left’s always been about silence and […]
Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, says the GOP has succeeded in raising awareness of the flawed Obamacare website and pointing to broken promises made by President Barack Obama. But the party […]
An advertisement touting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as a savior of the Kentucky coal-mining industry is now airing, compliments of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, The Washington Post reported Monday.
Talk-show host Rush Limbaugh says he admired Pope Francis just fine — until he made “unbelievable” comments castigating elements of modern capitalism. Now he calls the pontiff’s 50,000-word statement calling for church reforms “pure Marxism,” […]
Democrats running for re-election in Arkansas, Louisiana and other Republican-leaning states faced enough problems before President Obama’s popularity swooned in November. Now they are awkwardly distancing themselves from the unpopular president a year before the […]
Republicans are targeting blue states with competitive races in an effort to win back a majority in the Senate, Politico reports. The GOP currently holds 45 seats in the Senate to the Democrats’ 55, so […]
Former senior White House adviser David Plouffe expects up to 8 million Americans will sign up for insurance on Healthcare.gov by March 2014 and that President Barack Obama will benefit politically when they do. “There’s […]
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Saturday that Florida Rep. Trey Radel should not immediately leave the House of Representatives despite admitting to cocaine possession, as he’s undergoing treatment.
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham used the Thanksgiving weekend GOP address to thank the men and women serving in the U.S., military, particularly those who are far away from their homes during the holiday season.
It’s up to Vice President Joe Biden to show that the U.S. effort to focus more on Asia hasn’t fizzled out.Biden is set to arrive Monday in Tokyo on a trip to Asia. The region […]
With the nuclear option in place, President Barack Obama needs only 51 votes to see his executive and judicial and nominations brought to vote. Liberals are seizing the opportunity, pushing Obama to nominate people with […]
The only way Obamacare will end is if Republican make a clean sweep of the White House, the House and the Senate, Wall Street Journal columnist Dan Henninger believes.
Scarborough: I Won’t Run for Office 11/29/13
Joe Scarborough says he likely won’t run for public office again for another eight years.
Jason Carter’s campaign to be the next Georgia governor is being shadowed by the legacy of his grandfather, Jimmy Carter.
President Barack Obama says the decision whether to stay or leave Washington after his term ends will rest with first first lady Michelle and his youngest daughter Sasha.
The Obama administration is aggressively pursuing lawsuits over minority voting rights in Texas and North Carolina, but taking action in the latest round of redistricting in Los Angeles County that some say unfairly reduces the […]
A new national poll indicates there may be an early frontrunner in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy charged President Obama knew the contraceptive mandate in his healthcare law wouldn’t hold up before the nation’s high court-but deliberately mislead women just so he could win re-election in […]
Bob McDonnell’s national profile ascended fast in four years as Virginia governor.He delivered the Republican response to the State of the Union Address in 2010. He became chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2011 […]
Republican Mark Obenshain has an uphill battle in the recall count for the Virginia attorney general race after the state board of elections on Monday officially certified Democrat Mark Herring the winner by 165 votes […]
Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is flip-flopping on in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, after saying it was something he supported during his gubernatorial campaign in an effort to garner the Latino vote, immigrant […]
Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes’ favorite Thanksgiving recipes, posted on her website, appear to be lifted from other posts, The Hill reported Wednesday.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has added more stops to his South Carolina visit next week, turning it into a campaign-style swing through the key GOP primary state, CNN reported Tuesday. Perry, a Republican who’s made […]
Just a day after signing a historic $2.4 billion transportation bill, Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s job approval rating has hit rock bottom and threatens to derail his reelection bid next year, according to a […]
Lawyers for the losing Republican candidate in a tight race for Virginia attorney general filed a petition in Richmond Circuit Court on Wednesday for a recount of the votes.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is leading former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by five points in an early look at 2016 presidential match-ups in Iowa, according to a new poll.
Voter anger over the botched Obamacare rollout and the president’s rapidly declining poll numbers could lead to a rare “wave election,” a new analysis claims.
Considered a sure bet for re-election six months ago, Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall now finds himself locked in a tough battle for re-election.
Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain will ask for a recount in a historically tight Virginia attorney general race that he lost by just 165 votes, reports said Tuesday.
Rep. Jack Kingston, who’s voted several times to defund Obamacare, says it would be irresponsible to let the president’s healthcare law fail. Speaking to a conservative radio station, the Georgia Republican mentioned the bill he […]
A family feud continued to heat up Tuesday between the gay daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney and her sister who is running for political office in Wyoming and opposes same-sex marriage.
Black Friday shoppers in five states with important congressional elections next year may find fliers on their car windshields this week in an extensive campaign by the GOP against Democrats backing Obamacare.
Two major polls show New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approval ratings are high as he opens his re-election campaign, with a large majority of New Yorkers saying he deserves a second term.
Tea party supporters are up in arms after reports emerged that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called them “a bunch of bullies” whom he threatened to “punch on the nose.”
The ongoing problems with Obamacare has Senate Democrats worried about their election odds next year as pollsters and strategists work to help their clients figure out how best to survive the midterm campaign.
Republicans have made a massive turnaround in the past month boosting hopes that the GOP be headed for victory in next year’s Congressional elections, anew poll shows.
Battles between establishment Republicans and tea party advocates don’t appear to have weakened the grassroots movement, and the fighting will likely continue well into 2014, say political insiders. This process is one that has been […]
The inept launch of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare plan has damaged the liberal cause and the idea that government can still play a competent and unifying role in solving national problems, says New Republic […]
Virginia’s State Board of Elections certified Democratic state Senator Mark Herring on Monday as the winner of a hotly contested race for attorney general by the narrowest of margins.Herring defeated Republican state Senator Mark Obenshain […]
A new national poll shows that only four out of every 10 Americans believe President Barack Obama is managing the government “effectively” and 53 percent do not believe he is “honest and trustworthy.”
Florida Republicans are optimistic that the Obamacare trainwreck will derail Democrat Charlie Crist’s campaign for governor as well as the new national healthcare law.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who 18 months ago became the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall election, is increasingly sounding as though he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. […]
President Barack Obama is blending an aggressive fundraising schedule for Democrats with a pitch for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws, mixing a powerful issue within his party with the inevitable financial draw of an incumbent […]
President Barack Obama’s star power may be waning over the failed Obamacare rollout, but West Coast candidates are hoping he still has enough pull to raise millions of dollars in campaign money. Obama is leaving […]
South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore shares some striking political data when visiting local party meetings: In a state where the GOP holds most statewide offices and congressional and state legislative seats, Democrats still […]
For an ambitious group of Republican governors, next year’s elections could be a springboard to bigger things in 2016.Just don’t talk about the White House – yet.The annual Republican Governors Association meeting this week included […]
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn’t worried about a poll this week that gives neighboring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slightly higher ratings when comes to a possible presidential run – because he says he […]
The tyrannical Senate rule change that effectively eliminated the filibuster to make it easier to approve President Obama’s nominees should be called “Obamacare II,” Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander said Friday.
After a week in which a painful family feud over gay marriage erupted in public, Liz Cheney has bought nearly $40,000 in TV time in Wyoming to help bolster her flagging campaign to win the […]
More and more GOP lawmakers say they would like to see a Republican governor elected president in 2016, but Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, one of the biggest proponents of that goal, says he’d make one […]
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush would beat out Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in a Republican presidential primary across the state if the vote were held today, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Friday.
Ted Cruz Meeting With Donald Trump 11/22/13
Sen. Ted Cruz is meeting with Donald Trump on Friday, perhaps to get the billionaire’s blessing should Cruz seek the presidency in 2016.
The “nuclear option” passed by Democrats in the Senate is shortsighted with long-term consequences, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer claimed Friday.
Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is defending veteran Republican Sen. Thad Cochran as a “fabulous senator for our state” and attacking conservative and tea party-affiliated groups that are urging him to retire.
Many Republican activists, citing Congress’ deep unpopularity, say they want a governor to be their next presidential nominee. The buzz centers on New Jersey’s Chris Christie for now, but Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is using […]
Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn took the opportunity to heckle his fellow GOP Senate colleagues Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas during a recent New Hampshire speech, joking about their presidential ambitions.
President Barack Obama has had remarkable success in getting his judicial picks on the bench – substantially more success than his predecessor George W. Bush, according to economist John Lott, Jr.
It’s the law of the jungle on Capitol Hill now that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has enacted the “nuclear option,” giving Democratic lawmakers more power, former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy says.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is taking on a new high-profile role that could enhance a future White House campaign. But first things first.Christie was elected chairman of the Republican Governors Association on Thursday, a […]
Utah Attorney General to Resign 11/21/13
Utah Attorney General John Swallow is resigning amid mounting investigations that have hounded him since his first days in office this year.Lawyer Rod Snow says the investigations have taken a toll on Swallow and his […]
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, no stranger to live on-stage gaffes, is all for changing the way the GOP conducts its primary debates in 2016.
Tired of being cast as members of the party of no, Republican governors facing re-election next year are emphasizing their work to steer their states through tough economic times and trying to avoid the stigma […]
Florida’s GOP Gov. Rick Scott is trailing Democratic challenger former Gov. Charlie Crist by seven points in his bid for re-election next year, and more than half of voters think he does not deserve to […]
A group of Virginia Republicans, stung by the loss of the governorship after voters this month rejected Attorney General and Tea Party leader Ken Cuccinelli, are readying what would be one of the toughest intra-party […]
The Republican Party is not out of step with the public and, in fact, welcomes diverse views, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott said Wednesday. At the same time, he declined to endorse fellow South Carolina Republican […]
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is again threatening to change the rules to strip Republicans of their ability to block President Barack Obama’s nominees – and this time he may do it, perhaps as early […]
The Republican Party must fight smarter and look to past GOP victories to map out a successful future, according to Joe Scarborough, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
Republican Rep. Steve Daines of Montana has a double-digit lead when matched up against both Democratic primary candidates in the race to replace Sen. Max Baucus, a new poll finds. According to Public Policy Polling, […]
Americans for Prosperity has launched a $3.5 million attack ad campaign against a six vulnerable Democrats whose district seats are in danger in 2014 over their continued support of Obamacare. The political group, backed by […]
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has further strengthened his lead over likely Democratic challenger Mark Schauer in next year’s gubernatorial race. The Great Lake State’s top lawmaker, a Republican, leads 44.5 percent to Schauer’s 31 percent […]
The president’s relationship with congressional Democrats is at a record low, and his apology over the Obamacare website launch isn’t helping matters.
Almost half of Colorado voters believe Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper does not deserve re-election next year, but voters still prefer him to all four possible GOP challengers.
When asked about his interest in running for president in 2016, Wisconsin Gov Scott Walker announced Wednesday he would love to be president — of Harley Davidson.
With South Dakota’s Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson retiring and polls showing GOP former Gov. Mike Rounds a favorite for the nomination and general election, the state’s open Senate seat has long been considered the likeliest […]
Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s former national finance chief says Warren has rejected a run for president in 2016.
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s former national finance chief says she’s nixed any plans to run for president in 2016. BuzzFeed reported Monday Paul Egerman rebuffed interested donors in the last two weeks, telling them […]
Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is considering a run for president if no other candidate embraces his progressive message.
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist says he won’t shy from Obamacare as he seeks his former office again as a member of a different party. “I think [Obamacare] is the right thing to do, and […]
Bill Clinton says he would like to see a woman become president in his lifetime, but the former president insists he has “no idea” whether his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will run […]
Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is spending time right now making movies, but he’s not ruling out another presidential run in 2016.Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, said Monday he needs to consider the effect […]
Former Vice President Dick Cheney took the side of his U.S. Senate candidate daughter Liz in her high-profile spat over gay marriage with lesbian sister Mary, saying Monday that he was “pained” that the family […]
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday endorsed the re-election of Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho.
House Republicans are devising an agenda that targets economic issues and seeks to attract voters who were alienated in the 2012 election.
Gerrymandering could become a thing of the past if the rest of the country follows the lead states such as California and North Carolina. In the current political climate of intractable partisanship, which came to […]
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney is defending her opposition to same-sex marriage — a position that has already drawn criticism from her gay sister, Mary. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Cheney said that she […]
The failed Obamacare rollout has slammed Democrats across the the country, and particularly in New Hampshire, which many consider ground zero in the political war that’s brewing. The three Democrats on the congressional delegation are […]
Hours after political unknown Vance McAllister pulled off a startling upset last night in the special election for Congress in Louisiana’s 5th District, pundits and pols are scrambling to figure out how he did it […]
Vance McAllister, a political newcomer with the backing of the popular “Duck Dynasty” TV family, was elected Saturday as Louisiana’s newest member of Congress.
Republicans are using the Obamacare rollout debacle to their political advantage and putting together lists of Democratic lawmakers who are on record parroting President Barack Obama’s promise that Americans could keep their current health insurance […]
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seldom makes a political miscalculation.But when the likely 2016 presidential candidate tried to dump Tom Kean Jr. as state Senate Republican leader, he suffered a rare defeat – and alienated […]
Republicans have made the Mountain West a stronghold, which is why brewing party brawls in Wyoming, Idaho and Utah are bedeviling loyalists who yearn for GOP unity.Closely watched elections this month in Virginia and New […]
There have always been tensions between the GOP leadership and “grass-roots conservatives,” but the party has to find a way to rebuild a frayed relationship — and stop treating today’s tea-party groups with contempt, conservative […]
Sen. Rand Paul on Friday took another swipe at Gov. Chris Christie, saying the New Jersey executive’s “give-me-my-money-now” plea for Superstorm Sandy cleanup funding not only showed a bad attitude, but was financially unsound.
Stung by conservative backlash, Marco Rubio has spent months trying to convince skeptical Republicans he’s more than the man who championed immigration reform. On Saturday, Rubio will speak to the Florida Family Policy Council, an […]
The National Republican Senatorial Committee raised $3.8 million in October, the best money month this year, says NRSC spokesman Brad Dayspring, The Hill reports.
Texas Sen. John Cornyn was to kick off of his re-election campaign Friday in Austin. Gov. Rick Perry was expected to be by his side. But not Texas’ other U.S. senator, Ted Cruz, The Houston […]
While President Barack Obama’s healthcare apology and administrative fix may have fed into Republicans’ efforts to delay or defund the Affordable Care Act, the GOP is still not likely to push for another government shutdown […]
Former congressman and current MSNBC commentator Joe Scarborough turned up Friday on the conservative Fox News network to talk about conservatism and his new book, saying, If you want to sell books about Republicans, you […]
When the Supreme Court made changes to campaign finance laws, people expected right-wing groups to flood campaigns with big money, but a new survey found thatliberal-leaning groups outspent conservativeslast year in state races across the […]
Divisions within the Republican Party are starting to come together, political strategist Karl Rove says, and while the party remains “in a state of flux,” he believes the worst is over.
Five years after she made national news by unseating Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole and just one year away from her next trip to the North Carolina ballot, Kay Hagan finds herself one of the more […]
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell said Thursday that the benefit of hindsight might have caused him to do some things a little bit differently when he accepted more than $150,000 in gifts and loans from a […]
Liz Cheney continues to lose ground in her campaign to unseat incumbent Wyoming Republican Sen. Mike Enzi, according to an internal poll commissioned by a super PAC running ads against her.
With a new Quinnipiac Poll showing widespread voter anger over Obamacare, two former heads of national GOP campaign committees urged opposition to the healthcare law as part of a bigger campaign against the Democratic agenda.
Johnny Carson once described St. Petersburg, Florida, as “God’s waiting room.”The late-night comedian, who died in 2005, was making light of the city’s concentration of senior citizens, a group that dominated the politics just as […]
A tea party PAC is targeting 87 Republicans – including House Speaker John Boehner – who voted for the deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, saying it’ll look for challengers […]
With neither candidate yet declared the official winner of the Virginia attorney general race, Democrat Mark Herring and Republican Mark Obenshain each named transition teams Wednesday.
The Republican Party has been torn in different directions and must work hard to bring women and other groups into the fold, says former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore.
Recent portrayals of the United States as a fading superpower have been greatly exaggerated, and in fact the nation is on the brink of a major “breakout” that could revolutionize the way people live everywhere.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren warned Republicans Wednesday that if they keep rejecting President Barack Obama’s choices for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Democrats will change the rules to deny Republican filibusters.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are virtually tied when it comes to a potential presidential matchup in 2016, according to the latest Quinnipiac University Poll.
Former Republican Gov. Jeb Bush endorsed Rick Scott for his second gubernatorial term Tuesday, saying he campaigned to get Florida’s economy back on track and delivered on that promise. The endorsement is the latest signal […]
A white Texas man, under fire for running an election ad campaign in which he allegedly pretended to be black to win, says he never tried to deceive voters about the color of his skin.
Though she doesn’t agree much on issues with Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin sympathizes in at least one area: sexism in politics.
Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of slain President John F. Kennedy, has been sworn in as U.S. ambassador to Japan.Secretary of State John Kerry hosted a swearing-in ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the State Department and is […]
Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has pulled even with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the 2014 race for his seat, a new poll finds.
Republicans suffer from a major deficit among female voters so three GOP women have formed a political strategy firm aimed at helping candidates better tailor their message.
Republicans suffer from a major deficit among female voters, so three GOP women have formed a political strategy firm aimed at helping candidates tailor their message better.
Computer glitches aren’t Obamacare’s only problem, and the law is “destined to fail,” Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”
RNC Uses Humor to Attack Obamacare 11/12/13
The Republican National Committee has created a new set of humorous Internet ads taking aim at Obamacare.
A tea party activist who closely identifies with Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah, and Rand Paul of Kentucky has become the fourth Republican to challenge Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she thinks it’s good that Gov. Chris Christie won another term in mostly Democratic New Jersey. But the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate stops short of embracing Christie as […]
Rep. Howard Coble of North Carolina on Thursday became the third Republican U.S. House member in as many weeks to announce he would not seek re-election in 2014. But, in contrast to retiring Reps. Tim […]
Economic issues still pack the hardest political punch of all, according to the first poll of Virginia voters since the much-watched race for governor ended earlier this month. The new survey by John McLaughlin Associates […]
It isn’t Republicans such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should fear if she chooses to run for president in 2016, writes Noam […]
Republicans should heed the lesson of last week’s New Jersey gubernatorial election and learn from it, Gov. Chris Christie said Sunday. “I think what the election showed was that if you want to attract a […]
Texas Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis, whose name went viral thanks to a June filibuster against an abortion bill, officially kicked off her campaign for governor on Saturday, as did Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott. […]
Big government is trying to become a “church” in its own right, former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said Saturday during a speech at a major Iowa tea party gathering. […]
Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe said that the first executive order he will sign when he takes office on January 14 will be to protect state employees who are gays, lesbians and transgender people from job […]
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is spending time in Iowa, possibly in hopes of seeking support for another run at the presidency and calling for Republicans to find our middle ground so the party can retake […]
Tuesday’s elections showed that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 and that “the rift in the GOP is serious,” veteran pollster John Zogby told Newsmax Friday.
National Republicans are urging former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown to run for a Senate seat once again, this time in New Hampshire.
Sen. Ted Cruz has introduced legislation that would provide for a $5 million reward for information on the 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi or information leading to the capture of a […]
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should immediately resign for violating his oath of office by agreeing to end the government shutdown, his home state tea party group said Friday.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has turned up the heat on the tea party, saying political parties must run candidates “that don’t scare the general public.”
Since the government shutdown last month, political commentators have been sounding the death knell of the Republican Party. Not so fast, says Andrew Kohut, founding director of the Pew Research Center.
Ken Cuccinelli — who lost his bid for Virginia governor on Tuesday — did win Virginia’s youngest voters by a significant margin, according to a CNN exit poll, and the College Republicans are taking credit […]
Two of Time magazine’s top editors Thursday defended the publication’s “Elephant in the Room” cover story about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, insisting that the headline was more than a fat-shaming pun about the popular […]
Although much attention was focused on the elections on Tuesday of decidedly left-of-center Democrats in Boston and New York City, little reported was the major gain of Republicans in two Northeastern states long considered no […]
Howard Coble, North Carolina’s longest serving Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Thursday that he will not seek re-election next year.His retirement announcement closely follows those of two other House Republicans, Tim […]
Obama:Would Never Have Ditched Biden 11/08/13
US President Barack Obama said Thursday that he would never have ditched Joe Biden, following reports his 2012 re-election campaign bosses considered dropping the vice president for Hillary Clinton. Here’s the one thing I can […]
Sen. Richard Lugar defeated in Indiana’s GOP primary By Susan Davis, USA TODAY Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana lost his re-election bid in the state’s Republican primary Tuesday, ending the 36-year career of a GOP elder statesman […]
Detroit, MI – Restart Congress, a super PAC dedicated to establishing term limits for all Members of Congress have zeroed in on the May 8th Indiana GOP Senate Primary, where they are certain term limits […]
Detroit, MI – Chuck Woolery, legendary game show host and co-founder of Restart Congress, has weighed in on the subject of Indiana’s fast-approaching GOP Senate primary on May 8th between incumbent Richard Lugar and challenger […]
Restart Congress co-founder, Chuck Woolery, discusses the deceptive nature of Proposition 28. The prop looks to amend term limits in California. Vote no on proposition 28 June 5th, 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUyoekL9sIY
“Pig Book”: Congress curbs earmarking habit, but still sneaking in pet projects By Sharyl Attkisson (Credit: CBS) (CBS News) After years of intense public criticism, Congress has seriously curbed its earmark habit of spending tax dollars […]
Detroit, MI – The founders of Restart Congress, an organization dedicated to establishing term limits for all members of Congress, will be participating in this weekend’s Michigan Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Holt, MI. […]
By MIKE ZAPLER | 3/21/12 2:11 PM EDT Congress’s approval rating has gone from breathtakingly bad to deplorable. Gallup on Wednesday released its latest numbers on the institution people love to hate, and unsurprisingly, it’s a sorry state […]
In a continuing series of posts, Lyle Denniston provides responses based on the Constitution and its history to public statements about the meaning of the Constitution and what duties it imposes or rights it protects. […]
By Richard Simon of the Los Angeles Times March 2, 2012, 1:48 p.m. Reporting from Washington— Barely a year in office, a number of freshman lawmakers have an answer to Congress’ poor image: term limits. […]
In Memory of Andrew Breitbart 03/01/12
Today I’ve lost a great friend – and a great American – in Andrew Breitbart. I have known Andrew since he was just a child and recently had the pleasure of working with him for […]
Andrew Breitbart 1969-2012 With Andrew Breitbart’s passing, America has lost a true defender of the Constitution – someone not afraid to speak out boldly as a champion of individual liberty and the principles that make […]
A Strong Case for Term Limits 02/29/12
Concerned citizens and organizations have been working for establishing government term limits for decades, and in many levels of state and city governments, there has been a great deal of success in achieving that goal. […]
This was put to a vote only in the Senate. 24 Senators voted in favor of term limits. In order to get a Constitutional amendment through the Senate, we need at least 43 more Senators […]
Welcome to the new Restart Congress! 02/22/12
We appreciate your support and will continue to work to hold Congress accountable for its actions. Tell your friends online about Restart Congress via Facebook and Twitter so everyone can get involved. Check our site […]
Legendary game show host and political activist Chuck Woolery speaks on the goal of Restart Congress.
Is Fisker Automotive the next Solyndra? Maybe, but that misses the larger point. Fisker Automotive suspended efforts in Delaware last week to retool an abandoned GM production plant into a manufacturing facility for its new […]
In recent years, the lawmakers and staffers lucky enough to snag an invite to the annual Consumer Electronics Show were largely forced by House and Senate rules to limit their fun in Las Vegas to […]
The Fraud in Our Entitlement System 02/02/12
It’s just begging to be exposed, as an important first step in cutting our unsustainable national debt. Though some might still deny it, there is growing bipartisan belief that our nation’s level of indebtedness is […]