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FBI Takes Wendy Davis Documents But Scope of Probe Unclear 04/18/14

The FBI has control of documents related to Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis’ work while she was an attorney for the North Texas Tollway Authority, but it’s not certain whether the investigation is focusing on […]

Tea Party Express Chairwoman Steps Down 04/18/14

Amy Kremer, chairwoman of the Tea Party Express is leaving her post so she can focus on the campaign for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s GOP primary challenger.

SC Gov. Haley in Double-Digit Lead Over Democratic Challenger 04/18/14

South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley holds a substantial lead over Democratic challenger Vincent Sheheen in this year’s gubernatorial race, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll.

Democrat Super PAC Banks $6.5M for TV Ads in 24 Key House Races 04/18/14

A Democrat super PAC plans to blitz the airwaves in the fall with TV ads in two dozen key House races as the embattled party faces a GOP onslaught fueled by cash from the conservative […]

Zuckerberg-Backed Group Plans Ads Against Iowa Rep. Steve King 04/18/14

A Mark Zuckerberg-supported pro-immigration group plans an ad campaign against Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa for saying that immigrants who join the military shouldn’t earn permanent residency.

‘Outsider’ Clawson Leading in Florida GOP House Primary 04/18/14

As Tuesday’s Republican primary in Florida’s 19th Congressional District draws closer, the momentum is with Curt Clawson, first-time candidate and self-styled “outsider for Congress,” over two candidates who have held office.

Ben Carson PAC Outraises 2016 GOP Hopefuls and Hillary 04/18/14

If money is any indication, a prominent Baltimore doctor with no political experience is an early front-runner in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. A group encouraging retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to run for president raised […]

Advice to Democrats: Don’t Say ‘Recovery’ 04/18/14

Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don’t talk about the economic recovery. It’s a political loser.So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such talk skips over how much trouble people are in, and doesn’t […]

Biden’s Son Beau to Run for Governor in Delaware 04/18/14

Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden and the current attorney general of Delaware, announced he will not seek re-election this fall and instead will pursue the office of governor.

Dem Underdog in Ark. Gov. Primary Charges Party Is ‘Unfair’... 04/18/14

An underdog Democratic candidate for governor in Arkansas claims she’s getting the shaft from her own party. Lynette Bryant, a substitute teacher and education advocate who is black, filed a complaint with the NAACP and […]

Cuomo Book Title Change Spurs Speculation About NY Governor’s Fu... 04/17/14

Speculation that Gov. Andrew Cuomo will make a run for the White House has intensified with the announcement that a major biography of the New York Democrat is being given a new title – “The […]

Hillary Super PAC Hires Regional Campaign Staff 04/17/14

Super PAC Ready for Hillary is bringing on four regional directors to its campaign machine, the National Journal reported.

Perry’s Presidential Bid Hampered by Tangle Over Texas Corruptio... 04/17/14

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s hopes to capture the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are being overshadowed by a political and legal controversy involving a local district attorney, The New York Times reported.

GOP Eyes a Sebelius Candidacy to Boosts Its Coffers 04/17/14

The GOP would relish the chance to exploit a candidacy by outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should she decide to run against incumbent Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, according to the National […]

Ted Cruz Makes Endorsement in Oklahoma Special GOP Senate Primary 04/17/14

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz threw his support behind T.W. Shannon, a former state House speaker, in Oklahoma’s GOP senate primary, The Hill reported.

NY Gov. Cuomo Signs Law to Rig Electoral College 04/17/14

The campaign to effectively end the Electoral College’s role in presidential elections has received an additional boost from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Conservative Editor: GOP Problem With Hispanics Is Within Party 04/16/14

Jeb Bush called illegal immigration an “act of love.” Rand Paul said the Republican Party needs to get “beyond deportation.” Conservatives who think those sentiments should disqualify either man from winning the GOP nomination for […]

Paul, Rubio Lead Potential Republican 2016 Contenders in Spending 04/16/14

Groups supporting Senators Rand Paul and Marco Rubio lead the pack of potential Republican presidential candidates in spending money and investing in possible campaigns this year, more than 20 months before the first votes are […]

Rep. Blackburn on Idea of Sebelius as Senator: Hah! 04/16/14

There’s no way Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius can win a Senate seat, Rep. Marsha Blackburn says.

Sarah Palin to Rally in Iowa for Hog Castration Senate Candidate 04/16/14

Sarah Palin will headline a “Heels on, Gloves Off!” rally with Joni Ernst, the Iowa Republican Senate candidate whose campaign ad comparing federal budget cutting to hog castration has gone viral.

Ex-Sen. LeMieux: Fla. Gov. Scott’s Deep Pockets Will Prevail 04/15/14

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is widely expected to win the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Gov. Rick Scott, and political observers are largely looking beyond the primary to November’s election.

Mike Reagan: ‘Electile’ Dysfunction Ad Funny, but Won̵... 04/15/14

J.D. Winteregg is getting lots of laughs for his “electile dysfunction” themed ad targeting Ohio Republican Rep. John Boehner, but those laughs may not add up to votes, says Republican strategist Mike Reagan.

Texas Candidate Abbott Faces Thorny Death Penalty Choice 04/15/14

The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don’t dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, must soon make a decision […]

John Bolton PACs Raise $2M to Support Foreign Policy Hawks 04/15/14

Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton, who’s vowed a “very targeted, very focused” approach to spending money from his new political-action committees on candidates with strong foreign policy views, has raised nearly $2 million since November, […]

Dick Morris: US Must Keep Electoral College 04/15/14

Democrats are plotting to rig the presidential voting system to ensure that liberals win future elections, veteran political consultant and Newsmax contributor Dick Morris says.

Citizens United Poll: Arizonans Ready to Replace McCain 04/15/14

A new survey indicates that 6 out of 10 Republican voters in Arizona would rather elect a new candidate in two years than send Sen. John McCain back to Washington for a sixth term.

Alex Sink Won’t Run Again for Florida House Seat 04/15/14

After losing a special election last month, former Florida chief financial officer Alex Sink has decided not to challenge Rep. David Jolly in a rematch for Congress, leaving Democrats without a viable candidate in this […]

Clay Aiken Claims Lead in NC Dem Primary for Congress 04/15/14

Former “American Idol” star Clay Aiken says he’s leading his two primary Democratic opponents in the race for a North Carolina congressional seat.

In Texas Gov. Race, Women’s Healthcare to Be Major Issue 04/15/14

Women’s healthcare will play a major role in the 2014 election for Texas governor, with both parties hoping to play the issue to their advantage.

Wisconsin Rep. Petri’s Exit Points to Conservative Successor 04/15/14

The surprise decision by Republican Rep. Thomas Petri of Wisconsin to announce his retirement from Congress on Monday has sent Republicans in the state’s Sixth District scurrying for a House seat that was last open […]

Medical Pot Measure Could Boost Fla. Democrats 04/14/14

Democrats in the nation’s largest swing-state see the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana as a rare source of hope and high voter turnout in this year’s midterm elections.Party operatives are pushing a constitutional […]

Tim Scott: No Doubt Sebelius ‘Had to Go’ 04/13/14

Following the resignation Friday of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the focus on confirming her successor should be on putting Americans first over Obama administration policies, says South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott. Scott, […]

GOP Donor Ken Langone: Christie Finished if Facts Reveal Bridge-gate I... 04/13/14

Republican mega-donor Ken Langone, co-founder of Home Depot, said he is standing by embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the race for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination, BuzzFeed reported. However, Langone would drop Christie […]

Ryan Not Revealing White House Intentions in Iowa 04/13/14

Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan honored a commitment to speak at the Iowa Republican Lincoln Dinner this weekend, but he hasn’t made a commitment on whether he’ll run for president in 2016-and many insiders aren’t […]

GOP Unites Behind Issa’s Tough Tactics on Benghazi, IRS Probes 04/13/14

California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has kept pressure on the White House while garnering mixed reviews for his approach, McClatchy reported. Under Issa’s leadership, the […]

Bernie Sanders: ‘Many, Many Months’ From Decision on 2016... 04/12/14

Sen. Bernie Sanders warned that a growing number of Americans were losing faith in the political system at a New Hampshire site that often hosts presidential primary debates.

Obamacare Under Attack at Freedom Summit 04/12/14

Republicans eyeing the 2016 White House race battered President Barack Obama’s healthcare law and nicked each other Saturday, auditioning before a high-profile gathering of conservatives that some political veterans said marked the campaign’s unofficial start.

GOP’s Petri to Retire after Primary Challenge Emerges 04/11/14

Longtime Republican congressman Thomas Petri of Wisconsin will not seek re-election in November, announcing his decision just a week after a conservative state legislator revealed plans to mount a primary challenge for his seat.Petri, 73, […]

Charlie Rangel: ‘Qualifications’ Don’t Matter in Re-... 04/11/14

Veteran New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel says White House connections trump qualifications in his re-election race.

Some Iowa Republicans Sour on Ryan Budget Plan 04/11/14

Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan will have a lot of work to do in Iowa, should he seek the 2016 presidential nomination, based on the range of sour reactions to his just-passed House budget proposal.The […]

Obama Says Tougher Voter-ID Restrictions an Affront to Democracy 04/11/14

President Barack Obama said moves by Republicans at the state level to enact stricter voter- identification laws are an affront to the ideal that all Americans have an equal stake in their government.The restrictions are […]

Marsha Blackburn to ‘Test the Waters’ for 2016 Run 04/11/14

Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn is mulling over a long-shot run for the GOP presidential nomination, an aide told RealClearPolitics.

Rasmussen: 59% of GOP Voters Say Party’s Lawmakers Out of T... 04/11/14

The majority of Republican voters believe their representatives in Congress are out of touch with their party’s base, a new Rasmussen Reports survey reveals, while Democrats are satisfied with their Congress members.

Krauthammer: Left ‘Totalitarian’ About Opposing Views 04/11/14

The left’s attempt to ban public discourse on controversial subjects such as global warming amounts to totalitarianism, conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer writes…

Scarborough: CBS Could Lose if Colbert Takes ‘Late Show’ t... 04/11/14

If CBS allows Stephen Colbert to take “The Late Show” to the left, then NBC “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon will end up being the “luckiest guy in New York City,” talk show host Joe […]

Scott Brown Comes out Swinging on Obamacare 04/10/14

Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts launched a Republican campaign on Thursday to represent neighboring New Hampshire in the Senate, with an attack on incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen’s vote for Obamacare.

Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan Are Murdoch’s Top Picks for 2016 04/10/14

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and 2012 Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan are two of his top picks to be the 2016 GOP presidential nominee.

Maine’s King May Vote With Republicans if GOP Wins Senate 04/10/14

Maine Independent Sen. Angus King, who caucuses with Democrats, admits he may switch to vote with Republicans if they take over control of the Senate, as expected, in this year’s midterm elections.

Republican Outreach to Latinos, Women May Be Hindered 04/10/14

Republican efforts to reach out to women and the Latino community may have been hampered by two recent insulting incidents coming from California. The first was on Sunday when Breitbart.com launched a new California-focused website, […]

‘Kissing Congressman’ Faces Long Odds to Keep Job 04/10/14

If history is any indication, the odds are against Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister, the “kissing congressman,” keeping his job.

Sean Hannity Endorses Comstock in Va. Congressional Race 04/10/14

Conservative commentator Sean Hannity has endorsed Republican Barbara Comstock in the race for Virginia’s 10th congressional district, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

Down in Polls, Pa. Gov. Corbett Pushes Healthcare Plan 04/10/14

Trailing every major Democratic candidate in the polls, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett explained how he hopes to defy the odds against being re-elected and spelled out why he was an underdog in spite of a […]

Poll: Democratic Candidates Hurt by Obamacare Support 04/10/14

An overwhelming percentage of registered voters have admitted that a candidate’s position on the troubled health care law will play an important part in deciding their vote in the upcoming elections, according to a new […]

Hillary, Huckabee Lead in Iowa Caucus Poll 04/10/14

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are the top choices among Iowa Caucus-goers for their parties’ 2016 presidential nominations, a new poll has found.

Elder Bush Pays Obamas a Surprise Visit at Houston Airport 04/10/14

Former President George H.W. Bush paid a surprise visit to President Barack Obama and the first lady Wednesday, greeting the couple on the tarmac next to Air Force One after they landed at his namesake […]

Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Tom Cotton Dismissed 04/09/14

An ethics panel has dismissed a complaint that accused Arkansas congressman and Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Tom Cotton of illegally soliciting contributions during a radio interview at his office in the Capitol.

Charlotte Has Fourth New Mayor Since Last Spring 04/09/14

Dan Clodfelter has been sworn in as the fourth mayor of Charlotte since last spring. He replaces Patrick Cannon, who resigned after less than six months in office after he was arrested on federal bribery […]

Purple Strategies’ Usher: GOP Poised for Midterm Election Gains 04/09/14

As President Barack Obama’s popularity goes, so will go the Democrats who face midterm elections this year — and if Obama’s approval ratings get much lower, those candidates will be in deep trouble.

Another Chris Christie Staffer Leaves; Heads to Oregon GOP 04/09/14

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s deputy press secretary has exited her embattled boss’ administration to take a new job in Oregon.

Scarborough Hosting NH Political Event 04/09/14

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough is hosting a New Hampshire political event that will likely generate more presidential campaign buzz around the former Republican congressman. Scarborough will give the keynote address at the Cheshire County Republican […]

Republicans Pressuring Boehner for Vote on Obamacare Alternative 04/09/14

Republicans aligned with the small- government Tea Party movement are pushing House Speaker John Boehner for an Obamacare alternative, risking a split in party unity ahead of the November congressional election.”We need to have a […]

GOP Senatorial Committee Fundraising Hits New High 04/09/14

The National Republican Senatorial Committee raised more money last month than any other month in the cycle as the GOP continues its push to take control of the Senate next year.

Former Bush 41 Aides Push Jeb to Run 04/09/14

Former aides and supporters to George H.W. Bush are being vocal about their hope that his son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, will make a bid for the presidency in 2016, and they are convinced […]

Priebus: No Need for Campaign Contribution Caps 04/09/14

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down aggregate limits on campaign contributions, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has his eye on eliminating additional campaign finance restrictions, The Washington Post reports. I don’t […]

Hillary Clinton Not Running Yet, but Groups Use Her Name to Raise Mone... 04/09/14

As former secretary of state Hillary Clinton weighs a run for president in 2016, at least a dozen independent groups, from the serious to the mysterious, have sprung up to raise money in her name. […]

Republicans Push for Women’s Votes 04/08/14

The Republican Party is working to restore women’s trust — and votes — in the GOP as the November midterm elections and the 2016 presidential election draw closer.

Roger Simon: Strain of Racism Infects Liberalism 04/07/14

A strain of racism has developed in the liberal movement, says PJ Media co-founder and CEO Roger Simon.

Chuck Schumer: Attack Ads on Koch Brothers ‘Will Work’ for... 04/07/14

Sen. Chuck Schumer is again defending his party’s attacks on Charles and David Koch, the industrialists who have spent millions backing conservative candidates and causes.

Married GOP Rep. McAllister Caught on Video Kissing Female Aide 04/07/14

A video has surfaced that shows Rep. Vance McAllister kissing a female staff member at his office.

Second Ad Attacks Fla.’s Crist for Flip-Flop on Obamacare 04/07/14

Charlie Crist is facing major embarrassment over his flip-flopping on Obamacare in the Florida gubernatorial race.

Poll: Gov. Rick Scott Pulls Ahead of Charlie Crist in Florida 04/07/14

Former Gov. Charlie Crist’s support of Obamacare is making him less appealing to voters in Florida, more of whom now support Republican incumbent Rick Scott, say the latest poll numbers.

Retiring Mich. Rep. Rogers Endorses Mike Bishop for His Seat 04/07/14

House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers has endorsed former Michigan state Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop to be the person to fill his shoes in Congress.

Bush ‘Act of Love’ Comment on Illegal Immigration Stirs Ba... 04/07/14

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush expressed sympathy for illegal immigrants Sunday, saying many came to America as an “act of love” to provide for their families, but the comments are already attracting criticism.

Rand Paul’s Travel Schedule Looks Presidential 04/07/14

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is maintaining a travel schedule consistent with a presidential run, according to The New York Times’ Jonathan Martin. .

Brown to Challenge Shaheen for Senate in New Hampshire 04/07/14

Republican Scott Brown said he’ll announce a run for a U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire this week, ending almost a year of speculation about his candidacy.

Group Files FOIA Request to FEC Seeking Redacted Report on Crossroads 04/06/14

The Center for Competitive Politics is demanding that the Federal Election Commission release a redacted report on whether Crossroads GPS is a nonprofit group or a political action committee.

Scott Brown Hires Former Christie Aide as Campaign Manager 04/05/14

Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown has hired a former aide to embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to head up the team for his possible Senate run in New Hampshire this fall.

AP-GfK Poll: Bad News for Obama, Congressional Democrats 04/05/14

The latest Associated Press-GfK poll holds bad news for President Barack Obama, but as the November elections draw closer, there are ominous signs for congressional Democrats as well.

Phony Calls From Obama, Pelosi in GOP Ads for Ga. Senate Primary 04/04/14

Fake phone calls from President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are featured in new campaign ads for two Republicans running in Georgia’s crowded U.S. Senate primary.

Cockfighters’ Feathers Ruffled in Kentucky Senate Race 04/04/14

Matt Bevin, a tea partyer challenging Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell in the May primary, has ruffled feathers in the Blue Grass State with his recent appearance at a cockfighting rally.

Tea Party’s McDaniel Boosted by Two Polls in Miss. Senate Race 04/04/14

Mississippi tea party candidate Chris McDaniel has received a boost from two new polls in his GOP primary race against longtime incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran.

Scarborough Slams Reid’s ‘Stupid’ Anti-Koch Campaign... 04/04/14

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough criticzed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for attacking the billionaire Koch brothers as a campaign strategy.

NC Governor: Tillis Has Best GOP Chance in Senate Race 04/04/14

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said state House Speaker Thom Tillis is the best GOP bet to unseat embattled Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in November.

Rivals Jeb Bush, Jindal Team Up for SuperPAC Ad 04/04/14

Potential presidential contenders Jeb Bush and Bobby Jindal have joined forces to film a commercial promoting a new superPAC.

Senator to Committee: ‘I’m at the Wrong Hearing’ 04/04/14

Sen. Dan Coats made a blunder in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, entering the wrong committee hearing and speaking with a witness before realizing his mistake.

Cruz Slams Braley for ‘Iowa Farmer’ Slight Against Grassle... 04/04/14

Sen. Ted Cruz pounced on Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley Thursday for questioning whether a farmer without a law degree – a mocking reference to Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley – could lead the Senate’s […]

Rep. Westmoreland: Perdue’s Blast of High School Grad Rival R... 04/03/14

Five-term Georgia Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland – who never graduated from college – Thursday blasted Senate hopeful David Perdue’s stupid putdown of a tea party rival who never got a college degree. Westmoreland said the […]

Retiring Democrat: Lawmakers Need Pay Raise to Afford DC Life 04/03/14

Rep. Jim Moran wants members of Congress to make more than the $174,000 they earn now.

Right Applauds, Left Aghast Over Court’s Campaign Finance Ruling 04/03/14

Reaction from all sides came swiftly almost as soon as the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in the McCutcheon case that individuals could donate to unlimited numbers of candidates for federal office and political action committees […]

Retiring Rep. Camp Slams GOP Rules on Committee Chairmanships 04/03/14

Retiring Rep. Dave Camp has blasted the GOP regulations on committee chairmanships while admitting that he’s leaving Congress because he’s losing his powerful position as House Ways and Means Committee chairman.

Rove to GOP Candidates: Define Yourselves Before Harry Reid Does 04/03/14

Republican U.S. Senate candidates need to define themselves quickly against their better known opponents, or else Democratic PACs will sully them, GOP strategist Karl Rove wrote in a commentary in The Wall Street Journal.

Republican Governors Raise $33M under Christie 04/03/14

Donors have given $33 million to the Republican Governors Association since New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took the helm late last year.The committee to elect GOP governors on Thursday announced it raised $23.5 million during […]

GOP Faces Tight Senate Race Against Michelle Nunn in Georgia 04/03/14

Democrat Michelle Nunn continues to be a formidable candidate regardless of who wins the GOP Senate primary in Georgia, Atlanta’s WSB-TV reported.

Political Donors Hit Up for More Money Hours After Court Ruling 04/03/14

Within hours of a U.S. Supreme Court decision paving the way for a new gusher of political cash, Ben Barnes’s telephone starting ringing.He and his daughters had already given the maximum amount for this year’s […]

Senators to Vote to Release Terror Report Summary 04/03/14

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s expected vote to approve declassifying part of a secret report on Bush-era interrogations of terrorism suspects puts the onus on the CIA and a reluctant White House to speed the release […]

McConnell: Court’s Spending Ruling Defends First Amendment 04/03/14

Republicans call the Supreme Court’s latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it’s more like a win for the wealthy. Either way, it’s likely to benefit the two major political […]

GOP Leader in Ga. Senate Race Lashes Out at Tea Party Foe 04/03/14

Former Dollar General CEO David Perdue, perched in polls atop Republican contenders for the May 20 Senate primary in Georgia, took a swipe at tea party challenger Karen Handel’s educational credentials in a videotaped speech, […]

Rep. Huelskamp: House Should Vote on GOP Obamacare Alternative 04/02/14

As U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp sees it, Obamacare is already failing but Republican leadership in Congress has done nothing to implement a meaningful alternative.

Allen West: Obamacare Has Democrats Running Scared 04/01/14

Former U.S. Rep. Allen West says nervous Democrats know the disastrous launch of the Affordable Care Act has dramatically tipped the scales in favor of the Republicans’ regaining control of the Senate this fall.

Matt Kibbe: Internet Shakes Up Politics, Especially for GOP 04/01/14

Libertarian Matt Kibbe says the Obama administration’s celebration of hitting its target of 7 million registrants for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act is off base because it’s actually a celebration of government itself.

Rubio: I May Move to Private Sector in 2017 04/01/14

Sen. Marco Rubio opened the possibility that he may quit politics altogether after the 2016 election. He said Tuesday he would make a decision around this time next year on whether to run for the […]

Rep. Gohmert: Don’t Believe White House Numbers on Obamacare 04/01/14

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert says the White House claim that 7 million Americans have signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act is hogwash — and it may be a year or more before […]

Poll: Dems’ Tight Grip on Single Women Voters Slips 04/01/14

The stranglehold that Democrats had on single female voters in the 2012 presidential race is loosening, just one of many problems facing the party in the coming midterm elections.

Rep. Camp’s Shocker Sends Mich. Republicans Huddling on Successo... 04/01/14

The stunning announcement on Monday that Rep. Dave Camp will not seek re-election after 24 years in Congress has Republicans in Michigan’s 4th District huddling on whom to back as a successor in the August […]

Bolton Takes Shot at Rand Paul for Being Soft on Snowden 04/01/14

John Bolton made clear his disapproval of Sen. Rand Paul and the Kentucky Republican’s opinions of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, whom Bolton labeled a modern-day traitor during the Republican Jewish Coalition leadership […]

DC Voters Head to Mayoral Primary as Scandal Swirls 04/01/14

District of Columbia voters head to the polls on Tuesday for a crowded Democratic mayoral primary, with the incumbent facing a strong threat from a city councilor after being linked to a campaign-finance scandal.Mayor Vincent […]

Security Expert Dietl: Hire Veterans to Guard WTC Site 03/31/14

Private detective and security expert Bo Dietl says he finds it disgraceful that guards have been caught sleeping on the job at the construction site of the new World Trade Center building, and he would […]

Peter Morici: Chris Christie an ‘Embarrassment’ to GOP 03/31/14

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is an “embarrassment” to the Republican Party and should not be taken seriously as presidential timber, says economist Peter Morici, a professor at the University of Maryland.

Biden to Dems: ‘We Could Lose’ to Ted Cruz 03/30/14

Vice President Joe Biden is warning Democratic donors that their money is needed to avoid ending up with a Senate full of Ted Cruz-like tea party Republicans.

FreedomWorks Switches Endorsement in Nebraska Senate Race 03/30/14

FreedomWorks PAC has rescinded its endorsement of Shane Osborn in a Nebraska Republican Senate primary and handed the endorsement to his rival, Ben Sasse, Politico reports.

Albert R. Hunt: GOP Senate Could Circumvent Obama Vetoes 03/30/14

If Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate in this year’s elections, it will be, as Vice President Joe Biden might put it more graphically, a big deal.Last week, elections handicapper Nate Silver gave a […]

McMorris Rodgers Unlikely to Face Penalties in Ethics Probe 03/29/14

Despite an independent watchdog group’s findings that Washington Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers may have misused public and campaign funds, it’s not likely the House Ethics Committee will hit her with sanctions or penalties, say […]

Walker, Christie Court Donors at Republican Jewish Coalition Meeting 03/29/14

Two of the nation’s highest-profile Republican governors on Saturday called for more aggressive leadership on America’s challenges abroad, emphasizing their support for Israel as they courted powerful Jewish donors gathered in Las Vegas.

Senate Race in Colo. Focuses on GOP Challenger 03/29/14

The Senate race in Colorado has shot toward the top of the nation’s most competitive contests this midterm election year, giving the Democratic incumbent a tougher battle than he expected and Republicans a new pickup […]

Hoekstra: Rep. Mike Rogers is Leaving ‘Best Job in Congress̵... 03/28/14

Former GOP congressman Pete Hoekstra says he was surprised by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers’ decision to retire at the end of this year to start hosting a nationally syndicated talk radio show.

Rep. Kevin Brady: Sebelius Has Lost Credibility on Obamacare 03/28/14

Congressman Kevin Brady says he is not surprised by the latest Obamacare postponement despite assurances by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that there would be no more delays.

Michigan Rep. Rogers’ Brother Not Expected to Run for Congress 03/28/14

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., says his older brother Bill apparently has decided not to run for the 8th Congressional District seat that Rogers is vacating.

GOP Sen. Hopeful Osborn: Memo Flap Being Used to Smear Him 03/28/14

Thirteen years ago Shane Osborn was piloting a U.S. Navy spy plane over China when it collided with a Chinese Navy airplane. Osborn made an emergency landing in China, was captured, then interrogated for 12 […]

Carson to Pitch ACA Alternative to GOP Congressional Health Caucus 03/28/14

Dr. Ben Carson will talk about his ideas for healthcare reform during a members-only meeting of the Congressional Health Caucus, a group of Republicans that meets regularly to discuss healthcare policy.

Cantor To Attend Anti-Tea Party Event 03/28/14

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will attend an anti-tea party group event at a Florida Ritz-Carlton next weekend along with other Republican House members.

84 Say Christie Still in Trouble on Bridge-gate 03/28/14

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been dealt a devastating blow by two running polls in his hopes of rebuilding his image as a potential presidential candidate.

Nate Silver: People Like Math That Supports What They Believe 03/28/14

Statistician Nate Silver, who has taken flak from Democrats for predicting they are likely to lose the Senate in November, said people tend to like math when it supports what they already believe.

Mike Rogers to Quit House in Move to Radio 03/28/14

Seven-term Republican Congressman Mike Rogers of Michigan says he won’t seek re-election.

Palin Backs Two More Senate Candidates 03/28/14

Sarah Palin has endorsed Karen Handel in her bid to win the GOP nod to run for U.S. Senate from Georgia – a heavyweight boost the ex-secretary of state needs to help elbow her way […]

Sen. Warner, Hillary Hold Virginia Leads in New Quinnipiac Poll 03/28/14

A new Quinnipiac University poll finds Virginia Sen. Mark Warner is favored to remain in office after November’s midterm elections. The same poll also shows that Hillary Clinton is pacing well in the state, should […]

Carville: I Wouldn’t Advise Landrieu to Campaign With Obama 03/28/14

Democratic strategist James Carville says he wouldn’t likely advise Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu to take President Barack Obama with her as she campaigns for a fourth term this year.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio: ‘Still Considering’ Ariz. Gubernatoria... 03/28/14

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio told Newsmax on Thursday that he had not yet decided whether he would run for Arizona governor — and attributed an earlier report to a solicitation email that had been […]

GOP Counters Union Election Proposals 03/27/14

Republicans in Congress are taking on unions with several pieces of legislation that would limit the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) power when it comes to union elections.

Braley Gets Farm Credentials Wrong in Iowa Race for Senate 03/27/14

Iowa Rep. Bruce Braley – who mocked GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley as a “farmer with no law degree” – reportedly posed a farm photo to Facebook that depicts a fruit farm in England, not Iowa, […]

Vulnerable Senate Democrats Float Obamacare Changes 03/27/14

A half-dozen Senate Democrats, most in hotly contested reelection battles, are proposing changes to Obamacare, a move viewed as a scramble to hold onto seats.

Cornyn: Schumer’s Shield Law ‘Inconsistent with Notion of... 03/27/14

Sen. John Cornyn of Texas ripped a media shield law proposed by Sen. Chuck Schumer, calling it “totally inconsistent with the notion of a free press and the First Amendment,” and warning the legislation would […]

Santorum: I’m ‘Open’ About Another Run for President 03/26/14

Republican former senator and 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Wednesday that he’s “very open about taking another run” for the White House.

Huckabee Tells House GOP: I Want to Run for White House 03/26/14

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is telling House Republicans he’s considering a White House bid in 2016 and wants their advice.

GOP Strategist O’Connell: ‘Political Trade Winds’ Fa... 03/26/14

GOP retirements in Congress are not likely to harm the party’s strong prospects in the November midterm elections, says Republican strategist Ford O’Connell.

South Carolina Set for Haley vs. Sheheen II Governor Battle 03/26/14

Republican incumbent Nikki Haley and Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen each filed paperwork with the state Election Commission in Columbia on Tuesday, setting up a November rematch for the governorship of South Carolina.

Palin Endorses Ernst in Iowa Senate Race 03/26/14

One day after her campaign ad went viral, conservative Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst was endorsed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in her bid to gain the Republican nomination among a crowded field of […]

Giuliani: Bush, Christie Top 2016 GOP Contenders 03/26/14

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, are the Republican presidential contenders with the best chance in 2016, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said.

WSJ: Polls Show Millennials’ Support of Democrats Wanes 03/26/14

Analysis by The Wall Street Journal of two recent polls suggests that millennial voters, a stronghold for Democrats in recent elections, could be up for grabs.

Scarborough: Reid Has ‘Lost His Political Mind’ 03/26/14

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has “lost his political mind” in calling businessmen Charles and David Koch “un-American,” said talk show host Joe Scarborough, saying it was an indication Democrats were out of ideas heading […]

Club for Growth Now Working With GOP Establishment 03/26/14

The conservative group Club for Growth has changed gears and is supporting establishment GOP candidates in primaries.

Poll: Gov. Martinez, Sen. Udall on Track for NM Re-election 03/26/14

New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is poised to win re-election, leading Gary King, her likely Democratic challenger, 47 to 42 points, according to Public Policy Polling.

Anthony Weiner Gets Political Column at Business Insider 03/24/14

Anthony Weiner, whose online sexting indiscretions twice derailed his political career, debuts a new monthly political column Friday for Business Insider, the business and technology news website announced.

Ed Gillespie Leads GOP Field in Virginia Senate Primary 03/24/14

With most signs pointing to former Republican Party chief Ed Gillespie as the likely candidate against freshman Democratic Sen. Mark Warner in Virginia, Gillespie told Newsmax his opponent was a key proponent of the unpopular […]

Hillary: I’ll Decide Soon on 2016 White House Bid 03/24/14

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that she would make a decision soon about whether she will run for president in 2016.

Fla. Gov. Scott Ad: Crist Thinks Obamacare Is ‘Great’ 03/24/14

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign attacked Democratic challenger Charlie Crist in a new TV spot for calling the Affordable Care Act “great” in a recent interview with CNN, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Virginia Lawmakers Start Special Session in Deadlock over Medicaid 03/24/14

Virginia’s Democratic governor, Terry McAuliffe, and the state’s Republican-dominated House of Delegates face off on Monday in the start of a special legislative session on Medicaid expansion. The impasse over Medicaid, the federal health care […]

Condoleezza Rice Endorses Former Employee for Alaska Senate 03/24/14

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is endorsing her former National Security Council employee Dan Sullivan’s Senate campaign, marking her first endorsement of the 2014 election cycle.

Bo Callaway Achieved Much in Losing Ga. Race He Should Have Won 03/24/14

Howard “Bo” Callaway died last week at age 87 and was remembered for a life of accomplishment as a businessman-soldier and political leader in two states.

Koch Brothers Respond to Ads Attacking Them 03/24/14

Charles and David Koch are striking back against television commercials that portray them as out-of-state billionaires interested in manipulating elections for their own financial and political benefit, Politico reported.

Obama Deportation Review Seen as Crucial to Hold Latino Support 03/24/14

A review of the U.S. deportation system ordered by President Barack Obama is seen by pro- immigration Democrats as good policy and good politics.It’s appeasing the party’s Senate leaders, who’d rather criticize the Republican-led House […]

Common Core Spawns Widespread Political Fights 03/24/14

More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans.The U.S. Chamber of […]

Calif. GOP Looking to Bold Moves to Stave Off Decline 03/23/14

California’s Republican Party is tailoring its campaign pitch to the concerns of constituents at the local level in an effort to become relevant again in state politics, the Los Angeles Times reported. State party chairman […]

Writing a Budget Might Divide Ryan, House Republicans 03/23/14

Divisions among Republicans over a budget deal and a shortfall in tax estimates are complicating the House GOP’s efforts to advance a spending plan this spring.Party leaders insist the GOP-controlled House is moving full speed […]

Gillespie Optimistic in Uphill Battle for Virginia US Senate Seat 03/23/14

Veteran GOP strategist Ed Gillespie is hoping to unseat Virginia’s popular Democratic Sen. Mark Warner by reaching out to wary tea party stalwarts, and by seeking support outside the traditional Republican base, The Washington Post […]

Clinton Says Nation Needs Gradual Debt Reduction 03/23/14

Former President Bill Clinton said Saturday that the supercharged political environment makes cutting the government’s long-term debt a difficult task – and cited a recent Republican tax plan as a perfect example.Clinton told college students […]

Clinton’s Top Selling Point in 2016: First Female President 03/22/14

Hillary Clinton’s strongest suit heading into a possible 2016 presidential contest is that if she’s elected, she’d be the nation’s first female chief executive, according to a new Gallup survey. Eighteen percent – nearly one […]

Rick Santorum: Not Missing ‘Toxic’ Washington as Film Stud... 03/22/14

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum on Saturday called Washington as toxic a place I’ve seen and said it’s sort of nice to be on the outside in the private sector as CEO of the EchoLight […]

Ryan’s Poverty Remarks Distract From Policy Push 03/22/14

Rep. Paul Ryan is making poverty a signature issue as he tries to broaden his appeal ahead of a possible presidential run in 2016. But in being more vocal about the issue, he’s had to […]

State Sen.: Christie Keynote at Tenn. GOP Dinner ‘Terrible Idea&... 03/21/14

A Tennessee state lawmaker says it was “an absolutely terrible idea” to tap New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for the party’s annual Statesmen Dinner, and vows to boycott the May 30 event rather than “imply […]

Bipartisan Group Backs TV Ads for 7 House Centrists 03/21/14

Centrist group Center Forward, which spent more than $5 million in the 2012 election, says it will spend even more this year pushing candidates from both parties who voted to withhold salaries from lawmakers until […]

Michigan’s Peters Plows Different Democratic Path 03/21/14

In his quest to join the U.S. Senate, one Michigan Democrat is venturing to a lot of places where his party doesn’t normally go, seeking support from people who don’t normally back Democrats and saying […]

American Spectator: Tea Party Isn’t Dead 03/21/14

The tea party is far from dead, despite the verdict of some commentators, Matt Purple writes in The American Spectator.

Gov. Scott Walker Re-election Fight Could Be Warm-Up for 2016 03/21/14

The only governor in U.S. history to survive a recall, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker is headed for a re-election race this fall that may determine whether or not he seeks the Republican nomination for president in […]

Obama Laments That Democrats ‘Get Clobbered’ in Midterms 03/21/14

In a speech aimed at generating voter turnout, President Barack Obama lamented that Democrats tend to “get clobbered” in midterm elections.

Romney Takes on Tea Party in Idaho 03/21/14

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney this week campaigned in Idaho for Gov. Butch Otter and Rep. Mike Simpson, who have primary battles against tea party challengers, to prevent the GOP from veering “wild right.”

Democrats See Openings in Congressional Departures 03/21/14

House Democrats’ hopes of mitigating the damage in the midterm elections lie in the fast-growing suburbs of northern Virginia, the cities and towns near Iowa’s covered bridges of Madison County, and not far from New […]

Perdue Takes Lead in Georgia Senate Primary 03/21/14

Georgia voters will probably end up choosing a Republican candidate for the race to succeed the retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss after two primary runoffs, a poll released on Thursday says.

House Ethics Panel to Probe Democrat Gutierrez 03/20/14

The House Ethics Committee says it is looking into actions by Democratic congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois.

Booker, Cruz Enjoy ‘Intellectual Discussion’ Over Dinner 03/20/14

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker jokes that Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz didn’t serve up any “Green Eggs and Ham” during their recent dinner meeting, but instead, the two diametrically opposite lawmakers spent three […]

Obama: Deval Patrick Would Be a ‘Great President’ 03/20/14

President Barack Obama thinks outgoing Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick would be a great fit in the Oval Office someday.

Conservative Outsider Wins Pennsylvania Race as Write-In 03/20/14

Scott Wagner, conservative activist and self-styled political outsider, won a special election Tuesday for the Pennsylvania state Senate as a write-in candidate, sending shock waves through the Republican establishment.

GOP: Threat of Pelosi Being Speaker Pushed Voters To Jolly 03/20/14

Republican strategists involved with Republican David Jolly’s win in Florida are crediting a sophisticated voter database nicknamed Honeybadger along with voter concern about Nancy Pelosi becoming speaker again.

Haley Barbour Machine Bolsters Cochran in Mississippi 03/20/14

Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran’s campaign to overcome a primary challenge from tea party-aligned lawyer Chris McDaniel relies heavily on the Haley Barbour political machine, according to Politico.

Former Miss America to Return to Law After Primary Loss 03/20/14

Former Miss America Erika Harold said that she would return to practicing law full time after she lost her longshot bid to unseat Rep. Rodney Davis in the Illinois Republican primary on Tuesday.

Karl Rove: Obama, Democrats ‘Out of Ideas’ 03/20/14

President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats have “run out of ideas” as they attempt to pursue an agenda the American people don’t support, Karl Rove says.

Super-PAC Forms to Help Ted Cruz Win Presidency 03/20/14

A new super-PAC and website are up and running to help tea party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz reach the White House in 2016.

Poll: GOP’s Daines Has Sizeable Lead on Dem Sen. Walsh in Montan... 03/20/14

Republican Steve Daines, Montana’s only member of the House of Representatives, is leading interim Democrat Sen. John Walsh by a handy margin in a race seen as crucial to GOP hopes to take the Senate, […]

GOP Fla. Gov. Scott, Confident He’ll Win Re-election 03/19/14

Despite a recent poll showing him neck-and-neck with former Gov. Charlie Crist, incumbent Florida Gov. Rick Scott says his job-creation policies will keep him in office this November.

Former Miss America Comes Up Short in GOP Primary 03/19/14

Former Miss America Erika Harold lost her longshot bid on Tuesday to unseat first-term Rep. Rodney Davis as Illinois primary voters cast their ballots.

Narrow Win for Rauner in Illinois Governor’s Primary 03/19/14

Multimillionaire Republican Bruce Rauner narrowly won his party’s primary Tuesday night as he continues his bid to become the Illinois’ next governor.

Pat Quinn Wins Primary for Second Term as Illinois Governor 03/19/14

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has won the Democratic nomination in his bid for a second full term in office.

Cruz Won’t Say Whether Iowa Stop Reflects 2016 Aspirations 03/19/14

Sen. Ted Cruz urged an influential conservative group in Iowa on Tuesday to keep fighting for educational and religious freedom but later declined to directly answer questions about his 2016 presidential ambitions.

Poll: GOP’s Rep. Gardner Just a Whisker Behind Udall in Colo. Se... 03/18/14

Republican Cory Gardner is inching closer to incumbent and Democrat Mark Udall in the U.S. Senate race from Colorado, according to a new poll. In numbers released by Public Policy Polling, Gardner, who serves in […]

Quinnipiac: NYC Mayor de Blasio’s Approval Ratings Plunge 03/18/14

The honeymoon is over for New York City’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, with a poll showing that the liberal Democrat’s approval ratings tumbled dramatically as he entered his third month in office.

Ari Fleischer: GOP Growth and Opportunity Project Makes Gains 03/18/14

One year after Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, convened the Growth and Opportunity Project to plan how to better position the party to win elections, it has achieved several of its aims, […]

Ted Nugent raffling AR-15 for Tancredo Campaign 03/18/14

A month after getting into hot water on the Republican campaign trail, Ted Nugent is back in the saddle.

Priebus: RNC Using Tech Tools, Ad Campaigns in Quest to Grow Party 03/18/14

The Republican National Committee has made a multimillion-dollar investment in technology, including data management and predictive analytics that are “revolutionizing how our campaigns understand what matters to each individual voter,” Chairman Reince Priebus said.

Ex-Christie Adviser with Bridge-gate Links Hired by GOP Firm 03/18/14

A former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who has emerged as a leading figure in the bridge-gate controversy was hired by a top Republican consulting firm late last month.

Poll: GOP’s Terri Lynn Land Slips in Michigan Senate Race 03/17/14

Democratic Rep. Gary Peters has pulled into the lead in Michigan’s Senate race against former GOP Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, in what has become a closely watched contest in the bid to replace […]

‘Bo’ Callaway, Who Made GOP History in Georgia, Dies at 86 03/17/14

Former Rep. Howard ‘Bo’ Callaway — who in 1964 became the first Republican congressman from Georgia since Reconstruction — has died at age 86, The State newspaper reports.

NRA Expected to Endorse Mike Simpson in Idaho 03/17/14

The National Rifle Association is expected to endorse Rep. Mike Simpson on Monday, as he fights to keep the House seat he has held since 1998.

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwards, Once Jailed for Graft, to Run for Congr... 03/17/14

Edwin Edwards, the 86-year-old former governor of Louisiana who served an eight-year prison term on racketeering charges,announced on Monday that he will seek election to the U.S. Congress from Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District. I haven’t […]

Tea Party Endorsements Include SC’s Mark Sanford 03/17/14

FreedomWorks, the tea party political action committee, is announcing on Monday its top endorsements of incumbent Republican lawmakers, among them Rep. Mark Sanford, the former disgraced governor of South Carolina.

GOP Optimistic in Race for Illinois Governor 03/17/14

The victor in Tuesday’s GOP primary for Illinois governor may be well positioned to win the November election against incumbent Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn, The New York Times reported.

Joe Scarborough Gets Rave Reviews in New Hampshire, Hints at 2016 Bid 03/17/14

MSNBC host and former Rep. Joe Scarborough drew rave reviews over the weekend in New Hampshire, where he strongly hinted he may make a presidential bid in 2016.

Republicans Roar for Tea Party Candidate at California Convention 03/17/14

California Republicans wrapped up their annual state convention on Sunday with a roar of approval for a charismatic Tea Party-backed candidate seeking to unseat popular Democratic Governor Jerry Brown as he vies for an unprecedented […]

CNN Poll: Rand Paul Edges Out Paul Ryan in GOP Presidential Field 03/16/14

A new national poll shows Kentucky Republican Rand Paul is slightly ahead of the many potential GOP presidential candidates in 2016.A new CNN/ORC International poll shows 16 percent of Republicans and independents who lean right […]

Al Franken Opposes Comcast-Time Warner Deal 03/15/14

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken stepped up his opposition to the proposed $45.2 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner on Saturday with a petition drive seeking 100,000 supporters by midnight.

Priebus: Primary Changes Will Rebuild GOP 03/15/14

Sandoval Says He’s Happy in Nevada Despite Push to Challenge Rei... 03/15/14

Some Republicans are looking to popular Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval as the one person who can drive Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid out of Washington in 2016, but the governor may have other ideas.

Delicate Balancing Act for Obama in CIA-Senate Row 03/15/14

The public spat between President Barack Obama’s trusted CIA ally and a loyal senator has sharpened the focus on his complicated role in managing the terrorism-fighting programs he inherited. Obama wants to stay neutral in […]

Trump Has ‘Much Bigger Plans,’ Scraps NY Gov. Run 03/15/14

Billionaire Donald Trump said Friday he won’t run for governor of New York, lashing out at a “dysfunctional” state GOP leadership that hasn’t won a major election in many years.

California Republicans Tackle Image and Appeal at State Convention 03/15/14

California Republicans kicked off their annual convention on Friday with an ambitious agenda aimed at remaking the party and a promise to reclaim the once red but now blue state dominated by Democrats.

Tom DeLay: Obamacare Sets Up GOP for a Big November 03/15/14

Former Rep. Tom DeLay has come out swinging at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s new jab at Republicans following the GOP’s big congressional victory in Florida, which many see as a slap at the Affordable […]

GOP Strategist Ron Christie: Scarborough 2016 Can Raise Big Cash 03/14/14

“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough would be able to accumulate a substantial war chest quickly should he pursue the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, Republican political strategist Ron Christie says.

Mary Matalin: Nancy Pelosi, Democrats Running ‘Scared’ 03/14/14

Top Republican political strategist Mary Matalin says House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is doing a “Kabuki dance” by claiming Republicans are “wasting their time” using the Affordable Care Act as a campaign issue.

Darrell Issa Hammers Rep. Cummings Over House Probe of Lois Lerner 03/14/14

House Oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa ramped up his feud with Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings on Friday, slamming him for hampering the panel’s probe of the IRS’s tea party-targeting scandal — and efforts to […]

Sarah Palin Endorses Two More Senate Candidates 03/14/14

Making good on her vow to push conservative anti-establishment candidates with “integrity and a steel spine,” former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin backed three U.S. Senate candidates running in contested Republican primaries on her Facebook page.

Scarborough: GOP Should Use ‘Hope and Change’ Slogan in 20... 03/14/14

Republican candidates in the 2014 midterm elections should use the same hope and change marketing campaign that helped elect President Barack Obama in 2008, talk show host Joe Scarborough said.

Jolly: Obamacare Represents Government-Size Debate 03/14/14

The newest member of Congress, Rep. David Jolly, said the message for Republicans from Florida’s special election Tuesday centers on the debate over big government versus small government, with Obamacare simply a manifestation of the […]

Graham’s Open-Mic Offer to Kerry: ‘Help’ With Boehne... 03/14/14

Sen. Lindsey Graham’s offer to Secretary of State John Kerry to “let me know what I can to do help you with Boehner” – captured on an open mic Thursday – was referring to helping […]

Scott Brown Prepares to Challenge Shaheen 03/14/14

After months of speculation, former Republican Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is ready to form an exploratory committee in a bid to unseat New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, new reports say.

MSNBC’s Wallace: Joe Scarborough Would Make Great 2016 Candidate 03/13/14

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough would be a formidable and viable candidate if he decides to run for president in 2016, according to Nicolle Wallace, the former communications chief for President George W. Bush.

Poll: GOP Senate Hopefuls Trail in Iowa 03/13/14

Iowa Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley holds a double-digit lead over a crowded field of little-known GOP contendersfor the Senate seat left by retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, a new Quinnipiac poll released Thursday showed. Braley leads […]

Faith & Freedom Coalition Stirred Pro-Family Voters in Fla. House... 03/13/14

Efforts by the Faith and Freedom Coalition to educate pro-family voters in the lead-up to Tuesday’s special election in Florida’s 13th Congressional District were an important factor in Republican David Jolly winning the first key […]

Hillary or Rahm? New Theories Emerge on Who’s Dem Frontrunner 03/13/14

Will she, or will he? That is the latest question being bandied about regarding who exactly is the Democratic frontrunner for president in 2016: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Chris Matthews: Fla. Special Election Loss Is Dire Omen for Dems 03/13/14

Alex Sink’s loss in Tuesday night’s special House election in Florida is a sign of doom for the Democratic Party, said Chris Matthews, and he expects that the party will not be able to hold […]

Journalism Prof. Friedman: GOP Must ‘Reach Out to Main Street... 03/12/14

Despite the GOP victory in Florida’s special House election on Tuesday, it’s not entirely clear whether Republicans have come up with a winning strategy ahead of the November midterm elections, says Stony Brook School of […]

Charles Hurt: Republicans Must Run ‘Smart’ 2014 Campaigns 03/12/14

Washington Times columnist Charles Hurt is advising Republicans to treat newcomer David Jolly’s big congressional win over a popular Democrat candidate in Florida with caution. An enormous amount of money was spent. It’s an amount […]

Kevin Jackson: Jolly’s Win a ‘Huge’ Victory for GOP 03/12/14

David Jolly’s win in Florida’s special congressional election is a tremendous victory for the Republican Party, says conservative radio host and author Kevin Jackson.

Giuliani: Obamacare Will Define 2014 Elections 03/12/14

Despite Democrats’ assurances that the surprise House win by Florida Republican David Jolly on Tuesday is not a harbinger for November’s midterms, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani isn’t convinced.

GOP Strategist Roger Stone: Benghazi Report Disproves Obama’s Li... 03/12/14

The Senate Intelligence Committee report on deadly the Benghazi terrorist attack is a “stunning indictment” of the Obama administration, veteran political consultant Roger Stone says.

Arizona Gov. Brewer Decides Against Another Term 03/12/14

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, a Republican who has clashed with the Obama administration over immigration, said on Wednesday she would not run for re-election for a third term, ending speculation about her plans.

Boehner on Democrats’ Fla. Loss: Don’t Put Lipstick on a P... 03/12/14

House Speaker John Boehner told Democrats on Wednesday to stop trying to spin the special election in Florida that the party lost Tuesday night.

Fla. Winner Jolly: Voters Rejected Democrats’ View of Govt 03/12/14

Voters in Florida’s District 13 special election Tuesday sent a message that they rejected the Democrats’ view of government and “wanted to keep a check on President Obama,” said U.S. Rep.-elect David Jolly, who won […]

GOP Sees Fla. House Win as Referendum on Obamacare 03/12/14

With Republican David Jolly’s victory Tuesday in Florida’s 13th Congressional District, national Republicans say making the midterm elections a referendum on repealing Obamacare is a winning strategy for the GOP in 2014.

GOP Groups Funded Jolly Upset in Florida 03/12/14

Republican David Jolly’s surprise victory in Florida’s special election on Tuesday was a lesson in how influential outside political groups can save the day for an otherwise faltering campaign.

GOP Poll: Longtime Rep. Rahall Behind in W.Va. 03/11/14

Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall of West Virginia, who has held his post for almost 40 years, is behind his Republican opponent by more than 14 percentage points, according to the latest Republican poll.

Florida Special Election Seen as National Bellwether 03/11/14

The special congressional election for a Florida seat on Tuesday is being seen as a bellwether race for the midterm face-off between Democrats and Republicans in November.

Christie’s Trustworthiness Takes a Hit in New Jersey Poll 03/11/14

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie casts himself as a straight-talking everyman, but as scandal swirls around his administration, the number of state voters who see him as trustworthy has fallen dramatically, a poll said on […]

Obama, Hillary Join Forces to Raise Money for Democrats 03/11/14

President Barack Obama is bolstering his party’s campaign coffers, joining an ally of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to help the Democratic National Committee climb out of a worrisome deficit. It’s the latest […]

CBS Reporter Who Went After Obama Quits, Cites Bias 03/11/14

CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, who needled the Obama administration with her reporting on Solyndra, Benghazi, and Operation Fast and Furious, quit the network Monday.

Cruz: Proud to ‘Stand With Rand’ 03/11/14

Sen. Ted Cruz did some fence-mending Monday, dismissing divisions with tea party-approved colleague – and possible 2016 GOP presidential rival – Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, declaring he’d proudly stand with Rand. Although some would like […]

Contempt Case Against Ex-IRS Official Will Have to Wait 03/11/14

The House Oversight Committee probably won’t have enough time this week to consider contempt charges against retired IRS official Lois Lerner — tamping down a loud call for action after she clammed up about the […]

John Gizzi: Huckabee Tugs at Conservatives’ Hearts a la Reagan 03/10/14

Sen. Rand Paul may have won the straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference, but former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was the heart of the event, says Newsmax White House correspondent John Gizzi.

Rep. Blackburn: Government Wants ‘Control’ of Americans... 03/10/14

The Obama administration is exercising “every possible avenue” to monitor and control the lives of Americans, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn says.

USF Prof. Goldstein: Attack Ads on Vulnerable Dems Hit Marks 03/10/14

Attack ads targeting vulnerable Senate Democrats have hit early and hard, potentially giving their message an added, powerful punch with voters, University of San Francisco professor Ken Goldstein said Monday.

Republicans Press Medicare Attack in Congressional Elections 03/09/14

Republicans, looking for ways to turn November’s congressional elections into a referendum on President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, are trying to portray Obamacare as a danger to Medicare. The aim is to court one […]

Dems, GOP Test Fall Strategy in Florida House Race 03/09/14

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 […]

Obama Loses Top Aide Who Helped Him Manage the White House 03/09/14

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 […]

Longtime Obama Aide to Leave White House 03/08/14

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 […]

Kerry, Cruz and Crist Headline Gridiron Dinner 03/08/14

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 […]

Gov. Jerry Brown: ‘California Is Back’ 03/08/14

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.

Priebus, Scanlon Cheer Right-to-Work Advances 03/08/14

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 […]

Portman: Senate GOP Jobs Plan Will Restore Economy 03/08/14

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 […]

Rep. Brady Touts Friendship With Ways and Means Chair Rival Ryan 03/07/14

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 […]

Chris Matthews Insults CPAC as ‘Crazy Car’ 03/07/14

“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.

Bill de Blasio’s Poll Numbers Tumble in Third Month of First Ter... 03/07/14

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.

CPAC Minority Panel Attracts Few Listeners 03/07/14

The Conservative Political Action Conference held a discussion about GOP outreach to minorities — but it attracted almost no interest.

Huntsman: Christie May Be GOP Comeback Story 03/07/14

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may provide a comeback story for the Republican Pparty, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said.

Cardenas: CPAC Brings Optimistic Message From GOP 03/07/14

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.

Tom DeLay Returns to CPAC a ‘Humbled Man’ 03/07/14

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.

Alaska State Sen.: Public Shouldn’t Pay for Recreational Sex 03/07/14

JUNEAU, Alaska – A state senator says he doesn’t think access to contraception is a problem in Alaska.

Bill Would Let Paul Run for Two Offices at Same Time 03/07/14

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 […]

‘Democratic Socialist’ Bernie Sanders Considers Presidenti... 03/07/14

Sen. Bernie Sanders is considering joining the race for president in 2016, he confirmed in an interview published Thursday.

House Rejects Dem Effort to Condemn Issa’s Conduct 03/06/14

House Republicans have blocked an attempt by Democrats to chastise California Republican Darrell Issa for his conduct at a committee hearing.

Tea Party Makes Strong Showing in Texas Primaries 03/06/14

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 […]

Rep. Camp: Abolish the Alternative Minimum Tax 03/06/14

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).

Christie Urges Republicans to Promote Ideas Not Just Complaints 03/06/14

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 […]

Sen. Mike Lee Endorses NC Doctor for Senate 03/06/14

U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah has endorsed Republican Senate candidate Greg Brannon of North Carolina.

SC’s Tim Scott Loses Main Democratic Challenger 03/06/14

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina has just lost his chief Democratic opponent.

McConnell Brandishes Rifle at CPAC in Tribute to Retiring Sen. Coburn 03/06/14

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’ […]

Cotton: Senate Run Motivated by Desire to Protect Freedom 03/06/14

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.

Bernie Sanders: I’d be a Better President Than Hillary 03/06/14

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.

DeMint: Republicans Can Unite Around Conservative Ideas 03/06/14

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.

Cornyn, Sessions Defeat Tea Party Challengers in Texas Primaries 03/05/14

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 […]

Cornyn Romps to Victory in Senate Primary 03/05/14

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 to Have a Platform at Washington Times 03/05/14

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.

Judge Grants Restraining Order Against Congressman 03/05/14

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.

Christie Bloodied by Bridge-gate, Sandy Response 03/04/14

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 […]

Barrasso on Obama Budget: ‘Supersized’ Government 03/04/14

President Barack Obama likes government “supersized,” Sen. John Barrasso said Tuesday after the release of the White House’s 2015 budget proposal.

New Wisconsin Assembly Leader Elected After Kramer’s Ouster 03/04/14

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.

Rep. Gardner Entrance in Race Puts Colorado Sen. Udall on Ropes 03/04/14

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 […]

Scott Brown: Negative Ads Make Me Want to Run 03/04/14

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 […]

Mississippi’s Cochran Begins TV Ads for 7th Term 03/04/14

Republican Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran will begin his television advertising campaign Tuesday, Politico reported.

O’Reilly Bets Dinner With Carville That Sen. Landrieu Will Lose 03/03/14

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.

Cruz Steering Texas Republicans Further Right in Primary Fights 03/03/14

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.

Rubio Working to Bounce Back After Immigration Uproar 03/03/14

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 Chief: We Didn’t Endorse Steve Stockman 03/03/14

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 […]

Obamacare Spurs More GOP Senate Candidates 03/03/14

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.

Democrats Wooing White Male Voters as Midterms Near 03/03/14

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 in Tough Re-election Races Dodge Felon Voting Issue 03/03/14

Democrats facing close Senate re-election races are distancing themselves from proposals to allow convicted felons to regain voting rights after serving their sentences.

Lone Star State Launches Vital 2014 Primary Season 03/02/14

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’s Gov. Brown Not Sure if Legal Pot Is Good Plan 03/02/14

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 […]

Tea Party’s Pierson Challenges Pete Sessions on Amnesty Stance 03/02/14

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 […]

GOP Ex-Sen. Pressler Ties Comeback Bid to ‘American Hustle’... 03/02/14

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.

Obama Seeks to Avoid Drama With Election-Year Budget 03/01/14

Six years into his presidency, President Barack Obama is sending Congress a budget that for once does not herald a partisan legislative showdown.

Obama Challenges Congress to Help Create Jobs 03/01/14

Obama Plans Texas Fundraiser in April 03/01/14

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 […]

Political Novice Leading GOP Field in Ill. Governor’s Race 03/01/14

A political newcomer is leading the field of Republican candidates seeking to challenge Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn this fall.

Texas Rep. Brady to Challenge Paul Ryan for Ways and Means Chair 02/28/14

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.

Rep. Steve King: It’s My Job to Stop Democrats’ Bad Ideas 02/28/14

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 […]

U.S. Chamber Goes on Offensive in Florida Congressional Race 02/28/14

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 […]

Veto of Religious Freedom Bill Makes Others Less Likely to Pass 02/28/14

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.

Rand Paul: Disagree With Obama, But Don’t Call Him Names 02/28/14

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.

Paul: Disagree With Obama, But Don’t Call Him Names 02/28/14

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 […]

Obama Froze Biden Out After Gay-Marriage Gaffe 02/28/14

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 Officially Joins Race for Congress 02/28/14

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 […]

Sabato: Polls Look Good For GOP to Gain Seats, Control Senate 02/28/14

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.

Wall Street Donors to GOP: Stop Camp’s Tax Plan or Lose Our Mone... 02/28/14

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 […]

Tea Party Toasts Five Years in Politics 02/28/14

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.

Veteran Democratic Rep. Ed Pastor to Retire 02/27/14

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 […]

Cornyn: Lawsuit Could Be ‘Body Blow’ to Obamacare 02/27/14

Texas Sen. John Cornyn is filing a friend of the court brief in a doctor’s lawsuit seeking to overturn Obamacare.

Soldier Who Helped Nab Saddam Running for Congress 02/27/14

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 Gov. Jerry Brown to Run For Re-Election 02/27/14

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.

Texas’ Wendy Davis Raises Cash From Abortion-Rights Activists 02/26/14

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.

Brewer Holds Meetings With Both Sides Over Gay Rights Bill 02/26/14

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 […]

Thune: GOP Ideas Would Flourish If We Controlled Senate 02/26/14

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 […]

Martha McSally Ready to ‘Break Stereotypes’ in Arizona 02/26/14

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 Expected to Candidacy to Replace Retiring Husband 02/26/14

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.

Lindsey Graham, McCain: Military Cuts ‘DOA’ in Senate 02/26/14

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 […]

Obama ‘Least Accessible’ of Presidents, WH Correspondents... 02/26/14

Several of the most venerable White House correspondents agree that Barack Obama is the least accessible to the media of any modern president.

McConnell: Bill Clinton ‘Really Good for Me’ 02/26/14

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.

Christie Proposes Largest N.J. Budget as Pension Expenses Soar 02/26/14

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 […]

Poll: Pennsylvania’s Republican Governor Faces Tough Re-election 02/26/14

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 […]

Obama, Boehner to Meet Tuesday on ‘Broad Set of Issues’ 02/25/14

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 […]

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick Hints Presidential Bid Possible 02/25/14

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 […]

Jeb Bush: Hillary and I Must Overcome Last Names if We Run 02/24/14

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’s Langone Defends GOP Support for Democrat Cuomo 02/24/14

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.

Ted Nugent Reloads, Compares Obamacare to Nazism 02/24/14

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.

Ex-Fla. State Rep. Kreegel: As a Doctor, I See Obamacare’s Failu... 02/24/14

Former Florida State Rep. Paige Kreegel, a medical doctor, says he is seeing the negative impact of Obamacare first-hand in his practice.

Va. State Sen. Martin Calls Pregnant Women ‘Hosts’ 02/24/14

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.

Deborah Dingell Faces Battle to Replace Retiring Husband 02/24/14

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.

Conservative Hollywood Activist to Challenge GOP Rep. Paul Cook 02/24/14

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 […]

Poll: Abbott Leads Davis by 11 Points in Texas Gov Race 02/24/14

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.

Desperate Landrieu Looks for Independent, GOP Support 02/23/14

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 […]

Governors of Both Parties Glad to Be Rid of Sequestration 02/23/14

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 […]

RNC Chairman Priebus: ‘Big Changes’ Ahead for GOP 02/23/14

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.

Romney to Join Christie at Boston Fundraiser 02/22/14

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.

Home Renting Sen. Roberts’ Poll Numbers Take a Hit 02/22/14

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.

Kansas Gov. Brownback to Voters: Don’t Try ‘Blue-State Mod... 02/22/14

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.

Rep. Gohmert: New PAC Protects Tea Party From GOP Establishment 02/21/14

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 […]

Bill Clinton Will Campaign for McConnell Challenger 02/21/14

Former President Bill Clinton will campaign for Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes starting next week.

GOP Strategist Frank Luntz Jumps From Politics to Sports 02/21/14

Republican pollster and strategist Frank Luntz is leaving politics for the world of sports, joining Fox Sports 1 as an analyst.

Democrats Eye Georgia Senate Seat as Pickup From GOP 02/21/14

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.

Ready for Hillary PAC Reaching Out to Black Women 02/21/14

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 […]

Kerry Taps Old Friend for State Department Post 02/21/14

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.

Michele Bachmann: Americans Aren’t Ready for a Female President 02/21/14

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 […]

McConnell Challenger Causes Uproar With Gay Marriage Comment 02/21/14

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.

Jeb Bush’s Son Courts Fellow Hispanics in Texas 02/20/14

The son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is campaigning to persuade Hispanic voters to support him and the Republican Party.

Ex-Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards to Run for Congress 02/20/14

Octogenarian Edwin Edwards told Bloomberg News that he is running to represent Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District.

Senate Hopefuls Collected $500K a Day Last Year 02/20/14

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 […]

Coulter: ‘Shysters’ Claiming to Represent Tea Party Hurt G... 02/20/14

Ann Coulter says she supports the tea party but isn’t convinced all the people who claim the title are legitimate.

Palin’s First 2014 Endorsements: Pierson and Abbott in Texas 02/20/14

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, […]

Abbott Drops Nugent from Campaign, Won’t Condemn Remarks 02/19/14

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.

Dem Candidate for DA in Texas: Domestic Violence ‘Overrated̵... 02/19/14

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.

Dem Strategist Sheinkopf: Obama to Blame for ‘Chaos’ in Uk... 02/19/14

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. Denham: House Will Vote on Immigration This Year 02/19/14

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. Gohmert Starts PAC for Conservatives in Fall Races 02/19/14

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.

Ex-Rep. Baca Calls Ex-Foe a ‘Bimbo’ as She Declines to Run... 02/19/14

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.

Ryan in NH: I’m Keeping Options Open for 2016 02/19/14

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.

Cochran: I Don’t Know Much About Tea Party 02/18/14

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.”

Santorum: I Want to Stay in Mix for 2016 Presidential Election 02/18/14

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 […]

Forbes’ Ungar: Romney May Run If Hillary Doesn’t 02/18/14

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.

Liberal Democrat Rush Holt to Retire From House 02/18/14

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 […]

GOP Senatorial Committee Raises $4.62 Million in January 02/18/14

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.

Gary Miller’s Calif. House Seat Likely Will Fall to Democrats 02/18/14

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 […]

Democrats Slam Texas AG Abbott for Teaming Up With Ted Nugent 02/18/14

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.

GOP Mega-donors Seek Larger Role in Party’s Direction 02/18/14

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 […]

Mitch McConnell: I Protected Nation from Default 02/16/14

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 Launches New Attack Ad on NC’s Hagan 02/15/14

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.

Left-Right Squeeze May Save McConnell 02/15/14

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 […]

Obama Beats Drum for Minimum Wage Increase 02/15/14

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.

‘None of Your Damn Business:’ Dem Governor Rebukes Harry R... 02/15/14

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 […]

Greta Slams Longshot GOP Candidate as ‘Jerk’ for McConnell... 02/15/14

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.

Kansas Sen. Roberts Fires Back at Milton Wolf Supporters 02/15/14

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 Democrat Sink Rejects NBC’s Todd as Debate Moderator 02/14/14

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 Governor’s Race Heats Up as Davis Rips Abbott on Same-Sex... 02/14/14

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.

Arizona Rep. Gosar to Have Hip-Replacement Surgery 02/14/14

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.

Obama Seeks to Ease Election-Year Strains with Democrats 02/14/14

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.

Cruz, Lee Introduce Bill to Protect States’ Rights on Marriage 02/13/14

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.

Corker Defends Volkswagen Union Intervention 02/13/14

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 GOP Rep. Doc Hastings to Step Down 02/13/14

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.

San Diego Mayoral Win Offers GOP a Roadmap for Victory 02/13/14

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 […]

Chamber: McConnell ‘True Champion for Free Enterprise’ 02/13/14

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, […]

Poll: Cuomo Would Top Trump, Astorino in NY Gov Race 02/13/14

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 […]

McCain: Future US President Will Apologize For ‘Failure’ i... 02/13/14

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.

Ad With Gay GOP House Candidate’s Partner a First 02/13/14

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 […]

Abducted Grandchildren Behind Gary Miller’s Decision to Leave Co... 02/13/14

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 2014 Races Increasingly Competitive 02/12/14

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 Spends Millions Opposing NC Dem Hagan 02/12/14

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.

Outspoken Chinese Scholar Joins US Think Tank 02/12/14

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 […]

GOP, Democrats Dump Divisive Issues in Advance of Elections 02/12/14

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.

Pelosi Works to Attract Women to Vote Democrat 02/12/14

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.

David Axelrod: Don’t Count Out Chris Christie 02/12/14

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 […]

Sen. Graham Touts Conservative Values in Campaign Ads 02/12/14

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.

Sarah Palin Added to CPAC Speakers List 02/12/14

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.

Charlie Crist: Some Opposition to Obama Race-based 02/12/14

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.

Boehner to Obama: Where Are the Jobs? 02/11/14

House Speaker John Boehner charged on Tuesday that Americans are “tired of asking the question, ‘Where are the jobs?’”

Club For Growth Files Civil Rights Suit Against Wisconsin Investigator... 02/11/14

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 […]

Cruz: Debt Limit Rise Should Be Tied to Budget Cuts 02/10/14

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 […]

Obama Appointing More Inexperienced Diplomats as Political Favors 02/10/14

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 […]

Begich’s Alaska Senate Seat Ripe for Republican Pickup 02/10/14

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.

NY Conservative Party Backing Astorino, Says Trump Won’t Run 02/10/14

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.

Rove Super PAC Goes After Montana’s Walsh 02/10/14

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.

California’s Electoral Reform Sees Rise of One-Party Elections 02/10/14

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, […]

Cruz: ‘Think Bigger’ on Energy Than Keystone Pipeline 02/10/14

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 […]

GOP Forms Opposition Research Group in Response to Democrats 02/10/14

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.

Pataki Blasts de Blasio as ‘Hypocrite’ Over Donations 02/10/14

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 […]

Potential GOP Presidential Candidates Covet Romney’s Fundraising... 02/09/14

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 […]

Liberals Closely Watching Hillary Clinton to Move Left 02/09/14

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 […]

Suit Challenging Ariz. Gov’s Medicaid Plan Tossed 02/08/14

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 […]

Vulnerable Democrats Try to Have it Both Ways on Obamacare 02/08/14

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 […]

Rand Paul Asks George P. Bush How to Reach Hispanic Voters 02/08/14

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 Senate Campaign Spent More Than it Took In Before End 02/08/14

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 Bullock Picks Lt. Gov to Replace Baucus 02/07/14

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 […]

As Expected, Walsh Appointed to Baucus’ Senate Seat 02/07/14

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.

Survey: Cruz Only Fourth ‘Most Conservative’ Senator 02/07/14

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas only came in fourth place in a new survey of the most conservative senators in the nation.

Democrats Hope Marijuana Votes Will Boost Candidates 02/07/14

Democrats – and political pundits – are buzzing that medical marijuana initiatives on midterm ballots may give the party a boost.

David Axelrod: Dem Candidates Need Independence From Obama to Win 02/07/14

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.

Nan Hayworth to Launch Comeback House Bid 02/07/14

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 […]

Quinnipiac Poll: Colorado Dem Sen. Udall Faces Re-Election Battle 02/07/14

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.

Krauthammer: Republicans Should Talk Policy, Not ‘Libido’ 02/06/14

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.

GOP Rising Star McMorris Rodgers Denies Funds’ Misuse Allegation... 02/06/14

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.

Rand Paul: Libertarian Doesn’t Mean ‘Libertine’ 02/06/14

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, …

Black Caucus Still Unhappy Over Obama Judicial Picks 02/06/14

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 […]

Clay Aiken’s First Ad: Heavy on Sentiment and Soft Sell 02/06/14

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. […]

Rove: Republicans Have Good Chance to Win Senate Control 02/06/14

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 […]

Rick Santelli: Tea Party Thriving Despite GOP Turmoil 02/05/14

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.

House Republicans Unveil Website on Benghazi Investigation 02/05/14

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.

Rep. Pitts: Report on ACA Shows ‘How False’ Obama Promises... 02/05/14

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 […]

Study: 10 US States Eye Internet Gambling Bills 02/05/14

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 […]

NC Conservatives Call Out Tillis for Avoiding Candidate Forums 02/05/14

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 […]

GOP Eyes Scott Walker for 2016 as Christie’s Star Fades 02/05/14

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, […]

AFP Debuts New Ad to Defeat Ark. Sen. Pryor 02/04/14

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 […]

Vulnerable Democrats Push Obama to OK Keystone Oil Pipeline 02/04/14

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.

Scott Brown on Political Future: ‘I’m Going to Play a Role... 02/04/14

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.

Jeb Bush Does Ad for House Candidate David Jolly in Florida 02/04/14

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.

Texas Democrat Davis’ Gov. Campaign Unscathed Despite Resumé Ru... 02/04/14

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 […]

Ford O’Connell’s Plan for GOP 2016 Victory: Do What Obama... 02/04/14

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.

Obamacare Glitches May Give Mass. GOP an Edge in November 02/04/14

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 […]

Crist: GOP has been Hijacked by the Tea Party 02/04/14

Former Florida GOP Gov. Charlie Crist says he became a Democrat after the Republican Party was “hijacked by the tea party.”

GOP Govs. Walker, Snyder, Kasich Have Big Campaign War Chests 02/04/14

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 […]

Democrat Rep. Rob Andrews of NJ Resigning Amid Probe 02/04/14

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 […]

Christie Invited to CPAC After 2013 Snub 02/03/14

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.

GOP Looks to Use Troubled State Health Exchanges Against Democrats 02/03/14

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 […]

Obama Interview Reaction: He Even Dodged Super Bowl Prediction 02/02/14

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.

Hill: Rubio Gaining as GOP Establishment’s Preferred 2016 Choice 02/02/14

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 […]

Rand Paul: NSA Scandal Could Attract Young Voters to GOP 02/01/14

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 […]

Republican Lawmakers: Obama Must Back Bills We’ve Already Passed 02/01/14

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 […]

Sen. Menendez Sets up Fund for Ethics, Justice Probes 02/01/14

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 […]

Should Christie Step Down As Head of GOP Governors? 02/01/14

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 Gov. Walker Outpaces Democrat Challenger in Fundraising 02/01/14

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.

Waxman Retirement Ignites Scramble for California Congressional Seat 02/01/14

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 […]

Quinnipiac Poll: Florida GOP Favors Bush as Christie Support Slips 01/31/14

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 […]

Wisc. Gov. Walker Flush With Cash for Re-election Bid 01/31/14

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 Has Commanding Lead in Nebraska GOP Senate Primary 01/31/14

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 […]

Obama Hurting Landrieu Brother and Sister Races in Louisiana 01/31/14

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 […]

Pelosi: I’m Not Retiring, ‘My Work Is Not Finished’ 01/31/14

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 […]

Bloomberg’s New Role: UN Climate Change Envoy 01/31/14

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 Even With Jeanne Shaheen in NH Poll 01/30/14

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.

Boehner: Obama Needs to ‘Stand Up and Lead’ on Trade Issue 01/30/14

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.

Columnist Taranto: SOTU Shows Democrats are Scuffling 01/30/14

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 […]

Another $4 Million in Outside Money Heading to Florida Race 01/30/14

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 […]

Michigan Republicans Work to Oust ‘Extremists’ From Party 01/30/14

Mainstream activists in the Michigan Republican Party are going after what they call the “extremists” among them.

David Jolly Gets GOP Ad Boost in Key Fla. House Race 01/30/14

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 […]

Palin: Obama Turning Nation of ‘We the People’ into ‘... 01/30/14

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.

McMorris Rodgers Seen as Rising Star After SOTU Response 01/30/14

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 […]

NY Rep. Grimm Apologizes to Reporter for Threat 01/29/14

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 […]

Biden Eyes 2016 Run, Depending on Field of Candidates 01/29/14

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 […]

New Ad Blasts Florida’s Crist for ‘Running Away’ 01/29/14

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 […]

Bush Speechwriter Accuses Obama of Plagiarism 01/29/14

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.

GOP Readies to Take Obama to Court Over Executive Orders 01/29/14

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 […]

House Republicans Try Out TED Talk at their Retreat 01/29/14

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.

Coulter Tweets: GOP Needs to Stop Hiring Speech Coaches 01/29/14

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 […]

Christie’s Team Ran His Reelection Campaign with an Eye on 2016 01/29/14

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 […]

NY Congressman Threatens Reporter at Capitol 01/29/14

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 […]

Red State Democrats Critical of Obama After SOTU 01/29/14

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.

Rove: Both Parties Want Presidential Hopefuls Focused on 2014 01/28/14

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.

Fla. Rep. Radel, on Probation in Cocaine Case, Quits Congress 01/27/14

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.

Marquette Poll: Scott Walker Pulls Away From Democrat Burke 01/27/14

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.

Rasmussen Poll: NC Dem Hagan Trails Two GOP Rivals for Senate 01/27/14

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.

Steve King: ‘State of Union’ Will Be Used to Split GOP 01/27/14

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.

GOP Sens. Burr, Coburn and Hatch Offer Obamacare Alternative 01/27/14

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 […]

Pew Poll: Democrats More Bipartisan, GOP More Extreme 01/27/14

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 […]

Clay Pell, Husband of Michelle Kwan, to Run for Rhode Island Gov. 01/27/14

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 […]

GOP Group Has $50 Million in Bank for Gubernatorial Races 01/27/14

The Republican Governor’s Association is flush with $50 million in cash to bankroll GOP candidates in the November elections, USA Today reported Monday.

Eric Cantor’s Path to Speaker’s Job Opens Up 01/25/14

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, […]

Arizona GOP Censures John McCain for ‘Liberal’ Record 01/25/14

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 Cry Foul Over Obama Intimidation of Critics 01/25/14

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.

Iowa Supporters Encourage Hillary to Run for President in 2016 01/25/14

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 […]

Sen. Blunt: Obama Needs to Come Clean on His ‘Failed’ Poli... 01/25/14

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 […]

Foes of Obama Trade Pacts Mostly Fellow Democrats 01/25/14

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 […]

Daschle: Obama Needs to ‘Show Energy’ in State of Union 01/25/14

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle said that President Barack Obama needed to “show energy” in his State of the Union address on Monday.

RNC United Around New Nominating Rules 01/25/14

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.

Lindsey Graham’s ‘Pro-Gun’ Challenger to Raffle Off... 01/24/14

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.

Cain Defends Tea Party Against Schumer’s ‘Out of TouchR... 01/24/14

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 […]

Limbaugh Says Liberalism Killing CNN Ratings 01/24/14

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.

NRCC: Gwen Graham’s Donors Look Like Cast of ‘Celebrity Re... 01/24/14

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 […]

Steele: Many Republicans Getting ‘Fed Up’ With How GOP Pre... 01/24/14

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.

Murray Warns GOP: Democrats ‘Will Not Negotiate’ Debt Limi... 01/24/14

Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray is standing firm against concessions in exchange for raising the debt limit.

Rand Paul Will Deliver Own State of the Union Response 01/24/14

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, […]

Paul Ryan: I Don’t Want to Be House Speaker 01/24/14

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, NH to Retain Top Spots in New GOP Rules 01/24/14

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.

Larry Sabato: GOP has 50-50 Chance at Controlling Senate in November 01/24/14

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 Challenger Gains on Thad Cochran in Fundraising 01/23/14

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 Backs Tea Party Challenger to McConnell in Ky. Primary 01/23/14

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’s Perkins Sizing Up Louisiana Senate Sea... 01/23/14

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 […]

De Blasio: ‘More Could Have Been Done’ on Snow 01/22/14

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 […]

PPP Poll: Fla. Gov. Rick Scott Now in Dead Heat With Crist 01/22/14

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 […]

Steve Lonegan: Christie ‘Absolutely Should Not’ Quit Headi... 01/22/14

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.

Rutgers Poll: Democrats, Bridge-Users Deserting Christie 01/22/14

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.

GOP Ad Attacks Florida Liberal Alex Sink’s Bid for Congress 01/22/14

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.

Throat Cancer Survivor’s TV Ads Tout McConnell 01/22/14

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.

Crist Pins Hopes on Obama in Florida Governor’s Bid 01/22/14

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.

Sen. Warner Clear Favorite Over GOP’s Gillespie in Virginia Race 01/21/14

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.

Joe Trippi: Primary Battle Could Damage Hillary 01/21/14

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.

Hillary Crushes Christie in New Presidential Poll 01/21/14

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.

Sen. Mike Lee Will Deliver Tea Party Response to State of the Union 01/21/14

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.

Scott Walker: Tough Decisions Have Paid Off Economically 01/21/14

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 Gov’s Race Heats Up Over Davis’ Life Story 01/21/14

Texas Democrat Wendy Davis is attempting to blame her Republican gubernatorial opponent Greg Abbott for triggering the controversy over alleged inaccuracies in her biography.

David Vitter to Run for Louisiana Governor 01/21/14

Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter has announced that he will be a candidate in Louisiana’s 2015 governor’s race.

Parties Plan to Escalate Abortion Issue in 2014 Elections 01/21/14

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.

WSJ: GOP Making Bold, Massive Bid to Take Senate 01/21/14

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 […]

Va. Quickly Emerging as Key in Gay Marriage Fight 01/19/14

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 […]

3 Gay Republicans Trying to Make Election History 01/19/14

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 […]

Cuomo: Pro-Lifers ‘Have No Place’ in New York 01/18/14

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.

Rep. Marlin Stutzman: Time for Dems to Move on Jobs Bills 01/18/14

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 […]

Istook: Democrat Will Be ‘Sacrificial Lamb’ for Coburn Sea... 01/18/14

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 […]

Mary Matalin: Republicans Must Be ‘Loud and Proud’ About I... 01/17/14

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 […]

Cheney’s Departure Leaves Enzi with $1.8M, No Opponent 01/17/14

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 […]

Ex-Ambassador to Malta on Facebook: I Want to Be Hillary’s VP 01/17/14

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!

Robert Gates: Security Issues Key to Benghazi Tragedy 01/17/14

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 Gov. Candidate Bows Out of Primary 01/17/14

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 […]

WSJ’s Strassel: Dems Working to Silence Tea Party 01/17/14

Democrats are trying to make sure conservative groups are silenced in the 2014 midterm elections, says Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel.

Pelosi Dismisses Talk That Democrats Can’t Win House 01/17/14

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. […]

Trump: ‘I Can Put Up $200 Million’ If I Run for NY Gov. 01/17/14

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 […]

Fmr. Senator Bob Graham in Cuba for Environmental Talks 01/16/14

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 […]

Granite State GOPers Eagerly Eye Scott Brown for U.S. Senate 01/16/14

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 […]

GOProud Founder LaSalvia: Bigoted Party ‘Isn’t Worth Savin... 01/16/14

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.

GOP Rep. McKeon Emotionally Announces Retirement, Blames Gridlock 01/16/14

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 […]

Ex-GOP Chief Ed Gillespie Challenges Va. Sen. Mark Warner 01/16/14

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.

Poll: Christie Support Jumps in NH Despite Bridge-gate 01/16/14

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.

Ay, Chihuahua! California Politician Plays It for Laughs 01/16/14

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 […]

Mike Huckabee: GOP Should Stop Using Term RINO 01/16/14

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 […]

Camp to Push Tax Reform at House GOP Retreat 01/16/14

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.

Christie’s Weekend Florida Trip Will Test Presidential Waters 01/16/14

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 […]

Big Money in Play in Texas Gubernatorial Race 01/15/14

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, […]

Jolly Wins Florida GOP Primary to Replace Bill Young 01/15/14

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 […]

Wasserman Schultz Prepares Democrat Welcome for Christie in Florida 01/15/14

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 […]

Owens Becomes Third House Democrat To Announce Retirement 01/14/14

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.

Dem Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney to Marry Partner 01/14/14

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 Dragging Down Sen. Hagan’s Popularity in NC: Poll 01/14/14

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.

Americans for Prosperity Airs First Attack Ads in Senate Race 01/14/14

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…

Fall Forecast: GOP Will Bask in Bigger House Majority 01/14/14

With 25 congressmen retiring or seeking another office in 2014, two top experts predict that Republicans will add to their majority in the House.

Americans Blame ‘Policies of the Present’ for Economic Woe... 01/14/14

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 […]

Condoleezza Rice To Headline NRCC March Dinner 01/14/14

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will headline the National Republican Congressional Committee’s annual dinner in March, the group announced Tuesday.

Drive Would Put Legalizing Marijuana on Mass. Ballot in 2016 01/13/14

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 […]

Poll: Republican Land Leads Peters in Michigan Senate Race 01/13/14

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 […]

Pelosi Ally George Miller to Retire From Congress After 40 Years 01/13/14

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 […]

GOP Primary Battle to Replace Young Taking Toll on Party 01/13/14

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 […]

Lhota Adviser Charges US Ambassador Broke Law Helping de Blasio 01/13/14

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 […]

RI Gov. Candidate Discloses 1989 Fatal Car Crash 01/13/14

A leading candidate for Rhode Island governor disclosed on Monday that he was responsible for a crash that killed a man 25 years ago.

McConnell: Reid Has Killed Senate Bipartisanship 01/13/14

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.

Cruz: Democrats Protect Obama’s ‘Lawlessness’ 01/13/14

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.

Anti-Obama Mood Hurts Dems in Arkansas Senate Race 01/13/14

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 […]

NYC’s de Blasio Set to Unveil Most Sweeping Liberal Agenda in a... 01/12/14

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 […]

McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech 01/11/14

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,…

Trump to New York GOP: I’ll Run for Governor if We Skip Primary 01/11/14

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 […]

Rep. Darrell Issa Heads to New Hampshire 01/11/14

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.

Ark. Lt. Gov. Mark Darr: I’ll Resign Over Ethics Case 01/11/14

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 […]

AP: GOP Strategist Gillespie to Run for Senate in Virginia 01/11/14

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 Resigns Over Ethics Violations 01/11/14

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.

Florida’s David Jolly Leads in GOP Congressional Primary Polls 01/10/14

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.

Pro-Obama PAC Lines Up New Team to Lead Effort for Clinton 01/10/14

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.

Palin Says Her New Show Won’t be Overtly Political 01/10/14

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 Sen. Begich Skips Jobless Vote for Hawaii Speech 01/10/14

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 […]

Sen. Rubio Supports Delay in Flood Insurance Rate Hikes 01/10/14

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.

Pelosi More Focused on Fate of 49ers than Christie’s Bridge-Gate 01/10/14

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 […]

Frank Luntz: I Sold Polling Business Because I Did All I Can 01/10/14

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.

Rove: Bridge-gate Apology Was ‘Classic Christie’ 01/10/14

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.”

Republicans Blast ‘Promise Zones’ as Too Little Too Late 01/09/14

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 […]

Political Analyst Ron Christie: Hillary is Big Loser in Bridge-gate 01/09/14

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 […]

Udall Reportedly Sought to Downplay Colo. Cancellation Numbers 01/09/14

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

Sen. Rubio: Democrats’ ‘Answer to Everything’ Is Sen... 01/09/14

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 […]

Senate Conservatives Fund Leader Stirs Up Republican Anger 01/09/14

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.

Va. Democrat Compares Tea Party to Criminals 01/09/14

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, […]

Farewell:Va. Gov. McDonnell Apologizes After Gift Scandal 01/09/14

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 […]

Revelations on Late Rep. Bill Young May Hurt Chosen Successor 01/09/14

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. Gohmert: Gates’ Memoir Shows ‘What We’ve Expect... 01/08/14

Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas says former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ new memoir exposes the ineffectual leadership ofPresident Barack Obama.

Bill Kristol: Robert Gates’ Bombshell Could Hurt Obama, Hillary 01/08/14

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 […]

NY Court Allows ‘Close Friends’ to Adopt Child 01/08/14

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.

McConnell: Senate ‘Can Be Better’ If GOP Takes Control 01/08/14

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.

President? NY Governor? Trump Inches Toward Decision on Running 01/08/14

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 […]

Democrats’ NH Ad Targets Ex-Mass. Sen. Brown, Who’s Not Ru... 01/08/14

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, […]

McCain Faces Censure Vote in Ariz. for Backing Democrats 01/08/14

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 […]

Gerlach’s Exit Gives Boost for Democrat’s Bid to Regain Ho... 01/07/14

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. Radel Hires Top Ethics Lawyer to Advise Him on Cocaine Inquiry 01/07/14

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 […]

Commentary’s Tobin: GOP Should Be Wary of Democrats House Push 01/07/14

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 […]

McCain: Looking ‘Very Seriously’ at Re-election Bid 01/07/14

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.

Speculation Abounds on What’s Next for Liz Cheney 01/07/14

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.

Rove on Hillary ’16: ‘First Woman President’ Not Eno... 01/07/14

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.

Hugh Hewitt: Potential ’16 GOP Candidates Should Open Fire on Hi... 01/06/14

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.

Rep. Gerlach to Retire, Leaving GOP House Seat Open 01/06/14

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 […]

Club for Growth Calls on Senators to Reject Unemployment Extension 01/06/14

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.

Moderate Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Gerlach to Retire 01/06/14

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 […]

Dual Roles of Tea Party Foe LaTourette Raises Issues About Lobbying 01/05/14

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 […]

Costly Rail Project Threatens Calif. Gov. Brown’s Re-election 01/05/14

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 Star Seagal Mulls Ariz. Governor Bid 01/05/14

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 […]

15 Bills Seek to Repeal Military Pension Cuts 01/04/14

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.

Sununu Sees House Republicans Giving Immigrants Legal Path 01/04/14

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 […]

Bipartisan Push for Sentencing Changes Underway in Congress 01/04/14

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 […]

Outside Money Can Be Key Factor in 2014 Elections 01/04/14

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.

Obamacare Casts Long Shadow Over 2014 for President 01/04/14

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 […]

Rep. Gregg Harper: Senate Must Pass Pediatric Research Bill 01/04/14

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 […]

Ex-NJ GOP Senate Candidate Lonegan Running for House Seat 01/04/14

Conservative former GOP Senate candidate Steve Lonegan says he’ll make a run for a House seat from South Jersey.

Embattled Florida Congressman Radel to Return to Capitol Hill 01/03/14

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. […]

Senate Conservatives Fund Puts $2 Million into 5 Candidates 01/03/14

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.

Christie Pulls NJ Supreme Court Nominee in Feud With Democrats 01/03/14

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 […]

Potential Democratic Challenger to Tennessee Gov. Haslam Drops Out 01/03/14

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.

American Idol Clay Aiken May Challenge NC GOP Rep. Ellmers 01/03/14

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.

Steve King: I’m Last Target Standing for Liberals 01/03/14

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.

NC Politician Writes Resignation Letter in Klingon 01/03/14

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 […]

De Blasio Plan to Tax NYC’s Wealthy Faces State Roadblocks 01/03/14

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: Rep. Darrell Issa ‘Conservative of the Year’ 01/03/14

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 Stevenot to Take on Ohio Gov. Kasich 01/02/14

Tea party leader Ted Stevenot is set to announce he’s going to challenge incumbent John Kasich in the Republican primary for Ohio governor.

Rick Perry: Obamacare’s ‘Delays, Deceit and Debacles’... 01/02/14

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, […]

Special Elections Give Dems Chance to Control Va. Senate 01/02/14

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.

Study: In Politics, You are What You Drink 01/02/14

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 Expected to Be Divisive 01/02/14

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.

Four Red-State Democrats on The Hot Seat in 2014 01/02/14

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.

GOP’s New Year’s Resolution: ‘Welcoming New People&#... 01/01/14

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 Urges Congress to Renew Unemployment Benefit Extension 01/01/14

Hillary Clinton has joined the growing chorus of support for extending federal jobless benefits with a Twitter post urging Congress to act.

‘Fluke’ Rep. Bentivolio Faces Stiff Primary Challenge 01/01/14

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 […]

Rep. Wolf to Kerry: Bring in G.W. Bush to Settle South Sudan 12/31/13

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.

Texas Republicans Lose 3 Major Donors in 2013 12/31/13

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 […]

Ted Cruz Hints He Might Vote for ‘Terrific’ Rick Perry in... 12/30/13

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.

Dems Try to Keep Emphasis Off Obamacare for 2014 Elections 12/30/13

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 […]

Democrats Are Warned About ‘Duck Dynasty’ Reactions 12/30/13

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.

Gallup: Americans Rank Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton as Most Admired 12/30/13

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 […]

Christie’s Star Dims as Stories of Bullying, Double Dealing Emer... 12/30/13

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 […]

San Diego’s Acting Mayor Fixing ‘Mess’ Left By Filne... 12/30/13

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.

Cuomo Fighting de Blasio over NYC Council Speaker 12/30/13

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, GOP Supporter Harold Simmons Dead at 82 12/30/13

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.

At a Glance: Seven Contested Senate GOP Primaries 12/30/13

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 […]

Cruz Takes Action to Renounce Canadian Citizenship 12/29/13

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.

South Dakota’s Larry Pressler Running for Senate Again, as Indep... 12/29/13

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 Looking at Several Routes to Senate Majority 12/29/13

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 […]

Top Ohio Republicans Face Down Intraparty Critics 12/29/13

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 […]

Obama’s Presidency Beset by Fits, Starts in Year 5 12/29/13

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 […]

Top Ohio Republicans Face Intraparty Critics 12/28/13

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 […]

GOP Governors Defend Edge over Democrats in 2014 12/28/13

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.

Weiner Hints He May Be Considering Another Political Run 12/27/13

Scandal-scarred ex-Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner says he may just give politics another go-around.

Buchanan: Custer Was Better Prepared for Battle Than Today’s GOP 12/27/13

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.

Spitzer’s Girlfriend May Get Dumped from NY Mayor’s Staff 12/27/13

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.

Obamacare Becoming Battle of Buzzwords 12/27/13

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 […]

Krauthammer: Hillary ‘Weak’ Opponent for GOP in 2016 12/26/13

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 […]

Poll: Christie Slightly Ahead of Clinton for White House in 2016 12/26/13

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 […]

Trump Dubbed ‘Conservative Rockefeller’ for New York Gover... 12/26/13

Donald Trump is reportedly getting encouragement to run against incumbent Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo from Republican state lawmakers and Conservative Party leaders.

Obama Behind Congressional Dems’ Sinking Ship: CNN Poll 12/26/13

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.

Tea Party Group Runs Obamacare Ads Against Freshman Reps 12/26/13

Americans for Prosperity has released TV ads against two freshman congressmen to hold them accountable for supporting Obamacare.

Cruz Eyes Revenge Against Obama at Gridiron Dinner 12/26/13

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 […]

Walker Ponders Major Tax Reform for Wisconsin 12/26/13

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he is open to major tax overhauls in his February 2015 budget, including eliminating or reducing state income taxes.

Gov. Haley: Santa Gave Me Gun for Christmas 12/26/13

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 […]

Fla. Republicans Still Want Radel to Resign 12/26/13

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 […]

Health Care Tactics Split Republican Senate Rivals 12/26/13

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.

Christie Has History of Bullying, Petty Attacks 12/24/13

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 […]

McConnell’s Christmas-themed Campaign Ad Hits Obama, Grimes 12/24/13

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 […]

Salahi to Run as Republican for Va. Congressional Seat 12/24/13

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.

Obamacare Critic Manchin: Democratic Success in Republican State 12/24/13

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 […]

Oldest Rep. Plans One Last Term in Congress at 90 12/24/13

Republican Rep. Ralph Hall has announced that he’s preparing for a final run in Congress at the grand old age of 91.

New Super PACs Challenge Rove Dominance 12/24/13

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.

Paul Celebrates ‘Festivus’ with a Few Small Grievances 12/24/13

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.

Fact-checkers: Christie Wrong About ‘Dedicated’ GW Bridge... 12/23/13

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.

CNN’s Dana Bash to Rep. Eric Cantor: Happy Holidays! 12/23/13

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 […]

Gov. Walker: Rep. Ryan "Acting More Like a Governor" 12/23/13

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.”

CNN, Gallup: Support for Obamacare Plunges to Record Lows 12/23/13

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 […]

Obamacare Woes Heat Up Maryland’s Democratic Race for Governor 12/23/13

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.

Trump Says Decision on NY Governor’s Run Coming in Jan. 12/23/13

Donald Trump says he’ll decide next month whether to run for governor of New York against incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo.

Obamacare Fiasco Fallout Tightens Key Senate Races 12/23/13

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.

Democratic Frontrunner to Fill Baucus Senate Seat 12/23/13

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 […]

Obamacare Debacle Tightens Key Senate Races 12/23/13

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 […]

Amash: Obama’s Executive Orders Set Dangerous Precedent 12/23/13

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.

Huckabee: 50/50 Odds on 2016 Presidential Run 12/22/13

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 […]

Arkansas Democrats Campaign on Clinton Legacy 12/22/13

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, […]

Congress Eyes Spy Review in Surveillance Logjam 12/22/13

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 […]

Wendy Davis Gets Fundraising Boost from Elizabeth Warren 12/22/13

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.

Harry Reid: Boehner Will Tackle Immigration Reform Next Year 12/21/13

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 […]

Glenn Beck Calls Chris Christie ‘a Fat Nightmare’ 12/21/13

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck blasted Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday, calling him “a fat nightmare” and labeling him as a progressive.

Christie Leads 7 GOP Contenders in Mississippi Presidential Poll 12/21/13

Gov. Chris Christie leads seven other potential GOP contenders for the 2016 presidential race in a survey of Mississippi voters, a new poll shows.

Columnist Mulshine: Christie’s Lane-Closure Flap Still a ‘... 12/20/13

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. Radel Out of Rehab, ‘Excited’ to Continue Work 12/20/13

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.

Scott Brown Takes Heat in NH on Assault Weapon Ban 12/20/13

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 […]

Rangel Says He’s Ready for Another Term at 83 12/20/13

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.

Poll: Sen. Thad Cochran in Dead Heat With Tea Party Rival 12/19/13

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 […]

Scott Brown: NH Move ‘Strictly Personal’ 12/19/13

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. […]

McConnell: I’ll Oppose Obama’s Pick for IRS Chief 12/19/13

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 […]

Latham’s Departure Sets Up Tough Fight for Iowa House Seat 12/19/13

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 […]

Tea Party-Business Rift Shown on Scorecards Measuring Lawmakers 12/19/13

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 […]

Conservative Group Endorses Kansas Challenger 12/19/13

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 […]

GOP Rejects Podesta Apology for Likening Republicans to Jonestown Cult 12/19/13

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.”

Liz Cheney Husband Fuels Wyomingites’ Carpetbagger Suspicions 12/19/13

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.

Republican Obenshain Concedes Defeat in Virginia Attorney General Race 12/18/13

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, […]

PPP Survey: Christie Leads Hillary for President by 3 Points 12/18/13

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 […]

WSJ’s Noonan: Obama Administration Lacks Basic Competency 12/18/13

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 […]

Backers Push Jerry Brown to Run for President in 2016 12/18/13

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 […]

Sen. Cornyn Gets NRA Endorsement Over Stockman 12/18/13

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.

Ryan Seeks Powerful House Ways and Means Committee Chair 12/17/13

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 […]

Examiner’s Ferrechio: Running Against Your Own Party Is A ‘... 12/17/13

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.

FL Poll Shows Crist With Lead Over Scott 12/17/13

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 […]

Utah Democrat Rep. Matheson Won’t Seek 8th Term 12/17/13

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 […]

Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf Retiring After 34 Years 12/17/13

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.

Christie Leaps to 5-Point Lead Over Hillary in Iowa 12/17/13

Chris Christie has leaped ahead of potential presidential rival Hillary Clinton in all-important Iowa, according to the latest Quinnipiac University Poll.

Groups Forming to Protect Clinton from GOP Assaults 12/17/13

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.

Poll: Cotton, Pryor Tied in Ark. Senate Race 12/17/13

Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican challenger Tom Cotton are in a dead heat, according to a new poll.

GOP Rep. Kingston Wants New Contract With America 12/17/13

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 […]

McConnell Plays Rand Paul Card in Re-Election Bid 12/17/13

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 […]

Murray Appears With Ryan on NBC, but a No-Show on Fox 12/15/13

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.

George P. Bush Takes Small Steps Away from Family Name 12/15/13

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.

Iowa Poll: Paul Ryan, Clinton Lead as Most Favored 12/15/13

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 […]

USA Today Poll: Youth Souring on Obama 12/15/13

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 […]

House GOP: US Ban on Funding Coal Energy Plants Overseas Hurts Poor 12/14/13

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.

Boehner’s Criticism Escalated in Private Meeting 12/14/13

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 […]

Conservative Club for Growth Slams Huckabee Presidential Bid 12/14/13

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: Resolution Would Allow Him to Take President to Court 12/14/13

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’s Astorino: Sought Christie’s Advice on Possib... 12/14/13

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.

Lindsey Graham’s Top Senate Rival Owes Millions From Failed Comp... 12/13/13

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.

Christie Appointee Resigns Over Huge Traffic Jam to NYC 12/13/13

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.

Doug Schoen: Hillary Will Face Tightrope Act Over Ties to Obama 12/13/13

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 […]

DNC Goes After Limbaugh, Daily Caller 12/13/13

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 GOP Senate Hopefuls Vote to Kill Ryan-Murray Budget Deal 12/13/13

Six Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate next year voted against the bipartisan budget agreement in the House Thursday, The Hill reports.

Rep. Cummings: ‘No Doubt’ Ted Cruz Intends to Run for Pres... 12/13/13

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 […]

Ryan: ‘Pleasantly Surprised’ by Landslide Budget Vote 12/13/13

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 […]

US Chamber of Commerce to Challenge Tea Party in GOP Primaries 12/12/13

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 […]

Democrats Using Boehner in Fundraising Efforts 12/12/13

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 […]

Merry Cruz-mas! Ted Cruz Coloring Book an Amazon Best-Seller 12/12/13

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…

Conservatives Question if Boehner, Republicans ‘Have the Stomach... 12/12/13

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” […]

Christie, Clinton Could Vie for Wall Street Backing in 2016 12/12/13

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 […]

Bob Barker Backs Florida’s David Jolly as the ‘Right Choic... 12/12/13

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-Rep. Fossella Says GOP Asking Him to Run Again 12/12/13

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.

Ron Paul says His Son Will ‘Probably’ Run in 2016 12/11/13

Former Congressman Ron Paul told CNN Tuesday that his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, would “probably” run for president in 2016.

Senate Approves Watt as Housing Finance Regulator 12/11/13

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 […]

Senate Primaries in 2014 Will Be Fight for Republican Party’s So... 12/11/13

Eight Republican incumbents are facing tea party primary challengers in 2014, in an increased effort to sway the GOP establishment agenda, Politico reported.

Democrat Clark Wins Congressional Election in Massachusetts 12/11/13

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 […]

Columnist Greenfield: Hillary Clinton Has Accomplished Nothing 12/10/13

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.

Quinnipiac: Obama’s Approval Rating Continues to Plummet 12/10/13

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. McConnell: Obamacare ‘Not Fixable’ 12/10/13

Sen. Mitch McConnell doesn’t think another government shutdown is the best way to get rid of Obamacare. He suggests changing the government.

Former Clinton Aide Podesta Joining White House to Advise Obama 12/10/13

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.

Rand Paul: Family a ‘Consideration’ on Running for Preside... 12/10/13

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.

NJ Democrats Keep Heat on Christie Over Bridge Lane Closures 12/10/13

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 […]

Rep. Grayson Victim of Alexander Capital Markets’ Ponzi Scheme 12/10/13

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 […]

Ken Blackwell to GOP: Ignore ‘War on Women’ Claim 12/09/13

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.

McConnell Headlines Fundraiser for NC Senate Hopeful Tillis 12/09/13

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 […]

Gravis Poll: Huckabee Tops SC’s GOP Presidential Field 12/09/13

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee leads the field of potential Republican presidential candidates in early-voting South Carolina, The Hill reported Monday.

Sen. Manchin: Republicans, Democrats Must Seek ‘Shared Vision... 12/09/13

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.

Sununu: Reid Turning Senate into ‘More Partisan’ House 12/09/13

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 […]

Liberal Couple: Obama Moves No Solution to Congressional Dysfunction 12/09/13

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, […]

Political Blogs Predict Limited 2014 Gains for GOP 12/09/13

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.

Feud Between Obama and Charlie Rangel Growing More Venomous 12/08/13

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, […]

Portman Optimistic Budget Deal Will Be Struck 12/08/13

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 […]

House Republicans Holding Tony NYC Fundraiser 12/06/13

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.

Poll: Obama Hurting Sen. Udall in Colorado 12/06/13

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 […]

NJ Cyber Harassment Bill Aims to Close Legal Loophole 12/06/13

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 […]

Rand Paul Tries to Persuade Wife on 2016 Run 12/06/13

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 […]

Ted Cruz Vindicated by Shaky Obamcare Rollout 12/06/13

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 […]

Tea Partyers Press Palin for Alaska Senate Run 12/06/13

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 […]

Sen. Thad Cochran, 75, Seeks 7th Term Representing Miss. 12/06/13

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 […]

Huckabee Looks to 2016 With Pastors and Pews Speech 12/06/13

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 […]

Two GOP Support Groups Battle over Tea Party Candidates 12/06/13

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 Forgets He’s in New Hampshire 12/06/13

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 […]

Rep. Kinzinger: French Opposition Leader Says Iran Deal ‘Terribl... 12/06/13

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 […]

Sen. Ron Johnson: Reinsurance Tax Exemption ‘Payback’ to U... 12/06/13

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.

Obama: History Will View Biden as ‘One of Best’ Vice Presi... 12/06/13

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 […]

Rove to GOP Presidential Hopefuls: Ignore Early Polls 12/05/13

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.

McConnell: Obama Knows GOP Has Healthcare Plan 12/05/13

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 […]

Rep. Kingston: Remark on Fixing Obamacare Misinterpreted 12/04/13

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 […]

Rep. Paul Broun Slams Michelle Nunn for ‘Radical Leftist Mentali... 12/04/13

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.”

Congressional Candidate Mimics Van Damme Truck Trick in Ad 12/04/13

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 Sen. Davis’ Income Doubles; Gives Little to Charity 12/04/13

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.

Dem Sen. Warren Vows to Serve out Six-year Term 12/04/13

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 […]

Perry Urges GOP to Adopt ‘Positive, Hopeful Vision’ 12/04/13

Texas Gov. Rick Perry may not be running for president yet, but he’s sure doing a good impression of it.

Mark Pryor Appeals to Christian Faith in Campaign Ad 12/04/13

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 […]

Republicans Encourage Trump to Run for NY Governor 12/04/13

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.

Cheney Same-Sex Feud Threatens Family Christmas in Wyoming 12/03/13

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.

Obamacare Troubles Take Toll on Southern Dems 12/03/13

Vulnerable Democrats in the South are seeing their support erode due to Obamacare problems and the president’s plummeting approval ratings.

Louisiana Senate Race Shaping Up as Referendum on Obamacare 12/03/13

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 […]

Issa Investigates Obama’s Broken Promise 12/02/13

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 […]

Christie: Early Front-runner Status ‘Meaningless’ 12/02/13

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 […]

Citizens United’s Bossie: Conservatives Ready to Fight IRS 12/02/13

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: GOP Must Put Forth Own Agenda 12/02/13

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 […]

Mitch McConnell Campaign Boosted by US Chamber Ad 12/02/13

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.

Rush: Pope Francis’ Words Are ‘Pure Marxism’ 12/02/13

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 Keep Distance as Obama Popularity Drops 12/02/13

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 […]

GOP Launches Major Push to Capture Blue State Senate Seats 12/02/13

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 […]

Plouffe: President Will Rebound from Obamacare Debacle 12/01/13

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 […]

Gingrich: No Need for Cocaine Rep. Radel to Quit 12/01/13

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.

GOP Address: Graham Thanks Troops, Families for Sacrifices 11/30/13

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.

Biden Trying to Show US Still Focused on Asia 11/30/13

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 […]

Post-’Nuclear Option,’ Liberals Ramp Up Push for Left-Wing... 11/29/13

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 […]

WSJ’s Henninger: Obamacare Won’t End Without GOP Sweep in... 11/29/13

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.

Jimmy Carter’s Legacy Shadows Grandson’s Run 11/29/13

Jason Carter’s campaign to be the next Georgia governor is being shadowed by the legacy of his grandfather, Jimmy Carter.

Obama: Sasha Will Have say on 2016 Move 11/29/13

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.

Latinos Want US to Sue Over LA Minority Voting Rights 11/29/13

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 […]

Christie Leads Potential GOP Presidential Contenders: Poll 11/29/13

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.

Rep. Gowdy: Obama Lied to Women With Contraception Mandate 11/28/13

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 […]

Va. Gov Ending Term with Scandal-stained Year 11/28/13

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 […]

Obenshain Has Chance to Reverse Virginia Results in Recall 11/28/13

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 […]

Latino Voters: Christie Flip-flopping on Tuition for Illegal Immigrant... 11/28/13

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 […]

Lundergan Grimes’ Favorite ‘Family’ Recipes May Be P... 11/28/13

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.

Rick Perry Amps Up SC Swing With More Stops 11/27/13

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 […]

PPP Poll: Pa. Gov. Corbett’s Approval Hits Rock Bottom 11/27/13

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 […]

Republican Seeks Recount in Virginia Attorney General Race 11/27/13

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.

Poll: Christie Trumps Clinton in Iowa Match-Up 11/27/13

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.

Republicans Counting on ‘Wave Election’ to Stop Obama Agen... 11/27/13

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.

Udall’s Colo. Senate Seat Suddenly in Play 11/27/13

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 Obenshain Requests Recount in Va. AG Race 11/27/13

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. Kingston Bucks GOP: Letting Obamacare Fail Irresponsible 11/27/13

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 […]

Mary Cheney Takes Email Jab at Sister Liz 11/26/13

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.

GOP Targeting Black Friday Shoppers in 5 Key Democratic States 11/26/13

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 Polls Show Huge Leads for NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo 11/26/13

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 Flap Over McConnell ‘Nose Punch’ Threat 11/26/13

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.”

Obamacare Woes have Democrats Worried about Senate 11/26/13

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.

CNN Poll: Huge Swing to GOP Puts Senate in Play 11/26/13

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.

Tea Party Shows Little Sign of Weakness in GOP Battles 11/26/13

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 […]

New Republic Editor: Obamacare has Hurt Cause of Liberalism 11/26/13

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 […]

Democrat Squeaks out Victory in Virginia Attorney General Race 11/25/13

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 […]

CNN/ORC Poll: Majority Believes Obama Dishonest, Ineffective 11/25/13

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.”

Obamacare Helping Sink Crist’s Chances in Florida 11/25/13

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. Walker Looking More Like Presidential Hopeful 11/25/13

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. […]

Obama Calls Republicans ‘Impediment,’ Touts ‘Speaker... 11/25/13

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 […]

Obama’s West Coast Trip to Test Star Power 11/24/13

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 […]

GOP Pushes ‘Red to the Roots’ Takeover in South Carolina 11/23/13

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 […]

Among GOP Ranks, an Ambitious Group of Governors 11/23/13

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 […]

Andrew Cuomo: I ‘Apparently’ Am Not Running For President 11/23/13

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 […]

Lamar Alexander: Eliminating Filibuster is ‘Obamacare II’ 11/23/13

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.

Senate Hopeful Liz Cheney Buys TV Time as Family Feud Rages 11/23/13

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 […]

Scott Walker: Paul Ryan’s ‘Executive Sense’ Qualifie... 11/22/13

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 […]

Jeb Bush Would Beat Rubio in 2016 Fla. Primary 11/22/13

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.

Krauthammer: Nuclear Option Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Risk for Dems 11/22/13

The “nuclear option” passed by Democrats in the Senate is shortsighted with long-term consequences, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer claimed Friday.

Barbour Warns Groups Opposed to ‘Fabulous’ Sen. Cochran 11/22/13

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.

Walker Seen As GOP’s Alternative to Christie in 2016 11/22/13

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 […]

Coburn Mocks Paul’s, Cruz’s Presidential Ambitions 11/22/13

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.

Economist Lott: Obama Will Set Record for Judicial Appointments 11/21/13

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.

Andrew McCarthy: Senate Now Under ‘Law of the Jungle’ 11/21/13

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.

Christie to Campaign for GOP Governors Next Year 11/21/13

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 […]

Perry: ‘Hell, Yeah’ We Should Restructure GOP Debates 11/21/13

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.

Scott Walker, Rick Perry, GOP Governors Try to Seize the Party’s... 11/21/13

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 […]

Poll: Fla. Gov. Scott Trails Crist in 2014 Re-election Bid 11/21/13

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 […]

Cuccinelli Loss Prompts Va. Republican Effort to Blunt Tea Party 11/21/13

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 […]

Tim Scott Says GOP Likes Diversity, but Demurs on Lindsey Graham 11/21/13

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 […]

Reid May Seek Rule Change to Reduce GOP Senate Leverage 11/20/13

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 […]

Joe Scarborough: GOP Must ‘Fight Smarter’ 11/20/13

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.

Obamacare Toxicity Gives Daines Double-Digit Lead in Montana Senate Ra... 11/20/13

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 Targets Six Vulnerable Democrats in Ad Buy 11/20/13

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 […]

Poll: Gov. Rick Snyder Extends Lead in 2014 Race 11/20/13

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 […]

Obama’s Popularity at New Low with Hill Democrats 11/20/13

The president’s relationship with congressional Democrats is at a record low, and his apology over the Obamacare website launch isn’t helping matters.

Poll: Nearly Half of Colo. Voters Oppose Hickenlooper Re-election 11/20/13

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.

Scott Walker: ‘I’d Love to be President . . . of Harley Da... 11/20/13

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.

Possible Independent Pressler Bid Complicates SD Senate Race 11/20/13

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 […]

Elizabeth Warren Won’t Run for President, Aide Says 11/19/13

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s former national finance chief says Warren has rejected a run for president in 2016.

Report: Warren Not Running for President 11/19/13

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 […]

Sen. Sanders: I May Run for President as Independent Progressive 11/19/13

Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is considering a run for president if no other candidate embraces his progressive message.

Charlie Crist: Won’t Shy from Obamacare, Might Raise Taxes 11/18/13

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 Wants ‘Woman President’ But Doesn’t Know if Hil... 11/18/13

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 […]

Santorum Not Ruling out Presidential Run in 2016 11/18/13

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 […]

Dick Cheney ‘Pained’ by Public Flap, Sides With Daughter L... 11/18/13

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 […]

Romney Endorses Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson 11/18/13

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday endorsed the re-election of Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho.

House GOP Maps Agenda to Attract Alienated Voters 11/18/13

House Republicans are devising an agenda that targets economic issues and seeks to attract voters who were alienated in the 2012 election.

Americans Prefer Bipartisan Districts, Poll Shows 11/18/13

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 […]

Liz Cheney Defends Opposition to Gay Marriage 11/17/13

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 […]

Obamacare Failures Leaving Democrats Very Vulnerable in 2014 11/17/13

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 […]

‘Duck Dynasty’ Upset in Louisiana May Herald More Surprise... 11/17/13

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 […]

‘Duck Dynasty’ GOP Candidate in Shock House Win 11/17/13

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.

GOP Uses Obamacare Debacle to Political Advantage 11/16/13

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 […]

NJ Christie’s Political Move Disappoints Mentor 11/16/13

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 […]

GOP Infighting Fierce Even in Western Strongholds 11/16/13

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 […]

Activist Cleta Mitchell: GOP Leaders and Tea Party Must Reach Accord 11/16/13

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 […]

Rand Paul Takes Another Swipe at Christie 11/15/13

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.

Rubio Seeks to Reconnect with the Right 11/15/13

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 […]

NRSC Monthly Fundraising Hit 2013 High in October 11/15/13

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.

Sen. Cornyn Kicks Off Campaign With Gov. Perry, But Not Sen. Cruz 11/15/13

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 […]

Republicans Nix Idea of a Second Shutdown 11/15/13

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 […]

MSNBC Host Scarborough Visits Fox ‘Mothership’ to talk Con... 11/15/13

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 […]

Study: Democrats Take Advantage of Relaxed Campaign Finance Laws 11/15/13

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 […]

Rove: GOP Infighting Is ‘Past the Point of Greatest Warfare̵... 11/15/13

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.

Many Republicans Eyeing Shot at NC Sen. Hagan 11/15/13

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 […]

McDonnell: I Made Mistake by Accepting Gifts 11/14/13

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 […]

Wyoming Senate Poll: Enzi Leads Cheney by 52 Points 11/14/13

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.

Former GOP Leaders: Party Needs More Than Obamacare Opposition 11/14/13

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.

Florida Minority Influx Pushes Swing State Away From Republicans 11/14/13

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 […]

Tea Party PAC Targets 87 GOP ‘Traitors’ 11/14/13

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 […]

Va. AG Candidates Name Transition Teams Amid Vote Count 11/13/13

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.

Ex-Gov. Gilmore: Bring More Women Into GOP 11/13/13

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.

Gingrich Book Predicts Major ‘Breakout’ for US Economy 11/13/13

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. Warren Threatens GOP Over Court Nominations 11/13/13

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.

Quinnipiac Poll: Christie, Hillary in Dead Heat 11/13/13

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.

Jeb Bush Endorses Fla. Gov. Rick Scott for Reelection 11/13/13

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 […]

Texas Man: Didn’t Fake Being Black to Win Election 11/12/13

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.

Sarah Palin: Hillary Was ‘Mistreated’ 11/12/13

Though she doesn’t agree much on issues with Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin sympathizes in at least one area: sexism in politics.

Caroline Kennedy Sworn in as Ambassador to Japan 11/12/13

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 […]

Democrat Poll: Grimes Pulls Even With McConnell in Kentucky 11/12/13

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.

Women Voters Targeted by New GOP Strategy Group 11/12/13

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.

New GOP Strategy Group Targets Women Voters 11/12/13

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.

Sen. Portman: Obamacare ‘Destined to Fail’ 11/12/13

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.

Sen. Graham Draws a Fourth GOP Primary Challenger 11/12/13

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.

Palin Lukewarm on Christie Talk for 2016 11/11/13

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 […]

Retiring Rep. Coble to Newsmax: ‘I’ve Had a Great RideR... 11/11/13

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 […]

Va. Race Post-Analysis: Economy Was Voter Focus 11/11/13

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 […]

Elizabeth Warren Could Threaten Hillary from Left in 2016 11/11/13

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 […]

Christie: GOP Needs To Engage with Minority Voters 11/10/13

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 […]

Wendy Davis, Greg Abbott Kick Off Race for Texas Governor 11/10/13

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. […]

Palin: Big Government Trying to Be America’s ‘Church’... 11/10/13

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. […]

McAuliffe: First Executive Order Will Protect Gays 11/10/13

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 […]

Gov. Rick Perry: Teamwork Needed if GOP to Win White House 11/09/13

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 […]

Pollster Zogby to Newsmax: Christie Leads GOP for 2016 Nomination 11/09/13

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.

Scott Brown Urged to Run in New Hampshire 11/08/13

National Republicans are urging former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown to run for a Senate seat once again, this time in New Hampshire.

Ted Cruz Bill Offers $5M Reward for Benghazi Info 11/08/13

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 […]

Kentucky Tea Party Calls for McConnell’s ‘Immediate’... 11/08/13

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.

McConnell Takes Gloves Off in Tea Party Fight 11/08/13

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.”

Pew Research Boss: Republicans Not Doing So Bad 11/08/13

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.

Exit Poll: Cuccinelli Easily Won Virginia’s College-Age Vote 11/08/13

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 […]

Time Editors: ‘Elephant’ Cover Not a Shot at Christie 11/08/13

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 […]

GOP Gains Ground in ‘Blue’ New York, Connecticut 11/08/13

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 […]

GOP Rep. Coble of NC Won’t Seek Reelection 11/08/13

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 […]

Win for Richard Mourdock in the Indiana GOP Senate Primary is a Win Fo... 05/09/12

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 […]

Term Limits To Be a Deciding Factor in Indiana GOP Senate Primary 05/03/12

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 […]

Hollywood Political Heavyweight Speaks out About Indiana Senate GOP Pr... 05/01/12

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 […]

New Chuck Woolery Video on California’s Proposition 28 05/01/12

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 sne... 04/19/12

“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 […]

Chuck Woolery and Restart Congress Speaking at 2012 Michigan CPAC 03/22/12

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. […]

Congress rating: Breathtakingly bad to deplorable 03/22/12

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 […]

Constitution Check: Has the time come to limit congressional terms? 03/15/12

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. […]

Congress needs image boost? Try term limits, new lawmakers urge 03/09/12

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 – From the President of Restart Congress 03/01/12

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. […]

Senate Support for Term Limits So Far 02/24/12

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 […]

Chuck Woolery Looks To Restart Congress – Video 02/18/12

Legendary game show host and political activist Chuck Woolery speaks on the goal of Restart Congress.

Why Is the Government Subsidizing a $104,000 Car? 02/14/12

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 […]

Loopholes Allowed for Long Vegas Vacation 02/14/12

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 […]