By David M. Drucker | 11/27/13 06:10 PM
Prodded enough, Ohio Gov. John Kasich offers a passionate defense of his decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, a policy verboten among many of the Republican state executive’s fellow conservatives. But Kasich is up for re-election next year in a perennial swing state and the latest...
By David M. Drucker | 11/25/13 12:28 PM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie eyes a 2016 presidential bid and sets out to define a new generation of Republican leaders, he has in his corner an influential, battle-tested party sage who could prove valuable: Haley Barbour.
By David M. Drucker | 11/22/13 03:30 PM
Almost a quarter of voters who supported President Obama’s 2012 re-election would not have backed him if they'd known his promise that Americans could keep their existing health plans under Obamacare wasn’t true, according to a Republican poll. The national survey, conducted by Wilson...
By David M. Drucker | 11/21/13 05:55 PM
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — Former President George W. Bush joined a group of Republican governors for a private lunch Thursday as the group of state executives gathered for an annual meeting of the Republican Governors Association. Bush, who served as Texas governor before being elected president...
By David M. Drucker | 11/21/13 06:20 AM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was set Thursday to take over as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, marking the charismatic chief executive's first foray into national politics on a platform he controls.
By David M. Drucker | 11/20/13 10:29 AM
Sen. Susan Collins is not your typical Obamacare critic. The moderate Maine Republican has a history of working with Democrats on key issues and spent five years as the Pine Tree State's top insurance regulator. So people were inclined to listen when Collins issued a dire warning about the...
By David M. Drucker | 11/19/13 01:29 PM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday joined a weekly closed-door meeting of House Republicans to advocate for protecting the sequester spending cuts in the on-going budget negotiations with the Democrats. McConnell, R-Ky., also shared his thoughts on what a Senate Republican...
By David M. Drucker | 11/18/13 11:50 AM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has reasserted his leadership on Capitol Hill, with the Kentucky Republican's aggressive maneuvering to end the October government shutdown reversing months of caution as he geared up for re-election.
By David M. Drucker | 11/15/13 11:08 AM
Obamacare includes a provision that allows the federal government to funnel taxpayer dollars to insurers that face the prospect of losing too much money under the new health care law, and conservative critics want to repeal it. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said the provision could amount to a...
By David M. Drucker | 11/15/13 05:29 AM
The Utah Republican burst onto the political scene in 2010 as a Tea Party stalwart, ousting three-term Sen. Bob Bennett in a primary. But prior to that campaign -- Lee's first for elected office -- he rose through the ranks of Utah's GOP establishment at least partly on the coattails of his...
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