More 2016 Elections Articles

  • Are Republicans abandoning the Obamacare issue? Doubtful

    In a bit of dubious cherry-picking, a new Bloomberg article concludes that the Affordable Care Act is losing its effectiveness as a political issue for Republicans and is diminishing as a major issue. 

  • Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan disagree on who should be president

    Both Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., have been mentioned by Republicans as potential presidential contenders, but each has cast doubt upon his ambitions. 

  • VIDEO --- WEX BackStory: The GOP's double-edged sword in Iowa

    The race has begun in Iowa, and we're not talking midterms. In this latest installment of WEX BackStory, Senior Congressional Correspondent David M. Drucker explains how 2016 GOP presidential contenders are already laying claim to the battleground state, and why that might not be such a good thing.

  • Republican presidential candidates flock to Iowa's Joni Ernst

    Presidential jockeying in Iowa has started early, with GOP hopefuls using Ernst's upstart Senate bid to lay a political foundation for the 2016 caucuses.

  • The case for impeaching Lois Lerner and other lawbreakers at the IRS

    Federal impeachment under Article II of the Constitution is not reserved just for presidents or other high officials, but "all civil officers of the United States" as well. Aside from members of the military, any official in the executive branch is subject to impeachment.

  • VIDEO: Following indictments, Gov. Rick Perry hits the road

    Last Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on abuse of power charges and on Tuesday he turned himself in to Travis County authorities.

  • Poll: Mitt Romney romps over GOP 2016 rivals

    Republican voters are ready for a Mitt Romney "I told you so" campaign for president in 2016, as a new poll puts him far ahead of his GOP rivals by a nearly two-to-one margin over his closest competitor.

  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry still looks strong

    In a number of TV appearances, Gov. Rick Perry not only said that he was legally authorized to defund the DA, but that he would do it all over again if he had the chance.

  • Tea Partiers reluctant to laud Rick Perry

    The Texas governor might be Democrats' Public Enemy No. 1, but the state's Tea Partiers still aren't all ready to make nice.

  • Supporters cheer Rick Perry as he is booked at Texas jail

    Rick Perry, a likely 2016 presidential contender, turned himself in to be booked at the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center near the state capitol early Tuesday evening.

  • Every honorable citizen must condemn the partisan indictment of Rick Perry

    Even certain high-profile liberals, including former Obama presidential adviser David Axelrod and writer Jonathan Chait, have expressed their incredulity at this bizarre indictment.

  • Texas Democrats vying for 'most ridiculous indictment' title: Examiner Editorial

    With Congress out of session, the nation turns its lonely eyes elsewhere in search of suitably entertaining political theater. And sure enough, Democrats in the great state of Texas have done the trick. 

  • Biden welcomes Castro amid 2016 VP chatter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden gave a hearty welcome Monday to the man many Democrats hope will someday replace him. Biden presided over a ceremonial swearing-in for new Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro. He's the former San Antonio mayor whose political profile...

  • Are Republicans smart enough to become the party of the millennials?

    Minorities and millennials were the core of President Obama's 2008 and 2012 election victories, and, according to conventional political wisdom, will continue to be the twin anchors of the Democratic Party for the foreseeable future.

  • Self-defeating Texas Democrats make a martyr of Rick Perry

    Devoid of meaningful power in the legislature or in Congress, Texas liberals have taken to using the criminal courts as political weapons against Texas Republicans, effectively criminalizing the political process.



From the Weekly Standard