By Bill Barrow | 04/11/14 07:52 AM
Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister stayed out of sight as calls grew louder from Republicans back home demanding the GOP congressman's resignation after he was caught on video kissing the wife of a friend.
By Michael J. Mishak | 04/11/14 07:51 AM
With a single phrase of compassion for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, Jeb Bush has prompted questions about his viability as a potential presidential contender and underscored how divisive the immigration issue remains for the Republican Party.
04/10/14 06:04 PM
HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Texas legal watchdog group is endorsing state Sen. Dan Patrick in the upcoming Republican run-off election for Lt. Governor. Patrick, a Houston conservative radio jockey, walloped incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the March 4 primary, capturing 550,769 votes...
04/10/14 05:53 PM
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Former Madison County judge Ann Callis is “narrative challenged” in her bid for Congress, according to a recent missive by New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich. In the Tuesday article “How Not to Seem Rich While Running for Office,”...
By Philip Klein | 04/10/14 05:21 PM
There's a scene in the comedy film “High Anxiety” in which a driver meets Mel Brooks at the airport and offers to pick up his cumbersome trunk. “I got it, I got it, I got it,” the driver insists as he struggles to lift the luggage before gasping, “I ain't got it!” It lands with a thud.
04/10/14 05:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Establishment-minded Republicans and social conservatives seem to have settled on a favorite to face the North Carolina Democrat who is among the most vulnerable incumbents, Sen. Kay Hagan. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is set to endorse the speaker of the North Carolina...
04/10/14 02:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The super PAC urging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president said Thursday that it raised $1.7 million in the first three months of the year, almost all of it from small-dollar donors. But the group had a number of bold-faced names who had given $25,000, including...
By Justin Green | 04/10/14 02:01 PM
Mississippi Senate challenger Chris McDaniel offered his thoughts on reparations for slavery and immigration in a radio clip that resurfaced Thursday. The clip is from 2006 or 2007, according to the Wall Street Journal. (Note: Mother Jones posted the audio in January, citing a local blog...
By Paul Bedard | 04/10/14 01:50 PM
The Senate Democratic arm threatening to hang the GOP's refusal to OK equal pay legislation around the neck of every Republican in the midterm elections suffers from an even worse gender “pay gap” than the much-advertised 77 cents for women for every $1 a man makes. According to an...
By Steve Chapman | 04/10/14 10:46 AM
Legalizing marijuana is an issue made to order for the Democratic Party. A majority of Americans now supports the idea, and so do two out of three Democrats. Two states have done it, and several more may vote on it in 2016.
By Rebecca Berg | 04/10/14 10:03 AM
Hillary Clinton isn't running for president yet -- but new fundraising numbers released Thursday by the super PAC Ready For Hillary suggest an increasing number of Democrats are eager for her to enter the race. Ready For Hillary added more than 22,000 new donors from January through March and...
By Rebecca Berg | 04/10/14 08:28 AM
If former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has in recent weeks elevated the profile of the New Hampshire Senate race while moving toward a Republican bid, he has also helped bring Democratic donors' attention -- and money -- to incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.
By Holly Ramer | 04/10/14 08:09 AM
Hoping to return to Washington by way of New Hampshire, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is using a variation of the state's "Live Free or Die" motto to argue against President Obama's health care overhaul law.
By Jim Vertuno | 04/10/14 08:08 AM
Former President Bill Clinton used the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act to criticize efforts in several states to restrict voting, notably photo identification requirements, saying they threaten to roll back half a century of progress.
04/09/14 06:47 PM
DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – A recent Supreme Court opinion abolishing aggregate political contribution limits will not have a “tremendous impact” on the Texas political landscape, says one political science professor. While critics such as Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen,...
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