By Paul Bedard | 03/06/14 12:50 PM
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has cemented his place as a likely 2016 presidential candidate by signing a deal for a campaign-style book that will assail “government intrusion” under President Obama and spell out his agenda to make America great again. The southerner’s book will be...
By Ashe Schow | 03/06/14 11:14 AM
Calling the annual Conservative Political Action Conference an “agenda-setting moment” for Republicans, the Democratic National Committee set out to disparage conservatism while riling up its base.
By Tim Mak | 03/06/14 10:10 AM
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., took the stage at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference to urge the Republican Party to become the "party of ideas," concerned less with "burn[ing] heretics" and more with winning converts. "Let the other side be the party of personalities," he said. "We...
03/05/14 04:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are dismissing President Barack Obama's new $3.9 trillion budget as nothing more than a Democratic manifesto for this fall's congressional campaigns, but the fiscal plan is taking hits from another quarter too — anti-deficit groups. Obama on Tuesday sent...
By Rebecca Berg | 03/05/14 11:34 AM
In a move sure to stoke further buzz that the 2012 Republican candidate for vice president has not ruled out a bid for the presidency in 2016, Ryan will headline the Iowa Republican Party's annual Lincoln Dinner on April 11.
By Associated Press | 03/05/14 06:55 AM
First, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's dreams of higher political office were snatched away by Ted Cruz and the tea party, who defeated him in a bid to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. Now he's fighting just to keep his job.
By Noemie Emery | 03/04/14 07:13 PM
First one month, then two days before the presidential election of 2012, Henry Olsen, (then of the American Enterprise Institute and now with the Ethics and Public Policy Center) wrote two different articles explaining how and why Mitt Romney would lose, because he was not making emotional...
By Ashe Schow | 03/04/14 01:48 PM
The Democratic Party has a new fun contest, allowing participants to vote for one of three car magnet designs, including one that says “not a Republican” with the Democratic National Committee's symbol below the words. The other two designs are pretty simple — one says “take back the...
By Gene Healy | 03/04/14 08:40 AM
It's been five years since Rick Santelli's CNBC "rant that shook the world" helped give rise to the Tea Party movement.
By Michael Barone | 02/28/14 03:55 PM
February marked the fifth anniversary of the reemergence of the label "Tea Party" in American politics. It was in February 2009 that Rick Santelli delivered his famous rant on CNBC, and a few days later, a group calling itself theTea Party Patriots was organized.
By Rebecca Berg | 03/01/14 08:57 PM
As Kelly Ayotte prepared for her first campaign speech, as a candidate for Senate in 2009, she was nervous, but not about her message. “I’m worried about my voice thing,” she confided to an aide, pausing during a run-through. “My voice tends to do this cracking sound.” “"I call...
By Brian Hughes | 02/28/14 01:07 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Friday accused Republicans of protecting the wealthy at the expense of the middle class, part of a new effort by the Obama administration to portray the GOP as aligned primarily with the wealthiest Americans. President Obama's top spokesman told...
By Rebecca Berg | 02/28/14 12:41 PM
When Gov. Craig Benson appointed Kelly Ayotte as New Hampshire's attorney general one decade ago, she won the post because she was a hardworking aide in the governor's office and an accomplished prosecutor -- but also, in part, because she was a woman. Then-Attorney General Peter Heed had been...
By Charlie Spiering | 02/28/14 09:21 AM
Several hundred Tea Party activists and professionals gathered in Washington on Thursday to celebrate their fifth anniversary.
By Paul Bedard | 02/28/14 08:05 AM
Former President Bill Clinton has signed on to promote a new Democratic voter project, claiming that the GOP is trying with voter identification laws to block divorced women, college students, blacks, the disabled and younger Americans from voting. “There is no greater assault on our core...
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