By Paul Bedard | 11/29/13 08:47 AM
It's been debated for five years, and the conventional wisdom has generally concluded that Sarah Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, hurt Sen. John McCain's chances to beat then-Sen. Barack Obama for the presidency with her outsized and controversial personality.
By David M. Drucker | 11/29/13 08:45 AM
Over the course of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s career, the publicly mild-mannered Kentucky Republican has inspired passions: Among his allies, heartfelt loyalty and admiration. Among his opponents, deep-seated frustration and enmity.
By Washington Examiner staff reports | 11/29/13 08:43 AM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour have grown close in recent years, and while Barbour says he hasn't decided who to back in the Republican presidential primaries in 2016, he does like Christie's style.
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 Paul Bedard | 11/26/13 11:17 AM
A homegrown super PAC in Wyoming is getting behind embattled Sen. Mike Enzi in a new ad that subtly reminds voters that the Republican is “Wyoming's own,” while GOP primary challenger Liz Cheney is an outsider.
By Paul Bedard | 11/26/13 08:58 AM
Former Sen. Alan Simpson, the Republican Party's plain-speaking king of controversy, has new targets: the Tea Party and abortion.
By Mark Tapscott | 11/26/13 08:43 AM
Obamacare is endlessly referred to as President Obama's "signature domestic achievement," but six more weeks like the last half dozen could change that to "ruined his presidency."
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/25/13 06:13 PM
President Obama on Monday responded to critics from the Left who have urged him to issue more executive orders to bypass legislative opposition on key issues, arguing that he could not “nullify Congress." During a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in San Francisco, Obama was...
By Paul Bedard | 11/25/13 03:08 PM
Washington Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers has set a new House record, and it’s got nothing to do with fighting Democrats, spending or even campaigning. On Sunday, she became the first lawmaker to give birth three times while serving in the House. “Welcome Brynn Catherine! (Born at...
By Rebecca Berg | 11/25/13 01:42 PM
Sen. Jerry Moran, executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, warned roughly 500 of the committee's top donors Monday that recent changes to the Senate's filibuster rules could hurt the economy and threaten energy and financial services sectors in particular.
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