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Rahm Emanuel faces runoff in Chicago Mayor’s race

Rahm Emanuel faces runoff in Chicago Mayor’s race

After failing to persuade a majority of Chicago voters to back his re-election bid, Mayor Rahm Emanuel could face an even stiffer challenge in April against a runoff opponent aiming…

What, exactly, what does it mean to be a Democrat?

What, exactly, what does it mean to be a Democrat?

Democrats are struggling to answer a simple question — “What’s a Democrat?” — and must do a better job of explaining their core values to voters, according to a task…

Scott Walker doubts Obama’s love of America

Scott Walker doubts Obama’s love of America

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a leading Republican contender for the White House in 2016, said Saturday he doesn’t know whether President Barack Obama loves his country. “You should ask the…

Presidential aspirations rule at governors meet

Presidential aspirations rule at governors meet

Pay little attention to the official agenda for this weekend’s meeting of the National Governors Association. It’s the presidential politics being played in the hallways and private rooms that may…

Things to watch as governors huddle

The three-day winter meeting of the National Governors Association provides ambitious state executives an opportunity to improve their political standing ahead of the 2016 presidential contest. Five things to watch:…

End of life issues could haunt Jeb Bush’s Presidential run

End of life issues could haunt Jeb Bush’s Presidential run

  Jeb Bush was preparing to release the emails he sent and received as Florida governor when he was excoriated by a letter-writer to The Miami Herald. The headline: “Don’t…

Sole spenders fight long odds for runs for office

Sole spenders fight long odds for runs for office

Christine Jones admits she didn’t know how much running for office would cost. An attorney and former executive for GoDaddy.com, Jones had been encouraged to run for years by friends.…

Dems want to make Jeb Bush just another Romney

Dems want to make Jeb Bush just another Romney

Mitt Romney opposed the government’s rescue of U.S. automakers. So did Jeb Bush. Both worked in finance and backed the Wall Street bailout. Both are advocates of tax cuts that…

A wide-open job market for some ex-Romney aides

A wide-open job market for some ex-Romney aides

Spencer Zwick may be the most sought after man in Republican politics. A Boston-based venture capitalist who led the operation that raised almost half a billion dollars for Mitt Romney’s…

Romney rules out another run for President

Romney rules out another run for President

After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White House, Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016. “After putting considerable thought into…

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