Politics

GOP used gerrymandering to seal control of House

GOP used gerrymandering to seal control of House

Even if Democrats recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, they face an uphill fight to retake control of the House in this year’s congressional elections, regardless of the political climate in November. The reason? Republican strategists spent years developing a plan to take advantage of the 2010 census, first by […]

Republicans still represent mostly-white districts

Republicans still represent mostly-white districts

Some demographers call it the browning of America. Fueled by immigration and higher birth rates among Hispanics and blacks, the U.S. population is becoming less white. These changes, however, have largely bypassed congressional districts represented by Republicans, adding to divisions between the GOP and Democrats on issues like immigration. National GOP leaders have been urging […]

Christie, Walker court rich donors in Las Vegas

Christie, Walker court rich donors in Las Vegas

Two of the nation’s highest-profile Republican governors on Saturday called for more aggressive leadership on America’s challenges abroad, emphasizing their support for Israel as they courted powerful Jewish donors. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker also stoked speculation about their own presidential ambitions as they gave frustrated Republicans advice on how […]

Adelson’s money buys on-line gaming opposition

Adelson’s money buys on-line gaming opposition

Three Republican governors who weren’t invited to GOP super donor Sheldon Adelson‘s political gathering in Las Vegas this week are nonetheless trumpeting their agreement with him against Internet gambling. Govs. Rick Perry of Texas and Nikki Haley of South Carolina have submitted letters in recent days to congressional leaders stating that gambling in the virtual […]

GOP Presidential hopefuls seek billionaire’s big bucks

GOP Presidential hopefuls seek billionaire’s big bucks

A slate of potential Republican presidential candidates is descending upon Las Vegas to court one of the GOP’s most powerful patrons. Republican super donor Sheldon Adelson is the main attraction for White House hopefuls as the Republican Jewish Coalition begins its annual “spring leadership meeting” Thursday along the city’s storied strip, the site of Adelson’s […]

‘Common Core’ leads to uncommon political debate

‘Common Core’ leads to uncommon political debate

More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce leads establishment voices — such as possible presidential contender Jeb Bush — who hail the standards as a […]

Will Hillary Clinton run for President? She hasn’t decided

Will Hillary Clinton run for President?  She hasn’t decided

Hillary Rodham Clinton told a group of enthusiastic college students Saturday that she is “very much concerned about the direction of our country” but was still deciding whether to pursue another presidential campaign. During a forum at the Clinton Global Initiative University, Clinton fielded a question from Vrinda Agrawal, a student at the University of […]

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