Politics

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 […]

Master politician Bob Strauss dead at 95

Master politician Bob Strauss dead at 95

Bob Strauss could work with anybody — Democrats and Republicans, Americans and Soviets, Israelis and Arabs. Playing the game and making the deal made his day. Of Strauss’ many accomplishments — earning a fortune in postwar investments, co-founding an international law firm, leading the Democratic Party, running one successful presidential campaign and surviving the loss […]

GOP leaders meet to try and resolve education discord

GOP leaders meet to try and resolve education discord

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and two top Tennessee Republicans are meeting at an upscale Nashville hotel Wednesday to discuss education policies that have caused divisions within the GOP around the country — including within the Tennessee General Assembly located across the street. Bush, whose potential presidential aspirations have been the subject of intense speculation, […]