Rick Perry surrenders, then goes out for ice cream

He was booked on criminal charges of abuse of power

Rick Perry surrenders, then goes out for ice cream

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream. That’s how the possible 2016 presidential candidate greeted his booking on criminal charges of abuse of power. But what’s next for the longest-serving governor in Texas history isn’t so […]

Montana Democrats choose Curtis for Senate run

The Senate race was seen as a tough one for Democrats to win

Montana Democrats choose Curtis for Senate run

Montana Democrats on Saturday selected a little-known state lawmaker named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for U.S. Senate after Sen. John Walsh dropped out amid plagiarism allegations from his time at the U.S. Army War College. Curtis, a first-term representative from Butte, now faces the challenge of introducing herself to Montana voters and making her […]

A growing list of Republicans in legal trouble

Perry faces up to 109 years in prison if convicted

A growing list of Republicans in legal trouble

As they form exploratory committees, consider the grueling prospect of a national campaign with their families and begin hiring staff in key presidential battleground states, three potential Republican White House candidates also face the distraction of legal troubles back at home. The latest is Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who following his indictment on two felony […]

Rick Perry calls indictment ‘outrageous’

'We don't settle political differences with indictments in this country'

Rick Perry calls indictment ‘outrageous’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is lashing out at the “outrageous” criminal charges filed against him and defending the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power. Perry, a potential candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, appeared defiant Saturday when he met with reporters outside […]

Big bucks Boehner raises millions and millions

He accounts for about one-fifth of the cash collected by House Republicans' campaigns arms

Big bucks Boehner raises millions and millions

House Speaker John Boehner’s fundraising skills are in a class of their own, helping him raise more than $43 million for accounts under his direct control and helping to raise tens of millions more to help Republican allies. The Ohio lawmaker accounts for about one-fifth of the cash collected by House Republicans’ campaign arm, the […]

Gov. Rick Perry indicted on two felony counts in Texas

The longest-serving governor became the first Texas governor since 1917 to be indicted.

Gov. Rick Perry indicted on two felony counts in Texas

A grand jury has indicted Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat — a case the possible 2016 presidential hopeful is dismissing as nakedly political, but which his opponents say is just deserts. The indictments for abuse of official capacity and coercion […]

Democratic Hawaii Senator wins primary

Schatz has carried his slim election-night lead to a victory

Democratic Hawaii Senator wins primary

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz won a tense Democratic primary election in Hawaii, proving that he is no longer just a senator who was appointed to his seat — he has captured the confidence of Hawaii voters. The dramatic race to finish the term of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye was tinged with emotional residue […]

Alaska’s Miller will back winner of GOP primary

Alaska’s Miller will back winner of GOP primary

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Miller said he will support the eventual GOP nominee if he doesn’t win Tuesday’s primary. For months, Miller, a tea party favorite, said he would not commit to supporting either Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell or former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan should they win, stoking fears that the party would […]

Animals in political ads: It’s a jungle out there

Animals in political ads: It’s a jungle out there

It’s a jungle out there in political television advertising, what with parrots, chicks, dogs and pigs taking turns in commercials that bite and scratch in a way no nonpartisan pet ever would. “You can keep it,” squawked a parrot in a Club for Growth Action ad that ran earlier in the year in Arkansas. It […]

Can Clinton and Obama shurg off foreign policy shift?

Can Clinton and Obama shurg off foreign policy shift?

In yet another twist in their complex and heavily scrutinized relationship, Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Barack Obama did their best to shrug off their differences Wednesday as they gathered together on Martha’s Vineyard following a foreign policy split. Obama’s spokesman said the White House “is looking onwards and upwards,” while Clinton joked she was […]

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