Time for Obama and Hillary Clinton to party?

Time for Obama and Hillary Clinton to party?

Hillary Rodham Clinton is making her presence felt on President Barack Obama’s summer vacation — in more ways than one. The potential 2016 presidential candidate happens to be holding a signing of her memoir from her time as Obama’s secretary of state Wednesday on Martha’s Vineyard, where her former boss is on a two-week getaway […]

Florida Republicans OK new electoral map

Florida Republicans OK new electoral map

The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature on Monday swiftly approved new maps that will alter several of the state’s congressional districts after a judge ruled the current districts were illegally drawn to benefit the GOP. The changes would reshape the boundaries of seven of the state’s 27 congressional districts, but it’s not certain if the revised map […]

Kochs trying to make inroads with Hispanics

Kochs trying to make inroads with Hispanics

Looking to make inroads with the rising number of Hispanic voters, conservative activists are offering English classes, health checkups and courses to help Spanish-speakers earn high school diplomas. Picking up part of the tab: Charles and David Koch. The billionaire industrialists are working to patch a gaping hole in the GOP coalition that could spell […]

Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie ousted in primary

Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie ousted in primary

A 40-year political career came to a close after Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie lost his bid for a second term in a stunning primary-election defeat by a fellow Democrat and state senator who defied party leadership to challenge the incumbent. A second intraparty fight for U.S. Senate was too close to call. State Sen. David […]

Perry, Cruz ramp up Presidential prospects

Perry, Cruz ramp up Presidential prospects

Sounding like he’s almost made up his mind to run again for president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday told a national audience of conservatives that it’s time for a rebellion against a “power-hungry, oppressive” Barack Obama. Hours later, fellow Texan and tea party firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz edged closer to confirming that he too […]

Lamar Alexander easily defeats tea party contenders

Lamar Alexander easily defeats tea party contenders

Republican Lamar Alexander became the latest U.S. senator to fend off a tea party challenge in a primary race Thursday, defeating a state lawmaker who had used a familiar tactic in trying to cast him as an out of touch insider. Meanwhile, scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais’ bid to hang onto his seat was too […]

Is Iowa headed for an even bigger political mess?

Is Iowa headed for an even bigger political mess?

Iowa’s Republican Gov. Terry Branstad has spent the past year leading an effort to seize control of his state party, hoping to send a message that the kickoff presidential caucuses will be welcoming to all 2016 GOP hopefuls. But as conservative prospects flood the state for a major annual gathering of evangelical Christians this weekend, […]

‘Liberty Kids’ shaking up the staid old GOP

Libertarian Republican activists are challenging the party's social conservatives

‘Liberty Kids’ shaking up the staid old GOP

Amir Zendehnam passionately supports marijuana legalization, same-sex marriage, abortion rights and the Republican Party. He is not alone. The 26-year-old aspiring restaurateur and chairman of the party’s West Los Angeles central committee, is one of a raft of ethnically diverse young libertarians who hold seats in L.A. County’s huge GOP apparatus, injecting youthful energy into […]

More defeats for the tea party

Three-term Sen. Pat Roberts dispatched tea party favorite Milton Wolf

More defeats for the tea party

Add Kansas to the list of states where tea partyers tried and failed to knock out Republican Senate incumbents. Next up, Tennessee, and the odds are getting tougher for the upstarts. Three-term Sen. Pat Roberts dispatched tea party favorite Milton Wolf on Tuesday, edging out the radiologist and distant cousin of President Barack Obama in […]

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