"It's natural and an appropriate thing to think about your successor"
John Paul Stevens says he thinks it’s appropriate for Supreme Court justices to factor in political considerations when weighing a decision to retire. “I think certainly it’s natural and an appropriate thing to think about your successor,” the retired justice told ABC’s “This Week” in an interview aired Sunday. Stevens was nominated by Republican President […]
One Republican candidate says castration is the way to deal with Democrats in Washington
A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa, enhancing the party’s chances of regaining control of the chamber. Sen. Tom Harkin, a Democrat, is retiring after three decades, and Republicans are adding that seat to their list of winnable races in the November […]
A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it. An informant caught Sant Singh Chatwal on tape in 2010 explaining that he believed his illegal […]
The DCCC has sustained a blistering fundraising pace this election cycle
Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in November. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $10.3 million in March, putting it atop the fundraising contest among […]
Party operatives want a constitutional amendment to legalize pot use
Democrats in the nation’s largest swing-state see the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana as a rare source of hope and high voter turnout in this year’s midterm elections. Party operatives are pushing a constitutional amendment that would make Florida the first state in the South to legalize some pot use. Polls show the […]
Reluctantly, some in the GOP admit the plan is far from perfect.
Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan will have a lot of work to do in Iowa, should he seek the 2016 presidential nomination, based on the range of sour reactions to his just-passed House budget proposal. The Wisconsin representative and former vice presidential nominee will make a pitch for the plan Friday at an annual spring […]
The Koch-affiliated Americans for Prosperity has spent millions on health care-related attack ads
President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is coming under renewed attack as some of the nation’s leading conservatives gather for a New Hampshire summit thick with presidential implications. Several potential Republican White House contenders — among them Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — headline a conference […]
Residents interviewed expressed disappointment, but not surprise.
In a matter of days, Republican Vance McAllister has gone from being the unlikely congressman — a special election winner who trounced his party’s establishment candidate — to the “kissing congressman,” a faith-and-family politician caught on video embracing an aide married to one of his friends. Amid some calls for his resignation, he has said […]
Hillary Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention audience. Moments later, still in the stage spotlight, the former secretary of state reflected calmly on what she called “an atmosphere and attitude in politics” […]
A super PAC urging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president says it raised $1.7 million in the first three months of the year, almost all of it from small-dollar donors. Ready for Hillary on Thursday said more than 22,000 new donors gave money to the self-designated Clinton support network between Jan. 1 and March […]