John Paul Stevens: Politics is factor in retirement

"It's natural and an appropriate thing to think about your successor"

John Paul Stevens: Politics is factor in retirement

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 […]

Suddenly, high hopes for GOP in Iowa Senate race

One Republican candidate says castration is the way to deal with Democrats in Washington

Suddenly, high hopes for GOP in Iowa Senate race

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 […]

Clinton supporter, fundraiser pleads guilty

An informant caught Sant Singh Chatwal on tape

Clinton supporter, fundraiser pleads guilty

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 […]

Democrats sitting on $40 million in campaign cash

The DCCC has sustained a blistering fundraising pace this election cycle

Democrats sitting on $40 million in campaign cash

  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 […]

Medical pot issue could help Florida Democrats

Party operatives want a constitutional amendment to legalize pot use

Medical pot issue could help Florida Democrats

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 […]

Yikes! Some GOP doubt over Ryan’s budget plan

Reluctantly, some in the GOP admit the plan is far from perfect.

Yikes! Some GOP doubt over Ryan’s budget plan

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 […]

Obamacare dominates right-wing gathering

The Koch-affiliated Americans for Prosperity has spent millions on health care-related attack ads

Obamacare dominates right-wing gathering

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 […]

Voters not surprised by Congressman’s adultery

Residents interviewed expressed disappointment, but not surprise.

Voters not surprised by Congressman’s adultery

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: If the shoe fits, duck it

'That is not the way democracy works'

Hillary Clinton: If the shoe fits, duck it

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” […]

Pro-Hillary Clinton PAC raises $5.75 million

More than 22,000 new donors gave money

Pro-Hillary Clinton PAC raises $5.75 million

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 […]

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