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Falwell was a political powerhouse

The Rev. Jerry Falwell died at 73, having founded a Southern Baptist mega-church, one of the first of its kind, and a respected university, brought Christian evangelicals into mainstream politics…

Memo to Fred Thompson: Put up or shut up

In 1952, a noted editor wrote that Dwight Eisenhower was running for president "like a dry creek." His wry observation was credited with kick-starting what until then had been a…

Fixing the Republican funk

The $64,000 political question is what, if anything, will energize the Republican Party?

An undercurrent attitude is taking hold that it's inevitable that the White House in 2008 will…

Another (yawn) GOP debate

Under pressure from their rivals, the leading Republican presidential contenders defended their conservative credentials on abortion, gun control and tax cuts in a feisty debate Tuesday night.

"Republicans should…

Religious leader Jerry Falwell dead at 73

Rev. Jerry Falwell
  Rev. Jerry Falwell (AP)
The Rev. Jerry Falwell, who founded the…

Rudy’s potential conflicts of interest

Energy companies, FBI agents, a media tycoon and even a candlemaker: Rudy Giuliani's firm has lobbied for them all and dozens more in Washington, opening the door to a wide…

Romney: America ready for a Mormon President

Mitt Romney and wife
Mitt Romney & wife (AP)
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he also is troubled…

McCain admits Bush hurts GOP

John McCain (AP)
Sen. John McCain (AP)
John McCain wants it both ways.

The Arizona Senator and…

Lies, damn lies and death tolls

Barack Obama, caught up in the fervor of a campaign speech Tuesday, drastically overstated the Kansas tornadoes death toll, saying 10,000 had died. The death toll was 12.

Presidential race tightens up