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White mayor, black wife: Big news in politics today

White mayor, black wife: Big news in politics today

Another milestone is passing in America’s racial journey: The next mayor of New York City is a white man with a black wife. Even in a nation with a biracial…

Republicans see health care debacle as 2014 opportunity

Republicans see health care debacle as 2014 opportunity

In his West Virginia district, the TV ads attacking Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall over the calamitous startup of President Barack Obama’s health care law have already begun. The 19-term veteran,…

Rubio returning to right where he left off

Rubio returning to right where he left off

Stung by conservative backlash earlier this year, Marco Rubio has spent months seemingly trying to convince skeptical fellow Republicans that he’s more than just the Florida senator who championed comprehensive…

Bill Clinton leading Democrats demanding Obamacare changes

Bill Clinton leading Democrats demanding Obamacare changes

The growing pressure on President Barack Obama to adjust his problem-plagued healthcare law seemed to boil over on Tuesday, as leaders of Obama’s Democratic Party called on him to allow…

Typical Republican attitude: What, me worry?

Typical Republican attitude:  What, me worry?

As a Republican, freshman Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida cares about the Republican Party’s image and fate. But what he especially cares about is a tiny sliver of the GOP:…

Palin pontificates on Christie but offers nothing of value

Palin pontificates on Christie but offers nothing of value

Sarah Palin, a political accident who failed as governor of Alaska, self-destructed as a Republican vice presidential candidate and hasn’t held a steady job in months is now passing herself…

Christie to GOP: Reach out to minorities, women, seniors

Christie to GOP: Reach out to minorities, women, seniors

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, heralded as the “proper face of the Republican Party” after his 22 percent re-election win last week, has a simple message for the GOP:  Walk…

Chris Christie after re-election: Onwards and upwards

Chris Christie after re-election: Onwards and upwards

A dominant re-election victory in hand, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is pursuing a path to bolster his resume as a get-it-done Republican leader and to broaden a national network…

Voters fed up but not giving up yet

Voters fed up but not giving up yet

If there’s one word that describes how Americans feel about politics these days, it’s “negative.” Majorities disapprove of Congress and the president and say the nation is heading in the…

Pragmatism and reality won big on election night

Pragmatism and reality won big on election night

Electability and pragmatism won. Ideology and purity lost. In Democratic-leaning New Jersey, voters gave Republican Chris Christie a second term and rewarded him for his bipartisan, get-it-done, inclusive pitch. In…