Bad news for GOP: Young adult voters lean Democratic

Many so-called millennials are Democrats or lean toward the Democratic Party

Bad news for GOP: Young adult voters lean Democratic

Young adults like to think of themselves as independent, but when it comes to politics, they’re more likely than not to lean to the left. Half of American adults ages 18 to 33 are self-described political independents, according to a survey out Friday, but at the same time half of these so-called millennials are Democrats […]

GOP divisions apparent at CPAC conference

The party is far from united as it looks to the future

GOP divisions apparent at CPAC conference

The nation’s top Republican leaders are courting conservative activists gathered in suburban Washington this week, highlighting the tug of war for the GOP’s soul. Thursday marks the first day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings together prospective presidential candidates, conservative opinion leaders and tea party activists from coast to coast. Conservative firebrand […]

Tea party’s impact in Texas primary mixed

Tea party’s impact in Texas primary mixed

The first primary in what Republicans hope is a triumphant election year sent a message that U.S. Sen Ted Cruz and the tea party still wield considerable influence in one of the nation’s most conservative states. But to find out exactly how much, Texans will have to wait. In a primary where an extraordinary number […]

Wisconsin Republicans remove sexually-abusive leader

State Rep. Bill Kramer checked himself into a treatment facility Saturday

Wisconsin Republicans remove sexually-abusive leader

Republicans who control the Wisconsin state Assembly unanimously voted to remove the majority leader from his post Tuesday amid allegations that he groped one woman and verbally abused another during a trip to Washington last week. State Rep. Bill Kramer, who had held the Assembly’s second-most powerful position since September, wasn’t at the meeting. He […]

Auto bailout a political issue in Michigan Senate race

Romney's 'Let Detroit go bankrupt' still haunts Republicans

Auto bailout a political issue in Michigan Senate race

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters sought to put his Republican opponent, Terri Lynn Land, on the defensive Monday by highlighting her 2012 opposition to the federal auto bailout, which is credited with saving the industry and is popular with Michigan voters. The third-term congressman and other Democrats drew attention to statements Land made at […]

Scandal-ridden Chris Christie still out fundraising

Candidates are reluctant to appear in public with Christie

Scandal-ridden Chris Christie still out fundraising

His political future clouded by scandal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pressed ahead on a national fundraising tour Thursday, but kept a low profile during a brief Boston appearance that attracted GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and intense criticism from Democrats. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor who maintains an office in Boston, and Republican gubernatorial […]

Lots of worrying in the Clinton White House

The first lady had an "aversion to the national Washington media"

Lots of worrying in the Clinton White House

The National Archives on Friday released about 4,000 pages of previously confidential documents involving former President Bill Clinton’s administration. The documents included some revealing comments about the Clintons and their concerns. Some examples: —”Be real…” according to an adviser’s 1999 memo. “Look for opportunities for humor. It’s important that people see more sides of you, […]

Obama to Democrats: Offer voters a real choice

Obama seized the opportunity to mock Republicans

Obama to Democrats: Offer voters a real choice

If President Barack Obama and Democrats have their way, voters will see this year’s midterm elections as a stark choice: Republicans pushing failed policies from a bygone era versus Democrats advocating for freedom and opportunity for all Americans. Far be it for Republicans to cede that argument. The GOP has its own designs for 2014, […]

Advisors set out to ‘soften’ Hillary Clinton’s image

Clinton is the leading Democratic contender to succeed President Barack Obama.

Advisors set out to ‘soften’ Hillary Clinton’s image

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s advisers sought to “humanize” what they saw as her stern, defensive public image during her husband’s White House days and as she embarked on her groundbreaking Senate campaign in New York. “Be real,” wrote adviser Mandy Grunwald in a July 1999 memo as Clinton prepared for a Senate campaign. In the memo, […]

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