Politics

Future looks bleak for GOP governor in Kansas

Future looks bleak for GOP governor in Kansas

Despite accomplishing much of his agenda — or perhaps, because of it — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has run into a wave of negative repercussions that have roiled his prospects for re-election and ignited Democratic hopes in this deeply red state. Elected three years ago as a leading conservative voice for making state government more […]

Tea party fading but not out of the picture yet

Tea party fading but not out of the picture yet

Tuesday’s primary elections will give establishment Republicans another chance to defeat tea party-backed candidates, but some political activists are asking if it makes much difference. They see tea partyers losing individual races but winning the larger ideological war by tugging the Republican Party rightward. Several tea party-endorsed candidates are struggling in Tuesday’s Republican congressional primaries […]

Outside groups spending big bucks in Georgia Senate race

Outside groups spending big bucks in Georgia Senate race

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce shelled out $920,000 for TV and online ads promoting Rep. Jack Kingston in the crowded race for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat. At the same time, a grass-roots conservative group in neighboring South Carolina spent $515,000 on commercials supporting rival Republican and business executive David Perdue. Other groups are showering […]

GOP-leaning business execs skeptical now about Chris Christie

GOP-leaning business execs skeptical now about Chris Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is dismissing his administration’s traffic scandal as “a footnote” in his political future. Some in the GOP’s elite business class may be close to dismissing him as a serious contender for the party nomination in 2016. Shortly after Christie discussed his White House ambitions in Washington on Wednesday, Republican donors […]

GOP Presidential wannabes court donors by focusing on poverty

GOP Presidential wannabes court donors by focusing on poverty

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan courted some of Wall Street’s most powerful political benefactors on Monday, insisting that love, friendship and “traditional marriage” can combat poverty better than government programs. The prospective Republican presidential contenders were featured guests at an award ceremony hosted by the Manhattan Institute, a right-leaning think […]

Rubio pushes federal retirement plan for all workers

Rubio pushes federal retirement plan for all workers

Younger voters would face higher retirement ages but all Americans could join federal retirement accounts in a plan proposed by Sen. Marco Rubio, the latest in his series of national policy prescriptions. Rubio, a first-term Republican senator from Florida who is weighing a presidential bid, is set to deliver a speech Tuesday about retirement programs. […]

Rubio claims Democrats threaten ‘American Dream’

Rubio claims Democrats threaten ‘American Dream’

Reaffirming his national political ambitions, Sen. Marco Rubio accused Democrats on Friday of threatening the American dream as he campaigned across New Hampshire, appearing in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state for the first time in 18 months. The Florida Republican also jabbed at former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, considered the overwhelming favorite to […]

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