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  • Rubio trails poll at conservative CPAC conference

    Rubio trails poll at conservative CPAC conference
    If Marco Rubio is hoping to become president on the strength of his popularity within his own base, he has a lot of work to do. Rubio finished in a surprisngly distant 7th place in the annual straw poll taken at the Conservative Political Action...
  • Republicans can't seem to agree on Iraq and Middle East strategies

    The crisis in Iraq and broader unrest in the Middle East have exposed a growing rift among Republicans on foreign policy, as skeptics of military intervention have more openly challenged the party's hawkish posture in the post-Sept. 11 era. Unfolding...
  • Conservative gathering welcomes Chris Christie

    Conservative gathering welcomes Chris Christie
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Gov. Chris Christie arrived at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday at one of the most difficult moments of his political career: The investigations into his administration's mammoth traffic jam continue,...
  • The Takeaway wrap: Obama's 'Between Two Ferns' visit and CPAC

    The Takeaway wrap: Obama's 'Between Two Ferns' visit and CPAC
    In this week’s video roundup of the Takeaway blog: What was President Obama doing when he appeared on the satiric Web-only talk show “Between Two Ferns,” with actor/comedian Zach Galifianakis? Turns out the president was shilling for...
  • GOP senators dig in against primary challenges from tea party

    PEARL, Miss. — Sen. Thad Cochran is a portrait of the genteel Southern politician, known for three-piece suits, a shock of white hair and shoveling billions of government dollars back to his impoverished home state to repair levees, construct...
  • Ted Cruz lands mammoth book deal, just in time for 2016 election

    Ted Cruz lands mammoth book deal, just in time for 2016 election
    Sen. Ted Cruz will sign a mammoth book deal, the Associated Press reports, for a memoir/polemic to be published in advance of the 2016 election. The tea party favorite is rumored to have scored $1.5 million for the book. Cruz's literary agent told the...
  • Scott Walker to pen book with 'torture apologist'

    Scott Walker to pen book with 'torture apologist'
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is drawing heat over his choice of ghostwriter for a forthcoming book. As the National Review online reported, Walker will team up with former George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen on the book, which according to a source...
  • Who would do best against Hillary Clinton?

    Who would do best against Hillary Clinton?
    Though the next election is three years away, Republicans are gathering this weekend to mull their presidential chances. One poll finds that Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, would be in the best position to compete against potential Democratic...
  • Warren and Cruz: principled or polarizing?

    Who is the face of American liberalism? Who is the face of American conservatism? In Washington politics and on social media these days, the king and queen of "base" politics are two freshman U.S senators — Texas' Ted Cruz for conservatives and...
  • The California Supreme Court was right to reject Stephen Glass

    The California Supreme Court was right to reject Stephen Glass
    Gotta admit, I was rooting for Stephen Glass in his quest to be admitted to the California bar. I had trouble grasping how a disgraced "wunderkind" journalist who made up or falsely embellished some 40 magazine stories in the late-1990s could not be...
  • Democratic groups create united front for Clinton in 2016

    Democratic groups create united front for Clinton in 2016
    Hillary Rodham Clinton will not announce for months whether she will run for president, but as she arrived in California for events this week the machinery of a campaign was cranking into gear around her. The Ready for Hillary "super PAC," created to...
  • Chris Christie, to woo conservatives, stresses opposition to abortion

    Chris Christie, to woo conservatives, stresses opposition to abortion
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Before the bridge scandal unfolded in New Jersey, Chris Christie's biggest hurdle on the path to the 2016 Republican presidential nomination was his difficulty winning over core conservatives — the kind of activists who...