| Mar 10, 2014
| 3:17 AM
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...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:22 PM
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.
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:57 PM
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,...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:36 PM
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...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 9:17 PM
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...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:45 AM
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...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 6:03 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:26 AM
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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:41 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:19 PM
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...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:54 AM
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...