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  • 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...
  • Carson may find politics is job for politicians

    Ben Carson is following in the footsteps of Walter Cronkite and Lee Iacocca as a nonpolitician being publicly mentioned as a candidate for the most political of jobs, the U.S. presidency. Carson, a retired physician at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Channeling Ronald Reagan in 2016

    It's on! Ostensible allies for the last couple years, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have commenced the battle for the unofficial title of conservative front-runner. That's no surprise, but what is remarkable is their choice of weapons:...
  • 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...
  • Who rocked the best CPAC speech: Christie, Cruz, Ryan or Trump?

    Who rocked the best CPAC speech: Christie, Cruz, Ryan or Trump?
    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD—A famous conservative walks into a ballroom …. If he is sticking to tradition, he opens with a joke. Or a story that makes him look good or brave or important. On Thursday, the American Conservative Union hosted a...
  • How Paul Ryan's tale of a little boy and a brown-bag lunch fell apart

    How Paul Ryan's tale of a little boy and a brown-bag lunch fell apart
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- What happened to Paul Ryan at CPAC should stand as a warning to all politicians who decide to humanize their policy positions with anecdotes: Make sure the story you are telling is real. You will be truth-squadded. You will...
  • Rand Paul foreign policy views find support among CPAC conservatives

    OXON HILL, Md. —¬†For many of the 2016 presidential contenders who tested their messages at the Conservative Political Action Conference this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s incursion into Ukraine offered the perfect opening to pound...
  • Conservative gathering reflects challenge for GOP

    Conservative gathering reflects challenge for GOP
    OXON HILL, Md. — After steep losses in the 2012 election, there was broad agreement within the Republican Party that its biggest challenge was bridging the divide with key voter groups — minorities, women and young voters — who threw...