| Feb 21, 2013
"We need to buy a movie studio."
Amid the umpteen conferences, panels, meetings and informal conversations in the wake of the presidential election, this idea has been a near constant among conservatives who feel like the country is slipping through...
| Feb 22, 2013
As the clock ticks down on the sequester solution to the nation's budget mess, it's looking more and more like a descent into World War I trench warfare. The two partisan sides are dug in, declining to surrender inches of policy and ideological territory,...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 5:37 PM
Long lines were found at polling places throughout Harford County Tuesday, as many residents said they had become energized by the presidential race and the opportunity to have their say on several controversial state ballot questions.
| Nov 6, 2012
| 8:52 PM
President Barack Obama won re-election yesterday thanks to a narrow edge in a swath of key battleground states. His prize: another four years as the leader of a sharply divided nation facing a series of seemingly intractable problems, chief among them the...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 10:06 AM
Jobs and the economy remain tops on voters' minds heading into the midterm election, and House Speaker John A. Boehner wants to re-focus his Republican Party on a "five points" pocketbook agenda before November.
The speaker, known for an unwavering...
| Aug 28, 2014
Comprehensive immigration reform is long overdue and much needed. The possibilities of the U.S. House of Representatives considering such a bill to reconcile with the one passed by the Senate this year are all but nil. The only possible solution is for...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:06 AM
For most people, summer is a treasured time to cool your heels in a cottage by a lake or in a hammock in the backyard. It's not so simple for politicians. For them, deciding when and where to vacation can be perilous. Repair to a beach on the East Coast...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Few places in Illinois vote more reliably Republican than Iroquois County, home to 1,120 square miles of mostly corn and soybean fields, 28,982 residents and, according to state records, 218 distinct units of government — one for every 133...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON--The alleged "raid" on the Republican senatorial primary in Mississippi, wherein black Democratic voters were said to have crossed over to vote for longtime incumbent Thad Cochran, has outraged his tea-party challengers. It sounds like a...
| Jul 3, 2014
On April 2, I went to the floor of the House of Representatives to tell my Republican colleagues they had three months to act on immigration reform before the Independence Day recess. I returned to the floor almost every week since, counting down to...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Cleveland was picked Tuesday by the Republican National Committee’s site selection panel to host the GOP's national convention in 2016.
Cleveland edged out five other finalist cities: Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City and Las Vegas in the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- After 80 years, the city of Cleveland, much maligned in lore as "the mistake on the lake," has been selected to host a national political convention in 2016. Famous Ohioans President William McKinley and Mark Hanna, the Karl Rove of his day,...