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  • Related story: In Georgia, a Senate race is central to Democrats' hopes

    Related story: In Georgia, a Senate race is central to Democrats' hopes
    MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.— In an Atlanta hotel ballroom, Republican candidates vying for one of this year's most competitive Senate seats sparred recently over who could best impress a mostly white, conservative-leaning audience. Among the contenders:...
  • 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...
  • Democrats' chances in this fall's Senate elections just turned a little bleaker

    In a column last weekend, I warned that the Democrats’ chances of keeping control of the Senate this year look increasingly bleak. That wasn’t a value judgment on my part, merely an assessment of the political landscape. Some readers were...
  • Republican Mike Huckabee wades into 'war on women'

    Republican Mike Huckabee wades into 'war on women'
    Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee lobbed a grenade — a big one — Thursday into the rumbling dispute about whether the Republican party has declared a “war on women.” Speaking at the Republican National Committee’s...
  • With election on horizon, each party is tracking the opposition

    In the midst of a busy 2012 election cycle, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's offhand remark to a local television station about what constituted "legitimate rape" might have slipped under the radar. But Akin was a prime target for an opposition...
  • 'Rape insurance,' a new front in the GOP's clueless 'war on women'

    Rape insurance? Is that really a thing? Well, yes, though the anti-abortion legislators in Michigan who passed a law Wednesday making it necessary don’t really call it that. They call it the “Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act.”...
  • Mike Huckabee says the GOP is on women's side. Readers say: Really?

    Remember when Mike Huckabee was a folksy, refreshing alternative to the politically entrenched types he shared the stage with during those GOP debates before the 2008 election? An unashamed conservative he certainly was, but he was also nice enough....
  • Letters: Huckabee's words for women

    Re "'War on women' debate is given new life," Jan. 24 The war against women by Republicans continues unabated and was exacerbated by Mike Huckabee, who threw a bomb when he stated that "women are smart, educated, intelligent, capable of doing anything...
  • New Year's resolutions I'd like to hear

    Happy New Year! May your 2013 be filled with love, laughter, passion and 365 full nights of sleep. Through the years, I've discovered something about New Year's resolutions: While it's not so easy to keep them, it's very easy to make them for other...
  • Todd Akin's mind stuck in pre-enlightened era

    "Ladylike?" It is a telling choice of word. Hearing it used unironically, as would-be Missouri senator Todd Akin did last week, one almost feels as if Amelia Earhart never flew a plane and Sally Ride never rode a space shuttle. As if Madame C.J. Walker...
  • About those binders...

    About those "binders full of women..." That, of course, is the infelicitous phrase Mitt Romney used in last week's second presidential debate when he was asked how he would address paycheck inequity between the sexes. Romney responded with a homily about...
  • We've made progress, only to see it undone

    What we have here is a failure to communicate. Or at least, that's Rick Ross' story and he's sticking to it. The Miami rapper has ignited a prairie fire of controversy with a song called "U.O.E.N.O.," its title a phonetic spelling of an ebonic...