The president of a Washington think tank says he’s been pushing Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan for weeks to explore a Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump in 2020. Niskanen Center founder Jerry Taylor says he’s been encouraging Hogan to run - and the governor hasn't said, "No."
Maryland’s two-term Republican Gov. Larry Hogan urged a different direction for the GOP after taking the oath of office for another four years. Hogan had Jeb Bush introduce him and praised the traditional wing of the Republican Party, while condemning dysfunction in Washington.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will travel to Annapolis to serve as the featured speaker at Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s inauguration Wednesday — a move that will put two favorites of anti-Trump Republicans on stage together.
Not sufficiently humiliated by his collapse as the early Republican presidential front runner, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in an attempt to deny the nomination to Donald Trump.
For all his glaring faults — and there are many — the Trump candidacy is succeeding where the establishment fails in great part due to the fact that he is certainly not offering the prospect of more of the same. We have seen how the establishment has governed when given the chance, and few voters want to go back there.
March will tell us who the likely nominees are for both parties. There are 30 contests in March. By March 15 Republicans will know if Trump is their likely nominee and new party leader. And by then, Democrats will know who they must rally behind to win in November.
Convincing victories by political outsiders in New Hampshire demonstrate without doubt that most voters are disgusted with both political parties. The electorate will probably make one of them — more likely Donald Trump — the next commander in chief.
The infamously self-promoting David Brock, a professional character assassin who shills for Hillary, has called on Jeb Bush to take him on in a battle of emails, in response to Mr. Bush's recent publication of an ebook. It would be laughable if it weren't so preposterous. It makes one wonder why Hillary Clinton would have such a smarmy hack representing her campaign, even indirectly.
Strategic patience is a difficult and valuable quality in an era of ever-shrinking news cycles and 24/7 social media carping. The temptation to react instantly to every controversy is hard to resist. So far, Cruz and Rubio have been the Kutuzovs of the race, while Jeb Bush and Donald Trump look an awful lot like the Napoleons.
There's an old adage in the newspaper business: Never pick a fight with a man who buys ink by the barrel. The Republican presidential debaters in Colorado the other night openly and vigorously ignored it in their desire to tap into the public unpopularity of the folks who bring you the news, in print or on television and the Internet.
To say "stuff happens" about a mass shooting is to suggest that mass shootings are somehow inevitable and unavoidable. But that is simply not true. This "stuff" doesn't happen everywhere -- not with the numbing frequency it does here.
Having thoroughly intimidated the rest of the Republican Party's 2016 presidential field and won a goodly number of its voters' hearts with his tough-guy persona, Donald Trump has decided to tackle their minds.
WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis will arrive in the United States on Tuesday amid raging partisan debates in Congress over abortion, immigration and climate change, giving him an extraordinary platform from which to influence -- and roil -- lawmakers of both parties.