Democrats cheered and Republicans booed the Supreme Court’s decision upholding a voter-passed redistricting commission in Arizona designed to prevent gerrymandering, but it’s not entirely clear which party stands to benefit the most nationally from the case.
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Every occupant of the White House experiences more than one presidency. There’s their actual time in office, an experience characterized by constant political conflict, a drumbeat of unanticipated crises large and small, and a trudging slog towards policy goals. Then there’s the version of their presidency that comes after they leave, as... read more
Republican presidential candidates responded to Friday’s Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage with a mix of tepid disapproval and fiery condemnation, reflecting the party’s deep unease with an issue where public opinion tilted decisively towards equality well before the law had caught up. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, a longtime gay... read more
Republican presidential contenders quickly condemned the Supreme Court's landmark decision Thursday to uphold Affordable Care Act subsidies and pledged to carry on their fight to repeal the health care law into the next election. But some Republican strategists are breathing at least a partial sigh of relief, arguing that a ruling in the... read more
The Supreme Court could rule as soon as Thursday in King v. Burwell, which could cut off subsidies and render health care unaffordable to millions of Americans in states that have not set up their own insurance exchange.The human impact of the ruling is the main story, but a win by the challengers would drop a political bomb on the presidential... read more
If you want a taste of how confusing the political fallout of King v. Burwell will be if the Supreme Court knocks out Affordable Care Act subsidies, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has you covered. read more
KENNER, Louisiana – Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal is expected to declare his candidacy for president on Wednesday, after years of injecting himself into the national conversation on everything from terrorism in the Middle East to education.Speaking from Kenner, the Louisiana district that first elected Jindal to Congress in 2004, he’ll pitch... read more
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could announce a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination as early as next week, Politico reported Tuesday evening.Christie said earlier this month that he would announce his 2016 decision in June, noting that he’s no “wallflower” and would make his plans known. On the “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon... read more
Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday praised South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call to remove the Confederate flag from state capitol grounds, making him the final major GOP contender to weigh in on the issue.
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Jeb Bush ‘confident’ after pre-campaign shakeup BERLIN – Days before his presidential launch, Jeb Bush told reporters on Wednesday that his decision to replace his campaign-manager-in-waiting was a strategic move rather than a response to his tepid position in the polls. “I don’t read the polls,” he told reporters outside the Pestana Hotel in... read more
Carrying the weight of two enormously consequential presidencies for U.S.-German relations on his back, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday played up common ground with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government on national security, trade and fiscal policy.
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The first Republican presidential debate is less than two months away, and there has already been plenty of complaints about host network Fox News' decision to allow just 10 members of the massive GOP field to participate. But if that's not the best way to manage a debate in a way that's fair to the candidates and helpful to... read more
One of Marco Rubio’s Achilles Heels in this presidential campaign will be questions about his finances -- the Florida GOP credit card he used for personal purchases, the house he bought with David Rivera, his relationship with billionaire Norman Braman. read more
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is off to Europe this week, where he’ll visit leaders in Germany, Poland, and Estonia before returning to the United States announce his presidential campaign on June 15 in Miami.Bush will open the trip on Tuesday in Berlin with a speech at an economic conference hosted by the ruling Christian Democratic Union.... read more