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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Has Cuomo taken the Clinton playbook too far?

08/02/14 09:48AM

Cuomo looked up to former President Clinton almost as much as he did his own governor-father. But the younger Cuomo’s current predicament is a lesson in what can happen to an ambitious Democrat who pushes the Clinton strategy of triangulation to the breaking point, keeping one eye on the White House while losing sight of the base. read more

Ted Cruz's hard-line stance renders border crisis key 2016 issue

08/01/14 06:01PM

In the short term, the House GOP’s failure to pass an emergency immigration bill over tea party opposition was another embarrassing moment for Speaker Boehner in a growing list. But the political damage may be limited: Americans tend to pay little attention to process stories in Congress. But something Americans do pay attention to are presidential elections. Here’s where this week’s border skirmish starts to look more significant. read more

Gary Peters in Detroit,  Nov. 6, 2012.

Michigan Senate race a rare bright spot for Democrats

07/28/14 01:17PM

MUSKEGON, Mich. – As President Obama’s second term has struggled, the talk all year has been of another Democratic shellacking. Will it be merely a good year for the Republicans or a historic year? How far will this anticipated GOP tidal wave extend?     The answer, so far, is short of Michigan. read more

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks at the 2014 National Urban League Conference July 25, 2014  in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Rand Paul makes pitch to civil rights groups

07/25/14 11:04AM

Speaking to a historic civil rights group, Sen. Rand Paul on Friday called for new sentencing reforms, expanded voting rights, school choice, and tax cuts for depressed cities. “I say we take a stand and fight for justice now,” said the Republican senator from Kentucky. read more

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during fundraiser for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, July 17, 2014, in Davenport, Iowa.

Chris Christie: GOP must show willingness to listen

07/25/14 10:24AM

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says his party must change the way it talks about beliefs on social issues. Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was speaking at the Aspen Institute on Thursday night alongside a handful of governors. read more