It wasn't so long ago that reproductive rights were a key part of the Republican party platform. Recently passed laws in states from Texas to Ohio to North Carolina will drastically roll back access to reproductive care, but it wasn't until 1980 that an anti-abortion plank was added to the GOP's official platform read more
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie looks like he will coast to re-election. A recent Quinnipac poll showed he is currently up 32 points over his Democratic challenger, State Senator Barbara Buono.
But while Christie fans around the country are cheering for a victory across party lines, that could propel his national ambitions, what many observers don't realize is that being chief executive of New Jersey could actually make it harder for the governor to launch a bid for the White House in 2016. read more
Republican governors with aggressive conservative agendas have been having a good few years, from Scott Walker in Wisconsin to John Kasich in Ohio. Why isn't Pennsylvania's Tom Corbett a part of that club? read more