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Election 2014 Scorecard: How 6 Potential 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates Fared on the Campaign Trail
We know that Election Day 2014 left the Democrats seeing red. But with midterms behind us, the focus now shifts to 2016. The midterms gave potential 2016 nominees a chance to hit the campaign trail early – for other candidates, of course. Bill and Hillary...
Primary Super Tuesday: Kentucky, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Arkansas, and Idaho
Today is the big one, the Super Tuesday of the primary season, with six states holding primaries across the country, including Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon,and Pennsylvania. WHO’S ON THE BALLOT?Today’s key race features the senate minority leader pummeling a tea party challenger in
As Gay Marriage Turns 10, US Public Opinion Tips
Ten years ago today Robyn Ochs and Peg Preble married in Massachusetts. They were the first same-sex couple to be married, the day same-sex marriage was legalized in the state. Since then, s17 states and the District of Columbia have legalized same-sex marriage. At the...
Turn Off That Camera! Idaho Gov Signs Tough 'Ag-Gag' Into Law
Bill Sponsors 'Tickled,' Animal Rights Group Says Law is 'Dangerous, Unconstitutional'
Elizabeth Warren's Peace
By RICK KLEIN (@rickklein) History shall record that, three years from the next presidential election, a freshman senator announced that she will not be part of said next election. What Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., announced is basically what Sen. Barack Obama said in the months...
Read an Excerpt of Gov. Scott Walker's New Book 'Unintimidated'
Excerpted from Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge by Governor Scott Walker and Marc Theissan, in agreement with Sentinel, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Copyright (c) Scott Walker and Marc Theissan, 2013. INTRODUCTION "If It Can Happen in Wisconsin, It Can Happen
The Note: Michele Bachmann's Exit Strategy
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES EIGHT IS ENOUGH: In an e-mail message to supporters and a video posted online early this morning Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., announced she would not seek a fifth term in Congress in 2014. “Be assured, my decision was not in any...
Foster Friess Challenges Govs to Raise $20K Each for Tornado Victims
Philanthropist Foster Friess, who has promised to match a $1 million in donations to help tornado victims in Moore, Okla., today challenged the 50 state governors to raised $20,000 each in private funds. The governors’ together would raise $1 million for the stricken town...
Health Care Deadline Looms: How States Are Setting Up the Exchanges
All of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," doesn't go into effect until 2014, but states are required to set up their own health care exchanges or leave it to the federal government to step in by next year. The deadline for the governors' decisions is Friday. The health insurance