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Entries by Jon Ward from 01/2014

Alan Simpson Voices Support For Future Run By Liz Cheney

Posted 01.06.2014 | Politics

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.), a friend of the Cheney family who had clashed with them publicly over Liz Cheney's U.S. Senate candidacy, had nothi...

The Inside Story Of Liz Cheney's Tone-Deaf Candidacy

Posted 01.07.2014 | Politics

When Liz Cheney moved to Wyoming, in 2012, her path to the Senate seemed clear enough. Cheney had a famous name, a high-profile media presence, an imp...

Destroying The Opposition Is A Business For the Right, A Cause For The Left

Posted 01.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– In the age of big data, there is also big oppo. The Republicans last year launched their own group, America Rising, to counter the...

President Of Top Democratic Opposition Research Group Stepping Down

Posted 01.09.2014 | Politics

Rodell Mollineau, the president of Democratic opposition research group American Bridge, is stepping down next month to work as an independent consul...

Here's The Story Democrats Want To Tell You About Chris Christie

Posted 01.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Midway through New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) press conference in Trenton, N.J., on Thursday, Mo Elleithee, a top official at the ...

GOP Govs. Paul LePage, Tom Corbett 'Too Clueless To Even Save Themselves,' Top Democrat Says

Posted 01.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Governors' races are not part of a Rubik's Cube like those in the Senate, an ever-changing puzzle with one burning question: Which party...

Mike Huckabee Raises Specter of Holocaust In Warning Tea Party To Back Off Purity Tests

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Whether or not Mike Huckabee is at all serious when he says he's thinking about another presidential run in 2016, what he says still mat...

Republican National Committee Denounces NSA Spying, Calls For Investigation

Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee passed a resolution at its winter meeting Friday, denouncing domestic electronic surveillance conducte...

A 30-Second Guide To The RNC Rule Changes: What You Need To Know

Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party is sick of losing presidential elections, so they are changing the structure of their primary to better position th...

Hillary Clinton's Comment She Hasn't Driven Since '96 Is Out Of Tune With Populist Mood

Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rising inequality, a sense of the system being rigged in favor of the powerful: Those themes have been building for years, among conserv...

Mike Lee Challenges Tea Party To Move 'From Protest To Progress'

Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) challenged tea party conservatives in his response on their behalf to President Barack Obama's State of the Union...

Republicans Respond To Obama With A Soft-Focus Human Interest Speech

Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Republican lawmaker on Tuesday made a vague pledge that Congress will work toward immigration reform this year, in the party's of...

Rand Paul Avoids Speechifying, Delivers Webinar On How To Improve Economy

Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) delivered a concise, lawyerly response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, choos...

Why Remaking The Modern Republican Party Is So Damn Hard

Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Al From, the engineer of the Democratic Party's rebirth after Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale and Michael Dukakis, at first seems an unlike...