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When Considering a Presidential Bid, When Does 'No' Mean 'Yes'?

Rich Rubino | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Even after a potential candidate says with absolute certainty that he will not run, many do not believe him or her. With the exception of Pete Wilson, one would be hard pressed to find presidential candidates whose past denials actually had deleterious effects on their presidential candidacies.

Bob Dole Wants Mitt Romney To Run For President Again

AP | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Bob Dole says he thinks former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney should run for the office again in 2016. ...

One Man's Quest for Standardized Electronic Health Records

Claire Fordham | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact
Claire Fordham

The Kanters' recipe for a long, healthy life is moderation in all things, a good diet and regular exercise. And standardized electronic health records could go a long way toward longer lives for everyone.

Bob Dole Gives Pat Roberts A Boost In Competitive Kansas Race

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics

DODGE CITY, Kansas (AP) — A newly upholstered chair and an American flag dominated Village Square Mall on the west side of Dodge City, the Kansas ho...

Tradition and History Matter to Albanians

David L. Phillips | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
David L. Phillips

Today Kosova is free. It is, however, a flawed state with serious problems. Every UN Member State should recognize Kosova's independence, but only 106 have recognized it so far. Now is the time for Kosovars to vote and express their determination for reform.

Legacy

Enid Borden | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Enid Borden

This Memorial Day made me, as everyone else, think of all the veterans whom we lost. It also makes me think of all the veterans who are still very muc...

Let the Republicans Talk About Clinton's Age and Health

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The question this raises for the GOP, and whoever they nominate in 2016, is whether they are smart enough to run a campaign that focuses on Clinton's record, accomplishment, missteps and the like, rather than her gender and increasingly less polarizing personality. This would be hard for a party that has generally proved itself unable to avoid that temptation.

Immigration Foe Faces Tough Reelection Bid

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), an architect of the controversial Arizona law requiring state and local police to check the immigration sta...

Dole Criticizes 'First-Termers' Like Paul, Cruz

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole doesn't think "first-termers" like Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) or Ted Cruz (R-Texas)...

Bob Dole Weighs In On Ukraine Crisis

AP | By JOHN HANNA | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole said Monday that the U.S. should send weapons, including tanks, to Ukrain...

Dole Is Conservative, Cruz Is Not

David Jenkins | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
David Jenkins

Last week at CPAC, with his cock-sure arrogance on full display, Senator Ted Cruz mocked former Republican presidential nominees Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney as candidates that do not stand on principle.

John McCain: Ted Cruz Should Apologize For 'President Bob Dole' Comment

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to apologize for his "President Bob Dole" comment during Thursday's CPAC speech. Part...

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Vie For Clout With Their Conservative Base

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Republicans vying for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 auditioned Thursday before some of the nation's most ardent cons...

A Power Outage in the White House?

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
D. R. Tucker

Is climate change too much of a psychological challenge for the president? Is it simply too much for him to confront the near-almighty power of the fossil fuel industry and the Republican (and some Democratic) politicians who are that industry's acolytes?

You Can Help McGovern-Dole School Meals Campaign

William Lambers | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

McGovern teamed up with Dole to improve the U.S. national school meals programs, including summer feeding. They knew that the success of this nation, or any other, depends on healthy and educated children.

Dole Reminds Us How Dems-Reps Can Work Together Against Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
William Lambers

Congress needs to take action against hunger and do so in a bipartisan approach.

Turning a Senate Corner?

Carl Pope | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Carl Pope

Once the president regains his footing, he can once again lead the government and Boehner will have nowhere to hide. Nov. 21 was twenty years in the making -- but it came, and it is a very big deal.

Good Spin, Bad Spin: Christie's Tea Party and Obama's Promise

Alan Kelly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

Two topics of politics were rich with Recasts this week as N.J. Gov. Chris Christie ran the table for another term in the Garden State and POTUS surrogates sought to spin the president's oft-repeated Obamacare promise that we can all keep our health insurance.

21 Political Figures You Thought Were Dead -- But Aren't

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Some of these political figures have served their countries longer than you’ve been alive. Some are nearly 100 years old. Some have even been pronou...

Populism vs. Nihilism

Mike Lux | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The contrast between tea party extremism and populist progressives could not be more telling. Both are based in part on the anger tough times stir up, but these two movements are moving in opposite directions.

John Celock

Moderates Could Jump Off GOP Ship In 'Ultraconservative Utopia'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

The civil war between moderate and conservative Republicans in Kansas continues as moderates get behind Democrat Paul Davis to challenge Gov. Sam Brow...

John McCain Is a Liberal?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

When its constituents start referring to Sen. John McCain as a liberal you know the GOP bus has officially careened off the cliff. Let's just visit McCain's record for a second, because perspective and context here is critical.

The Psychology of Neo-McCarthyism

Douglas LaBier | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Douglas LaBier

There are political motives for this odd, self-destructive path. But there's another source worth considering as well: The mental and emotional drivers that may underlie the resurgence of McCarthyism at this particular point in our culture.

The Future of the Senate

Carl Pope | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Carl Pope

The history of how the filibuster has been used in American history shows it to be a tool heavily weighted towards reactionary minorities, short-sighted isolationists, and those who oppose a strong national government.

Top Republican Says Party Is 'Open For Repairs'

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican party is "open for repairs," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday. Former Senate Majorit...