A good way to understand (or get further confused) about Rep. Mike Coffman's illusive position on immigration is to compare it to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's. And reporters should consider using this comparison to help explain Coffman's (non)position to voters.
Future college students -- who face rapidly rising tuitions -- and today's debt-laden grads both could benefit from a proposal unveiled Monday by Hillary Clinton at a campaign stop in New Hampshire.
The entire political punditry world has been holding its collective breath since last Thursday night, waiting for some polling numbers to interpret. But one question in particular seems to show some very bad news for the Republican Party.
Imagine how many more people a doctor would have to hire just to deal with a boatload of new insurers. Or to deal with a bunch of politicians who don't know what they're talking about.
Lowey and Alter debate first GOP debates. Some consensus that Fiorina and Cruz rising, Rubio nominee potential, Bush and Walker meh... as Trump damages GOP as the fringe without the euphemisms. Then: after years of taking incoming as a Kenyan/Hitler, is Obama's tone insulting Republicans on Iran Deal?
As billionaire Donald Trump continues his barrage of sharp attacks on Fox News, other Republican candidates have improved their chances to gain their party's presidential nomination. Yet, as each of the 17 announced candidates jockeys for position, Trump is still the center of attention.
With millions watching, a governor vanishes! ...
I came away from last night's first televised Republican presidential debate feeling pretty disappointed in the lack of both questions and answers on climate change or clean energy. Maybe I shouldn't be so surprised.
The GOP Debate. It came, we watched, it blew our minds! Donald Trump is like teflon...nothing sticks to that guy. Marco Rubio was a surprise standout. Jeb Bush looked pretty old. Scott Walker was boring.
Clearly, these moderators were not impartial. They plainly had an agenda that they were not disclosing, although it was quite apparent that part of their agenda included the Republican Party winning the presidency in 2016.
Now that was a debate. Back in 2012 it was the live audience that got rowdy at the presidential primary debates. This time it was the folks onstage, candidates and moderators alike. And somehow it all stemmed from the presence of Donald Trump, the spiritual epicenter of this event, whose outsize persona dominated the proceedings from beginning to end. Things got off to a rollicking start with Trump's show-of-hands refusal to rule out a third-party run and Rand Paul's aggressive reaction. This riveting kickoff set a pugilistic tone for the debate that never subsided.
If the ten Republican candidates on stage tonight all hold the exact same positions, is it really even a debate?
This could be the election where climate change moves front and center -- but only if big business, with its influence and deep pockets, demands it. Will business leaders use their clout to nudge the Republican candidate(s) into supporting climate action? Don't bet against it anymore.
It seems to me there are four basic strategies the other nine Republicans on the stage have to choose from: ignore Trump, outdo Trump, attack Trump or agree with Trump.
One resource that Senator Paul can invoke to defend his libertarian approach to Cuba is Ronald Reagan's flexible approach to communist countries in transition. That is what Cuba is today.
When political wonks are prostrating themselves before Sheldon Adelson for a shot at his billions, you can't really expect us to care what politicians may or may not say in a public debate. Instead, let's set candidates in a series of one-on-one debates and run it NCAA March Madness style.