Thanks to a Tar Heel friend who alerted me to issue ads in the North Carolina senate race, I now know that "for six years the policies of Barack Obama and Kay Hagan have dominated Washington." Karl Rove's American Crossroads, you see, is touting Republican Thom Tillis.
At this moment there is no Ebola epidemic in the United States. But some have tried -- quite intentionally -- to create an epidemic of fear and panic for their own political gain. That is irresponsible and reprehensible.
Now before the liberal left and cynical political observers fall off their chairs laughing, consider this isn't just wishful thinking from Rand Paul. If there's anybody in the 2016 Republican field with even a puncher's chance of pulling this off, it's Paul.
Poverty is a shameful and disgraceful fact of life in the United States -- more so than anyplace else because we live in the richest nation on the planet. Yet these issues get far too little attention on the national stage.
It is difficult enough to confront resurgent diseases without an explosion of unhinged conspiracy mongering.
Before his recent false claims that federal personhood legislation is "simply" a toothless statement of his belief in "life," Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's campaign told Factcheck.org that the candidate backed personhood proposals in order to ban abortion.
Watch the video below of Republican senatorial candidate Cory Gardner telling three different reporters there's "no federal personhood bill" when, in fact, he's a co-sponsor if it.
Can Gardner, who's running against Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, win with a there-is-no-federal-personhood-bill strategy? Or will a new crop of questions that should be asked by reporters force him articulate an actual factual explanation?
One year ago today, Republicans made their strongest possible case outlining their governing principles. Threatened by the prospect of millions of Americans securing access to quality, affordable health care, Republicans chose instead to shut down the federal government.
In recent days and weeks there has been renewed speculation that Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president will again be a candidate in 2...
The fact that America leads the developed world in guns and gun-related deaths doesn't faze gun advocates. Like tax cuts, guns are considered a cure-all. Unfortunately, the same appears true of munitions in American foreign policy.
Why do politicians like Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal still think it's OK to speak to groups that vilify the LGBT community with outrageous propaganda and demonizing falsehoods? If racism is anathema to the GOP, why isn't overt anti-LGBT bigotry equally repellent?
The pack is out of session for the next seven weeks campaigning for another term. So perhaps this is a good time to get a little reflective and sentimental before campaign season really heats up in October.
It's about families trying to keep asthmatic children safe during heat waves and dirty air days. It's about families struggling to hold on to livelihoods in the midst of drought. It's about families draining nest eggs to rebuild homes after fire, floods, and storm surges.
In the end, will a more pragmatic Rand Paul build a coalition that can win a national election? Will his core constituents tolerate a more mainstream Rand? Will they become "bland for Rand"?