Feb. 10, 2016

Politics Archive

Trying to Make Sense of the Post-New Hampshire Republican Race

If there were any doubts that Donald Trump was a serious contender in the Republican presidential race after he arguably under-performed in Iowa, New Hampshire’s results should be a wake-up call.

Redistricting Case Could Delay North Carolina's Primary

By moving up all its primaries from May to March 15, North Carolina thought it would be playing a more pivotal role in this year’s presidential election. But a recent federal court ruling invalidating two of the state’s congressional districts threatens to delay this year’s earlier-than-normal primary and upend elections in which early voting is already under way.

What We Learned From New Hampshire

Donald Trump and Sen. Bernard Sanders scored big wins in New Hampshire but the campaign for each party’s nomination turns south and west, where the real race begins, according to political analysts and strategists Roll Call asked to analyze the Tuesday’s results.

Trump, Sanders Win Huge in New Hampshire

Donald Trump and Sen. Bernard Sanders lodged a solid complaint against both parties’ establishments with their victories in New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary on Tuesday.

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About the New Hampshire Primary?

You’ve been following the New Hampshire primary for the 2016 presidential election pretty closely. But have you been following closely enough?

The $100 Jacket Politicians Use to Pretend To Be Normal People

David Trone has never run for office before, but he’s wearing the standard issue uniform of a politician in his first television ads: the barn jacket.

Kasich's Moment of Truth Comes on Budget Day

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary is his last stand, and the pivotal election of his career comes, coincidentally, on Budget Day, when proposed federal spending levels are released. The budget is an issue to which Kasich traces his biggest accomplishments, and he has embraced those in his run for the presidency.

The Big Question in New Hampshire: Where Does Rubio Finish?

In their last two presidential primaries, Republicans left New Hampshire with a much clearer view of who would become their party’s White House pick thanks to victories from eventual nominees John McCain and Mitt Romney.

Voters Don’t Fit Neatly Into Presidential Primary Lanes

The common narrative of the Republican presidential primary has two groups of candidates jockeying for position in establishment and anti-establishment lanes.

Presidential Contenders Stay Away From Vulnerable Guinta

One of the most vulnerable members of the House is lurking in the shadows outside of New Hampshire’s presidential spotlight.

Club for Growth Goes on Air Ahead Of Ohio, North Carolina Primaries

The conservative Club for Growth’s political action committee will begin running new ads Tuesday aiming to help candidates in the North Carolina and Ohio Republican primaries.

Duckworth Blames Kirk for Radicalized Muslims

Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., implied that politicians like incumbent Republican Sen. Mark Kirk may be responsible for radicalization of young Muslims. Kirk’s campaign called Duckworth’s comments “dangerously foolish.”

The Threat, and the Politics, of Homegrown Terrorism

The threat of domestic Islamic terrorism is a political issue wielded by political candidates and debated hotly in Congress. But how serious is the threat?

Former Coats Staffer Withdraws From Indiana Senate Race

Three days after Indiana’s filing deadline, Eric Holcomb, former chief of staff to Sen. Dan Coats, withdrew from the race to replace his former boss in the Senate.

Can Rubio Follow Romney’s Path to the Nomination?

Is Marco Rubio a conservative who wants to overthrow the GOP establishment or a potential standard-bearer for party pragmatists? He’s trying to be both, of course.

Rand Paul's 'Long Haul' Cut Short

For Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, maybe the necessities of a modern presidential campaign were just a bit too much.

Bernie Sanders as GOP Tool: Their Plan to Use Him Against Democrats

Sen. Bernard Sanders’ surprisingly strong candidacy for president has laid bare a sharp division within the Democratic coalition, pitting its activist base against the moderate-minded establishment.

What the Hell Happened to Jeb Bush?

It must be more than a decade ago when I got a glimpse of the man often referred to as “George W. Bush’s smarter, younger brother.”