| Oct. 7, 2015, 1:10 p.m.
The Republican contest for president probably will boil down to a fight between a pragmatic conservative, such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and either an uncompromising conservative, such as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, or an outsider, like Ben Carson.
| Sept. 28, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
Those of us who report on and analyze politics for a living have been talking ad nauseam about voters’ frustration and anger.
| Sept. 21, 2015, 12:57 p.m.
Former U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge announced on Sept. 9 he will seek the Arkansas Democratic Senate nomination and the right to challenge incumbent Republican Sen. John Boozman in 2016.
| Sept. 14, 2015, 11:31 a.m.
Compared to the Republican race for president, the Democratic contest looks almost normal.
| Sept. 9, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
Republican front-runner Donald Trump isn’t going away anytime soon, I now believe.
| Sept. 1, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
Two-term Republican Sen. David Vitter started his bid for Louisiana governor as a solid, if not prohibitive, favorite. But Pelican State watchers believe that Vitter’s prospects look less certain now than they did six months ago.
| Aug. 24, 2015, 1:16 p.m.
On Aug. 21, I did something — twice — that I rarely do. I tweeted. But it wasn’t about Donald Trump’s poll numbers or Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails. It was about the stock market’s plunge.
| Aug. 11, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
Who knew the Democratic presidential race would be fundamentally changed in the blink of an eye? But that happened recently when California congressman Eric Swalwell, 34, endorsed former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.
| Aug. 4, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
The news that Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is giving serious consideration to running for president spread like wildfire over the weekend.
| July 28, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
On first glance, Christie’s bio and profile should make him a top-tier hopeful for the 2016 Republican nomination. But he isn’t — at least not right now. In this case, timing is everything.
| July 21, 2015, 7:02 a.m.
“I’m tired of hyphenated Americans,” complains Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal in “We’re All Americans,” a television spot aired by Believe Again, the super PAC supporting the presidential hopeful’s bid.
| July 13, 2015, 1:48 p.m.
Every election is different, but they almost always come down to one question: What is the election about?
| July 8, 2015, 11:58 a.m.
Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders’ poll numbers in New Hampshire have reporters taking notice and progressive Democrats excited: Bernie is surging!
| July 6, 2015, 2:01 p.m.
I was surprised by the near unanimity over the weekend about the impact of the Donald Trump comments about Mexican immigrants. Almost every disinterested political observer agreed Trump’s typically over-the-top remarks were certain to hurt GOP prospects in the 2016 presidential election.
| June 30, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
I feel bad for Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee and Rick Perry. They are presidential retreads at a moment when anything that is more than an hour or two old is passé.
| June 23, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
| June 16, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
During my 23 years at Roll Call (my first column was published on June 11, 1992), I’ve seen many changes at the newspaper. It has been forced to evolve because journalism has changed more radically than any of us could have imagined.
| June 8, 2015, 11:46 a.m.
The Republican presidential field looks unusually diverse this cycle — an African-American (Ben Carson), an Indian-American (Bobby Jindal), a woman (Carly Fiorina) and a Hispanic, or, if you prefer, a Cuban (Marco Rubio). One candidate is married to a Hispanic originally from Mexico (Jeb Bush).
| June 2, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
Battles for the Republican presidential nomination almost always come down to two alternatives — an establishment-backed candidate with pragmatic instincts and an insurgent (often significantly more conservative) who tries to appeal to constituencies that feel ignored.
| May 26, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
Fox News and CNN, which will broadcast the first two GOP presidential debates, have decided on a system for excluding candidates that could result in Donald Trump participating in those debates but current or former senators and governors being excluded.