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  • Donors Idle as Jeb Bush Mulls 2016 Risking ‘7 Dwarfs’

    Dirk Van Dongen has raised money for Republican presidential candidates for three decades and will be a financial force for Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign –- if Jeb Bush doesn’t run.

  • Mitt Romney: This Year’s Michael Dukakis

    If, as seems possible, Mitt Romney is not elected U.S. president on Nov. 6, he will not be the first presidential candidate to run on the issue of competence and then lose because he ran an incompetent campaign. He will not even be the first governor of Massachusetts to do so.

  • Pro-Romney Group Uses Willie Horton Ad Maker to Attack Presidential Rivals

    A group supporting Mitt Romney has spent millions attacking Republican rivals Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich -- using media firms better known for ambushing Democratic presidential nominees Michael Dukakis and John Kerry.

  • Willie Horton’s Revenge

    Remember Willie Horton? He was the Massachusetts prisoner, serving a sentence of life without parole for murder, who walked away from a weekend release program and later committed armed robbery and rape. In the 1988 presidential election, Republican vice president George H.W. Bush made Horton a major issue against the Democrat, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis.

  • Republicans Backing Holder Spotlight Crime Policy Shift

    Once a U.S. political issue central to Republican campaign attacks against Democrats, the push to be “tough on crime” has transformed -- from statehouses to Washington -- into being “smart on crime.”

  • Obamacare Fiasco Erodes Government as Problem-Solver Idea

    When Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, voters were not merely choosing a candidate they found more compelling. They also were endorsing a renewal of the notion that government could be a force for good.

  • S&P Prosecutor’s Stalled Nomination Is Bump in Fast-Track Career

    The Justice Department suit against Standard & Poor’s has entered a phase where lawyers spend months arguing over procedure, and progress is slim. Tony West, who’s overseeing the case. knows the feeling: His nomination to become the agency’s No. 3 official has been blocked for half a year.

  • Fed Chairman Debate Pits Insider Against Outsider

    Much of the debate over who will be the next U.S. Federal Reserve chairman has focused on whether gender politics or the future of Fed monetary policy will be more determinative.

  • Perry’s ‘Oops’ Moment Recalls Earlier Presidential Debate Gaffes

    Texas Governor Rick Perry’s “oops” moment in Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate will secure him a prominent place in the annals of political mishaps.

  • Etch A Sketch Joins Flip-Flops as New Political Weaponry

    The remark lasted only a moment, yet the metaphor may haunt Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney for months or even years.

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