Republicans won’t be harmed in the November election by the intra-party schism that ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, though inaction may affect the party’s presidential chances in 2016, a former congressman and party strategist said.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee , whom polls have shown would be a top contender for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, will announce whether he will take the first steps to enter the race on his program on the Fox News cable television channel today.
It was a Ctrl-Alt-Delete 2013 for the White House, President Barack Obama joked last night at a gala in Washington, one of several cracks he took at the flawed rollout of the health-care law that stands as his proudest domestic accomplishment.
Defining battles in a Republican Party feud will play out during the next month in primaries that will help determine control of the U.S. Senate and shape the party’s priorities before the 2016 presidential campaign.
Mitt Romney shrugged off an interruption from a building’s fire alarm as he made his first presidential campaign appearances of the year in Iowa today, exploring a more robust presence in the state after Mike Huckabee said he won’t seek the 2012 Republican nomination.