Poll: Abbott Holds Double-Digit Lead Over Davis In Texas Gubernatorial Race

Poll: Abbott Holds Double-Digit Lead Over Davis In Texas Gubernatorial Race

By Jonathan Tilove, American-Statesman Staff AUSTIN, Texas — Attorney General Greg Abbott is holding a steady double-digit lead over state Sen. Wendy Davis in the Texas governor’s ...

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Poll: Christie Regaining, But Clinton Trounces Entire GOP Field

Poll: Christie Regaining, But Clinton Trounces Entire GOP Field

By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton isn’t only the strong front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but she’s well ahea ...

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GOP-Led House Approves Paul Ryan Budget

GOP-Led House Approves Paul Ryan Budget

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — With little drama Thursday, House Republicans easily approved a largely symbolic budget proposal from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) ...

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4 Things The Koch Brothers Love About Big Government

4 Things The Koch Brothers Love About Big Government

They head the largest private oil company in the United States, rake in billions of dollars in profit, and pour millions into political campaigns and lobbying efforts. They are th ...

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Senate Republicans Block Democrats’ Paycheck Fairness Bill

Senate Republicans Block Democrats’ Paycheck Fairness Bill

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — With sought-after women voters at stake, Senate Republicans blocked election-year legislation Wednesday aimed at ensuring t ...

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Medicare Advantage Payments Won’t Be Cut Next Year

Medicare Advantage Payments Won’t Be Cut Next Year

By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Obama administration reversed itself on Monday, announcing that private health plans that provide Medicare benefits will ...

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A Few Republicans Push House To Move On Jobless Bill After Senate OK

A Few Republicans Push House To Move On Jobless Bill After Senate OK

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — As soon as the Democratic-controlled Senate passed a measure Monday to extend unemployment aid to jobless Americans, a bele ...

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Conservative California Website Quickly Stirs Controversy

Conservative California Website Quickly Stirs Controversy

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The launch of a new political website in California, intended to highlight conservative success stories in the Golden Sta ...

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Jeb Bush Says Illegal Immigration Not A Felony, But An ‘Act Of Love’

Jeb Bush Says Illegal Immigration Not A Felony, But An ‘Act Of Love’

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Republican Jeb Bush knew that calling illegal immigration an "act of love" was going to light up the political world even ...

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On Our Highest Court, A Former Lobbyist Guts Campaign Finance Reform

On Our Highest Court, A Former Lobbyist Guts Campaign Finance Reform

For a large and bipartisan majority of Americans, the increasing power of money in politics is alarming, but not for the conservative majority of the United States Supreme Court, ...

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