Jules Witcover

08/27/2015 - 9:52pm

    Scott Walker, the cocky young governor who took on the public-sector unions in Wisconsin and beat back a recall against him, figured he had the 2016 Republican presidential nomination all figured out.

    He got an early jump in neighboring Iowa for...

08/27/2015 - 9:35pm

    As much of the Republican faithful look for a 2016 presidential nominee not named Trump, Gov. John Kasich of Ohio is rising in the polls with a message that the previous GOP president peddled with success in the 2000 election.

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08/27/2015 - 8:40pm

    Nearly 40 years ago, a fictional television anchor called Howard Beale captured a public mood of despair by telling his viewers to go to the nearest window, throw it open and shout: "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!...

08/20/2015 - 6:59pm

Who will save the Republican Party from the destructive and vulgar force of Donald Trump? Several of his rivals for the 2016 presidential nomination have stepped forward, but no common voice has emerged that might effectively purge the party of its current plague....

08/20/2015 - 6:30pm

    A welcome if unexpected repercussion of the first Republican presidential debate is the pressure on the next debate's moderators to demand more prescriptions and less bombast from Donald Trump.

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08/20/2015 - 5:42pm

    A small-sample poll in New Hampshire shows Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders leading Hillary Clinton by 44 percent to 37, six months before the state's first-in-the-nation 2016 presidential primary. At the same time, Sanders is drawing huge crowds in cities...

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