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...

08/13/2015 - 3:42pm

    For all the political expectations of blood on the floor in the main Republican presidential "debate" in Cleveland the other night, all 13 participants in the affair produced by the Fox News Channel still seem to be standing.

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08/13/2015 - 3:35pm

    A report in the New York Times has stirred new speculation that Vice President Joe Biden, who up to now has remained aloof from the 2016 Democratic presidential race, may be edging closer to entering it. If so, it would be a course correction from his...

08/06/2015 - 5:49pm

    In Cincinnati, a private university police officer stopped a driver for a nonviolent traffic offense and shot him in the head, killing him. The same day in a Washington apartment, a 3-year-old girl was killed, allegedly by a 7-year-old boy as he played with...

08/06/2015 - 5:47pm

    Public-opinion polls, once employed by political consultants to gauge the concerns of voters as a means to shape their candidates' campaigns more effectively, have become the tail that wags the dog.

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07/31/2015 - 8:43pm

    Like Roger Dangerfield, American vice presidents get no respect. Witness the way Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker put down fellow Republican presidential candidate Sen. Mario Rubio of Florida, by floating talk of a Walker-Rubio ticket in 2016 -- with Rubio on...

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