Jules Witcover

05/03/2016 - 11:00am

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's selection of former campaign rival Carly Fiorina to be his running mate, when he has not even come close to defeating Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, is an exercise in pure delusion.

    The longshot gamble to...

04/20/2016 - 9:00am

    The gloves were off the other night in the latest debate between Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The verbal slugfest confirmed not only their personal dislike, but also their basic disagreement on how each proposes to govern if elected in...

04/18/2016 - 7:00am

    House Speaker Paul Ryan tried again this week to discourage speculation that he might be a compromise presidential choice at the coming Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.

    He echoed the...

04/16/2016 - 5:00pm

    As speculation mounts on the prospect of an open, contested Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July, the absence of old-time party leadership is painfully evident.

    Until not long ago, the party...

04/12/2016 - 9:00pm

    The memoir of the late Frank Mankiewicz, "So As I Was Saying," has recently hit the bookstores. In his 90 years he was an avid baseball fan, and in the game's jargon he could have been cast as a utility infielder of the first order.

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04/10/2016 - 2:00pm

    The Wisconsin primaries in both parties put holds on the expectations of presidential frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump -- especially the latter, whose bubble has been significantly deflated.

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