Jules Witcover

09/03/2015 - 5:21pm

    Seven years ago, 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York, in a New Hampshire primary debate, was asked about her personal appeal. Her prime opponent, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, cheekily interjected: "You're likeable enough, Hillary."

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09/03/2015 - 5:13pm

    Donald Trump is fast becoming a sort of villainous Pied Piper, tooting the 2016 Republican presidential mice behind him over a precipice to political suicide.

    Despite warnings after the party's 2012...

09/03/2015 - 4:42pm

    As speculation grows that Vice President Joe Biden may yet enter the 2016 presidential race, a flawed assumption argues that he can't wait much longer to decide.

    It's the notion that he has to act...

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.

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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!...

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