Jules Witcover

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 the back end.

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07/17/2015 - 12:15am

            A 2016 presidential longshot in each party contest -- Donald Trump in the Republican and Bernie Sanders in the Democratic -- is currently applying pressures on the other candidates, but in distinctly different ways.

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07/17/2015 - 12:07am

            Despite all the efforts to demonstrate Hillary Clinton is not taking the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination for granted and is working hard for it, her campaign still exudes an air of entitlement and coronation.

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07/16/2015 - 11:34pm

            The only noteworthy aspect of the otherwise meaningless Donald Trump spurt in the public-opinion polls is that if it holds up, it will buy him a ticket into the first of the Republican debates in Cleveland early next month.

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07/03/2015 - 2:53pm

    The Supreme Court's decisive 6-3 vote confirming the right of all Americans to federally supported health-care insurance should end the Republican Party's losing war on Obamacare -- but it probably won't.

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07/03/2015 - 2:40pm

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call on her legislature to remove the Confederate flag from the state Capitol grounds has triggered a scramble among leading Republicans to find politically safe ground on the issue, aflame in the wake of the Charleston...

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