Ruth Marcus

02/05/2016 - 5:00pm

    By the numbers, Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton, by a millimeter, won the Iowa caucuses.  Still, the race for the top spot was not the big news of the night -- or, in Clinton's case, far into the following day, when the Associated Press finally called the race for her. The real winners were Marco Rubio, with his...

02/04/2016 - 7:00am

    The sobering reality of Barack Obama's presidency has been the difficulty of achieving the change that he promised. The surprising development of the 2016 campaign is the degree to which a large segment of Democratic voters, at least in the early voting states,...

02/01/2016 - 11:00am

    Jeb Bush has a cold. "I'm losing my voice, which is not a great sign, but we'll get through this," he tells the employees gathered in the cafeteria of Nationwide Insurance here.

     We...

01/28/2016 - 7:00pm

    In the year of the angry candidate and the even angrier voter, John Kasich stands out as the self-proclaimed "prince of light and hope."

    As Kasich instructed voters at a town hall meeting here --...

01/24/2016 - 12:00am

    No one in politics is better than Bill Clinton at diagnosing the mood of the electorate, of putting voters' anxieties and frustration into the larger context of the performance of government and the economy. No one is more capable -- especially when the political...

01/23/2016 - 2:00pm

    Donald Trump says Ted Cruz is a "nasty guy." The Texan's Senate colleagues agree. Yet here's the surprise from watching Cruz on the campaign trail: Ideology aside, he comes off as ... rather likable.

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