Political

Clinton defends progressive record against Sanders' attack

Written by The Associated Press Thursday, 04 February 2016 08:17

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders opened up a new line of attack in the Democratic presidential primary on Feb. 3, putting Hillary Clinton on the defensive over her liberal credentials just days after she eked a slim victory in the Iowa caucuses.

Before Iowa: Candidates collect endorsements ahead of votes

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 10:17
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Before the votes in Iowa, a battle for endorsements.

With MoveOn.org’s endorsement in early January, Bernie Sanders moved on up in the polls.

Republican establishment bracing for the inevitability of Donald Trump

Written by Jill Colvin,
Julie Pace
and Steve Peoples
AP writers
Sunday, 24 January 2016 05:52

Donald Trump and some mainstream Republicans are engaged in a long-distance flirtation. Both sides are coming to the realization that they'll need each other if the billionaire businessman becomes the party's presidential nominee.

GOP prepares for an undecided convention

Written by AP reports Thursday, 14 January 2016 07:21

The Republican National Committee is preparing for a contested national convention in the event that no GOP candidate wins enough delegates to secure the party's presidential nomination, according to several GOP leaders who spoke to The Associated Press at the party's winter meeting in South Carolina yesterday.

Study: Republicans are far less interested than Democrats in the other party's debates

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Sunday, 31 January 2016 09:07

Donald Trump says he's the primary draw for debate watchers.

Viewership for the three Democratic debates has ranged between 8.6 million and 15.8 million, and a study released by the Pew Research Center offers some insights into why the GOP debates are more popular television events.

Obama contrasts Clinton’s pragmatism with Sanders’ idealism

Written by Josh Lederman,
AP writer
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 07:23

President Barack Obama is casting the Democratic primary to replace him as a contest between Hillary Clinton’s pragmatism and experience versus Bernie Sanders’ idealism and liberalism.

Trump trumpets Sarah Palin's endorsement, but she's a no-show at scheduled event

Written by Jill Colvin,
AP writer
Friday, 22 January 2016 06:40

Donald Trump brandished the endorsement of conservative Republican firebrand Sarah Palin at an Iowa rally Jan. 20 in the increasingly intense 2016 GOP presidential sweepstakes.

MoveOn endorses Sanders in Democratic race

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 12 January 2016 08:56

MoveOn.org Political Action on Jan. 12 endorsed U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders for president.

Scott Walker setting himself up for a third term as governor

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Thursday, 28 January 2016 08:14
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Gov. Scott Walker is setting up himself up to run for a third term as governor.

Cash for Cruz: Billionaires helped Cruz rise in GOP presidential bid

Written by JULIE BYKOWICZ
Associated Press
Monday, 25 January 2016 13:19

Four of America’s wealthiest businessmen laid the foundation for Ted Cruz’s now-surging Republican presidential campaign and have redefined the role of political donors.

Lawsuit filed challenging Ted Cruz's presidential eligibility

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Friday, 15 January 2016 16:58

During last night’s GOP debate, Ted Cruz took Donald Trump to take for questioning his eligibility to serve as president. The ensuing heated exchange between the two men dominated both the debate and today’s media coverage of it.

Sanders signs pledge to reject contributions from fossil fuel industry

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 12 January 2016 08:30

Bernie Sanders became the first presidential candidate to sign a pledge to reject campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry.