Political Gaze

This morning's lineup of talking heads

Written by AP Sunday, 20 July 2014 06:40

U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry

ABC's This Week: Secretary of State John Kerry; Maen Areikat, ambassador and chief representative, PLO Delegation to the U.S.; Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the U.S.

See how they run: The 2016 presidential checklist

Written by The Associated Pressed Pressd Press Press Tuesday, 15 July 2014 06:10

For a year, The Associated Press has been tracking movements and machinations of more than a dozen prospective presidential candidates.

Here’s the latest presidential prep checklist:

Bold push: Democrats in Florida call for shift in Cuba-US policy

Written by The Associated Press Monday, 07 July 2014 08:16

When Charlie Crist went to Miami's Little Havana recently, the Democratic candidate for governor stood before a crowd and said what few politicians have in decades of scrounging for votes in the Cuban-American neighborhood: End the trade embargo against Cuba.

"If you really care about people on the island, we need to get rid of the embargo and let freedom reign," he said, shouting above a small band of protesters who responded with chants of "Shame on you!"

Sen. Ron Johnson says he won't oppose gay marriage if voters want it

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 19:53

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel yesterday that he would not oppose same-sex marriage if voters want it.

Republicans block Senate bill designed to override Hobby Lobby ruling

Written by The Associated Press Thursday, 17 July 2014 09:26

Senate Democrats suffered what looked like a difficult setback on birth control on July 16, but they hope it pays big political dividends in November.

Walker and other GOP governors don't want to talk about marriage equality

Written by WiG
and AP reports
Sunday, 13 July 2014 15:59

 Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided American families and politics for years.

Democrats to check out potential 2016 convention sites

Written by The Associated Press Monday, 07 July 2014 08:10

Democrats plan to travel to six cities this summer to evaluate potential sites for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Officials with the Democratic National Committee are studying how each city might accommodate the tens of thousands of party leaders and activists who will flock to the convention, where the party will nominate its next presidential candidate.

Christie gets tepid reception at evangelical political conference

Written by WiG
and AP reports
Saturday, 21 June 2014 07:44

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is joining the parade of ambitious Republicans courting religious conservatives as the early jockeying for the next presidential contest intensifies.

2016 Spin Meter: What not to believe…

Written by The Associated Press Wednesday, 16 July 2014 05:32

We're watching the Spin Meter on 2016.

It's considered bad form for politicians to say things that are not true.

Libertarians file complaint with Wisconsin over exclusion from debate

Written by Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 09 July 2014 10:23

Wisconsin's Libertarian Party has filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board alleging that the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association is violating state campaign finance law with its proposed broadcast debate for gubernatorial candidates.

Andy Craig, a candidate for secretary of state on the Libertarian slate, filed the complaint in cooperation with Robert Burke, the Libertarian candidate for governor.

Guest lineups for Sunday TV news shows

Written by AP Saturday, 05 July 2014 20:50

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who recently compared gays to alcoholics in need of treatment, is the guest tomorrow morning on ABC's

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows tomorrow include:

How they run: The 2016 presidential checklist

Written by Calvin Woodward,
AP writer
Thursday, 19 June 2014 07:43

Here's a look at the who, what, when and where of the 2016 presidential contest at the cusp of summer. Why? Because more is going on than you might think two years from the event.

To those who might run, 2016 is the day after tomorrow and there's no time to waste.