Political

In early delegate count, Clinton has commanding edge

Written by The AP Friday, 13 November 2015 06:14

Hillary Rodham Clinton has locked up public support from half of the Democratic insiders who cast ballots at the party's national convention, giving her a commanding advantage over her rivals for the party's presidential nomination.

Fierce legislative campaigns expected in 2016 elections

Written by The AP Monday, 09 November 2015 09:57

With the November 2016 elections just one year away, Republicans, Democrats and outside groups are preparing for expensive battles over state legislative seats.

Tea party support falls

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Friday, 06 November 2015 02:13

Support for the tea party movement has fallen to an all-time low, according to a recently released Gallup Poll.

Only 17 percent of adults surveyed nationwide consider themselves tea party supporters, according to the poll. That’s down by nearly half from the 32 percent support that the movement enjoyed in 2010. On the other hand, opposition to the tea party has dropped to 24 percent after peaking at 31 percent ahead of last year’s midterm elections.

Poll: Clinton back to dominating race in Iowa; Cruz on the rise on GOP side

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 03 November 2015 06:55

PPP's newest Iowa poll finds Hillary Clinton has re-established her dominance. She has 57 percent to 25 percent for Bernie Sanders, 7 percent for Martin O'Malley and 1 percent for the now departed Lawrence Lessig. 

Clinton has a 15-point improvement in net favorability rating over the past six weeks. Sanders has continued to become more popular, as well.

Amid protests, GOP candidates debate taxes, immigration, military spending

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 07:36

Taking the stage at the Milwaukee Theatre on Nov. 10 for the fourth GOP presidential debate were celebrity businessman Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, the leaders of most recent polls, and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

The guest lineups for Sunday news shows

Written by The AP Sunday, 08 November 2015 06:53

The guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows include:

Activists want debates to address issue of voter access

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 05 November 2015 12:06

Dozens of civil rights groups want to shift the focus of presidential candidates from the early voting states to citizens’ voting rights.

A coalition of groups, led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, is pressing presidential debate moderators to ask candidates in both parties about protecting access to the polls.

Bernie Sanders explains what 'democratic socialist' means

Written by AP Sunday, 01 November 2015 06:55

 Democratic voters wondering what exactly Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders means when he calls himself a "democratic socialist" now have their answer.

Fast food workers set sights on presidential candidates

Written by The AP Wednesday, 11 November 2015 05:48

Workers from McDonald's, Taco Bell and other chain restaurants protested in cities around the country on Nov. 10 to push fast food companies to pay them at least $15 an hour. The protesters also had a message for presidential candidates: Support the cause or lose their vote next year.

Bush 41 unloads with critique of Cheney, Rumsfeld

Written by NANCY BENAC,
AP writer
Saturday, 07 November 2015 16:47

Former President George H. W. Bush has finally revealed what he really thinks of his son’s presidency, faulting George W. Bush for setting an abrasive tone on the world stage and failing to rein in hawkish Vice President Dick Cheney and former Defense chief Donald Rumsfeld.

White House calls Paul Ryan's remarks on immigration 'preposterous'

Written by The AP Tuesday, 03 November 2015 14:57

The White House accused new House Speaker Paul Ryan on Nov. 2 of "pandering to the extreme right wing" of his party on immigration.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Ryan's recent comments on immigration reform are "preposterous" and disappointing.

Sanders is headed into a critical stretch against Clinton

Written by Ken Thomas,
AP writer
Saturday, 31 October 2015 14:21
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If October proved a pivotal month for Hillary Rodham Clinton, November may be a make-or-break stretch for Bernie Sanders in his quest to topple his well-known Democratic rival.