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Will Fear Decide Texas Senate Race?

With the Texas state primary just days away, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is in the lead to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison in the U.S. Senate, and according to some observers, one of the factors he has working in his favor is fear.
In Texas, the li…

Cruz Reaches for a Runoff

In this Tuesday’s Texas Senate primary, Ted Cruz has one objective: Force a runoff.
A primary runoff would allow Cruz to directly square off with lieutenant governor David Dewhurst, who is currently leading in the polls. If no candidate receives …

For Mitt Romney, It’s 1994

Nearly two decades ago, Teddy Kennedy placed attacks on Bain Capital at the centerpiece of his senate campaign. His prime target was Ampad, a Bain-owned company that had bought an Indiana plant. According to a recent biography, The Real Romney, “…

Obama’s Gay-Marriage Gift to Romney?

No doubt Barack Obama did not intend to do Mitt Romney a favor when he announced his support for same-sex marriage last week.
But for Romney, the announcement provided a critical opportunity, both to energize the social conservatives in his base and to…

Obama’s College Promises

The Obama campaign has a message for young-adult voters: When it comes to higher education, the president will dole out taxpayer dollars and “free stuff” at the rate Joe Biden makes gaffes.
When Mitt Romney was campaigning in Ohio on Monday…

Paul’s Delegate Scramble

Mitt Romney was declared the initial winner of the Iowa caucuses. Then, after a recount, Rick Santorum was announced as the actual victor.
But it’s Ron Paul who may be having the last laugh in the Hawkeye State — and elsewhere.Keep reading …

Rubio’s DREAM

Consider it the calm before the storm.
Right now, immigration groups and activists on the right are generally holding their fire on Senator Marco Rubio’s DREAM Act, waiting for the legislation to be released. But many of those who opposed the 201…

Romney and the Youth Vote

In March, on the eve of the Illinois primary, over a thousand Bradley University students gathered to hear Mitt Romney. Dressed casually, many in shorts and T-shirts, they stood outside on an unusually warm spring day in Peoria. They listened as 30-yea…