Potential Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley said Sunday that the country needs fresh perspectives for confronting its problems and criticized the prospects of the Clinton and Bush families yet again seeking the White House. Continue reading
Jeb Bush ended Florida’s affirmative action programs in 1999 with a flourish, issuing an executive order that he said would “transcend the tired debate” about racial preferences.
Gwen Ifill talks to Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about why a human trafficking bill is standing in the way of a Senate confirmation vote for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, what happened when Jeb Bush and Scott Walker recently tested the waters in New Hampshire and whether voters care about scrutiny over Hillary Clinton’s email. Continue reading
More Republican presidential hopefuls tried to woo voters and donors at the second day of CPAC, the country’s largest conservative gathering. Which topics caught on, and which were met with boos from the audience? Political director Domenico Montanaro reports. Continue reading
OXON HILL, Md. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was skeptical of some conservatives’ efforts to block funding for the Department of Homeland Security unless President Barack Obama’s immigration actions are derailed.
It’s that time of year again — time for CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, when potential Republican presidential hopefuls try to woo activists from around the country who are gathering just outside of Washington. Here’s what to watch. Continue reading
It’s one of those questions. “Is President Obama a Christian?” “I don’t know,” is not the right way to answer if you’re a serious presidential candidate. But that’s what Republican Scott Walker said this weekend, trying to punt and play … Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the White House summit on fighting extremism, Jeb Bush’s foreign policy platform, Rudy Giuliani’s comments about President Obama’s upbringing and patriotism, as well as the Clintons’ foreign financial ties. Continue reading
What issues will influence what voters want in a president in 2016? Gwen Ifill talks to Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report about the current atmosphere of international insecurity, plus the significance of FBI chief James Comey’s recent speech on race and police. Continue reading