FL governor offers advice to GOP hopefuls - TheDC

Politics | Amanda Carey

The tea party governor spoke to Florida delegates ahead of the Sunshine State’s straw poll, Saturday

Bob Dole wants a Petraeus presidency - TheDC

Politics | Caroline May

Former Sen. Bob Dole would like General David Petraeus, ‘another Eisenhower,’ to seek office

'John Boehner has basically climbed into the Bob Dole suit' - TheDC

Politics | Jeff Poor

Author Mark Steyn expresses his displeasure with the way Speaker of the House John Boehner is leading the new Republican majority

TheDC Morning: Social Security insolvency will be resolved in years-long cage fight - TheDC

| Mike Riggs

Read TheDC Morning: An unvarnished e-mail summary of what’s really happening in political news

Ex-Sen. Bob Dole out of hospital, feeling ‘better’ - AP

Politics | admin

Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole has been released from Walter Reed Army Medical Center after being treated for a minor infection

Government shutdown in 1995 detrimental to GOP 'a myth,' says Red State's Erickson - TheDC

Politics | Jeff Poor

CNN contributor argues Dole lost to Clinton in 1996 campaign for reasons unrelated to government shutdown, clearing the way for it to happen again with new Congress

That presidential look - Ricochet

Politics | Pat McMahon

A look at our current commander-in-chief and past leaders

What's next: Bob Dole's Kansas?

Opinion | Renee James

Why Sarah Palin shouldn’t have her own TV show.

Dole says Crist promised to vote with GOP - Capital-Journal

Politics | Chad Brady (admin)

Former senator Bob Dole, a supporter of former Senate candidate Charlie Crist, says the Republican turned Independent promised to vote for GOP control

Christie's presidential non-campaign - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Chris Christie’s best shot at the White House is to keep not thinking about it

Vice President Clinton? - TheDC

Politics | Amanda Carey

Strategists say replacing Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton may be the key to another Democratic presidential victory in 2012

Strong words of criticism for Linda McMahon are pretty weak

Editorial | Rusty Weiss

The knee-jerk reaction from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) immediately following her nomination is comical at best, and shows that her opposition is – as they say in the business – green, to say the least

Dems begin launching salvos at WWE queen Linda McMahon - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Less than an hour after her victory in the Connecticut Republican primary for Senate Tuesday, Democrats were slamming McMahon for her WWE past

(Lack of) Speed kills (a campaign)

Opinion | John Roland

In today’s divided political environment, gaining a competitive advantage over your opponent may make the difference of several hundred votes on Election Day. You never know, it could even change the course of history

The woman effect: From Kagan to Palin

Opinion | Pamela Varkony

Here we are, almost four decades after the start of the modern women’s movement, finally having a political impact from coast to coast and across the political spectrum. What we’ve always wanted is coming to pass: Women of all political persuasions are duking it out in the public arena, taking on each other…and the boys. They’re paying their dues, spending their own fortunes, and setting their own agendas

Sen. Richard Shelby: Reg reform: 'unlimited bailouts,' income 'social justice,' [TRANSCRIPT]

Politics | Jon Ward

The Alabama Republican and the ranking Republican member of the Senate Banking Committee, gave a final speech on the Senate floor in advance of the final vote to pass a financial regulation bill

Republicans eye 2011 shutdown of Congress over Obamacare - The Daily Caller

Politics | Jonathan Strong

Top Republicans gearing up for a showdown against Obama over the health-care law if they win majorities in Congress in November

Let’s get physical

Opinion | Nicholas Thimmesch II

So what is the point of all this navel gazing when it comes to political candidates or elected officials and their medical records or conditions? I thought privacy was the operative word when it comes to medical records and current conditions: what gives? For that matter: why is MSNBC’s resident douche, Keith Olbermann, giving us the blow-by-blow of his dying father instead of demanding Bush and Cheney be imprisoned for war crimes?

Stay the course to win one for the Gipper

Opinion | Nicholas Thimmesch II

Washington: At the risk of being erroneously labeled a “Libertarian” (capital “L”) or even a “libertarian” (small “l”), let’s get this out of the way: Ron Paul, Ron Paul, Ron Paul. Indeed he did officially if not embarrassingly win the recent CPAC presidential preference poll (what “winners” get booed?”). The only thing that could have been worse would have been Sen. John McCain winning: ugh.

Pride comes before the fall (now is not the time to get cocky)

Opinion | John Rossomando

Republicans and conservatives in particular have been riding high as polls have shown independents moving away from the Democrats and toward them. This has especially been true since Sen. Scott Brown’s win last month in Massachusetts, in a seat once thought unwinnable for a Republican.