Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, and other candidates prize Robert P. George’s advice on the thorniest social issues of the 2016 campaign. But he arrives at his own answers by befriending Cornel West and others who strongly disagree with him.
David Daleiden, a 26-year-old Catholic from California, worked for 30 months to spark a national debate on abortion.
Even the pope's choice of liberal icon Dorothy Day as an example of a “great American” holds some opportunities for conservatives.
The admiration for the leader of the Roman Catholic Church transcends partisan politics for many who came to cheer him.
The pope has been accused of infusing politics in to religion, but his message is much deeper, and at times more confounding, than a partisan screed.
Ben Carson and Ted Cruz pleased, but it was Fiorina enjoying the greatest post-debate bounce at the confab in the South's first primary state.
What the low-key doctor’s supporters say they’re drawn to most is his ability to project calm, and the other guy at the front of the pack at the moment does come across like that.
Her whole performance was tight and focused, in particular contrast to the front-runner, who seemed to suggest at one point that one can't take anything he says too literally.
Carson, Trump, Clinton, Biden: Everyone's talking about faith, and with widely varying results with the most religious voters.
The vice president details how his struggle to deal with the death of his son is impacting his decision on whether to run for president.
The former secretary of state struck a measured tone. Her Republican presidential rivals opted for something different.
Despite reaction to his abortion announcement this week ahead of a U.S. visit, the Catholic leader isn’t interested in being co-opted by either team.
At the Democratic National Committee meeting in Minneapolis, random interviews reveal much enthusiasm for a Biden run, and a few reservations.
The Democratic front-runner delivered one of her best moments on the campaign trail so far.
Democrats for Donald? The progressive case for President Trump.
The former secretary of state has repeatedly argued that she used a private server to conduct government business out of "convenience."
No one plays the music of conservatism better than Trump, which allows him to make crowds go wild without mentioning issues like taxes, the deficit, profligate spending, or abortion.
In an interview with Sean Hannity, Trump reveals that his daughter is his key adviser on women's issues, especially during last weekend's imbroglio with Fox News' Megyn Kelly.
If Roger Ailes' employees don’t wind up picking the party’s nominee, it won’t be for lack of trying.
The president invokes his predecessor when selling his nuclear deal with Iran.
The South Carolina senator brings a heartfelt message to the campaign trail.
We asked people who've known him for decades.
In Kansas City, three Democratic primary opponents speak with one voice—sometimes in Spanish.
In Phoenix, the candidate softens his immigration rhetoric and ramps it up against the media and his corporate adversaries.
While some supporters have complained privately that he might be a little too humble on the trail, he did not lack for confidence—and even let slip a flash of annoyance—at a town hall in the Las Vegas area.
He tells Maryland Republicans he hadn’t really wanted to come to their dinner, but had done so as a favor. That didn’t keep him from speaking for 52 minutes.
He says he's healthier and better prepared than he was in 2012—but on the stump and in interviews, he still tends to ramble.
Against the backdrop of a presidential election—and one in which several of the candidates are Catholic—Washington is trying to find out if the leader of the Catholic church is susceptible to influence.
The regime may be as bad as ever—but the move is “a necesary evil.”
Though written more than 40 years ago, the candidate’s remarks still offend. And if he’s a serious candidate, he shouldn’t get a pass.
But do they really exist?
Make no mistake: In South Carolina, Obama and his policies are on Hillary Clinton's ballot.
In a campaign focused on inequality, Bill Clinton's famous pledge to "end welfare as we know it" is liable to be a central focus.
When rhetoric is part of the tactical response.
At a Georgetown conference with President Barack Obama, signs of a surprising consensus on a long-neglected problem.
Say what you will about the reality-show star, there's a definite rationale for his candidacy.
Matt Paul, who is running Clinton's campaign in the Hawkeye State, says Vermont senator may have trouble connecting with voters in there.
As she famously said about John McCain and Sarah Palin, running for president requires a different skill set than running a major corporation.
At an Iowa mega-church, voters are skeptical of the Democratic frontrunner's trustworthiness.
His foundation has taken center stage in his wife's campaign for the presidency.
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn on Tuesday.
From leading females in American politics, including Senator Claire McCaskill, Representative Marsha Blackburn, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and more.
Important hints on the kind of economic policies she’s likely to pursue
“Fix this now,” the Indianapolis Star editorial board demands.
He swings through the Granite State after becoming the first announced Republican candidate of the 2016 race.
Unencumbered by expectations or much of a program, Garcia is free in a way that the incumbent—and much of the city—are not.
Decoding her appearance at the Center for American Prosperity.
Don't read their lips, but property taxes may rise.
Even when they agree on issues, lawmakers find a way to keep from passing bipartisan legislation.
At a hearing Thursday, the Texas Senator said the agency should focus on space (and pay less attention to earth).
The former secretary of state has been both criticized and praised for her efforts to help women around the globe.
The New York Times and other mainstream outlets lead the way on reporting on Hillary Clinton's e-mail practices. How do you think that makes the real right wing writers feel?
As controversy swells around Hillary Clinton, leading Democrats weigh in on the seriousness of the e-mail revelations and the lack of a second tier of candidates.
Nearly 20 years later, has she learned that the appearance of secrecy is far more damaging than the secrets themselves?
At CPAC, Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham took a shot at Columba Bush's purchase of various pricey baubles in the 1990s.
The man who forced a run-off with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is the son of a farm worker and a casualty of the Daley machine. But none of that has stopped him—yet.