It has become a ritual of American politics that every three or four years, as the presidential hopefuls proceed at varying speeds and momentum toward the toward the starting gate of the world’s longest marathon, one or more of the Republican candidates will be asked if he or she believes in evolution. For Scott Walker, the big question on the science pop quiz came last week on the other side of the Atlantic.

In an interview taped on February 13 with Chris Wallace, anchor of Fox News Sunday, Speaker of the House John Boehner said he cannot promise the American people that funding for the Department of Homeland Security will not run out.

Progressives paint Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) as a conspiracy nut who isn't qualified to be president.

President Obama’s nominee for attorney general may face more questioning from senators on Capitol Hill, as Senator David Vitter (R-La.), a member of the Judiciary Committee, said Thursday he plans an investigation into an episode in the law-enforcement career of Loretta Lynch that some are calling “Laundergate.”

If Jeb Bush fails to nail down next year’s GOP presidential nomination, it won’t be from a shortage of cash.

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