Milwaukee Make or Break for Hillary?

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Fresh off the shellacking of a political lifetime, Democrat Hillary Clinton needs a serious comeback debate performance Thursday night in Milwaukee. The PBS-sponsored debate will be last one-on-one forum between Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders before the Nevada caucuses (2-20) and the South Carolina primary (2-27). (PBS is allowing CNN to share its feed so […]

Kasich is the Big New Hampshire Winner

Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, speaks at the Republican Leadership Summit Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

The early presidential primary contests are of course about who finishes where. Yet in addition to competing against each other, candidates are importantly running against expectations. The numerical winners were Donald Trump (good lord) and Bernie Sanders. The candidate who exceeded expectation more than any other is John Kasich. There will be much talk about […]

Top Conn. Republican: Malloy’s Take on Budget Welcome but is he Really Serious About Fiscal Change?

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The GOP reviews of Connecticut Gov. Malloy’s budget address were pretty much like, “He sounds like a Republican” or “Where was this years ago?” But the top Republican in the legislature is questioning the governor’s urgency and seriousness on the issues. Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano says the governor has at least admited structural change […]