Alison Ezell

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John Hickenlooper Says He's Too Old To Be Hillary Clinton's VP

Tina Brown, the editor of Newsweek and The Daily Beast recently endorsed a Clinton-Hickenlooper ticket. "It's not gonna happen," the Colorado governor says.<p>MILWAUKEE — John Hickenlooper, the Democratic governor of Colorado, dismissed the idea that he could be Hillary Clinton's pick for vice …

The GOP's Entire Budget Strategy Collapsed Yesterday, And Almost No One Noticed

That was the result of a seemingly nonchalant debate over a bill to fund the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, which blew up in House Republicans' faces on Wednesday.<p>The THUD bill was, well, a thud, and it was pulled from the House floor amid the realization that it …

Everything You Need to Know About Politics Today, in 2 Paragraphs

1990s conservatism is the new socialism<p>Let's play a game. See if you can tell the difference between a shrill professor and a couple of former Republican EPA chiefs when it comes to climate change. Here's the first:<p>A market-based approach, like a carbon tax, would be the best path to reducing …

Kentucky's Senate Race Off To A Wild Start At Annual State Picnic

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes give dueling speeches the rowdy Fancy Farm picnic. Fifteen months out from the election, the gloves are already off.<p>FANCY FARM, KY. — Each year, the annual Fancy Farm picnic in Western Kentucky features rowdy crowds, 8,500 pounds …

Budget battle changes as some Republicans refuse cuts

Paralysis over the federal budget intensifies in the last week before a recess as rank-and-file Republicans in the House buck the party line.<p>August 03, 2013|By Lisa Mascaro<p>House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) still says the House will not agree… (Mark Wilson, Getty Images )<p>WASHINGTON — Even by …

Martin O'Malley Putting Together "Framework" For Presidential Bid

The Maryland governor is openly making preparations for a White House run. "I think we're on course to have a body of work that lays the framework of a candidacy for 2016," says O'Malley.<p>MILWAUKEE — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, speaking candidly to a group of reporters Saturday, said he has spent …