President Obama hasn't won big praise – but also apparently hasn't polarized the public deeply – with his handling of the turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., after a black teen was killed by a white police officer.
'I do not think it is presidential to be splashed with ice water,' Bush says in a video before being doused ... and then challenging another former president, Bill Clinton. President Obama has been challenged but so far has declined.
The presidential election is still more than two years away, but appearing at this political sizzler is a totally logical move for Hillary Clinton. Chalk it up as the latest sign of a likely White House run.
Lots of folks, liberals included, think the charges are thin at best and spurious at worst. Also, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not running from the publicity around the indictment so much as trying to spin it to his advantage.
Montana's Senate seat appears a sure pickup for Republicans this fall, especially after Sen. John Walsh (D) dropped out. But the new Democratic candidate, Amanda Curtis, promises a fun ride to the finish.
The indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry on abuse of power charges is at least a distraction from any presidential plans he may have. Democrats are chortling as Republicans scoff at what they see as a highly partisan maneuver.
Sen. Rand Paul said that police moves in Ferguson 'resemble war' and that anyone who thinks that race, even inadvertently, doesn't 'skew the application of criminal justice in this country is just not paying close enough attention.'
Any hint of policy disagreement between potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and President Obama is grist for pundit comment – whether or not it amounts to what one calls 'a nothingburger.'
Hillary Clinton has had strong words for President Obama's foreign policy lately, but it's almost required for former administration officials considering the presidency to mark policy differences with former bosses.
In his unvetted, emotional goodbye to supporters, Richard Nixon expressed, in a phrase, the failing that led to his own downfall: 'Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.'