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S.A. Miller

S.A. Miller reports from the White House on politics, policy and political campaigns for The Washington Times. He can be contacted at smiller@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by S.A. Miller

Trump secures Palin endorsement

Donald Trump snagged the coveted endorsement Tuesday from conservative superstar Sarah Palin, giving his run for the GOP presidential nomination the latest in a series of momentum boosts with just 12 days until this state's leadoff caucuses. Published January 19, 2016

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are locked in a neck-and-neck race for the Republican nomination, and the strain is showing, with Mr. Trump resorting to name-calling and Mr. Cruz implying that his rival is a closet Democrat. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump-Ted Cruz feud fails to impress Iowa voters

The escalation of attacks traded by Republican presidential front-runners Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz are falling flat with Hawkeye State voters, who say they are tuning out the din in the final two weeks before the country's leadoff caucuses. Published January 18, 2016

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a town hall meeting, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Ottumwa, Iowa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Obama worse today than when elected, Marco Rubio says

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio balked Monday at rivals comparing him to President Obama being elected as a first-term senator, saying the level of experience isn't what went wrong for Mr. Obama. Published January 18, 2016

Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was campaigning in Iowa Sunday, using his record as governor to distinguish himself from his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination. (Associated Press)

Christie campaigns in Iowa, looking for caucus votes

Le Mars, Iowa -- Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie barnstormed Sunday across the Hawkeye State, pressing flesh and fielding questions as he labored to beat back charges that he is an East Coast liberal. Published January 17, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks with supporters before meeting with volunteers at the local Pizza Ranch restaurant, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Waukee, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Donald Trump stokes fire at Iowa rally: 'I'm angry at stupidity'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump carried the "mantle of anger" onto the campaign trail in Iowa Friday, rattling off a list of grievances about American inept political leaders to a crowd of supporters who cheers him on. Published January 15, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio and his super PACs are spending $5.1 million for 7,000 ads scheduled to run this month in Iowa. (Associated Press)

Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio dominate Iowa TV airtime with campaign ads

Des Moines, Iowa -- The TV ad wars have heated up here among Republicans battling for a third- or fourth-place ticket out of the presidential caucuses, with Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush dominating airtime. Published January 14, 2016

Union officials say Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland Democrat, betrayed working-class Americans by championing a move that potentially quadruples the number of nonagricultural guest workers. (Associated Press)

Barbara Mikulski's guest worker program steals jobs, wages from Americans, unions say

A coalition of trade unions is publicly shaming Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski for helping insert a provision into the end-of-year spending bill that massively expanded a guest worker program, which invites a flood of cheap, low-skilled labor from abroad that critics say will drive down wages and take jobs from Americans. Published January 10, 2016

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is still spending time in Iowa, but he is one of the few in the wide Republican field who have kept up aggressive travel schedules in states that don't hold nominating contests until March or later. (Associated Press)

GOP candidates' travel schedules may be clues to campaigns' staying power

Only four of the major candidates in the Republican presidential race have regularly ventured beyond early-voting states since October, as the travel schedules illuminate which campaigns are laying the groundwork for a sustained run and which are just hanging on. Published January 7, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is aiming to be the last man standing in the anti-Trump camp, but some political strategists are skeptical. (Associated Press)

Bush's strategy: Outlast other Republicans to become the anti-Trump candidate

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush on Tuesday called front-runner Donald Trump a "bully," a "buddy of the Clintons" and a threat to Republicans' chance of winning the White House this year, as he settled into a strategy of sustained attacks on the billionaire businessman designed to distinguish himself as the ultimate anti-Trump candidate. Published January 5, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush talks with an attendee at the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Maria Lorenzino/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) ** FILE **

Jeb Bush: Donald Trump will throw election to Hillary Clinton

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush on Monday intensified his attacks on front-runner Donald Trump, warning that the billionaire businessman's bullying and insults were sabotaging the chances for a conservative to win the White House. Published January 5, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he was advertising on TV, spending at least $2 million per week, to play it safe. Still, he insisted he was confident about his position in the race and his huge level of support. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump starts TV ads as GOP race tightens in Iowa, New Hampshire

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump's first TV ad was set to hit the airwaves Tuesday and hammer home some of his most controversial stances on Muslims and illegal immigrants, a message aimed at revving up his base for increasingly tough nominating contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. Published January 4, 2016