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  • Dole planning second round of Kansas visits in May

    Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and presidential candidate Bob Dole is planning to return to Kansas for a second tour of his home state in May.

  • Bob Dole plans to tour several Kansas towns

    Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole says he's looking forward to visiting friends across Kansas next week.

  • Bob Dole to visit Lawrence

    Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole is coming home to Kansas to visit the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas later this month.

  • FILE - This Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush talking about education reform during a forum in Nashville, Tenn. More than five years after governors from both major parties began a mostly quiet effort to set new standards in American schools, the so-called Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest that fuels division among Republicans. Bush hails Common Core as a way to improve student performance and, over the long term, competitiveness of American workers. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

    PHILLIPS: 2016 — Republicans losing before the fight

    What do you call a team that has managed to lose consistently for the last 26 years? You would call them the Republican Establishment.

  • The Washington Times

    ROBERTS: Bob Dole, all-American

    Americans love Bob Dole. There are those that are drawn to his humor. There are those that know him from his presidential campaign.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    TAUBE: Dole's Republican reminiscence

    The Republican Party's recent political struggles and electoral woes have led to an extensive period of self-evaluation. There has definitely been no shortage of criticism from various circles of interest about the party's policies, ideas and future.

  • Bob Dole

    EDITORIAL: Bob Dole's bad advice

    Former Sen. Bob Dole's diagnosis of what supposedly ails the GOP today is as woefully outdated as you might expect from someone who has been out of office for 17 years.

  • KEENE: Richard Ben Cramer, great reporter and friend

    I didn’t know Richard Ben Cramer when Bill Schulz, then the Washington editor of the Reader’s Digest, called me at the beginning of the 1988 presidential campaign to say that Mr. Cramer was writing a book about the candidates and their campaigns, but couldn’t get the access to Bob Dole he needed.

  • Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    KUHNER: Getting a reading on Romney

    Conservatives are asking a reasonable question: Will a Mitt Romney candidacy turn into another debacle like Sen. John McCain's in 2008? The Arizona maverick was said to be the most "electable" of the Republican nominees. Many GOP voters held their noses and supported Mr. McCain.

  • Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (left) talks with an unidentified man after arriving at Exciting Idlewild Baptist Church on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, in Lutz, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Gingrich dismisses Dole, McCain, Romney as moderates

    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, responding Sunday to criticism from 1996 GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole, said that a "moderate" like Mr. Dole can't beat President Obama next fall.

  • CURL: It's hard to win when your motto is 'It's my turn'

    Once upon a time there was a president, wavering in popularity. He was deemed by some political pundits as "highly beatable." But then, the Republican Party did the unthinkable: It gave the nomination to a guy because it was essentially "his turn," and the candidate got shellacked by the incumbent Democratic president.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama should reach out to Taiwan

    In discussing how China and Taiwan are signing the new Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA), writer Bob Dole shows how both sides will benefit from fewer tariffs, more jobs, increased annual growth rate, etc. ("Ending estrangement, cementing ties," Commentary, Thursday). But Mr. Dole does not mention ECFA's other implications.

  • Sen. John McCain addresses the National Small Business Summitt at the Grand Hyatt in Washington D.C. in June 2008. (Allison Shelley/The Washington Times)

    McCain's turn

    Always the bridesmaid, finally the bride.

  • The Rove treatment

    Soon after his arrival in Washington with the newly minted President Bush, I joked with Karl Rove, "Don't worry about buying silverware for your house. Just turn your back in this town and a whole new cutlery set will be plunged into it."

  • Former Sen. Fred Thompson has attracted a following among Republicans looking for a true conservative candidate.

    Thompson's 2008 run may end fast, critics say

    Former Sen. Fred Thompson is now hovering near the top of the heap of Republican presidential hopefuls in most polls, but critics say he will begin a precipitous descent when more primary voters learn more about his record.

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