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Igor Bobic

Who Said It: Mitt Romney Or Elizabeth Warren? | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

If Mitt Romney decides to run for president in 2016, he'll do so with a focus on poverty, education and income inequality. At least that seems to b...

The Multi-Ring Republican Nomination Circus

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The sheer size of the Republican field, even at this early date, is downright astonishing. By some calculations, there are over two dozen valid possibilities for the Republican nomination.

Scott Walker Forms First Committee For 2016 Run

AP | By SCOTT BAUER and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday that he formed a political organization to help boost a potential 2016...

Obama Has Set the Parameters for 2016: Middle-Class Economics vs. Trickle-Down Economics

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Obama's push to tackle income inequality provides any Democratic nominee with a central organizing theme and policy purpose. It also challenges any Republican nominee to either reject government action in that direction, alienating the strong majority of Americans who favor it--or embrace such government action, alienating the Republican base.

Igor Bobic

Trio Of GOP Presidential Hopefuls Pan Romney 3.0, Talk Income Inequality | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A trio of Republican presidential hopefuls serving in the U.S. Senate participated in a quasi-debate Sunday night, where they weighed in...

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: Ultra-Premature VP Edition | Lauren Weber | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

Ultra-Premature VP Edition When we started "Trail To The Chief," the first question we got was: "Are you sure it's not too soon to star...

Christie Launching PAC For Possible 2016 Run

AP | JILL COLVIN | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allow...

Igor Bobic

Chris Christie Reassures Iowa Voters That He's Conservative Enough | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) walked out on stage at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday and resoundingly rejected the "conve...

Igor Bobic

Conservatives At Iowa Freedom Summit Would Rather Not Talk About Gay Marriage | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Many topics animated GOP officials, activists and operatives that gathered at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, which marked the uno...

Ted Cruz To Potential 2016 Candidates: 'Don't Talk, Show Me'

AP | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Texas' junior senator is challenging early caucus state voters to back only presidential candidates with a proven conservati...

Sarah Palin 'Seriously Interested' In Running For President In 2016

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) continued to tease a potential bid for the Republican nomination for president this week leading up to a Saturday a...

Walker Touts His 'Go Big And Go Bold' Attitude Before Republicans In Iowa

AP | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is holding up his "go big and go bold" attitude as something Republicans need to emulate in Wash...

Ben Carson Appeals To Republicans In Iowa

AP | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Dr. Ben Carson is appealing to Iowa conservatives with messages about securing the country's borders and cracking down on em...

Rick Santorum, Still An Underdog, Weighs Another White House Bid

AP | By CATHERINE LUCEY and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rick Santorum admits that most people probably don't remember how he rallied to kick off the 2012 presidential election with...

Condoleezza Rice Taking Over Jeb Bush's Education Foundation

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Thursday tapped former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to serve as chairman of his educa...

Rand Paul Trolls Jeb Bush And Mitt Romney

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday mocked former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for meeting privately in Utah as both...

Watch Hillary Clinton Do A Bad Vladimir Putin Impression

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attempted an impression of Russian President Vladimir Putin while in Canada on Wednesday. Addressing the...

Joe Biden Says There's Still 'A Chance' He May Run For President

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

Fear not America, Joe Biden isn't done with you yet. The vice president told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday that "yes, there is a chance"...

Carly Fiorina: Obama Doesn't Deserve Credit For Economic Recovery

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

Republican businesswoman Carly Fiorina lambasted President Barack Obama hours before the State of the Union address, disputing the notion that he -- a...

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie To Travel To London

AP | By JILL COLVIN | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will travel to London early next month for a trade mission that will double as another opportunit...

Republicans Control Both Houses of Congress; Democrats the Presidency: So What Does the Future Hold?

Gerry Myers | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

While Hillary will most likely be the Democratic nominee, Bernie Sanders is thinking of running as well. His middle class values, outspoken commonsense and experience will capture a lot of attention from far left Democrats. With all those possibilities still pending, I have a couple of words of wisdom for both parties.

Rick Santorum: Saying 'Dumb Things' About Birth Control And Abortion Fueled 2012 Loss

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) said Monday that controversial comments over abortion and contraception contributed to his defeat in the 2012 Republ...

Lauren Weber

Trail To The Chief: Dirty Dozen Donor Edition | Lauren Weber | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

The Dirty Dozen Donor Edition Our inaugural Trail to the Chief ranked presidential candidates. Now we’re free to focus on the real st...

Ted Cruz Blisters Mitt Romney

AP | By BILL BARROW | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz urged archconservatives on Sunday to help nominate a Republican from their own ranks in 2016 or risk losing ...

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: 'I'm Ready' For White House Run

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Conceding there was more "excitement than preparation" for his first presidential bid, Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday decla...