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GOP Presidential Contenders Face Off In New Hampshire

AP | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's most ambitious stormed into New Hampshire on Friday for an early state showdown that highlighted the dive...

GOP Presidential Contenders Face Off In New Hampshire

AP | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's most ambitious stormed into New Hampshire on Friday for an early state showdown that highlighted the dive...

GOP Presidential Contenders Face Off In New Hampshire

AP | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's most ambitious stormed into New Hampshire on Friday for an early state showdown that highlighted the dive...

If an Ice Cap Melts in the Arctic and the GOP Doesn't See It, Did It Really Melt?

Ben Cohen  | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Since the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling five years ago, the influx of big money in politics has distorted Washington's ability to represent the people's interests over corporate interests.

Rand Paul Lite

Politico | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

Rand Paul used to be libertarian. Now he describes himself as “libertarian-ish.” It’s a slight distinction, but an important one. ...

Natalie Jackson

The Real GOP Front-Runner Is 'Undecided'

HuffingtonPost.com | Natalie Jackson | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

The real front-runner for the 2016 Republican New Hampshire primary has a surprising name: Undecided. That’s the key finding in a Suffolk Univer...

Christopher Mathias

George Pataki Says He Is Definitely Probably Running For President

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

Former three-term New York Gov. George Pataki (R) has all but thrown his hat into the ring for president. “If I were a betting person, I would be...

Natural Born Mockery

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

With the same evangelical fairness he professes, we need to kindly accept and welcome Mr. Ted Cruz into the great American Presidential Circus by holding him to his mockery and honestly fire back at him every bit of his hatred.

REPORT: Jeb Bush Used Private Email As Governor

The Washington Post | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics

Jeb Bush used his private e-mail account as Florida governor to discuss security and military issues such as troop deployments to the Middle East and ...

Jeb Bush Makes Another Move For 2016

AP | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has ended his relationships with the last two businesses he launched and helped lead since leav...

Is Hillary a Sure Thing in 2016?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

You hear two competing stories about Hillary Clinton and the Democrats in 2016. According to the first, she has a lock on the nomination and the election. Hillary is sure to win the nomination, because there are no other plausible candidates, especially if Elizabeth Warren doesn't get in. And Clinton begins with an overwhelming money advantage. She wins the election because the Electoral College gives Blue states something close to a majority even before the campaign starts. The Republicans would have to run the table of every possible state. But the Republicans are deeply divided, with the candidates who appeal to the base far to the right of the general electorate. And the GOP Congress is rapidly alienating most moderate voters. Game, set, match to Hillary, correct? Well, not so fast.

Christina Wilkie

Ben Carson Defends Obama But Not Evolution

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dr. Ben Carson defended President Barack Obama Sunday against criticism that he was too inexperienced to be president. Speaking on NBC's...

Christina Wilkie

Scott Walker Does Damage Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Sunday made an effort to walk back recent controversial comments comparing union protesters to the Islami...

Republicans Shift To National Security Ahead Of 2016

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Feb 28 (Reuters) - If this week was any indication, Republicans could spend much of the 2016 p...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

GOP Pollster Explains Why Republicans Need Record Minority Support To Win In 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American electorate is more diverse than ever, which means Republicans will have to attract a record percentage of minorities to win...

Rand Paul Says 2016 Announcement Likely Next Few Months

AP | ADAM BEAM and BILL BARROW | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said Friday that he is leaning toward a run for president and will likely make an announcement in his hom...

Christina Wilkie

Jeb Bush Makes A Big Hire For 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tim Miller, a rising star in the world of Republican political opposition research, has joined Jeb Bush's political action committee as ...

Some Chris Christie Supporters Now Turn Their Backs

New York Times | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

He does not return phone calls. He does not ask for support. He arrives late for meetings. And he acts as if he has all the time in the world....

Christina Wilkie

Jeb Bush's Foreign Policy Plan: More Military Spending Will 'Encourage Peace'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will lay out a vision of American foreign policy on Wednesday aimed at pushing his nascent 2016 presidentia...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bobby Jindal Slams Left For Being 'Obsessed' With Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bobby Jindal on Monday accused liberals of being "obsessed" with race after a photograph falsely assumed to be his official portrait spa...

A BIG Problem For Jeb Bush 2016

AP | KEN THOMAS and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney opposed the government's rescue of U.S. automakers. So did Jeb Bush. Both worked in finance and backed the Wall Stree...

REPORT: Romney And Jeb To Meet Secretly, Raising Speculation On 2016 Race

The New York Times | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are scheduled to meet privately in Utah this week, raising the possibility that the two former governors will find a way to a...

Christina Wilkie

Jeb Bush Backed 'Spanker's Bill of Rights' In 1994

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) prepares to run for president in 2016, he rarely misses a chance to praise the nation's young people...

Christina Wilkie

Al Franken Explains Net Neutrality To Ted Cruz

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) responded on Sunday to a Washington Post op-ed in which Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wrote that net neutrality is "...

Here's How The GOP's Midterm Victories Are Shaping The 2016 Presidential Race

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2016 presidential race was about the new Republican-controlled Congress even before the polls closed Tuesday night. As the GO...