By Rebecca Berg | 01/28/14 10:37 AM
Congressional Democrats are already eager to support Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, and 56 of those lawmakers are offering their early endorsements, a survey conducted by The Hill newspaper has found. Among the Democrats backing Clinton is Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., a fantasy...
By Rebecca Berg | 01/28/14 08:51 AM
There's a 50 percent chance Sen. Rand Paul will run for president, the Kentucky Republican said in a recent interview with a fourth-grade student. But Paul said in the interview that he does not plan to reach a decision until a year from now.
By Rebecca Berg | 01/27/14 03:39 PM
Hillary Clinton has not driven a car since her husband was in the White House -- and it's "one of the regrets I have about my public life," she said Monday.
By Rebecca Berg | 01/24/14 11:47 AM
Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Terry McAuliffe have been competing against each other for years. In 2000, when Gillespie was part of a team putting on the Republican National Convention, McAuliffe was organizing the Democratic gathering.
By Rebecca Berg | 01/24/14 11:45 AM
More than a decade before he laid plans to leverage his credentials as a Republican mega-lobbyist and fixer into a Senate bid in Virginia, Ed Gillespie mapped out a very different political blueprint in nightly meetings convened over Chinese takeout in Philadelphia.
By Rebecca Berg | 01/24/14 10:31 AM
Rep. Steve Stockman is an acolyte of Sen. Ted Cruz -- but he didn't vote for him. Stockman invoked Cruz, a fellow Texas Republican, when Stockman announced last year that he would challenge Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, in part because Cornyn "undermined" Cruz's efforts to defund Obamacare....
By Rebecca Berg | 01/23/14 03:19 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry thinks states should be allowed to decide for themselves whether to decriminalize marijuana as Washington and Colorado have, the former Republican presidential contender said Thursday during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Perry, a...
By Rebecca Berg | 01/22/14 06:49 AM
Christie is under intense state and federal scrutiny after public revelations that his top aides last year closed access lanes between Fort Lee, N.J., and the George Washington Bridge to create gridlock and punish Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, possibly for not endorsing Christie's re-election.
By Rebecca Berg | 01/21/14 12:46 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made no mention in his second inaugural speech Tuesday of the scandal that erupted with evidence that his aides had orchestrated a traffic jam to exact political revenge -- the most significant political crisis Christie has faced to date, and one which he continues...
By Rebecca Berg | 01/21/14 10:55 AM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday will deliver his second inaugural address with a softer, more conciliatory tone not usually associated with his brash, no-nonsense brand of politics. "We cannot fall victim to the attitude of Washington, D.C., the attitude that says 'I am always right...
By Rebecca Berg | 01/20/14 01:41 PM
"After a great deal of thought, prayer and discussion with my family, I feel led to continue my Oklahoma common sense and principled approach to attack the deep problems in the United States Senate," Lankford said, citing the federal health care law and debt as issues upon which he intends to...
By Rebecca Berg | 01/17/14 03:56 PM
When the Senate Conservatives Fund in 2012 made its first endorsement in a House race, supporting Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., its motives were transparent. The SCF, a major outside group best known for its sometimes disruptive role supporting conservative candidates in races for safely...
By Rebecca Berg | 01/17/14 11:46 AM
The “Duck Dynasty” clan showed that it could flex its made-for-TV muscle to move GOP voters when it helped fundraise for first-time candidate Vance McAllister, in Louisiana last year. Now, the family could be on the cusp of becoming a much more powerful force in Republican politics in 2014.
By Rebecca Berg | 01/16/14 06:44 PM
A fundraising event for Natalie Tennant, the Democratic Senate candidate from West Virginia, will go on as planned Thursday evening in Charleston, W.Va., although thousands of people in that area are still without clean water. Tennant will attend the event, hosted by the West Virginia...
By Rebecca Berg | 01/16/14 12:27 PM
Ed Gillespie, the former Republican National Committee chairman, lobbyist, and White House adviser under President George W. Bush, announced Thursday his bid for another prominent political title: U.S. senator from Virginia. "I'm running for Senate because the American Dream is being...
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