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  • Romney can't lead a more populist GOP

    In 2012, Romney told a crowd that 47 percent of the country "pay no income tax ... are dependent upon government," and that "I'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives" -- not the way to win blue-collar voters.

  • Just 25% believe Hillary Clinton would be better than Obama

    The nation is apparently still happy that Barack Obama beat Hillary Clinton in 2008, because judging by a new poll, they definitely don't think she'd be a better president than her former boss.

  • FLASHBACK: An Obama campaign taunt that sounds terrible in retrospect

    There was a time when the president and his allies repeatedly mocked former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election for the Republican candidate's numerous warnings on Syria, the Middle East, and general unrest aboard.

  • Here are five of Joe Biden's greatest hits

    It shouldn't have come as too much of a surprise to hear Vice President Joe Biden engaging in controversial and/or offensive speech. Indeed, he's infamous for this sort of thing.

  • Would Huntsman run as an independent?

    Former Utah GOP governor Jon Huntsman has been talking with supporters about another White House bid as an independent.

  • Poll: Blacks, Democrats abandoning Obama, 'angst and malaise' take over

    President Obama, plagued by his worst approval ratings yet, is now losing support from his liberal base as the country appears to have given up on his administration and Washington, according new polling data.

  • Team Obama copied Amazon for fundraising

    The Obama re-election committee cribbed from Amazon for fundraising help, hoping to make donating so easy that if "people tripped and hit their head on the computer, they'd give us money by mistake," said a former official.

  • Obama's chief ad agency lands $5.7 million CFPB contract that has produced no ads to date

    The firm, GMMB, was paid $389 million by the Obama re-election campaign in 2012, more than any other vendor or consultant the campaign hired.

  • Rick Perry preps on policy ahead of 2016

    The Republican governor has met with business leaders and policy experts over the past year including a former ambassador, the chairman of JPMorgan Chase, according to a review of his official calendar.

  • Paul Ryan to 'lean in' on 2016 White House bid

    Rep. Paul Ryan plans to "lean in" on deciding about a 2016 bid early next year. On his book tour to promote The Way Forward, flocks of supporters urge him to run.

  • Romney: 'My time has come and gone'

    "I've spoken on this time and time again. I'm not running; I'm not planning on running, and I'm going to be helping the person who takes the banner for us."

  • Paul Ryan: Obama-Clinton foreign policy is 'catastrophically weak'

    Rep. Paul Ryan slams the "catastrophically weak foreign policy" of President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and warns that her election in 2016 would just mean Obama-Clinton, Part III.

  • Paul Ryan: 'I sure wish' Mitt Romney would run for president again

    Ryan added that he doesn't know if Romney will run, but believes he would be make a great commander in chief. Ryan also said he wished more Americans had seen the human side of Romney that Paul got to know on the campaign trail.



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