By David M. Drucker | 03/08/14 06:37 PM
Sen. Rand Paul won the Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll, a closely watched gauge of conservative activists’ preference ahead of the next White House campaign. The Kentucky Republican, in results announced Saturday evening, captured 31 percent of the vote from...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/08/14 04:01 PM
Republican National Committee data operatives will build a list of the millions of Americans who have lost insurance policies due to Obamacare in order to help their candidates win over these voters at the ballot box in 2014 and 2016. "Getting that information [on plan cancellations] and...
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 12:14 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton "has a lot to explain" should she run for president, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann told the nation's largest gathering of conservative activists on Saturday, the final day of its annual meeting.
By Rebecca Berg | 03/07/14 04:55 PM
Two years ago, Texas Gov. Rick Perry became a national laughingstock and effectively forfeited his presidential campaign when he flubbed an answer in a Republican debate with one unforgettable word. “Oops.” But, on Friday, Perry was confident and energized. He was here for redemption....
By Washington Examiner | 03/07/14 03:27 PM
In a move sure to stoke further buzz that the 2012 Republican nominee for vice president has not completely ruled out a bid for the presidency in 2016, Ryan will headline the Iowa Republican Party's annual Lincoln Dinner on April 11.
By Tim Mak | 03/07/14 03:27 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. John Cornyn kicked off the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference with the message that American decline is reversible with just a change in the White House. "We don't have to accept recent history. We just have to change the presidency. It's...
By Charlie Spiering | 03/07/14 09:16 AM
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, defined his foreign policy views on Thursday -- carefully positioning himself between the hawkish Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and the more anti-interventionist views of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
By Byron York | 03/06/14 09:40 PM
Chris Christie began his remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday with an anecdote that seemed to portend some tough talk for his fellow Republicans.
By Joel Gehrke | 03/06/14 07:02 PM
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus touted the presidential potential of Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., suggesting that Walker is more likeable than Mitt Romney, and so might mitigate the problem that has made it difficult for Republicans to carry their midterm election successes...
By Paul Bedard | 03/06/14 04:08 PM
Progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders is readying a potential 2016 presidential primary challenge to Hillary Clinton, claiming that the “same old same old ... Clinton type of politics” won't solve the problems of the nation.
By Rebecca Berg | 03/06/14 03:25 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has not always counted among his fans and supporters the conservative Republicans who attend the Conservative Political Action Conference each year.
By Joel Gehrke | 03/06/14 02:13 PM
Did Sen. Marco Rubio irretrievably damage his presidential prospects by supporting an immigration bill opposed by many Republican primary voters? The Tea Party disliked the bill, but Rubio still received a hero's welcome at CPAC.
By Paul Bedard | 03/06/14 12:50 PM
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has cemented his place as a likely 2016 presidential candidate by signing a deal for a campaign-style book that will assail “government intrusion” under President Obama and spell out his agenda to make America great again. The southerner’s book will be...
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By Paul Bedard | 03/06/14 10:51 AM
A new poll gauging the nation's voters interest in America's political dynasties -- the Clintons and the Bushes -- finds a remarkable lack of interest in former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's possible run for president, in part because two Bushes have already served in the White House. Rasmussen...
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