More 2016 Elections Articles

  • Jeb Bush immigration remark could be 2016 problem

    With a single phrase of compassion for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, Jeb Bush has prompted questions about his viability as a potential presidential contender and underscored how divisive the immigration issue remains for the Republican Party.

  • Examiner Editorial: Dems can say Obamacare debate is over, but wait until midterm elections

    President Obama recently declared the national debate on the Affordable Care Act — aka Obamacare — to be officially over because 7.1 million people have supposedly enrolled in the program. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius updated the enrollment figure Thursday to 7.5...

  • Short on accomplishments, Hillary leans on Bill and Barack to sell candidacy

    Last week Hillary Clinton gave what appeared at first to be a rambling and unfocused answer when asked to name the proudest achievement of her four years as Secretary of State. The short version is, she doesn't have one. But Clinton's words make a lot more sense when seen not as a non-answer to...

  • Chris Christie ain't got it

    There's a scene in the comedy film “High Anxiety” in which a driver meets Mel Brooks at the airport and offers to pick up his cumbersome trunk. “I got it, I got it, I got it,” the driver insists as he struggles to lift the luggage before gasping, “I ain't got it!” It lands with a thud.

  • Pro-Clinton super PAC raises almost $6M

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The super PAC urging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president said Thursday that it raised $1.7 million in the first three months of the year, almost all of it from small-dollar donors. But the group had a number of bold-faced names who had given $25,000, including...

  • Democrats face dilemma on legalizing marijuana

    Legalizing marijuana is an issue made to order for the Democratic Party. A majority of Americans now supports the idea, and so do two out of three Democrats. Two states have done it, and several more may vote on it in 2016.

  • Ready For Hillary adds thousands of donors in first fundraising quarter

    Hillary Clinton isn't running for president yet -- but new fundraising numbers released Thursday by the super PAC Ready For Hillary suggest an increasing number of Democrats are eager for her to enter the race. Ready For Hillary added more than 22,000 new donors from January through March and...

  • Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan developing Obamacare alternative

    Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan are collaborating on an Obamacare alternative and could announce the proposal as early as this month, according to Republican sources. Both Republicans have been regularly engaged in pushing legislation on major issues — and both have made it a habit to...

  • Mike Huckabee looking at 'trend of support' to make 2016 decision

    A poll by Suffolk University shows Huckabee at the front of the Republican pack, this time in Iowa, the state that will kick off the caucus and primary process.

  • Study: Republican Party will grow with more, not less, white support

    A revealing new study on the political impact of whites becoming a minority by 2042 finds that the Republican Party will gain support as more whites, feeling threatened about their status, embrace conservative policies. The study from Northwestern University and published in the influential...

  • Bobby Jindal to headline major South Carolina Republican dinner

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will headline South Carolina's annual Silver Elephant dinner in June, one of the major events on the state's Republican calendar and a key function for any potential presidential candidate hoping to play in the first-in-the-South primary. “We are proud to welcome...

  • If Jeb Bush fears 'mudfight,' he's not ready for 2016

    Does Jeb Bush sound like a man who wants to run for president? In an extended interview with Fox News' Shannon Bream, the former Florida governor gave the impression of someone who would like to be president but has been out of the game for a while and isn't particularly eager to jump in the...

  • Two interviews, big contrasts: Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton

    Two interviews this week with two potential GOP candidates for president in 2016. Two very different reactions from Beltway media, and those differences tell us much about the GOP problems and opportunities ahead, especially when combined with the reaction to New York Times' columnist Thomas...

  • Jeb Bush to headline Connecticut GOP fundraiser

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is starring at the Connecticut Republican Party's 36th annual Prescott Bush Awards Dinner.

  • Zogby Report Card: Obama's on a roll, the numbers don't lie

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama is improving in his approval rating as unemployment holds steady and the White House makes its Obamacare signup numbers.



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