By Paul Bedard | 03/20/14 02:28 PM
With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stalled by the “Bridgegate” affair, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has become the establishment's candidate and top pick to win the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, according to a new analysis of the race. “We now consider Bush the leader of the field...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/20/14 09:44 AM
Sen. Rand Paul hopes that his opposition to National Security Agency spying will allow him to unite conservative voters skeptical of President Obama and young voters who have trended Democratic in the last two presidential elections -- and he's got a speech that was well-received both at the...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/19/14 03:16 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney dismissed a question about whether tensions with Russia over the Crimea region would hurt former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's political future as “superficial” and “flaccid thinking.” “That’s a pretty superficial way of looking at...
By Paul Bedard | 03/18/14 11:56 AM
She’s not exactly predicting that he will win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, but Democratic Party Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz isn’t too worried should controversial New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie get the nod.
By David M. Drucker | 03/18/14 11:26 AM
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus predicted Tuesday that the GOP would win the Senate and gain House seats in the November elections, saying flatly that he expected his party to ride a “tsunami” to victory in the midterms.
By Associated Press | 03/18/14 08:41 AM
Texas Tea Party darling Sen. Ted Cruz is making his fourth trip to Iowa in eight months, logging serious face-time before most other potential 2016 White House hopefuls in the state that kicks off presidential voting.
By Thomas Sowell | 03/17/14 03:34 PM
At a time when polls show public opinion turning against the Democrats, some Republicans seem to be turning against each other. Even with the prospect of being able to win control of the Senate in this fall's elections, some Republicans are busy manufacturing ammunition for their own circular...
By Associated Press | 03/17/14 09:48 AM
A political action committee supporting Hillary Clinton is sending staff members to visit New Hampshire next week to begin organizing support in case the former first lady and secretary of state decides to run for president in 2016.
By Rebecca Berg | 03/17/14 07:30 AM
NASHUA, N.H. -- Rick Santorum traveled to New Hampshire on Friday for the first time since the 2012 presidential election with little fanfare, and with something to get off his chest.
By Rebecca Berg | 03/15/14 08:27 AM
NASHUA, N.H. -- When Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal traveled to New Hampshire on Friday, he came armed with jokes. "I wonder, are we witnessing the most extremely liberally ideological administration in our country's modern history?" Jindal, a Republican weighing running for president in 2016,...
By Rebecca Berg | 03/14/14 11:40 AM
For months, Rick Perry -- the three-term Texas governor who walked in late to the 2012 Republican presidential primary as an instant, if short-lived, front-runner -- has deliberately tried to position himself to be the one to change the presidency this time, should he choose.
By Noemie Emery | 03/11/14 03:12 PM
As with most things, there are good and bad aspects of the Tea Party movement. And all the bad ones were on display March 6 in a speech by Ted Cruz to the Conservative Political Action Conference that replayed every silly thing ever said by conservatives and added some riffs of his own.
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By Philip Klein | 03/11/14 02:07 PM
If Sen. Rand Paul has any hope of capturing the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, he'll have to convince the conservative base he can be trusted on foreign policy -- which is exactly why Sen. Ted Cruz is his most dangerous critic. Though they have often been allies on domestic...
By Paul Bedard | 03/11/14 10:47 AM
Former Arkansas governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said that donors are rushing him with offers of big-dollar support, clearing away his highest hurdle to entering the 2016 GOP primaries. The biggest difference between 2008 and this year, he said, is that...
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