More 2016 Elections Articles

  • Rand Paul expands Iowa caucus braintrust for 2016

    Sen. Rand Paul is putting down stakes in Iowa, moving quickly to build a political organization that can help him win the important Iowa caucus in 2016. His political action committee, RAND PAC, just announced that the Iowa Republican Party chairman will join the organization as a political...

  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus will decide his future after 2014 elections

    Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus could be an influential figure in the 2016 Republican primary, but he hasn't decided if he'll wield that influence from his current post or join a presidential campaign.

  • Common Core is the dynamite that could blow up Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions

    The Conservative Political Action Conference has come and gone for 2014, and Sen. Rand Paul won the straw ballot which is held every time the party gets started. Paul, R-Ky., racked up 31 percent support among the partiers, and the CPAC gang is indeed prone to party. Sen. Ted Cruz , R-Texas,...

  • Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll; Ted Cruz finishes distant second

    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...

  • RNC building list of voters who lost insurance due to Obamacare

    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...

  • Michele Bachmann blasts Hillary Clinton as GOP summit ends

    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.

  • At CPAC, 2016 underdogs get their chance to shine

    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....

  • Paul Ryan to deliver keynote at Iowa GOP dinner

    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.

  • Rick Perry, John Cornyn: Change is just a GOP president away

    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...

  • Ted Cruz: My foreign policy views are with Ronald Reagan; not Rand Paul or John McCain

    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.

  • Chris Christie avoids hard truths at CPAC

    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.

  • Reince Priebus touts Scott Walker's presidential potential

    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...

  • Vermont's Bernie Sanders readies 2016 run, blasts 'Clinton type of politics'

    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.

  • Chris Christie receives warm reception at conservative CPAC conference

    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.

  • Marco Rubio gets a hero's welcome at CPAC

    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.

From the Weekly Standard

  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...