Post Politics: Campaign 2016


Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Web site launches to woo voters of faith for Hillary Clinton

“Faith Voters for Hillary” went live Friday.

By Katie Zezima  |  02:02 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 04/25/2014

Bush brother: George H.W. Bush wants Jeb to run

But Neil Bush also says his brother might not have the “burning desire to run.“

By Aaron Blake  |  10:09 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:24 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Sen. John Thune says he’s not running for president

“I am not running for president,” Thune said.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:24 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Rand Paul: GOP might be over-selling voter fraud

Paul also says the GOP shouldn’t move to curtail early voting.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:20 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Authors! Authors! Authors! Elizabeth Warren’s book hits the shelves. Whose is next?

The Massachusetts senator isn’t the only politician with a personal tome in the works. Here’s a recap of other political books.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, Campaign 2016

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Christie laments lack of ‘sleepover’ at White House

The New Jersey governor tells grade-schoolers that he was disappointed about the lack of an invitation.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:04 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Mary Cheney launches polling firm

Republican consultant and former aide to George W. Bush’s campaigns teams up with other GOP activists to launch new firm.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:51 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, Campaign 2016, Republicans

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Warren reiterates: ‘I’m not running for president’

The Massachusetts senator is out with a new book, which has again stoked talk of her running in 2016.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Poll: Hillary Clinton’s numbers worst since 2008, as GOP brand surges

Clinton’s numbers hit their lowest point in six years.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:09 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Ron Paul touts Rand as a presidential ‘frontrunner’

Ron Paul says his son’s ascendance is a victory for his political movement.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:11 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Scott Walker won’t commit to full term if reelected

“I want to be governor, and that’s the only thing I’ve been focused on,” Walker says.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:14 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Rand Paul clarifies: No containment on Iran

Paul clarifies remarks he made Sunday that have drawn criticism.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:29 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Bloomberg says he won’t run for president in 2016

“No is the answer -- plain and simple,” Bloomberg says.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:59 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Marco Rubio announces staff changes sure to fuel 2016 talk

His chief of staff will shift to run the senator’s PAC, a move that will fuel talk about Rubio’s political future.

By Ed O'Keefe and Robert Costa  |  03:37 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Senate, Senate Republicans

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Klobuchar headed back to Iowa

The appearance in the neighboring Hawkeye State is Klobuchar’s second in the last eight months.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:42 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Woman throws object at Hillary Clinton, later says it was a shoe

The former secretary of state did not appear to get struck by the object, which the thrower later said was a shoe.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:30 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Pence says he’s being courted to run for president

The Indiana governor suggests he’ll decide between running for reelection or doing something else next year.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 04/10/2014

S&P downgrades New Jersey’s debt rating, cites pensions and Christie’s budget

Christie’s office says the report confirms the need for pension reform.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:54 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Hillary Clinton book due out June 10

The book will cover Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:09 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Huckabee: Opposing gay marriage doesn’t make you ‘homophobic’

“I honestly don’t care what people do personally in their individual lives,” potential 2016 presidential candidate says.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:02 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Poll: Christie administration’s investigation was ‘whitewash’

Fifty-six percent of N.J. voters say the report was a “whitewash” rather than legitimate investigation.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:49 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Scott Walker aims to finish college

The last president without a college degree was Harry Truman.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:52 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Rand Paul raises $1.6 million in first quarter of 2014

Rand Paul Victory, a joint committee that pools donations and disperses money to the PAC and Paul’s reelection campaign, is seen as the basis for a presidential campaign.

By Robert Costa  |  01:58 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 04/06/2014

Jeb Bush: Many illegal immigrants come out of an ‘act of love’

Even Bush seemed to acknowledge that his position could cause him political trouble as he mulls whether to run for president.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:44 PM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Immigration

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 04/06/2014

Jeb Bush to make decision on 2016 by the end of this year

The former Florida governor spoke out Sunday and sought to distance himself from other potential GOP candidates on the issues of education and immigration.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:40 PM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Sarah Palin talks to ‘Vladimir Putin’ on Tonight Show (Video)

The former VP nominee make a rare mainstream media appearance.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Huckabee leads early Iowa poll

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is in second place, while Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is in third.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Rubio signals that he wouldn’t pursue reelection if he runs for president

The Florida senator hints that it would be White House or bust if he decides to run for president.

By Sean Sullivan  |  06:14 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 04/02/2014

GOP convention narrows list of host cities to six

The committee previously listed eight potential host cities.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:01 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Poll: Christie stops the bleeding

A new poll shows Christie’s approval numbers improving slightly since February.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:55 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Ted Cruz shows off Winston Churchill ‘tattoo’

The gag tied together two recent pop culture phenomena involving Cruz.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:28 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Texts from Bill? The other Clinton imitates Hillary’s viral photo

Former president Bill Clinton is having a little fun with his Twitter account.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:31 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Rand Paul adviser: Critics are butchering senator’s comments on sanctions and Nazi Germany

In a statement, the adviser says Adolf Hitler is to blame for World War II.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:56 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Christie: Bridge scandal won’t affect 2016 decision

“If you don’t have baggage, they’ll create baggage for you,” Christie says.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:04 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:57 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Paul Ryan: ‘I don’t have a racist bone in my body’

The potential 2016 presidential candidate says he spoke with a chief critic from the Congressional Black Caucus.

By Aaron Blake  |  07:57 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 03/25/2014

Rubio joins early-state cavalcade, will visit New Hampshire

It’s the senators first early primary state visit since shortly after the 2012 election.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:25 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush say higher education is out of reach for too many

Potential 2016 rivals co-host higher education conference.

By Philip Rucker  |  01:35 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Rand Paul: I’m done answering questions about Ron Paul

“I’ve pretty much quit answering” those questions, he says.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:12 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Biden heading to New Hampshire

The event will be in his capacity as vice president.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:40 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Obama: Deval Patrick would make a great president

The outgoing Massachusetts governor has said he won’t run in 2016, but he hasn’t ruled out potential future opportunities.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:38 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 03/20/2014

N.J. attorney general tells police to stop photographing Christie protesters

Protesters have complained that the photographs violated their civil liberties.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:41 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Ex-Cruz staffer to lead ‘Draft Ted Cruz for President’ super PAC

The Web site, RunTedRun.com, is seeking to get 1 million signatures in hopes of luring Cruz to run for president.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:51 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Jindal: Bill de Blasio a ‘petulant tyrant’

The New York mayor has emerged as a popular punching bag for the GOP.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 03/14/2014

The most interesting tidbits from the Clinton document dump (Part 2)

“Send a muslim!” and fretting about Al Gore.

By Aaron Blake, Philip Rucker and Colby Itkowitz  |  03:41 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Christie deals with series of hecklers at town hall (Video)

Christie told one of the protesters: “Either side down and keep quiet or get out -- one or the other. Get out.“

By Aaron Blake  |  04:07 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Poll: Most Americans don’t believe Hillary Clinton on Benghazi security

In the survey, 51 percent say they don’t believe Hillary Clinton when she denies having seen requests for more security in Benghazi.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:02 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Hillary Clinton leads GOP by double digits in Iowa

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) comes the closest, trailing 49-39 in the key swing state.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:17 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Kasich says he’s ‘not interested’ in running for president

The Ohio governor faces a reelection campaign this year.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:59 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Poll: Christie’s approval rating hits new low

His disapproval rating (44 percent) is higher than his approval rating (41 percent) for the first time in his tenure as governor.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:55 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Rand Paul still feuding with Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) attempted to bury the hatchet with fellow tea party Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), but Paul isn’t quite ready to let bygones by bygones.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:05 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Ted Cruz seeks to make peace with Rand Paul

Cruz praised Paul effusively in a statement, while also emphasizing that the two of them do have the differences.

By Aaron Blake  |  06:47 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Marco Rubio lays out his economic vision

Rubio did not address immigration in his formal remarks at Google, instead stressing the need to invigorate the economy and streamline the regulatory process.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:53 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 03/07/2014

Santorum attacks Romney, McCain for ‘apologizing’ for conservatism

The former Pennsylvania senator said he’s not interested in merely electing Republicans for the sake of electing Republicans.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:57 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 03/05/2014

McCain, Rubio agree with Clinton’s Putin-Hitler comparisons

But one of them believes Clinton still deserves blame for the deterioration of the U.S.-Russian relationship.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:29 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Campaign 2016, Hillary Clinton, Senate Republicans

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Paul Ryan headed to Iowa again

The former VP nominee will headline the state Republican Party’s Lincoln Dinner on April 11 in Cedar Rapids.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:16 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 03/04/2014

Rand Paul seeks green light to run for both Senate and president in 2016

A state legislature leader says he’s looking into clarifying state law.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:21 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 02/28/2014

The most interesting tidbits from the Clinton document dump

Hillary Clinton once warned against the effects of an individual mandate.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:07 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 10:19 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Robert Reich: Elizabeth Warren could run for president in 2016

If income inequality isn’t addressed, “I think that there will be a lot of people -- Elizabeth Warren, others, maybe even me -- who will toss our hats in the ring,” Reich says.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:19 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Poll: 82 percent of Democrats want Hillary Clinton to run

More Republicans say Chris Christie shouldn’t run for president than say he should.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:31 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Oprah for president? Nader seeks ‘modestly enlightened’ billionaire to run

The former third-party candidate says the two-party system requires an ultra-wealthy candidate to upend it.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:56 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Poll: Christie’s rapid decline continues

A Monmouth University poll shows the governor’s approval rating is now 50 percent -- down from 65 percent two months ago.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:25 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 02/23/2014

Democrats see opportunity in Walker’s, Christie’s troubles

‘The notion that these folks were the Republican party reformers is officially dead,’ says Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, head of the Democratic Governors Association.

By Karen Tumulty  |  01:27 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, National Governors Association

Posted at 10:23 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Rand Paul denounces Ted Nugent

Paul’s decision to denounce Nugent comes after Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) pointedly declined to do the same and then later shifted course.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:23 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 02/20/2014

Bachmann: ‘Guilt’ helped Obama win presidency

Bachmann added: “People don’t hold guilt for a woman.“

By Aaron Blake  |  02:44 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Paul Ryan wants Romney to run again

“I’d love it if he did,” Ryan told AP during a visit to New Hampshire on Tuesday, “but I don’t think he would.“

By Aaron Blake  |  12:47 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Huckabee headed to Iowa

The potential 2016 hopeful is headed to the state that put him on the map in 2008.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:53 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 02/16/2014

Romney: Lewinsky scandal not an issue for Hillary Clinton

2012 GOP presidential nominee distances himself from Sen. Rand Paul’s recent comments.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:37 AM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Rahm on running for president: ‘I am done. Period.’

“I have achieved my lifetime’s ambition,” says Emanuel, who would be the first Jewish president if he ran and won.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:07 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 02/14/2014

Rand Paul: We need ‘a new Republican Party’ -- not small changes

“...it has to be a transformation -- not a little tweaking at the edges,” Paul said.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:20 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Republican Party

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Christie: George W. Bush was ‘grossly underappreciated’

Bush nominated Christie as U.S. attorney early in his tenure.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:12 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Newspaper’s erroneous Rubio quote draws backlash in Argentina

An Argentine newspaper incorrectly quoted the Florida GOP senator comparing the country to North Korea, according to AP.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:55 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Ted Cruz, stoking 2016 talk, plans March trip to Iowa

Senator from Texas will speak at a homeschooling rally in Des Moines.

By Robert Costa  |  04:19 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Cruz: ‘Clean’ debt ceiling hike would be ‘irresponsible’

Cruz also talks about his American Renaissance Energy Act -- a series of steps to expand American energy production and exploration.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:09 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Biden: Despite Gates’s book, I get along with Obama’s Cabinet

Vice President Biden says he is the administration’s point man on dealing with the Cabinet, and it works well -- despite what Robert Gates wrote.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:22 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Ted Cruz: GOP needs to ‘think bigger than Keystone’

In speech Monday, senator plans to begin shifting focus to topics other than the health-care law by focusing on energy policy.

By Ed O'Keefe and Juliet Eilperin  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Campaign 2016, Senate, Senate Republicans

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Biden: ‘No obvious reason’ I shouldn’t run for president

“There may be reasons I don’t run, but there’s no obvious reason for me why I think I should not run.“

By Aaron Blake  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Rand Paul: Democrats should disown ‘sexual predator’ Bill Clinton

Paul continues to push his case that Democrats have ignored Clinton’s ‘predatory’ behavior.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:50 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Joe Biden sells you a car (Video)

The United Auto Workers got a little taste of Joe Biden being Joe Biden on Wednesday.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:35 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 02/05/2014

John Kerry on running for president: ‘I have no plans whatsoever’

“I’m out of politics. I have no plans whatsoever. This is my last stop,” Kerry tells CNN.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:00 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Hillary Clinton partners with Univision for early childhood development

The multi-year partnership the influential Spanish-language media company will promote the education, health and well-being of young children.

By Philip Rucker  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 02/02/2014

Gov. Jindal, Paul Ryan: Christie ‘should stay’ as head of GOP governor’s group

Louisiana governor says scandal-plagued New Jersey governor should continue leading the association.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:35 AM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, Campaign 2016, Chris Christie

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 02/01/2014

Chris Christie slams David Wildstein in e-mail to supporters

The governor uses an e-mail to friends and allies to attack his accuser, a former appointee, and news reports on the accusations.

By Ed O'Keefe and Karen Tumulty  |  06:27 PM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Chris Christie

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 01/28/2014

McCain: Censure by state GOP makes me more likely to run

“If there’s such a thing as motivation to more seriously consider it, it’s what just happened,” McCain told the AP.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:41 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Clinton says Benghazi is her biggest regret

But Clinton emphasizes that a secretary of state has imperfect information.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:54 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Campaign 2016

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Hillary Clinton: Last time I drove was 1996

“I remember it very well,” Clinton jokes. “Unfortunately, so does the Secret Service, which is why I haven’t driven since then.“

By Aaron Blake  |  12:11 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 01/26/2014

Rand Paul: Clintons should be judged for Bill’s ‘predatory behavior’ with Lewinsky

“It’s not Hillary’s fault, but it is a factor in judging Bill Clinton and history,” Paul says.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:23 AM ET, 01/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 01/24/2014

RNC moves to shrink 2016 primary calendar

The first contests will be held in February and the nominating convention in June or July.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:01 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Huckabee: Dems think women can’t control their libido

The former Arkansas governor says Republicans “have a war for women, to empower them to be something other than victims of their gender.”

By Aaron Blake  |  01:29 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Rand Paul: Obama’s concept of ‘majority rule’ is what led to Jim Crow

“That’s what gave us the internment of the Japanese,” Paul says.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:20 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Time magazine’s provocative Hillary Clinton cover

The cover features a pant-suit-clad leg and high heel with a tiny man hanging onto the heel.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:46 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Christie hires legal counsel as investigation looms

Christie’s office is bringing in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:20 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Christie falls further behind Clinton in potential ’16 matchup

Christie’s deficit has grown from three to 13 points in the last month.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:21 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 01/15/2014

New Jerseyans giving Christie benefit of the doubt

A new poll shows 66 percent of people don’t think he ordered the traffic jam.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:17 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Christie’s remarks on bridge scandal (Video)

“I am the governor and I am ultimately responsible for all that happens on my watch -- both good and bad.“

By Aaron Blake  |  03:20 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Christie appeared with appointee tied to bridge scandal during traffic jam

The two appeared together Sept. 11. Christie said at a news conference last week that he hadn’t seen his appointee in a “long time.“

By Aaron Blake  |  12:36 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/14/2014

Condoleezza Rice to headline House GOP fundraiser

The March Dinner is one of the NRCC’s biggest fundraising events

By Aaron Blake  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, Campaign 2016

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Christie’s dealings with other mayors scrutinized

Some other mayors think Christie might have targeted them too.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:08 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Polls: Scandal has had little impact on Christie

A new poll shows Christie’s approval rating in New Jersey remains very strong, at 59 percent.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:06 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Broader investigation of N.J. bridge closures launched

Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly have decided to launch a special investigative committee to look into the bridge closures in Fort Lee, NJ, according to two Democratic aides.

By Robert Costa  |  10:49 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 01/12/2014

O’Malley defends troubled Maryland health exchange

The website “is now functional for most citizens,” he said.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:03 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, Campaign 2016, health care

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 01/10/2014

New documents show extensive N.J. coverup

Port Authority officials scrambled to deal with the fallout from a so-called “traffic study” that was planned by a member of Christie’s staff.

By Phillip Rucker and Aaron Blake  |  05:49 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Chris Christie

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 01/10/2014

The New Yorker sends up Christie’s traffic problem

That was quick.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:08 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 08:30 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Priorities USA set to join 2016 fray with new leadership

The super PAC appears to be shifting its focus to backing Hillary Clinton in 2016.

By Matea Gold  |  08:30 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Rand Paul wants to repeal Iraq war resolution

Paul aims to prevent American troops from being deployed to Iraq again without Congress re-authorizing it.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:28 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Iraq, Rand Paul

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 01/09/2014

New Jersey Democrat calls for federal probe of Christie

By Debbi Wilgoren  |  09:10 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Christie to address media at 11 a.m.

It will be Christie’s first public appearance since the bridge controversy erupted Wednesday.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:17 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Christie statement on bridge controversy

The governor makes his first comments about his staff’s role in alleged political retribution.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:36 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 01/08/2014

E-mails suggest top Christie aide used lane closures for retribution

A top Christie aide wrote to a Port Authority official: “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.“

By Aaron Blake  |  10:24 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Chris Christie

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Schweitzer wants clemency for Edward Snowden

The New York Times last week called for Snowden to receive clemency, but so far, few politicians have been willing to do the same.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:05 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Schweitzer, Campaign 2016

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/22/2013

Huckabee: 50-50 chance I’ll run

Huckabee says he’ll make a final decision after the November 2014 midterm election.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Mike Huckabee

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Schweitzer swipes at Clinton’s Iraq vote

“When George Bush got a bunch of Dems to vote for that war, I was just shaking my head in Montana,” Schweitzer says.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:19 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Christie tweets retort to Obama’s ‘Pajama Boy’

N.J. governor says December should be devoted to volunteering, not lounging in PJs.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:44 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, White House

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 12/18/2013

McCain says he worries about effects of retirement

McCain also says he doesn’t want to grow too old in the Senate.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:09 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Congress, John McCain

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Lane closure controversy dogs Christie

While most analysts agree it hasn’t risen to the level of a political scandal, don’t tell that to Democrats.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:06 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Chris Christie

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Key official in Christie’s bridge controversy resigns

Christie said Friday that Baroni’s departure was already part of his plans, prior to the controversy.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:27 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Chris Christie

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Christie: GOP has a candidate problem, not a party problem

Christie expands on his potential 2016 message.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:47 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Chris Christie

Posted at 12:49 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Huckabee says he may make another run for GOP presidential nod

Former governor says he’s receiving encouragement to run “from places where I never got it before.”

By Karen Tumulty  |  12:49 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Paul Ryan knocks Rubio: ‘Read the deal and get back to me’

Ryan suggested on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Rubio opposed the bill before he even read it.

By Jeff Simon and Aaron Blake  |  08:29 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Campaign 2016, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Rand Paul wants big tax cuts for Detroit, other distressed areas

The “Economic Freedom Zones” would apply to all areas with an unemployment rate 50 percent greater than the national average.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:33 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Detroit, Rand Paul

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Elizabeth Warren: ‘I am not running for president’

“I am not running for president. I am working as hard as I can to be the best (possible) senator I can be.“

By Aaron Blake  |  03:21 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Bill Clinton: Critical Obamacare comments weren’t meant to help Hillary

Asked by CNN Espanol whether his comments were intended to help his wife, Bill Clinton said they weren’t and that he was helping Obama instead.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:24 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, Campaign 2016, Obamacare

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Christie: I didn’t flip-flop on immigration

The state’s largest newspaper, The Star-Ledger, accused Christie of flip-flopping on the issue because he wants to run for the GOP nomination for president.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:31 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Immigration

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 11/26/2013

N.J. legislature puts Dream Act on Christie’s desk

Christie has said he supports the general concept of the bill but would not sign it without specific changes -- changes the legislature declined.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:11 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Chris Christie, Immigration

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Once-skeptical Huntsman not closing door on repeat presidential bid

In recent months, Huntsman has said he’s “not insane” and that he wants to return to private life after giving “the best years of our lives to politics.“

By Aaron Blake  |  12:16 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Schweitzer clearly angling for presidential run

Schweitzer told MSNBC that it’s on his “bucket list” to visit all of Iowa’s counties.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:28 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Schweitzer, Campaign 2016

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Rand Paul proposes fried Twinkie summit with Christie

Paul previously proposed the two settle their differences over a beer. Christie declined.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:57 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Sanders: I would make sure independent presidential campaign wouldn’t be ‘spoiler’

Sanders says he’s not sure whether he would run as an independent/third-party candidate or in the Democratic primary.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:58 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Rand Paul: Shutdown was ‘dumb idea,’ but I’d vote the same way again

Paul suggested he would again resist a so-called “clean” debt-ceiling increase while hoping that it wouldn’t lead to a shutdown.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:18 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, shutdown

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Christie: 2016 speculation unfairly hurts Obama

Christie also said he won’t resign from his current office unless he runs for president and wins.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:14 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Chris Christie

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders open to presidential run

Sanders said he would entertain the idea of running if there’s no viable option speaking to the issues he cares about.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:33 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Palin apologizes for comments about Pope Francis

Palin had suggested the pope was taking liberal positions.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:56 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Sarah Palin

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Cruz: Despite shutdown, Defund Obamacare ‘absolutely’ worth it

Cruz made made the comment while being interviewed by Fox News’s Chris Wallace at the Aspen Ideas Forum at The Newseum in Washington.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:42 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Ted Cruz

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Rand Paul: Christie won because he got federal Sandy aid

Paul rehashes his criticism of the superstorm Sandy aid bill.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:39 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Chris Christie, Rand Paul

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Poll: Christie 43, Clinton 42

No other Republican comes close to Clinton.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:19 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Rand Paul suggests Benghazi disqualifies Clinton in 2016

“To me, that should preclude you from ever holding high office,” Paul says in a speech at the Citadel.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:11 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Campaign 2016, Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 11/11/2013

McCain: People want me to run for president again

“I can assure you, I don’t see it,” said McCain, who will be 80 years old in 2016. “It’s not on my radar.“

By Aaron Blake  |  10:44 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Palin: National debt is ‘like slavery’

Palin qualified her comment by saying that it “isn’t racist.“

By Aaron Blake  |  10:32 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Sarah Palin

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Rick Perry returning to South Carolina

Perry was last in South Carolina for Gov. Nikki Haley’s (R) campaign launch in August.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:14 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Christie supporters launch ‘Ready for Christie’ PAC

The project doesn’t appear to be the work of high-profile Christie supporters.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:07 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Rand Paul knocks Chris Christie for Hurricane Sandy TV ads

Senator’s remarks come a day after the governor won a commanding reelection victory.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:17 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Congress, Senate

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 11/06/2013

After plagiarism allegations, Rand Paul’s Washington Times column nixed

The paper said the decision to drop Paul’s column was a mutual one.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:16 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Rand Paul

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Amid plagiarism flap, Rand Paul camp cites staff error

A top Paul aide acknowledged Tuesday that Paul’s staff in some cases failed to clearly attribute and quote content pulled from other sources.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:07 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Rand Paul

Posted at 09:47 PM ET, 11/02/2013

Chuck Schumer endorses Hillary Clinton for president: ‘If you run, you’ll win’

The announcement, made Saturday night in Iowa, comes remarkably early in the 2016 presidential cycle.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:47 PM ET, 11/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary Clinton; Campaign 2016, Senate Democrats

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Top Hillary supporters launch ‘Correct the Record’ effort

While the “Correct the Record” effort is geared toward all Democratic candidates, Clinton’s record is clearly the most at-stake these days.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:34 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers keep dropping

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows the percentage of people who have a positive view of Clinton has fallen to 46.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:57 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Rand Paul denies plagiarism charges, blames ‘haters’

Paul said his speeches are not supposed to be meticulously footnoted academic papers.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Rand Paul

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Ted Cruz will appear on ‘The Tonight Show’

Cruz will appear on the show Nov. 8.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Ted Cruz

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Sen. Rand Paul will block Yellen’s nomination

In a statement, Paul said he will put a “hold” on Yellen’s nomination Senate speak for a delaying tactic that any senator can use.

By Aaron Blake  |  07:44 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Congress

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Poll: 22 percent of Americans lean libertarian

The movement is strongly non-Hispanic white (94 percent), young (62 percent under 50 years old) and male (68 percent).

By Aaron Blake  |  12:58 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Christie won’t commit to full term as governor

“I’ll do this job as long and as aggressively as I possibly can, and my current intention is to spend four years, but we’ll see what happens...“

By Aaron Blake  |  10:27 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013, Campaign 2016

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Rand Paul warns abortion/science could lead to eugenics

Paul warned that the combination of abortion and scientific advances could one day lead to the practice of selecting desirable traits during procreation.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:05 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, Campaign 2013, Campaign 2016, Rand Paul

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 10/28/2013

McCain: Clinton was ‘outstanding’ secretary of state

“Her work as secretary of state, with the exception of this issue of Benghazi — which isn’t going away — I think has been outstanding.“

By Aaron Blake  |  11:48 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Campaign 2016, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 10/27/2013

Jindal: GOP needs to stop being ‘Party of No’

Jindal, the head of the Republican Governors Association and a potential 2016 presidential candidate, also sought distance from Republicans in Washington.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:56 AM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Republican Party

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Doctor: Christie has steadily lost weight

The report doesn’t indicate how much weight Christie has lost since the surgery, which Christie underwent in secret.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:43 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013, Campaign 2016

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Pro-Hillary super PAC joins in Benghazi defense

By Aaron Blake  |  03:36 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Campaign 2016

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/24/2013

George Soros joins Ready for Hillary national finance council

“His support for Ready for Hillary is an extension of his long-held belief in the power of grassroots organizing,” Soros’s spokesman said.

By Matea Gold  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Hillary Clinton

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Pawlenty: My ‘political career has come to an end’

Pawlenty said he doesn’t view his current job as head of the Financial Services Roundtable as a means to a return to public office.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:43 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 10/22/2013

McCain considering seeking reelection in 2016

McCain, who will turn 80 in 2016, made the statement during an appearance on KFYI-AM in Phoenix.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:58 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Christie visits Senate GOP leaders

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:28 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Hillary will start thinking about 2016 ‘sometime next year’

“I want to think seriously about it; I probably won’t begin thinking about it until sometime next year,” Clinton told Newsday.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:39 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Chris Christie: I’m not a bully

Christie also said in an interview with CBS News that he considered leaving politics after losing two elections in the mid-1990s.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:20 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 10:58 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Eclectic scenes from Clinton Global Initiative’s awards gala

By Philip Rucker  |  10:58 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Bill Clinton pitches Chelsea Clinton for president

“She knows more than we do about everything,” Bill Clinton says.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:35 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 09/24/2013

After FEC inquiry, ‘Stand with Rand’ PAC says it backs Ayn Rand, not Rand Paul

The FEC had said that it cannot use a politician’s name unless that politicians authorizes it.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:48 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Bill Clinton: ‘We’re not nearly as political as everyone thinks we are’

“Get healthy, write your book, do your charitable work,” the former president tells his wife. “We don’t need a four-year presidential campaign.“

By Aaron Blake  |  05:35 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Paul Ryan to write a book

The book is set for release next August and is called “Where Do We Go From Here?“

By Aaron Blake  |  10:23 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Rep. Steve King won’t rule out presidential bid

“What I can’t do is just rule it out because you never know what happens in life,” King says.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:21 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Rand Paul’s wife not sold on 2016 bid

Paul’s mother, on the other hand, says a run for president “feels real.“

By Aaron Blake  |  12:35 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Rand Paul wants to restore felons’ voting rights

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Monday that he will work toward giving felons who have completed their sentences the right to vote.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:41 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Steve King headed to New Hampshire

A new group called Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire says King is "tentatively confirmed" for its conference Oct. 12 in Manchester.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:39 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:58 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Cruz will renounce Canadian citizenship

"Given the raft of stories today about my birth certificate, it must be a slow news day," Cruz says.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:58 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Rick Perry to headline California GOP convention in October

The Texas governor will give the keynote address at the nation's largest state Republican gathering.

By Ruth Tam  |  01:36 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Christie signs bill that bans gay conversion therapy

The governor notes that the American Psychological Association says the practice can lead to mental health issues and substance abuse.

By Aaron Blake  |  06:32 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Christie will sign medical marijuana bill if changes made

The governor wants it revised so that only children can use edible marijuana.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:18 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 08/16/2013

RNC votes to exclude CNN, NBC from 2016 presidential primary debates

The move is a rebuke of the networks' plans to air programs about Hillary Rodham Clinton.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:04 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Christie to GOP: 'For our ideas to matter, we have to win'

In a speech to the RNC, the New Jersey governor also appeared to take a shot at Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

By Aaron Blake  |  06:13 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Rand Paul: No 'objective evidence' African Americans are prevented from voting

The potential presidential candidate's comment comes amidst a brewing battle over voting rights.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:37 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Santorum accused of illegally steering $1 million donation to super PAC

A campaign finance watchdog has filed a complaint against the former GOP presidential candidate.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:05 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Rand Paul confirms he's 'considering' a run for the presidency in 2016

Rand Paul attacks Obamacare and hints about his plans for 2016.

By Ruth Tam  |  10:32 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Palin slams Christie, says 'I'm on Team Rand'

She says Christie is for "big government" but Paul "gets the whole notion of 'don't tread on me' government."

By Ruth Tam  |  02:47 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Julian Castro headed to Iowa

The Steak Fry is a stopover for potential presidential candidates trying to make inroads in the Hawkeye State.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:28 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 08/09/2013

EMILY's List PAC takes 'Madam President' campaign on the road

PAC advocates for the nation's first female president in Iowa

By Ruth Tam  |  12:08 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 08/08/2013

McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton says he is running the race 'holdin' my nose'

Jesse Benton, manager of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's reelection campaign, told a conservative activist in a phone call early this year that he was "holdin' my nose" to run the race to benefit Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

By Matea Gold  |  01:48 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Ted Cruz: 'I respect Barack Obama a great deal'

"I think Barack Obama is an extraordinary politician. And I respect Barack Obama a great deal," Cruz says in a Time magazine interview.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:13 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Chuck Todd: Hillary miniseries 'a total nightmare for NBC News'

"People are going to see the peacock, and they see NBC, and they see NBC News, and they think, 'Well, they can't be that separate.' "

By Aaron Blake  |  08:25 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 08/07/2013

Rubio takes a hit in New Hampshire

The senator, who took a leading role in the comprehensive immigration reform effort, drops from first to fifth in early polling of the 2016 New Hampshire primary.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:49 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:49 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Boehner begins August fundraising golfing with Donald Trump

The Speaker of the House teed off with business mogul in a start to a monthlong fundraising campaign

By Ruth Tam  |  10:49 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Rand Paul: I won't 'respond to every yahoo' who calls me racist

The Kentucky senator rebukes a reporter for asking about an aide who resigned over comments on Confederacy.

By Ruth Tam  |  06:07 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Steve King for president? He's going to South Carolina

A presidential run would undoubtedly give King a platform to push his hard-line positions on immigration reform.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:08 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Iowa Straw Poll may live on

The head of the conservative evangelical group Family Leader, Bob Vander Plaats, says he may take over the straw poll.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:26 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Chelsea Clinton aims for 'purposely public life'

"I had very much led a deliberately private life for a long time," she said, "and now I'm attempting to lead a purposely public life."

By Aaron Blake  |  05:38 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Christie reveals his lowest moment (Video)

Christie talks about his mother's losing battle with cancer.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 08/05/2013

RNC accuses NBC and CNN of boosting Hillary, threatens to nix debates

CNN is one of two TV networks planning a Clinton documentary, along with NBC.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:54 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 08/05/2013

Polls: Christie is top GOP hope against Clinton

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie doesn't have the strongest base of support within the Republican Party, but he's the party's top hope in 2016.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:55 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Hillary vs. Rand Paul would be 'tough choice,' McCain quips

McCain has quarreled repeatedly with Paul over national security and foreign policy issues, but McCain was also a chief critic on Benghazi.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:26 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Paul calls Christie the 'king of bacon'

Pauls says it's "sad and cheap that he would use the cloak of 9/11 victims and say, 'Oh, I'm the only one who cares about these victims.'"

By Aaron Blake  |  10:10 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Pro-Hillary super PAC raised $1 million in June

Ready for Hillary says it will not accept million-dollar donations, as some super PACs have, instead opting for more of a grassroots approach.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:06 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 07/29/2013

No, Cory Booker is not going to Iowa

The Daily Beast reported a bit ago that Booker will appear in Iowa on Aug. 29 at an event hosted by the University of Iowa, citing the university's website.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:19 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Citing Sandy aid, Rand Paul fires back at Christie

"Those are the people who are bankrupting the government and not letting enough money be left over for national defense," Paul says.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:27 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 07/28/2013

Peter King: Rand Paul is the GOP's George McGovern

"When you have Rand Paul actually comparing Snowden to Martin Luther King or Henry David Thoreau, this is madness," King said.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:21 AM ET, 07/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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