How did we get to 19 GOP presidential hopefuls already?

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A gathering in Nashua, N.H., this past weekend proves almost anybody can be called a potential candidate.

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The robots are here: Jeb Bush and the first super PAC-run campaign

The robots are here: Jeb Bush and the first super PAC-run campaign

Bush may be ushering in a new future of political campaigning.

Obamacare shows best poll numbers since botched rollout. And they could be better.

Obamacare shows best poll numbers since botched rollout. And they could be better.

People are completely unaware the law is costing less than projected.

Presidential bids by Rubio, Paul deal 2016 blow to Senate GOP

Presidential bids by Rubio, Paul deal 2016 blow to Senate GOP

Their decisions to run for president are making it more difficult for their party to keep a Senate majority.

Yes, even billionaire Donald Trump has a super PAC

Yes, even billionaire Donald Trump has a super PAC

It’s the mark of a true candidate. This super PAC is all in for a Trump White House.

Congress pats itself on the back for passing a bill. Jon Stewart is not impressed.

They’re having a party at the White House to commemorate it.

Maine wants to help you get fertility treatments — unless an STD made you infertile

Maine wants to help you get fertility treatments — unless an STD made you infertile

Lawmakers want health insurers to start paying for fertility treatments, but only married people would qualify, and only if they hadn’t become infertile because of a sexually transmitted disease.

The Electoral College effect — in 3 cool charts

The Electoral College effect — in 3 cool charts

A visual depiction of how popular vote margins relate to electoral totals.

Door deliveries work better for mail advertisers. Here’s why that matters.

Door deliveries work better for mail advertisers. Here’s why that matters.

A survey showed that door-delivery customers engage more with mail advertisements than residents who use curbside and cluster mail boxes.

Carly Fiorina’s claim that California’s drought is a ‘man-made’ disaster

Carly Fiorina’s claim that California’s drought is a ‘man-made’ disaster

Critics say California’s current water shortage is a “man-made” disaster. Is that accurate?

Clinton says Republicans ‘seem to be talking only about me’

Clinton says Republicans ‘seem to be talking only about me’

In a campaign visit to N.H., the Democratic hopeful struck a more partisan tone amid GOP attacks.

Court considers limits to vagueness in statutes

The justices revisit the Armed Career Criminal Act in another attempt to understand it or toss it out.

Scott Walker’s Monday: A semi-endorsement, paired with an ‘Olympics-quality flip-flop’

Scott Walker’s Monday: A semi-endorsement, paired with an ‘Olympics-quality flip-flop’

He gets the Koch brothers -- and a former staffer’s dis.

Barbra Streisand is a Donna Edwards fan

Barbra Streisand is a Donna Edwards fan

The entertainer is backing the Maryland congresswoman’s campaign.

Barack Obama, running back

Barack Obama, running back

The president and the pigskin.

Fox News’s Roger Ailes doesn’t think much of Ted Cruz

Fox News’s Roger Ailes doesn’t think much of Ted Cruz

Ouch. Warren G. Harding comparisons?

5 ways Bill and Hillary Clinton inspired ‘Veep’

5 ways Bill and Hillary Clinton inspired ‘Veep’

With three decades of Clintons, there’s plenty to pull from.

Of course the media should report on ‘Clinton Cash’

Of course the media should report on ‘Clinton Cash’

In defense of more information.

Alabama has no money. A lottery might be its last hope.

Alabama has no money. A lottery might be its last hope.

To pay for its prisons and Medicaid patients, long-time holdout Alabama may finally start selling lottery tickets.

Ted Cruz’s imaginary electoral math

Ted Cruz’s imaginary electoral math

The Texas senator’s case for his electability is flawed.

South Dakota’s new ad campaign: At least we’re not Mars

In which the state positions itself as a better alternative to a barren, lifeless rock.

Welcome to the ‘Why Not Me?’ Republican presidential race

Welcome to the ‘Why Not Me?’ Republican presidential race

Explaining why the GOP field is going to be HUGE.

Sen. Joe Manchin waves off governor run with a swipe at Harry Reid

But the West Virginia Democrat’s decision makes it more likely his party can retake the Senate in 2016.

Why primaries are better than caucuses

Why primaries are better than caucuses

Caucuses predict the actual winner less than two-thirds of the time.

Hillary Clinton was a gamer in the ’90s

Tweets from Hillary, meet Hillary on a Game Boy.

‘In lieu of flowers, vote for X': When people make political requests in obituaries

‘In lieu of flowers, vote for X': When people make political requests in obituaries

Even in death, political activism continues.

No one is dominating the Republican field in CNN’s poll — except Hillary Clinton

No one is dominating the Republican field in CNN’s poll — except Hillary Clinton

Marco Rubio and Scott Walker continue to rise.

Forget the caucuses, Iowa is terrible at picking the eventual GOP presidential nominee

Forget the caucuses, Iowa is terrible at picking the eventual GOP presidential nominee

Some states know how to pick them. Some don’t.

Oklahoma City bombing still sears federal workers

Oklahoma City bombing still sears federal workers

Feds still feel the effects of the terrorist attack on the federal building 20 years later.

When running for president, it’s good to be governor

When running for president, it’s good to be governor

Governors are much more likely to be seen as having the “right experience.“

O’Malley gets bleeped in NPR interview talking about economy

O’Malley gets bleeped in NPR interview talking about economy

The Democratic White House hopeful had a few choice words for a GOP economic argument.

David Letterman turned Hillary Clinton’s campaign video into a Scientology ad

“I’m getting ready to do something too. I’m joining Scientology.“

U.S. sends illegal immigrants home on expensive charter flights that are largely empty

U.S. sends illegal immigrants home on expensive charter flights that are largely empty

Homeland Security’s inspector general said ICE could have saved up to $41 million in recent years with better logistical planning.

Obama to press climate change agenda with trip to Everglades on Earth Day

Obama to press climate change agenda with trip to Everglades on Earth Day

The White House will highlight efforts to protect the environment despite opposition from Republicans.

Obama’s claim that every dollar spent on pre-kindergarten education earns ‘$7 back’

Obama’s claim that every dollar spent on pre-kindergarten education earns ‘$7 back’

Obama flatly asserted that every $1 results in $7 from all sorts of savings later in life. But it’s a disputed estimate.

Is there a happy ending to Chuck Schumer-Dick Durbin buddy movie?

Is there a happy ending to Chuck Schumer-Dick Durbin buddy movie?

Their bromance has hit a rocky patch amid jockeying for leadership roles following Harry Reid’s retirement.

Scott Walker stresses his discount attire and ‘regular guy’ credentials

Scott Walker stresses his discount attire and ‘regular guy’ credentials

He hopes the populist image will contrast with both Clinton and his better-heeled GOP rivals.

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Attorneys general: Based on states’ records, justices should decide marriage

Attorneys general: Based on states’ records, justices should decide marriage

Maryland and Virginia officials say the issue of gay marriage cannot be left to the democratic process.

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Two decades after Oklahoma City bombing, the crime still sears workers

The terrorist attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building also changed Washington.