Why isn’t anyone afraid of Jeb Bush?

“I don’t see any coronation coming my way, trust me,” Jeb Bush recently said.

The former governor of Florida has considerable assets at his disposal, but they’ve done little to keep others out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. If anything, it’s the opposite.

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Clinton Foundation acknowledges ‘mistakes,’ emphasizes transparency

Clinton Foundation acknowledges ‘mistakes,’ emphasizes transparency

The charity defends its work as scrutiny of its finances threatens to plague Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Carly Fiorina, in Iowa, vows to keep throwing punches at Hillary Clinton

Carly Fiorina, in Iowa, vows to keep throwing punches at Hillary Clinton

The lone woman in the potential GOP presidential field paints herself as the alternative to the Democratic front-runner.

Obama shifts his pitch for the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Obama shifts his pitch for the Trans-Pacific Partnership

WHITE HOUSE DEBRIEF | The president’s frustration is showing as he fends off attacks from the left.

Justices Kennedy and Scalia and their divide on gay rights

Justices Kennedy and Scalia and their divide on gay rights

They’ve been on the high court for decades, but one issue divides and defines them like no other.

‘We made mistakes': Clinton Foundation jumps on the grenade

‘We made mistakes': Clinton Foundation jumps on the grenade

Somewhat after it had already exploded.

The campaign calculus in YouTube era

The campaign calculus in YouTube era

Has the opinion-shifting power of YouTube and its progeny helped or hurt the cause of democracy?

The best moment from the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

President Obama’s “anger translator.“

GOP 2016 contenders denounce Iranian nuclear framework deal

GOP 2016 contenders denounce Iranian nuclear framework deal

Ted Cruz, Rick Perry and Mike Pence pledged their support for Israel at the Republican Jewish Coalition meeting.

As S.C. Democrats wait on Hillary Clinton, likely foes plant seeds

As S.C. Democrats wait on Hillary Clinton, likely foes plant seeds

In Clinton’s absence at S.C. convention, O’Malley and Sanders stir activists with populist rhetoric.

Five lawyers take on history in Supreme Court gay-marriage case

Five lawyers take on history in Supreme Court gay-marriage case

Many Americans probably haven’t heard of the lawyers handling arguments on same-sex marriage.

Why isn’t anyone afraid of Jeb Bush?

Why isn’t anyone afraid of Jeb Bush?

The former governor of Florida has considerable assets at his disposal, but they’ve done little to keep others out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. If anything, it’s the opposite.

Here’s the trailer for ‘Nerd Prom,’ a movie about the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

No celebrities actually know any White House correspondents, though.

QUIZ: Who was this White House Correspondents’ Dinner joke about?

QUIZ: Who was this White House Correspondents’ Dinner joke about?

Test your political humor knowledge.

The 5 most devastating jokes from White House Correspondents’ Dinners

From Stephen Colbert to Donald Trump.

What to expect at this year’s White House correspondents’ dinner

The field guide to the “nerd prom,” from the host to the celebrity guests and all the parties.

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Obama: New trade deals vital to middle class economics

Obama: New trade deals vital to middle class economics

In his weekly address, President Obama lays out why new, new trade agreements are important for middle class economy, businesses and the nation's values.

Bruce Jenner said he’s a Republican. Only 21% of LGBT Americans are.

Bruce Jenner said he’s a Republican. Only 21% of LGBT Americans are.

“I’ve always been on the more conservative side,” Jenner told Diane Sawyer

Senator calls for independent investigation of the vastly over-budget $1.7 billion Denver VA hospital

Senator calls for independent investigation of the vastly over-budget $1.7 billion Denver VA hospital

Lawmakers demand accountablity for the $1 billion over budget VA hospital.

Hillary Clinton trolls PETA

The Clinton campaign wants to give you a sticker ... to put on your cat?

Homeland Security’s 22 agencies learning to work ‘under one roof’

Homeland Security’s 22 agencies learning to work ‘under one roof’

The Department of Homeland Security strives to bring 22 agencies together as one smooth-running department.

Can Jeb Bush win by praising Obama?

Can Jeb Bush win by praising Obama?

The former Florida governor has gone out of his way to emphasize issues where he agrees with the White House — bolstering his image as a softer-tone Republican who can triumph in a general election. But the strategy also carries grave risks for alienating members of his own party, many of whom have little desire to find common ground with Democrats.

Same-sex marriage debate forces GOP contenders to tread carefully

Same-sex marriage debate forces GOP contenders to tread carefully

The 2016 hopefuls try to navigate between traditional evangelicals and younger voters as opinion shifts.

Obama still has one year to fulfill his promise to call it the Armenian ‘genocide’

Obama still has one year to fulfill his promise to call it the Armenian ‘genocide’

Campaign promises versus foreign-policy realities.

What this weekend could tell us about Marco Rubio’s Iowa odds

What this weekend could tell us about Marco Rubio’s Iowa odds

His ties to Sen. Joni Ernst could give him a leg up. But his immigration record haunts him.

Can Hollywood help Martin O’Malley take on Hillary Clinton?

Can Hollywood help Martin O’Malley take on Hillary Clinton?

Hollywood delivered for Obama in 2008, but some have warmed to Clinton.

In aggressive bid to get noticed, O’Malley hits Clinton from the left

In aggressive bid to get noticed, O’Malley hits Clinton from the left

The former Maryland governor is causing headaches for the Democratic frontrunner as she starts her run.

Ted Cruz is getting heat for missing the Loretta Lynch vote. It matters more that he skipped so many others.

Ted Cruz is getting heat for missing the Loretta Lynch vote. It matters more that he skipped so many others.

(We couldn’t come up with a good “Cruz miss-ile” joke.)

This government agency is banning employees bringing cellphones to work

This government agency is banning employees bringing cellphones to work

Agency worried that workers will steal personal information from passports.

The Democrats’ white-voter problem — in 2 maps

The Democrats’ white-voter problem — in 2 maps

The challenge ahead for Hillary Clinton.

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Carly Fiorina on federal regulations

Carly Fiorina on federal regulations

Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, spoke to an audience in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Apr. 21, 2015, about technology and government regulations.

How a celebrity prepares for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (Video)

“Oh, hello there, Congressman White-Man-Whose-Name-I-Don’t-Remember.“

Religious freedom laws suffer another blow — in public opinion

Religious freedom laws suffer another blow — in public opinion

A new poll shows 57 percent oppose refusing service to gay weddings.

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Late-night laughs: Earth Day, who cares?

Late-night laughs: Earth Day, who cares?

Earth Day turned 45 on Wednesday and retiring late-night hosts Jon Stewart and David Letterman have something to say about its popularity—or lack thereof.

VA says Denver hospital investigation will now have a construction expert

VA says Denver hospital investigation will now have a construction expert

Joanna Krause, who heads the medical facilities design office at the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command headquarters, will take part in the agency investigation of cost overruns at the medical center, which is $1 billion over budget and years behind schedule.