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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks during the Faith and Freedom Coalition's 'Road to Majority' conference in Washington, D.C., U.S., on June 19, 2015. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Bloomberg/Getty)

Christie: ‘Nobody cares’ who the next House speaker will be

10/09/15 11:47AM

The House GOP leadership may have been thrown into turmoil following Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s surprise announcement on Thursday that he was dropping out of the race to become the next House speaker. But Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he couldn’t care less. ... read more

Vice President Joe Biden listens to remarks to the media during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 26, 2015. (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Pro-Biden super PAC pulls ad after vice president complains

10/09/15 10:33AM

The super PAC working to draft Joe Biden into the 2016 presidential race will not air the emotional 90-second ad they produced this week after the vice president expressed disapproval through an aide."The vice president appreciates that they are trying to help," an unnamed person close to Biden told the Los Angeles Times Thursday... read more

Paul Ryan, U.S. congressman (R-WI), speaks at the SALT conference in Las Vegas, Nev., May 16, 2014. (Photo by Rick Wilking/Reuters)

The pressure's on Paul Ryan

10/09/15 09:50AM

As of this writing, there’s a very good chance we’ll see Rep. Paul Ryan, chair of the House Ways & Means Committee, relent and take the speaker’s job -- even if temporarily -- even though he and his office have tried to shut the door at every opportunity. On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) said he was fairly... read more

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a community forum campaign event at Cornell College in Mt Vernon, Iowa, Oct. 7, 2015. (Photo by Scott Morgan/Reuters)

Why Clinton’s flip-flop on trade is so unbelievable

10/08/15 10:29AM

Why Clinton’s flip-flop on trade is so unbelievable… Why she flipped -- to protect her left flank… And why the reversal didn’t do the Obama administration any favors… House Republicans hold their conference election for speaker… But would Boehner need to stick around longer than he wants?... And on Rubio’s missed Senate votes. From Chuck Todd,... read more

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney listens during an event on May 12, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty)

Dick Cheney endorses Kevin McCarthy for House speaker

10/08/15 10:28AM

Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s bid for House Speaker received a small boost on Wednesday night from former Vice President Dick Cheney, who endorsed the California congressman for the high-profile position.Cheney called McCarthy a “good man and a strong leader” in a statement first reported by Politico. He added, “As a man of the House and a... read more

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, speaks during a campaign rally in Springfield, Mass., Oct. 3, 2105. (Photo by Michael Dwyer/AP)

Bernie Sanders gets his first congressional endorsment

10/07/15 07:15PM

Insurgent Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will officially pick up his first congressional endorsement Friday at a rally in Tucson, Arizona, from the area’s congressman, Rep. Raul Grijalva, who is also the co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. ... read more

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump removes his hat at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on August 21, 2015 in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty)

Hillary Clinton trolls Trump, GOP on Snapchat

10/07/15 05:33PM

Hillary Clinton is taking her impression of Donald Trump to a new level. The Democratic front-runner made headlines this weekend after her appearance on Saturday Night Live, when she did a short impression of the GOP front-runner.“Isn’t he the one that’s like ‘Ugh, you’re all losers,’” she asked in a voice resembling Trump’s.But a few days after... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Electric Park Ballroom,, Oct. 7, 2015, in Waterloo, Iowa. (Photo by Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Donald Trump says ‘you better believe’ this

10/07/15 03:00PM

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump pushed back against reports that he might be eying an escape route out of the GOP on Wednesday, telling supporters at a rally in Iowa that he has no intention of leaving the Republican primary he’s dominated all summer.“All of the sudden, the next day, headlines say: Trump may get out,” Trump said. “We’re not... read more