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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at Liberty University's Vines Center in Lynchburg, Va., where he announced his candidacy for President of the United States, March 23, 2015. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/AP)

Ted Cruz continues grassroots fundraising haul: $2 million

03/27/15 09:04AM

Sen. Ted Cruz continued his fundraising haul this week, raking in $2 million as of Thursday evening, according to the Washington Post. The numbers exceed the campaign’s own goals, but hint at both Cruz’s strengths and his likely weaknesses as a candidate.While $2 million is a sizeable number, it pales in comparison to the first-day fundraising... read more

Joe Biden (Photo by Jae C. Hong/AP)

Joe Biden plays the long game

03/26/15 06:45AM

In the lead-up to the 1980 presidential election, a small group of Democratic strategists quietly traveled to Joe Biden’s Delaware home to urge him to run for president. He needed convincing. ... read more

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after his speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., on March 23, 2015.

Exclusive: Ted Cruz's plan to win over young voters

03/25/15 09:01PM

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas – who this week became the first candidate to officially announce his 2016 presidential bid – on Wednesday laid out his game plan to win over young voters, and part of that strategy, he said, is to use his sense of humor. ... read more

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to the media after a rally with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at the airport in Bowling Green, Ky., Nov. 3, 2014.

Sources: Rand Paul to enter GOP presidential field April 7

03/17/15 05:11PM

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is expected to announce plans to join the party's 2016 presidential field on April 7, multiple sources inside Paul’s camp told msnbc on Tuesday. The announcement, scheduled to take place in Louisville, Kentucky, will serve as the official campaign launch for Paul, who has spent months traveling to early... read more

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie looks down while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor in Md., Feb. 26, 2015. (Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Chris Christie presses on in Iowa despite 'uphill battle'

03/14/15 09:16AM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is polling terribly in Iowa. His most recent visit to the state that holds the critical first-in-the-nation caucuses was overshadowed by hecklers. His centrist political profile is largely at odds with the social conservatives who typically dominate the state's GOP caucuses. And some members of a powerful... read more

Former President Bill Clinton speaks the Future of Energy session at a university conference sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative on March 7, 2015 in Coral Gables, Fla. (Photo by Gaston De Cardenas/AP)

Bill Clinton defends foreign donations

03/07/15 08:16PM

Former president Bill Clinton made his first public comments on the controversy over his foundation’s acceptance of foreign government contributions Saturday evening, even as his wife, Hillary Clinton, avoided discussing a separate controversy over her emails at a joint event. ... read more