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Republican Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's forum in Waukee, Iowa, April 25, 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

Lucky number 13? Bobby Jindal jumps in

06/24/15 07:52AM

KENNER, Louisiana – Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal is expected to declare his candidacy for president on Wednesday, after years of injecting himself into the national conversation on everything from terrorism in the Middle East to education.Speaking from Kenner, the Louisiana district that first elected Jindal to Congress in 2004, he’ll pitch... read more

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

Report: Christie could announce 2016 bid as early as next week

06/23/15 08:50PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could announce a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination as early as next week, Politico reported Tuesday evening.Christie said earlier this month that he would announce his 2016 decision in June, noting that he’s no “wallflower” and would make his plans known. On the “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon... read more

The Confederate flag is seen next to the monument of the victims of the Civil War in Columbia, S.C., on June 20, 2015. (Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty)

Charleston attack drags GOP 2016 field into uncomfortable places

06/22/15 08:00PM

The aftermath of the Charleston church shooting rippled across the presidential landscape on Monday, when Republican contenders struggled to address such unexpected issues such as white supremacist donations, the role of race in the shooting, and South Carolina’s display of the Confederate battle flag. Police officials described the attack at... read more

Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) addresses a legislative luncheon held as part of the "Road to Majority" conference in Washington, D.C., June 18, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

2016 Republicans dump ‘white nationalist’ cash after church attack

06/22/15 12:12PM

Republican presidential candidates are returning donations tied to a white supremacist group purportedly cited by Dylann Storm Roof, who authorities have charged with killing nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) told the New York Times through a spokesman that he would “immediately... read more

Former Florida Governor and potential Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush addresses the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party economic council in Berlin, Germany June 9, 2015. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)

Jeb Bush ‘confident’ after pre-campaign shakeup

06/10/15 07:02AM

Jeb Bush ‘confident’ after pre-campaign shakeup BERLIN – Days before his presidential launch, Jeb Bush told reporters on Wednesday that his decision to replace his campaign-manager-in-waiting was a strategic move rather than a response to his tepid position in the polls.    “I don’t read the polls,” he told reporters outside the Pestana Hotel in... read more

Podiums for this evening's debate between the then four remaining Republican presidential candidates stand ready at the North Charleston Coliseum on January 19, 2012 in Charleston, S.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty)

5 ways to make the first GOP debate more inclusive

06/09/15 03:10PM

The first Republican presidential debate is less than two months away, and there has already been plenty of complaints about host network Fox News' decision to allow just 10 members of the massive GOP field to participate. But if that's not the best way to manage a debate in a way that's fair to the candidates and helpful to... read more

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at the Georgia Republican Convention, May 15, 2015, in Athens, Ga. (Photo by David Goldman/AP)

Report digs into Marco Rubio's finances

06/09/15 09:20AM

One of Marco Rubio’s Achilles Heels in this presidential campaign will be questions about his finances -- the Florida GOP credit card he used for personal purchases, the house he bought with David Rivera, his relationship with billionaire Norman Braman. read more

Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush answers a question from a reporter after speaking to the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce in Salem, N.H., May 21, 2015. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Jeb Bush embarks on Europe trip ahead of campaign launch

06/08/15 03:58PM

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is off to Europe this week, where he’ll visit leaders in Germany, Poland, and Estonia before returning to the United States announce his presidential campaign on June 15 in Miami.Bush will open the trip on Tuesday in Berlin with a speech at an economic conference hosted by the ruling Christian Democratic Union.... read more

U.S. Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, speaks during a rally to formally announce his presidential campaign at the Galt House hotel in Louisville, Ky., April 7, 2015. (Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty)

Is Rand Paul losing the primary to win the general election?

06/03/15 06:28AM

For the last six months, one of the top stories of the 2016 election has been Jeb Bush’s ambitious plan to “lose the primary to win the general,” as he once put it. When it comes to actually watching that two-part strategy in action, however, we may be following the wrong candidate. ... read more