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A window sign on a downtown Indianapolis florist, March 25, 2015, shows it's objection to the Religious Freedom bill passed by the Indiana legislature. (Photo by Michael Conroy/AP)

Good news and bad news for the GOP

04/01/15 09:40AM

Indiana teaches Republicans an important lesson as 2016 race begins… What erupted in Indiana now spills over into Arkansas… April will likely shower us with presidential announcements and FEC filings… So much for that March 31 deadline in the Iran nuclear talks… And Democratic drama in the Senate: Is Dick Durbin about to lose his No. 2 job? ... read more

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a campaign stop at the V.F.W. Hall in Merrimack, N.H. on March 27, 2015. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

GOP presidential hopefuls argue over winning formula for 2016

04/01/15 06:53AM

For the last two plus years, pollsters, partisans, and political scientists have engaged in a great debate over the 2012 election results, trying to explain President Obama’s winning coalition and what Republicans might do to craft their own in 2016 and beyond.Now as the next election nears, the candidates themselves are putting on their... read more

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at an event on Nov. 15, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty)

Benghazi committee formally asks Hillary Clinton to testify

03/31/15 11:46AM

The House committee probing the Benghazi terror attack has formally requested Hillary Clinton meet with committee investigators, setting in motion a chain of events that will likely culminate in the likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate testifying publicly before Congress on Benghazi and her private email account. ... read more

Senate Banking Committee member, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Feb. 24, 2015. (Photo by Susan Walsh/AP)

Elizabeth Warren: 'I’m not running and I’m not going to run'

03/31/15 09:20AM

Elizabeth Warren gave her strongest denial yet of any interest in a 2016 presidential run Tuesday morning, she say is not running, will not run, and has not even considered the possibility.Appearing on the NBC’s “Today Show,” Warren was asked three times and ruled out a run each time, despite a progressive movement to draft her into the race.“I... read more

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prepares to speak on stage during an event on March 16, 2015 in New York, N.Y. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty)

Hillary Clinton makes big hire

03/30/15 06:40PM

Another piece of Hillary Clinton’s campaign-in-waiting is falling into place with the addition of Tony Carrk, who is expected to serve as Clinton’s research director, several Democrats familiar with the hire tell msnbc. ... read more

Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the reporters at United Nations headquarters, March 10, 2015, in New York, N.Y. (Photo by Seth Wenig/AP)

RNC: Clinton engaged in potentially 'criminal conduct'

03/30/15 12:07PM

The Republican National Committee is asking supporters to sign a petition demanding Hillary Clinton turn over her private email server or she will “face ‘the full powers of the House.’”“We've had enough of the scandals and secrecy. The GOP is demanding Hillary Clinton hand over her secret email server for independent review by April 3 -- or... read more

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

Wisconsin Governor and potential Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker speaks to supporters during GOP lunch event on March 20, 2015 in Charleston, S.C. (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty)

Scott Walker pledges to undo Obama diplomacy with Iran on day one

03/26/15 09:34AM

U.S. finds itself on both sides of proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia… That proxy war complicates any nuclear deal with Iran… Scott Walker: I’ll tear up any nuclear agreement with Iran on my first day as president… On Joe Biden and 2016: Why he isn’t part of the conversation… And John Boehner’s good week. From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, and... read more

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Feb. 24, 2015.

Warren drafters to rally against money in politics

03/26/15 09:13AM

Progressive groups hoping to draft Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into the 2016 presidential race will hold an event in New York City next month featuring a top advocate of reforming money in politics.Lawrence Lessig, the Harvard professor who has walked across New Hampshire and started a super PAC to try to pressure politicians on campaign... 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