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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie leaves a campaign event on June 12, 2015 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty)

Chris Christie's ongoing problem with the GOP

06/30/15 09:23AM

Chris Christie’s Challenge: When Mr. Electable no longer looks so electable… Remember, Christie had a problem with conservative voters before Bridge-gate… NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell previews Christie’s announcement at 11:00 am ET… Keeping track of the 2016 money chase… 2nd fundraising quarter ends at midnight… Jeb Bush to release 33 years of tax... read more

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives to speak during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Feb. 26, 2015. (Photo by Carolyn Kaster/AP)

It's announcement day for Chris Christie. But can he win?

06/30/15 06:46AM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is polling terribly in his home state. In the jam-packed 2016 Republican presidential field, he's only pulling single digits. The scandal known as Bridgegate, which sprayed his entire administration with the stench of scandal, isn't going away. And the loud  buzz surrounding Christie running for president... read more

Elizabeth Bernstein, of Bisbee, Ariz., walks in front of the Arizona Capitol as she shows her dismay at the handling of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission by legislative Republicans, Nov. 1, 2011, in Phoenix. (Photo by Ross D. Franklin/AP)

GOP could win by losing in Arizona redistricting case

06/29/15 05:17PM

Democrats cheered and Republicans booed the Supreme Court’s decision upholding a voter-passed redistricting commission in Arizona designed to prevent gerrymandering, but it’s not entirely clear which party stands to benefit the most nationally from the case. ... read more

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie greets guests during a campaign event on June 12, 2015 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty)

Christie shows a softer side ahead of expected 2016 bid

06/29/15 09:54AM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is expected to announce on Tuesday morning  that he’s running for president, sought to show a softer side in a new video released on Sunday night.In the two-minute spot, paid for by Christie for President 2016, the Republican attempts to explain his bold demeanor, a trait of his that has been criticized in the... read more

President Barack Obama walks from the Oval Office to the Rose Garden to deliver remarks on April 2, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty)

What President Obama's historic week means for his legacy

06/28/15 04:35PM

Every occupant of the White House experiences more than one presidency. There’s their actual time in office, an experience characterized by constant political conflict, a drumbeat of unanticipated crises large and small, and a trudging slog towards policy goals. Then there’s the version of their presidency that comes after they leave, as... read more

Unearthing Chris Christie's Jersey roots

06/27/15 11:11AM

LIVINGSTON, N.J. – Here in this affluent suburban township, about 25 miles west of Manhattan, a bright-eyed teenager named Chris Christie once served as class president at Livingston High School. On Tuesday – more than three decades later—that same man, now grown and governor of the Garden State, is expected to return home and declare that he... read more

Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the Road to Majority 2015 convention in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2015. (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

2016 GOP hopefuls hit different tones in gay marriage response

06/26/15 12:11PM

  Republican presidential candidates responded to Friday’s Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage with a mix of tepid disapproval and fiery condemnation, reflecting the party’s deep unease with an issue where public opinion tilted decisively towards equality well before the law had caught up.   Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, a longtime gay... read more

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., prepares to address the Faith & Freedom Coalitions Road to Majority conference which featured speeches by conservative politicians at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, June 18, 2015. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty)

2016 GOP hopefuls blast Supreme Court's Obamacare decision

06/25/15 12:27PM

Republican presidential contenders quickly condemned the Supreme Court's landmark decision Thursday to uphold Affordable Care Act subsidies and pledged to carry on their fight to repeal the health care law into the next election. But some Republican strategists are breathing at least a partial sigh of relief, arguing that a ruling in the... read more

A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington June 8, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

The Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling could scramble 2016 politics

06/24/15 08:05PM

The Supreme Court could rule as soon as Thursday in King v. Burwell, which could cut off subsidies and render health care unaffordable to millions of Americans in states that have not set up their own insurance exchange.The human impact of the ruling is the main story, but a win by the challengers would drop a political bomb on the presidential... read more

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

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