If you want a taste of how confusing the political fallout of King v. Burwell will be if the Supreme Court knocks out Affordable Care Act subsidies, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has you covered. read more
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
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
Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday praised South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call to remove the Confederate flag from state capitol grounds, making him the final major GOP contender to weigh in on the issue.
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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 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
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
Carrying the weight of two enormously consequential presidencies for U.S.-German relations on his back, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday played up common ground with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government on national security, trade and fiscal policy.
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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
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
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
In a major speech on voting rights Thursday, Hillary Clinton laid out a far-reaching vision for expanding access to the ballot box, and denounced Republican efforts to make voting harder.
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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.
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