Hed: The Rand Paul Debate SocietySubhed: At least three Republican hawks are considering presidential bids that would take direct aim at Paul’s foreign policy views. New York Rep. Pete King knows he’s a long shot for the GOP presidential nomination. He has little national following, no campaign organization, and must constantly remind people he... read more
Following New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s controversial remarks in England about vaccinations, which set off a firestorm here in the U.S., the potential 2016 presidential candidate probably thought this week couldn’t get any worse. And then it did.There was the New York Times report detailing the governor’s questionable luxury trips, hurting... read more
A day after Jeb Bush’s unofficial 2016 debut in Detroit, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal delivered a preview of his own.The stated topic of Jindal’s address was near and dear to Bush’s heart: Common Core. Bush championed the federal education standard, but it’s since become a major issue on the right and one of his biggest vulnerabilities in the... read more
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s terrible week just got worse.The potential Republican presidential candidate’s trip to England this week, where he made controversial remarks about vaccinations, didn’t go over well with Garden State voters, according to a new poll, which also found Democrat Hillary Clinton easily beating Christie in a... read more
Several potential Republican presidential candidates are up for re-election in their current roles in 2016, and thus could soon find themselves in a bind, as state laws prohibit them from running for two offices at the same time.They’re handling the problem in different ways. While Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has agreed to comply – and has said... read more
White House Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri plans to leave the administration in the coming months, likely to take a top job on Hillary Clinton's emerging presidential campaign-in-waiting.
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In an interview with msnbc and The New York Times, the potential 2016 presidential candidate conceded that his address was more about outlining the nation's problems rather than offering specific policy solutions. Bush's staff has said the speech was the first in a series of addresses the Republican will make on restoring America'... read more
After months of relative quiet, Hillary Clinton is pressing ahead with preparations for a return to the campaign trail, ramping up her public activity in March ahead of an almost certain campaign launch.
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In his first major speech of the 2016 cycle, Republican Jeb Bush said he would tackle income inequality, poverty and education as part of a broad campaign to restore Americans’ “right to rise."
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In his new book, longtime advisor David Axelrod reveals that President Barack Obama briefly considered appointing Hillary Clinton to the Supreme Court after she withdrew from the 2008 presidential race. Obama ended up naming her secretary of state instead, but some Clinton allies have long been warm to the idea of the Yale-educated lawyer being... read more
DETROIT-- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called America's opportunity gap "the defining issue of our time" Wednesday in Detroit, where he delivered one of his first major speeches since announcing in December that he may run for president. read more
With an eye on a potential 2016 presidential bid, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday evening delivered his state budget address – touting his ability to operate a lean government while also making significant cuts, including $300 million from the University of Wisconsin System over the next two years to address a shortfall.Democrats this... read more
The science of vaccinations is very straightforward: They are of tremendous benefit to public health and the common good. But the politics are much trickier -- as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie learned the hard way on Monday, after he said parents should have a measure of choice when it comes to getting their children inoculated.The issue, as it... read more
If Hillary Clinton decides to run for president, her campaign is likely to be headquartered in New York City, as opposed to the suburbs where advisors had previously planned, three sources familiar with Clinton’s planning told msnbc.Choosing a new homebase is a key item on Clinton’s to-do list as she prepares for an almost certain presidential... read more