Environmentalist billionaire Tom Steyer has decided against a run for the California Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer, saying he will focus his efforts on climate activism.
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Actor Mark Ruffalo is lending his star power to the effort to draft Elizabeth Warren into the 2016 presidential race, co-hosting a party with pro-Warren groups in New York City Thursday night that will also feature other liberal creative types and activists. The Artists for Warren party, to be held at the Manhattan loft of Julie Pacino (Al... read more
Potential presidential rivals Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush are gathering in Utah this week for a one-on-one meeting, a spokesman for Bush confirmed on Thursday. The summit, first reported by the The New York Times, comes as the two candidates are aggressively exploring possible White House campaigns. Bush and Romney occupy a similar space in the... read more
Senator Marco Rubio says he’s still choosing where to go in 2016: The Senate or the White House. But one thing definitely that won’t be coming with him is his old immigration bill. "Both of those avenues have their own set of opportunities that are alluring, but ultimately I know I need to make a decision in due time if I wan to be able to... read more
MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina -- Rick Santorum says he’s still “several months away” from deciding on a presidential run, but the contours of a 2016 message are emerging -- one that puts less stock in bashing gay marriage and more in bashing immigration.
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MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina -- Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie aren’t exactly popular names at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention.“Christie lost weight, but that just means he can hug Obama even closer,” Joe Dugan, who organized the conference, told msnbc. “Romney was a poor candidate and ran a terrible campaign.” That... read more
As far as candidates go, Huckabee may be the most combustible in the field. His unique strengths demand attention from his rivals: a warm connection with evangelicals, a longstanding relationship with Fox News viewers, and an impressive performance in 2008 on a shoestring budget. Ask Republican strategists to name his weaknesses, however, and... read more
Last month, former Sen. Jim Webb became the first major candidate of either party to create a presidential exploratory committee. But since then, he’s gone quiet and it's unclear when his next big move will come, even as he’s excited some Democrats as a possible alternative to Hillary Clinton. read more
Every ideological insurgency needs new ideas to fuel it, and the nonprofit Progressive Change Institute is hoping its Big Ideas Project will be the ideas mill of ascendant populism. But in addition to soliciting input from the typical cadre of experts and lawmakers, the group is taking the unusual step of letting anybody with an Internet... read more