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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his budget address for fiscal year 2016 to the Legislature, on Feb. 24, 2015 at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty)

Chris Christie noticeably absent as Republicans woo Iowa

04/24/15 06:39AM

DES MOINES, IOWA – This weekend, more than a dozen likely 2016 Republicans will be on display in Waukee, Iowa at the state’s 15th Faith and Freedom Coalition Spring Kick-Off.Noticeably absent from the event is Gov. Chris Christie. This is second big GOP convention in less than a month where Christie won’t appeal potential voters. Earlier this... read more

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) greets people after announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Freedom Tower on April 13, 2015 in Miami, Fla. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty)

2016 contenders battle for billionaire support

04/24/15 06:23AM

Candidates beware: the billionaires are watching.While voters won’t get to weigh in on candidates until the primaries begin next year, the race to court big donor support is growing more intense and visible with each passing day as contenders jostle for make-or-break support.This weekend, casino magnate and pro-Israel hawk Sheldon Adelson will... read more

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton attends a presentation of the Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security at Georgetown University in Washington on April 22, 2015. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty)

Jeb Bush: Hillary Clinton 'will be held accountable'

04/23/15 01:06PM

New York, N.Y. – Former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, said on Thursday that former Secretary of State Hillary  Clinton – his potential 2016 competition—must be held accountable for her actions but refused to directly criticize her following new allegations surrounding the Clinton family foundation. Bush, who was holding a meet and greet with the... read more

Potential Republican 2016 presidential candidate Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, N.H. on April 18, 2015. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Bobby Jindal: I’m really, really against gay marriage

04/23/15 10:14AM

 Bobby Jindal: I’m really, really against gay marriage Gov. Bobby Jindal doubled down on his stance opposing gay marriage on Thursday, writing in an op-ed in the New York Times that the religious liberty battle presents a “crucial choice.” Recent and controversial religious freedom bills in Indiana and Arkansas– which say religious freedom can... read more

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie delivers a speech at an event in Rolling Meadows, Ill., on Feb. 12, 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

Christie takes aim at US policy toward Cuba, Keystone

04/21/15 03:11PM

With a cloud of bad news hanging over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s in his home state, the potential 2016 presidential candidate was in Washington D.C. on Tuesday where he delved head first into several foreign policy issues – taking veiled swipes at the Obama Administration on both Cuba and the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.Christie was... read more

Hillary Clinton gets a tour of Whitney Brothers Inc. April 20, 2015 in Keene, N.H. (Photo by Don Emmert/AFP/Getty)

Hillary Clinton: Don't 'mess' with Social Security

04/20/15 06:05PM

On her first trip to the friendly territory of New Hampshire since declaring her second presidential run, Hillary Clinton promoted her vision for the economy while also playing defense on new allegations against her family’s charitable foundation. ... read more

Potential Republican 2016 presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, N.H., April 18, 2015. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich 'more and more serious' about 2016 bid

04/19/15 11:02AM

Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich says he is seriously considering a 2016 bid for the White House, but he’s not yet ready to officially jump in the race.“All my options are on the table here, and I’m more and more serious, or I wouldn’t be doing these things,” Kasich said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “And I have a pretty heavy schedule... read more