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

Jeb Bush: The $100 million man

07/09/15 02:51PM

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has raked in an impressive $11.4 million in the 16 days from when he first announced his White House bid on June 15 to the end of second fundraising quarter on June 30, NBC News has confirmed.The amount does not include the expected, massive haul raised by the super political action committee backing... read more

Governor of Wisconsin and potential Republican U.S. Presidential candidate Scott Walker speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's forum in Waukee, Iowa, April 25, 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

Scott Walker under fire for state open-records law proposal

07/08/15 05:29PM

wWisconsin governor Scott Walker is days away from announcing a run for president and will enter the race with as good a chance as any of becoming the party’s nominee. Back in his home state, though, the main story this week is not his impending run but an aborted attempt to tweak state law in order to make it harder to obtain information about... read more

Presidential Candidate Ben Carson laughs during his speech at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colo. on June 27, 2015. (Photo by Mark Leffingwell/Reuters)

The 2016 money race: What we know now and what to look out for

07/08/15 11:36AM

Voters will get their first real peek at who’s winning the 2016 money race in just over a week, when presidential campaigns must report their second quarter fundraising hauls to federal regulators. (While candidates must file their April-June numbers by July 15, super PACs have until July 31.)Because all of the candidates entered the race after... read more

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Scott Walker bets big on Iowa

07/08/15 11:06AM

The next significant development in the Republican presidential race comes on Monday, when Scott Walker officially announces his White House bid in Wisconsin read more

John Kasich, governor of Ohio, speaks during the Faith and Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" conference in Washington, D.C. on June 19, 2015. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Bloomberg/Getty)

John Kasich confronts first 2016 hurdle: Donald Trump

07/07/15 06:07PM

Ohio governor John Kasich, who is set to become the 16th and likely final major Republican presidential candidate when he announces his campaign later this month, couldn’t have better credentials: popular governor in a swing state coming off a monster re-election in 2014, former House budget chairman, former candidate for president. Given that... read more

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Who makes the Republican presidential debate stage — and who doesn’t?

07/07/15 09:38AM

How Trump helps -- and also maybe hurts -- Jeb Bush… Don’t forget: The immigration outrage doesn’t match the data… Who makes the debate stage -- and who doesn’t?... A reality check on the Hillary-vs.-Sanders horserace… Iran talks to extend -- again… The fundraising rules in the Super PAC Era? There really are no rules… Carly’s unimpressive... read more

Governor Chris Christie Announces His Run For Presidency

Christie: Paul has made the U.S. ‘weaker’

07/06/15 09:45AM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie went after Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky on Monday morning, accusing his GOP presidential competitor of making America weaker by trying to curb the country’s surveillance programs.“In town hall meetings, people are really worried about ISIS, they’re really worried about the threat of terrorism. And that’s why what... read more

Campaign buttons for Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., outside a town hall meeting at Nashua Community College in Nashua, N.H., June 27, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dwyer/AP)

'Feel the Bern': Activists spearhead Bernie Sanders social push

07/04/15 09:46AM

Bernie Sanders may trail Hillary Clinton by double digits in New Hampshire, but he leads the Democratic frontrunner by more than 4,000 points on Twitter.Between June 25 and July 1, the most popular hashtag associated with the Vermont senator’s presidential campaign, “#feelthebern,” was tweeted an average of 6,800 times-a-day, while “#hillary2016... read more

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb speaks during a fundraiser for Iowa House Democrats representatives Todd Prichard and Sharon Steckman on April 12, 2015 in Mason City, Iowa. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty)

Jim Webb tests the limits of a maverick's appeal

07/03/15 07:04AM

Seven months after forming a presidential exploratory committee, former Sen. Jim Webb officially jumped into the 2016 presidential race. The surprise 2,000 word announcement email, coming as many headed out of town for the July 4 holiday weekend, was a typically unorthodox move for Webb. ... read more

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum speaks to guests gathered at the Point of Grace Church for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition 2015 Spring Kickoff on April 25, 2015 in Waukee, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty)

Rick Santorum 'will not stand' for marriage equality ruling

07/02/15 11:38PM

Rick Santorum doesn’t just think that last week’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex nuptials will ruin the institution of marriage; he thinks it will ruin the very fabric of American society. And he’s vowing to keep that from happening.Delivering the keynote address Thursday night at the second annual gala for the National Organization... read more

Hillary Clinton Holds Campaign Kick-Off Rally In NYC (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty).

Pro-Clinton super PAC: We raised $15.6 million this quarter

07/02/15 02:12PM

The super political action committee backing Hillary Clinton for president is expected to report raking in $15.6 million in the second quarter of this year, an impressive sum that’s on top of the $45 million the Democrat’s election campaign has said it has raised since mid-April.Guy Cecil, the chief strategist and co-chair of Priorities USA... read more