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O'Malley gets out ahead of Clinton on torture issue

12/11/14 11:43AM

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is eyeing a 2016 presidential run, got out ahead of presumed Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton by calling for the prosecution of those involved in the U.S. government’s past use of torture — an issue that has been thrust back in spotlight this week following the release of a landmark Senate report. read more

Former Florida Republican Governor Jeb Bush speaks at the 2014 National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, DC on Nov. 20, 2014. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty)

Jeb Bush in a bind over torture report

12/11/14 08:57AM

The CIA's concealed detention and torture program has left many Republicans on the precipice of declaring presidential bids speechless, but for Jeb Bush – his silence speaks volumes. read more

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks during Savannah Rep. Jack Kingston's family barbecue in Bloomingdale, Ga. on Oct. 25, 2014. (Dylan Wilson/Savannah Morning News/AP)

Ted Cruz rips 'Obama-Clinton' foreign policy in 2016 preview

12/10/14 06:35PM

In a potential preview of the 2016 presidential contest, Senator Ted Cruz lit into the “Obama-Clinton foreign policy” in a speech before the conservative Heritage Foundation on Wednesday.“Today, the consequences of the Obama-Ciinton foreign policy is that our friends no longer trust us and our enemies no longer fear us,” Cruz said. read more

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) speaks with the media after voting on Nov. 4, 2014 in New Orleans, La. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty)

Mary Landrieu faces grim odds in Saturday's Senate runoff

12/05/14 05:26PM

Senator Mary Landrieu will face Republican challenger Congressman Bill Cassidy on Saturday in Louisiana’s runoff on Saturday, giving the GOP an opportunity to pad their incoming majority by taking out yet another Southern Democrat. A victory would give the GOP 54 seats next year. Landrieu’s survived two tough races before, but her odds of a... read more

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Massachusetts Conference for Women in Boston, on Dec. 4, 2014.

Progressives urge New Hampshire Dems to wait on endorsing Clinton

12/05/14 08:07AM

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), which is closely aligned with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, has a hired an organizer to work full time in New Hampshire ahead of the state’s first-in-the-nation Democratic presidential primary in 2016.But, with Warren unlikely to run, the group isn’t supporting any specific candidate. read more

Deval Patrick

Deval Patrick reveals 'huge mistake' Democrats made in 2014

11/30/14 01:47PM

Outgoing Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick slammed his party for losses in this month’s midterm elections, telling Democrats they need to “grow a backbone.” Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, Patrick said Democrats made a “huge mistake” to run from President Obama, but said the White House deserves some blame as well. read more

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Charlie Cook: Hillary's still (probably) running

11/30/14 12:12PM

Veteran political analyst Charlie Cook said at a speech in Kansas City, Missouri that he thinks Hillary Clinton is highly unlikely to run for president in 2016.Most observers consider Clinton’s run an all but forgone conclusion, but Cook gave her only a 25-30% chance of running, according to the Kansas City Star. read more

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