Many presidential candidates get campy songs made for them by supporters. Few candidates invite their musical super fans to introduce them at high-dollar fundraisers -- especially when the supporters’ band name happens to be a play on a euphemism for well-endowed men.And yet on Thursday, when Hillary Clinton will me with donors in the gay... read more
MADISON, Wisconsin – “In case you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of people here,” Bernie Sanders said a bit awed as he took the stage in front of nearly 10,000 in a coliseum here. Sanders has been attracting outsize crowds wherever he takes his unlikely presidential campaign. Five thousand came out for his kickoff rally in his hometown of... read more
Republican lawmakers on Wednesday skewered President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. and Cuba have agreed to reopen embassies in each other’s capitals—with several vowing to block the confirmation of any U.S. ambassador to the communist country.
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Hillary Clinton is on track to raise $45 million in the first since declaring her presidential run in April, according to a campaign official, with all the money slated for use in the primary campaign. That’s more primary-designated money than President Obama raised during the first quarter of his reelection bid in 2011, when he set the previous... read more
New Jersey governor and newly declared presidential candidate Chris Christie isn't exactly the Ann Landers of the GOP. But the tough-talking Republican insists that his periodic flare-ups of temper are "controlled anger" -- and demonstrate his passion for the big issues.
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BALTIMORE, Maryland – Former Sen. Jim Webb said Tuesday he’ll make a decision on a 2016 presidential run in “the next few days,” speaking with reporters after a speech to the National Sherriff’s Association. The Democrat announced an exploratory committee in November and has traveled to early presidential nominating states since, but has yet to... read more
Chris Christie’s Challenge: When Mr. Electable no longer looks so electable… Remember, Christie had a problem with conservative voters before Bridge-gate… NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell previews Christie’s announcement at 11:00 am ET… Keeping track of the 2016 money chase… 2nd fundraising quarter ends at midnight… Jeb Bush to release 33 years of tax... read more
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is polling terribly in his home state. In the jam-packed 2016 Republican presidential field, he's only pulling single digits. The scandal known as Bridgegate, which sprayed his entire administration with the stench of scandal, isn't going away. And the loud buzz surrounding Christie running for president... read more
Democrats cheered and Republicans booed the Supreme Court’s decision upholding a voter-passed redistricting commission in Arizona designed to prevent gerrymandering, but it’s not entirely clear which party stands to benefit the most nationally from the case.
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is expected to announce on Tuesday morning that he’s running for president, sought to show a softer side in a new video released on Sunday night.In the two-minute spot, paid for by Christie for President 2016, the Republican attempts to explain his bold demeanor, a trait of his that has been criticized in the... read more
Every occupant of the White House experiences more than one presidency. There’s their actual time in office, an experience characterized by constant political conflict, a drumbeat of unanticipated crises large and small, and a trudging slog towards policy goals. Then there’s the version of their presidency that comes after they leave, as... read more
LIVINGSTON, N.J. – Here in this affluent suburban township, about 25 miles west of Manhattan, a bright-eyed teenager named Chris Christie once served as class president at Livingston High School. On Tuesday – more than three decades later—that same man, now grown and governor of the Garden State, is expected to return home and declare that he... read more
FAIRFAX, Virginia – Hillary Clinton fired up almost 2,000 Virginia Democrats Friday night here at a party fundraiser hosted by her old friend, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, in one of the first major rallies of her second presidential campaign.She said she was thrilled to be speaking to Democrats on “Such a history day for our country.”Just hours ago,... read more