Is Rand Paul a “bizarre and even dangerous” candidate filled with kooky ideas? Or is he “the same as any other Republican presidential hopeful” while only masquerading as the fresh new thing? Democrats deployed both of these attacks on Tuesday. The former quote came from opposition research group American Bridge, the latter from a statement by... read more
Real estate mogul Donald Trump fell near the middle of more than a dozen potential Republican presidential candidates in the latest poll that asked members of the party who they would support in a hypothetical election. The reality TV star and Dr. Ben Carson both earned 7% in a Monmouth University poll released on Monday that questioned... read more
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky -- Rand Paul is selling himself as a different sort of Republican candidate. But do his libertarian roots and biography make him so different from the mainstream of the GOP that he’s incapable of winning the White House?That’s the question he’ll have to start to answer on Tuesday as he launches his presidential campaign,... read more
NextGen Climate, the environmental super PAC founded by billionaire Tom Steyer, announced plans on Monday to punish Republican presidential candidates who reject the scientific consensus on climate change.
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In another break from her last presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton plans to focus far greater attention on energizing the grassroots base and raising money through small contributions in her upcoming 2016 presidential run than she did in 2008.Clinton’s campaign in waiting absorbed much of the staff of Ready for Hillary, the pro-Clinton super... read more
A lease has been signed for office space in Brooklyn that is expected to be the headquarters of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, sources familiar with the matter confirmed to msnbc Friday morning. The move signals that a campaign launch is likely imminent.
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Jeb Bush has pledged to be his own man as president rather than follow the lead of father, President George H.W. Bush, and brother, President George W. Bush. When it comes to taxes, he’ll get his wish: Whatever he decides will run counter to at least one of their legacies. Bush 41 became a permanent cautionary tale for conservatives after... read more
Hillary Clinton came to a grade school in a poor neighborhood in Brooklyn Wednesday to talk about reading to children. It was, like many of Clinton’s recent public appearances, the kind of nonpartisan, anodyne fare befitting a former public official like herself. She sat next to the first lady of the city, read “Brown Bear” to toddlers, and... read more
Liberals are gearing up for a fight with the Obama White House and they’re trying to enlist Hillary Clinton in their fight.Labor unions and other progressive groups, still burned by the North American Free Trade Agreement signed by Bill Clinton, have been hoping to derail the Trans Pacific Partnership, a comprehensive new trade deal being... read more
Hillary Clinton is holding a surprise event in Brooklyn Wednesday -- but not that kind of surprise event people have been waiting for years.Instead of a presidential campaign announcement, the former secretary of state will join Chirlane McCray, the wife of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to launch new citywide Talk to Your Baby public... read more
Indiana teaches Republicans an important lesson as 2016 race begins… What erupted in Indiana now spills over into Arkansas… April will likely shower us with presidential announcements and FEC filings… So much for that March 31 deadline in the Iran nuclear talks… And Democratic drama in the Senate: Is Dick Durbin about to lose his No. 2 job?
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For the last two plus years, pollsters, partisans, and political scientists have engaged in a great debate over the 2012 election results, trying to explain President Obama’s winning coalition and what Republicans might do to craft their own in 2016 and beyond.Now as the next election nears, the candidates themselves are putting on their... read more
Secretary Clinton already told the committee months ago that she was ready to appear at a public hearing. It is by their choice that hasn’t happened. To be clear, she remains ready to appear at a hearing open to the American public. read more