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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prepares to speak on stage during an event on March 16, 2015 in New York, N.Y. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty)

The end of Hillary Clinton as we’ve known her

03/23/15 07:05AM

Since Hillary Clinton stepped down as secretary of state in February of 2013, she’s done more or the less the same thing every week: Give speeches, collect awards, promote her book and charitable projects, and coyly dodge questions about whether she’ll run for president in 2016.Today, that all changes.Monday marks the last day that Clinton, who... read more

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor in Maryland, Feb. 27, 2015. (Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

2016 field takes its time on announcements thanks to new rules

03/22/15 09:27AM

Rand Paul is set to announce his presidential campaign on April 7, which – assuming no one else beats him to the punch – would make him the first major 2016 contender in either party to do so. But other big names, including former Florida governor Jeb Bush and current Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, could be months away from declaring. It’s a... read more

Chairman Trey Gowdy and other members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi speak at a press conference on the findings of Hillary Clinton's personal emails at the US Capitol on March 3, 2015. (Photo by Gabriella Demczuk/Getty)

House GOP to Hillary Clinton: Turn over the server

03/20/15 02:21PM

The controversy over Hillary Clinton's emails is not going away.The House Committee investigating the Benghazi terror attacks formally requested the all-but-declared presidential candidate to turn over her private email server in a letter to her lawyer Friday.It’s the latest move in a three-week old controversy over Clinton’s exclusive use... read more

Former US Vice President Al Gore listens to a speaker during a session on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 21, 2015. (Photo by Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty)

Al Gore allies: He's not running in 2016

03/20/15 12:55PM

Former Vice President Al Gore is having a moment.With plans to visit Iowa in May, he’s been recently profiled favorably in the New York Times, was seen in his element at South by Southwest, and is the subject of speculation about a presidential run in 2016 against Hillary Clinton.In a widely shared column, Vox’s Ezra Klein laid out the case for... read more

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is seen on a large screen at the American Camp Association and Tri State CAMP conference, March 19, 2015, in Atlantic City, NJ. (Photo by Mel Evans/AP)

With campaign launch imminent, Clinton takes aim at polarization

03/19/15 03:55PM

Start Line in Sight for Hillary Clinton ATLANTIC CIT, N.J. – In the final paid speech of Hillary Clinton’s long run-up to a second presidential campaign, the former secretary of state said political polarization is one of the country’s greatest challenges, and called for adult summer camps to close America’s “fun deficit” As her 2016 campaign... read more

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prepares to speak on stage during an event on March 16, 2015 in New York, N.Y. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty)

For Clinton's last paid speech, summer camp and political allies

03/19/15 12:25PM

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- With a presidential campaign launch imminent, Hillary Clinton will use her last scheduled paid to reconnect with an old friend and political ally on his turf – summer camps.Jay Jacobs, who owns several New York State summer camps, was one of Clinton’s key supporters when the then-first lady decided on a run for New York... read more

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to the media after a rally with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at the airport in Bowling Green, Ky., Nov. 3, 2014.

Sources: Rand Paul to enter GOP presidential field April 7

03/17/15 05:11PM

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is expected to announce plans to join the party's 2016 presidential field on April 7, multiple sources inside Paul’s camp told msnbc on Tuesday. The announcement, scheduled to take place in Louisville, Kentucky, will serve as the official campaign launch for Paul, who has spent months traveling to early... read more

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks after being inducted into the Irish American Hall of Fame in New York on March 16, 2015. (Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

Hillary Clinton: Congressional GOP working 'against women'

03/16/15 05:44PM

Hillary Clinton slammed congressional Republicans for “playing politics” by delaying a confirmation vote on President Obama’s pick for attorney general.Senate Republicans have said they won’t advance the nomination of Loretta Lynch to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder until the upper chamber votes on a human trafficking bill that... read more

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to the media after keynoting a Women's Empowerment Event at the United Nations March 10, 2015 in New York, N.Y. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty)

After stemming tide on emails, Clinton hopes for return to normal

03/16/15 08:14AM

Hillary Clinton will return to her regularly scheduled program Monday in New York City, making her first appearance since the press conference last week where she defended herself amidst a quickly moving controversy over her email.In what are likely to be two of her last public appearances before announcing a second presidential campaign,... read more