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Politics Jan 04Challenges loom for Rand Paul as he sprints toward 2016
Rand Paul may only yet be a candidate for re-election to the Senate in 2016, but the first-term Kentucky Republican already is sprinting toward the race for president.
Politics Dec 14Will Jeb Bush run in 2016?
Jeb Bush's big donors and allies are tantalized by his promise to decide "in short order" whether to run for president. But supporters are struggling to understand what his actions mean and whether they can predict his political intentions.
Politics Dec 132016 contenders quiet on police shootings protests
Since grand juries in Missouri and New York declined to indict white police officers in the deaths of two black men, protesters nationwide have demanded a reckoning and an acknowledgment that "black lives matter." Yet so far, there are few…
Politics Nov 02Confident Republicans slam Obama on final Sunday before election
He is not on the ballot, but President Barack Obama was the focus in a final-weekend clash between candidates and party leaders as an increasingly confident Republican Party eyes control of Congress two days before Election Day.
Politics Sep 10Female GOP candidates struggle to reach voters
The party's "women problem" was well-documented in the Republican National Committee's 2012 postelection report. It helped spawn a program instituted by House Republicans last summer, Project Grow, that includes renewed focus on recruitment, training and fundraising for promising female candidates…
Politics Jul 08Cleveland tops Dallas in bid to host RNC in 2016
Cleveland won the backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP's next presidential pick will accept the party's nomination there in 2016.
Politics Jul 02Mitt Romney returns to the campaign trail in New Hampshire
The former Republican presidential nominee is set to endorse Senate candidate Scott Brown on Wednesday, campaigning publicly in New Hampshire for the first time since the early hours of Election Day 2012 as he continues a larger effort to re-emerge…
Politics Feb 24Governors devolve to partisan bickering in front of White House
The nation's governors emerged from a meeting with President Barack Obama on Monday claiming harmony, only to immediately break into an on-camera partisan feud in front of the West Wing. Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal lashed out first, saying if…
Politics Feb 18Issa calls on GOP to reframe debate against Obama’s ‘imperial presidency’
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said in rare remarks that he believed President Barack Obama is "dangerous" to American democracy. He called on Republicans to reframe their arguments against Obama's championed government programs, and even…