Next up for President: Chris Christie

Next up for President: Chris Christie

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political-action committee ahead of a likely bid for president, adding a third well-known Republican figure to the fight for campaign funds among the party’s core donor class, the Wall Street Journal reported. The launch of the PAC, called Leadership Matters for America, is the […]

Paul Ryan bows out of 2016 Presidential race

Paul Ryan bows out of 2016 Presidential race

The GOP’s crowded 2016 presidential field has shifted sharply, with Paul Ryan, the party’s last vice presidential nominee, bowing out, two-time presidential hopeful Mitt Romney marching toward his third campaign and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stepping closer to his first. The developments came as Republican officials from across the nation prepare to gather in […]

Can Chris Christie reboot his governorship?

Can Chris Christie reboot his governorship?

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, under pressure to decide whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016, has a chance next week to reset his governorship after being stymied all year by national controversies and home-grown fiscal crises. On Tuesday, Christie will deliver his state of the state address, potentially the biggest speech […]

Iowa GOP continues Presidential ‘straw poll’

Iowa GOP continues Presidential ‘straw poll’

Iowa Republicans will hold an unofficial poll this summer to gauge how the party’s presidential hopefuls are faring before the state chooses a candidate for president in 2016, party leaders said on Saturday. The ‘straw poll’ has been a traditional tool to stoke grassroots enthusiasm ahead of the Iowa Caucus – typically the first major […]

Yes, Romney considers another White House run

Yes, Romney considers another White House run

In a move that surprised his most loyal supporters and former staff, Mitt Romney told several donors Friday he’s seriously considering a third run for the White House — a dramatic shift for the last Republican presidential nominee after months of insisting his career in politics is over. Yet should Romney follow through and enter […]

Longshots hit political road in Iowa

Longshots hit political road in Iowa

Soft laughter rippled through the audience in an Iowa church meeting room when a woman punctuated her question to the keynote speaker, Bernie Sanders, with, “when you’re president.” The reaction was a gentle acknowledgment that the Vermont senator, whose self-described socialist positions appeal to the hardest-core liberals, is a long shot for the Oval Office. […]

Gay marriages underway now in Florida

Gay marriages underway now in Florida

Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some Florida counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples overnight. But they were beaten to the punch by a Miami judge who found no need to wait until the statewide ban expired. […]

New York’s Mario Cuomo dead at 82

New York’s Mario Cuomo dead at 82

Mario Cuomo, a leading liberal voice who served three terms as governor of New York, died just hours after his son Andrew began his second term as the state’s chief executive. He was 82. The son of Italian immigrants, Mario Cuomo played minor league baseball before embarking on a legal and political career. His oratory […]

Will Hillary Clinton run for President or not?

Will Hillary Clinton run for President or not?

In Washington, in Iowa, in New Hampshire, really in any place that’s already talking about the 2016 campaign for president, just about everyone expects Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president. But is it possible that Clinton might not give a White House campaign another try? The former first lady, New York senator and U.S. […]

Bush continues steps to run for President

Bush continues steps to run for President

Jeb Bush has resigned all of his board memberships — both nonprofit and business — in a move that helps clear a path toward a 2016 presidential campaign. The former Florida governor stepped down from his remaining board memberships on Wednesday, the last day of the year, an aide said Wednesday night. It’s a continuation […]