2016 Presidential Election

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Skeptics aside, Texas’ Perry marching toward 2016

  PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Republicans along New Hampshire’s seacoast once gave Rick Perry a rock star’s welcome, rallying behind the longtime Texas governor as a political savior destined to reclaim the White House for […]

08/06/2014

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at the Catholic University of America, in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo)

Rubio says those against same-sex marriage face intolerance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face “intolerance” from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social […]

07/23/2014

President Barack Obama embraces Vice President Joe Biden, right, before signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, bipartisan job-training legislation which aims to help job seekers gain valuable employment skills, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Seeking the limelight, Biden courts key Dem groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as […]

07/22/2014

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reacts to host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

No hints from Hillary Clinton on ‘The Daily Show’

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton gave Jon Stewart no hints about whether she will run for president, but acknowledged during Tuesday’s taping of “The Daily Show” that the speculation surrounding her possible candidacy […]

07/16/2014

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Cleveland tops Dallas in bid to host RNC in 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cleveland won the backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP’s 2016 presidential pick will accept the party’s nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio. The Republicans’ site […]

07/08/2014

"The Evolution of Dad Dancing" skit with Jimmy Fallon and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, posted on YouTube.

Christie dances around Clinton matchup, and dances

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie danced like a dad and danced around his chances in a hypothetical matchup against Hillary Rodham Clinton during another late-night TV appearance. The possible 2016 […]

06/13/2014

March 18, 2014 --  Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators’ state Capitol day event in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Sen. Cruz formally gives up Canadian citizenship

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has given up his citizenship from his birth country, making good on a promise from last summer. Spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said the tea party favorite formally […]

06/10/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks with people at a restaurant Friday, May 30, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Terry Wyatt)

Christie plunges back into building 2016 coalition

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Christie is plunging into what amounts to a cross-country revival tour, looking to recover from a clumsy political scandal and reclaim his place as a promising Republican presidential prospect. In […]

06/09/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Christie says he’s thinking about 2016 bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is thinking about running for president and that by the time 2016 arrives the controversy over last year’s George Washington Bridge lane closures “will be […]

05/14/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Global Forum closing plenary in Washington, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Clinton: No deal is better than ‘bad deal’ with Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she was “personally skeptical” that Iran would agree to a comprehensive deal to remove its nuclear weapon capabilities but said the Obama administration […]

05/14/2014

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