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Scott Walker Looks To Be Preparing To Run For President

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Fresh off his third statewide win in four years, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker appears to be getting ready to run for President.

GOP Options In Response To Obama’s Executive Action Are Limited, Perhaps Non-Existent

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In the end, there appears to be very little, if anything, the GOP can do to stop or roll back the executive actions the President will announce Thursday evening.

Jim Webb Announces Presidential Exploratory Committee

Sen. Jim Webb talks to CNN's John King about the political conflict in Libya.

Former Senator Jim Webb is the first Democrat to kinda, sorta, throw his hat into the ring for 2016.

Can Hillary Expand The Electoral College Map In 2016? In An Important Sense, It Doesn’t Matter

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An adviser close to Hillary Clinton is talking about expanding the Electoral College map in 2016, but even without such an expansion the GOP faces an uphill battle.

Election Losses Lead To Debate Inside Democratic Party

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Another round of election losses is leading Democrats to contemplate the direction they should take going forward.

Rob Portman For President?

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With the midterm elections over and 2015 around the corner, the time for people who are thinking about running for President in 2016 has begun, and one name that seems to be entering the conversation is Ohio Senator Rob Portman: Rob Portman is mapping out a possible presidential run, creating a narrative, talking to fundraisers […]

Senator Mark Kirk Says He’s Not Retiring In 2016

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Republicans received some potentially good news today when Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois brushed aside rumors that he might retire at the end of his current term: Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill., has a message for anyone who doubts his will or appetite for a second term. “No frickin’ way am I retiring,” he told […]

John McCain Hinting He Will Run For Re-Election In 2016

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Setting aside long standing speculation of a retirement after more than 30 years in office between the House and the Senate, John McCain is hinting strongly that he will run for re-election in 2016: John McCain sure sounds like he’s running for reelection. The five-term Arizona senator and 2008 GOP presidential nominee launched a new […]

Will Congressional Republicans Listen To Their Base, Or To The American Public?

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Post-election polling shows that the majority of Americans want the new GOP majority in Congress to work together with the President. Republican voters have a very different view.

Time To Start Thinking About Huckabee 2016

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Mike Huckabee seems to be making the moves necessary to run for President again, For reasons only he can understand.

Republicans Should Be Careful In Bringing Up Hillary Clinton’s Age

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A Presidential candidate’s health and fitness for office are legitimate issues. When it comes to bringing up Hillary Clinton’s age in the context of 2016,, though, Republicans need to proceed with caution.

With The Midterms Done, Will Republican State Legislators Revisit Electoral College “Reforms?”

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After the 2010 elections, several newly Republican state legislatures flirted with the idea of changing the way their state allocates Electoral Votes. The outcome of last weeks elections raises the possibility that this could happen again.

With GOP Wins, The Tea Party v. Establishment Battle Moves Into The Halls Of Congress

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The GOP’s big wins last week seem to be just guaranteeing that this year’s battle between the Tea Party and the “establishment” will continue.

A (Mostly) Solid Republican South, At Least For Now

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The GOP is dominant in the Southern United States, but it’s unlikely to last as long as Democratic dominance of the region did.

Governor Thinks Governors Make The Best Presidential Candidates

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Scott Walker argues that Governors tend to make the best Presidents. He’s largely correct, but he’s not the only Republican who fits that bill.

Ben Carson Apparently Running For President. Because Why The Hell Not?

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Ben Carson, a Johns Hopkins University pediatric neurosurgeon who has become something of a hero among the conservative base of the Republican Party for tough, quite often bizarre, comments about President Obama over the past several years, has become the first person to begin what is quite obviously the process of entering the 2016 Presidential race: Yes, […]

Republican Party Wins Senate, Poised To Add To New Majority

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2014 was not supposed to be a wave election, but it clearly qualifies as one.

Acela Corridor Pundits Don’t Like Chris Christie’s Style, Will The Rest Of America Agree?

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Once again, reporters and pundits are arguing that Chris Christie’s “New Jersey style” won’t play well on the stump. I’m not so sure they’re right.

House Lawsuit Against Obama Hits Another Snag

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At this rate, it’s unlikely the House will file any kind of lawsuit against President Obama until 2015, assuming it ever files anything.

Sarah Palin Pretending She Might Run For Office Again

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With the midterms over, it’s time for Sarah Palin to start grifting again.

Rand Paul’s Foreign Policy Ideas Present An Opportunity For the GOP

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul continues to challenge Republican orthodoxy on foreign policy, and that’s a good thing.

Republicans Have Little Incentive To Move Forward On Immigration Reform

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Despite conventional wisdom, there remains little incentive for the GOP to change its position on immigration reform.

People Walking Out on Obama Campaign Speeches?

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Yahoo has given a click-bait headline to a Reuters report, “Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early.”

Ann Romney Says No To A Third Romney Run

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Mitt Romney 2016? Not as far as his wife is concerned.

That Des Moines Register 2016 Poll? Yea, It’s Largely Meaningless

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It’s way too early, folks.

The Supreme Court Has Made Nationwide Recognition Of Same-Sex Marriage Inevitable

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The die is cast.

If Republicans Win The Senate, They May Not Hold It For Very Long

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If the GOP wins the Senate in November, their majority could prove to be fleeting.

Ebola In The Age Of 24/7 News And A Broken Political Culture

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Combining politics, an incessantly sensationalist news cycle, and a virus that scares a lot of people can’t end well.

Lindsey Graham Says He’s Thinking About Running For President

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It has nothing to do with winning, but it does have a lot to do with the foreign policy debate inside the Republican Party.

Jeb Bush’s Presidential Prospects Look Better Than Some Might Think

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Mitt Romney 2016? Maybe More Likely Than We’ve Been Thinking

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While it still seems unlikely that he’ll run, Mitt Romney does seem to be leaving the door open to a third run at the White House.

Justice Ginsburg Won’t Resign Because Obama Couldn’t Appoint A Good Replacement

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Once again, Justice Ginsburg is telling people she has no plans to resign, but her explanation is a bit different this time.

Jim Webb For President?

Sen. Jim Webb talks to CNN's John King about the political conflict in Libya.

The former Virginia Senator is talking about running for President.

Ben Carson: ‘Strong Likelihood’ I’ll Run For President

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Ben Carson, the now apparently neurosurgeon who has become something of a celebrity on the right thanks to his outspoken, and often outrageous, comments about President Obama, says that he’s likely to run for President in 2016: Former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon and conservative activist Ben Carson said there is a “strong” likelihood that you will […]

Mike Huckabee Leads In Iowa, And That Shows What’s Wrong With The Iowa Caucuses

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The fact that a candidate like Mike Huckabee could win the Iowa Caucuses is the reason to end the Iowa Caucuses.

What “Third Term Curse?”

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Some have argued that there is an historical bias against political parties holding on to the White House for more than two terms. As with most commonly held ideas, that simply isn’t true.

Mitch McConnell Promising More Showdowns And Shutdowns If The GOP Wins The Senate

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If Republicans win the Senate, what we’ve seen for the past three years could end up seeming tame by comparison.

Hillary Clinton Hurting 2014 Democratic Candidates?

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Some on the left are saying that Hillary Clinton isn’t doing enough to help Democrats in 2014.

Mike Huckabee: Obama Is “Worthy” Of Impeachment

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Mike Huckabee, who many believe is at least considering the possibility of running for President in 2016, is the latest Republican to mention the possibility of impeaching President Obama, and he isn’t rejecting the idea: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Monday said that he believes President Obama has committed many impeachable offenses. Iowa […]

Social Issues Now Benefiting Democrats

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Once something that generally benefited Republicans, social issues are now becoming a wedge issue for Democrats.

House Republicans Are Dooming Their 2016 Nominee With Latino Voters

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Republicans in the House seem determined to make life difficult for whomever wins the GOP nomination in 2016

Elizabeth Warren’s Own Donors Say They Wouldn’t Support Her For President

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Notwithstanding the hype, there’s one very big reason why the idea of Elizabeth Warren as a viable candidate for President doesn’t make much sense.

Republicans Dismiss Impeachment As A Democratic Ploy, But May Still Face A Dilemma

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Republicans are dismissing talk of impeachment as a Democratic fundraising ploy, but it may be they are protesting just a bit too much.

Hobby Lobby Could Be Creating New Gender Gap Problems For Republicans

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The Hobby Lobby decision could end up motivating women voters to turn out to vote against Republicans in the fall.

Bachmann And Santorum 2016? Dusting Off The GOP Nomination Clown Car

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It’s beginning to look like the 2016 race for the Republican nomination will have its own collection of oddballs.

Darth Vader More Popular Than Anyone Who Might Run For President In 2016

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  The Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham looks at some recent polling and finds that a Dark Lord of the Sith is apparently more popular than the people who will possibly run for President in 2016: On Tuesday FiveThirtyEight released the results of a poll of Americans’ opinions on the “Star Wars” universe. Not surprisingly, Jar Jar Binks is […]

Voters Not Too Impressed With Hillary Clinton’s Time At Foggy Bottom

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A new poll suggests that Hillary Clinton’s record as Secretary of State doesn’t impress voters as much as she might hope.

Hillary Clinton Remains The Overwhelming Choice Of Democrats For 2016

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If Hillary Clinton is going to have a serious challenge in 2016, the person who will do that has yet to emerge.

Six Californias? It May Be On The Ballot In 2016, But It Probably Won’t Happen

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A Silicon Valley businessman says he has enough signatures to get it on the ballot, but the plan to break California up into six states is most assuredly going nowhere.

Could The GOP Nominate A Candidate Who Supports Same-Sex Marriage In 2016?

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It seems improbable, but the national landscape on same-sex marriage is changing so quickly that even the Republican Party may find itself changing faster than some might think.

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