Washington (CNN) – The calendar reads May 2013, but in some ways it sure feels a lot closer to 2016.
Friday night Vice President Joe Biden keynotes a Democratic Party dinner in Columbia, South Carolina. Less than two miles away, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas headlines a Palmetto State Republican Party dinner.
(CNN) – A second straight national poll this week indicates the obvious: Hillary Clinton, if she decides to run for the White House again, would be the overwhelming front-runner among Democrats for their party's 2016 presidential nomination.
But what if Clinton rules out another bid for president?
Washington (CNN) – Former Secy. of State Henry Kissinger gave a very public nod Wednesday night to a 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign – saying that secretaries of state have a good track record of moving into the highest office in the land.
“At least four secretaries of state became president,” the foreign-born Kissinger joked during remarks at the annual Atlantic Council awards dinner in Washington. “And that sort of started focusing my mind even though there was a constitutional provision that prevented me from doing it. I thought up all kinds of schemes to get around that.”
(CNN) - Do you need more evidence that Hillary Clinton, if she decides to run for the White House again, would be the overwhelming front-runner among Democrats for their party's 2016 presidential nomination?
If so, then a new national poll provides the proof.
(CNN) – To say Rand Paul is testing the 2016 waters would be an amusing understatement. With trips to Iowa and New Hampshire lined up in May, the Kentucky senator is diving in head first.
Next up on his early state roadshow: South Carolina.
(CNN) – If former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush decides to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, he'll have one major supporter at his side.
Former President George W. Bush, who's stepping back into the spotlight as his presidential library opens this week, says he thinks his younger brother should throw his hat into the ring.
(CNN) – Martin O'Malley's schedule this week will likely spur further speculation the Maryland governor could be gearing up for a presidential run.
The Democrat, whose second term ends in January 2015, spoke on the same stage as Vice President Joe Biden–another potential 2016 candidate–at an opening for the University of Baltimore's new law center Tuesday night.
(CNN) – Republican Sens. Rand Paul and Marco Rubio–both elected in 2010–have been at the center of much hype in the political arena this year as they've taken on high-profile roles and are considered potential 2016 presidential candidates.
Rubio and Paul delivered the GOP and tea party responses, respectively, to the State of the Union in February and gave speeches at last month's major gathering for conservatives known as CPAC.
(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton may have stoked more speculation about his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and her potential run for president.
Asked during a Q-and-A session on Saturday if he'd rather take eight more years as president or complete 16 projects at the Clinton Global Initiative, Clinton said - after a pause - "I would rather keep doing what I'm doing."
"Because I think America will have some very good choices for president," he continued, drawing applause from the audience as they presumably clapped and cheered for his wife.
(CNN) - With more than two and a half years to go until the start of the next primary and caucus calendar, there's no front-runner in the battle for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
That's the finding of a new national poll by Quinnipiac University, which also indicates that by a more than two to one margin, GOP voters would prefer a nominee with experience as a governor rather than a senator.