'16 hopefuls sound familiar tropes in New Hampshire
April 12th, 2014
10:36 PM ET
6 days ago

'16 hopefuls sound familiar tropes in New Hampshire

(CNN) - Obamacare? Check. Harry Reid? Check. Kathleen Sebelius? Check.

A smattering of potential 2016 hopefuls looking to bank early points among Granite State conservatives sounded familiar refrains and trained their fire on oft-used targets at a New Hampshire summit on Saturday.

At Americans for Prosperity's New Hampshire Freedom Summit, the speakers spanned the conservative political spectrum from former presidential contenders, presumed top-flight 2016 Republican candidates, such as Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, potential dark horses and side-show spectacle.

But all those addressing the crowd Saturday fed the attentive listeners traditional conservative recipes featuring lots and lots of red meat.

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Filed under: 2016 • Americans for Prosperity • Donald Trump • Jeb Bush • New Hampshire • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz
Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton 'as bad or worse' than President Obama on government surveillance
April 11th, 2014
07:36 PM ET
1 week ago

Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton 'as bad or worse' than President Obama on government surveillance

(CNN) – Presidential politics were in the air Friday in New Hampshire as Sen. Rand Paul took direct aim at potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton.

The Kentucky Republican said Clinton, the former secretary of state and Democratic senator, is "as bad or worse" than President Barack Obama on issues of government surveillance.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Rand Paul
Police seek charges against woman for allegedly throwing shoe at Hillary Clinton
April 11th, 2014
04:57 PM ET
1 week ago

Police seek charges against woman for allegedly throwing shoe at Hillary Clinton

(CNN) – Las Vegas Police are pursuing disorderly conduct charges against a woman who allegedly threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a speech on Thursday.

Alison Ernst, 36, did not have a ticket to the event at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino featuring the former secretary of state, and Secret Service agents assigned to protect her noticed her as she eluded hotel security, according to a U.S. law enforcement account of the incident.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Las Vegas
Paul to speak at Harvard event hosted by ex-rival
April 11th, 2014
01:00 PM ET
1 week ago

Paul to speak at Harvard event hosted by ex-rival

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul will join his former GOP rival on stage in an appearance at Harvard University later this month.

Harvard's Institute of Politics announced Friday that Trey Grayson, the institute's director and Paul's opponent in Kentucky's GOP primary for the 2010 Senate race, will introduce Paul and then moderate a Q&A session with the potential presidential contender.
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Filed under: 2016 • Rand Paul
April 11th, 2014
08:49 AM ET
1 week ago

Jeb Bush defends immigration remarks

(CNN) - Jeb Bush is standing by recent comments on immigration reform that sparked a controversy among some conservatives.

At a speech Thursday night the former two-term Florida governor and possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate said that his words were nothing new, and made another pitch for reform saying that "comprehensive immigration reform is part of the answer."

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Filed under: 2016 • Connecticut • Immigration • Jeb Bush
Pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC grows war chest
April 10th, 2014
05:04 AM ET
1 week ago

Pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC grows war chest

(CNN) - Ready for Hillary, a pro-Clinton super PAC urging the former secretary of state to run for president, raised $1.75 million in the first quarter of this year, according to the group's spokesman.

The super PAC is part of a cadre of groups urging Clinton to run for president in 2016 and raising money to accomplish that goal.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Politics
Hillary Clinton, through the lens
April 9th, 2014
05:12 PM ET
1 week ago

Hillary Clinton, through the lens

(CNN) – The photojournalist behind the iconic image of Hillary Clinton that spawned the viral phenomenon "Texts from Hillary" is releasing a book of behind-the-scenes photos of the potential 2016 presidential contender.

Diana Walker has been taking photos of Clinton for decades. Her photo essay, “Hillary,” features snapshots from November 1992, following Bill Clinton's election to the White House, through the end of Hillary Clinton's tenure at the State Department.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton
Biden to South Carolina for commencement address
April 9th, 2014
04:18 PM ET
1 week ago

Biden to South Carolina for commencement address

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the commence address next month at the University of South Carolina.

The Vice President's speech at the May 9th ceremony, announced Wednesday by the school, is sure to spark more speculation about a Biden bid for the White House in 2016, as South Carolina holds the first southern contest in the presidential primary and caucus calendar.

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Filed under: 2016 • South Carolina • Vice President Biden
April 9th, 2014
03:19 PM ET
1 week ago

Scott Walker: College degree not a 'requirement' for higher office

(CNN) – Scott Walker suggested it's not necessary for a presidential candidate to have a college degree - after all, he didn't need one to become governor of Wisconsin.

Walker, who's a possible 2016 Republican presidential contender, was asked at an event Wednesday if he thinks someone seeking the Oval Office should have a college degree.

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Filed under: 2016 • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
2016 Iowa Poll: Clinton vs. TBA Republican
April 9th, 2014
02:54 PM ET
1 week ago

2016 Iowa Poll: Clinton vs. TBA Republican

(CNN) - There's no frontrunner in the very early hunt for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in the state that votes first in the race for the White House, according to a new survey.

A Suffolk University poll of Iowa voters also indicates what just about every other national and state survey has indicated, that Hillary Clinton would be the overwhelming frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, should the former secretary of state launch a second campaign for the White House.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Iowa
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