2016 hovers over Christie Iowa trip
July 17th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
6 days ago

2016 hovers over Christie Iowa trip

(CNN) - Chris Christie's jam packed swing through Iowa on Thursday is advertised as being all about the 2014 midterm elections.

But the visit by the Republican governor of New Jersey and potential GOP presidential contender has plenty of 2016 implications, as Christie tries to get beyond the bridge controversy back home in the Garden State that's diminished his political standing.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Chris Christie • Iowa • Terry Branstad
July 16th, 2014
07:36 PM ET
6 days ago

Two former presidential candidates spar over Clinton v. Warren

(CNN) – In the hypothetical battle of Elizabeth Warren vs. Hillary Clinton in 2016, one former Clinton opponent is putting his money on the former secretary of the state, but not without caveats.

On Wednesday’s “Crossfire,” 52% of viewers who responded to the show’s fireback question said they believe Warren could beat Clinton in a Democratic primary. Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who ran against Clinton (and Obama) in 2008 in the Democratic presidential primary, disagreed.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Richardson • Crossfire • Elizabeth Warren • Hillary Clinton • Tim Pawlenty
July 16th, 2014
11:58 AM ET
7 days ago

In interview with CNN, O'Malley defends call with White House on immigrant kids

(CNN) - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley defended his criticism of Obama administration plans to return thousands of undocumented children to Central America, even after his remarks sparked a heated discussion with a senior White House official.

In an interview with CNN, O'Malley acknowledged that he asked White House domestic policy adviser Cecilia Muñoz that the immigrants not be sent to a site in western Maryland that was under consideration.

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Filed under: 2016 • Immigration • Martin O'Malley
First on CNN: Rubio to court South Carolina conservatives
July 16th, 2014
11:09 AM ET
7 days ago

First on CNN: Rubio to court South Carolina conservatives

Washington (CNN) – Marco Rubio, the Florida Senator and possible White House contender, will court some of the Republican Party’s most conservative voters with a visit to South Carolina next month.

Rubio has been booked as the keynote speaker at Rep. Jeff Duncan’s annual Faith and Freedom Barbecue in Anderson on August 25th,  a GOP source familiar with the plans told CNN.

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Filed under: 2016 • Marco Rubio • South Carolina
Major super PAC touts tiny fundraising haul
July 16th, 2014
08:42 AM ET
1 week ago

Major super PAC touts tiny fundraising haul

Washington (CNN) - You don't see this every day.

Priorities USA, the leading Democratic super PAC that supported President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election, and which is planning to back Hillary Clinton in the 2016 campaign if the former secretary of state runs for the White House again, announced that it raised just $1,845 over the past three months.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Priorities USA
July 16th, 2014
05:37 AM ET
6 days ago

Clinton tells 'Daily Show' she wants office with 'fewer corners,' talks Mideast peace

Washington (CNN) - When Jon Stewart gave Hillary Clinton a career aptitude test on the 'Daily Show' Tuesday night, her answers alluded to a presidential bid - and she touched on the disintegration of a Middle East cease-fire she negotiated two years ago.

The former Secretary of State, Senator, First Lady and Cabinet member told the Comedy Central host that she wants a home office.

"Do you have a favorite shape for that home office? Would you like it to have corners?" he asked her.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Israel • Jon Stewart • Middle East • Palestine • Presidential Candidates
July 15th, 2014
07:30 PM ET
1 week ago

Michele Bachmann's take on Elizabeth Warren: If I were Hillary, I'd be concerned

(CNN) – Should Hillary Clinton be concerned about a possible Elizabeth Warren candidacy in 2016?

Rep. Michele Bachmann believes so.

The Minnesota Republican, who ran for president in 2012, was responding to a question posed Tuesday by CNN’s Van Jones on “Crossfire” on whether Warren might be somebody who could pull away Republican votes in a presidential election.

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Pro-Clinton group touts war chest, heads to key progressive conference
July 15th, 2014
02:04 PM ET
1 week ago

Pro-Clinton group touts war chest, heads to key progressive conference

(CNN) - The gang at Ready for Hillary shouldn't have any problems when it comes to gas money for their bus, which is on its way to the Netroots Nation conference in Detroit.

The pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC urging the former secretary of state to run for president announced Tuesday that it raised more than $2.5 million the past three months, adding 33,000 new donors in the second quarter. Since forming 18 months ago, Ready for Hillary says it's raised over $8.25 million and now has more than two million supporters.

Pro-Ben Carson group touts big second quarter haul

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Ready for Hillary
Ben Carson group touts fundraising success
July 15th, 2014
01:22 PM ET
1 week ago

Ben Carson group touts fundraising success

(CNN) – A super PAC supporting Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon and a popular figure among conservatives, pulled in an impressive $3.3 million fundraising haul in the second quarter of this year.

The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee said Tuesday its recent fundraising success brings the group's total to more than $7 million.

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Filed under: 2016 • Ben Carson
July 15th, 2014
08:44 AM ET
1 week ago

Christie comes under attack as he heads to Iowa

(CNN) - Two days before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie heads to Iowa, a conservative group is launching digital ads that slam the potential 2016 Republican presidential contender over his Garden State record on judicial nominations.

A top Christie adviser defended the governor's record and criticized the group.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Chris Christie • Iowa
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