First on CNN: Rubio to court South Carolina conservatives
July 16th, 2014
11:09 AM ET
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
Clinton to make third appearance on "The Daily Show'
July 14th, 2014
03:16 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Clinton to make third appearance on "The Daily Show'

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton will sit down Tuesday with "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart.

Comedy Central announced Clinton's appearance on Monday. It will be her third time on the program and her first since 2008, as she was campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination against then-Sen. Barack Obama.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Jon Stewart
July 14th, 2014
10:13 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Perry vs. Paul: Round two

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is firing back at Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, in an escalation of a war of words between two potential 2016 Republican presidential contenders over U.S. foreign policy and the country's role in the bloody outbreak of fighting in Iraq.

"There are many things I like about Texas Gov. Rick Perry, including his stance on the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution. But apparently his new glasses haven’t altered his perception of the world, or allowed him to see it any more clearly," Paul wrote in an op-ed that appeared Monday in Politico, taking aim at the much talked about eye-wear Perry's been sporting since last year.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iraq • Rand Paul • Rick Perry
In the Perry versus Paul feud, McCain avoids picking sides
July 13th, 2014
12:47 PM ET
2 weeks ago

In the Perry versus Paul feud, McCain avoids picking sides

Washington (CNN) – In the Republican-versus-Republican foreign policy feud between Rick Perry and Rand Paul, whose side does John McCain pick?  The Arizona senator is not interested in stepping into the political crossfire. But that does not mean he won't offer a lecture.

"Sen. Paul is part of a wing of the party that's been there ever since, prior to World War 1, in our Republican Party. And that is a withdrawal to fortress America," McCain told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday. "I do believe that the things we're seeing in the world today - in greater turmoil than any time in my lifetime - is a direct result of an absence of American leadership.

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Filed under: 2016 • John McCain • Rand Paul • Rick Perry • State of the Union
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