Washington (CNN) - The vote to end the shutdown took place in October 2013, but it may provide some clues about the 2016 race for the White House.
There are a bunch of potential presidential hopefuls in Congress, but since all Democrats voted lockstep to back a compromise to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling, it's the Republican votes that are more interesting.
Washington (CNN) - Following Sen. Ted Cruz's rock star weekend at a social conservative gathering – in which he won a presidential straw poll and was met with great fanfare during his speech – Sen. Rand Paul isn't buying the idea that any one person could be considered the unofficial leader of the Republican Party right now.
"I think that (Cruz has) done a good job drawing attention to Obamacare...For that I think he's done a great service in bringing attention to something that's really going to be bad for a lot of Americans," Paul said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."
(CNN) – Hillary Clinton isn't ready to think about whether she's running for president. Not yet at least. Next year? Probably.
"I want to think seriously about it; I probably won't begin thinking about it until sometime next year," Clinton told an audience on Long Island Friday, according to Newsday.
Washington (CNN) - A new national poll offers more evidence that Hillary Clinton, if she runs, would be the overwhelming frontrunner in the battle for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
A Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday also indicates that the fight for the Republican nomination would be a wide open contest, and that Clinton holds double digit leads over potential GOP contenders in hypothetical general election matchups.
Washington (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton weighed in Sunday on the lessons learned from the 2008 presidential campaign, when his wife, then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, battled then-Sen. Barack Obama through a historic Democratic primary.
At the heart of it, the 42nd president said, candidates need to be able to define themselves before the opposition does it.
Washington (CNN) - Between them, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden boast almost 70 years' experience in public life. But a new poll out of Iowa indicates their deep résumés may work against them if either elects to run for president in 2016.
A Des Moines Register poll of the state's Democratic adults shows that, when asked what kind of candidate would have the best chance of winning a race for the nation's highest office, 50% said they want a "fresh face who will represent a new generation with new ideas."
New York (CNN) - The first joke about Hillary Clinton's future ambitions came less than 20 minutes into a Clinton Foundation event Wednesday.
Even as Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton gathered to present public service awards at their high-profile annual meeting, domestic politics were not always far from the agenda.
Washington (CNN) – Expect former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to make a previously unannounced appearance to talk health care reform when President Obama and former President Bill Clinton discuss the issue at the Clinton Global Initiative Tuesday night, according to two Democrats aware planning for the event.
Health care was her signature policy issue as first lady, but as secretary of state she avoided domestic politics. This week will see her address issues closer to home in her new role as one of the nation's most public private citizens and as a possible 2016 candidate in waiting.
Washington (CNN) – When it comes to 2016, Hillary Clinton is in no rush to decide about another run for the White House.
This amid mounting speculation that Clinton will launch another bid, and with everything she says, and every move she makes, scrutinized for signals of where she stands when it comes to her political future.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she would be "disappointed" in the American electorate if Hillary Clinton becomes a serious candidate for president in 2016.
The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee argued Clinton would not be right for the role as commander in chief after four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, died last year in a terrorist attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi.