National Harbor, Maryland (CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul stepped on stage Friday at CPAC-and into his element.
The Kentucky Republican, whose libertarian fight in the Senate is often met with a tepid response, spoke before an audience Friday that treated him like a rock star.
Washington (CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul delivered a fervent plea Wednesday to expand the Republican Party and make the GOP more compassionate toward those "who aren't treated fairly by the criminal justice system," noting African-Americans and Hispanics in particular.
Speaking to a group of conservatives, the Kentucky Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate also acknowledged a rift within the party over budgetary issues and civil liberties.
Washington (CNN) - At the Republican National Convention in 2012, Mitt Romney's campaign featured a series of touching, biographical videos that showed a more personal side to the former Massachusetts governor.
But it was too late. By that point, just a little more than two months before Election Day, Democrats had spent millions trying to define Romney as a greedy, heartless politician.
(CNN) – New Jersey voters aren’t as happy as they used to be with Gov. Chris Christie’s handling of Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts, a new poll indicates.
Fifty-four percent of voters approve of his job performance on Sandy recovery, down from 69% in mid-January and 80% in November, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Wednesday.
(CNN) – Holding the 2016 Republican National Convention in a location that could help the party politically-such as in a swing state–may be a "factor" in the decision-making process, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told reporters on Monday.
But it's not the RNC's highest priority, he argued.
(CNN) – A new poll in the crucial battleground state of Virginia indicates voters in the commonwealth have a more favorable view of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie than other potential GOP presidential candidates.
And if Christie were to overcome the traffic scandal that's dogging his administration, he would be considered the best potential match against Hillary Clinton in Virginia, according to the Christopher Newport University survey released Monday.
(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden weighed in further Tuesday on his thinking process about a potential 2016 presidential bid and perhaps hinted what a potential campaign theme might look like.
On ABC's "The View," the Democrat said Hillary Clinton's decision on a second presidential campaign would not be a factor as he considers his own White House run.
(CNN) – Former President-turned-painter George W. Bush will feature his work in an art exhibit starting this April, unveiling more than two dozen portraits that have never been made public.
The exhibit, "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy," will feature his paintings, as well as artifacts, photographs, and personal reflections about his relationships made on the world stage, according to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, which is hosting the exhibit.
(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s approval rating is continuing to take a hit, more than a month after the George Washington Bridge controversy made national headlines, according to a new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll released Monday.
While the Republican’s approval ratings were sky-high last year during his re-election campaign, only 49% of the state’s registered voters approve of the job he’s doing now, down from 58% in January and from 70% a year ago.
Washington (CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, whose husband is in the National Guard and recently returned from a one-year deployment to Afghanistan, blasted the Obama administration's decision to make cuts to the reserve military force.
"It really is a slap in the face to anyone who has served over this past decade multiple times and left their life to do this," the Republican governor said Monday. "We have active duty, but the active duty hasn't felt the pain that the National Guard has felt, and this is not how you show your thanks."