Washington (CNN) – Joe Scarborough, the MSNBC host who has flirted with the possibility of running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, offered a candid assessment of the potential White House field during a closed-door session Tuesday with South Carolina Republicans.
Scarborough made the quiet, last minute trip to South Carolina, an early primary state, to address a weekly luncheon held by Republican legislators and to promote his new book about the future of the GOP.
Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) - Former President George W. Bush made a rare political appearance Thursday.
Bush, who once served as governor of Texas, slipped into a closed-door, governors-only luncheon at the Republican Governors Association annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) - There wasn't room for the two of them.
In the fall of 2012, with the presidential race in full swing, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, two prominent Republican governors with well-known national ambitions, were engaged in a different kind of campaign.FULL STORY
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Washington (CNN) - "Double Down," a behind-the-scenes account of the 2012 presidential race by the journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, is out Tuesday. It's the sequel to "Game Change," their 2008 campaign retrospective that became an HBO film by the same name.
The authors, self-styled ringmasters of Washington's political media "Freak Show," are skilled at creating buzz, packing their book with provocative tidbits and a range of splashy scoops - an impressive feat considering that the Barack Obama-Mitt Romney showdown was the most scrutinized national campaign in American history.FULL STORY
Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - The Virginia governor's race, billed as the marquee battle of an otherwise anticlimactic 2013 election cycle, is shaping up to be a foregone conclusion.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe, the longtime political fixer and moneyman, hasn't trailed in a poll since May. Barring a political miracle, Republican Ken Cuccinelli will be delivering a concession speech on Tuesday evening in Richmond.FULL STORY
Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - A Texas-based conservative Super PAC will run a television ad taking aim at Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe during Game 5 of the World Series on Monday evening.
The 30-second spot, produced by the Super PAC "Fight For Tomorrow," tells viewers that the Virginia governor's race is a "referendum on Obamacare."
(CNN) - The Republican establishment can't stand her. The media mocks her. But Sarah Palin isn't going anywhere.
Far from it.
After laying low for much of this year, Palin is gingerly stepping back into the public arena with a national book tour, a trip to the always-important political state of Iowa, and an eye on making yet another series of splashy endorsements in a variety of competitive Republican primaries.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Did Hillary Clinton take a 2016 detour on her supposedly non-political paid speaking circuit?
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday that Clinton, during her latest paid speaking gig to the National Association of Convenience Stores, spent nearly half an hour discussing the story behind the 2011 Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan, specifically highlighting Vice President Joe Biden's opposition to the mission.
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Washington (CNN) - With a libertarian third-party candidate threatening to spoil his chances of winning the Virginia governorship, Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli received a welcome endorsement Friday from the desk of Ron Paul.
Paul, the former Texas congressman and the guiding light of libertarians everywhere, endorsed Cuccinelli in a letter to the Virginia attorney general.
Washington (CNN) - As trench warfare over the government shutdown drags into its eleventh day, a number of Republicans with visible roles in the stalemate, including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, will take a breather from Capitol Hill on Friday to speak at the Values Voter Summit, one of the conservative movement's marquee annual events.
Pretty much everyone in official Washington, including President Barack Obama, is taking a beating in public opinion polls over the shutdown. Republicans, however, continue to shoulder most of the blame.FULL STORY