Decision 2012

Five takeaways from GOP hopefuls' New Hampshire happening

Republican presidential candidates and hopefuls were in New Hampshire this weekend for a party conference, the first gathering of its kind this year in the first-in-the-nation primary state. Read more »

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Rand Paul starts WH campaign with visit to New Hampshire

Republican Sen. Rand Paul is set to spend his first full day as a presidential candidate meeting with voters in New Hampshire. Read more »

April 8, 2015

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Democrats blast Rudy Giuliani for questioning Obama's love of US

Democrats on Thursday assailed former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for questioning President Barack Obama's love of country, and urged the potential field of Republican presidential candidates... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015


Pennsylvania senators: Pick Philly for Democratic convention

Pennsylvania's two senators are teaming up to urge the Democratic National Committee to pick Philadelphia for its 2016 convention. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2015


Focused on winning in 2016, GOP sets plan for primary debates

As the leading GOP prospects for the White House ramp up their national outreach, Republicans unveiled plans Friday for a primary season aimed at keeping the nominee unscathed and ready to take on... Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

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Republicans set 2016 presidential convention for mid-July

The Republican National Committee has finalized the dates for its next presidential nominating convention. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015


Hillary Clinton recruiting Obama veterans for expected 2016 campaign

As Hillary Rodham Clinton builds up her expected presidential campaign, she's recruiting veterans of President Barack Obama's two successful White House runs, signaling to supporters that she's... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

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Paul Ryan says he is not running for president in 2016

Republican Rep. Paul Ryan announced Monday that he will not run for president in 2016, instead focusing on building his resume in Congress. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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Mitt Romney talking to supporters about 3rd White House bid

Mitt Romney and his wife reached out to former staff and supporters in key states over the weekend, making contact just hours after shocking many by signaling interest in a third run for president. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015


A bigger tent? GOP faces minority challenge

The faces of the Republican Party's most ambitious members are changing. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2014


Pot proponents look to California after victories

Marijuana advocates, fresh off victories for legal recreational pot in Oregon and the nation's capital, are already preparing for their next target, and it's a big one: California. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2014


Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections, a legislative setback for... Read more »

July 16, 2014


Politics brings Romney back to New Hampshire

He insists he's not running for president a third time, but Mitt Romney is campaigning again in New Hampshire. Read more »

July 2, 2014


6 cities competing for 2016 Democratic convention

New York, Hillary Rodham Clinton's political base, and two cities in presidential battleground Ohio are among the six locations under consideration for the 2016 Democratic National Convention,... Read more »

June 7, 2014


A look at why the Benghazi issue keeps coming back

The night of smoke, chaos, gunfire and grenades that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, is well-documented. Eight months later, it is the decisions made back in Washington that remain murky... Read more »

May 18, 2013


GOP ready to push Benghazi case into 2014, beyond

Steady drips of information about a horrific night in Libya are fueling Republican arguments and ads designed to fire up the conservative base and undercut the Democrats' early favorite for... Read more »

May 11, 2013


GOP's Rand Paul raises profile with eye on 2016

Sen. Rand Paul says he's only "considering" running for president. But he's actually doing much more than mulling it over. Read more »

May 10, 2013

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In a first, black voter turnout rate passes whites

America's blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential election... Read more »

April 28, 2013


Paul says he is considering 2016 presidential bid

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, popular with conservatives and libertarians in the GOP, said Wednesday he is considering a presidential campaign in 2016 but will not make a decision before... Read more »

April 17, 2013


Game on: Early GOP auditions for 2016 election

Only months after President Barack Obama's re-election, an annual gathering of conservatives served as an audition for Republicans looking to court conservative activists and raise their profile,... Read more »

March 16, 2013

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Biden meets with Democrats, stoking 2016 chatter

Joe Biden in 2016? The inauguration is barely over but the vice president already is dropping plenty of hints that he might have another political act. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2013


Assessing Jon Huntsman Jr. and the Republican Party: Is 2020 his year?

Former presidential candidate and Utah governor Jon Huntsman Jr.'s best shot at the White House may not come until 2020, a political scholar at a conservative Washington, D.C., think tank said. Read more »

Dec. 29, 2012


Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. pitched as possible U.S. House speaker

While that's not likely to happen, the scenario showcases Huntsman as someone who has a national role to play in restoring the Republican Party's reputation, said Kirk Jowers, head of the... Read more »

Dec. 26, 2012


Utah's six Electoral College votes go to Romney

Six Utah presidential electors cast their ballots Monday for Mitt Romney, who beat President Barack Obama in the state's general election but lost his bid for the White House. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2012


No one retreating; cliff talks seem at standstill

A year-end deadline approaching, quiet negotiations to avoid an economy-rattling "fiscal cliff" yielded no tangible signs of progress on Monday as Republicans pressed President Barack Obama to... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2012


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