AP - Key proposals from the Republican presidential candidates might make for good campaign fodder. But independent analyses raise serious questions about those plans and their ability to cure the nation's ills in two vital areas, the economy and housing.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Key proposals from the Republican presidential candidates might make for good campaign fodder. But independent analyses raise serious questions about those plans and their ability to cure the nation's ills in two vital areas, the economy and housing....
Potential Republican presidential candidates are full of disdain for President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran and have characterized it as a "colossal mistake," "diplomatic failure," "flawed agreement," and "simply delusional."
In a sign that Democrats are prepared to make an extension of long-term unemployment insurance and broader themes of income inequality a big campaign issue, the Democratic National Committee on Tuesday blasted three Republican presidential hopefuls for their votes against extending the emergency insurance.
Four states down, and just two remain. Key Republican officials in Virginia, Ohio, Florida, and Michigan are coming out against a RNC-backed scheme to rig the electoral vote in Democratic-leaning states in order to boost Republican presidential candidates. That leaves just Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as the remaining blue states with Republican statehouses actively considering the idea.
GOP efforts to rig the Electoral College in favor of GOP presidential candidates may be close to dead, but a group of Republicans are hard at work at another plot to blow up the system: switch to the popular vote.
WASHINGTON — If he runs for president as expected, Sen. Marco Rubio will have a political committee ready to raise and spend unlimited cash on his behalf.
Rubio is set to announce his 2016 campaign plans in a speech Monday in Miami and would become the third major candidate to declare his White House ambitions. A first-term senator representing Florida, the Cuban-American Rubio is expected to bypass a second term in favor of pursuing the presidency and becoming the first Hispanic president.
DES MOINES — The most wide-open Republican presidential nomination campaign in memory had its unofficial opening here on Saturday at a gathering that highlighted anew the thorny path ahead for candidates as they try to attract support from the party’s conservative base without compromising their hopes of winning a general election.
Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) got a lackluster reception on Tuesday when they faced a union crowd at a presidential forum hosted by the International Association of Fire Fighters in Washington D.C. The two GOP senators were among the nine likely 2016 presidential candidates from both parties featured at the event.