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Michelle Obama Delivers Emotional Rebuke Of ‘Intolerable’ Trump

“This is not normal” said the First Lady in New Hampshire. “This is not politics as usual. This is disgraceful. This is intolerable.”

October 14, 2016

Seeking South Carolina Foothold, Bush Wins Another Graham Backer

Jeb Bush picked up more support for his presidential campaign in South Carolina on Thursday, signing up more than a dozen military veterans in the state and collecting another member of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s national security coalition.

January 8, 2016

In 2016, Marco Rubio Is Both Sunny And Ominous

Sen. Marco Rubio has adopted a darker tone in the first week of 2016, deploying increasingly apocalyptic rhetoric and fiercer attacks on Republican rivals that provide a stark contrast with the relatively non-confrontational brand of sunny optimism that had characterized his presidential campaign through 2015.

January 8, 2016
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Imagine Cruz As President

The Texas Tea Partier wants to bring Jerry Falwell’s malevolence to the White House.

April 1, 2015
Texas Senator Ted Cruz during the Ag Summit in Des Moines. 3/7/2015 (John Pemble, iprimages/Flickr)

Ted Cruz’s Ride On The Obamacare Train Wreck

Should voters care about how Ted Cruz gets his health insurance?

March 30, 2015

Cartoon: GOP Candidates Worry About Jeb

The Republican field ponders what to do about Jeb Bush.

March 30, 2015
In Des Moines, Vice President Joe Biden is greeted by Drake University students as he enters a stage with blue curtains at Sheslow Auditorium. 2/12/2015 (John Pemble/Flickr)

Joe Biden Is Democrats’ 2016 Understudy, In The Wings In Case Hillary Clinton Falters

Joe Biden has earned the right to be taken seriously.

March 26, 2015
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks at the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in National Harbor, Md. Cruz announced his presidential bid Monday. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Will The Ted Cruz Presidential Campaign Be All Hat, No Cattle?

Like his Senate career, Cruz’s campaign launch was rather light on substance.

March 26, 2015
Photo: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

What Ted Cruz Knows

Ted Cruz will never be president — but he might destroy plenty of Republicans who could actually win.

March 26, 2015

Cartoon: Ted Cruz Joins The Race

Senator Cruz chose an appropriate venue for his campaign launch.

March 25, 2015
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at a RedState Gathering at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas, on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Cruz announced his presidential bid Monday. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Ted Cruz Has A Surprising Weak Spot In The Money Race

Some big-money donors want Ted Cruz to be president. But does anyone else?

March 23, 2015
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks at the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in National Harbor, Md. Cruz announced his presidential bid Monday. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Ted Cruz Courts ‘Courageous Conservatives’ In 2016 Presidential Bid

The Cruz campaign is officially underway.

March 23, 2015

Hillary Clinton ’16: The Anti-’08 Campaign

Hillary Clinton’s new campaign team reveals how she hopes to avoid the missteps that plagued her in 2008.

March 23, 2015
Texas Senator Ted Cruz during the Ag Summit in Des Moines. 3/7/2015 (John Pemble, iprimages/Flickr)

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz Launches Presidential Bid

It’s official: Ted Cruz is running for president.

March 23, 2015
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Cruz To Launch White House Bid Monday

The Tea Party senator is set to become the first official 2016 presidential candidate.

March 23, 2015
Former Governor Jeb Bush of Florida speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Early Line: Three-Man Race For 2016 Republican Nomination

Republican insiders — favor cold, hard cash — see three front-runners for the GOP nomination.

March 20, 2015
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Walker Visits South Carolina, Addresses Firing Of Campaign Aide

Scott Walker is taking his presidential campaign down south.

March 20, 2015
Donald Trump speaks on stage with Fox News host Sean Hannity during CPAC 2015 (Michael Vadon via Flickr)

Analysis: Long-Shot Candidates Can Boost Their Brand Even If They Lose

Donald Trump will never be president — but that’s beside the point.

March 19, 2015

Whoever Wins The White House, We’ll Be Tired

Clinton fatigue is real — but every modern presidency is exhausting.

March 19, 2015
Donald Trump addresses CPAC 2015 (Michael Vadon via Flickr)

Donald Trump Wants You To Think He’s Running For President (Again)

Good news for Democrats: Donald Trump might run for president (for real this time!)

March 18, 2015
Ohio Governor John Kasich is seen at the Atlantic hosted "Building the Future:Manufacturing's Software Revolution"event on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 in Norwood, OH. The governon addersses the audience in the Siemen's motors manufacturing facility.

Kasich Pops Up In Places Vital To 2016 Race He Hasn’t Yet Joined

Is John Kasich running for president?

March 18, 2015
Photo: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2014 Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, IA. (Gregory Hauenstein/Flickr)

Has Email Dispute Hurt Clinton’s Standing? Not Much, New Polls Indicate

New numbers suggest that Hillary Clinton is surviving her email controversy.

March 17, 2015
Carly Fiorina speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Clinton And Gender Politics No Simple Matter

Republicans will need more than just one female candidate to close the gender gap in 2016.

March 17, 2015
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5 Reasons Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign Is Extraordinary

Republicans will need more than an email scandal to derail Hillary Clinton’s run for the White House.

March 16, 2015
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (Michael Vadon via Flickr)

Christie Political Team Is Raising The Stakes

Meet some of the men who are going to pay to try to revive Chris Christie’s presidential hopes.

March 13, 2015