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  • Video: Obama declines to endorse Biden for 2016 (Awkward moment)

    04/17/2014 11:53:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Major Garrett got a rather unique opportunity, especially these days, for a White House beat reporter. The CBS reporter actually got an interview with the President, an honor which has largely gone to local TV stations and entertainment-journalism reporters over the last couple of years, or to anchors of national news broadcasts. Garrett got a bonus when Vice President Joe Biden joined Barack Obama briefly, which prompted Garrett to ask about Obama’s endorsement for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination race. And the answer was … necessarily awkward: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “I don’t necessarily want to jam them...
  • Fox News Poll: Christie, Bush and Paul Are Top GOP Picks -- Today -- for 2016

    04/17/2014 9:53:09 AM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 16, 2014 | Dana Blanton
    Yes, its a bit early to talk about the 2016 election. Its just too much fun not to do it. Youre welcome. With about 20 months to go before the Iowa precinct caucuses, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul lead the pack for the Republican presidential nomination. Meanwhile, former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton continues to hold a huge lead among Democrats, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday.
  • Why not Gov. Mike Pence in 2016?

    04/17/2014 7:22:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2014 | AllahPundit
    If you’re wondering why this otherwise prosaic Bloomberg piece about Pence’s national future begins with a mention of the Koch brothers, it’s probably because the guy who wrote it worked for Paul Sarbanes and, briefly, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz before resuming his career as an impartial reporter.But never mind that. Is Pence the dark horse? “I have no doubt that he would make a great president,” said Steven Chancellor, the chief executive officer of Evansville, Indiana-based American Patriot Group, the parent of a company that makes ready-to-eat rations for the Pentagon. “He certainly distinguished himself in the House” and is “off...
  • Fox: Christie, Bush and Paul are top GOP picks -- today -- for 2016

    04/17/2014 7:14:48 AM PDT · by Siegfried X · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/16/2014 | Dana Blanton
    With about 20 months to go before the Iowa precinct caucuses, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul lead the pack for the Republican presidential nomination. Three possible GOP candidates capture double-digit support among self-identified Republicans: Christie receives 15 percent, which puts him just ahead of Bush and Paul both at 14 percent. Next, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan receives nine percent, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at eight percent, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at seven percent, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum...
  • New Spotlight on North Koreas Horrors (Operation Squirrel)

    04/17/2014 6:09:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | April 17, 2014 | Marco Rubio
    This week, Australian justice Michael Kirby, who led the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea, is briefing members of the U.N. Security Council regarding the widespread atrocities being committed on a daily basis against innocent people by one of the worlds most repressive regimes. Given Russias recent actions in Ukraine and other global challenges, the report of this U.N. commission has not received the attention it deserves.
  • Ted Cruz faces 2016 skeptics in South Carolina

    04/16/2014 12:42:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/16/2014 | By MANU RAJU
    CHARLESTON, S.C. It didnt take much for Ted Cruz to bring a crowd of conservatives to its feet here. By the time the Texas Republican senator finished speaking Tuesday night, an adoring audience hailed Cruz and his no-compromise, combative style of conservatism that has made him the scourge of the GOP establishment but a hero of the tea party. Liberty is under assault today like never before, Cruz said, pacing the stage like a televangelist. But even in deep-red South Carolina, a well-received speech full of Cruzs signature flair is no guarantee that the firebrand politician could win the...
  • Hillary Clinton, Youth Candidate

    04/15/2014 5:15:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | April 15, 2014 | Paul Waldman
    Republicans will nominate someone younger than her, and it won't make a difference to young people.Our old colleague Patrick Caldwell has an interesting article up at Mother Jones about the way the Hillary Clinton campaignor whatever we can call it at this point, since it isn't actually a campaign but it isn't exactly just a bunch of independent people doing their own thing eitheris going after college students. I had forgotten how idiotically hostile the Hillary '08 campaign was toward college students in Iowa, but that's just one of innumerable mistakes that one presumes she'll attempt to correct this time...
  • Comedian Lewis Black Wants Cruz-Palin Ticket

    04/14/2014 3:59:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | April 14, 2014 | Ed Zuckerman
    Lewis Black injected a bit of his signature brand of humor into the current political discourse on Monday, calling socialism enforced Christianity and telling anyone that calls Obama a socialist that youve got to be out of your goddamn mind. The comedian, playwright and Daily Show fixture, speaking at the National Press Club in Washington DC, went on to lampoon Republican attacks on the federal government and the role they ascribe to entrepreneurs in the American economy. To say its all going to come from the private sector is truly psychotic, Black said. Asked about his preferred candidates for the...
  • Marsha Blackburn To "Test The Waters" For 2016 Presidential Bid

    04/11/2014 7:22:35 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 91 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | SCOTT CONROY
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn will consider running for president in 2016 -- if she sees an opportunity to do so, an aide to the 7th District Republican told RealClearPolitics. Blackburn is scheduled to be one of the speakers at a New Hampshire Republican rally this weekend but was not previously known to be mulling a White House bid. "If there's a door to kick down, she's willing to kick it down," the aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said. "These are the kinds of events you go to -- test the waters, and see what...
  • Mike Huckabee looking at 'trend of support' to make 2016 decision

    04/10/2014 8:28:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/10/2014 | Byron York
    Ten days ago, a poll by WPA Opinion Research showed former Arkansas Gov. and 2008 Republican primary runner-up Mike Huckabee tied for the lead of the 2016 GOP race. Now, another survey, this one by Suffolk University, shows Huckabee at the front of the pack, this time in Iowa, the state that will kick off the caucus and primary process. With a field so crowded, it doesn't take a huge level of support to be at the top. In the Suffolk poll, Huckabee is the choice of 11 percent of Iowa Republicans. Sen. Rand Paul and former Florida Gov. Jeb...
  • Michigan Miscellany (Rand Paul Polling First In Michigan)

    04/09/2014 1:17:09 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 30 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 04-09-2014 | Tom Jensen
    It looks like Michigan will remain solidly in the blue column if Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2016. She leads her potential Republican opponents in the state by anywhere from 9 to 12 points: it's 46/37 over Chris Christie, 48/39 over Rand Paul, 49/38 over Jeb Bush, and 50/38 over Mike Huckabee. Republicans are split a lot of different ways when it comes to who they'd like as their nominee in 2016. 16% want Rand Paul, 15% each support Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee, 11% are for Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush is at 9%, Paul Ryan and Scott Walker...
  • Iowa Poll Shows Hillary Clinton Strong and GOP Field Scattered in Advance of Caucuses

    04/09/2014 12:45:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Suffolk University News ^ | April 9, 1994 | Greg Gatlin and Mariellen Norris
    With the January 2016 Iowa presidential caucuses on the horizon, Hillary Clinton is the far-and-away favorite among self-described Democratic caucus-goers, according to a Suffolk University statewide Iowa poll. And while some Republicans have begun visiting the Hawkeye State, the survey shows no favorites among prospective GOP presidential candidates. Meanwhile, the Suffolk University poll of likely general-election Iowa voters shows Republican Gov. Terry Branstad with a strong advantage heading into the June 3 Republican gubernatorial primary, and he leads the sole Democrat in the race, State Sen. Jack Hatch, by 10 points in a general-election match-up. Branstad, the longest serving governor...
  • Will Marco Rubio Be the Last Establishment Man Standing?

    04/09/2014 10:55:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 9, 2014 | Josh Kraushaar
    The prospective Republican presidential primary field can be broken down into three tiers: Theres the tea-party wing, where Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are already competing for the most conservative voters. Theres the gubernatorial wing, where lesser-known Republicans like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Ohio Gov. John Kasich will be looking to parlay their executive experience into a spot on the national stage. But most important to the process is the establishment wing, the candidate whom party leaders and donors gravitate toward, usually early on. Despite rumors of their demise, GOP insiders have always played a critical role in...
  • The Jeb Bush and Tea Party Divide

    04/09/2014 9:46:59 AM PDT · by Theoria · 27 replies
    WSJ ^ | 08 April 2014 | William Galston
    The former Florida governor sparks a debate about immigrationand about the party's 2016 prospects. With just nine months to go until prospective presidential candidates must declare their intentions, the debate among Republicans is heating up. In a remarkably frank talk on Sunday, Jeb Bush made it clear that his campaignif there is onewould challenge the tea party's hold on his party. About illegal immigrants, he said, "Yes, they broke the law; but it's not a felony, it's an act of love." Because it is an illegal act, "There should be a price paid." But "it shouldn't rile people up that...
  • Sorry, Jeb, were not feeling the love

    04/09/2014 6:02:15 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 36 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/9/14 | Howie Carr
    So Jeb Bush thinks its an act of love for illegal aliens to sneak into the country. Guess what, Jeb its going to be an act of love for millions of Republicans and independents to vote against you in the Republican presidential primaries in 2016. A great country ought to know where those folks are and politely ask them to leave, Jeb said Sunday. You couldnt pry these illegals out of here with the Jaws of Life. At least not as long as theyre collecting TANF, SNAP, Sect. 8, MassHealth the full Tsarnaev, in other words. The way...
  • Jeb Bush to meet with Southern Baptist leader

    04/08/2014 10:04:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | April 8, 2014 | Robert Costa
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is reaching out to evangelical leaders as he considers a 2016 presidential run, and in early May, he will meet privately with Russell Moore, one of the countrys most prominent Southern Baptists. Moore, a frequent presence on television and at theological conferences, heads the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, which has more than 16 million members. Moore and an aide to Bush have confirmed the session, which will take place at Bushs office in Miami. Bush, who has played down the idea that he is exploring...
  • Jeb Bush 2016's Obligatory Sane Republican?

    04/07/2014 1:04:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | April 7, 2014 | Hrafnkell Haraldsson
    The 2014 midterms are looming large, and behind them, the specter of 2016. In the past year, Chris Christie has gone from being the Republican Wunderkind to elephant in the room, and Hilary Clinton is, well, Hilary Clinton. What is the modern-day Republican Party – a Völkisch (ethnic nationalist) political party become religion – to do? Clearly, it’s time for the Republican establishment to start asking themselves, “Where are we going to find a sane candidate?” (or at least sane-seeming, as 2012′s misadventure with Mitt Romney demonstrates). The answer is already in the history books, not that Republicans like to...
  • Hillary Clinton 'would have loved' to spend 25% of federal budget on foreign aid

    04/03/2014 6:56:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 3, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of State and leading Democratic presidential candidate, said Thursday that she would have loved to spend 25 percent of the federal budget on foreign aid to overseas countries while the nation's top diplomat. At a USAID event in New York to push for global spending to reduce poverty, she addressed the countrys limited foreign aid budget compared to the huge amount the public believes State spends. You all know that the polls continuously show that most people in our country think we spend 20-25 percent on foreign aid, and I would have loved that to...
  • Poll: Elizabeth Warren is the hottest candidate for 2016

    04/03/2014 6:34:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/03/2014 | Tal Kopan
    If the 2016 presidential race were a game of hot or not, Sen. Elizabeth Warren would be winning with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton close behind, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would be losing ground, according to a new poll. When Americans were asked to give prominent politicians a score, zero to 100, of how warm, or favorable, they feel toward that person, the Massachusetts Democratic senator was the highest-rated of the bunch with a temperature of 48.6, according to a Quinnipiac poll out Thursday. Clinton was in second place at 47.8, Republican Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan followed...
  • Ann Coulter on 2016: Second look at Mitt Romney?

    04/03/2014 1:04:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 3, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via MofoPolitics, which is responsible for the clip, and Free Republic, where the Romney 3.0 movement is, shall we say, off to a bad start in the comments. Im 90 percent sure shes joking but theres no way to be sure: Any conservative willing to offer three cheers for RomneyCare qualifies, indisputably, as a true blue Mitt fan. I didnt think they existed, but they do. Even among people who knew all along that, if nominated, he would lose. Why Romney instead of someone else, though? One big reason, she says, is immigration. He was the guy who hammered Rick...
  • Two new polls show growing momentum for Huckabee

    04/03/2014 12:12:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Let’s start off with the caveat that 2016 polls at this point share something in common with John Nance Garner’s view of the Vice Presidency — “not worth a bucket of warm piss,” although it’s often used with “spit” as a euphemism. Had we taken polls seriously in early 2006, the nominees in 2008 would have been Hillary Clinton and, er … John McCain. Still, we haven’t even seen a partial roster of people actually aiming for the nod, and yet Mike Huckabee — who came in second or third in 2008, depending how one counts — seems to be...
  • The GOP faithful should give Jeb Bush a hearing

    04/03/2014 12:04:36 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 55 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4/3/2014 | George Will
    <p>The human kindling that makes up the flammable Republican base may soon burst into flames, again. Portions of that excitable cohort are looking some with fawn-like eyes filled with hurt, others with sparks shooting from eyes narrowed like gun slits askance at other Republicans urging Jeb Bush to seek the 2016 presidential nomination.</p>
  • A.B. Stoddard: ObamaCare must change [Obamas only hope is change]

    04/03/2014 4:14:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 2, 2014 | A.B. Stoddard, an associate editor of The Hill
    Reaching more than 7 million new enrollments in an unpopular healthcare program, using a still breaking website, is indeed a formidable accomplishment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And in touting the positive development Tuesday, President Obama was correct in describing new access to healthcare as progress, stating that Armageddon had not arrived and declaring that the debate over repealing ObamaCare has ended. But until Democrats work with Republicans to change it, the ACA will remain their worst political liability and could ultimately become their worst regret. Four years after a partisan process produced ObamaCare, the program is more political...
  • 2016 Elections: Is Palin the GOPs Answer to Hillary Clinton?

    04/02/2014 5:16:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Wall Street Cheat Sheet ^ | April 2, 2014 | Anthea Mitchell
    Will Sarah Palin run against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election? No, its safe to say that she likely wont. Though, as she said herself when asked, never say never. She followed the statement up by adding, I dont have a team of people, you know, getting out there doing these poll-tested whatever they do to let you know if you should run or not. I dont have any of that kind of organization going, according to The Examiner. While her candidacy would certainly be welcomed by some within the GOP, especially further to the right including the...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Will Win in 2016

    04/02/2014 9:29:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/02/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., presented his 2015 budget proposal. The Senate Democrats did not provide any such proposal; President Barack Obama's proposal posited an unending federal deficit and massive tax increases. Ryan's proposal, by contrast, lowered the rate of increase of spending moderately (by $5.1 trillion over the next decade), struck Obamacare from the rolls, and suggested revamps to Social Security and Medicare. This was possibly the dumbest thing Ryan could have done. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., immediately jumped on the budget proposal, suggesting that Ryan's budget came from "Kochtopia," and that it...
  • High court voids overall contribution limits (democrats and McCain will go nuts with this one!)

    04/02/2014 7:34:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 4/2/14 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees. The justices said in a 5-4 vote that Americans have a right to give the legal maximum to candidates for Congress and president, as well as to parties and PACs, without worrying that they will violate the law when they bump up against a limit on all contributions, set at $123,200 for 2013 and 2014. That includes a separate $48,600 cap on contributions to candidates. But their decision...
  • Bobby Jindal, with an eye on 2016, to unveil plan to replace Obama health-care law

    04/02/2014 7:54:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/02/2014 | By Robert Costa and Amy Goldstein
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced a plan to repeal and replace President Obamas health-care law, an effort by the Republican to insert himself into the increasingly competitive early maneuvering for his partys presidential nomination. Jindal, a former state and federal health official, said his plan is one of many policy proposals he will release in coming months, making clear that he wants to be seen as a policy-driven problem solver. In his 26-page plan, Jindal lays out a lengthy critique of the health law which he refers to throughout as Obamacare and reiterates his belief that it needs...
  • Are you kidding me? These 2016 bumper stickers are beyond parody [pics]

    04/02/2014 7:47:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Twitchy ^ | April 2, 2014 | Staff
    The first FLOTUS ticket? Oh, hell no. Reminder: It’s totally not a cult. We’re not sure we feel safe with these drivers on the road. And frighteningly, they’ve been tooling around with these “Hillary Clinton/Michelle Obama 2016″ stickers for a while. Shudder.
  • Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton, 2016? God help us all.

    04/01/2014 10:49:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The London Spectator ^ | March 31, 2014 | Alex Massie
    Connoisseurs of hinge-moments those instants at which a countrys future changes have long-appreciated the 1994 Florida gubernatorial election. Jeb Bush lost. Meanwhile, across the country, his elder brother George was elected governor of Texas. George Junior complained whined, perhaps that Barbara and George Senior grieved Jebs loss more than they celebrated Georges victory. Until that moment, however, Jeb had been thought the Bush boy more likely to succeed on the national stage. Over the course of a single night in 1994, however, the wheel turned back to George. We know what happened next. Twenty years later...
  • Why the GOP Should Say No to Jeb

    04/01/2014 1:50:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Daily Beast ^ | April 1, 2014 | Myra Adams
    With Chris Christie in deep trouble, Republican poobahs are reportedly looking to Jeb Bush to save their party in 2016. The former two-term governor of Florida speaks fluent Spanish, is a convert to Catholicism, and has high name recognition. Jeb could raise millions of dollars over night by just saying yes to running. Despite all this, there are strong reasons Republicans should say no to him. 1. His last name is poison. Lets face it, if Jeb Bush had the last name of Something Else he would have already run for president in 2008 or 2012. According to a recent...
  • GOP Hawks Worry Rand Paul Has Too Much Ron

    03/31/2014 12:35:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Time ^ | March 31, 2014 | Zeke J Miller
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is hard at work laying the groundwork for an almost certain presidential campaign in 2016, but as he broadens his support among libertarian and younger voters, theres a budding countercampaign to take him down if he becomes a threat to actually win the nomination. At the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) meeting in Las Vegas this weekend, Paul was nowhere to be found, but his presence was felt in the form of a straw man and frequent worry. Speaker after speaker, from former Florida governor Jeb Bush to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, laid into Pauls...
  • Palin, Virginia, & the Road to the White House

    03/31/2014 8:01:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Sarah Palin: Ex-veep nominee backs three Dixie Senate hopefuls. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R), whose support often helps propel underdog conservatives into the winners circle, has now endorsed three Republican US candidates who are challenging establishment-backed contenders. The latest is in Mississippi, where Palin has given her imprimatur to state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) in his challenge to six-term US Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS). Before that, Palin endorsed Oklahoma House Speaker T. W. Shannon (R) over US Rep. James Lankford (R-OK), and Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel (R) in a multi-candidate field to succeed US Sen. Johnny Isakson...
  • Two Claims for Reagans Mantle (Ted Cruz and Rand Paul)

    03/29/2014 12:43:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 23, 2014 | Albert R. Hunt
    Two newcomers, Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas, are the hottest figures in the dominant conservative wing of the Republican Party. In markedly different ways, they both claim to be the heirs to the partys contemporary patron saint, Ronald Reagan. In a short time, these first-term lawmakers have electrified elements of the partys base and rattled the Senate establishment. The top two Republican leaders in the chamber, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and John Cornyn of Texas, have had to defer to the political popularity of their junior colleagues. Both are outside the party mainstream, rock stars...
  • Poll: Sarah Palin tops list of women Americans want to run for president

    03/28/2014 8:56:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 27, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the darling of the Tea Party movement, tops a new list of women other than Hillary Clinton who Americans want to run for president. A series of Economist/YouGov polls, wrapped up in an article released this week, found overwhelming support for women candidates and a woman president, and has Palin on top of eight women most often mentioned by voters as their top choice to run. Because Clinton is the runaway favorite potential woman candidate in a number of polls, the Economist/YouGov poll asked this question: Other than Hillary Clinton, is their any other woman...
  • Quinnipiac Poll VA: Virginia Blue For Warner, Clinton, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds;..

    03/27/2014 6:38:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | March 27, 2014 | Staff
    Virginia, considered a swing state, is swinging blue for U.S. Sen. Mark Warner in his reelection drive this year and for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if she runs for the White House in 2016, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Sen. Warner tops former White House aide Ed Gillespie, a possible Republican challenger, 46 - 31 percent, with 6 percent for Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Virginia voters say 49 - 36 percent that Warner deserves reelection. They approve 55 - 33 percent of the job he is doing and...
  • Remembering HillaryCare, Benghazi and "What Difference at This Point Does it Make?"

    03/26/2014 5:49:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - The end of Barack Obama's presidency effectively began after the 2010 congressional elections when Republicans took control of the House. Obama and the Democrats have been tumbling into a political abyss ever since, hurtling toward major Senate losses this fall, if not a decisive Republican takeover of the Democratic-run chamber. He has been robotically going through the motions of being the president, but he no longer steers the nation's agenda or is seen as a catalyst for change or as a leader who gets things done -- as his job approval polls sink into the low 40s and...
  • Hillary Clinton Is Polling Like an Incumbent, And That Could Help Her in 2016

    03/26/2014 3:07:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Five Thirty Eight Politics ^ | 03/26/2014 | HARRY ENTEN
    Were more than 20 months from the first Republican presidential primary, and the pool of candidates is inchoate. Pollsters are asking voters about 10 candidates, none of whom registers higher than 20 percent support in early state or national surveys. Its the most divided GOP field at this point in the cycle since the parties reformed the nomination process in the 1970s. But on the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton has the field pretty much to herself, and theres little sign that party leaders are encouraging others to run (as they did in 2008). Despite the fact that she hasnt declared...
  • Jeb Bush is thinking about running for president. Heres who he talks to about it.

    03/25/2014 11:17:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | March 25, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    Jeb Bush is thinking about running for president in 2016. Like, really thinking about it. He's the headliner at an event hosted by mega donor Sheldon Adelson in Las Vegas on Thursday. He was actively involved in Rep. David Jolly's special election victory in Florida earlier this month. And he is breaking with his party's orthodoxy on Common Core. So, as Jeb mulls a bid whose advice does he seek? Who does he trust to give him an unvarnished view of what the race might look like? Well, everyone even close to Jeb insists that he largely keeps his own...
  • Cohen: Kind words for Hillary Clinton show Sarah Palins smarts

    03/25/2014 10:09:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | March 26, 2014 | Adriana Cohen
    Hillary Clinton is probably the last person Sarah Palin wants to see in the Oval Office. Which makes Palins near-endorsement of Clinton a bit of a head-scratcher. But Palin, despite the smears back in 2008, is a lot smarter than the left-leaning press has ever been willing to admit. I would like to see women run for the higher office. I think America certainly is ready for more female candidates at that upper echelon, Palin told Mario Lopez on Extra when he asked about a Clinton run. And the stunned speculation about why Palin would say anything nice about Clinton...
  • John Bolton Steps Up Super PAC Game With Eye On 2016

    03/25/2014 9:35:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 24, 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    With an eye on 2016, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton is stepping up his Super PAC game. The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations raised over $800,000 in 2013 and is looking to make a big splash in the second quarter of this year when he'll announce endorsements. We had a very, very good March, Bolton said in an exclusive interview Monday, referring to fundraising numbers that still aren't public. We've got criteria and we're evaluating candidates to support, he added. The hawkish Bolton isn't exactly coy about where this is headed. I don't rule...
  • ABC News Gushes Over Democratic Activist's Question to Hillary: 'If You Don't' Run, 'Who Will?'

    03/25/2014 7:56:04 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 38 replies
    MRC ^ | 3/24/2014 | Scott Whitlock
    The journalists at ABC's World News on Sunday enthusiastically touted a fawning question from a Democratic activist to Hillary Clinton. After anchor David Muir insisted that "it didn't take long for a student there to ask a pointed question," college student Vrinda Agrawal wondered, "If you don't represent women in politics in America as a future president, who will?" [MP3 audio here.] This is a tough question? The event was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and held at Yale Law School. Agrawal followed-up by enthusing, "I will proudly run your campaign." At no time did Muir or reporter Susan Saulny inform...
  • Hillary Clinton Won't Have an Easy Ride to Presidency

    03/25/2014 5:26:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Will Hillary Clinton be elected America's next president? The polls suggest she will. Recent polls compiled by Real Clear Politics show her winning 67 percent of the vote in Democratic primaries, with no other candidate above 11 percent. General election polling shows Clinton with an average lead over various possible Republican nominees of 51 to 39 percent. But an election isn't over until it is over, and this one hasn't started. For one thing, no one is sure whether Clinton will actually run. She turns 69 in 2016 (the same age as Ronald Reagan when he was first elected in...
  • Sarah Palin Encourages Hillary to Run in 2016 [VIDEO]

    03/24/2014 1:22:55 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 72 replies
    Breitbart-TV ^ | 3-24-2014 | Pam Key
    During her appearance on "Extra" to promote her new TV Show "Amazing America," former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) was asked by host Mario Lopez "What are your thoughts on Hillary Clinton?" Palin responded, "I would like to see women run for the higher office. I think America certainly is ready for more female candidates at that upper echelon."
  • Gingrich: As soon as 2016 is about substance, Hillary starts losing support, literally, overnight

    03/23/2014 2:16:48 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 51 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 23,2014 | Newt Gingrich
    NEWT GINGRICH: First lady, Senator, Secretary Clinton is very famous for being famous and as long as she can continue to be famous, she will be famous. Now, you're in the middle of a mess in Russia, her reset, which by the way was mistranslated and actually said in Russian overcharge and had apparently been taken from a jacuzzi or a swimming pool from a Geneva hotel. The reset -- the fact is as Secretary of State, she reset our relationship with Russia so well that you currently have the occupation of Crimea and the potential occupation of Ukraine. So,...
  • 2016 Republican Presidential Update: A New, Familiar Name at the Top: Jeb Bush Leads the Pack.

    03/20/2014 7:22:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Sabato's Crystal Ball: U.Va. Center for Politics ^ | 03/20/2013 | Larry Sabato and Kyle Kondik,
    In our first ranking of the very large and very unsettled 2016 Republican presidential field back in April of last year, we decided to not even include the name of one of the brightest stars in the GOP universe: Jeb Bush. We just didn’t think, at the time, that the former Florida governor and brother and son of presidents was all that interested in running.But during 2013 and into this new year, we’ve gotten the sense, like many others, that things might be changing. So much so that we now consider Bush the leader of the field if he decides...
  • Dont Bet on Hillary for 2016 Just Yet

    03/20/2014 7:16:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/20/2014 | Stephen Kruiser
    Exit strategy: A Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy looks like a sure thing, with marquee Democratic donors and activists mobilizing for what they see as her inevitable entrance into the 2016 race.Yet some of Mrs. Clinton’s closest confidants and allies aren’t sold on the idea that she should run. Their cautions add an unpredictable element as Mrs. Clinton weighs whether to seek the presidency again, a decision she says she plans to make later this year.One of Mrs. Clinton’s top advisers and former aides, Cheryl Mills, believes she should stay out of the contest and has told her as much,...
  • Rand Paul gets standing ovation at Berkeley:Your right to privacy is under assault

    03/19/2014 11:46:02 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/19/14 | Alex Pappas
    BERKELEY, Calif. Delivering a rare speech for a Republican at this bastion of liberalism, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday was given multiple standing ovations by the left-wing audience after railing against government surveillance and warning the students: Your right to privacy is under assault. I am here to tell you that if you own a cell phone, youre under surveillance, he told the crowd. Pauls address at the Berkeley Forum on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley focused on the National Security Agencys collection of telephone metadata and the debate over privacy.
  • Mike Huckabees Maurice Clemmons problem

    03/19/2014 3:42:47 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 32 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 12-18-2013 | Jonathan Martin
    If former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is going to run for president in 2016, his campaign is going to have to run through the Forza coffee shop in Parkland, Wash. Thats where one of Huckabees many parolees, Maurice Clemmons, assassinated four Lakewood police officers in 2009, depriving nine children of a parent and setting a national perception that Huckabee abused his powers of clemency. Huckabee told The New York Times Jonathan Martin (the other Jonathan Martin) that he views a 2016 presidential bid as a real opportunity for me. The Washington Post quickly called Huckabee a long shot because he...
  • Jeb Bush in the White House? He's considering it

    03/18/2014 2:55:23 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 51 replies
    Kingsport Times-News ^ | 03-18-2014 | Michael J. Mishak
    Jeb Bush gets the question at just about every public appearance these days: Will you run for president? The former Florida governor gives a well-worn answer: "I can honestly tell you that I don't know what I'm going to do." It's an answer that won't satisfy the GOP faithful for much longer. With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie facing multiple investigations in a political retribution probe, many Republicans see Bush as a potent alternative: a two-term GOP governor who thrived in the nation's largest swing-voting state and could make the party more inclusive. Friends and advisers say he is seriously...
  • Romney: Obama failed to act on Russia "when action was possible, and needed"

    03/18/2014 8:52:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney penned a scathing critique of President Obamas foreign policy in the pages of the Wall Street Journal Tuesday, saying the administration has failed to seize the moment took to intervene in crises around the globe, most recently in Russia and Ukraine.