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  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. The donors, in interviews with The Associated Press, said they see in Bush what they liked about Romney in 2012, namely what they believe it takes to serve...

  • Romney takes aim at Obama, Clinton in Mississippi Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:09 PM ET

    STARKVILLE, Miss.— Mitt Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and sounded like one during a stop Wednesday in Mississippi, back-slapping at a popular barbecue joint before delivering a speech that questioned Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's foreign policy and economic...

  • Between the 2009 and 2013 fiscal years, funding for a wide swath of discretionary grant programs, from Head Start preschool education to anti drug initiatives, fell by an average of 40 percent in Republican-leaning states like Texas and Mississippi. By contrast, funding to Democratic-leaning states such as California and politically competitive swing...

  • But for all the flurry of activity in the GOP race, set off last month by former Florida Gov. "I don't think there's this rush that everybody's trying to create here," said Fred Malek, a longtime GOP donor and finance chairman of the Republican Governors Association. "It seems like there needs to be a little more clarity of who's running before people make commitments,"...

  • Chris Christie gearing up for 2016 prez run: WSJ Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 8:02 AM ET
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his supporters formed a PAC ahead of a 2016 presidential bid, according to a WSJ report.

  • Jan 26- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political-action committee ahead of a likely bid for president, adding a third well-known Republican figure to the fight for campaign funds among the party's core donor class, the Wall Street Journal reported. The PAC signals increased competition for the same set of large-dollar...

  • Jan 26- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political-action committee ahead of a likely bid for president, adding a third well-known Republican figure to the fight for campaign funds among the party's core donor class, the Wall Street Journal reported. The PAC signals increased competition for the same set of large-dollar...

  • Obama’s tax plan will help GOP: Huckabee Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 5:40 PM ET
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks during the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., March 7, 2014.

    Mike Huckabee weighs in on the possible move to tax college savings plans and whether he'll run for president.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— Mitt Romney launched his last campaign for president at a New Hampshire farm, relied upon a New Hampshire victory to fuel his strategy to win the nomination and even posed the photos of his last family Christmas card on the shores of a New Hampshire lake where he still owns a home. But whatever home-field advantage the Republican Party's 2012 nominee...

  • Romney says climate change presents a big challenge to US Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:52 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Mitt Romney says one of the biggest challenges facing the country is climate change and that global solutions are needed to combat it. In a speech to an investment management conference Wednesday night in Salt Lake City, the Republican nominee for president in 2012 said that more needs to be done to deal with poverty in America.

  • Chicago, Jan 21- Remember Mitt Romney's huge IRA? I found plenty to like in the proposals, with one big exception: the failure to endorse a bold plan to expand Social Security. Yes, that is just another idea with no chance in this Congress, but Democrats should give it a strong embrace, especially in the wake of the House's adoption of rules this month that could set the...

  • Calculating the long odds for Chris Christie Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 12:43 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    With Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney all but in the presidential race, is there room left for Chris Christie?, Politico's Ben White asks.

  • Rubio: Decision on 2016 race coming by April Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    Sen. Marco Rubio.

    Sen. Marco Rubio tells CNBC his decision on whether to run for president comes down to where he'd be able to make the most difference.

  • Paul Ryan won't run for president in 2016 Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 4:41 PM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan

    Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan told NBC News in an interview Monday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016.

  • Romney is considering 2016 White House bid Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 5:12 PM ET
    Mitt Romney

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney told a group of donors in Manhattan Friday that he's considering another run for president, NBC News confirms.

  • Romney considering presidential re-bid: Report  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 4:43 PM ET

    According to reports Mitt Romney has spoken to donors about the possibility of a presidential bid, reports CNBC's John Harwood. "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd weighs in.

  • INTERVIEW-H&R Block to see Obamacare boost -CEO Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 4:27 PM ET

    Jan 7- H&R Block Inc expects a boost from new U.S. tax forms required under President Barack Obama's healthcare law and from new clients seeking the company's help, Chief Executive Officer Bill Cobb told Reuters on Wednesday. Luria has suggested H&R Block could charge anywhere from $5 to $30 to fill out each of the new forms. Luria estimates about 13.9 million...

  • Congress just slipped this into the spending bill Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    While political focus was on a Senate Intelligence Committee report, Congress snuck in two measures to its must-pass spending bill. NBC News reports.

  • Romney decision 'doesn't depend on Jeb' Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 10:07 AM ET
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears at a campaign event for Scott Brown in Hudson, N.H.

    Mitt Romney's tone has changed in the last month, indicating he will make a third run for the White House, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Third time's the charm for Romney?  Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    Politico's Ben White shares his thoughts on rumors Mitt Romney may consider another run for the Oval Office. Also a look at potential GOP candidates for the 2016 election, including Jeb Bush.