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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...

  • 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,"...

  • WASHINGTON— Rand Paul is demonstrating how he could disrupt the Republican presidential field if he seeks the nomination, sparring with potential rivals over Iran, Cuba and the Pentagon's budget in a face-to-face forum that offered an early preview of the feisty policy debate to come. The Kentucky Republican joined fellow first-term senators Ted Cruz of...

  • Scott Walker will have to plug a roughly $280 million budget shortfall by the end of June, and the state faces a two-year deficit that could be as large as $2 billion, based on new estimates released Friday by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau. Wisconsin's two-year shortfall hits about $2 billion when state agency requests— which will certainly not be...

  • Walker rejects Menominee request for Kenosha casino Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:49 AM ET

    Scott Walker on Friday denied the Menominee Nation's request for permission to build an off-reservation casino in Kenosha, saying approving the project could leave the state owing a rival tribe hundreds of millions of dollars. The decision is devastating for the Menominee, who have been pushing to build a casino at Kenosha's Dairyland Greyhound Park dog...

  • Potawatomi sue over Kenosha casino reimbursement language Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:13 AM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— The Forest County Potawatomi filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the federal government's rejection of compact language that would have left the state on the hook for reimbursing the tribe if the rival Menominee Nation gets a casino in Kenosha. In the lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., the Potawatomi contend that the...

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. Among possible Republican candidates, Romney's 19 percent put him ahead of former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 11 percent, New...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- The morning after President Barack Obama announced his sweeping action to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, conservative groups and states were already pulling together legal strategies to dismantle the plan. Opponents said there will likely be a three-pronged legal approach to stymie Obama's moves: Congress could sue the president for...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Soon after President Barack Obama announced his immigration plans on Thursday evening, Democrats and Republicans who might be angling for his job in 2016 weighed in on an issue that is almost certain to be at the center of their campaigns. Hillary Clinton, who lost the Democratic nomination to Obama in 2008 and is expected to make a run to be the...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- President Barack Obama planned on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million illegal immigrants, as leading Democrats lined up behind the U.S. leader in the face of Republican attacks. Obama dispatched his chief of staff, Denis McDonough, to Capitol Hill for lunch with Senate Democrats who grilled him on the politics and...

  • Ideal GOP candidate should do this: Gov. Walker  Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    Gov. Scott Walker, (R-Wis.), discusses the hot button issues he would like to see Republicans tackle on Capitol Hill, including dropping corporate tax rates, implementing entitlement reform and drug-testing welfare recipients.

  • Gov. Walker's GOP message  Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    Gov. Scott Walker, (R-Wis.) shares his thoughts on labor unions, entitlement reform, and public education.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 5- America's underperforming economy has been an albatross for President Barack Obama since he took office in 2009 and likely did his Democratic party few favors in midterm elections on Tuesday- but it may not have been the decisive factor. Hurt by Obama's general unpopularity, Democrats lost control of the Senate while Republicans...

  • Einhorn: Buying the dip  Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Wapner shares highlights from his interview with David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital co-founder and President.

  • Why the Secret Service matters in the midterms Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies at a House hearing on the White House security breach, Sept. 30, 2014.

    Recent government missteps could cost the midterm elections for the Democrats, NBC News reports.

  • FOND DU LAC, Wis., Aug 20- Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will "destroy" America. And if U.S. House Speaker John Boehner wants to keep his job next year, he had better be sure Grothman and his fellow House of Representatives newcomers are happy.

  • In gubernatorial races, it's the economy, 'stupid' Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:48 PM ET
    Scott Walker

    In 36 states electing governors, it's all about the economy. Governors seeking re-election promised to turn things around. Have they?

  • Gov. Walker slams funding allegations: 'Case over' Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    Court documents released Thursday alleged that Walker coordinated fundraising with outside conservative groups during a recall election.

  • Prosecutors: Gov. Walker part of 'criminal scheme' Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    Prosecutors allege Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was part of a criminal scheme to illegally coordinate fundraising with outside conservative groups.