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  • WASHINGTON, April 1- Several Republican governors likely to run for president have secured hundreds millions of dollars under Obamacare while working to dismantle the healthcare law, according to a Reuters review of federal spending records. Governors Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Chris Christie of New Jersey, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Texas...

  • Presidential election has found its punching bag Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    Jeb Bush

    Common Core has quickly become a political hot-button, especially for Republican hopefuls trying to distance themselves from Jeb Bush.

  • Why Ted Cruz's run makes Jeb smile Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 12:27 PM ET
    Sen. Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush.

    Ted Cruz could wind up splitting the anti-Bush vote and giving the former Florida governor clear opportunities, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Public pension cuts to all but police, firefighters Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 12:12 PM ET
    Firefighters battle an apartment fire in Detroit, March 5, 2014.

    "Those who put their lives on the line in service to our state deserve to be treated differently," Rauner said, the NYT reports.

  • Trump said he had formed an exploratory committee to determine whether to run, and that he had hired staff in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. In a telephone interview with Reuters, Trump said he would put his job creation record up against anyone, including the dozen or so Republicans who are considering a White House run in 2016.. The United States for years...

  • WASHINGTON, March 18- Real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump took the first steps on Wednesday toward launching a 2016 presidential campaign, a sign the businessman may jump into the Republican race after publicly considering it in years past. Trump said he had formed an exploratory committee to determine whether to run, and that he had hired staff in...

  • Gov. Jindal: Too conservative or not enough? Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 6:04 AM ET
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sits with CNBC's John Harwood to talk about ambition, Islamic extremism and the timidity of fellow GOPers.

  • Wanted: Fresh political faces—NBC/WSJ Poll Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush attends a Long Island Association luncheon in Woodbury, N.Y.

    Voters think some candidates represent the past rather than the future, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds.

  • NEW YORK, March 6- Asked last week about his agenda if elected, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker began: "Should I choose to be a candidate..." Like the other would-be Republican candidates who took the stage over three days in Washington at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the Wisconsin governor studiously avoided...

  • MADISON, Wis., Feb 25- The Wisconsin Senate narrowly approved a "right-to-work" bill on Wednesday that would bar private-sector employees who work under union-negotiated contracts from being required to join their unions or pay them dues. The bill, which would make Wisconsin the 25th U.S. state with a right-to-work law on the books, cleared the Republican-led...

  • MADISON, Wis., Feb 25- The Wisconsin state Senate on Wednesday began debating a proposal to make Wisconsin the 25th right-to-work state in the nation, as thousands of demonstrators protested the measure at the state capitol. The Republican-led state Senate is expected to approve the bill, which would prohibit requiring private sector workers to join or...

  • What Rudy, Homeland Security flaps say about GOP Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:44 PM ET
    Rudy Guiliani

    Is the GOP an ideological movement based on opposing President Barack Obama in every conceivable way? Politico's Ben White asks.

  • Obama patriotism flap 'insane': Ex-Romney advisor Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 10:43 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    Rudy Giuliani should not have questioned President Obama's love of America, a former advisor to Republican Mitt Romney tells CNBC.

  • I'm worried about ISIS threat in US: Scott Walker Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:03 AM ET
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

    "We need aggressive leadership to take the fight to them instead of waiting for it to come to us," possible GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker tells CNBC.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 15- When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a potential Republican presidential candidate, traveled on a trade mission to Britain last week, he brought along top officials from his economic development agency to help drum up jobs. "The idea was that Wisconsin policies are better than the national policies and we were going to move ahead of the...

  • What to expect from Washington, or NOT, in 2015 Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    A woman jogs near U.S. Capitol building in Washington.

    Washington was vastly transformed in 2014 with a very uncertain outlook for the year ahead. Politico's Ben White offers some predictions.

  • Congress just slipped this into the spending bill Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 1:14 PM ET
    U.S. Capitol building Washington

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

  • Gov Walker wants drug tests for aid recipients Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

    Newly re-elected Republican Gov. Scott Walker says he's working a plan for drug testing for people seeking unemployment checks and food stamps.

  • Hillary Clinton is a big loser: Gov. Walker   Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:37 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton is a big loser: Gov. Walker

    Gov. Scott Walker, (R-Wis.), says Hillary Clinton in the White House would represent an extension of President Obama's term in office. It's put up or shut up time for the GOP, says Walker.

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

    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.