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  • Senator Rand Paul accused his fellow Republicans on Tuesday of contributing to Washington's dysfunction, launching a 2016 White House bid with a vow to shatter the status quo and defend individual freedoms. He cast himself as an anti-establishment reformer who could break partisan gridlock and win new converts to the party, saying his fellow Republicans...

  • Senator Rand Paul promised to be a different kind of Republican on Tuesday, launching a 2016 White House bid by saying he would stand up for individual freedoms that are being trampled by "the Washington machine." The first-term senator from Kentucky, a libertarian with a reputation for challenging party orthodoxy, criticized Republicans in Congress and the...

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 7- Senator Rand Paul promised to be a different kind of Republican on Tuesday, launching a 2016 White House bid that he said would highlight the conservative principles of reduced government and spending as he vowed to break up "the Washington machine." That puts him behind former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who is considered a top contender...

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 7- Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky built a national reputation on his willingness to challenge Republican orthodoxies. And the 52- year-old former eye surgeon who harnessed the anti-establishment energy of the Tea Party movement has been raising money for fellow Republicans, at times upsetting the grassroots activists who have made him a...

  • March 3- Ben Carson, a retired surgeon popular with Tea Party conservatives, has formally created an exploratory committee to run for president, according to his campaign chief executive, Terry Giles, the Wall Street Journal reported. Carson, a former neurosurgeon at Maryland- based Johns Hopkins University, has no prior political experience.

  • Politics comes down with measles, GOP on defensive Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 12:15 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    Medicine, morality and free will are colliding in the debate over requiring measles vaccines. The NYT reports.

  • 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.

  • Huckabee: IRS a 'criminal enterprise'   Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 4:35 PM ET
    Huckabee: IRS a 'criminal enterprise'

    Former Republican Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee thinks President Obama's plan to tax 529s is irrational. Huckabee also outlines the platform for a 2016 presidency campaign.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Midterms changed few minds: NBC-WSJ poll Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:30 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks about immigration reform in the Rose Garden of the White House, June 30, 2014, in Washington.

    A NBC-Wall Street Journal survey showed that just 25 percent of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction, same as in June.

  • Financial Industry Paid Millions to Obama Aide Saturday, 4 Apr 2009 | 8:57 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Nominee Lawrence Summers

    Lawrence H. Summers, the top economic adviser to President Obama, earned more than $5 million last year from the hedge fund D. E. Shaw and collected $2.7 million in speaking fees from Wall Street companies that received government bailout money, the White House disclosed Friday in releasing financial information about top officials.

  • Fast Action to Tighten Financial Rules Planned Sunday, 25 Jan 2009 | 9:33 AM ET
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    Officials say they will make wide-ranging changes, including stricter federal rules for hedge funds, credit rating agencies and mortgage brokers, and greater oversight of the complex financial instruments that contributed to the economic crisis.

  • Obama Presses for Quick Jolt to the Economy Saturday, 24 Jan 2009 | 10:28 AM ET
    President Barack Obama in an Economic Stimulus meeting

    President Obama on Friday stepped squarely into the fractious effort in Congress to assemble an $825 billion economic recovery package, seeking to quell criticism from both parties and to retain leadership on an initiative that could define his term.

  • Could Constitution Bar Clinton From Obama Cabinet? Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 12:06 PM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Senate Democrats were working Tuesday to put together legislation making it possible for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to become secretary of state despite a constitutional clause that some critics argue should bar her from joining the cabinet.

  • Internal Battles Divided McCain and Palin Camps Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 10:44 AM ET
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    The tensions and their increasingly public airing provide a revealing coda to the ill-fated McCain-Palin ticket, hinting at the mounting turmoil of a campaign that was described even by many Republicans as incoherent, negative and badly run.

  • Obama Campaign Spending Far Outpaces McCain Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 11:03 AM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    Senator Barack Obama’s fund-raising juggernaut appears to have slowed dramatically from its record-shattering pace in September, raising $36 million in the first half of October, according to new filings with the Federal Election Commission.

  • Clinton Stays Alive, McCain Wins Nomination Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 3:15 AM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton defeated Senator Barack Obama in the Ohio and Texas primaries on Tuesday, ending a string of defeats and allowing her to soldier on in a Democratic presidential nomination race that now seems unlikely to end any time soon.

  • Presidential Race Is Recast By McCain's Running Mate Sunday, 31 Aug 2008 | 10:09 AM ET
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    John McCain and Barack Obama have begun recalibrating their strategies for the presidential campaign  in a contest recast by Mr. McCain’s unexpected selection of Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate, the NewYork Times reports.

  • Ethics Thicket for Convention Parties Crimps Events Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 10:31 AM ET

    National party conventions are known as much for their nonstop partying as they are for their politics — a time for lobbyists, politicians and corporate executives to gather at lavish receptions and elegant dinners.