8:49 PM, Jan 24, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
New Jersey governor Chris Christie spoke earlier today at Rep. Steve King's Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines. Christie may well have been the 2016 presidential candidate at the confab with the reputation for the most moderate conservative views. But while at first he was greeted with very modest applause, at the end of his 25 minute speech, he received a standing ovation from the conservative crowd:
"The world can't do without a second American century, and neither can my children or yours do without America being a strong, resolute leader in this world. I will guarantee you this, for me, I will not be willingly a part of a generation that makes John Adams repent in heaven for having made the sacrifices that he and our Founding Fathers made for the liberty we enjoy and the freedom we live under today, and I'm here today because I do not believe that any of the patriots in this room want to be a part of a generation that turns over to our children a lesser, smaller America than the one that was given to us.
"It is time for us to stand up and fight together for the country that we were given, for the country we believe in, for the country the world needs, and for the country I want my children and your children's to have. If you are willing to fight with me, I will always stand with you and fight with you and tell you the truth. God bless this country, and God bless all of you."
Christie was certainly not the best received candidate at the confab. But he was apparently able to win over the crowd.
3:05 PM, Jan 23, 2015 • By JAY COST
News today came that Marco Rubio looks likely to run for president. What to make of this?
12:12 PM, Jan 23, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Louisiana governor and potential presidential candidate Bobby Jindal said it was a "shame" that House Republican leaders had to put aside a bill banning abortions occuring after the 20th week of pregnancy. Speaking on Fox News Thursday night, the Republican said, "it shouldn't take a lot of political courage to stand up and say we are going to end late-term abortions in America."
Help us, Mitt. You’re our only hope.3:01 PM, Jan 22, 2015 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
Having followed Romney around in both 2008 and 2012, I was always convinced that the odds of him running in 2016 were high. For one thing, the man has a decades-long history of running for office, over and over, even after voters reject him. He’s a career politician without a “career” in politics. (He was an active governor of Massachusetts just long enough to build Romneycare, and after that he spent the rest of his term preparing for his first presidential bid.) He has never in his life—not once—shown a willingness to take “no” for an answer from the electorate.
11:52 AM, Jan 22, 2015 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Hillary Clinton has not been especially aggressive on ideas and policy. On money, however, it is a different story.
7:01 AM, Jan 22, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a couple paid speeches in Canada yesterday. She was reportedly accompanied by 65 agents of the United States Secret Service to at least one of the events.
The agents were presumably on hand to help keep the former first lady safe.
The news of Clinton's large Secret Service contigent was reported by CJME News Talk 980, a co-sponsor of the event.
8:08 AM, Jan 21, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Possible presidential candidate Carly Fiorina confronted President Obama's top adviser, Valerie Jarrett, over the White House paying female employees less than their male counterparts:
'Wide Open on Both Sides'7:25 AM, Jan 21, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Joe Biden told ABC News this morning that there's "a chance" he'll challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. He called the race "wide-open."
6:10 AM, Jan 20, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer said over the weekend that President Obama's entire State of the Union plan would "absolutely not" be passed by Congress. Now the Associated Press is saying that speech's goal is to influence the 2016 presidential election debate.
11:44 AM, Jan 18, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Stephanie Cutter, a deputy campaign manager in President Obama's reelection campaign, said this morning on CBS that Vice President Joe Biden "would be a very good candidate" in the 2016 presidential race:
Cutter made the comment in response to a question about who will run on the Democratic side if Hillary Clinton decides to pass this time.
12:11 PM, Jan 14, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
The boss appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss 2016 (and other topics):
And Declare 'Islam Has a Problem.'9:05 AM, Jan 14, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, a likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate, will give a major foreign policy address next week in London. According to early excerpts of the address, Jindal will use the speech to bash Hillary Clinton, the likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, and to go after radical Islam in wake of last week's Paris terrorist attacks.
1:51 PM, Jan 13, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
The New Republic, a New York-based vertically integrated digital media company, makes the compelling case for a Tom Cotton presidential campaign:
Knocks Bush ('last thing we need is another Bush') and Romney ('he had a great chance of winning, and he blew it').9:01 AM, Jan 12, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Donald Trump says he's once again considering a presidential run. He told MSNBC this morning that he'll make a decision in the next three months:
"Donald," said the MSNBC host, "tell me what you think about presidential politics on the Republican side. Do you think that perhaps Mitt Romney is trying to take Jeb Bush's thunder away?"