2:34 PM, Sep 11, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Des Moines Register reports:
Vice President Joe Biden will make a splash in Iowa with an official White House visit next week, just three days after Hillary Clinton basks in a major media spotlight here.
Both Democrats are considered potential 2016 presidential candidates.
A White House aide told The Des Moines Register exclusively this afternoon that Biden will travel to Des Moines on Wednesday for an official event.
Biden will deliver remarks at a kick-off event for the Nuns on the Bus "We the People, We the Voters" bus tour. Details on the vice president's trip will be released later, the aide told the Register.
12:22 PM, Sep 11, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont has been making coy about running for President.
9:44 AM, Sep 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd said last night on the Charlie Rose Show that if Hillary Clinton were running to be the second woman president of the United States -- and not the first -- "she would not even be considered a frontrunner."
"If she were running to be the second woman president, I think she would not even be considered a frontrunner," said Todd. "She'd be just considered another candidate."
7:19 AM, Aug 25, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Rep. Donna Edwards, a liberal congresswoman from Maryland, had very nice things to say about Jim Webb and his possible run for president of the United States:
"Let me talk about Jim Webb," Edwards said on ABC's This Week. "I think Jim Webb has a really strong sense of social justice. And that in addition to his military experience.
"He was one of the first to raise this issue of increased sentencing and disproportionate sentencing in the Senate.
4:01 PM, May 5, 2014 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
With the Nebraska Republican Senate primary a week from tomorrow, outside money is flowing into the state to take down the race's frontrunner, Midland University president Ben Sasse. And the provenance of the money attacking Sasse is especially curious--a super PAC with strong ties to senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.
9:02 AM, Apr 9, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Any Democrat interested in running for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination is, at present, reduced to waiting to see what Hillary will do, and isn’t the suspense just about too much to bear.
There is one potential candidate, however, who is making some moves and seems to believe that it would be a service to his party if he were to challenge Mrs. Clinton in the primaries.
5:19 PM, Mar 28, 2014 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
In a surprising move, the influential Tea Party group FreedomWorks has withdrawn its endorsement of former Nebraska state treasurer Shane Osborn and is now endorsing former Bush administration official and Midland College president Ben Sasse in the GOP Senate primary. According to a statement from Freedomworks president Matt Kibbe:
1:02 PM, Mar 23, 2014 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
The Omaha World-Herald has two big stories up today that might impact the hotly contested Nebraska Republican Senate primary between former Bush administration official and Midland College president Ben Sasse and former state treasurer Shane Osborn.
Will Mitch McConnell prevail on a muddy track?Mar 3, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 24 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
At the Bullitt County GOP’s Lincoln-Reagan Day dinner on February 6, Kentucky state senator Paul Hornback rose to speak on behalf of U.S. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, who was away on business in Washington. McConnell is locked in a bitter primary fight, and it was up to Hornback to convince the party faithful to stick with Mitch.
How many enemies does Rep. Justin Amash really have? Dec 23, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 15 • By MARIA SANTOS
"Tables turn on the Michigan tea party”; “Business to tea party: Get out of our way”; “Donors Plot Against GOP Rebel”: Judging by the headlines, next year’s Republican primary in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District is shaping up as a referendum on the conservative incumbent’s dogged adherence to his limited-government principles—and a sign of gathering mainstream mobilization against the Tea Party.
Not your ordinary House primary raceAug 12, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 45 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
The most interesting House primary of the 2014 cycle began in June in the 13th District of Illinois. It pits freshman Republican congressman Rodney Davis against an insurgent candidate named Erika Harold. Davis is a political operative who won his seat last year nearly by accident. Erika Harold is a 33-year-old lawyer. Who happens to have been Miss America.
8:36 PM, Dec 10, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Maryland governor Martin O'Malley aligned himself with Hillary Clinton, in response to a question about the retiring secretary of state and possible 2016 Democratic presidential candidate in an interview.
“She’s great,” said O’Malley. “I think she’s an outstanding leader, and I think she could be a great president, if she chooses to do it.”
9:12 AM, Jun 6, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Mitt Romney's statement last night was more interesting than the normal formulaic election night press releases of the genre. Here it is: