8:47 AM, Mar 12, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Texas governor Rick Perry told late-night host Jimmy Kimmel that "America is a great place for second chances" when asked about running for president in 2016. Perry, appearing on Kimmel's show Tuesday night while on location in Austin, teased the idea of running again after his failed 2012 bid.
"Are you going to run for president again?" Kimmel asked, adding, "Obviously, maybe this isn't the place you want to announce it."
"It's probably not the place I want to announce," said Perry. "This is not the crowd I want to make the announcement to."
"Why would you run for president? I mean, it didn't go that great last time," Kimmel pressed.
"You know, America is a great place for second chances," Perry replied. "Let's just leave it at that." Watch the video below:
Perry also told Kimmel he has never smoked marijuana, and he joked that he carries a gun to interviews.
At last week's Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington, Perry reportedly brought down the house with a speech to attendees. And in a recent interview in Austin with THE WEEKLY STANDARD, the longtime Republican governor indicated that he was not ruling out a presidential bid. Perry is in his final year in office in Austin, and he will have served 14 years as governor, the longest in Texas history.
“I still think I’ve got a passion for what I do," he told TWS. "I’ve got 11 months left. I’ve got a deal that I’m working on. I got lots of deals that we’re going to be working on.”
'We have our blind spots and we have our dogmas and we've got our crazy folks.'7:17 AM, Mar 12, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama knows that his time is almost up. It's a point he's making to liberal Democratic donors to get them to donate generously in this year's mid-term election.
11:12 AM, Mar 8, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Ralph Nader is exasperated. Not an unusual condition for him. But the cause of his frustration, this time, is not GM (the company he helped destroy) or Al Gore (the presidential candidate he helped defeat) or any of the usual suspects. In this case, Citizen Nader is peeved at fellow progressive, Senator Bernie Sanders.
1:42 PM, Mar 6, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
In Vermont, where he has been running for something for as long as anyone can remember, the senator is known, simply, as “Bernie.” His national profile is not quite so well established but there are people who have floated the possibility that he might run for president representing the left flank of the Democratic party. He, in fact, among them. So Time magazine interviewed him, raising the prospect, and he made the usual coy noises. However, on the question of Hillary Clinton’s suitability for the job, he was more emphatic.
Remains open to 2016 presidential run.7:00 AM, Mar 5, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Rick Perry is in a good mood, and it’s not just because it’s his 64th birthday. Tuesday is primary day in Texas, and for the first time in what seems like forever, his name’s not on the ballot. The office he’s made his own—with paintings of the Texas landscapes and framed photos of recent war heroes from Texas—for the last 13 years will belong to someone else next January. But Perry doesn’t sound wistful in the twilight of his term.
12:35 PM, Mar 2, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Florida senator Marco Rubio spoke about Ukraine, Russia, and American foreign policy this morning on Meet the Press:
10:55 AM, Feb 28, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Hard to imagine anyone running for anything as a proud and unequivocal supporter of the Affordable Care Act. Anyone, that is, this side of Joe Biden. Democratic candidates for the House and Senate are already running ads asserting, essentially, I was for it before I said we had to fix it. And now, it seems that Hillary Clinton is making the same kind of noises in anticipation of 2016 and the fund raising and positioning that needs to be done between now and then.
8:37 AM, Feb 28, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The White House's Let's Move campaign released the following video of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden spending time together through exercise. Watch the video below:
2:16 PM, Feb 27, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senator Marco Rubio will unveil "new policy ideas" at a Google's Washington, D.C. headquarters on Monday, spokesman Alex Conant announced on Twitter.
6:33 PM, Feb 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama told Democratic governors that "we know how to win national elections." But, he said, Democrats need to win state elections and focus on this year's mid-term elections.
"But all too often it's during these mid-terms where we end up getting ourselves into trouble because, I guess we don't think it's sexy or something," Obama said.
Obama was speaking the governors at a Democratic fundraiser at the St. Regis hotel in Washington.
Via the pool report:
2:09 PM, Feb 11, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A conservative news site otherwise known as the Washington Free Beacon couldn't get a shoutout on cable news yesterday for its publication of reporter Alana Goodman's article revealing new details about Hillary Clinton's time in the White House. Watch the video below:
11:13 AM, Feb 10, 2014 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
New York Democratic senator Chuck Schumer, an author of the Senate immigration bill, may have succeeded in helping Republicans kill his own bill.