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Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is walking a political tightrope as he charts his future, trying to balance his re-election campaign in a Democratic-leaning state with a potential presidential bid aimed at winning over Republicans.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told religious conservatives Friday that the future of the nation's economy depends upon immigrants in part because they "are more fertile" and create more businesses than native-born Americans.
Of the handful of tea party-backed Republicans eyeing a 2016 presidential bid, Sen. Rand Paul is emerging as the most forceful in pushing libertarian principles, especially on anti-terrorism issues.
The field for the 2016 presidential race has yet to take shape, but over private dinners and meetings, and at an intimate retreat this week hosted by 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney, the underground money race on the Republican side has begun.
WASHINGTON – Barack Hussein Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States on Tuesday, swept to victory by an anxious country eager to change course at home and abroad.
Now the country has a clearer picture of its choices. The first back-to-back political conventions in half a century gave Americans a blur of late-summer political activity that nominated the two major-party presidential candidates, unveiled the vice-presidential running mates, and laid out their visions for the future.
Alaska delegates to the Republican National Convention got a strong message this week from Republican officials as the media swarm kept bugging them about Gov. Sarah Palin: "STAY POSITIVE when talking with reporters." The one-page "Republican National Convention Talking Points" sheet provided to them added: "No one is better suited to deal with the largest issue on voters minds: Energy."
The Palin Reader now has 93 links to stories involving Palin, from a story on earmarks in which Alaska's Washington delegation criticize her, to the latest developments in 'troopergate.' If you're interested in Palin, this is a good way to stay caught up.
The full text of Sen. John McCain's acceptance speech, as prepared for delivery.
There were no punches thrown and the two sat back down. The man, who appeared to be ruffled after the confrontation with McCain, was an associate of Ortega's, possibly a lieutenant, but Cochran said he was unsure of his identity.
You know, some were saying that North Carolina would be a game-changer in this election. But today, what North Carolina decided is that the only game that needs changing is the one in Washington, D.C.
Except for the signs, speechifying and time of day, it could've been any other rock show. Arcade Fire and Superchunk played a get-out-the-vote rally for presidential candidate Barack Obama today, drawing several thousand people to Carrboro Town Commons on an unseasonably warm afternoon.
Hillary Clinton leads among bowlers, gun owners and hunters in Pennsylvania, a blue-collar trifecta that is helping her hold an edge over rival Barack Obama heading into Tuesday's pivotal primary there.
The charisma hasn't faded for a former presidential candidate.
Superdelegates are members of the Democratic Party who are free to vote for any candidate they choose at the nominating convention in August. Theyre mostly made up of Democratic elected officials, party officials and former party leaders. Superdelegates have come to the forefront because they could decide whether Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton becomes the presidential nominee; if neither candidate wins 2,025 pledged delegates during the primary and caucus season.
Word on the Street: Puyallup City Council unanimously passes halfway house ordinance, bans multiple sex offenders, violent felons from living in residential areas
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