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Here’s your guide to every major 2016 presidential contender

2014 is a year of auditioning, positioning, networking and just plain hard work for people who might run for president in 2016. There’s plenty to do, and the pace has quickened since The Associated Press last took a broad look at preparations for……

Cain: ‘Smear campaign’ to blame for sex charge revelations

WASHINGTON — Presidential contender Herman Cain said Tuesday that political enemies determined to sabotage his White House bid were to blame for bringing to light sexual harassment charges filed against him in the 1990s. Cain said a “smear campaign” had been launched against him by someone interested putting a stop…

Louisiana’s Jindal declares victory in re-election bid

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, seen as a rising star in the Republican Party, declared victory Saturday in his state’s gubernatorial election. “You’ve chosen to give me another four years as your governor,” he told supporters less than an hour after polls closed. “We’ve got a lot…

RNC attack on Obama’s bus tour ignores Bush’s political travel costs

The Republican National Committee released a tailored, satirical attack ad Monday as President Barack Obama began a three-day bus tour of the Midwest, focusing on jobs and the economy. The 11-page pdf masquerades as a press guide for what the RNC has dubbed “A Totally Non-Political, Taxpayer-Funded Administration Event That…

Perry claims stimulus ‘failed,’ neglecting to note its usefulness to Texas

The federal stimulus program that many experts agree kept the U.S. economy running in the midst of an unprecedented financial crisis was especially valuable to Texas, which accepted more aid dollars than any other state apart from California, using them to close nearly 97 percent of its budget deficit last…

Palin defends Trump’s birther talk, plays coy on candidacy

One-time Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is no stranger to the spotlight — most would say, by choice. She’s also familiar with the spotlight’s frequent companion: criticism. Now, possible GOP presidential contender Donald Trump seems to be following in Palin’s 24/7 media circus footsteps. Trump is all but unavoidable…

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