Inside the Beltway: Back to normal for White House fundraising

It took the Ebola crisis to dampen White House enthusiasm for relentless fundraising. After a previous week filled with six moneymakers around the nation, President Obama canceled three similar events this week to tend the growing public distress over the disease and its threat. But prudence, perhaps, has ended. Come Sunday, Mr. Obama will whisk off… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

2 years out, poll shows Hillary Clinton’s the 2016 favorite

Hillary Clinton What DifferenceWASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton has a comfortable lead among Democrats for the 2016 presidential nomination, while the Republican race remains a free-for-all, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. Clinton was the top choice of 64 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents. She showed strong appeal among virtually every demographic and political group. “She’s jogging around the… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

Black conservatives eye Ben Carson for 2016 White House run

Black conservative leaders said Thursday that the 2016 GOP presidential field is wide open, but added that grass-roots and tea party candidates who challenge the establishment are likely to get a lot of positive attention – including Ben Carson. Gathered in Washington for the Black Conservative Summit, the leaders were hesitant to back anyone this early… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 26th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Ben Carson | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Chris Christie Loses 85 Pounds, Says He’s Fit To Run For President

IMG_9268 (663x1024)After being pressed by conservative donors about his health, New Jersey governor Chris Christie claims he’s lost 85 pounds — ready to potentially run for president for the 2016 elections. The 52-year-old governor is considered by Republicans to be a conservative capable of winning over Democrats after he was re-elected in a landslide victory last year,… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Opinion: Christie and Sweeney Have More in Common Than Ambition

photo via Gov Christie's website

photo via Gov Christie’s website


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Posted: September 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, Opinion, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Pivotal Questions Await Answers as School Bells Ring in New Jersey

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Posted: September 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Education | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie heading to Mexico this week

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Posted: September 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, News | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

2016ers jockey even before congressional elections

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Posted: September 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Congressional Races, 2014 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, News | Tags: , | Comments Off

Chris Christie is lone GOP presidential prospect to expand Medicaid

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare puts him alone among Republican governors vying for the 2016 presidential nomination, and could come back to haunt him among primary voters. Some of his potential rivals who are also governors have sought ways to leverage federal money, and others have spurned the Medicaid expansion…

Posted: August 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, ObamaCare | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie’s pension plan puts NJ Democrats in a bind as budget deadline looms

Christie’s pension plan puts NJ Democrats in a bind as budget deadline looms (via NJ.com)

TRENTON — No one wants to be the politician who guts spending, raises taxes or reneges on a promise. But thanks to Gov. Chris Christie and a sluggish economic recovery in New Jersey, those are the choices facing Democratic leaders in the state Legislature…

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Posted: June 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, New Jersey State Budget, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »