Approaching a likely presidential campaign announcement next month, Hillary Rodham Clinton said this week that income inequality and wage stagnation are problems that go hand-in-hand and the nation needs creative solutions to bolster job opportunities and living conditions in the cities.
Clinton, at a discussion about urban areas, cited the benefits of partnerships between the private and public sectors and updated policies to improve social mobility. The policy event offered a preview of economic themes she is likely to address in a campaign.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz plans to announce Monday that he will run for president, according to The Houston Chronicle and other news sources. He will become the first high-profile Republican to officially enter the 2016 race.
The political chaos in the first two months of the new Congress, despite Republican control in both houses, may signal that the tea party is morphing into a quasi-third party, a deeply conservative band of legislators who routinely thwart Republican vows of effective government.
Most recently, a group of tea party Republicans forced House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to turn to Democrats to pass a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, particularly striking at a time when the U.S. is battling Islamic State group attempts to hold huge parts of Syria and Iraq and wreak havoc in North Africa.
A Public Policy Polling survey of Floridians found that just 37 percent of voters think former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush should run for president.
And, among Floridians, Hillary Clinton is ahead of the entire field of potential GOP candidates for president, as well as any potential Democrats.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said this week that minimum wage increases should be left to businesses and state governments. He opposes a hike in the federal minimum wage.
"State minimum wages are fine,'' said Bush, making an appearance in South Carolina as he continues to build support for a 2016 bid for president.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has won the right-wing Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker placed second.
Pollsters announced on Feb. 28 that Paul won 25.7 percent of the votes in the annual survey, giving Paul his third consecutive win in as many years.
There are some Democrats in Iowa who aren’t all that “Ready for Hillary.” So far, there’s little evidence they’re ready for Martin O’Malley, either.
“I think it’s because they haven’t met me yet,” O’Malley said.
After drawing heated criticism from the head of the Iowa Republican Party for questioning the state's early role in the presidential nominating process, an aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's national political operation resigned late yesterday. She'd been on the job for one day.
April Fool’s arrived a month early, with the staging of the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference, the tea-party-infused gathering best known as CPAC.
Not yet officially a candidate for president, Hillary Rodham Clinton is already trying to seize the mantle of problem-solver in a nation fed up with dysfunctional government. Republicans are ready to remind Clinton - and voters - of her past warnings of a "vast right-wing conspiracy."
In her first speech in the U.S. this year, Clinton this week offered plenty of hints about her likely campaign messages. Among the themes: raising wages for workers who have yet to benefit from the nation's economic recovery, and rebuilding trust and cooperation in government.