Sunday December 8, 2013
Politics is bloodsport. It's certainly not for the faint of heart.
That's a lesson U.S. Sen Rand Paul says he's learned and keeps in the back of his mind when considering a run for president in the 2016 election.
"Sometimes you have a good week. The next week they pound you to death," the Kentucky Republican said on Fox News Sunday.
"You know, the haters and the hacks go after you. It's like, you know, it is really an ordeal to be in public life sometimes. There are great things to be part of the debate over the Fourth Amendment and the Constitution. I love that stuff. But I also hate when family is attacked and they get into the news."
Friday November 29, 2013
Quick: Name the most widely known Republican and Democrat in American politics right now.
If you said Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton, congratulations. You've just identified the two "front-runners" for their parties' presidential nominations in the 2016 election, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.
Thursday November 14, 2013
Republicans will make plenty of hay out of the tens of thousands of canceled insurance plans and technical problems with HealthCare.gov, the federal government website designed to allow Americans to sign up for new health care plans under the Affordable Care Act.
The problems with Obamacare have clearly opened the door for opponents to launch more attempts to undermine the 2010 law. House Speaker John Boehner's been quoted this week as saying "targeted strikes" would eventually defeat the health care overhaul, according to the National Review.
Here's a question for you: What's Hillary Clinton, the Democrat everyone has their eyes on for 2016, thinking right now? Are the growing frustrations with health care reform, Obama's signature accomplishment, going to have a negative impact on a potential campaign?
Tell us what you think in the comments section below.
Wednesday November 13, 2013
BuzzFeed reports that two well known former aides to Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are "in talks" to lead the board of the most powerful Democratic super PAC in American politics, Priorities USA, and are prepared to announced their support for Hillary Clinton's likely run for president in the 2016 election.