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Rand Paul, Ted Cruz test waters for 2016 presidential bids

Rand Paul, Ted Cruz test waters for 2016 presidential bids

MANCHESTER, N.H., April 15 (UPI) -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tested the waters for the 2016 presidential race at a Tea Party Freedom Summit in New Hampshire.
Aileen Graef
Mike Huckabee claims he is on 'right side of the Bible' on gays

Mike Huckabee claims he is on 'right side of the Bible' on gays

WAUKEE, Iowa, April 9 (UPI) -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, speaking to religious conservatives in Iowa, said the United States "cannot expect the blessing of God" on its economy.
Frances Burns
Michigan Rep. Rogers retiring to join talk radio

Michigan Rep. Rogers retiring to join talk radio

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers announced Friday he won't seek reelection for an eighth term this fall, and will launch a career as a talk radio host.
Gabrielle Levy
Mike Huckabee slams Hillary Clinton on Benghazi at CPAC

Mike Huckabee slams Hillary Clinton on Benghazi at CPAC

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., March 7 (UPI) -- Mike Huckabee took shots at Hillary Clinton from the stage at CPAC, drawing out what might be the battle lines in a potential 2016 face-off.
Gabrielle Levy
Poll: Christie's national popularity takes a hit

Poll: Christie's national popularity takes a hit

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's popularity as a potential presidential candidate is taking a hit in the face of recent controversy, a CNN/ORC poll indicates.

Poll: Huckabee leads hypothetical GOP field for White House bid

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- In a hypothetical Republican presidential primary race for 2016, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee leads the field, a Public Policy Polling poll indicates..
Monica Lewinsky scandal focus of Rand Paul attack

Monica Lewinsky scandal focus of Rand Paul attack

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Rand Paul tried to give the Democrats a taste of their own medicine by dredging up the Monica Lewinsky scandal on Meet the Press Sunday.
Gabrielle Levy
Rand Paul: Problem is 'we try to agree to too much'

Rand Paul: Problem is 'we try to agree to too much'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Sunday one cause of congressional gridlock is that "we try to agree to too much."

Priebus calls on GOP to improve tone, choice of words

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, addressing an RNC meeting in Washington Friday, called on Republicans to improve their "choice of words."
Sarah Silverman calls Mike Huckabee’s remarks ‘gross’

Sarah Silverman calls Mike Huckabee’s remarks ‘gross’

Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Comedian Sarah Silverman stopped by MSNBC Thursday to share her thoughts on Mike Huckabee's comments regarding women's health.
Veronica Linares

Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton in a draw, poll says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are neck and neck in a hypothetical White House matchup, a national poll indicates.

Huckabee considering 2016 presidential run

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Sunday he was considering pursuing the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, and will decide after the 2014 election.
Huckabee 'open' to 2016 race if major financial support found

Huckabee 'open' to 2016 race if major financial support found

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says he's "open" to another run for the White House in 2016 if he gets the necessary financial backing.
Politics 2013: Two states, two candidates, two philosophies

Politics 2013: Two states, two candidates, two philosophies

Come Tuesday, two men representing the more moderate and more conservative elements of the Republican Party stand for election as their state's gubernatorial races.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
FBI meets with McConnell aides on Judd

FBI meets with McConnell aides on Judd

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 10 (UPI) -- FBI agents met Wednesday with campaign aides for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to discuss charges the campaign office was bugged, NBC reported.
The Issue: Same-sex marriage support more vocal, more widespread

The Issue: Same-sex marriage support more vocal, more widespread

Same-sex marriage is garnering new-found, or at least more publicized, acceptance across the United States, cutting across political and philosophical lines as the idea of two people of the same sex in a committed relationship isn't as off-putting as it was, say, a year ago.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Pat Boone donates lyrics to museum

Pat Boone donates lyrics to museum

JERUSALEM, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. singer, actor and evangelical Christian Pat Boone presented the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum a Christmas card with the "This Land is Mine" lyrics.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.
By United Press International

Political advantage in Christie's weight?

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could use his weight as a political advantage by losing the extra pounds, ABC News chief White House correspondent Jon Karl said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
By United Press International

Rubio, Clinton top 2016 poll picks

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Marco Rubio is the choice of Republicans and Hillary Clinton the choice for Democrats as 2016 presidential candidates, a Public Policy Polling poll indicates.
Embattled Akin starts campaign bus tour

Embattled Akin starts campaign bus tour

KIRKWOOD, Mo., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Embattled Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., begins a four-day bus tour Tuesday, the deadline for him to exit Missouri's U.S. Senate race.
RNC opens, goes into recess

RNC opens, goes into recess

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The 2012 Republican National Convention was gaveled in Monday by national GOP Chairman Reince Priebus, then immediately recessed until Tuesday.
Akin: 'Here to win'

Akin: 'Here to win'

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., told reporters in St. Louis Friday he will remain in the Missouri U.S. Senate race "through the November election."
Akin leaves exit door slightly open

Akin leaves exit door slightly open

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Embattled Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., left open the possibility he may exit his state's U.S. Senate race but maintained he still can win.
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