Trump says he’s ‘serious’ about 2016 bid, but no one is buying it
Trump says he’s ‘serious’ about 2016 bid, but no one is buying it March 01, 2015

Trump has often made claims dating back to 2011 boasting that he could win the Republican nomination and defeat his Democratic opponent, but he has never actually made a formal bid at a nomination.

Jindal blasts GOP for being ‘fearful’ of repealing Obamacare
Jindal blasts GOP for being ‘fearful’ of repealing Obamacare March 01, 2015

Jindal argued that repealing the health care law was a linchpin of Republicans’ campaign efforts in the hugely successful 2014 midterm elections, and the GOP shouldn’t get away from that now.

Ted Cruz fires shot across Jeb Bush’s bow, says “NO” to Common Core in schools
Ted Cruz fires shot across Jeb Bush’s bow, says “NO” to Common Core in schools February 28, 2015

The “Common Core” requirements were created by a bipartisan group of governors, but ever since President Obama endorsed them, Republicans have begun charging that they amount to a federal takeover of education.

Rahm Emanuel fights for his political life in Chicago’s upcoming mayoral runoff
Rahm Emanuel fights for his political life in Chicago’s upcoming mayoral runoff February 28, 2015

Emanuel romped to an easy victory in 2011 with 55 percent of the vote compared to 25 percent for his closest competitor, but his support has dropped sharply in recent years.

Ex-HP CEO takes off the gloves, slams Hillary Clinton at conservative conference
Ex-HP CEO takes off the gloves, slams Hillary Clinton at conservative conference February 27, 2015

A group that supports Clinton shot back that Carly Fiorina “only wishes she had Hillary’s long list of accomplishments.”

Villaraigosa drops out of race for Sen. Boxer’s seat in California
Villaraigosa drops out of race for Sen. Boxer’s seat in California February 25, 2015

The former Los Angeles mayor appears to have his eyes set on a run for governor in the state in 2018.

U.S. marijuana use taking off: Alaska third state to legalize
U.S. marijuana use taking off: Alaska third state to legalize February 25, 2015

Alaska can now smoke up without fear.

Idaho anti-abortion lawmaker asks if small camera can be swallowed in order to do gynecological exam
Idaho anti-abortion lawmaker asks if small camera can be swallowed in order to do gynecological exam February 23, 2015

Idaho Rep. Vito Barbieri (R) asked the question during a discussion of whether a clinical exam should be required before an abortion pill is prescribed.

Jeb Bush’s PAC handing out checks in key primary states
Jeb Bush’s PAC handing out checks in key primary states February 22, 2015

Experts say it is part of the “courtship ritual” where a party frontrunner woos the favor of key lawmakers in states where they hope to score critical early victories that will give him momentum in a presidential campaign.

Senior Central Command official reveals too much about soon-coming attack on ISIS
Senior Central Command official reveals too much about soon-coming attack on ISIS February 22, 2015

A senior defense official shocks Washington by revealing specific details on battle plans against ISIS.