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Six things to know about Chris Christie

onpolitics.usatoday.com — Chris Christie joined the crowded GOP presidential race on Tuesday. Here are six things to know about the New Jersey governor: The early years His start in politics came as a volunteer in the 1977 New Jersey governor's race.

126 things to know about 21 candidates running in 2016

onpolitics.usatoday.com — With John Kasich's expected campaign launch on Tuesday, that's a whopping 21 candidates who have formally entered the 2016 race. (Still to come? An early August announcement by Republican Jim Gilmore, and a decision by Vice President Biden on the Democratic side.) The parade of contenders into the White House race began in March, when Texas Sen.

6 things to know about Jeb Bush

onpolitics.usatoday.com — Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor whose brother and father both served as presidents, is poised to formally jump into the 2016 presidential race on Monday. Here are six things to know: His name His full name is John Ellis Bush, and his nickname derives from his initials, J.E.B.

Marco Rubio: Use U.S. might to protect business

onpolitics.usatoday.com — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio will propose the U.S. use force to defend American economic interests, including the "disruption of economic activity" caused by one country invading another or by "disruptions" in American shipping. Rubio, a Florida senator, is to speak today at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

Huckabee hopes Iowans help him stay in 2008 race

usatoday30.usatoday.com — By Martha T. Moore, USA TODAY AMES, Iowa - There are plenty of challenges in running for president, but one of them Mike Huckabee already has licked. The former Arkansas governor, a Republican, has spent months attending barbecues, cookouts and ice cream socials in Iowa, which holds a GOP straw poll here on Saturday.

O’Malley: Baltimore’s problems “central” to a 2016 campaign

onpolitics.usatoday.com — Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley says if he runs for president he "wouldn't think of announcing anywhere else" than Baltimore, the city that has been wracked by protests and riots and which O'Malley led as mayor from 1999 to 2007.

Hillary Clinton: Police officers should wear body cameras

onpolitics.usatoday.com — In response to public anger over a Baltimore man's death in police custody, Hillary Clinton will call for all police officers to wear body cameras, her campaign says. Individual video cameras will "improve transparency and accountability in order to protect those on both sides of the lens."

Rubio says he’d be glad to have Koch support

onpolitics.usatoday.com — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, says he'd "love" to have the support of the billionaire Koch brothers, whose political network plans to spend some $300 million in the 2016 elections.

Rand Paul in NH: Tax cuts should help the poor

onpolitics.usatoday.com — NASHUA, N.H. - You know it's a GOP primary when a candidate spends only half his speech walloping Hillary Clinton, so he can use the other half to criticize Republicans. Republicans are gathering again today at a summit convened by the state GOP to give political activists a look at more than a dozen presidential hopefuls.

Huckabee to reveal presidential plans on May 5 in Hope, Ark.

onpolitics.usatoday.com — Mike Huckabee invited folks to come to his hometown of Hope, Ark., on May 5 where he promises to say whether he's going to run for president again in 2016. The former Arkansas governor announced tonight on Fox News Channel the date of his big reveal.
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Apr 28, 2016

@SusanPage You were excellent on Brian Lehrer yesterday!

Apr 28, 2016

@jledbetter OK, you scored an out-loud laugh from me. Whoever that guy is.

Apr 28, 2016

RT @McCormickJohn: Strong @RichardRubinDC lede on 1A of today's @WSJ about estate issues around Prince's death: "After the doves cry, there's IRS Form 706."

Apr 28, 2016

RT @mattkatz00: "I want the governor's phone." - lawyer for Bill Baroni, indicted in Bridgegate, as fight for docs with @GovChristie's lawyers continues...

Apr 26, 2016

RT @pkcapitol: AP calls it: Chaka Fattah's career is over. Dwight Evans - a state rep who's lost a bunch of other big races - defeats indicted Fattah.

Apr 26, 2016

"The only thing she's got going is the woman's card." @realDonaldTrump on @HillaryClinton

Apr 26, 2016

RT @InvisibleObama: Does an #AcelaPrimary mean it’s a primary with crappy wi-fi?

Apr 26, 2016

.@realDonaldTrump says biggest issue he hears about is student debt. Then says nothing about how to address it.

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