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At least one dude is amped about Chris Christie running for president

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced his intent to run for president of the United States on Tuesday. But while protesters waved anti-Christie signs outside Livingston High School, where Christie was class president for three years, spirits inside the school seemed high. (His kids standing alongside him on stage, however, looked bored.)

Particularly for this guy

Somebody from the Christie campaign better hire this guy,…

Leader of group mentioned in alleged Roof ‘manifesto’ linked to political donations

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A leader of a white supremacist group name-checked in Dylann Roof’s alleged manifesto has been connected to tens of thousands of dollars in donations to leading GOP presidential candidates

In a story first reported by The Guardian, Earl Holt, leader of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC), has donated over $65,000 to GOP candidates including Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Rick Santorum

When reached…

Rick Perry launches second bid for Republican presidential nomination

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry launched his second bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday, pledging to “end an era of failed leadership,” and hoping this campaign will go better than his last one.

Perry announced his candidacy in a humid airport hangar among fellow veterans and a hulking C-130 the cargo plane, like one he flew for the U.S. Air Force. He is one of few veterans in a bustling Republican field short on military experience.

Lincoln Chafee enters the 2016 presidential race with a push for the metric system

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Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee surprised many with the announcement of his candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday. But it was his platform, including a push for the U.S. to convert to the metric system, which really raised eyebrows.

With his candidacy announcement at George Mason University in northern Virginia, Chafee became among the biggest long shots of Hilary Clinton’s 2016 rivals — something that’s unlikely to be helped by his advocacy of metric…

Why Everyone’s Wrong About the Growing Republican Field

If you’re a Democrat, you’re probably thinking that there are so many Republicans running for President that it will be hard to decide who to attack. If you’re a Republican, you’re probably groaning every time a new candidate is announced because it means more confusion on the ticket and more debates to watch. Nobody should be groaning. This is a very good thing. This is America.

Conservatives may not remember, but the “large” field in 2012 wasn’t really that large. I remember vividly as I…

Why Everyone’s Wrong About the Growing Republican Field

If you’re a Democrat, you’re probably thinking that there are so many Republicans running for President that it will be hard to decide who to attack. If you’re a Republican, you’re probably groaning every time a new candidate is announced because it means more confusion on the ticket and more debates to watch. Nobody should be groaning. This is a very good thing. This is America.

Conservatives may not remember, but the “large” field in 2012 wasn’t really that large. I remember vividly as I…

A quick guide to Mike Huckabee, so you don’t have to frantically Google him

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In case you missed it — there have been a lot of similar announcements lately — Mike Huckabee officially joined the presidential race on Monday. If you only faintly remember him from his run in 2008 (or didn’t realize his Fox News show was no longer on the air), watch this brief refresher on the former Arkansas governor, in his own words.

Then take a look at how he stacks up against some other GOP candidates in the running for 2016.

Former Arkansas governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee launches presidential campaign

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has announced he will run for the Republican presidential nomination, eight years after his first efforts to expand on the support of evangelical Christians helped him win eight states in the 2008 primaries.

Speaking from a podium in Hope, Arkansas, a city where the media magnate said he found Jesus, met his wife and got his first job, Huckabee told an assembled group of supporters, “It would be…

HP exec Carly Fiorina enters presidential race

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Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is running for president.

The Republican and one-time chief executive at Hewlett-Packard formally launched a 2016 White House bid in a nationally broadcast interview Monday morning.

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— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) May 4, 2015

Fiorina says she believes Americans are ready for an outsider after years of political gridlock in Washington.

Fiorina appears likely to be the only high-profile woman…

5 things the GOP wants to do now that they control Congress

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Republican lawmakers will control the House of Representatives and the Senate starting Tuesday, and many of them want to start passing legislation right away

Democrats and Republicans in Congress have been criticized for not being able to work across party divides to pass laws over the past several years, and the GOP wants to prove that its leadership is different

With that, here are five things Republicans want to…