Presidential Candidate

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Cruz Criticizes Lynch, Skips AG Confirmation Vote

Vocal Loretta Lynch opponent Ted Cruz was the only senator to miss her confirmation vote.


US Senator Ted Cruz(R-TX) and his wife Heidi  (Photo Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Ted Cruz To Buy Insurance Via Obamacare, A Law He Vows To Scrap

Texas Senator Ted Cruz says he is signing up his family for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act – a law the Republican presidential candidate has vowed to repeal should he win the White House.


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EXCLUSIVE: Governor Perry Looks Ahead, Reflects On Years In Office

Rick Perry is a giant in Texas politics. And after serving 14 years as Governor, he’s spending his final days in office.

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GOP candidate for senate Ted Cruz accepting the 2012 republican nomination on July 31, 2012. (Courtesy: Ted Cruz for Senate)

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Reportedly Considering Presidential Run

Freshman senator Ted Cruz is considering a presidential run in 2016, according to the National Review. Friends and confidants say that, though Cruz won’t address it publicly, he has undeniable interest in making a run.


Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan waves

Ryan, Rubio Plot Party Future As 2016 Talk Starts

Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio, two potential 2016 presidential candidates, are laying out pathways for their Republican Party and nudging a party still reeling from its loss to President Barack Obama.


Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul attends a town hall meeting at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, on December 28, 2011. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Paul: ‘We Will No Longer Spend Resources’

Ron Paul says he is done spending money on his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.


Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney holds a campaign rally in Jacksonville, Florida, on January 30, 2012. (credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

The Florida Primary & Who Can Lead The Pack

CBS 11 Political Reporter Jack Fink looks at the final push for votes in the Florida primary, more political endorsements and who is really leading the GOP pack.


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Bachmann Quits GOP Race; Romney On To NH

Michele Bachmann announced Wednesday that she has “decided to stand aside” and is ending her bid for Republican presidential nomination after her last-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.


Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of Godfather's Pizza Herman Cain participates in a discussion. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Cain Blames Media, Perry For Furor

Herman Cain is defending himself anew and — without evidence — blaming presidential rival Rick Perry’s campaign of being behind the disclosure of years-old sexual harassment allegations against him.


Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney speaks with the media after visiting the Brewery Bar IV on June 20, 2011 in Aurora, Colorado. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Romney Questions Perry’s Stance On Social Security

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday questioned how Rick Perry would fix Social Security as the focus of the GOP presidential race turns to senior citizen-rich Florida this week.


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On Defense, Perry Talks Of Faith, Military Heroes

Governor Rick Perry avoided contentious social issues in a speech Wednesday at the nation’s largest evangelical university, offering the youth a testimonial about his own path.


Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney speaks with the media after visiting the Brewery Bar IV on June 20, 2011 in Aurora, Colorado. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Romney Sticks With Strategy Despite Perry’s Surge

Mitt Romney is campaigning in New Hampshire as though he’s still the GOP presidential front-runner. He’s focusing his criticisms on President Barack Obama, taking few risks and keeping most of his proposals vague.