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Apr 13, 2015

Republican Rubio calls 2016 White House race a ‘generational choice’

MIAMI (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida plans to enter the 2016 race for the White House by urging voters to make a “generational choice” for leadership that takes the country in new directions, according to excerpts of his announcement speech.

“Before us now is the opportunity to author the greatest chapter yet in the amazing story of America. We can’t do that by going back to the leaders and ideas of the past,” Rubio, 43, says in the excerpts released before his formal announcement.

Apr 13, 2015

Republican Rubio makes leap into 2016 White House race

MIAMI (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida told top donors on Monday that he will run for the White House because he is “uniquely qualified” to represent the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential race, the Associated Press reported.

During a conference call with donors, Rubio criticized Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton as a leader from yesterday and said the 2016 race will be a choice between the past and the future, AP said.

Apr 13, 2015

Hawkish U.S. foreign policy at heart of Rubio’s presidential bid

MIAMI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will make a muscular foreign policy a focal point when he announces his presidential candidacy on Monday, portraying himself as the Republican most ready to handle threats to America in a chaotic world.

Advisers say a key part of the Cuban-American’s election strategy for 2016 will be a “peace-through-strength” global view based on increased defense spending.

Apr 10, 2015

Clinton to announce presidential bid on Sunday -Democratic official

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton is expected
on Sunday to announce, via video and social media, her intention
to seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, a
Democrat close to the Clinton camp told Reuters on Friday.

The relatively low-key announcement is a recognition that
the former secretary of state and wife of former President Bill
Clinton, viewed as the heavy favorite for the nomination,
already has huge name recognition and needs an uncomplicated
start to the long campaign ahead.

Apr 10, 2015

Hillary Clinton expected to announce presidential run as soon as this weekend

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 as early as this weekend, facing no substantial competition but needing to get her organization in place for the long battle to come.

A variety of sources in the Clinton orbit said they were anticipating an imminent announcement but would not confirm a report in the New York Daily News that the announcement was expected on Sunday.

Apr 9, 2015
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Most Americans side with gays in religious freedom disputes -Reuters/Ipsos poll


(Same-sex couples Todd (L), and Jeff Delmay walk along with Catherina Pareto and Karla Arguello (R) after obtaining their marriage licenses in Miami, Florida, January 5, 2015. REUTERS/Javier Galeano)

A majority of Americans believe businesses should not be allowed to refuse services based on their religious beliefs in the wake of controversies in Indiana and Arkansas over gay rights and religious freedom, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Thursday.

Apr 7, 2015

Senator John McCain to seek sixth term in Arizona

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona, declaring “I’ve got a lot of energy left in me,” announced plans on Tuesday to seek a sixth term in office in 2016.

McCain, the Republican presidential nominee in 2008 and now the powerful chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, vowed to face down any challenger.

Mar 31, 2015

Republican economic veterans, Hubbard and Warsh, advising Jeb Bush: sources

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Glenn Hubbard and Kevin Warsh, veteran Republican economic policymakers and critics of the Fed’s ultra-loose monetary policy, have emerged as top economic advisers to likely presidential candidate Jeb Bush, Republican sources said on Tuesday.

Hubbard, who served as the top White House economist for former President George W. Bush, was one of the architects of Bush’s tax cuts. Hubbard also advised Mitt Romney in his 2012 bid for the presidency and together with Warsh was mooted as a possible Treasury secretary if Romney made it to the White House.

Mar 23, 2015

And they’re off: Ted Cruz to be first to announce 2016 bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a conservative firebrand who frequently clashes with leaders of his Republican Party, will become the first major figure from either party to jump into the 2016 U.S. presidential election race on Monday.

Cruz is expected to announce his candidacy at Liberty University, an evangelical Christian school in Virginia, according to an aide, giving the Tea Party favorite a head start on what is likely to be a crowded field of Republican White House contenders.

Mar 22, 2015

Texas Senator Ted Cruz to announce presidential bid on Monday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a conservative firebrand who has frequently clashed with leaders of his Republican Party, will announce on Monday that he plans to run for president, an aide told Reuters on Sunday.

Cruz will be the first major figure from either party to announce his candidacy for the 2016 election when he speaks at Liberty University, an evangelical Christian school in Virginia. Two other prominent Republican senators, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida, are expected to reveal their plans in coming weeks.

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