Firebrand senator Cruz in presidential bid

2015-03-22 21:10

Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a conservative firebrand who has frequently clashed with leaders of his Republican Party, is to announce he plans to run for president.

Clinton behind political eight ball with e-mail furore

2015-03-12 05:00

She was supposed to be preparing a gilded rollout of her presidential campaign.

Way too long US presidential race already under way

2015-03-09 10:43

Twenty months away from the November 2016 presidential election, no fewer than two dozen potential candidates are already manoeuvring to run.

Republican presidential maybes woo evangelicals

2015-01-26 05:00

Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have had much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but a group of likely candidates to their right are just as eagerly chasing support among Christian evangelicals and social conservatives.

Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate - in 2016

2014-12-21 21:18

A much tougher Senate election map two years from now could force the Republicans right back into the minority.

Republican win shapes 2016 presidential race

2014-11-10 05:10

Republicans and Democrats are speeding into a 2016 presidential campaign suddenly reshaped by the midterm Republican rout.

Republicans see new momentum in US Senate contests

2014-11-03 22:32

Republicans appear to be pulling away from Democrats in critical Senate races, an outcome that would put the opposition party in control of both houses of Congress.

Obama faces pressure to reboot - but will he?

2014-11-02 21:17

A reshuffling of President Barack Obama's staff looks all but certain after congressional elections, which are likely to bring humbling losses to his party.

Bush says brother wants to be president

2014-10-02 21:26

Ex- US president George W Bush says of his brother Jeb: "I think he wants to be president."

Clinton's break with Obama on Syria - what's next?

2014-08-16 09:37

Hillary Clinton’s split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy "organising principle" is not likely to be the last time differences emerge between the two.


Clinton gets rival for 2016

2015-03-12 21:05

Hillary Clinton may be the presumptive Democratic frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race, but she is by no means the party's 'inevitable' nominee, a likely challenger says.

Donors unfazed by Hillary Clinton's use of private e-mail

2015-03-10 13:35

Top Democratic donors say they are unfazed by the disclosure that Hillary Clinton conducted state department business on a personal e-mail account.

Romney's exit unleashes race for donors

2015-01-31 21:16

Mitt Romney's exit from the 2016 presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and opened up a new race for the backing of donors who had remained loyal to him.

Romney considering 2016 White House run

2015-01-10 19:46

Mitt Romney, the Republican US presidential nominee in 2012, has told a meeting of donors that he is considering another White House run in 2016.

Mitch McConnell gets his dream job

2014-11-13 22:35

When the new US Congress convenes in January, Mitch McConnell becomes Senate majority leader, fulfilling a long-held ambition.

After midterms, the race for the White House is on

2014-11-05 21:07

Fresh off the resounding Republican win in midterm elections, all eyes - and political minds - in Washington are now narrowing in on the 2016 presidential election.

Republicans mull winning strategy

2014-11-03 19:13

The US Republican challenge: Winning the US Senate is one thing; governing is another.

Buffett will bet on Clinton becoming president

2014-10-08 05:00

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he will bet money on Hillary Clinton becoming the next president of the United States.

Michelle Obama campaigns in Georgia Senate race

2014-09-09 10:32

First lady Michelle Obama has debuted on the 2014 campaign trail in Georgia, where Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is working to pick up a key seat for Democrats.

Clinton: US needs orderly process for border kids

2014-07-29 07:10

Hillary Clinton says the US needs an 'orderly process' for thousands of unaccompanied migrant children.

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