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Jon Huntsman Explored Independent 2016 Bid

The Huntsman camp is downplaying it, but there were discussions about a 2016 presidential run for the 2012 Republican candidate. The former Utah governor declined to comment for the record. His daughter, MSNBC co-host Abby Huntsman Livingston, who was a surrogate for Huntsman’s campaign in 2012, said in an email that her father is “primarily [...]

Sam Wang of Princeton isn’t following the conventional wisdom. Linda Killian at The Daily Beast reports: Wang says he thinks the Democrats have a 70 percent chance of holding control of the Senate. As of Monday afternoon, Nate Silver thinks the Republicans have a 58 percent chance of winning, and The Upshot gives Republicans a 52 [...]

Apologies if you’ve heard this one before. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) dials the customer service number for his cell provider. An automated voice on the other end says, “Press one for English and two for Spanish. Para Espanol, oprime el dos.” Sanders replies, “Fine, but first let me tell you about the middle class…” No [...]

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is making 2016 noises.  He says he’ll decide next year. Do you have the capacity, as an executive, to look at the whole battlefield and to see all the issues in play and how they integrate with each other?” he said. “And one of the things that I learned in [...]

I hadn’t considered him but Alexandra Petri makes some good points: Well, the polls are in. And Darth Vader is the unofficial 2016 front-runner. All he has to do is throw his hat in the ring throw his helmet in the ringkeep his helmet on so he can breathe and announce his candidacy, and the race is [...]

Reince Priebus announced today that the RNC hold its 2016 presidential nominating convention  in the great city of Cleveland, Ohio. The city of 396,815 beat out Dallas, Texas. This confirms what political spectators have been theorizing ever since John Kerry’s epic Presidency was derailed there in 2004. Ohio is now the center of the American Political Universe. [...]

The comedienne may replicate her 2012 run in 2016. Roseanne ran for President in 2012 and got more than 60,000 votes. “I might keep running till I win,” she told Confidenti@l. “I definitely can win — it’s a possibility, it’s not a probability but it’s a possibility. If you can make it to the ballot, [...]

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Clooney Eyes Politics

British tabloid The Mirror is reporting that George Clooney is planning a political career to commence after his upcoming marriage. The heart-throb, 53, is planning to launch his new career after he ties the knot with Brit lawyer Amal Alamuddin, 36, in September, following an eight-month romance. George already counts President Obama as a friend [...]

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) got a few compliments on his loss of political gravitas Wednesday at a town hall. After a woman told Christie he seemed “smaller,” the governor replied “Let’s not be totally unfair, I am much less relevant now than I used to be. I used to be much more important.” [...]

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