Reducing money's influence in politics
"We're definitely talking about it, my family is talking about it. I truly won't make my mind up until after the 2014 elections. But I haven't been shy in saying we're thinking about it." —March 9, Fox News.
"No one ever goes down this road, I would hope, without giving it a lot of consideration and a lot of preparation and a lot of thought work, and so that's what I'm doing." — February.
"There may be reasons I don't run, but there's no obvious reason for me why I think I should not run." — February, CNN.
"I'm really focused on 2014, not getting ahead of the game. ... You guys can predict all you want." — January, CNN.
"That's something that I'll consider later in this year, early next year." — March, NBC.
"Jane and I are going to sit down in 2015 and give it the serious ... conversation, consideration that are required for keeping our options open. But right now I have responsibilities in the majority in the House of Representatives that I feel I ought to attend to, and then I'll worry about …
"It's a long way down the road." — February, Iowa. Says he'll decide in December.
"My focus is entirely on the U.S. Senate." — His standard disclaimer.
"I am enormously flattered that folks would talk about me in my party as someone who they think could be a candidate for president. But I am absolutely in — nowhere near that consideration process." — Jan. 9 news conference addressing the scandal over Fort Lee, N.J., traffic tie-ups.
"I'm sorry, I'm losing you. We have a technical difficulty. I'm running for governor of the state of New York." — Seeming not to hear a question about his presidential intentions. February, Fox Business Network.
"I haven't made up my mind. I really have not." — December, ABC.
INDIANAPOLIS | Former Indiana schools chief Tony Bennett kept multiple campaign databases on Department of Education servers and ordered his staff to dissect a speech by his Democratic opponent for inaccuracies last fall in apparent violations of Indiana election and ethics laws, documents o…
WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama is casting Mitt Romney as a greedy, job-killing corporate titan with little concern for the working class in a new, multi-pronged effort that seeks to undermine the central rationale for his Republican rival's candidacy: his business credentials.
Can President Barack Obama's campaign recapture the glamour quotient of four years ago? Yes it can, says actress Scarlett Johansson, even if it's one designer tote bag at a time.
Can President Barack Obama's campaign recapture the glamour quotient of four years ago?
So Rod Blagojevich is one corrupt cat who does not own nine lives, after all.
CHICAGO | Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias jumped on a report of Republican Mark Kirk holding a small, entirely legal fundraiser with Americans in China and accused Kirk of "economic treason" on Thursday.
CHICAGO | First lady Michelle Obama returned to the campaign trail Wednesday for the first time in nearly two years, raising money for an Illinois Democrat locked in a close race for the U.S. Senate seat once held by her husband, President Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON | Democrats struggling to hold onto their congressional seats — or just make it to Washington — are getting backup, a cash infusion and a dash of star power from a political spouse who's making a highly anticipated return to the campaign trail: first lady Michelle Obama.
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