Memorial Day message

Kasich tweets a photo of a military memorial with his own quote: God bless the men & woman who defend the values that we hold dear. #MemorialDay — John Kasich (@JohnKasich) May 25, 2015

Memorial Day message

Carson tweets a Memorial Day message with pictures of American flags with two quotes. The first is from Wallace Bruce: Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours. The second is a quote of his own: Remembering the men and women who gave their lives in service for our country

Memorial Day message

Cruz tweets a gif of the American flag waving behind the words This #MemorialDay join me in honoring our servicemen & women who've fallen; it's their sacrifice that keeps us free. — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 25, 2015

Memorial Day message

Jindal tweets a Memorial Day message: Today we honor, remember, and reflect for those who have paid the ultimate price to protect the freedoms we hold dear. — Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) May 25, 2015

Memorial Day message

Perry tweets a Memorial Day message, including a photo of himself standing in front of a military cemetery, with his back to the camera. Today @AnitaPerryTX and I pray for those who made the ultimate sacrifice defending America, and their loved ones. — Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) May 25, 2015

Memorial Day message

Huckabee posts a Memorial Day message on Facebook. Memorial Day: Remember the fallen The message is superimposed over a picture on the American flag with his campaign logo at the bottom.

Memorial Day message

Santorum tweets Memorial Day message Remembering our fallen heroes this #MemorialDay. America stands because of their brave fight for freedom. — Rick Santorum (@RickSantorum) May 24, 2015

Official campaign launch

Sanders formally launches his bid to unseat Hillary Clinton from the left, on the shore of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont: Today, with your support and the support of millions of people throughout this country, we begin a political revolution to transform our country economically, politically, socially and environmentally…There is something profoundly wrong when the top one-tenth […]

Presidential run announcement expected

In a fundraising email, Santorum acknowledges a tough road ahead — but also signals he is likely to take another stab. If I announce a campaign for president tomorrow, I’m really going to have an uphill battle ahead of me. The GOP field is already crowded, and it’s extremely competitive. In his fundraising email, he says he will […]

Memorial Day post

Chafee posts an image of American flags in front of headstones and McCrae’s famous war poem In Flanders Fields on Facebook. In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are […]

Memorial Day message

Christie tweets a five-part Memorial Day message. Today, we pause to honor the American heroes in our military who courageously and selflessly defend our country and our freedom…Throughout history, the brave men and women of our armed forces have served as a constant symbol of patriotism for all Americans…Words alone cannot fully express our gratitude […]

Takes Go Silent pledge

Bush tweets that he has taken the #GoSilent pledge for Memorial Day. He includes a link to the website of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America’s (IAVA) website. Join me in honoring our nation’s fallen this Memorial Day I took the #GoSilent pledge. Join me in honoring our nation's fallen this Memorial Day — Jeb Bush […]

Memorial Day message

Trump tweets a Memorial Day message. I would like to wish everyone, including all haters and losers (of which, sadly, there are many) a truly happy and enjoyable Memorial Day! I would like to wish everyone, including all haters and losers (of which, sadly, there are many) a truly happy and enjoyable Memorial Day! — […]

Runs for second term as Democrat

Chafee intends to run for a second term as a Democrat. Spokeswoman Christine Hunsinger says that Chafee made the decision based on principles and policy and not political calculation. With Chafee’s switch, there will be 30 Republican governors and 20 Democratic governors.

Commemorates Memorial Day

Sanders marches in one of Vermont’s annual Memorial Day parades and tweets a photo of himself and a quote of his own for Memorial Day. If you are not prepared to take care of the men and women who put their lives on the line to defend this country – who came back wounded in body, wounded […]

Close to decision on presidential run

While visiting New Hampshire, Webb says he is close to making a decision on running for President, and he is weighing what it takes to mount a serious campaign. Mustering enough money is part of the consideration. We don’t need a billion dollars but what we do need is to be able to come out here, […]

Memorial Day message

Fiorina tweets a photo of a military cemetery and a message for Memorial Day. This Memorial Day we pause to remember and commemorate all those who have given so much to defend this blessed nation. This Memorial Day we pause to remember & commemorate all those who have given so much to defend this blessed […]

Castro defends Clinton

Castro appears on CNN and answers questions about Clinton and the 2016 campaign. Let’s take a look at this issue of Benghazi. This thing has been studied to death by Republicans and Democrats, several committees including in Congress that have all said, yes, of course what happened was tragic but Secretary Clinton was not in […]

Memorial Day tweet

Clinton tweets a message for Memorial Day: We have a sacred responsibility to those who serve and sacrifice for this country–today we remember and honor the values they fought for. We have a sacred responsibility to those who serve and sacrifice for this country—today we remember and honor the values they fought for. -H — […]

Memorial Day video

Rubio posts a video on Facebook in honor of Memorial Day. Memorial Day has always been a time of unity for our nation. It’s a time when we put aside partisanship and politics and come together…As President, I will devote the necessary resources to our national defense. I will ensure that they never are sent into […]

Obama welcomes Chafee

Upon hearing that Chafee plans to affiliate with Democrats for his 2014 gubernatorial re-election run, Obama issues a statement through the Democratic National Committee. I’m delighted to hear that Governor Chafee is joining the Democratic Party. For nearly 30 years, Linc Chafee has served his beloved Rhode Island as an independent thinker and leader who’s […]

Opens online store

Clinton launches her online store, which allows Clinton both to sell goods to bankroll her campaign and to build out her email list for fundraising down the road. Visitors to the store can find a $30 “pantsuit te” with the Hillary logo, or a t-shirt with the words “women’s rights are human rights are women’s rights,” which […]

Tweets link to sneak peek of online store

Clinton’s campaign offers a discount and sneak peek of her online store. 10% off and an exclusive sneak peek at the #Hillary2016 store ahead → — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 26, 2015

Speakeasy with John Harwood interview

Sanders appears on CNBC’s Speakeasy with John Harwood. Harwood interviews Sanders over a meal at a Capitol Hill bistro. On the U.S. economy: The issue we’re dealing with is actually the struggle to rebuild American democracy. Economically, over the last 40 years, we’ve seen a middle class in this country disappearing…Ninety-nine percent of all new income generated today goes […]

Iraq op-ed

Webb’s op-ed piece entitled Heading for Trouble: Do We Really Want to Occupy Iraq for the Next 30 Years? runs in The Washington Post. The issue before us is not simply whether the United States should end the regime of Saddam Hussein, but whether we as a nation are prepared to physically occupy territory in the Middle […]

March in Chappaqua

Hillary and Bill Clinton march in their hometown Memorial Day parade in Chappaqua. The Clintons smile and wave at supporters. Hillary Clinton poses for selfies while still walking the route. Hillary: Many of our veterans came home from combat with injuries of all kinds. This is a way of demonstrating that they are not forgotten, and we are going […]

Agrees with U.S. policy on Iraq

At a news conference in New Hampshipre Clinton speaks on the U.S. handling of Iraq. I think it’s a very difficult situation and I basically agree with the policies that we are currently following, and that is, American air support is available. American intelligence and surveillance is available. American trainers are trying to undo the […]

Criticizes campaign coverage

In an appearance on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sanders says: In terms of campaign coverage, there is more coverage about the political gossip of the campaign, about raising money, about polling, about somebody saying something dumb, or some kid works for a campaign and sends out something stupid on Facebook, right? We can expect that to be […]

‘Hillary should not be President’

On the day of Hillary Clinton‘s presidential announcement, Chafee states that Clinton had “precious few” accomplishments as secretary of state. On Clinton’s vote for the Iraq war: That was just a moment in time where the premise for going to Iraq was so false that there were weapons of mass destruction — she didn’t do her homework, […]

New Hampshire business leaders meeting

Webb discusses criminal justice reform, the economy, and national security at a meeting with New Hampshire business leaders on a trip to gauge backing for his potential presidential bid. When asked about his credentials: I think we have some good stuff to bring to the table, and that’s what I want people to look at. Webb says he has: […]

Announces first ‘big event’

Clinton’s campaign tweets that she will hold “the first big event” of her 2016 presidential campaign on June 13. Get excited: Hillary will be making her official campaign announcement speech at the first big event of her campaign on June 13th. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 21, 2015

Real Time with Bill Maher: Overtime

Chafee appears on Real Time with Bill Maher: Overtime, where Maher prods him about when he’s going to announce his run for president. When Maher asks what distinguishes him from the other candidates, Chafee responds: Certainly my record, and that is one, first of all, of high ethical standards over 30 years, as a mayor, as a governor, and […]

‘Disappointed’ with Tsarnaev sentence

Chafee weighs in on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence: I was disappointed. Even some family members of victims had advocated to spare Tsarnaev, and I thought that was powerful testimony…The arguments for the death penalty are that it’s a deterrent. In this case, considering all the volatile relations we have with the Muslim world, and some of the […]

Criticizes China

Biden says Beijing’s policies in the South China Sea are adding to tensions and the potential for conflict in the region at a graduation ceremony at a naval academy in Maryland. He says that freedom of navigation and the peaceful resolution of territorial disputes are being tested by Chinese actions in the disputed waters, the source of territorial […]

Requires secure treatment facility

A Walter Reed spokesperson says that the eldest son of vice president Biden was hospitalized at a military hospital because it was secure enough to allow regular visits from his father. She will not say whether he remains there, contending that releasing any information would violate his privacy. [The hospital] often admits individuals as a matter of security precaution. […]

Announces campaign launch

Sanders’ staffers announce his presidential campaign launch less than a week before the Tuesday rally at Waterfront Park in Burlington, VT. Sanders will stand on public land he fought for in the 1980s as he announces his presidential ambitions — while spectators will be provided Ben & Jerry’s ice cream at the free, non-ticketed event. Burlington-based band Mango Jam will […]

Plays golf

Biden spends a rare weekend in the nation’s capital and joins Obama’s regular weekend golf game at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, a private golf club in Potomac, Maryland. Two aides round out Obama’s foursome. Obama usually plays with aides at when he’s at the White House. His golf party often includes bigger names when he plays away from home.

Speakers announced

A Sanders spokesman says that McKibben will speak at Sanders’ presidential campaign kickoff. In an email McKibben writes: Bernie is the ultimate what-you-see-is-what-you-get politician. There’s no fancy moves and no adroit spin, just relentless day-in day-out advocacy for working people, and for a working planet. Bernie’s been in the forefront of all the crucial environmental fights […]

Opens campaign headquarters

Sanders opens his presidential campaign headquarters in leased office space on the third floor space at 131 Church Street in downtown Burlington.  The office is right near City Hall, where Sanders’ political career first gained traction with his election as mayor. Aides say: Nostalgia played a role in selecting the location. Staffers are already working at the headquarters office, […]

Sanders hires Weaver

Sanders hires Weaver to manage his presidential effort. Weaver says they’re looking to open satellite offices in Ohio and New Hampshire soon: This campaign is going to be a grassroots campaign. It’s going to take advantage of the tens and tens of thousands of volunteers we already have, and the tens and tens of thousands more we’re going […]

Hires O’Hern

O’Malley hires O’Hern, a veteran field operative in Iowa, to be his caucus director, a position which oversees voter contact, according to multiple Democratic sources. Spokespeople for O’Malley’s political action committee do not respond to multiple requests for comment.

To visit Iowa and New Hampshire

O’Malley plans back-to-back trips to Iowa and New Hampshire after his presidential announcement at the end of this month and has been adding staff in both states, according to activists in those states. They say O’Malley will then travel to Iowa, where he has events scheduled in Davenport and Des Moines, and he plans to be in New […]

‘Special announcement’ coming

On Twitter and in a Snapchat video O’Malley’s hints that his presidential launch will occur on the morning of May 30 at 10:00 a.m. in Baltimore’s Federal Hill Park. The short video, which does not have any audio, shows various scenes of downtown Baltimore and ends with a sign at Federal Hill Park. Join me on May 30th at […]

Clinton praises O’Malley

At the annual meeting for the Clinton Global Initiative, O’Malley appears on stage with Bill Clinton to announce O’Malley’s involvement with a project of CGI called the Mid-Atlantic Infrastructure Exchange (MAX). Clinton praises O’Malley as “a terrific governor of Maryland” and notes his education reforms in particular [remarks related to O’Malley begin around 5:00 in the video]: Maryland at least twice […]

Proud of middle class focus

At a Center for American Progress event Biden says that he’s proud that he’s spent his career focused on the middle class. In this town, being referred to as ‘Middle Class Joe’ is meant as an insult. No, I really mean it. Because you’re not sophisticated if you’re middle class. Because even among some of we […]


Biden’s office says that his son Beau is being treated at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Officials do not specify what he is being treated for, though a source with knowledge of the Biden family calls the situation “serious.”

LGBT progress ‘incomplete’

On the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Biden promotes equality for homosexuals. He says progress in America: remains incomplete, but the momentum has shifted in the right direction. He equates “religious condemnation” of homosexuality with “violence with impunity, mistreatment by police, the denial of health care … and social isolation.” Progress has also been made in […]


A source says a subpoena has been issued to Blumenthal. The source declined to be publicly identified because of the ongoing probe of the Benghazi attack. The source says the House panel has “a number of questions” for Blumenthal, including whether he had any business arrangements that led him to frequently email Clinton about Libya when she was secretary of state. Rep. Cummings, […]

‘I like Hillary Clinton’

Sanders denies that he would be a “spoiler” for the electoral chances of the establishment favorite: Maybe I shouldn’t say this: I like Hillary Clinton. Sanders asks if the media would “allow us to have a serious debate?” Or is the only way you get media attention by ripping apart somebody else?

Only 10 candidates for GOP’s first debate

Fox News says only ten Republican candidates will make the cut for the first GOP presidential primary debate of the 2016 campaign. The debate, which will be held August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio, is being organized by Fox and Facebook along with the Ohio Republican Party. According to Fox, the top ten candidates will be selected by their […]