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Some (wo)men ask why, but Republicans thinking about running for president in 2016 ask "Why not?"
Chuck's Take: History, money and media all play a role in explaining how the Republican presidential field grew to nearly 20 candidates.
Attorneys for the Obama administration on Thursday argued in front of a federal judge that the lawsuit brought by Republicans in the House of Representatives over the president's health care law should be thrown out.
Rep. Peter King said Sen. Rand Paul "does not belong int he Republican Party when he carries that message."
The GOP field may be the largest-ever in either party, with 16 people either formally declared or widely expected to run, here are seven reasons why.
First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter
Former New York Governor George Pataki announces his decision on a 2016 presidential bid.
A roundup of the most important news stories of the day.
In a four-minute campaign video, Pataki says "it is time to stand up, protect our freedom and take back this country."
Rick Santorum says part of his plan includes doing away with the IRS, instituting a flat tax and repealing President Obama's executive orders.