2016 Presidential Election: What Is a PAC?

Jan 26, 2015, 3:31 pm EST

What is a PAC?

With the 2016 presidential election less than two years away, presidential candidates have started campaigning with presidential action committees.

PACs are designed to raise money for campaigns that usually represent “business, labor or ideological interests.” These organizations can give $5,000 to a candidate committee per election. Read 

2016 Presidential Election: Chris Christie Forms a PAC

Jan 26, 2015, 3:05 pm EST

Rep. Chris Christie has launched his bid for the 2016 presidential election with a political action committee (PAC). Source: Flickr

The New Jersey governor plans on changing the US’ role in the world by making internal changes first with Leadership Matters for America.

Christie will serve as the organization’s honorary chairman. The PAC’s mission statement asks why today events control us and points to leadership as the solution: Read 

Is Marco Rubio Running for President in 2016?

Jan 23, 2015, 5:05 pm EST

Marco Rubio may be running for president.

The senator is gunning for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and he’s already signed a top fundraiser to boost his efforts–American Crossroads finance director Anna Rogers will lead the charge.

Rogers’ role as the campaign’s finance director will kick off Feb. 1. A Rubio adviser said the senator and Rogers will begin their fundraising efforts in California next week. Read 

Election 2016: Joe Biden Considers Running for President

Jan 21, 2015, 3:35 pm EST

Vice President Joe Biden has said that he may run for President in the 2016 elections.

Joe Biden revealed that he may run for President during an interview on Good Morning America. If he chooses to run, that could put him up against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. He said he has until summer to make up his mind, reports ABC News.

During the Good Morning America interview, Joe Biden said that his current focus is on helping the country. He said that he wants to get the middle class up and running and help President Barack Obama with his current plans, ABC News notes. Read 

When Is the State of the Union Address?

Jan 20, 2015, 1:12 pm EST

Don’t know when the State of the Union address is? No worries. InvestorPlace has you covered.

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address for 2015 will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. The event will start at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Those looking to watch the State of the Union address can do so on the official White House website. The website will offer users an enhanced version of the speech that will include live data to explain what the President is talking about. Read 

State of the Union 2015: What to Expect

Jan 20, 2015, 1:07 pm EST

What can you expect to hear President Barack Obama talk about in the State of the Union 2015 address?

Obama will likely spend a portion of the State of the Union 2015 address talking about subjects that have already come up in America. This will likely include the improving job market in the country, the proposal for free community college, net neutrality and more.

The State of the Union 2015 address is expected to be the shortest one that Obama has given yet. Instead of announcing new policies or dropping any surprises, the President will likely focus on policies and programs that have already been announced, reports Politico. Read 

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