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Jeb Bush Says He'll 'Actively Explore' 2016 Presidential Run: VIDEOS

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said today that he'll "actively explore" a run for President in 2016.

Bush added a longer explanation of his intent on Facebook:

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

Like many of you, our family was blessed with the opportunity to gather together over the recent Thanksgiving holiday.

Columba and I are so proud of the wonderful adults our children have become, and we loved spending time with our three precious grandchildren.

We shared good food and watched a whole lot of football.

We also talked about the future of our nation. As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States.

In January, I also plan to establish a Leadership PAC that will help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical challenges facing our exceptional nation. The PAC’s purpose will be to support leaders, ideas and policies that will expand opportunity and prosperity for all Americans.

In the coming months, I hope to visit with many of you and have a conversation about restoring the promise of America.

Best wishes to you and your families for a happy holiday season. I’ll be in touch soon.

Onward, Jeb Bush

Meanwhile, folks are weighing in.

Find out what random voters on the street in New York and Colorado, Bloomberg Politics' Mark Halperin, Karl Rove, and former First Lady and Jeb's mother Barbara Bush think about Jeb's potential candidacy, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Bill Maher Talks About Karl Rove’s ‘Murdered Gay Lover’ On ‘The View’: VIDEO

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On ABC’s morning talk show The View, comedian and activist Bill Maher addressed the allegation thrown out last month by Republican strategist and mastermind Karl Rove that Hillary Clinton suffered brain damage during a hospital visit in 2012. On the topic of Hillary, Maher first said that he believes Clinton is definitely running for President in 2016 — “she wants to run like a tick wants blood” — and then turned to Rove’s incendiary statement and his quasi recantation: 

I mean look what Karl Rove did to her a couple weeks ago, bringing up brain damage and just saying, ‘well, I’m not saying she does, I’m just putting it out there.’ I wonder if Karl Rove’s gay lover that he murdered,” Maher said. “Oh, I’m not saying that’s definitely true, I’m just putting it out there.”

Watch the interview (which turns towards Hillary and Rove around the 2:27 mark), AFTER THE JUMP…

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Karl Rove Says Hillary Clinton Has Brain Damage, Then Denies It: VIDEO

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Hillary Clinton is seriously considering a bid for the presidency in 2016, so naturally Republicans are getting nasty. Karl Rove throws his two cents in by recalling Clinton's trip to the hospital in 2012 after she suffered a blood clot in her head after falling and all but outright saying that she's suffering from brain damage. According to New York Post's Page Six, Rove allegedly said at a conference last Thursday: 

Thirty days in the hospital? And when she reappears, she's wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what's up with that.

Tuesday on Fox News, Rove clarified his statements:

No, no. I didn't say she had brain damage, she had a serious health episode and my point was that I think it was from the 7th of December in 2012 through the 7th of January of 2013, she underwent, first she had apparently a serious virus.

He didn't say she had brain damage, he just wants to know "what's up with" why she was wearing glasses that are for victims of brain trauma, which is not at all a flaccid attempt to transitively imply that Clinton is indeed actually suffering from brain damage. Rove is just reminding Clinton and her supporters that her health records would be a concern if she decides to run, that's all.

You can watch Rove's denial and CNN's coverage of Rove's statements AFTER THE JUMP...

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Feds Now Investigating Chris Christie's Possible Misuse of Sandy Relief Funds: VIDEO

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has some fresh issues to deal with this morning, CNN reports:

ChristieCNN has learned that federal officials are investigating whether Christie improperly used those relief funds to produce tourism ads that starred him and his family.

The news couldn't come at a worse time for the scandal-plagued Republican, who is facing two probes into whether his staff tied up traffic near the country's busiest bridge to punish a Democratic mayor who refused to endorse his successful re-election bid.

If the Sandy inquiry finds any wrongdoing, it could prove even more damaging to Christie's national ambitions. His performance during and after the superstorm has been widely praised and is a fundamental part of his straight-shooting political brand.

In the new probe, federal auditors will examine New Jersey's use of $25 million in Sandy relief funds for a marketing campaign to promote tourism at the Jersey Shore after Sandy decimated the state's coastline in late 2012, New Jersey Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone told CNN

Meanwhile, on FOX News Sunday, Karl Rove told a panel that he believes the way Christie handled #BridgeGate gives the governor some "street cred" with Tea Party folks.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Karl Rove: 'I Could' Imagine a 2016 GOP Presidential Candidate Saying 'I am For Gay Marriage - VIDEO

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Mediaite clipped this moment from a discussion on ABC News' This Week this morning.

“Karl Rove, can you imagine the next presidential campaign a Republican candidate saying flat out ‘I am for gay marriage,’” asked Stephanopoulos.

“I could,” said Rove, before turning the discussion back to the Supreme Court’s hearing on the issue.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Rove of course, was key to making same-sex marriage a wedge issue in the 2004 election by placing several measures to ban it on the ballot in key swing states.

More on this roundtable, if and when it becomes available.

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"SUPPRESSION": Karl Rove is desperately claiming Obama suppressed the vote.

GRAPHIC EXAMPLE: This is what homophobia looks and sounds like. Warning, it's graphic.

RAVENOUS: Fifty Shades of Chicken.

OH, FOX: Fox Channel offers distressed voters very detailed directions to Canada.

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