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President Obama Denounces Donald Trump’s Deportation Plan

Mr. Obama called Mr. Trump’s campaign promise to deploy a “deportation force” to round up millions of immigrants in the country illegally and send them home unrealistic and un-American.

Hillary Clinton Unveils $30 Billion Plan to Help Coal Towns

Hillary Rodham Clinton, seeking to balance support for environmental regulations with the effect those rules could have on workers, unveiled a $30 billion plan to help miners and communities where coal plants close.

Republicans Mock Hillary Clinton’s Claim of Trying to Join the Marines

After a week of debate over whether Ben Carson really won a scholarship to West Point, Republicans mocked a claim by Hillary Rodham Clinton that she tried to join the Marines in the 1970s.

Ted Cruz Keeps Up Fight With Marco Rubio on Immigration Differences

Immigration reform continues to be a sticking point between two of the Republican senators running for president, with Ted Cruz saying that selecting a nominee who supports amnesty, like Marco Rubio, "is a path to losing" the general election.

First Draft Focus: Throwback Thursday — Campaigning Against a Landslide

Thousands of supporters greeted former Vice President Walter Mondale, the Democratic presidential nominee, in Des Moines in October 1984. Less than two weeks later, President Ronald Reagan was easily re-elected.

Poll Shows Hillary Clinton Maintaining Lead Over Bernie Sanders

Despite a month of sharpened attacks from Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Mrs. Clinton has support from 52 percent of Democratic primary voters, according to a New York Times/CBS News survey released on Thursday, compared with Mr. Sanders’s 33 percent.

David Vitter’s Race for Governor Could Bring the Senate Together

David Vitter of Louisiana, a Republican, is in a rough and highly personal battle to win the governor’s mansion back home. Oddly enough, both Senate Republicans and Democrats have ample reason to want him to win.

On Minimum Wage, Ben Carson Is No Longer an Outsider Among Republicans

While Democrats support raising the minimum wage, the Republican field has been overwhelmingly opposed. Mr. Carson was an exception to that rule. But by Tuesday’s debate, he had fallen in line with the Republican orthodoxy.

Jeb Bush Offers a Chest Bump ‘for Every Convert’

After his final event of the day in Iowa on Wednesday, Mr. Bush posed for selfies, shook hands with voters and bumped pectoral regions with a man who he said had shifted his support from Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.

Bob Dole Endorses Jeb Bush, and Knocks Ted Cruz

Bob Dole endorsed Jeb Bush for president, saying he believed the former Florida governor was the best qualified candidate, and also making clear that he still held a grudge against Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.

First Draft Focus: In Memory of the Fallen

President Obama participated in a wreath-laying ceremony Wednesday in honor of Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery.

Jeb Bush Says He’s ‘a Better Bet’ (Than Marco Rubio) to Beat Hillary Clinton

While they largely steered clear of each other in the debate Tuesday, Mr. Bush sounded a more aggressive note against Mr. Rubio the day after, saying he had the proven record needed to beat Hillary Rodham Clinton.

In Iowa, Jeb Bush Tries to Capitalize on Latest Debate Performance

Campaigning the day after his best debate performance so far, Jeb Bush tried to convey that he had slowed his slide in the polls and even turned momentum in his favor.

Donald Trump Insists That Wages Are ‘Too High’

Donald J. Trump on Wednesday morning repeated a statement he made the night before in the Republican presidential debate: that wages are "too high" in the United States, so he opposses raising the minimum wage.

Philosophers (and Welders) React to Marco Rubio’s Debate Comments

Philosophers say the discipline prepares them for a range of useful career choices, while welders say their skill is always in demand and touches most parts of the economy.

Republican Debate Draws 13 Million Viewers as Ratings Slip

The viewership was the most ever for Fox Business Network, with its moderators Neil Cavuto, Maria Bartiromo and Gerard Baker, but less than previous debates in the 2016 presidential race.

New Marco Rubio Backer Bankrolls Ad and Writes It, Too

In the ad from Baby Got Pac, a "super PAC" supporting Marco Rubio, a narrator cites statements from Democrats in which they have openly fretted about the Republican Florida senator's candidacy.

Cybersecurity Looms as Obstacle for Nominee to Lead the Office of Personnel Management

President Obama’s pick of Beth Cobert prompted Republicans to make clear they intended to frame her nomination around the widespread cybersecurity breach at the agency that exposed the personal information of as many as 20 million federal workers, contractors and their families.

Hillary Clinton Is Criticized for Not Condemning Man’s Talk of Strangling Carly Fiorina

Hillary Rodham Clinton is under fire from Republicans for failing to come to the defense of Carly Fiorina on Tuesday after a man at a campaign event said he wished he could strangle Mrs. Fiorina.

Hillary Clinton Pledges to Make Better Treatment of Veterans a Priority

Hillary Rodham Clinton called the Department of Veterans Affairs an “archaic system” that was “built for the past, not the future," as she unveiled a multipronged set of proposals Tuesday to expand care and medical services to the country’s 21.8 million veterans.

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