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Bernie Sanders Says Yes to Debate With Hillary Clinton on Thursday Night

"You know that I have always wanted more debates and Secretary Clinton in the beginning was not so interested in more debates," Senator Bernie Sanders said. Thursday's debate in Durham, N.H., will be hosted by MSNBC.

Rand Paul Drops Out of Presidential Race

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky ended his presidential campaign Wednesday, after a disappointing fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses this week.

Donald Trump Says a Weak Ground Game Hurt Him in Iowa

“We didn’t have much of a ground game because I didn’t think I was going to be winning,” Donald J. Trump said of his campaign's voter targeting operation for the Iowa caucuses. "That’s why I’m so honored to have come in second."

Poll Watch: After Iowa, Terrain Looks More Challenging for Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz’s success in the Iowa caucuses on Monday was a victory for the Republican base, if not for the party establishment. But New Hampshire is typically a state where broadly palatable, general-election-friendly candidates can stake their hopes.

Obama to Visit U.S. Mosque for First Time in Office

President Obama will meet with Muslim leaders near Baltimore and speak out against hostility and discrimination against Islam.

Chris Christie, 10th in Iowa, Tells New Hampshire Fans He Performed ‘as Expected’

“I’m in a peppy mood this morning,” said Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, who has spent much of the last two months in New Hampshire and is counting on a big finish there in next week's primary.

John Sununu Previews Attacks Donald Trump Will Face in New Hampshire

John H. Sununu, the former governor of New Hampshire who has been voicing increasing concern about what a Donald J. Trump victory in his state would mean for his party, twisted the knife after the billionaire's second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.

In Iowa Caucuses, Victory Extends Beyond First Place

On the Republican side, Ted Cruz, the winner, and Marco Rubio, in a strong third, seemed to be the happiest with their performances, while the Democratic picture is less clear, with Hillary Clinton in a virtual tie with Bernie Sande...

Sanders Campaign Criticizes State Party for Failing to Collect Votes

Campaign aides for Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Monday night that the Democratic Party did not collect the results of 90 Iowa precincts because the party had failed to properly staff the precincts.

Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz Supporters Sought New Donors at Koch Conference

Top supporters of Senator Marco Rubio and Senator Ted Cruz held private meetings to sway potential new recruits at the annual winter conference hosted by Charles and David Koch, according to a participant.

Hillary Clinton Leads in Fund-Raising From Lobbyists

Registered lobbyists raised more money for Hillary Clinton than for any other presidential candidate of either party during the three months ending in December, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Voter Who Confronted Ted Cruz on Obamacare Said He’s Surprised by the Attention

A Hillary Clinton supporter whose brother-in-law died shortly after he gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act said he got the idea to confront Senator Ted Cruz after hearing him speak in the fall.

Pro-John Kasich ‘Super PAC’ Ad, Critical of Marco Rubio, Is Pulled

An ad by a pro-John Kasich "super PAC" criticized Marco Rubio for voting against the Violence Against Women Act, but a supporter of the bill, Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, said she did not want the issue politicized, and the ad was pulled.

George Soros Donated Millions to Pro-Hillary Clinton Group in 2015

George Soros contributed $6 million in December to Priorities USA Action, a "super PAC" supporting Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, and $8 million to the group in 2015.

John Kasich and Chris Christie Face New Hampshire Elimination Round

The latest round of campaign finance filings revealed just how high the stakes are in New Hampshire for Gov. Chris Christie Christie of New Jersey and Gov. John Kasich of Ohio in the Republican presidential race.

Let the Voting Begin

After months of stump speeches, debates, fund-raisers and town-hall-style events, the candidates are finally ready to face voters in the nation’s first nominating contest, in Iowa.

Hillary Clinton Is Upbeat Going Into the Iowa Caucuses

After weeks of tightening polls and strategic shifts, Hillary Clinton on Sunday ended her Iowa campaign on an upbeat, optimistic note at her biggest rally yet, flanked by her husband and daughter.

Martin O’Malley Took Out Loan to Keep Candidacy Afloat, Filings Show

Mr. O'Malley took out a loan to keep his Democratic presidential campaign afloat late last year, and repaid it with matching funds received in January, according numbers in his campaign filings provided by an aide.

Group Backing Jeb Bush Reports Still Having Vast Resources

Right to Rise, the "super PAC" supporting Jeb Bush, reported Sunday evening that it still had nearly $59 million to spend heading into 2016.

Group Backing Chris Christie Criticizes John Kasich for Lehman Brother Ties

As Mr. Kasich and Mr. Christie are locked in a tight battle for fourth place in New Hampshire, America Leads, the "super PAC" supporting Mr. Christie, is running ads accusing Mr. Kasich of profiting off the financial crisis while he was a managing general partner at Lehman Brothers.

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