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Hillary Clinton Jokes About Emails at Fund-Raiser

Hillary Rodham Clinton joked on Friday night about the controversy surrounding her email account at the Annual Wing Ding Dinner in Clear Lake, Iowa.

Jennifer Granholm, ex-Michigan Governor, Takes On New Role Supporting Hillary Clinton

Jennifer M. Granholm, the former Michigan governor, will leave the big-money "super PAC" supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton's candidacy and take a role with another outside group backing Mrs. Clinton.

Hillary Clinton Details More of Her Plans to Help Students Pay for College

Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled the next prong of her plan to raise taxes on the wealthy and use the increased revenue to help undergraduates pay for college and ease the $1.2 trillion in debt they collectively face.

First Draft Focus: The Week in Political Pictures

The Iowa State Fair is the center of the political world this week, and lines are drawn in a presidential library speech.

Obama Operative in Florida Is Ready to Work for Joe Biden

Steve Schale, a political operative who helped direct President Obama's two general election victories in Florida, wrote in an email: "I'm #ReadyfForJoe." He'd like to see Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. run.

Marco Rubio Criticizes Havana Embassy Opening

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said on Friday that President Obama has rewarded the oppressive Castro regime by restoring diplomatic relations with the country.

Obama Has a Song in His Heart … 40 of Them, on Spotify

Some of the commander in chief's favorite tunes, "daytime" and "evening": Bob Dylan's "Tombstone Blues," Stevie Wonder's "Another Star," the Isley Brothers' "Live it Up" and "Rock Steady" by Aretha Franklin.

Iowa Democratic Leader: Complaints on Debate Timing Have a Point

The chairwoman of the Iowa Democratic Party appeared to acknowledge this week that complaints about the party's compressed presidential debate calendar from lower-polling candidates are understandable.

First Draft Focus: It’s Heigh-Ho, Come to the (Iowa) Fair!

Can presidential candidates fit in with the locals at the ultimate down-home event, the Iowa State Fair, in the state with the first nominating contest? Knowing what to eat is part of the challenge.

Carly Fiorina Says Parents Should Choose on Child Vaccinations

Carly Fiorina appeared to be sticking to the party line, explaining that vaccines for children should be a matter of their parents' personal and religious freedom.

Jeb Bush Says He Won’t Rule Out Waterboarding in Interrogations

“I’m not ruling anything in or out,” said former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, a Republican running for president, when asked by reporters if he would prohibit the technique in terrorism interrogations.

Today in Politics: Democrats Gather for Chicken Wings in Shadow of Iowa State Fair

Most of the presidential campaigns are in Iowa, where the State Fair offers soapboxes to speak from, and where the Democrats will gather to chow down as they press the flesh.

Marco Rubio Frustrates Those Taking a Zero-Abortion Stand

In 2013, Marco Rubio co-sponsored legislation that would have banned abortions more than 20 weeks into a pregnancy. The bill, which ultimately failed, did grant exceptions in cases of rape or incest.

Mike Huckabee Offers 6 Percent Economic Growth, and Food Tips, at Iowa State Fair

Mike Huckabee mixed the serious with the jovial at the Iowa State Fair on Thursday, promising economic growth of 6 percent if elected president, but beginning a speech with a culinary tip.

Donald Trump Video Juxtaposes Obama Playing Golf With ISIS Violence

Donald J. Trump has released an ad on Instagram that shows images of President Obama playing golf and the Clintons dancing against "Jihadi John" and a burning Humvee, all with the caption: "Not under my watch."

Donald Trump Is Officially Off ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’

“The Celebrity Apprentice” will return to NBC’s lineup at some point in the 2016-17 television season, but Donald J. Trump will not.

Top Hillary Clinton Donor Clarifies Stance on Iran Nuclear Deal

A top donor to Hillary Rodham Clinton who came out against the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers says his comments about the deal were taken “out of context.”

Republicans Meet With Netanyahu to Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not directly advise visiting Republican members of Congress how to vote on the Iran nuclear deal, the leader of the delegation told reporters on Thursday.

Ben Carson Talks Values, and Enjoys Green Beans, in Harlem

Ben Carson, who is climbing in the Iowa polls after his performance at the Republican debate, traveled to Harlem for a meal and a meeting with business and community leaders, followed by a walk in the neighborhood.

Black Lives Matter Movement Confronts Jeb Bush

Former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, campaigning in Las Vegas on Wednesday night, was interrupted early on by a white young man who yelled out “Black Lives Matter” only minutes into an event.

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