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The Six Best Moments of the GOP Debate

With a few days to go before the New Hampshire primary, the seven top Republican contenders—Carly Fiorina and Jim Gilmore didn't make the cut— met for a debate at St. Anselm College. Donald Trump,who skipped the last debate because Fox...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Says the Best Way to Rein in Lobbyists Is to Shame Them

Asked at a town hall meeting at New Hampshire's Henniker College how to handle with the increasing role of moneyed interests in Washington, Hillary Clinton told supporters that lobbyists should be exposed and publicly called out. "Maybe...Show More Summary

Chris Christie Says It Took a Natural Disaster for Him to See He Could be President

In a Bedford, New Hampshire, warehouse filled with several hundred supporters, Chris Christie on Saturday morning said that four years ago he was asked to run for president—begged to run for president—by associates, politicos, and funders. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush on Trump: "He Needs Therapy"

"A steady hand." Jeb Bush has used that phrase repeatedly throughout the campaign, as he attempts to convince voters that he's the tried and tested choice for president—the anti-Donald Trump. Bush made that case again today, ahead of Saturday's Republican debate, at a crowded town hall meeting in Bedford, New Hampshire. Show More Summary

The Special Hell of Being a New Hampshire Voter

For New Hampshire voters, there's a certain kind of flinty pride that comes with helping to set the tone of the presidential election. But, in exchange for the privilege of their first-in-the-nation status, Granite Staters must also endure a special kind of hell. Show More Summary

These 12 Presidential Campaign Posters Are Totally Museum-Worthy

The campaign poster is typically more science than art. The final product, after rigorous vetting by focus groups and campaign bureaucrats, may send a clear political message, but it's rarely worth hanging on your wall—let alone at the MoMA. Show More Summary

Samantha Bee Is Crashing Late-Night Comedy's Sausage Fest

Back in September, while at a pumpkin patch with her kids, Samantha Bee caught a glimpse of the late-night TV boys' club in all its glory. She saw a tweet with a photo from an October Vanity Fair story lauding the new era of late-night comedy. Show More Summary

Marco Rubio Disses George W. Bush

Marco Rubio is on the move. That's what his supporters in New Hampshire eagerly tell reporters at Rubio campaign events, after the Republican senator from Florida placed third in the Iowa caucuses. As proof, they point to the increased...Show More Summary

Is Man-Made Noise Messing Up the Oceans?

We may imagine the bottom of the deep blue sea as a peaceful, quiet place—certainly compared to the blaring horns and chit-chattering radios of rush-hour traffic. But the ocean is filled with the sounds of undulating waves, marine animals calling out to one another, and, increasingly, the ceaseless din of human commercial activity. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton's Flint Strategy

This story originally appeared on The New Republic and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Ever since Flint's water crisis became a national story at the beginning of the year, Hillary Clinton has done everything in her power to own the issue in the Democratic primary, to Bernie Sanders's detriment. Continue Reading »

Why Have New Hampshire Democrats Gone Ga-ga for Bernie Sanders?

The latest polls in New Hampshire place Bernie Sanders ahead of Hillary Clinton by as much as 31 percent. And that prompts a technical question from political scientists: WTF? That is, why is Sanders, the democratic socialist senator...Show More Summary

More Bombs, More Boots: The US War on ISIS Is Heating Up

For months, members of Congress and former Pentagon officials have been criticizing the Obama administration's approach to defeating ISIS, arguing that airstrikes and occasional special-forces operations are not enough to destroy the Islamist insurgency. Show More Summary

Here's What People Were Googling During the Democratic Debate

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had their first debate since the race narrowed down to just the two of them, and also the last one before voters head to the polls in the New Hampshire primaries next Tuesday. The debate got testy at times, with Clinton and Sanders going after each other on issues such as Wall Street reform and national security. Show More Summary

The 7 Must-Watch Moments From the Democrats' New Hampshire Debate

Explosive would be an understatement. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t waste any time in Thursday's Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire before jumping into a heated exchange over whether...Show More Summary

Here’s Why the NBA’s Top Team Stopped Letting Its Players Eat PB&J

After the Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry scored 51 points during his game last night, he might have been craving a soft peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But the day before, the favorite snack would've been out of reach: As a part...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Links New Hampshire's Heroin Epidemic to "Undocumented Democrats"

New Hampshire's status as the first primary state in the nation has had one clear policy consequence in 2016: It has turned a New England heroin epidemic into a national political conversation. And so, with five days to go until votes...Show More Summary

The Carson Campaign Is Running Out of Money

Despite assurances that he will campaign as long as he sees interest from voters, Ben Carson's presidential campaign is nearly broke, a source familiar with internal campaign discussions claims. The source also confirmed a report today...Show More Summary

Here’s a New Way to Judge Your State’s Schools

Last time I called Diane Ravitch, our country's leading education historian and one of the most vocal voices in education reform, she was on another call with the producers of The Daily Show. It was 2011, and The Daily Show was about to air a segment about the low salaries that teachers earn and Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Show More Summary

Your City Will Never Get Rich Hosting the Super Bowl

Along San Francisco's Embarcadero, right in front of the restored Ferry Building, a fan village known as Super Bowl City is expected to draw at least a million visitors this week. Super Bowl Host Committee officials project that notShow More Summary

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