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Patty Murray endorses Iran deal, continuing march toward major Obama victory

Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.), an influential member of Democratic leadership, endorsed the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday in a lengthy statement that voiced some doubts of the plan's efficacy but gave a strong overall backing for the outline. Murray became the 29th Democrat in the Senate to back the plan, with only two Democrats declared in […]

Rand Paul says his poll numbers ‘shifted south’ even before he attacked Trump

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) kicked off a week-long swing across Alaska and Western states by answering an unwelcome question: Why was he falling in the polls? Why was he still attacking Donald Trump, if voters weren't paying him back with support? "I think if you look closely at the poll numbers, our […]

6 ways Scott Walker has become more Trumpy

Scott Walker's presidential campaign underwent a reboot last week, and the Republican governor from Wisconsin is now aggressively going after Donald Trump's supporters, many of whom are frustrated with career politicians. The shift has been anything but subtle — and Walker often appears to mimic the flashy billionaire, who is leading in early polls. Here […]

How Donald Trump’s name wound up on a plane flying over the Mexican border

Years ago, an engineer named Glenn Spencer bought a little compound on the U.S.-Mexico border from an Arizona farmer who was tired of the drug cartels' shoot-outs spilling onto his land. It became the home base of American Border Patrol, a company that would develop radars, seismic sensors, and drones to police the border -- a job […]

Why 19 people spent last Friday with Donald Trump

It was not the largest event of the 2016 campaign so far, but it was close. Donald Trump's rally in Mobile, Alabama, dominated conversation in the city like few political happenings ever do. It was the small talk in bars and restaurants; it was the driver for that day's talk radio. Even liberals who had […]

Jeb Bush: People should ‘chill out’ on the ‘anchor baby’ controversy

McALLEN, TEXAS — Former Florida governor Jeb Bush on Monday dismissed the controversy surrounding his use of the term “anchor baby," saying that he merely used the term to describe specific instances in which non-Americans are abusing the law to gain citizenship for their children, and that it was more of a problem among Asians. […]

Rick Perry’s Iowa chairman quits: ‘Time to move on’

Rick Perry, whose presidential campaign is struggling to raise money and is no longer paying its staff, lost his Iowa campaign chairman on Monday. Sam Clovis, one of Iowa's most prominent conservatives who had been leading Perry's campaign in the state, confirmed in an interview that he had left the Perry campaign in part because he was […]

Scott Walker: Obama should show ‘some backbone’ by canceling Chinese state visit

Angry anti-China rhetoric from U.S. politicians escalated Monday as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) called on President Obama to cancel Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to the White House next month. Walker cited the economic turmoil Monday that roiled U.S. stock markets, which analysts said began over concerns about China's slowing growth, as the […]

Bernie Sanders plays the role of media critic as well as candidate

CONWAY, N.H. — When addressing audiences, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) regularly includes the “corporate media” in a list of what’s ailing American politics these days, right alongside the outsize influence of the “billionaire class,” corporate greed and super PACs. He did so again Monday, at a rally here attended by about 750 people, complaining that […]

Rand Paul, fresh off caucus victory, will campaign in Alaska

An average of presidential polls in Iowa puts Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at just 3.3 percent support. An average of polls in New Hampshire puts him at 6.3 percent. In national polls, he's just above the threshold to make the next Republican debate, hosted by CNN. Naturally, Rand Paul is heading to Alaska. On Tuesday, […]

Jeb Bush is headed to the U.S.-Mexico border on an un-Trump tour

McALLEN, TEXAS — As Donald Trump did last month, Jeb Bush will visit the U.S.-Mexico border Monday. As Trump did, Bush will meet with local officials to discuss immigration policy and border security during his one-day trip. That's where the similarities stop. The former Florida governor's trip has been framed as a Trump contrast tour, […]

On birthright citizenship, Scott Walker takes yet another stance: Don’t change the Constitution

GOP presidential hopeful Scott Walker appears to have yet again shifted his stance on allowing the children of illegal immigrants to automatically gain U.S. citizenship. In an interview on ABC News' "This Week" on Sunday morning, Walker said he does not want to alter the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which states that "all persons […]

Trump open to taking big and small campaign contributions

Business mogul Donald Trump said Sunday that although he can self-finance his campaign, he is open to taking campaign contributions big and small — but that the money he receives will not come with expectations of political favors. "I would even take big contributors as long as they don't expect anything. Because the only people […]

Fiorina: Clinton is ‘hardworking,’ ‘intelligent’ but shouldn’t be president

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said women owe Hillary Clinton "a debt of gratitude" for paving the way for female presidential candidates — before saying that her record as secretary of state should bar her from the White House. “She's a hardworking woman. She's an intelligent woman. She has dedicated herself to public service,” Fiorina, a GOP […]

Biden, Warren huddle amid 2016 speculation

Vice President Biden huddled Saturday with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the rising liberal star who has declined to endorse a candidate for the 2016 presidential race, an impromptu meeting that came as speculation mounted over Biden's own potential candidacy, according to a report. Biden, who has begun to explore a possible presidential campaign in recent […]

Rand Paul sells Kentucky GOP on presidential caucus

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) avoided a major headache Saturday after the central committee of the Kentucky Republican Party approved of a rule change that would allow him to seek the presidency while simultaneously seeking reelection to his Senate seat. The central committee approved the caucus set for March 5, 2016, in a 111-to-36 vote. Paul […]

Ted Cruz: there is a ‘war on faith’

DES MOINES - Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) declared people of faith under assault Friday, rallying evangelical voters at an hours-long event and sparring with an Academy-Award nominated actress over gay rights at the Iowa state fair. Cruz, looking to gain traction in an early voting state with a heavy concentration of evangelical Christians, held a highly organized […]

For once, Donald Trump drops the mic

MOBILE, Ala. -- Donald Trump's rallies have the rhythm all their own, all captured live on cable TV. There is the press conference, typically first, at which the Republican presidential front-runner spars for 10 to 15 minutes with reporters, sparing no disdain. There is the mega-rally, and the hour-long speech that lasts long beyond the utterance of […]

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