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In New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders takes aim at Hillary Clinton on trade

CONCORD – Bernie Sanders says it’s time Hillary Clinton takes a stance on a controversial trade deal that’s dividing Democrats. And the independent senator from Vermont, who’s running for the Democratic presidential nomination, told NH1 News Wednesday he’s not concerned about more competition on the left. At an event in downtown Concord Wednesday, one day […]

Clinton Foundation donors included FIFA, Qatar host committee

Former President Bill Clinton served as the honorary chairman of the U.S. committee that worked unsuccessfully to win the right to host the 2022 World Cup. The surprise winner that year was Qatar--and it turns out that the Qatari committee now planning the massive event has been a major donor to Clinton's charitable foundation. The […]

The Jindal vs Paul flame war heats up

Well, that escalated quickly. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and their respective campaigns launched one of the most aggressive media flame wars of the campaign season to date Wednesday, exchanging increasingly hostile statements over Paul's position on the Islamic State. The fight began after Paul accused military hawks in his own party of […]

Obama administration won’t seek emergency stay from Supreme Court on immigration injunction

The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it will not seek an emergency stay from the Supreme Court to immediately lift an injunction on President Obama's deferred action program for undocumented immigrants. Instead, the Department of Justice will focus on an appeals court hearing in July aimed at overturning the injunction in hopes of scoring a […]

Rand Paul shows no sign of backing off NSA fight

Last week, Sen. Rand paul (R-Ky.) led a revolt against his Republican colleagues' attempts to extend a controversial National Security Agency surveillance program. This week, he's taking the revolt to the small screen -- making a clear path to avoiding a June 1 lapse of the program hard to discern. On Tuesday, Paul (R-Ky.) went […]

Fiorina plays the gadfly, needling Clinton and getting press

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says it's a coincidence that she was in South Carolina on the same day as Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton. But it was no accident that the former Hewlett-Packard...Show More Summary

Bobby Jindal says Rand Paul ‘unsuited to be commander-in-chief’

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said Wednesday that GOP Sen. Rand Paul’s assertion that the Islamic State was created by military hawks within the Republican Party is a position that should disqualify him from the presidency. "This is a perfect example of why Senator Paul is unsuited to be Commander-in-Chief. We have men and women […]

Here’s what it sounds like when Generation X runs for president

Declaring Tupac Shakur superior to The Notorious B.I.G. Listing off favorite Clinton-era episodes of The Simpsons. A romantic epiphany that involved a foam party and a pay phone. It could all be late-night chatter in a mid-1990s dorm room – or the recent musings of Republican men vying to be the leader of the free world. […]

Campaign finance watchdogs push Justice Dept. to investigate Jeb Bush’s PAC

Two watchdog groups are pushing the Justice Department to step up enforcement of current campaign finance laws by investigating whether Jeb Bush is improperly coordinating political activities with a super PAC he launched. Bush, the former Florida governor, is preparing to formally launch a presidential bid and has established a super PAC, Right to Rise, […]

Rand Paul: Jeb Bush going to have ‘trouble’ with Republicans

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that Jeb Bush, who is seen as an early front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, is going to have problems securing the backing of his party. "I think he's going to have trouble," Paul, himself a Republican presidential candidate, said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." When asked if Bush is […]

Rand Paul: GOP hawks to blame for the Islamic State

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that the Islamic State flourished because of hawks in the Republican Party. "ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately and most of those arms were snatched up by ISIS,” Paul, using an acronym for the Islamic State, said on "Morning Joe." […]

Chris Christie planning fresh primary state swing

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) will travel to five states next month as he moves closer to launching a presidential bid, according to an itinerary obtained by The Washington Post. Included are June stops in Iowa and South Carolina, as well as three separate trips to New Hampshire, where Christie’s advisers believe his hawkish […]

Are black voters ‘fired up’ for Hillary Clinton?

Edith Childs is the Greenwood, S.C. city council woman credited with giving Barack Obama his signature call-and-response chant used during his historic 2008 presidential campaign. The question facing Hillary Clinton's campaign eight years later -- one whose answer may define the margin between success and failure: are Childs, and voters like her, now "Fired up! […]

Why Biden is (almost) King of the Internet

President Obama may be the first digital president, but on the Web, his number-two plays second fiddle to no one. Vice President Biden is simultaneously the most intentionally, and unintentionally, funny politician on social media. While it may be a chicken-and-the-egg question to ask which came first, the vice president's office have leveraged his folksy mannerisms […]

Runner-up Rick Santorum is running again

If the last several presidential cycles were an accurate predictor of the future, Rick Santorum would be the 2016 Republican nominee. Yet when the 2012 GOP runner-up announces Wednesday that he’s officially running again, it will be met with the same collective shrug it got four years ago. As he stands now -- polling around […]

Carly Fiorina aims to show up Clinton with press conference outside Clinton event

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton will cross paths Wednesday in South Carolina. And the Republican -- the only woman among the vast GOP field -- will try to show up Clinton by holding a regular old press conference. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders speaks to thousands at first big campaign rally: ‘Now is not the time for thinking small’

Sen. Bernie Sanders has been giving the same speeches for forty years. And now that he’s running for president thousands of people gathered in Burlington Vermont to hear him say it all again. “Today, with your support and the support of millions of people throughout our country, we begin a political revolution to transform our […]

Rubio: Christianity faces ‘real and present danger’ in gay marriage debate

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) warned in a newly published interview that condemnation of those who oppose gay marriage on religious grounds poses a "real and present danger" to Christianity. The interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network marked the latest input from a Republican presidential hopeful on an issue that has received widespread attention in the […]

Did George W. Bush offer to officiate at a same-sex wedding?

The office of George W. Bush says the former president doesn't recall ever offering to officiate a same-sex wedding. News about the 43rd president's possible role in a 2013 same-sex marriage in Maine came in a Boston Globe story focused mostly on Jeb Bush, the former president's younger brother who is preparing his own White […]

Scott Walker might skip Florida primary in Bush-Rubio territory

As Republicans prepare to pick their next presidential nominee, there's one primary that's already likely to get expensive and intense: Florida -- home to former governor Jeb Bush, who is likely to run, and Sen. Marco Rubio, who made his announcement in Miami. That's why Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor who has been riding high in early polls, said […]

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