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Donald Trump: Bring back waterboarding to fight Islamic State

Donald Trump said the United States should bring back waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques to fight the Islamic State, saying "we have to be strong" in the face of extreme brutality. "You know, they don't use waterboarding over there," the GOP front-runner told George Stephanopoulos in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC's "This […]

Rubio’s first TV ad warns: ‘What happened in Paris could happen here’

Sen. Marco Rubio released the first TV ad of his presidential campaign on Sunday, a 30-second commercial in which he warns about the threat of a terrorist attack in the United States. "This is a civilizational struggle between the values of freedom and liberty, and radical Islamic terror," Rubio (R-Fla.) says in the ad, speaking […]

Trump again won’t rule out a third-party run

Donald Trump is not ruling out a run for president as an independent if things go south for the front-runner in the Republican race. "I'm going to have to see what happens," he told George Stephanopoulos in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week." "I will see what happens. I have to be […]

Black activist punched at Donald Trump rally in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A white man punched and attempted to choke a black protester who was thrown on the ground at a Donald Trump rally in Birmingham on Saturday morning, as an onlooker yelled, "Don't choke him! Don't choke him!" The protester, identified by local media as well-known activist Mercutio Southall Jr., started shouting during […]

Carson: Activists should advocates for ‘all black lives, not just a few’

COLUMBIA, S.C. — At a forum to discuss criminal justice issues Saturday, the only times that Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson was applauded was when he took the stage and when he left the stage. In between, the crowd of about 150, most of them African Americans, sat in silence as Carson spent most of his […]

Chris Christie defends refugee pause with stories of 9/11

WINDHAM, N.H. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has joined most Republican governors and every GOP candidate for president in calling for the United States to stop settling Syrian refugees, has started defending that decision based on his personal experience of Sept. 11, 2001. At two town hall meetings in the first primary state, Christie accused […]

Donald Trump says he “absolutely” wants a database of Syrian refugees

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- After two days of confusion over whether or not Donald Trump wants to set up a database of Muslims living in the United States, the candidate explained his stance during a political rally on Saturday morning. "I will absolutely take database on the people coming in from Syria," Trump said, adding that […]

How Bobby Jindal might have sunk David Vitter’s campaign for governor

If Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) wins today's runoff election for governor of Louisiana, it will be the second time in a month that a Republican defied public polls to walk into a state house. But it would be the first time an election clearly turned on the issue of Syrian refugees being allowed into the […]

7 Republican presidential candidates play nice with each other — but not with Obama

DES MOINES, Iowa — Ben Carson said President Obama is an armchair quarterback. Ted Cruz said the policies Obama is advancing against the Islamic State are "helping the other team.” Marco Rubio flatly called him a "bad president." One by one, seven Republican presidential candidates took turns bashing Obama here Friday night, largely over foreign policy and […]

Looking ahead to March primaries, Clinton plants a flag in Tennessee

NASHVILLE – Looking to shore up support from Democratic primary voters -- and looking ahead to the states with March primaries – Hillary Clinton campaigned for the first time in this election in Tennessee on Friday. She began in the places that were exposed as weaknesses in her last go-around: At historically black universities in […]

Bernie Sanders launches petition drive to preserve Syrian refugee program

CHARLESTON, S.C. — As Republican presidential candidates continued to sound the alarm Friday about Syrian immigrants, Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders took a step in the opposite direction, launching a petition drive to preserve the program that facilities their arrival in the United States. “In this moment, it is particularly important that we not allow ourselves to […]

No, Chris Christie wasn’t threatened on a plane, his campaign says

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential campaign on Friday denied that the governor was verbally or physically threatened on an airplane bound for Boston, which was grounded and a passenger removed. The suggestion that Christie might have been threatened or felt threatened on the flight emerged on Twitter, when a passenger tweeted that United flight […]

What the Democrats are saying — and not saying — about the surprising results of Iowa’s youth caucus

A mock caucus among Iowa students was held this week and produced some rather surprising results. How much that matters is a matter of significant disagreement among the three Democratic campaigns. Before going further, a few things should be noted: The event, organized by the Iowa Secretary of State’s office, involved middle school and high […]

Clinton to lay out further tax cut plans on Sunday

Capitalizing on what her campaign sees as a vulnerability for rival Bernie Sanders, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will propose further tax cuts or credits aimed at the middle-class this weekend. Since last weekend’s Democratic debate, Clinton and her aides have frequently asserted that she was the only candidate onstage who promised not to raise […]

Ben Carson: ‘I hope that we have a database on everybody’

CONCORD, N.H. -- Ben Carson on Friday officially filed for New Hampshire's presidential primary, then waded through a bog of questions about whether special surveillance or "databases" were required to keep track of possible Muslims extremists. "I think we should have a database on everybody who comes into this country," Carson told reporters in the state […]

Donald Trump does not mention the concept of a Muslim database during rally in S.C.

Donald Trump's comments on the concept of creating a database of Muslims have required some deciphering. First the candidate avoiding taking a stance during an interview with Yahoo News. Then, on Thursday evening, Trump used the words "absolutely" and "certainly" when asked a series of questions by an NBC News reporter about implementing a database or system for tracking […]

NRSC can’t figure out whether it’s attacking Russ Feingold over the Patriot Act

The politics of privacy and terrorism have been scrambled in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks — so scrambled that one political committee couldn't decide whether or not one of the Democrats' top Senate candidates was vulnerable. On Thursday, The Washington Post reported on the criticism of National Security Agency reformers that came from hawkish […]

Jeb Bush calls Donald Trump’s Muslim surveillance comments ‘abhorrent’

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush knocked GOP front-runner Donald Trump for suggesting that the government expand surveillance of American Muslims, calling the suggestion of tracking Muslims in a database “abhorrent.” "There are no Christian terrorists wandering around the world trying to take out peace-loving Muslims. Show More Summary

How Bill Clinton’s losing 1974 race helped launch the Clintons’ donor network

As a 27-year-old law professor, Clinton mounted an upstart campaign against a Republican congressman in Arkansas, cementing lifelong alliances in the process.

Donald Trump would ‘certainly’ and ‘absolutely’ create a database of Muslims

NEWTON, Iowa — Donald Trump said Thursday the United States should create a database of Muslims in the country. "Oh, I would certainly implement that — absolutely," Trump said in a brief interview with NBC News following a town hall event in Iowa on Thursday evening. Trump said the government should use "a lot of systems, […]

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