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Donald Trump's campaign is causing a bunch of people to start talking about Mitt Romney again

Some supporters of 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney are seizing upon Donald Trump's surge to argue yet again that Romney should should enter the 2016 presidential race. "Mitt wants to run. He never stopped wanting to run," a former senior Romney adviser told New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman. Show More Summary

One of Hillary Clinton's main rivals is trolling her with a letter from her past

Back in 2008, Hillary Clinton asked her rival in the presidential election, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois), to participate in more debates than he wanted. This time around, it's Clinton who is getting challenged to participate in more debates. Show More Summary

CNN just made a major change to its debate rules that will benefit one of the GOP's most surging candidates

CNN is changing the rules for its Republican debate later this month, likely opening the door for one candidate to qualify for the main stage: former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. The network announced the change on Tuesday after more than a week of pressure from the Fiorina campaign. Show More Summary

The latest heavyweight Republican rivalry is spilling out into the open

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has repeatedly needled former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) in recent days for his supposed unwillingness to shred the Iran nuclear deal on "day one" of his presidency. Walker's sharpest critique came Monday...Show More Summary

We just got our most extensive picture yet of ISIS’ mysterious and reclusive leader

The world knows very little of the Islamic State terror group's brutal leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but a new article from counterterrorism expert Will McCants provides one of the most extensive accounts yet of his background. McCants,...Show More Summary

Everyone's talking about Trump's Jeb Bush attack ad that looks a lot like the infamous 'Willie Horton' ad from 1988

The gloves are off.  A new attack ad by Donald Trump takes aim at Jeb Bush on immigration and is stylized like the infamous 1988 "Willie Horton" political ad created by the George H.W. Bush campaign. Produced by Lamar Salter Follow BI Video:   On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Here's what Donald Trump supporters really believe

Donald Trump is still dominating his Republican rivals. A new Public Policy Polling poll released on Tuesday shows Trump leading his GOP opponents by a familiar wide margin — 29% of likely GOP primary voters nationwide support the real-estate magnate. Show More Summary

Everyone’s missing the really major development of the Syrian conflict

Persistent rumors resurfaced at the end of last month that Russia, dismayed by the difficulties that the Syrian regime has endured at the hands of ISIS and other rebel groups, has committed a large-scale force into the country to prop up the faltering Assad regime. Show More Summary

Meet the overlooked president whose name being taken off a mountain is causing everyone to freak out

Republicans are angry that President Barack Obama moved to change the name of Mount McKinley to Denali, the name given to it by native Alaskan tribes. But the Alaska Board on Geographic Names recognized the mountain's name as Denali 40 years ago. Show More Summary

Barack Obama is now on Instagram, and he's not that good at it so far

Barack Obama has taken over the White House’s Instagram feed and will be sharing photos of his trip to Alaska for the next few days. The President announced his foray into Instagramming with the following message: “Hey everyone, it's Barack. Show More Summary

Republicans rage at Obama for Mount McKinley name change: Will Washington Monument be 'Obama Monument' next?

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) has a new joke about President Barack Obama moving to rename Mount McKinley, the tallest peak in North America, to Denali. On Monday, the GOP presidential candidate asked why Obama would want to rename North America's tallest peak after the GMC Denali, the automaker's high-end line of trucks and SUVs. Show More Summary

A top Hillary Clinton ally once forwarded her a bizarre plan about impeaching Justice Clarence Thomas

In 2010, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a memo from long-time ally David Brock proposing a seemingly bizarre move: Impeaching Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. On Monday, the State Department released the latest trove of emails from Clinton's time as Secretary of State. Show More Summary

The 48 best colleges in the northeastern US

We recently released our seventh annual list of the best colleges in America, which included schools from all over the US. We decided to narrow that list down to take a closer look at the top colleges in just the northeast. Massachusetts Institute of Technology still occupied the No. Show More Summary

Watch a clerk defy a Supreme Court order and still refuse to issue a marriage license to a gay couple

A defiant county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. On Tuesday morning, as Rowan County clerk Kim Davis' office opened, two couples were denied licenses. Show More Summary

Donald Trump and Jeb Bush are taking their war to the next level

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's (R) presidential campaign torched Republican rival Donald Trump in a new campaign ad released Tuesday. Bush's attack ad purports to reveal the "real" Trump and features a series of clips from years-old interviews in which the real-estate mogul describes more liberal beliefs than he now holds. Show More Summary

Scott Walker thinks a wall between the U.S. and Canada could be a good idea

Following Trump's high ratings, Scott Walker thinks a wall between the U.S. and Canada could be a good idea. Produced by Adam Banicki Follow Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Dick Cheney is strafing Hillary Clinton's 'very, very serious' email scandal

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should be extremely concerned about the email controversy dogging her campaign. "I think it's very, very serious. I don't think it's something you're going to be able to just blow away," Cheney said on Fox News. Show More Summary

Mexico's president continued playing dominoes after learning drug lord 'El Chapo' had escaped

Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto was en route to a state visit in France when he learned that the world's most notorious drug kingpin, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán, had escaped from a high-security prison for the second time. Guzmán's brazen escape from Mexico's Altiplano prison, however, reportedly held his attention only momentarily. Show More Summary

Controversial Clinton ally trashed 'alcoholic' John Boehner in emails to Hillary

A new batch of messages from Hillary Clinton's private email account that was released on Monday evening shows she received advice about political strategy from her controversial confidante Sidney Blumenthal in the leadup to the 2010 midterm elections. Show More Summary

A State Department official once went without sleep for 4 days to finish a speech for Hillary Clinton

A State Department speechwriter once went 100 hours without sleeping in order to finish a speech for his boss, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Late Monday evening, the State Department released another batch of emails from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. Show More Summary

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