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For Bernie Sanders, Brooklyn Roots Pose a Test, History Shows

While voters seem to be increasingly gravitating to Bernie Sanders's message, his candidacy raises another question: Is the nation finally ready to embrace a politician from New York City’s most populous borough?

Baiting a Hook in Minneapolis, Bernie Sanders Was Torn Between Herring and Bagels

What do you serve for a Bernie Sanders breakfast in Minnesota? A snippet about a time when the Vermont senator started attracting a larger following, near the start of his presidential campaign.

Chris Christie Takes Some Ribbing From Jimmy Fallon

Gov. Chris Christie’s appearance with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” seemed less an interview and more a casual-yet-caffeinated banter between on-screen friends.

Today in Politics: Bush Is Still Waiting for Polling to Catch Up With Fund-Raising

Jeb Bush's campaign is hoping a new month will help bridge the sustained gap between his success in fund-raising and his lagging poll numbers.

White House Sidesteps Hubbub About Obama’s Future Role at Columbia

A passing comment by Columbia University's president touched off a flurry of expectations that President Obama would affiliate with his alma mater after he leaves office, but the White House said no decisions had been made.

Rick Perry’s Woes Continue as Iowa Staff Is Cut to One Person

Former Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has whittled his staff in Iowa to one paid operative amid continuing fund-raising struggles.

Ben Carson Ties Donald Trump in Iowa Poll

Donald J. Trump likes to brag that he leads his Republican rivals in every poll, but a new poll of Iowans showed him with company — including Ben Carson — at the top of the field.

Dick Cheney Jabs at Hillary Clinton’s Emails and Urges Joe Biden to Run

In an interview with CNN, former Vice President Dick Cheney said Hillary Rodham Clinton was "sloppy and unprofessional" using a private email account. He also encouraged his successor, Joseph R. Biden Jr., to "go for it."

Valerie Plame Is Among Hillary Clinton’s September Fund-Raisers

Valerie Plame, the former C.I.A. officer, and her husband, Joseph C. Wilson, will take part in an event next month for Hillary Rodham Clinton, one of a number of campaign fund-raisers scheduled in California.

Today in Politics: Hillary Clinton, Facing a Difficult Summer, Flexes Her Muscle

As Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont continues to gain on her in the polls and as Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. considers joining the race, Hillary Rodham Clinton has increased her efforts to show her foundational support.

Hillary Clinton Secures Backing of Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire

Ms. Shaheen, the popular Democrat from New Hampshire and the first woman to be elected senator and governor in the state, will publicly endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton next Saturday, Mrs. Clinton’s campaign said.

Republican Candidates Address Donald Trump and Volatility in Polls

As the summer of Donald J. Trump winds down, some of the real estate mogul’s rivals took to the Sunday political talk shows, discussing plans for emerging from Mr. Trump’s shadow in the Republican field.

Iowa Poll Suggests Dangers for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s Strengths

The most respected Iowa poll finds that Mrs. Clinton’s lead over Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has shrunk to just 7 percentage points, while Mr. Trump’s favorability with Republicans has sharply increased,

Bernie Sanders Warns Democrats They May Not Win in 2016 Without Him

Taking his outsider message into the heart of the Democratic establishment, Bernie Sanders warned party leaders that the huge crowds he has drawn may not vote for Democratic candidates in 2016 unless he is at the top of the ticket.

Martin O’Malley Rails at Democrats for Debate Schedule ‘Rigged’ to Aid Hillary Clinton

The former Maryland governor accuses Democrats of trying to suppress debate among their presidential candidates while Republicans are spewing "racist hate."

First Draft Focus: The Week in Political Pictures

The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, campaign barbecue and an outstanding teenager in New Hampshire in this week’s political pictures.

Hillary Clinton Blasts G.O.P. as ‘Party of Trump,’ Not Lincoln

Mrs. Clinton mocked Mr. Trump and attacked him and his Republican rivals on immigration.

Marco Rubio Urges a More Aggressive Approach Toward China

Marco Rubio issued a sharp critique of China's behavior on Friday, using a speech in South Carolina and an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal to fault Beijing on military expansionism, cybertheft, human rights abuses and "economic misconduct."

Scott Walker Vows to Defeat ISIS and Assails Democrats

Scott Walker struck an aggressive posture in a foreign policy speech, taking aim equally at America's enemies in the Middle East and the Wisconsin governor's political rivals in both parties.

Marco Rubio Lashes Out at Hillary Clinton Over ‘Terrorist’ Remark

Senator Marco Rubio called Hillary Rodham Clinton "desperate" after her remarks at a campaign rally a day earlier that compared Republican candidates to terrorists on their views about women's issues.

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