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Nevada State Director for Bernie Sanders Is Leaving the Campaign

As Mr. Sanders prepared for a major rally in Nevada on Sunday, an aide to the candidate confirmed that Jim Farrell, his state director there, would not continue in his role.

Ben Carson Pushes Back Against Questions of Honesty

Ben Carson emphatically defended himself on Sunday against mounting claims that he has embellished his biography as his Republican rival, Donald J. Trump, sought to cast new doubt on the honesty of the retired neurosurgeon.

Hillary Clinton Proposes More Research Into Medicinal Marijuana

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday proposed reclassifying marijuana to make it a less dangerous substance and to encourage more research into its medicinal benefits.

Donald Trump Is Breezy, but Not Very Funny, as Host on ‘Saturday Night’

The candidate's gig as a guest host suggested he is most at ease when hosting his own, seemingly never-ending TV show, rather than somebody else’s.

Consulting Firm With Clinton Ties Denies Influencing State Department Policy

The head of a consulting firm founded by one of Bill Clinton’s closest aides pushed back against allegations that the firm had undue influence on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s diplomatic work.

First Draft Focus: The Week in Political Pictures

Book signings, a pheasant hunt, primary deadlines and demonstrations in Rockefeller Center in this week in political pictures.

Marco Rubio’s Campaign Adds Communications Staffer

Joe Pounder, a founder of the Republican opposition research firm America Rising, will join Senator Marco Rubio's campaign communications team as soon as next week.

Ben Carson Admits He Was Never Accepted to West Point

Ben Carson acknowledged never having applied to West Point, despite assertions over the years that implied he had been accepted there.

Donald Trump Takes Shots at Ben Carson After Accounts of His Youth Are Questioned

Donald J. Trump's attacks follow a CNN report that questioned stories Ben Carson has told about his youth, particularly an episode that he has described repeatedly, an attempted stabbing of a friend.

Democrats Bring Revised Battle Plans to an Unofficial Showdown

Hillary Rodham Clinton will meet her Democratic opponents on Friday night in a presidential candidates forum in Rock Hill, S.C., where she likely will be pressed to respond to Senator Bernie Sanders's recent attacks.

Jeb Bush Soured on Vice President Quayle, New Book Says

Mr. Bush doesn’t show up a lot in the new biography of his father, but his advice about Dan Quayle during the 1992 re-election campaign offers some insight into his brand of conservative politics leavened by political pragmatism.

Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee, in Big Blow to Their Campaigns, Are Cut From Main Debate Stage

Fox Business Network, the host of the next Republican presidential debate next week in Milwaukee, announced the qualifiers for the main stage, and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey did not quite make the cut.

Taking a Break, John Kasich Practices His Golf Swing

Gov. John Kasich took a few minutes to hit a few golf balls after a speech in New Hampshire.

Donald Trump Sent Sheldon Adelson a Glossy Booklet of Photos

As a gift this summer, Donald J. Trump sent Sheldon Adelson the memento from a February gala in New York, though the presidential candidate has insisted he has not sought financial help from the casino magnate or any other major don...

David Vitter Is Dealt Setback in Louisiana Governor’s Race

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, one of Senator David Vitter’s Republican rivals in the primary, endorsed the Democrat in the runoff election for Louisiana governor, State Representative John Bel Edwards, citing ethical behavior as the most important trait for a public servant.

Ben Carson Releases Rap Ad on the Radio

Ben Carson released a radio ad that uses a rap song to make an appeal to black voters.

Marco Rubio Lashes Back at Donald Trump Over Credit Card Flap

One day after declining to return fire at Donald J. Trump for ridiculing his past difficulties with a credit card, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida lashed back, mocking the real estate magnate for his own record of bankruptcies.

Donald Trump’s Radio Ads, Like His Stump Speech, Promise ‘Great’ Things

"Politicians are all talk, no action," Donald J. Trump says in one of the radio ads airing in the coming weeks in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. "My opponents have no experience in creating jobs or making deals."

Death penalty inherently lets government kill innocent Americans

In my experience, drinking with a nun is not an ordinary occurrence, but, two weeks ago, I had the honor of sharing a bit of whiskey on the rocks with an extraordinary woman of fatih, Sister Helen Prejean, as she wound down from another evening of agitating against the death penalty. Sister Helen...

First Draft Focus: Throwback Thursday — Rigors of Campaigning

Dwight D. Eisenhower, then the Republican presidential nominee, napped between campaign stops in 1952.

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