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Today in Politics: Jeb Bush Heads to Liberty University to Court a Wary Crowd

Jeb Bush is heading to Virginia to smooth a recent trouble spot among grass-roots evangelicals.

Security to be Beefed Up at the White House to Deter Fence Jumpers

A White House moat will have to wait, but new security measures are on the way.

False prophets drove Phoenix jihadis to Garland, Texas

Despite a long career of lampooning human folly, it has only been in recent years that I have fully appreciated the strong predilection among Homo sapiens to willingly and fervently believe in preposterous ideas. The shooting at the Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, provided a full display...

T. Boone Pickens, With Cash, Backs Jeb Bush

The oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens is backing former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida for president, saying he had donated $100,000 to help give Mr. Bush a leg up in the 2016 election.

Verbatim: Chris Christie Defends Tom Brady

The governor of New Jersey called the scandal over deflated footballs "overblown."

N.S.A. Ruling Divides Republican Candidates

The Republican candidates for president lined up on different sides of the debate over whether the nation's intelligence agencies should be allowed to collect data about Americans after a court ruled Thursday that the National Security Agency had acted outside the law.

Martin O’Malley Hires Political Director Before Likely Run

Karine Jean-Pierre will be taking on the role of national political director for former Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat who is expected to announce his presidential candidacy in the coming weeks.

Jeb Bush Plans to Spend More Time in Iowa

Next week, Jeb Bush will join others considering White House bids at the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Dinner, participate in a town hall meeting, and attend a fund-raiser with Senator Charles E. Grassley.

Iowans Unfazed by Criticism of Hillary Clinton

A new poll shows Hillary Rodham Clinton with a commanding lead in Iowa among rivals for the Democratic nomination, with 60 percent of likely caucusgoers supporting her.

Today in Politics: A Distant Finish Line in a Crowded Republican Race

Hope you are enjoying this rumpus of a Republican primary, because it might go on for a very long time.

Huckabee Strikes Populist Stance in Iowa Factory Visit

Mike Huckabee visited a valve factory in Iowa and, surrounded by workers in overalls and safety glasses, struck a blue-collar populism that he hopes will make him stand out with the state's conservatives come caucus time.

Hillary Clinton Puts White House in Awkward Position on Immigration

If the president had pushed his legal authority as far as it would go on immigration, does that mean that Mrs. Clinton would be violating the law if she were to go further?

Questions for Hillary Clinton: Immigration

Hillary Rodham Clinton has scarcely been answering questions from reporters on the campaign trail.

For 2016 Candidates, a Mix of Musical Talents

The presidential candidates have at least one thing in common -- their love of music.

Bernie Sanders Urges Breaking Up Big Banks

Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont and a 2016 Democratic candidate for president, says banks should not be too big to fail.

First Draft Focus: Elton John Has a Simple Message for Congress

Elton John testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the need for global AIDS programs.

Jeb Bush Is Failing to Impress Iowa Republicans, Poll Shows

Former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, who has been on a fund-raising tear, might want to spend some more time in Iowa.

Today in Politics: Clinton Has Weathered Early Storms, Poll Suggests

Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign has been under siege with questions about the Clinton Foundation’s foreign donations. But so far, there’s little evidence it has sunk in with voters

A Path to Citizenship, Clinton Says, ‘Is at Its Heart a Family Issue’

At a campaign event in Las Vegas, Hillary Rodham Clinton said a chance at citizenship for undocumented immigrants would be the centerpiece of her plan to overhaul the immigration system.

Bernie Sanders' "socialism" may have mainstream appeal

Finally, conservatives have a real socialist to go crazy about. Instead of concocting dark fairytales about how Barack Obama, a very conventional liberal Democrat, is a secret Marxist who wants to destroy the American way of life, they can shriek about Bernie Sanders, the independent Vermont senator...

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