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Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the Presidential Family Forum as Ben Carson listens, Nov. 20, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Charlie Neibergall/AP)

GOP primary heats up as 2016 nears

12/01/15 06:48AM

Republican candidates have been getting into the holiday spirit this month with an increasingly contentious campaign featuring more open conflict between rivals and an ugly turn by the front-runner toward phony news that reinforces ethnic stereotypes. ... read more

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 23, 2015. (Photo by Jay LaPrete/Reuters)

Trump proposes $5 million ransom for showing up at CNN debate

11/30/15 11:37PM

MACON, Georgia — Donald Trump says he isn't joking anymore.The front-running GOP residential candidate, who often has crowds laughing during his rallies, threatened to change his joking-style because it results in him being misrepresented — both in the press and in attack ads from his opponents."They take two second snippets," he... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raises her arms while joining 13 female senators for a "Women for Hillary" endorsement event and fundraiser in Washington, Nov. 30, 2015. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

Clinton basks in glow of women senators — with one absence

11/30/15 09:35PM

There were 13 chairs lined up on stage behind Hillary Clinton’s podium here Monday night, one for each Democratic woman in the Senate -- except one. The notable no-show was Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the progressive icon whom liberal groups spent more than $1 million trying to draft into the 2016 presidential race against Clinton this... read more

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks at her phone during the 48th Munich Security Conference at the Bayerischer Hof hotel in Munich, Germany, Feb. 4, 2012. (Photo by Jim Watson/Pool/AP)

State Department releases largest batch yet of Clinton emails

11/30/15 08:21PM

The State Department on Monday released 7,800 more pages of Hillary Clinton's emails from her time as secretary of state, shedding additional light on the government's initial response following the 2012 Benghazi attacks, her own political ambitions, and even her struggle to find what channel "Homeland" is on.It is the... read more

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at the Jefferson Jackson Dinner at the Radisson Hotel, Nov. 29, 2015 in Manchester, N.H. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty)

Bernie Sanders undergoes hernia procedure

11/30/15 03:06PM

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will undergo an elective hernia procedure at a Washington, D.C. hospital on Monday, according to a statement from his Senate office.Sanders, 74, will return to his Senate duties on Tuesday following the outpatient procedure at George Washington University Hospital, according to the release.The... read more

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 23, 2015. (Photo by Jay LaPrete/Reuters)

Here’s everyone Donald Trump has insulted in November

11/30/15 01:39PM

Donald Trump’s most recent insults have been directed toward Muslims and Syrian refugees, who he has profiled and spread falsehoods about -- the same way he did with Mexicans and immigrants at the start of his campaign. The GOP front-runner has repeatedly insulted entire groups of people, journalists and his opponents since he announced his... read more

Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidates Chris Christie and Donald Trump talk during a commercial break in the first official Republican presidential debate of the 2016 campaign in Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 6, 2015. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Trump attacks Christie after key NH endorsement

11/30/15 11:48AM

It happened just like clockwork: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential campaign landed a coveted New Hampshire endorsement and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump started attacking him. “How is Chris Christie running the state of NJ, which is deeply troubled, when he is spending all of his time in NH? New Jerseyans not happy!” Trump tweeted on... read more

Republican party supporters attend the "Road to Majority" conference in Washington, June 19, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Are you ready? Only two months until the Iowa caucuses

11/30/15 10:06AM

Two months out until IowaAfter the Thanksgiving holiday and a relatively quiet week last week on the campaign trail, here is the reality -- we are now just over 60 days until the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses. Here's where your GOP race stands with two months to go: Trump (after the Paris terrorist attacks) is leading in almost every poll; Ted Cruz... read more

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley waves after speaking at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding dinner in Clear Lake, Ia., Aug. 14, 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

Democrats tee off on Trump

11/29/15 09:56PM

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire – All three Democratic presidential candidates teed off on Donald Trump here at a party event Sunday night -- with one invoking “fascism” -- and called for action in the wake Friday’s attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. While many of their GOP counterparts hesitated to discuss publically the abortion... read more

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at the Freedom 2015 National Religious Liberties Conference in Des Moines, Iowa on Nov. 6, 2015. (Photo by Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters)

Ted Cruz refocuses talk of shooting to 'vicious rhetoric on the left'

11/29/15 07:02PM

Newton, Iowa— As Ted Cruz continues to target rival Marco Rubio for backing a “massive amnesty plan,” the Texas senator refused again on Sunday afternoon to take off the table a potential path to legal status for undocumented immigrants.“Let’s demonstrate we can stop illegal immigration, we can protect our national security interests, we can... read more

Supporters of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attend a campaign event in Waterloo, Ia., Oct. 7, 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

What Trump supporters think about race and religion

11/28/15 10:49AM

Donald Trump, as many people on the left and even some on the right agree, is undoubtedly and intentionally making controversial remarks on cultural, racial and religious issues.But what's emerged as the more complicated question is whether Trump's supporters agree with all of his remarks. Are at least some of Trump's backers, as... read more

The Supreme Court Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 6, 2013. (Photo by Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times/Redux)

Republicans are running against the Supreme Court. Will Democrats?

11/27/15 02:40PM

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a former Supreme Court clerk, has called for abolishing the justices' lifetime tenure and making them run for re-election, “so long as justices on the court insist on behaving like politicians.” Florida Sen. Marco Rubio recently said of Supreme Court decisions legalizing abortion and gay marriage that when civil and... read more

Ken Belson (L) and Serge Kovaleski attend an Earth Day Eve cocktail party at the Algonquin Hotel on April 21, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty)

Reporter with disabilities disputes Trump's claim

11/27/15 01:22PM

In fighting back reports that he mocked a New York Times reporter with disabilities, GOP presidential contender Donald Trump claims that he did not poke fun at the journalist's physical features, in fact, he says he's never met the guy, so how could he? And for all his troubles, Trump is demanding that the Times issue him an apology. ... read more