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A bilingual sign stands outside a polling center at public library ahead of local elections on April 28, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (John Moore/Getty)

Poll: Democrats start 2016 with advantage among Latinos

12/18/14 12:02AM

Republican leaders have spent two years since the 2012 election warning that the party needs to improve its standing with Latino voters. But things aren’t looking any better heading into 2016 presidential election, according to the latest NBC/WSJ/Telemundo poll. read more

Hillary Rodham Clinton is viewed in the audience as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative on Sept. 23, 2014 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/CNP/Zuma)

Hillary Clinton steers clear of Cromnibus and torture report

12/15/14 07:28PM

The Democratic Party was ripped open last week as the party’s leader in the House and one of its brightest stars in the Senate openly took on the president. But party’s most likely future leader was nowhere to be found. Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and likely future presidential candidate, stayed out of the debate on the $1.1 trillion government spending bill known as the Cromnibus, as well as the partisan debate around the use of torture under the Bush administration sparked by the release of a Senate report last week. And while Clinton often waits until she has a pre-scheduled unrelated speech to address a major topic of national importance, she did not use the opportunity of an appearance Monday morning to comment on the issues. The event marked the launch of a new initiative to collect data on the participation of women and girls in the global economy, a joint venture with the philanthropic organization founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the United Nations Foundation, and the Clinton family foundation. "Data not only measures progress, it inspires progress,” Clinton said. read more

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) exits a Democratic caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 13, 2014. (Photo by Drew Angerer/The New York Times/Redux)

Elizabeth Warren isn't running -- but she'd like you to think she might

12/15/14 01:44PM

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she’s not currently running for president, but might she run in the future? She wouldn’t say when repeatedly pressed on NPR Monday morning. Instead, she just repeated the same present tense denial she’s uttered dozens of times this year: “I’m not running for president.” But it’s hardly the first time Warren, who became a progressive hero this week during a high-profile showdown over Wall Street regulation, has dodged a question on 2016. read more

Senate Banking Committee member Sen. Elizabeth Warren listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 12, 2013. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Warren and Clinton allies debate

12/14/14 01:11PM

Democrats in either of the emerging camps aligned with Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are not quite ready to fight, as a mini-debate moderated by msnbc's Steve Kornacki Sunday demonstrated. read more

Hillary Clinton appears at the ''Women for Cuomo'' event on Oct. 23, 2014. (Bryan Smith/Zuma)

It's good to be Ready for Warren -- just don't mention Clinton

12/13/14 07:38PM

It’s a good time to be Ready for Warren -- just don’t mention Hillary Clinton.When the extended network of activists hoping to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren into the 2016 presidential race gathered in Washington Saturday for a lefty organizing conference, they felt confident -- “electric,” as one put it. read more

Democratic Leaders Address Rally In Support Of Social Security And Medicare

Elizabeth's Warren moment

12/12/14 01:33PM

Elizabeth Warren is having a moment. After a week that exposed divisions inside the Democratic Party, Warren’s profile has never been higher, both in and outside the Senate. read more

Jeb Bush campains for Romney in Florida

Democrats eager to help Republicans -- tear each other apart

12/12/14 09:56AM

Democratic super PACs generally don’t try to help out Republicans. And that’s especially true for Democratic super PACs whose entire purpose on this planet is to dig up dirt on Republicans, stalk them with video trackers, and find new clever ways of embarrassing the GOP on daily basis. read more


O'Malley gets out ahead of Clinton on torture issue

12/11/14 11:43AM

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is eyeing a 2016 presidential run, got out ahead of presumed Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton by calling for the prosecution of those involved in the U.S. government’s past use of torture — an issue that has been thrust back in spotlight this week following the release of a landmark Senate report. read more

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speaks during Savannah Rep. Jack Kingston's family barbecue in Bloomingdale, Ga. on Oct. 25, 2014. (Dylan Wilson/Savannah Morning News/AP)

Ted Cruz rips 'Obama-Clinton' foreign policy in 2016 preview

12/10/14 06:35PM

In a potential preview of the 2016 presidential contest, Senator Ted Cruz lit into the “Obama-Clinton foreign policy” in a speech before the conservative Heritage Foundation on Wednesday.“Today, the consequences of the Obama-Ciinton foreign policy is that our friends no longer trust us and our enemies no longer fear us,” Cruz said. read more