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Presidential candidates Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump speak during the Republican presidential candidate debate, Feb. 13, 2016. (Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty)

Everyone hated everyone at South Carolina GOP debate

02/14/16 12:21AM

It was the great airing of grievances. With days remaining until the South Carolina primary, seemingly every tension that’s welled up in the Republican race broke into the open in Saturday’s debate. Whether calling people a liar, a liberal, a bully, or a loser, it seems almost everyone found something that drove them insane about another... read more

Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump participate in a CBS News GOP Debate, Feb. 13, 2016 at the Peace Center in Greenville, S.C. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty)

Bush, Trump spar over George W. Bush's legacy

02/13/16 10:54PM

The legacy of George W. Bush came up for review Saturday during a boisterous back and forth that grew personal fast, with Jeb Bush jumping to his brother’s defense after Donald Trump called the war in Iraq a “big fat mistake” based on faulty premises.“I tell you they lied,” Trump said, charging that the Bush administration invaded Iraq without... read more

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at an event in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 4, 2016. (Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

President Obama pleads for more civility in politics

02/13/16 12:36PM

On the heels of a fervent  presidential contest to replace him, President Barack Obama renewed calls for civility in politics, amid divisiveness, he said, that have dominated the country’s politics discourse and pushes away people from the political process. “I’ll be the first to admit that the tone of our politics hasn’t gotten better, but... read more

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Great Bay Community College on Feb. 4, 2016 in Portsmouth, N.H. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty)

There’s only one story to watch in South Carolina’s GOP debate

02/13/16 10:43AM

There’s only one real question heading into the CBS News Republican debate on Saturday: Can anyone stop Donald Trump?The billionaire front-runner is coming off a big win in New Hampshire, has led polls in South Carolina for months, and enjoys an opposition that’s more divided than he could have hoped for, thanks to Sen. Marco Rubio’s debate... read more

Bernie Sanders answers questions on wage disparity, incarceration rates of, and reparations for, black Americans, at a forum on race and economic opportunity at Patrick Henry High School, Feb. 12, 2016, Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty)

Five questions black voters should ask Sen. Bernie Sanders

02/13/16 10:19AM

Sen. Bernie Sanders is looking to make inroads with African American voters.The campaign has embarked on a tour of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and has engaged with Black Lives Matter activists and activist-turned Mayoral candidate DeRay McKesson. On the trail, Sanders has spoken candidly about discrimination against communities... read more

Campaign workers try to pass out signs following an appearance by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Feb. 12, 2016 in Denmark, S.C. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty)

Warning signs for Hillary Clinton in South Carolina

02/12/16 07:47PM

Even before Sen. Bernie Sanders began surging in early state and national polls, the Hillary Clinton campaign viewed South Carolina as her firewall, mainly due to her much higher standing and name recognition with black voters. But there are signs that the Clinton team may be falling behind the Sanders campaign, both in terms of organizing on... read more

Former President Bill Clinton smiles for a selfie with a supporter of his wife following a speech at Whitehaven High School, Feb. 11, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. (Photo by Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal/AP)

Tales from the trail: Bill Clinton courts black voters

02/12/16 04:01PM

Want to know what the NBC News Embeds saw? Follow their daily journey to the inside of the 2016 presidential campaign here:MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- "President Clinton, you were not the first black president," Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen said while introducing Bill Clinton here on Thursday."It's true!" the visibly amused former... read more

A worker carries signs about a voter ID law that went into effect in 2016 at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections warehouse in Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 3, 2014. (Photo by Chris Keane/Reuters/Corbis)

Confusion over South Carolina ID law could keep voters away

02/12/16 03:15PM

Voting rights advocates say confusion around South Carolina’s voter ID law could keep would-be voters from the polls in the state’s pivotal Democratic primary later this month. And they claim Republican state officials are in part to blame.It’s impossible to say how significant the impact might be when Democrats go to the polls February 27. But... read more

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Tex) speaks to supporters on primary election night, Feb. 9, 2016, in Hollis, N.H. (Photo by Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

Ambassadors to Sweden and Norway confirmed, Sen. Cruz lifts hold

02/12/16 02:26PM

The Senate on Friday confirmed a handful of ambassadors and State Department officials, including the American ambassadors to Sweden and Norway — a move that came after Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, lifted his months-long hold on the nominations which were in place because of his objection to the Iran nuclear deal.In... read more

Bernie Sanders arrives at a rally for students at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., Feb. 6, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Has the Dem race become a referendum on Sanders, not Clinton?

02/12/16 09:47AM

Has the Democratic race turned into a referendum on Bernie Sanders, not Hillary Clinton?A remarkable turn of events is now taking place in the Democratic presidential race: The contest has turned into a referendum on Bernie Sanders, not Hillary Clinton -- or at least that's what the Clinton campaign is attempting. That's our takeaway... read more

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks at a campaign rally at Palace Theater on Feb. 8, 2016 in Manchester, N.H. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty)

Eric Garner's daughter appears in video for Sanders

02/11/16 07:28PM

Bernie Sanders' campaign is out with a powerful new video featuring the daughter of Eric Garner, an African-American man whose death after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York City police officer drew national outrage.In the online video given exclusively to NBC News, Erica Garner delivers emotional testimony about her father and... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Verizon Wireless Arena on Feb. 8, 2016 in Manchester, N.H. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty)

GOP field running out of time to stop Donald Trump

02/11/16 05:26PM

GOP field running out of time to stop Donald TrumpTime is running out fast for the “anyone but Trump” wing of the Republican Party. Donald Trump’s march to the nomination is far from inevitable after a resounding New Hampshire victory, but the state’s failure to whittle down the field to a manageable number is threatening to tip the delegate... read more