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Buttons urging a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential candidacy in Davenport, Iowa, where Clinton was taking part in a campaign rally in support of Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley on Oct. 28, 2014. (Daniel Acker/The New York Times)

Ex-Clinton super PAC official to publish insider account

10/06/15 05:02AM

A former official with the now defunct Ready for Hillary super PAC is finalizing a book about his experience with the group that worked to pro-Clinton group, which laid the groundwork for the Democrats, msnbc has learned.Seth Bringman was the first employee of the Ready for Hillary super PAC after it formed in early 2013, and served as... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during her campaign stop at the Broward College Hugh Adams Central Campus on Oct. 2, 2015 in Davie, Fla. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty)

Hillary Clinton ad to highlight McCarthy Benghazi comments

10/05/15 11:00PM

Hillary Clinton's first ad to air on national cable will highlight House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's comments linking the House Benghazi Committee to Clinton's political fortunes.In the ad, a narrator says "The Republicans finally admit it" before airing McCarthy's remark that "Everybody thought Hillary... read more

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., talks to CNBC correspondent John Harwood, left, during an interview at the New York Stock Exchange, Oct. 5, 2015. (Photo by Mark Lennihan/AP)

Explaining Marco Rubio's confusing immigration answers

10/05/15 09:29PM

Sen. Marco Rubio appeared to back off another provision of the bipartisan immigration bill he passed then abandoned on Monday, telling CNBC's John Harwood he no longer supported the legislation's 10-year path to a green card for undocumented immigrants. Rubio's spokesman, however, denied that the Senator has shifted his position.... read more

Rep. Jason Chaffetz talks with reporters before attending a House Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Five things to know about House speaker hopeful Jason Chaffetz

10/05/15 07:30PM

Over the weekend, Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced a surprise challenge to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s presumed selection as the next Speaker of the House, adding another layer of drama for the long-fractured Republican Party.Noting that McCarthy had to overcome “a math problem” in order to get the 218 votes needed to succeed outgoing... read more

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a 'Grassroots' organizational event at Broward State College in Davie, Fla. Oct. 2, 2015. (Photo by Joe Skipper/Reuters)

Hillary Clinton slams Jeb Bush over 'stuff happens' comment

10/05/15 12:12PM

Hillary Clinton slammed Jeb Bush’s recent comments on gun control Monday, as she rolled out her own gun reform policy in New Hampshire.Bush said at a forum on Friday that when “stuff happens” like shootings, the appropriate response is not to legislate. "Stuff happens, there's always a crisis and the impulse is always to do something... read more

Senator Hillary Clinton delivers an "editorial response" to SNL's parody of this week's Democratic debate with Amy Poehler who plays Clinton on the show, March 1, 2008. (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty)

Hillary Clinton tends bar, impersonates Trump in 'SNL' cameo

10/04/15 12:53AM

If Hillary Clinton doesn't become president, maybe she'll consider bartending.The Democratic front-runner played a sympathetic bar keep named "Val" opposite Kate McKinnon's celebrated impression of Clinton in Saturday Night Live's season premiere on NBC.In the sketch, McKinnon's Clinton is blowing off some... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks about his tax plan during a news conference, Sept. 28, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Julie Jacobson/AP)

Donald Trump defends gun rights in wake of Oregon college shooting

10/03/15 10:38PM

As nine families in Roseburg, Oregon struggle to come to terms with the sudden and senseless loss of their loved ones at the hands of a 26-year-old gunman, the political world is figuring out what, if anything, can be done to stop it from happening again.Out on the campaign trail in Franklin, Tennessee, folks awaiting Donald Trump had all but... read more

Vice President of the United States Joe Biden speaks on stage during the 2015 Concordia Summit at Grand Hyatt New York on Oct. 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty)

Biden and Clinton court LGBT community while offering differing tones

10/03/15 10:07PM

Vice President Joe Biden told gay rights activists in Washington Saturday that LGBT equality would come easier now, just hours after Hillary Clinton warned the same group further change would be difficult.Biden is close to deciding on a 2016 presidential bid against Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, and the LGBT community is an important... read more

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sits in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill March 19, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Jason Chaffetz to launch bid for House speaker

10/02/15 06:31PM

Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will launch a run for speaker of the House, NBC News confirms.The Utah congressman's entry into the race - which he will officially announce Sunday - sets up a contentious fight for the speakership with House Majority Leader Kevin... read more

In this Sept. 30, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump talks during a campaign stop in Keene, N.H. (Photo by Steven Senne/AP)

Donald Trump backs out of Q&A with Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

10/02/15 04:00PM

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has pulled the plug on his highly-anticipated question-and-answer session next week with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the group announced on Friday.Trump’s decision was  “motivated by the concern of being ‘put on trial,’” the organization’s  communications director,  Ammar Campa-Najjar,... read more

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks to voters during a town hall meeting at the Ocean Reef Convention Center on Sept. 22, 2015 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty)

GOP candidates' positions on guns unchanged after Oregon shooting

10/02/15 02:28PM

In the aftermath of a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, presidential candidates have been responding and addressing the issue of gun control, which inevitably arises in the aftermath of a mass shooting. And their positions are not much different than after previous mass shootings.Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who once received an ... read more

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the Concordia Summit in New York, Oct. 1, 2015. (Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

Joe Biden: 'I'm not Bernie Sanders'

10/01/15 08:20PM

Vice President Joe Biden, who is close to making a decision on presidential run against the Vermont Senator, said Thursday night that he’s not Bernie Sanders but is instead a “realist.”Speaking to the Concordia Summit on public-private partnerships in New York City, Biden mentioned his potential rival in an aside about lingering issues with the... read more