House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is in damage control mode following his suggestion that the Republican-led Benghazi committee was created for political reasons -- remarks that Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has seized on to discredit the investigation.
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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
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
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
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
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
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ surprising success in the 2016 Democratic primary is good for the party, Hillary Clinton said Monday morning at a wide-ranging town hall in New Hampshire broadcast by NBC’s "TODAY."
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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
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 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
Hillary Clinton called on Congress to pass the Federal Equality Act and vowed to make LGBT rights a top priority as president in a speech Saturday to a prominent gay rights organization."I see the injustices and the dangers that you and your families still face and I'm running for president to end them once and for all," Clinton... read more
DUBUQUE, Iowa — After a campaign dominated for months by Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s various feuds, a new rivalry is taking center stage that may ultimately have a far bigger impact on the GOP race: Jeb Bush versus Marco Rubio.
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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
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
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