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.
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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
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
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
In the wake of a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, Carly Fiorina argued Monday that it’s fair game to criticize the organization because it receives federal funding.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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