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Dr. Ben Carson greets guests gathered for the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Dinner at the Iowa Events Center on May 16, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty)

Ben Carson's outsider appeal

09/01/15 09:39AM

In this summer of Donald Trump, there’s another political outsider who is now surging in the polls: Ben Carson. In addition to Saturday’s Des Moines Register poll that showed him a close second to Donald Trump in Iowa, a Monmouth poll released yesterday finds the former neurosurgeon tied with Trump in the Hawkeye State. What’s going on here?... read more

Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during an education summit, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Londonderry, N.H. (Photo by Jim Cole/AP)

Chris Christie jokes he may ‘go nuclear’ at next GOP debate

09/01/15 01:11AM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is griping about not being asked very many questions during the first Republican presidential debate. And if it happens again at the next Q&A on Sept. 16, the governor joked that he may just have to “go nuclear.”Christie—who is pulling single digit support in national polls —made the remarks during an... read more

Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson looks on during church services at Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church on Aug. 16, 2015 in Des Moines, Ia. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty)

Ben Carson ties Donald Trump in new poll

08/31/15 01:04PM

Dr. Ben Carson tied Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in a new poll of likely Iowa Republicans on Monday, marking the first time any other Republican has managed to dethrone Trump from the top slot. The famed pediatric neurosurgeon could not be less like Trump: he’s soft-spoken where Trump is bombastic and anecdotal where Trump is broad and... read more

Donald Trump and his wife Melania stand on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of the exhibition "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" in New York May 2, 2011. (Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters)

Meet Melania Trump: 2016’s most surprising spouse

08/31/15 12:09PM

Meet Melania Trump: 2016’s most surprising wife The first and only time America saw Melania Trump on the campaign trail, she was gliding down a gilded escalator with husband Donald; midriff-baring, beaming proudly, and quite unlike the rest of 2016’s wives. The former model and designer didn’t say a word. Instead, it was daughter Ivanka who... read more

Ben Carson, 2016 Republican presidential candidate, greets attendees as he tours the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Ia., Aug. 16, 2015. (Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty)

August 2016's winners and losers

08/31/15 09:38AM

This past weekend’s new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll of Iowa perfectly captures the presidential candidates who won August and the summer -- and those who didn’t. The winners on the Republican side: Donald Trump (who’s in first place in that Iowa poll at 23%) and Ben Carson (second at 18%). The winner on the Democratic side: Bernie Sanders... read more

The early morning sun begins to rise behind the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty)

The United States of frustration: Poll shows voters are fed up

08/31/15 09:14AM

As the nation nears a presidential election dominated by political outsiders, a new poll reports vast voter dissatisfaction and frustration with the nation.Just 2% of Americans say they’re “very satisfied” with the way things are going in the U.S. A full 71% of Americans told Quinnipiac the were dissatisfied with the state of the nation; of that... read more

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to a question from a reporter at a campaign fundraiser at the home of car dealer Ernie Boch Jr. in Norwood, Mass., Aug. 28, 2015. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Donald Trump takes aim at Huma Abedin and 'perv' Anthony Weiner

08/29/15 12:53AM

Donald Trump ratcheted up his attacks on Hillary Clinton at a private house party on Friday night, taking particular aim at Clinton's aide Huma Abedin and Abedin's husband Anthony Weiner.Speaking to a boisterous audience of donors in the yard outside the home of car czar Ernie Boch in Norwood, Massachusetts, Trump hit Democratic... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton waits to be introduced before speaking about rural issues at the Des Moines Area Community College, Aug. 26, 2015, in Ankeny, Iowa. (Photo by Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Former AG Michael Mukasey says he's wrong about Clinton emails

08/28/15 09:42AM

Former U.S. attorney general Michael Mukasey says he was wrong to suggest that if Hillary Clinton was ever convicted of destroying government records by erasing the contents of her email server, she would be legally unqualified for the presidency.The suggestion came Monday from Mukasey, a former federal judge who served as attorney general... read more

Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to guests gathered for a campaign event on the campus of Des Moines Area Community College on Aug. 26, 2015 in Ankeny, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty)

GOPer: Clinton getting 'pantsuit in a twist' over voter purge

08/27/15 11:39AM

A nasty spat between Hillary Clinton and Kris Kobach, Kansas’ top elections official, is offering a preview of the fights over voting that are likely to be a constant feature of the 2016 presidential race. It’s also providing a reminder of how Republican attacks on Clinton often can't resist playing off her gender. ... read more

In this May 26, 2015 file photo, Vice President Joe Biden listens to remarks to the media during a meeting between President Barack Obama and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Pablo

Is Biden stoking the fire -- or throwing cold water on it?

08/27/15 09:18AM

We heard Vice President Joe Biden talk about his thoughts on a 2016 run for the first time since the speculation took off earlier this month, and he sounded like a man who’s too personally wounded to jump into the presidential waters with both feet. In a conference call with DNC members yesterday to talk about the Iran deal, Biden said, “I'... read more

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at an event in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 9, 2014. (Photo by Susan Walsh/AP)

Could this be the poll Joe Biden was waiting for?

08/27/15 08:02AM

In a finding sure to pour fuel on intense speculation about a potential Joe Biden presidential run, a new national poll suggests Biden could be a stronger general election pick than Hillary Clinton for Democrats. Meanwhile, the poll finds Donald Trump has expanded his lead over the rest of the Republican field. read more

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