Gracing the cover of Time Magazine -- bald eagle in hand and all -- Donald Trump says he's unlike every other presidential candidate in one important way: he doesn't want donors' money."They're all puppets," he told the magazine of his competitors. "They do whatever you want, especially if they're not... read more
Donald Trump is not just leading in national polls but playing a significant role in pushing the immigration debate further to the right, this time getting under the skin of a candidate previously unswayed by a field of hardliners: former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Speaking on on Bill Bennett’s conservative radio show “Morning in America” Wednesday,... read more
Running to the left of many of his GOP presidential rivals on issues like abortion and immigration, Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday made his pitch to New Hampshire voters as a relatively moderate Republican who’d reach across the aisle to balance the budget, slow the growth of Social Security and Medicaid, and secure a path for Americans to... read more
Some Republican presidential candidates are avoiding attacking frontrunner Donald Trump. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky isn’t one of them.During an interview on Wednesday in Haiti with NBC News’ Chris Jansing, Paul – who has been pulling in single digit support in GOP primary polls – accused the billionaire real estate mogul of being a “fake... read more
A half dozen Republican presidential candidates are wading into the Common Core and school choice debate on Wednesday, previewing the delicate dance that will play out on education in the 2016 election.
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By Dr. John Lapinski, Stephanie Psyllos and Hannah Hartig
With controversy swirling around Hillary Clinton’s emails and Bernie Sanders garnering large crowds of fans, there’s been a lot of buzz around whether Vice President Joe Biden will enter the presidential race. The NBC News online survey conducted by SurveyMonkey of 9,127 adults from August 7-10 found that Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters... read more
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton dismissed questions over her use of a private email server at the State Department as "nothing to worry about," saying Tuesday that the controversy was being fueled by Republicans who can't defeat her on the issues."This will burn itself out," Clinton said in an interview... read more
A combative Hillary Clinton insisted Tuesday that the process of the intelligence community's review of her email "has nothing to do with the fact that the account was personal," and she declined to answer questions about whether she attempted to wipe her personal server before handing it over to officials."It has nothing to... read more
In just 72 hours, as a new poll showed Carly Fiorina ranked as one of the top 10 Republican candidates in the 2016 field, she faced criticism from a slew of conservative blogs that attacked her for “praising Muslims” in a past speech and a business reporter declared her controversial business record as “not so sterling."
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in danger of being bumped from his spot in the much coveted group of top-10 frontrunners for the Republican presidential nomination -- which would mean he'd lose out on participating in the next primetime GOP debate. But despite the numbers – not to mention an unsourced report that Christie is considering... read more
With his call over the weekend to "end birthright citizenship," Donald Trump reignited a political debate over whether children born in the United States should be denied citizenship if their parents are undocumented immigrants.
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Donald Trump is sending the immigration debate reeling to the right -- and taking the crowded GOP presidential pack along with him -- even going as far as calling to change the U.S. constitution in order to combat illegal immigration, a policy prescription previously championed only by the most anti-immigrant firebrands in the Republican Party.
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With his penchant for name-calling and plans to deport every undocumented immigrant living in the United States, Donald Trump hasn’t exactly established a reputation of being the most tolerant guy. Yet the real estate mogul and reality TV host might nevertheless be the most LGBT-friendly Republican running for president.
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CHARLESTON, South Carolina— Jeb Bush laid out his plan to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and improve health care access for veterans during a campaign swing through South Carolina on Monday."I'm spending a lot of time learning about these issues because I intend to be president to fix a system that needs to be more focused... read more