Not one to shy away from name-calling, Donald Trump again showed Tuesday what happens when he's on the receiving end of an insult from a rival.Appearing in the home state of South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who recently labeled Trump "a jackass," Trump claimed that Graham -- whom he called a "lightweight" and a "... read more
Can John Kasich get traction in the Summer of Donald? ... Kasich announces his presidential bid at 11:00 am ET from Ohio … But he has work to do to make that first GOP debate … MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt profiles John Kasich ... Trump exploits the GOP’s two great weaknesses, per the New Yorker … Over/under on 2016 TV ad spending: $4.4 billion — and that... read more
Hed: Scott Walker’s the frontrunner to win Iowa. Here’s how he plans to do it.Subhed: Scott Walker is running hard to the right and playing up his Midwestern roots in Iowa.Byline: Benjy sarlin Plainfield, Iowa – “I’m proud to have grown up as a Midwesterner spending my time both in Iowa and Wisconsin,” Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker told the... read more
Trump vs. McCain continues… Is this a tipping point? Or is it simply the beginning?... The governing wing of the GOP (McCain) vs. its aggrieved/bombastic side (Trump)… The 2016 Republicans tee off on Trump -- with one exception… Why Fox and GOP can’t dump Trump from that first debate… Four additional questions we have on Trump vs. McCain… Jeb... read more
Presidential contender Jeb Bush weighed in on the latest Donald Trump controversy on Monday, telling reporters that the real estate mogul turned Republican candidate should apologize for questioning Sen. John McCain's military service.
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In his first interview since making remarks critical of Sen. John McCain's war record, Donald Trump on Sunday did not back down, saying he doesn't owe the Arizona Republican an apology and that former GOP presidential nominee "has done nothing to help the veterans except talk."
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At the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa on Saturday, Republican presidential candidates addressed social conservative activists, who quizzed them on such topics as gay marriage, abortion, immigration, and foreign policy.
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Donald Trump said on Saturday that GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona was “not a war hero” because he had been taken prisoner by the Vietcong, prompting a firestorm of criticism from Republican leaders.
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After a slow start, the Democratic presidential contest officially began here Friday night.In front of 1,300 activists here, all five of the 2016 Democratic presidential candidates gathered for the first time in one place together. While sparks did not fly on stage, supporters of rival candidates faced off outside and tried to out-do each other... read more
Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb called for letting service members carry weapons at military facilities in light of the shooting at two Marine recruiting offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee this week, in an exclusive interview with msnbc. Webb, a former Marine, said he is not only heartbroken by the shooting but also concerned “about... read more
PHOENIX –Sen. Elizabeth Warren asked progressives judge all presidential contenders with a very simple litmus test: do they support the bill introduced to end Wall Street bonuses for outgoing executives taking government jobs?“It’s bill that any presidential candidate should be able to cheer for,” she declared to thundering applause. “That’s why... read more
For the first time, the entire 2016 Democratic presidential field will gather together in one place Friday night in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. All five candidates, from prohibitive frontrunner Hillary Clinton to self-funding longshot Lincoln Chafee, will make their pitches at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Hall of Fame dinner. It will be fist chance for... read more
Just days after Donald Trump drew thousands to rally behind anti-immigrant rhetoric here in Phoenix, thousands of the country’s progressives are descending on the same city for a weekend of politics at the other end of the spectrum.The left wing of the Democratic Party will join together for three full days of organizing workshops, at least one... read more