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Businessman and investor Carl Icahn is pictured at a news conference in New York, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2015. (Photo by Stephen Yang/The New York Times/Redux)

Billionaire Carl Icahn endorses Donald Trump

09/29/15 10:10AM

Donald Trump scored his biggest endorsement yet on Tuesday in fellow billionaire Carl Icahn, who announced his support with a short film outlining his views.In the video, titled Danger Ahead, Icahn says that while he disagrees with Trump on “certain issues,” he believes America “needs somebody to wake it up.” “Maybe he’s brash, but he’s willing... read more

Republican presidential candidates pose for a photo op before the CNN Republican Debate begins at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

New poll has bad news for GOP and Hillary Clinton

09/29/15 09:34AM

With just over 13 months until Election Day 2016, the Republican Party should be sitting pretty. The Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, has seen her popularity drop considerably in the new NBC/WSJ poll. What’s more, 62% believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, which isn’t good news for the party holding the White House. And... read more

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at the Americans for Prosperity Road to Reform event on Aug. 14, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by John Locher/AP)

Will Ted Cruz, the anti-Washington crusader, shut down the government?

09/28/15 07:46PM

With his poll numbers falling far short of Republican presidential candidates who’ve never held elected office, Ted Cruz has a chance this week to prove he’s just as anti-Washington as his rivals atop the leaderboard, despite that pesky “Texas Sen.” title that follows him everywhere.On Tuesday, Cruz could reprise his starring role in a... read more

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders peeks out through a doorway as he listens to his introduction before delivering a speech at a campaign event in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 28, 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

Hillary Clinton's not-so-subtle message to Bernie Sanders

09/28/15 06:09PM

Hillary Clinton still refuses to engage with Bernie Sanders head on, but with the first Democratic presidential debate just two weeks away, the Democratic presidential front-runner subtly called out one of her challenger's biggest weaknesses in a new interview with MSNBC's Chuck Todd. ... read more

A protestor yells out against same-sex marriage supporters in front of the federal courthouse September 3, 2015 in Ashland, Kentucky. (Photo by Ty Wright/Getty)

NBC/WSJ poll: Anger defines 2016 electorate

09/28/15 05:56PM

One word seems to define the American public's mood more than 13 months until Election Day 2016 - anger.According to the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 62 percent of respondents believe the country is headed in the wrong direction - the 59th-straight NBC/WSJ poll over the past six years when a majority thinks things are on the wrong... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses while speaking at the New Hampshire Democratic Party State Convention in Manchester, N.H., Sept. 19, 2015. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Why Hillary Clinton is going to war with Turing Pharmaceuticals

09/28/15 04:26PM

Hillary Clinton has found a useful enemy in Turing Phamaracuitacls, the newly infamous company that jacked up the price on a drug used to treat a range of diseases from parasitic infection to AIDS.Clinton launched a pharmaceutical plan last week leek aimed at limiting the amount of money people spend on drugs. Her plans rollout came just after a... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a speech outlining his vision for tax reform at his skyscraper on Fifth Avenue on Sept. 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty)

Donald Trump's tax plan is great for Donald Trump

09/28/15 03:52PM

  Donald Trump’s position on winning is clear: He’s for it. So it’s perhaps not surprising that Trump himself looks like the biggest winner in his tax plan, which includes a number of changes that would slash taxes for himself, his company, and the children who stand to inherit his fortune. “I fight like hell to pay as little as possible,” Trump... read more

Former President Bill Clinton is interviewed by Becky Quick of CNBC at the Clinton Global Initiative, Sept. 28, 2015 in New York. (Photo by Mark Lennihan/AP)

Bill Clinton: Email controversy will 'burn itself out'

09/28/15 02:27PM

Bill Clinton said Monday that he thinks the controversy over his wife’s private email server will “burn itself out” soon, and sarcastically congratulated Republicans on driving down Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.Speaking with CNBC’s Becky Quick, the former president said he’s glad Clinton... read more

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during the National Right to Life convention, July 10, 2015, in New Orleans. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/AP)

Ben Carson sees fundraising bump after Muslim comments

09/28/15 01:47PM

RANDLEMAN, N.C. — Ben Carson raised more than $500,000 after his controversial comments that he wouldn't support a Muslim for president, campaign communications director Doug Watts said Monday.Those comments, made more than a week ago on NBC's "Meet the Press," gave the campaign a "partial bump" in fundraising that... read more

Musician Kanye West performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty)

Is Kanye serious? Rapper could be laying groundwork for 2020 run

09/28/15 11:57AM

Is a Kanye West serious? It's a question that pundits and prognosticators have been asking for weeks following the eccentric hip-hop star's declaration that he would run for president in 2020 at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.West has never been overtly political, although he is infamous for occasionally injecting himself into... read more

Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to guests gathered for a campaign meeting on the campus of Case Western Reserve University on Aug. 27, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty)

Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina: A tale of two interviews

09/28/15 09:43AM

Two interviews, two different (and revealing) answers on “Meet the Press” yesterday… The new NBC/WSJ poll on the GOP and Dem races… Introducing MTP Daily at 5:00 pm ET on MSNBC… Is Marco Rubio John Edwards, or is he John Kerry?... Make-or-break-time for Jeb?... Trump to unveil his tax plan… More NBC/WSJ poll: 72% of GOP voters dissatisfied with... read more

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action, Sept. 25, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Jose Luis Magana/AP)

Rubio: Leave me out of the Trump ‘freak show’

09/28/15 09:41AM

Presidential candidate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio dismissed GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s campaign as a ‘freak show’ on Monday.While saying he was trying to avoid feuding, Rubio fired off a few stingers in an interview with NPR’s “Morning Edition” this morning. “I’m not interested in the back-and-forth, [or] to be a member or part of his... read more