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Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a rally following the Democratic presidential candidate debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Ia., Nov. 14, 2015. (Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty)

Clinton campaign: Criticism on 9/11 comment 'unfair'

11/15/15 05:54PM

heAMES, Iowa – Hillary Clinton’s campaign is pushing back strongly on criticism from her Democratic and Republican rivals, who are accusing her of politicizing the 9/11 terror attacks after she referenced them Saturday night in the second Democratic Presidential debate while defending political contributions she received from Wall Street."I... read more

Republican presidential candidates line up 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)

GOPers zero in on Syrian refugees in aftermath of Paris attack

11/15/15 04:13PM

A top White House adviser said on Sunday that the Obama Administration will still accept 10,000 Syrian refugees into the U.S., even as Republicans continue to rail against the president’s plan in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.Obama’s deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes said that the commander-in-chief will not give... read more

U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. Security Advisor Susan Rice prior to the opening session of the Group of 20 (G20) Leaders summit summit in Antalya, Turkey, Nov. 15, 2015. (Photo by Cem Oksuz/Reuters)

Obama, Putin go head to head on G20 sidelines

11/15/15 02:40PM

BELEK, Turkey — Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama talked to each other for more than 30 minutes in an informal meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Turkey on Sunday.The presidents and two associates could be seen in an intense huddle in a group of chairs around a coffee table on the sidelines of... read more

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at a campaign town hall meeting in Franklin, N.H., Nov. 13, 2015. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Jeb Bush calls for US to lead war against ISIS

11/15/15 01:11PM

GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush wants the United States to declare war on ISIS. Speaking on “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Bush made clear that America has a responsibility to lead in the fight against radical Islamists. The former Florida governor listed a number of actions he thinks President Barack Obama should take, including declaring a no... read more

Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during the Sunshine Summit conference being held at the Rosen Shingle Creek on Nov. 13, 2015 in Orlando, Fla. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty)

Hillary Clinton's 'radical Islam' answer strikes a nerve with GOP

11/14/15 11:33PM

  For Republicans watching the Democratic debate, the highlights could be condensed into two words: Radical Islam. Early in the debate, Secretary Hillary Clinton was asked about a longtime GOP complaint that President Obama’s refusal to describe America’s war abroad as a battle against “radical Islam” is a sign of weakness. While she described... read more

Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders (L), former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley pose on stage ahead of the second debate in Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 14, 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

Clinton fends off challenges over ISIS

11/14/15 09:54PM

DES MOINES, Iowa - Hillary Clinton pushed off challenges from rivals Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley debate over the circumstances that led to the rise of the Islamic state in Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate. With the stunning terror attacks in Paris posing a grim backdrop to the debate, Clinton defended the Obama administration’s... read more

An empty debate room is seen before the start of the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Wynn Las Vegas resort and casino on Oct. 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

2016 candidates juggle tragedy with inevitable politics

11/14/15 12:31PM

In the wake of devastating terror attacks in Paris, presidential candidates juggled tragedy and politics as they continued on the campaign trail — with Democrats heading into a debate and Republicans attending the Sunshine Summit, a multi-candidate gathering in Florida. ... read more

Republican Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during a town hall event at Bob Jones University, Nov. 13, 2015, in Greenville, S.C. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/AP)

Ben Carson avoids topic of race at Bob Jones University

11/14/15 12:03AM

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson largely avoided the issue of race during a town hall appearance Friday at Bob Jones University (BJU), a school that became a flashpoint in the 2000 GOP presidential primary over its longstanding ban on interracial dating. But based on interviews with nearly a dozen BJU students, about half of whom... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the Sunshine Summit conference being held at the Rosen Shingle Creek on Nov. 13, 2015 in Orlando, Fla. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty)

GOP event highlights party feuds and clashing immigration stances

11/13/15 09:00PM

The Republican Party’s immigration battles boil over on Friday, with Donald Trump’s mocking criticism of immigrants and attacks of authenticity dominating the a Republican summit in Orlando.Donald Trump decrying undocumented immigrants as criminals and Americans as “suckers” who have to “pay for” undocumented immigrants once in the U.S.;... read more

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during the Sunshine Summit conference being held at the Rosen Shingle Creek on Nov. 13, 2015 in Orlando, Fla. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty)

Ted Cruz turns on legal immigration

11/13/15 03:46PM

In a major reversal, Senator Ted Cruz proposed new restrictions on legal immigration on Friday after previously calling for a major expansion of visas for foreign workers. Under Cruz’s proposal, the government would freeze legal immigration levels so long as labor participation rates remain “below historic averages.” Republicans frequently cite... read more