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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at The New School on July 13, 2015 in New York, N.Y. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty)

Clinton lays out economic vision, calls out Republican opponents

07/13/15 11:45AM

In her most comprehensive remarks on economic policy yet, Hillary Clinton said she would focus squarely on raising middle-class wages and went after her Republican candidates by name.As Republicans call for growing the economy and liberals call for tackling economic inequality, Clinton chose a different tack, saying, “The defining economic... read more

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at the Georgia Republican Convention, May 15, 2015, in Athens, Ga. (Photo by David Goldman/AP)

Marco Rubio's 2016 campaign brings in $12 million

07/13/15 09:40AM

Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign announced on Monday that it raised $12 million in the second fundraising quarter of this year , an amount  -- when combined with the cash his allied groups brought in– that catapults the Florida senator to the top tier of GOP candidates in terms of fundraising. In addition to the $12 million, Rubio’s... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at FreedomFest on July 11, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by John Locher/AP)

Donald Trump finds anti-immigrant ally in Sheriff Joe Arpaio

07/11/15 10:47AM

PHOENIX— With Donald Trump taking the stage here before thousands of people on Saturday, he only fanned the flames of the controversy swirling around his presidential campaign by standing on the same stage as a divisive figure in the immigration debate: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. ... read more

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference regarding issues on undocumented immigrants in Beverly Hills, Calif. on July 10, 2015. (Photo by Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters)

The week in 2016: What mattered (and what didn't)

07/11/15 09:01AM

In today's rapid-fire political news cycle, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the different news out there. So here's a look back at the past week in the 2016 presidential contest, making sense of the developments and events that we think mattered -- and those that didn't. read more

U.S. Republican Presidential candidate and Senator of Texas Ted Cruz speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's forum in Waukee, Iowa, April 25, 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

Ted Cruz demands apology from The New York Times

07/10/15 04:52PM

Ted Cruz is not a New York Times bestselling author -- and he’s not happy about it.The Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate is calling on The Gray Lady to apologize for leaving off his newly-released memoir, A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America, from the paper’s coveted bestsellers list, or release its evidence for... read more

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush waves as he takes the stage as he formally announced he is joining the race for president with a speech, June 15, 2015, at Miami Dade College in Miami. (Photo by David Goldman/AP)

Jeb Bush’s $114 million haul: By the numbers

07/10/15 03:08PM

When it comes to fundraising, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has blown his GOP and Democratic competition out of the water. His campaign and its allied super political action committee announced on Thursday that they had, combined, brought in $114 million in the first half of the year. ... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally, June 16, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Nobody in the GOP has figured out how to stop Donald Trump

07/09/15 03:23PM

GOP can’t figure out how to quiet Donald Trump Republicans are divided over how much to embrace Donald Trump or expel him, but even with the anti-Trump caucus there’s a serious split over how to get the billionaire mogul to go away.  Fail to confront him aggressively and his noxious brand of anti-immigrant rhetoric could poison the party brand.... read more

Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush walks on stage to speak at the Road to Majority 2015 convention in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2015. (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Jeb Bush: The $100 million man

07/09/15 02:51PM

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has raked in an impressive $11.4 million in the 16 days from when he first announced his White House bid on June 15 to the end of second fundraising quarter on June 30, NBC News has confirmed.The amount does not include the expected, massive haul raised by the super political action committee backing... read more

Governor of Wisconsin and potential Republican U.S. Presidential candidate Scott Walker speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's forum in Waukee, Iowa, April 25, 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

Scott Walker under fire for state open-records law proposal

07/08/15 05:29PM

wWisconsin governor Scott Walker is days away from announcing a run for president and will enter the race with as good a chance as any of becoming the party’s nominee. Back in his home state, though, the main story this week is not his impending run but an aborted attempt to tweak state law in order to make it harder to obtain information about... read more

Presidential Candidate Ben Carson laughs during his speech at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colo. on June 27, 2015. (Photo by Mark Leffingwell/Reuters)

The 2016 money race: What we know now and what to look out for

07/08/15 11:36AM

Voters will get their first real peek at who’s winning the 2016 money race in just over a week, when presidential campaigns must report their second quarter fundraising hauls to federal regulators. (While candidates must file their April-June numbers by July 15, super PACs have until July 31.)Because all of the candidates entered the race after... read more

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Scott Walker bets big on Iowa

07/08/15 11:06AM

The next significant development in the Republican presidential race comes on Monday, when Scott Walker officially announces his White House bid in Wisconsin read more

John Kasich, governor of Ohio, speaks during the Faith and Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" conference in Washington, D.C. on June 19, 2015. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Bloomberg/Getty)

John Kasich confronts first 2016 hurdle: Donald Trump

07/07/15 06:07PM

Ohio governor John Kasich, who is set to become the 16th and likely final major Republican presidential candidate when he announces his campaign later this month, couldn’t have better credentials: popular governor in a swing state coming off a monster re-election in 2014, former House budget chairman, former candidate for president. Given that... read more