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
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 coasted on the controversy dogging the early weeks of his campaign to draw thousands of people eager to hear his fiery anti-immigration rhetoric this weekend.
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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.
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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
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
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.
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Election Day 2016 may be nearly 500 days away, but the Democratic attack machine is giving an early demonstration of what Republicans can expect if they face off against Hillary Clinton next year.
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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 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
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
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
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