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Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during the National Right to Life convention, July 10, 2015, in New Orleans. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/AP)

Despite abysmal polling, Santorum campaign 'in a growing mode'

08/12/15 10:54PM

Rick Santorum returned to Iowa this week under considerably less-than triumphant circumstances. A new CNN/ORC post-debate poll released Wednesday found just 1% of likely Iowa voters would support the former Pennsylvania senator if the caucuses were held today. That ties him with former Texas Gov. Rick Perry in 15th place among the crowded GOP... read more

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton signs autographs after she spoke at the home of Sean and Vidyha Bagniewski in the Beaverdale area of Des Moines, Ia., July, 25, 2015. (Photo by Brian C. Frank/Reuters)

New poll shows Hillary Clinton running strong in Iowa

08/12/15 06:11PM

Hillary Clinton holds a solid lead over Democratic rival Bernie Sanders in the key early nominating state of Iowa, a new poll shows.The CNN/ORC poll of likely Democratic caucus-goers shows that Clinton is the top choice of 50 percent of respondents, while Sanders captures the support of 31 percent. Vice President Joe Biden, who has not yet... read more

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens to a question from the audience during a community forum in Keene, N.H. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters).

GOPers pounce on Clinton amid latest email revelation

08/12/15 05:19PM

Republican presidential candidates were quick to pounce on Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, a day after the former secretary of state announced she would turn over her private email server to the Justice Department.Clinton said she’d provide the server after an independent government watchdog group told Congress that it... read more

Republican presidential hopeful businessman Donald Trump greets guests gathered for a rally on July 25, 2015 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty)

Donald Trump leads in post-debate poll of Iowa Republicans

08/12/15 05:04PM

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump leads in a new CNN poll of Iowa Republican voters released Wednesday, overcoming a week that included a contentious debate performance, a feud with Fox News and host Megyn Kelly, and a canceled appearance at the conservative RedState Gathering after organizers barred him from speaking. ... read more

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a campaign town hall meeting in Claremont, N.H. on Aug. 11, 2015. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

How the left is reshaping Clinton's campaign

08/12/15 07:02AM

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton met privately with Black Lives Matter activists after an event Tuesday in Keene, New Hampshire. It was the latest sign the movement has injected itself into the 2016 presidential race. ... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appears before addressing a GOP fundraising event, Aug, 11, 2015, in Birch Run, Mich. (Photo by Carlos Osorio/AP)

Donald Trump: Polls prove I haven't crossed the line

08/11/15 09:00PM

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday cited his frontrunner status as proof that none of his comments have been over the line and threatened to fight back if activists attempt to takeover an event like recently happened to Democrat Bernie Sanders."The people that we're dealing with and whatever's happened, it... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton attends the Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security at Georgetown University April 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty)

Clinton and Bush trade fire on Iraq

08/11/15 04:59PM

The primary campaign is barely underway, but that hasn’t stopped Republicans and Hilary Clinton from exchanging blows this week. One of Hillary Clinton’s top campaign officials said Tuesday that Jeb Bush is trying to “rewrite history” on Iraq ahead of a speech tonight where Bush is expected to slam Clinton foreign policy. Bush is scheduled to... read more

GOP Presidential Hopeful Ted Cruz Campaigns In South Carolina. (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty)

Cruz vows to 'prosecute and defund' Planned Parenthood in new video

08/11/15 12:57PM

Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is doubling down on calls to defund and prosecute Planned Parenthood, releasing a new video Tuesday that lands a direct hit on the organization for its practices involving fetal tissue donation.“For a century, Americans have helped heal and care for millions in need. Our values propelled... read more

Democratic presidential hopeful and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks to the media following a campaign event at the Sanctuary Pub on June 11, 2015 in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty)

Martin O'Malley raises legal questions with Democratic debate plan

08/11/15 10:05AM

O’Malley war increases with DNC.In an escalation of Martin O’Malley’s war on the Democratic National Committee over the party’s primary debate process, an attorney for his presidential campaign is saying the DNC’s plan may run afoul of federal election rules.In a memo shared with msnbc, O’Malley attorney Joe Sandler, who formerly served as the... read more

Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate U.S. Senator Cruz addresses attendees at the RedState Gathering in Atlanta (Photo by Tami Chappell/Reuters).

Ted Cruz calls Planned Parenthood 'criminal' and Iran deal 'catastrophic'

08/10/15 06:06PM

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz declared that President Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal is “catastrophic” and labeled Planned Parenthood a “criminal enterprise” during an exclusive interview with NBC News’ Hallie Jackson on Monday.“The Iranian nuclear deal is catastrophic — the single greatest national security threat facing America,”... read more