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Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and her husband Frank Fiorina arrive for a town hall on Feb. 3, 2016 in Stratham, N.H. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty)

Carly Fiorina misses cut for ABC News debate

02/04/16 08:09PM

Carly Fiorina will not be on stage when Republican presidential hopefuls square off for their final debate before the New Hampshire primary on Saturday.Debate host ABC News announced Thursday that the former Hewlett-Packard CEO did not met the networks' criteria to participate. She is the only remaining GOP candidate aside from Jim Gilmore... read more

Former President George W. Bush speaks to aspiring Invictus competitors at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on Dec. 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty)

George W. Bush to appear in ad supporting brother

02/04/16 07:56PM

Former President George W. Bush will appear in a television ad produced by the super PAC supporting younger brother Jeb Bush's White House bid starting this weekend in South Carolina, NBC News has confirmed.The Right to Rise ad, titled "First Job," is not affiliated with the candidate's official campaign and features the... read more

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks on during a "get out the vote" event at Derry Boys and Girls Club on Feb. 3, 2016 in Derry, N.H. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty)

Clinton spending more on polling than six GOP candidates combined

02/04/16 07:17PM

Clinton spending more on polling than six Republican candidates combinedClinton Leads the Pack – In Buying PollingAri MelberThis year’s presidential primaries have already broken several rules of politics, and new spending data suggests another shift in modern campaigning – a decline in polling, at least among GOP candidates.In the three months... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders at the start of the Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by MSNBC at the University of New Hampshire on Feb. 4, 2016, in Durham, N.H. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Poll: Sanders leads Clinton by 20 points in New Hampshire

02/04/16 04:00PM

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire -- Bernie Sanders maintains a significant double-digit lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, according to an NBC News/Wall Street/Marist poll conducted after Clinton's narrow apparent win in Monday's Iowa caucuses.Sanders gets the support of 58 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, while Clinton... read more

Republican presidential candidate, businesswoman Carly Fiorina, waits to be introduced during a campaign stop at the Peppermill Fireside Lounge, Jan. 18, 2016, in Las Vegas. (Photo by John Locher/AP)

Pressure intensifies on ABC to include Carly Fiorina in debate

02/04/16 03:24PM

More people are coming to Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina's defense over her exclusion from Saturday's Republican debate in New Hampshire. The debate is hosted by ABC News and will be the last time for voters in New Hampshire to see the candidates square off before that state's primary on Tuesday.Fiorina is the... read more

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio waits to speak at a caucus site on Feb. 1, 2016 in Clive, Iowa. (Photo by Paul Sancya/AP)

Questions surround Marco Rubio's role at Florida college

02/04/16 02:17PM

Marco Rubio has received plenty of attention - and criticism - for skipping Senate hearings and votes as he campaigns for his White House bid.But this isn't the first job where Rubio has taken heat for failing to go all in. Documents and records obtained by NBC News suggest that as a visiting professor at Florida International University,... read more

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson talks to the press after speaking at a Meet and Greet at Nationwide Insurance in Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 25, 2016. (Photo by Scott Morgan/Reuters)

Amid money woes, Ben Carson cuts campaign staff

02/04/16 10:29AM

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is cutting some of his staff amid money problems, NBC News confirms.The former pediatric neurosurgeon came in fourth in Iowa with 9 percent of the vote. It was a disappointing finish for the candidate who was appealing with religious voters in the state heavily-populated with evangelicals.Carson'... read more

A doctor measures the blood pressure of a patient. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty)

Care at Native American health facilities called 'horrifying and unacceptable' in Senate hearing

02/04/16 10:25AM

One woman died after she was left on the floor of her hospital room, overdosed by poorly trained staff.Others died in ambulances on long journeys to emergency rooms because local facilities were closed for being such a mess.Witness after witness at a Senate hearing Wednesday begged the federal government to properly fund the neglected Indian... read more

Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders speak simultaneously at the NBC News - YouTube Democratic presidential candidates debate in Charleston, S.C., Jan. 17, 2016. (Photo by Randall Hill/Reuters)

A party divided going into tonight's debate

02/04/16 09:32AM

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.DURHAM, NH -- Tonight's Democratic debate -- the first one-on-one showdown between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders -- comes 1) after the thisclose race in Iowa, 2) five days before Tuesday... read more

Republican U.S. presidential candidates businessman Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz pose together before the start of the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nev., Dec. 15, 2015. (Photo by David Becker/Reuters)

Ted Cruz: Donald is throwing a 'Trumpertantrum'

02/03/16 06:43PM

Ted Cruz gave his harshest assessment yet of Donald Trump’s candidacy on Wednesday, saying the Iowa caucus runner-up is throwing a “Trumpertantrum” after his loss. “It’s no surprise that Donald is throwing yet another temper tantrum – or, if you’d like, yet another ‘Trumpertantrum,’” Cruz told reporters before an event in Goffstown, New... read more