SIMI VALLEY, California — Like baseball teams arguing over the height of the grass in the infield, the playing field that CNN is setting up for the candidates tonight has some campaigns seeing built-in potential advantages.With the network previewing the event as a fight, some of the physical characteristics of the venue could add to that. Each... read more
All eyes are on the political outsiders as the nation readies itself for the second pair of GOP primary debates on Wednesday, where fifteen candidates will take two stages to duke it out again.
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Fifteen Republican candidates will soon head to The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library to stand in front of the former president's Air Force One for Wednesday's debate. As they fight to differentiate themselves from a field so crowded it requires two separate events, most will likely be tempted to invoke the legacy of the party’s... read more
A Viewer’s Guide to Tonight’s Debate … Main debate, from the Reagan Presidential Library in California, starts at 8:00 pm ET… The undercard is at 6:00 pm ET… Hillary in 2015 = Al Gore in 1999? ... Hillary’s big October … And Gator vs. Seminole fight! From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann. FIRST THOUGHTS.*** A Viewer’s Guide to Tonight’s... read more
After stumbling in national and early state polls, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will seek to "inject himself" into Wednesday night's CNN debate, aides to the Republican hopeful tell NBC News."If he gets the chance to mix it up, he's going to" do that, an adviser to the governor said.The move marks a tactical change... read more
A lot has changed since last month’s Republican presidential debate. Carly Fiorina made it to the main debate stage. Rick Perry called it quits. Ben Carson surged into a virtual tie with Donald Trump in a new national poll. And of course, a number of controversial issues have emerged at the fore of our ongoing national debate.
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A new poll confirms that Bernie Sanders is currently leading Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton in the critical early primary state of New Hampshire, and has even edged her out among women.The Monmouth University poll, which shows Sanders ahead of Clinton by 7 points at 43% to Clinton’s 36%. Vice President Joe Biden, who is still considering... read more
Donald Trump may still be surging in the polls among likely Republican primary voters. But there’s one powerful group of GOP donors that has yet to be dazzled by the real estate mogul’s “tremendous energy.”The Club for Growth, a conservative political advocacy group, announced the release of a $1 million ad buy on Tuesday that will attack Trump... read more
Republican candidates are descending on California this week for the second round of debates. The two events, a prime-time debate and an undercard debate, are hosted by CNN and have the potential to dramatically reshape the race.
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If it weren't for Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders would be the talk of the 2016 presidential race right now.The Vermont senator is surging in the polls, he's getting some of the biggest crowds and he's increasingly become an obstacle to Hillary Clinton's presidential ambitions.But there is something notable Sanders is missing -... read more
Making a political donation just got easier than ever: you can now donate to a campaign through a tweet.On Tuesday morning, Twitter announced that it is partnering with the mobile payment company Square to allow anyone in the US to make a donation to a US political candidate through a tweet, beginning today.“This is the fastest, easiest way to... read more
Donald Trump is fond of criticizing the nation's capital -- but did he get his facts wrong when he claimed that the scaffolding around one of the city's iconic buildings will be reassembled after inauguration in 2017?During an appearance in Dallas on Monday night, Donald Trump recounted his recent visit to the U.S. Capitol, remarking... read more