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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at Prince William Fairground in Manassas, Va., Sept. 14, 2015. (Photo by Cliff Owen/AP)

Bernie Sanders' colleagues aren't feeling 'The Bern'

09/15/15 11:57AM

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

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on July 29, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty)

You can now make political donations through a tweet

09/15/15 10:31AM

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

The sun rises behind the U.S. Capitol Building grounds in Washington, D.C., Oct. 20, 2014. (Photo by Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Shaky claim? Architect refutes Trump's Capitol dome complaint

09/15/15 08:42AM

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

Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting on Aug. 28, 2015 in Minneapolis. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty)

Bernie Sanders speaks at world's largest evangelical college

09/14/15 09:27AM

LYNCHBURG, Virginia -- A Southern evangelical university is an unlikely place for a socialist-leaning Jew from Brooklyn to spend his Rosh Hashanah, and yet that's how Sen. Bernie Sanders is passing his high holiday Monday, giving a speech to Liberty University here. And it's equally unlikely that a school whose own version of the 10... read more

Donald Trump pauses while speaking to the media after arriving on his personal helicopter near the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Ia., Aug. 15, 2015. (Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty)

US majority: Trump is 'not the kind of leader' we need

09/14/15 08:18AM

The majority of residents say they do not think GOP front-runner Donald Trump is the leader we need right now, according to the latest MSNBC/Telemundo/Marist Poll.  Despite Trump’s lead in the polls since the summer, 53% of residents agreed with the statement “He is not the kind of leader the country needs right now.” Of the Latino residents... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks with journalists during a rally on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol September 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Trump takes another swipe at Carson: 'Ben's a doctor, not a deal maker'

09/13/15 12:57PM

GOP front-runner Donald Trump took another stab at Ben Carson’s qualifications for the White House on Sunday.The real estate mogul, speaking on CBS’s "Face The Nation," reminded viewers how great of a deal maker he is, and said that is something he has over Carson, who is widely known for his work as a neurosurgeon.“Ben’s a doctor. He... read more

Vice President Joe Biden walks in the annual Allegheny County Labor Day Parade, Sep. 7, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Penn. Biden has been subject of speculation about whether he will run for the U.S. presidency. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty)

Joe Biden's path to victory in 2016

09/12/15 09:36AM

To understand the wrenching dilemma Joe Biden faces, just consider the events of Thursday. Early that evening, a new CNN poll showed yet more erosion in support for Hillary Clinton. The former secretary of state is now for the first time under 40 percent in the Democratic race, leading Bernie Sanders 37 to 22 percent, with Biden right behind at... read more