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Wisconsin governor and US presidential candidate Scott Walker speaks to voters at the Prince William County Young Republicans' Grillfest at the Republican Committee Headquarters in Woodbridge, Va., Aug. 29, 2015. (Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA)

Scott Walker aims to 'mix it up' in debate after polling slide

09/16/15 09:35AM

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

Top-Polling GOP Candidates Participate In First Republican Presidential Debate (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty).

7 big debate questions that could divide the GOP field

09/16/15 07:45AM

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. ... read more

Democratic US Presidential candidate, Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally at Prince William County Fairgrounds in Manassas, Va., Sept. 14, 2015. (Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA)

Another poll shows Bernie Sanders beating Hillary Clinton in NH

09/15/15 01:54PM

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

Demonstrators stand outside of Trump Towers to protest Donald Trump's candidacy for U.S. President in NY, Sept. 3, 2015.

Club For Growth attacks Trump as 'the worst kind of politician'

09/15/15 12:23PM

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

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