Ahead of the first Republican presidential debate, 14 GOP candidates gathered in New Hampshire for a forum that both served as a warmup for the upcoming showdown and a reminder of the clunkiness that comes with such a crowded field of competitors.
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Even as Donald Trump leads in the GOP presidential horse race, half of Republicans believe that he is hurting their party's image, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.Forty-seven percent of Republican registered voters said that they believe the real estate magnate and 2016 GOP frontrunner is harming the image of the party,... read more
The bad news for Hillary Clinton in the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll: More Americans view her unfavorably than they did a month ago, revealing potential vulnerabilities for a general-election presidential contest more than a year away. The good news for her in the poll: Clinton continues to lead the Democratic field by more than 30... read more
Days before the first Republican debate, Donald Trump has surged into the national lead in the GOP primary race, with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush following, a new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll shows.Trump is the first choice of 19 percent of GOP primary voters, while 15 percent back Walker and 14 percent... read more
Hillary Clinton said Friday that she and her husband have paid almost $44 million in federal taxes since 2007.Clinton was expected to post eight years of tax returns on her website Friday afternoon, covering the years between her last major tax disclosure as a presidential candidate in 2008 and last year.In a statement, the Clinton campaign said... read more
Jeb Bush defended his remark that he would “phase out” Medicare in an interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt on Friday, saying Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton deliberately misinterpreted his point when she quoted it in a speech earlier that day. “First of all, I’m not for phasing out Medicare,” Bush said. “I said that we needed to... read more
In an era when young people are increasingly staying home on Election Day, candidates are seeking new ways to engage a potentially promising voting bloc: millennials--specifically female millennials. And to do it, they're turning to an unlikely source: TheSkimm.
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of the 2016 Democatic presidential candidates, accused corporate America of backing immigration reform to import lower wage labor that competes for jobs with U.S. youth, including Latinos.Sanders, participating in a forum for presidential candidates hosted by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Thursday,... read more
Potential arch-rivals in next year’s presidential election, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton will share a stage together in Florida Friday.Bush and Clinton, both favorites for their respective party’s nomination, will both address the National Urban League conference in Ft. Lauderdale as they make their case to black voters.Democrats Bernie Sanders... read more
Ohio governor John Kasich may sneak into the first Republican presidential debate based on recent polls, which would avoid the embarrassing prospect of not qualifying for a major campaign event in his own state. Kasich got into the race late, launching his campaign in Columbus last week, but has one of the deepest resumes in the field,... read more
Hillary Clinton will call for lifting the trade embargo on Cuba Friday in a speech in the backyard of two pro-embargo Republican presidential candidates. In a speech at Florida International University in Miami, Clinton will call on Congress to lift the Cuban embargo and call Republican arguments against restoring relations with the communist... read more
SILVER SPRINGS, Maryland – Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Wednesday he has “no regrets” about his comments on the Iran nuclear deal. “No, I have no regrets,” Huckabee told reporters after meeting with the executive council of the AFL-CIO here. “I feel like I spoke the truth. I still feel like I’m speaking truth. And the... read more
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal accused rival Jeb Bush on Wednesday of backing “amnesty” in the former Florida governor’s interview with MSNBC’s Jose Diaz Balart -- even as Jindal’s own position and rhetoric sounds nearly identical. “During a recent Spanish-language interview with Telemundo, Jeb Bush called for amnesty for those who are in our... read more