New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is griping about not being asked very many questions during the first Republican presidential debate. And if it happens again at the next Q&A on Sept. 16, the governor joked that he may just have to “go nuclear.”Christie—who is pulling single digit support in national polls —made the remarks during an... read more
Dr. Ben Carson tied Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in a new poll of likely Iowa Republicans on Monday, marking the first time any other Republican has managed to dethrone Trump from the top slot. The famed pediatric neurosurgeon could not be less like Trump: he’s soft-spoken where Trump is bombastic and anecdotal where Trump is broad and... read more
Meet Melania Trump: 2016’s most surprising wife The first and only time America saw Melania Trump on the campaign trail, she was gliding down a gilded escalator with husband Donald; midriff-baring, beaming proudly, and quite unlike the rest of 2016’s wives. The former model and designer didn’t say a word. Instead, it was daughter Ivanka who... read more
This past weekend’s new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll of Iowa perfectly captures the presidential candidates who won August and the summer -- and those who didn’t. The winners on the Republican side: Donald Trump (who’s in first place in that Iowa poll at 23%) and Ben Carson (second at 18%). The winner on the Democratic side: Bernie Sanders... read more
As the nation nears a presidential election dominated by political outsiders, a new poll reports vast voter dissatisfaction and frustration with the nation.Just 2% of Americans say they’re “very satisfied” with the way things are going in the U.S. A full 71% of Americans told Quinnipiac the were dissatisfied with the state of the nation; of that... read more
Donald Trump ratcheted up his attacks on Hillary Clinton at a private house party on Friday night, taking particular aim at Clinton's aide Huma Abedin and Abedin's husband Anthony Weiner.Speaking to a boisterous audience of donors in the yard outside the home of car czar Ernie Boch in Norwood, Massachusetts, Trump hit Democratic... read more
Former U.S. attorney general Michael Mukasey says he was wrong to suggest that if Hillary Clinton was ever convicted of destroying government records by erasing the contents of her email server, she would be legally unqualified for the presidency.The suggestion came Monday from Mukasey, a former federal judge who served as attorney general... read more
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has said from day 1 that they expected a competitive primary. But a challenge from the sitting vice president is competition they would just as soon avoid.
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A nasty spat between Hillary Clinton and Kris Kobach, Kansas’ top elections official, is offering a preview of the fights over voting that are likely to be a constant feature of the 2016 presidential race. It’s also providing a reminder of how Republican attacks on Clinton often can't resist playing off her gender.
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We heard Vice President Joe Biden talk about his thoughts on a 2016 run for the first time since the speculation took off earlier this month, and he sounded like a man who’s too personally wounded to jump into the presidential waters with both feet. In a conference call with DNC members yesterday to talk about the Iran deal, Biden said, “I'... read more
In a finding sure to pour fuel on intense speculation about a potential Joe Biden presidential run, a new national poll suggests Biden could be a stronger general election pick than Hillary Clinton for Democrats. Meanwhile, the poll finds Donald Trump has expanded his lead over the rest of the Republican field. read more
Vice President Joe Biden spoke candidly about whether he has "the emotional fuel" to mount a 2016 presidential run in a call with members of the DNC that was supposed to focus on the Iran nuclear deal.
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‘Sorry’ really does seem to be the hardest word -- especially if you’re Donald Trump.As the blustery reality show host has dominated the early GOP presidential polls in spite of -- or perhaps, because of -- a variety of offensive statements aimed at women and minorities, many have demanded that the Republican presidential front-runner apologize.... read more