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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina addresses the "Road to Majority" conference in Washington, D.C., June 20, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Fiorina campaign slams debate process

08/26/15 10:41AM

Carly Fiorina’s presidential campaign criticized CNN and the Republican National Committee on Wednesday for “rigging the game to keep Carly off the main debate stage.” CNN will host a Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, on Sept. 16. ... read more

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump walks to a news conference before his "Make America Great Again Rally" at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, Aug. 25, 2015. (Photo by Ben Brewer/Reuters)

Trump: ‘I’m not a bully’

08/26/15 08:10AM

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump responded to the chaos that erupted at Tuesday night's Iowa press conference, in which Trump threw out a reporter who tried to question him on immigration, saying it was the reporter who was "totally out of line." ... read more

Miami-based Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, left, asks Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a question about his immigration proposal during a news conference on Aug. 25, 2015, in Dubuque, Iowa. (Photo by Charlie Neibergall/AP)

In Iowa, Donald Trump takes on the world — and starts with the press

08/25/15 10:27PM

DUBUQUE, Iowa — The day began with Donald Trump going to war with the top conservative news outlet in America. It also included the campaign barring the state’s leading newspaper from the event over a previous grievance. Then Tuesday wrapped up with Trump’s security dragging the most prominent Hispanic journalist in the country from his press... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to supporters as he enters a rally on Aug. 25, 2015, in Dubuque, Iowa. (Photo by Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Trump to anchor Jorge Ramos: 'Go back to Univision'

08/25/15 07:02PM

Donald Trump scoldeda well-known Latino reporter at a press briefing on Tuesday in Dubuque, Iowa. Univision anchor Jorge Ramos attempted to ask a question only to be told by “Sit down, you weren’t called. Go back to Univision,” Republican front-runner Donald Trump scolded Univision anchor Jorge Ramos at a press briefing in Dubuque, Iowa, on... read more

Democratic Presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gives a policy speech at the Florida International University on July 31, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty)

Hillary Clinton remains strong in Iowa, despite email controversy

08/25/15 05:51PM

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton continues to dominate in Iowa, despite growing controversy over her use of a private email account and Vice President Joe Biden's potential entrance into the race, according to a new poll of Democrats in the state that holds the first presidential nominating contest. ... read more

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden addresses the 10th annual Make Progress National Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center July 16, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

As top Democrats gather, questions swirl around Joe Biden

08/25/15 04:48PM

When hundreds of top Democrats from around the country gather in Minneapolis later this week for a meeting of the Democratic National Committee, the main topic of conversation may center on a Democrat who isn't there — Vice President Joe BIden. All five declared presidential candidates, from front-runner Hillary Clinton to long-shot Lincoln... read more

Vice-President Joe Biden attends the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton on Feb. 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Olivier Douliery/Pool/Getty)

Joe Biden is no savior for progressives

08/25/15 12:13PM

Despite the feverish stream of strategic leaks in recent days, there are still very real questions about whether Vice President Joe Biden will ultimately decide to jump into the presidential race, or whether he’s merely positioning himself as a backup in case Hillary Clinton falters. ... read more

Traders exit the trading floor after the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 24, 2015. (Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

What would another recession mean for 2016?

08/24/15 07:16PM

The Dow Jones industrial average plummeted 1,000 points when the markets opened on Monday morning, rallied almost all the way back, then petered out again to close down 588 points for the day. For investors who were betting on continued growth in China, the latest news is a drag, but it’s not at all clear whether the slowdown and accompanying... read more

Iowa Republican senatorial candidate college professor Sam Clovis looks on before a live televised debate at Iowa Public Television studios on April 24, 2014, in Johnston, Iowa. (Photo by Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Rick Perry's Iowa chairman steps down

08/24/15 05:13PM

Iowa Republican activist Sam Clovis has stepped down as Rick Perry's chairman in the state."Gov. Perry remains committed to competing in Iowa, as well as South Carolina and New Hampshire, and there are many people across the country who continue to work to elect Rick Perry as president. We wish Sam the best in his next endeavor,"... read more

Jeb Bush

What Jeb Bush really means when he says ‘anchor babies’

08/24/15 04:54PM

Jeb Bush’s tour of the communities along the U.S.-Mexico border Monday was supposed to be a trip to distinguish his immigration plan as more realistic and grown-up than those of his presidential opponents. Instead, the former Florida governor was back defending what he really means when he says “anchor baby.” ... read more