Vice President Joe Biden's team is pushing back on a POLITICO report that Biden himself, while eying a presidential bid, leaked an account of his dying son's wish that he seek the Democratic nomination."The bottom line on the POLITICO story is that it is categorically false and the characterization is offensive," said a... read more
Hillary Clinton sent a copy of her book “Hard Choices” to Republican candidates that questioned her record at the second presidential debate, a campaign aide confirmed to NBC News. Clinton floated the idea during a campaign swing in New Hampshire last month and made good on her promise last week. She sent the copies with an accompanying letter... read more
Long-shot Democratic presidential candidate Larry Lessig is trying to show he’s a real candidate, announcing a television ad buy Tuesday, a day after declaring a $1 million fundraising haul.
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Three top officials with Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign claim political motivations are behind charges alleging they violated federal financial disclosure laws by secretly paying an influential Iowa politician for his endorsement.Paul, a former Republican congressman from Texas, will be called as a prosecution... read more
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is flexing its political and organizational muscle with the announcement Tuesday of leadership councils in Colorado, Minnesota and Virginia that feature virtually every major Democratic elected official in the three key states.
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Donald Trump’s offensive comments about Mexican immigrants are still causing backlash.A group of popular Mexican comedians star in a new play, “Sons of Trump,” that fires back at Trump’s remarks that Mexicans are drug dealers, criminals and racists. The show premiered on Friday to a packed theater in Mexico City.“Sons of Trump” begins with a... read more
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is in damage control mode following his suggestion that the Republican-led Benghazi committee was created for political reasons -- remarks that Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has seized on to discredit the investigation.
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A former official with the now defunct Ready for Hillary super PAC is finalizing a book about his experience with the group that worked to pro-Clinton group, which laid the groundwork for the Democrats, msnbc has learned.Seth Bringman was the first employee of the Ready for Hillary super PAC after it formed in early 2013, and served as... read more
Hillary Clinton's first ad to air on national cable will highlight House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's comments linking the House Benghazi Committee to Clinton's political fortunes.In the ad, a narrator says "The Republicans finally admit it" before airing McCarthy's remark that "Everybody thought Hillary... read more
Sen. Marco Rubio appeared to back off another provision of the bipartisan immigration bill he passed then abandoned on Monday, telling CNBC's John Harwood he no longer supported the legislation's 10-year path to a green card for undocumented immigrants. Rubio's spokesman, however, denied that the Senator has shifted his position.... read more
Over the weekend, Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced a surprise challenge to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s presumed selection as the next Speaker of the House, adding another layer of drama for the long-fractured Republican Party.Noting that McCarthy had to overcome “a math problem” in order to get the 218 votes needed to succeed outgoing... read more
Hillary Clinton slammed Jeb Bush’s recent comments on gun control Monday, as she rolled out her own gun reform policy in New Hampshire.Bush said at a forum on Friday that when “stuff happens” like shootings, the appropriate response is not to legislate. "Stuff happens, there's always a crisis and the impulse is always to do something... read more
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ surprising success in the 2016 Democratic primary is good for the party, Hillary Clinton said Monday morning at a wide-ranging town hall in New Hampshire broadcast by NBC’s "TODAY."
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If Hillary Clinton doesn't become president, maybe she'll consider bartending.The Democratic front-runner played a sympathetic bar keep named "Val" opposite Kate McKinnon's celebrated impression of Clinton in Saturday Night Live's season premiere on NBC.In the sketch, McKinnon's Clinton is blowing off some... read more
As nine families in Roseburg, Oregon struggle to come to terms with the sudden and senseless loss of their loved ones at the hands of a 26-year-old gunman, the political world is figuring out what, if anything, can be done to stop it from happening again.Out on the campaign trail in Franklin, Tennessee, folks awaiting Donald Trump had all but... read more