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Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, Nov. 24, 2015. (Photo by Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Christie: Muslim-Americans aren't as 'sensitive' as some think

11/24/15 03:20PM

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie, who recently drew a sharp rebuke from President Obama after declaring the U.S. shouldn’t allow any Syrian refugees into the country -- not even orphans under the age of five -- argued on Tuesday that Muslim-Americans share the same security fears as he does. ... read more

Republican presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson speaks at a rally, Nov. 23, 2015, in Pahrump, Nev. (Photo by John Locher/AP)

Ben Carson apologizes for confirming discredited report

11/23/15 04:34PM

Dr. Ben Carson apologized for asserting the widely discredited allegation that thousands of American Muslims had celebrated the 9/11 attacks in New Jersey. He told NBC News on Monday that he'd been thinking of celebrations captured in the Middle East — and not New Jersey. "Dr. Carson does not stand by the statements that were reported... read more

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders waves to the crowd after speaking at the Jenkins Institute for Children in North Charleston, S.C., Nov. 21, 2015. (Photo by Randall Hill/Reuters)

Bernie Sanders refuses to give up on South Carolina

11/23/15 03:59PM

ST. HELENA ISLAND, South Carolina – Bernie Sanders is not giving up on South Carolina’s first-in-the-South presidential primary, despite what many analysts dismiss as a lost cause and precious little time to compete in other states. With just over two months to go before the first contests and a day job as a U.S. senator, many candidates might... read more

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks to the media as he attends the Sunshine Summit conference on Nov. 13, 2015 in Orlando, Fla. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty)

Here's Marco Rubio's idea to dissuade would-be ISIS recruits

11/23/15 12:46PM

CARROLL, Iowa — Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday he wants to show the world how ISIS leaders "cry like babies" when captured in hopes of dissuading recruits from joining on to the extremist group.Speaking to a small audience at a snow-covered ranch in Carroll, Iowa, Rubio offered further details on his plan to combat ISIS, responding to an... read more

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the annual Blue Jamboree in the Lowcountry at the Jenkins Institute for Children in North Charleston, S.C., Nov. 21, 2015. (Photo by Randall Hill/Reuters)

Democrats make it official in South Carolina

11/21/15 05:00PM

Less than 100 days out from South Caroline’s first-in-the-South Democratic primary, all three of the party’s presidential candidates gathered here Saturday to make their pitch to hundreds of activists at the state's annual Blue Jamboree on the banks of the Ashley River. And each candidate officially signed paperwork that will put their... read more

Republican U.S. presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Rick Santorum pray at the Presidential Family Forum in Des Moines, Ia., Nov. 20, 2015. (Photo by Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters)

GOP rivals show warmth at Presidential Family Forum in Iowa

11/21/15 10:11AM

DES MOINES, Iowa — On a cold and snowy November night in Iowa, seven Republican presidential contenders showed unexpected warmth as they courted evangelical Christian voters with stories of their personal faith and struggles.The format of the Presidential Family Forum - in the style of a "Thanksgiving dinner" with candidates seated... read more

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson prepares to board his bus after a stop to sign his book at a Barnes and Noble store on Nov. 5, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty)

Will Ben Carson be able to recover from a bad month?

11/20/15 12:58PM

Donald Trump has by now demonstrated that he’s not merely another fad candidate. Ben Carson, on the other hand, may be revealing himself to be exactly that. At the start of the month, Carson overtook Trump in the national polling average and in the key early states of Iowa and South Carolina. He also moved into a close second behind Trump in New... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests following a town hall meeting at Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus on Nov. 19, 2015 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty)

Jeb Bush calls out Donald Trump's outrageous rhetoric toward Muslims

11/20/15 09:37AM

A week of overheated -- if not shameful -- rhetoric on the 2016 campaign trailA week has now passed since the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris, and let's just say that the week hasn't brought out the best in the 2016 field when it comes to rhetoric. Especially on the Republican side. Consider:Donald Trump: "I would certainly... read more