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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty).

Mark Cuban says Donald Trump has 'changed the game' of politics

07/28/15 05:16PM

Donald Trump appears to have Mark Cuban's vote, at least in terms of how the billionaire real estate mogul is conducting his political campaign.Cuban took to his Cyber Dust messaging app this week to congratulate Trump, referring to the Republican presidential candidate as "probably the best thing to happen to politics in a long, long... read more

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, June 19, 2015. (Photo by Matt Rourke/AP)

Christie: Trump 'hurts the credibility of the presidency'

07/28/15 02:54PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s declaration that he’s done talking about his GOP presidential competitor Donald Trump certainly didn’t last long.The governor took a hit at the billionaire real estate mogul during an interview with CNBC on Tuesday, arguing Trump hurts the credibility of the presidency.“I think it’s much less likely for him to be... read more

Hillary Clinton brings her Presidential Campaign back to Iowa (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty).

Clinton dodges question on Keystone XL

07/28/15 12:03PM

The day after she rolled out her plan on climate change, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton said in New Hampshire that voters may have to wait until she’s president before finding out her position on the Keystone XL pipeline. At a townhall meeting in Nashua, a man asked Clinton if she would sign a bill supporting the controversial pipeline, ... read more

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GOP has spent $8 million on ads for debate

07/28/15 09:19AM

The first GOP debate is the new Ames Straw Poll… Huckabee doesn’t back down from controversial comment… Who’s in (and who’s out) for that first GOP debate, according to the most recent polling… GOP ad spending before the debate: almost $8 million… Highlights from Jeb Bush’s Spanish-language interview with Jose Diaz-Balart… The Iran deal as the... read more

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton gives an economic speech at New York University on July 24, 2015 in New York, N.Y. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty)

Pro-Clinton super PAC keeps a close eye on rivals

07/28/15 06:55AM

The person with a video camera at the back of a Bernie Sanders or Martin O’Malley event might be a pro-Clinton spy.Correct the Record, which is able to directly coordinate with Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, has begun deploying a small handful of so-called "trackers" -- operatives armed with video cameras -- to... read more

Governor Bobby Jindal speaks to the media in front of Johnston Street Java near the Grand Theatre in Lafayette, La. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty).

Bobby Jindal’s underwhelming presidential moment

07/27/15 06:52PM

The September 11 terrorist attacks turned Rudy Giuliani into "America’s Mayor" and then President George W. Bush into its defender in the minds of many. Hurricane Sandy sent Gov. Chris Christie’s approval ratings through the roof as he surveyed the ravaged New Jersey coast in his trademark fleece, hugging residents who had lost homes,... read more

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to a question at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Ia., July 18, 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

What President Donald Trump would do, according to Donald Trump

07/27/15 05:47PM

It’s worth pausing in the midst of covering Donald Trump’s various feuds to remember that the position he is campaigning for is “President of the United States” and that he has some ideas about what he would do in the job. Not only that, it’s an interesting platform -- some of his positions are conventionally conservative, some are surprisingly... read more

Senator Lindsey Graham (Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty).

2016 GOPers hustle to avoid being left out of first debate

07/27/15 04:42PM

With just 10 days until the heavily impacted first Republican presidential debate, several candidates are on the outside looking in. And to try and secure a spot on the national stage, they're pulling out all the stops.Some very big names are expected to be left out, with Fox News controversially allowing only the top 10 candidates in the... read more

President Barack Obama (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty).

Obama, Clinton smack down Huckabee

07/27/15 08:43AM

President Barack Obama scolded presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Monday for the Republican’s inflammatory Holocaust reference this weekend, knocking both him and real estate mogul Donald Trump in one brief comment.Huckabee’s comments “would be considered ridiculous if it wasn’t so sad,” Obama said from Ethiopia on Monday. “Maybe it’s just... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a campaign event on July 26, 2015, at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Here is Hillary Clinton's climate plan

07/26/15 08:39PM

Hillary Clinton will roll out a comprehensive climate and energy policy proposal Monday that would dramatically increase the country’s use of renewable energy. Clinton’s plan, which she will unveil at an energy efficient transit hub in Iowa, will promise to create enough clean renewable energy to power every home in the U.S. within 10 years of... read more

Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses hecklers and supporters at the Netroots Nation 2015 Presidential Town Hall in the Phoenix Convention Center on July 18, 2015 in Phoenix, Ariz. (Photo by Charlie Leight/Getty)

Bernie Sanders makes direct appeal to black voters

07/26/15 11:43AM

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – A week after he was jeered by Black Lives Matter activists at a liberal conference halfway across the country, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders came here Saturday to make his most direct appeal to black voters yet. The Vermont senator, who hails from a state with barely 7,500 African-American residents,... read more

Republican Presidential candidate and business mogul Donald Trump talks to the media along the U.S. Mexico border during his trip to the border on July 23, 2015 in Laredo, Texas. (Photo by Matthew Busch/Getty)

Donald Trump's momentum continues

07/26/15 09:02AM

Donald Trump is running strong in the early nominating states of Iowa and New Hampshire, according to two new NBC News-Marist polls. Trump leads the Republican presidential field in New Hampshire, getting support from 21 percent of potential GOP primary voters. He’s followed by Jeb Bush at 14 percent, Scott Walker at 12 percent and John Kasich... read more