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Former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush waits for his introduction at the Iowa Agriculture Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, March 7, 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

Jeb Bush calls Black Lives Matter a 'slogan'

07/23/15 05:30PM

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush dismissed the Black Lives Matter movement and its eponymous chant as a political "slogan" Thursday, and said potential Democratic rival and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley should not have apologized for saying "white lives matter" during a protest last weekend at Netroots Nation. ... read more

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives for a campaign event in Phoenix, Ariz., July 11, 2015. (Photo by Nancy Wiechec/Reuters)

Donald Trump's many questionable 'great relationships'

07/23/15 11:21AM

 All of Trump’s “great relationships” In the wake of repeated assertions that Mexican immigrants as criminals and “rapists” prompting a number of corporations to end business relationships with the businessman turned candidate, Donald Trump assured a reporter that he has a great relationship with Mexicans. “I have a great relationship the... read more

How much do you know about Ted Cruz?

07/23/15 11:15AM

On March 23rd, Sen. Ted Cruz became the first Republican to jump into the 2016 presidential race. Now that 16 candidates are competing for the GOP nomination, we've decided to take another look at the Texas lawmaker so that you can test how much you know about him. read more

Real estate magnate Donald Trump speaks at the New York County Republican Committee Annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Feb. 12, 2014 in New York, N.Y. (Photo by John Moore/Getty)

Analysis: Donald Trump and the limits of political shaming

07/23/15 07:03AM

After tiptoeing gently around Donald Trump for weeks, Republican leaders and conservative commentators are confronting him over his behavior in increasingly personal – and even moral -- terms.“When a candidate under the Republican banner would abandon the tradition of magnanimous leadership of the presidency, when he would seek to demonize... read more

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush listens to a question during an appearance in San Francisco, Calif. on Jul. 16, 2015 (Photo by Robert Galbraith/Reuters).

The art of the flip-flop: Breaking down the 2016 reversals

07/22/15 03:15PM

To err is human. So is to flip-flop -- especially when you're a politician running for the White House. Although the public is likely to hear charges that a candidate is a "flip-flopper" routinely over the next 15 months of the 2016 presidential contest, here's a dirty little secret in American politics: Almost everyone does... read more

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to supporters at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Making sense of Donald Trump’s bump in the polls

07/22/15 09:23AM

Making sense of Trump’s bump in the polls… His message and supporters matter more than his actual presidential prospects… What’s Trump’s actual message? He’s “a refreshing figure who is unafraid to fight back”… What’s the better stage for the rest of the GOP field: Being at that first debate with Trump, or at the earlier forum without him?...... read more

Republican Presidential Candidates Speak At Faith & Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" Conference (Photo by Drew Angerer/Bloomberg/Getty).

John Kasich announces 2016 run, but issues with right loom large

07/21/15 02:27PM

John Kasich announces for president, but tensions with right loom large Columbus, Ohio -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich threw his hat into the presidential ring on Tuesday, pitching himself as a pragmatic problem solver who would reach out to voters far beyond the Republican base. “I am here to ask you for your prayers, for your support, for your... read more

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