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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at the Republican Party of Florida's "Sunshine Summit" in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 13, 2015. (Photo by Kevin Kolczynski/Reuters)

Jeb Bush fumbles refugee question

11/17/15 06:26PM

Amid mounting calls from Republican leaders -- and some Democrats -- to bar Syrian refugees from states or even coming into the U.S. at all, GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush Tuesday said he opposed banning refugees' arrival, only to walk his answer back hours later. ... read more

Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), speaks at the National Press Club Nov. 17, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty)

Kasich proposes new government agency to promote Judeo-Christian values

11/17/15 06:08PM

As part of a broad national security plan to defeat ISIS, Republican Presidential candidate John Kasich proposed creating a new government agency to push Judeo-Christian values around the world.The new agency, which he hasn't yet named, would promote a Jewish- and Christian-based belief system to four regions of the world: China, Iran,... read more

Republican Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during a town hall event at Bob Jones University, Nov. 13, 2015, in Greenville, S.C. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/AP)

Carson: al Qaeda was not a threat in 2003

11/16/15 12:35PM

Dr. Ben Carson told supporters Sunday that he supports increased military involvement in Syria because ISIS is an existential threat to the United States, adding that al Qaeda — the group behind the 2001 September 11th attacks— was not."A lot of Americans really think back to 2003, and they remember Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda," Carson... read more

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. listens to an audience guest's question during a campaign event at St. Anslem College in Manchester, N.H., Nov. 4, 2015. (Photo by Charles Krupa/AP)

Terrorism focus helps hawks, insiders — but for how long?

11/16/15 10:19AM

Terror focus benefits the 2016 hawks. But how long does the focus last?Three days after the deadly and tragic terrorist attacks in Paris, it's pretty safe to conclude that the terror focus benefits the hawks running in the Democratic and Republican presidential nominating contests. Think Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, even Jeb Bush on the... read more

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at the RedState Gathering, Aug. 8, 2015, in Atlanta, Ga. (Photo by David Goldman/AP)

GOP candidates past and present urge boots on the ground

11/16/15 10:09AM

Conservatives urge boots on the ground Past and president presidential candidates urged the president to send in U.S. forces to battle ISIS in the wake of the devastating attacks by ISIS in Paris this weekend. Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called for boots on the ground, as well as a clearer strategy and withdrawal plan. “This is the war of our time,”... read more

U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley during the second official 2016 U.S. Democratic presidential candidates debate in Des Moines, Ia., Nov. 14, 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

Martin O'Malley unloads on Clinton's 9/11 comments

11/15/15 08:00PM

AMES, Iowa – Martin O’Malley unleashed some of his sharpest barbs yet here Sunday, unloading on Hillary Clinton for invoking 9/11 in her defense of accepting money from Wall Street banks as the distance to the Iowa Caucuses closes and he runs out of time and money to change the trajectory of his campaign. Clinton is under fire from both... read more

Former US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

Romney takes on Obama in aftermath of Paris attacks

11/15/15 06:33PM

Mitt Romney is taking on President Barack Obama in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.The former Massachusetts governor and failed Republican presidential candidate skewered the commander-in-chief’s efforts to battle the terrorist group known as ISIS, which has taken responsibility for Friday’s massacre that killed more than 120 people and... read more

Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a rally following the Democratic presidential candidate debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Ia., Nov. 14, 2015. (Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty)

Clinton campaign: Criticism on 9/11 comment 'unfair'

11/15/15 05:54PM

heAMES, Iowa – Hillary Clinton’s campaign is pushing back strongly on criticism from her Democratic and Republican rivals, who are accusing her of politicizing the 9/11 terror attacks after she referenced them Saturday night in the second Democratic Presidential debate while defending political contributions she received from Wall Street."I... read more

Republican presidential candidates line up for a photo op before the CNN Republican Debate begins at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

GOPers zero in on Syrian refugees in aftermath of Paris attack

11/15/15 04:13PM

A top White House adviser said on Sunday that the Obama Administration will still accept 10,000 Syrian refugees into the U.S., even as Republicans continue to rail against the president’s plan in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.Obama’s deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes said that the commander-in-chief will not give... read more

U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. Security Advisor Susan Rice prior to the opening session of the Group of 20 (G20) Leaders summit summit in Antalya, Turkey, Nov. 15, 2015. (Photo by Cem Oksuz/Reuters)

Obama, Putin go head to head on G20 sidelines

11/15/15 02:40PM

BELEK, Turkey — Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama talked to each other for more than 30 minutes in an informal meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Turkey on Sunday.The presidents and two associates could be seen in an intense huddle in a group of chairs around a coffee table on the sidelines of... read more

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at a campaign town hall meeting in Franklin, N.H., Nov. 13, 2015. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Jeb Bush calls for US to lead war against ISIS

11/15/15 01:11PM

GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush wants the United States to declare war on ISIS. Speaking on “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Bush made clear that America has a responsibility to lead in the fight against radical Islamists. The former Florida governor listed a number of actions he thinks President Barack Obama should take, including declaring a no... read more

Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during the Sunshine Summit conference being held at the Rosen Shingle Creek on Nov. 13, 2015 in Orlando, Fla. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty)

Hillary Clinton's 'radical Islam' answer strikes a nerve with GOP

11/14/15 11:33PM

  For Republicans watching the Democratic debate, the highlights could be condensed into two words: Radical Islam. Early in the debate, Secretary Hillary Clinton was asked about a longtime GOP complaint that President Obama’s refusal to describe America’s war abroad as a battle against “radical Islam” is a sign of weakness. While she described... read more