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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announces his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination at Livingston High School on June 30, 2015 in Livingston Twp., New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty

Christie: 'Justice isn’t something we jail our way to'

07/16/15 02:29PM

CAMDEN, N.J. – President Obama isn’t the only politician calling for changes to the nation’s criminal justice system. Presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivered a policy speech on the issue in this city just five miles from Philadelphia on Thursday, calling for number of initiatives to give nonviolent drug offenders... read more

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Women open wallets for Hillary Clinton

07/15/15 07:51PM

Women made it rain for Hillary Clinton in the first three months of her campaign, representing more than 60% of the donors who supported the former first lady’s presidential campaign.The campaign had already announced that it raised $45 million for the Democratic primary, but campaign finance reports made public Wednesday evening shed new light... read more

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Martin O'Malley raises $2 million; lags behind Clinton, Sanders

07/15/15 04:33PM

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley raised $2 million dollars since announcing his presidential campaign a month ago, his campaign announced Wednesday ahead of the deadline for campaigns to file their financial reports with the Federal Elections Commission."We're thankful for the support we've received from donors across all 50... read more

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb speaks at the National Sheriffsí Association presidential forum, June 30, 2015, in Baltimore, Md. (Photo by Patrick Semansky/AP)

Webb skeptical of Iran deal, worries Dems bow to interest groups

07/15/15 11:40AM

Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb said Wednesday he is “very skeptical” of the deal Western nations recently struck with Iran over its nuclear program, and said he worried the Democratic Party has become "less inclusive" with its focus on social issues.In an interview with public radio host Diane Rehm, Webb says he thought... read more

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking during a visit to the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, on Jan. 22, 2015. (Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

How the 2016 climate gives Obama an advantage on Iran

07/15/15 10:23AM

Is there a chance that opponents of the Iran deal eventually put together a bipartisan coalition big enough to overrule the president? It’s possible – but this particular political environment makes that less likely. With every Republican presidential candidate blasting the deal almost immediately, before the details of the agreement were... read more

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends a news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., July 10, 2015. (Photo by Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters)

Donald Trump hasn’t read the Iran deal he’s slamming

07/15/15 09:51AM

Presidential candidate Donald Trump hasn’t actually read the “ridiculous” Iran deal he’s skewering and instead read the news coverage of it, the real estate tycoon turned Republican candidate said Wednesday.“I have seen the deal, I have seen it broken down in every newspaper you can imagine, and I have I think I know the deal quite well because... read more

Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks at a Harley Davidson motorcycle dealership in Las Vegas, Nev. on July 14, 2015. (Photo by David Becker/Reuters)

Walker crows about crushing unions as Big Labor prepares to pounce

07/15/15 06:51AM

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker rose to national prominence in 2011 when the Republican waged -- and won -- a war against public employee unions in Wisconsin, and substantially restricted workers’ collective bargaining rights in the state. Now, with Walker a newly-declared presidential hopeful, unions are hoping to exact revenge. ... read more

Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton makes her way through the Capitol's senate subway en route to the Democratic Senate Policy luncheon on July 14, 2015. (Photo by Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty)

Hillary Clinton enjoys a warm welcome in Washington

07/14/15 07:30PM

Ms. Clinton goes to Washington So far on the trail of her second presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton has spent days meeting with bowling alley owners in Iowa and passing out ice cream cones in New Hampshire. But on Tuesday, she took her campaign to Washington, where Clinton returned to the playing field where she may be at her strongest –... read more

Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush answers questions from employees of Nephron Pharmaceutical Company June 29, 2015 in West Columbia, S.C. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty)

2016 Republicans bash Iran nuclear deal

07/14/15 05:34PM

Republican presidential contenders lined up on Tuesday to denounce President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran, with a number of candidates threatening to block it in Congress or undo it in the White House themselves if elected. ... read more

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally at Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey, June 30, 2015.

Super PAC backing Christie in 2016 announces $11 million haul

07/14/15 03:48PM

The super political action committee backing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential bid announced on Tuesday that it has raised $11 million since February, a haul the group says is more than double its initial goal -- but one that's significantly less than the candidate's GOP competition. ... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a campaign event in New York, N.Y., July 13, 2015. (Photo by Seth Wenig/AP)

Clinton camp tries to answer all your email questions at once

07/14/15 07:53AM

In it’s most comprehensive response yet to the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state, her presidential campaign Tuesday released a 3,600 word fact sheet it hopes will become their sides definitive record on the issue.While the document covers little new ground and follows previous statements, it... read more

Supporters cheer as Wis. Gov. Scott Walker announces he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination at the Waukesha County Expo Center on July 13, 2015, in Waukesha, Wis. (Photo by Morry Gash/AP)

Scott Walker announces run for president, promises to 'fight and win'

07/13/15 06:48PM

“After a great deal of thought and a whole lot of prayer, we are so honored to have you join with us today as we officially announce that we are running to serve as your president of the United States of America,” Walker, joined by his wife and two children, told a crowd of thousands of fans who packed into a steamy indoor stage to show their... read more