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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders smiles as he listens to his introduction during a campaign stop in Marion, Iowa on Aug. 16, 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

Bernie Sanders claims more than 1 million donations

09/30/15 05:14PM

The presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Wednesday afternoon that it had collected one million individual donations, claiming the reach that goal faster than any presidential candidate in history.“A short while ago, we flew past our goal of 1 million online contributions to our campaign,” Sanders campaign manager Jeff... read more

House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (C) passes through the Statuary Hall of the Capitol after a vote on the House floor June 11, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty)

Kevin McCarthy credits Benghazi committee for Clinton damage

09/30/15 09:42AM

Kevin McCarthy, a top Republican lawmaker on track to become the next speaker of the House, credited the Select Committee on Benghazi for damaging Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers Tuesday night — a surprising admission from a party that has sought to portray the investigation as even-handed and non-partisan. ... read more

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders takes the stage to speak at the New Hampshire Democratic Party State Convention in Manchester, N.H., Sept. 19, 2015. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Will Bernie Sanders run negative ads after all? 'We’ll see'

09/29/15 03:50PM

Bernie Sanders has proudly never run a negative political ad in his long career running in public office, but he left the door open to changing his ways in a new interview with former Obama advisor David Axelrod released Tuesday. “Well, it’s my hope that I will never run a negative ad,” Sanders replied when Axelrod asked if the senator thought... read more

Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, speaks at the RedState Gathering, Aug. 7, 2015, in Atlanta, Ga. (Photo by David Goldman/AP)

Christie snags support of influential Iowa Republicans

09/29/15 12:48PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s struggling 2016 campaign received a boost on Tuesday when a group of influential Iowa GOPers -- who four years ago hopped on a private plane to the Garden State in a failed effort to convince Christie to run for president – announced they are backing  him once again.Six of the seven original donors and activists,... read more

Businessman and investor Carl Icahn is pictured at a news conference in New York, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2015. (Photo by Stephen Yang/The New York Times/Redux)

Billionaire Carl Icahn endorses Donald Trump

09/29/15 10:10AM

Donald Trump scored his biggest endorsement yet on Tuesday in fellow billionaire Carl Icahn, who announced his support with a short film outlining his views.In the video, titled Danger Ahead, Icahn says that while he disagrees with Trump on “certain issues,” he believes America “needs somebody to wake it up.” “Maybe he’s brash, but he’s willing... read more

Republican presidential candidates pose 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)

New poll has bad news for GOP and Hillary Clinton

09/29/15 09:34AM

With just over 13 months until Election Day 2016, the Republican Party should be sitting pretty. The Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, has seen her popularity drop considerably in the new NBC/WSJ poll. What’s more, 62% believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, which isn’t good news for the party holding the White House. And... read more

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at the Americans for Prosperity Road to Reform event on Aug. 14, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by John Locher/AP)

Will Ted Cruz, the anti-Washington crusader, shut down the government?

09/28/15 07:46PM

With his poll numbers falling far short of Republican presidential candidates who’ve never held elected office, Ted Cruz has a chance this week to prove he’s just as anti-Washington as his rivals atop the leaderboard, despite that pesky “Texas Sen.” title that follows him everywhere.On Tuesday, Cruz could reprise his starring role in a... read more

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders peeks out through a doorway as he listens to his introduction before delivering a speech at a campaign event in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 28, 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

Hillary Clinton's not-so-subtle message to Bernie Sanders

09/28/15 06:09PM

Hillary Clinton still refuses to engage with Bernie Sanders head on, but with the first Democratic presidential debate just two weeks away, the Democratic presidential front-runner subtly called out one of her challenger's biggest weaknesses in a new interview with MSNBC's Chuck Todd. ... read more

A protestor yells out against same-sex marriage supporters in front of the federal courthouse September 3, 2015 in Ashland, Kentucky. (Photo by Ty Wright/Getty)

NBC/WSJ poll: Anger defines 2016 electorate

09/28/15 05:56PM

One word seems to define the American public's mood more than 13 months until Election Day 2016 - anger.According to the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 62 percent of respondents believe the country is headed in the wrong direction - the 59th-straight NBC/WSJ poll over the past six years when a majority thinks things are on the wrong... read more