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Vice-President Joe Biden attends the announcement of the vision for the comprehensive redesign of LaGuardia Airport held by N.Y.  Governor Mario Cuomo, July 27, 2015 in the Bronx. (Photo by Terrence Jennings/Retna Ltd. /MediaPunch/IPX/AP)

The Joe Biden honeymoon

08/20/15 09:41AM

Here's your Biden honeymoonMaybe the biggest news from the newest batch of swing-state Quinnipiac polls(of Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania) is the political honeymoon that Biden is experiencing as he mulls a presidential run. His fav/unfav numbers among Democrats are slightly better than Hillary's in these three states:Florida: Biden 80%... read more

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference before a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, N.H., Aug, 19, 2015. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Donald Trump explains his popularity: 'I'm not a puppet'

08/20/15 08:55AM

Gracing the cover of Time Magazine -- bald eagle in hand and all -- Donald Trump says he's unlike every other presidential candidate in one important way: he doesn't want donors' money."They're all puppets," he told the magazine of his competitors. "They do whatever you want, especially if they're not... read more

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug.14, 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

Donald Trump shoves Jeb Bush to the right on 'anchor babies'

08/19/15 06:55PM

Donald Trump is not just leading in national polls but playing a significant role in pushing the immigration debate further to the right, this time getting under the skin of a candidate previously unswayed by a field of hardliners: former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Speaking on on Bill Bennett’s conservative radio show “Morning in America” Wednesday,... read more

Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich holds a campaign town hall meeting in Peterborough, N.H., on Aug. 11, 2015. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Kasich runs toward the center in New Hampshire -- with some exceptions

08/19/15 05:01PM

Running to the left of many of his GOP presidential rivals on issues like abortion and immigration, Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday made his pitch to New Hampshire voters as a relatively moderate Republican who’d reach across the aisle to balance the budget, slow the growth of Social Security and Medicaid, and secure a path for Americans to... read more

Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) waits before addressing a legislative luncheon in Washington, D.C., June 18, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Rand Paul calls Trump a ‘fake conservative’

08/19/15 05:00PM

Some Republican presidential candidates are avoiding attacking frontrunner Donald Trump. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky isn’t one of them.During an interview on Wednesday in Haiti with NBC News’ Chris Jansing, Paul – who has been pulling in single digit support in GOP primary polls – accused the billionaire real estate mogul of being a “fake... read more

Democrats split on whether Joe Biden should enter 2016 race

08/19/15 11:16AM

With controversy swirling around Hillary Clinton’s emails and Bernie Sanders garnering large crowds of fans, there’s been a lot of buzz around whether Vice President Joe Biden will enter the presidential race. The NBC News online survey conducted by SurveyMonkey of 9,127 adults from August 7-10 found that Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at Beech Hill Farm in Hopkinton, N.H., July 28, 2015. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

'Nothing to worry about': Clinton dismisses email questions as partisan

08/18/15 11:12PM

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton dismissed questions over her use of a private email server at the State Department as "nothing to worry about," saying Tuesday that the controversy was being fueled by Republicans who can't defeat her on the issues."This will burn itself out," Clinton said in an interview... read more

Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, pauses while speaking at her first campaign rally at Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island in New York, on June 13, 2015. (Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty)

Hillary Clinton again defends use of personal email server

08/18/15 07:13PM

A combative Hillary Clinton insisted Tuesday that the process of the intelligence community's review of her email "has nothing to do with the fact that the account was personal," and she declined to answer questions about whether she attempted to wipe her personal server before handing it over to officials."It has nothing to... read more

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina pauses as she speaks during a campaign event at the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines in Waukee, Iowa, on Aug. 16, 2015. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Reuters)

Rising in the polls, Fiorina under fire

08/18/15 06:29PM

In just 72 hours, as a new poll showed Carly Fiorina ranked as one of the top 10 Republican candidates in the 2016 field, she faced criticism from a slew of conservative blogs that attacked her for “praising Muslims” in a past speech and a business reporter declared her controversial business record as “not so sterling." ... 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)

Chris Christie slips in the polls

08/18/15 04:33PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in danger of being bumped from his spot in the much coveted  group of top-10 frontrunners for the Republican presidential nomination -- which would mean he'd lose out on participating in the next primetime GOP debate. But despite the numbers – not to mention an unsourced report that Christie is considering... read more

Donald Trump Announces Candidacy to be President of the United States

GOP candidates rethinking Constitution to end birthright citizenship

08/18/15 11:20AM

Donald Trump is sending the immigration debate reeling to the right -- and taking the crowded GOP presidential pack along with him -- even going as far as calling to change the U.S. constitution in order to combat illegal immigration, a policy prescription previously championed only by the most anti-immigrant firebrands in the Republican Party. ... read more

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Is Donald Trump 2016's most LGBT-friendly Republican?

08/17/15 07:05PM

With his penchant for name-calling and plans to deport every undocumented immigrant living in the United States, Donald Trump hasn’t exactly established a reputation of being the most tolerant guy. Yet the real estate mogul and reality TV host might nevertheless be the most LGBT-friendly Republican running for president. ... read more