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Then-US President George W. Bush is introduced by his brother, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, at a fundraiser in Orlando, Fl. Feb. 17, 2006. (Photo by Jason Reed/Reuters)

Jeb Bush begins to embrace last name on the campaign trail

09/24/15 08:34PM

Jeb Bush, once eager to prove "I am my own man," is rapidly becoming a family man.During last week's debate, Bush vigorously defended his brother against Donald Trump's attacks on the Iraq War, a 180 from just months ago when he struggled to distance himself from brother George W. Bush's record in Iraq."As it... read more

Inside Donald Trump's feud with Marco Rubio

09/24/15 07:05PM

After largely ignoring Marco Rubio for months, Donald Trump suddenly can’t heap enough criticism on the Florida senator. Trump tweeted that Rubio's middle name was “amnesty” on Tuesday; he called Rubio a “lightweight” in South Carolina on Wednesday; and he offered up some physical observations about the senator on msnbc’s “Morning Joe”... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media before a campaign event Sept. 23, 2015 in Columbia, S.C. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty)

All the people Trump has insulted in September so far

09/24/15 12:21PM

Democrats, Republicans, television hosts, radio personalities, lawmakers—it seems like no one is spared from Donald Trump’s insults. But as the race for the GOP presidential nomination gathers steam, it seems like the never-shy, always-controversial front-runner has taken his biting rhetoric to a new level this month. read more

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announces that he will end his bid for the White House at a news conference Sept. 21, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty)

Act Two: Scott Walker’s exit marks new phase in GOP race

09/22/15 05:00PM

The second debate knocked off one former front-runner in Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and elevated a former bottom tier contender in Carly Fiorina, signaling a new act in the drama that is the Republican presidential primary. As ad spending ramps up and actual voting draws closer, things are kicking into higher gear. ... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a town hall event in Rochester, N.H., Sept. 17, 2015. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Donald Trump starts a new war with Fox News

09/22/15 10:27AM

Donald Trump is reigniting his war with Fox News.With Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker dominating the news cycle after announcing he was dropping out of the Republican presidential race, the party frontrunner and billionaire business mogul lashed out at the television network for what he argued was unfair coverage.“I am having a really hard time... read more

Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson is silhouetted in a window as he speaks during church services at Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church on Aug. 16, 2015 in Des Moines , Ia. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty)

The far-right roots of Ben Carson’s case against Muslims

09/21/15 02:04PM

The far right roots of Ben Carson’s case against Muslims Dr. Ben Carson is under fire for his remarks on Sunday that he would not support a Muslim president. But Carson’s answer and especially his follow up responses, however, are more than just a dashed off opinion about a hypothetical president. They’re common talking points among far right... read more

U.S. Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is interviewed at a campaign stop at One Mile West restaurant in Sunapee, N.H., Aug. 20, 2015. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Scott Walker implodes, Carly Fiorina soars in new CNN poll

09/20/15 09:52AM

The first major national poll since the second GOP debate finds Carly Fiorina surging into a second place and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's campaign in total collapse.The survey by CNN of 444 registered Republican voters put Donald Trump in first place with 24% support, a drop of 8 points since their last poll, and Fiorina in second... read more

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Plymouth Area Democrats as we celebrate our tenth anniversary with a fund-raising dinner in New Hampshire, Sept. 18, 2015. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Hillary Clinton comes alive at New Hampshire convention

09/19/15 03:15PM

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire -- Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was repeatedly interrupted by chants of “more debates” at the Democratic State party convention here Saturday. The DNC, which controls the party’s presidential primary debate process, has been under pressure for its decision to schedule only six debates for... read more