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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

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, center, greets members of the media at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on Aug. 6, 2015. (Photo by Andrew Harnik/AP)

Kasich remark about Latina maid draws unwanted attention

09/19/15 02:43PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich has become the latest 2016 presidential contender to draw attention for an apparent generalization related to Latinos.During remarks Thursday at a golf club in Orange County, California, Kasich - known for his folksy, plain-talking style - told a story about a note left for him by a Latina hotel maid.... read more

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall event at Rochester Recreational Arena, Sept. 17, 2015 in Rochester, N.H. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty)

Donald Trump fires back on anti-Muslim controversy

09/19/15 12:21PM

The Donald Trump Quandary?-Khorri Atkinson Is The Donald post-debate fatigue been kicked in? It may depend on whom you ask.After this week’s Republican debate with his usual blunt, but this time not so receptive, the Millionaire business stepped into a series of controversy, yet still leading the field of GOP presidential hopefuls. Democratic... read more

Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina leaves the stage after a Fox-sponsored forum in Cleveland, Ohio on Aug. 6, 2015. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Now in the spotlight, Fiorina faces harsher scrutiny

09/18/15 05:57PM

After months of honing her message on the trail, Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina splashed down on the national stage with carefully crafted, audience tested talking points at Wednesday’s debate.And it worked. He rhetoric left Donald Trump speechless. Though she’s polling at the bottom of the pack, she dominated the conversation, speaking for... read more

Republican presidential hopefuls Ben Carson and Donald Trump participate in the Republican Presidential Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., Sept. 16, 2015. (Photo by Frederic J. BrownAFP/Getty)

Ben Carson gives Trump a pass for response to anti-Muslim question

09/18/15 02:05PM

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Ben Carson gave Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt on his decision not to correct a man who questioned President Obama's religion and citizenship in New Hampshire, suggesting Friday that Trump simply misheard the question and would handle it differently in the future."Certainly, one must always analyze the... read more

The Planned Parenthood logo is pictured outside a clinic in Boston, Mass. on June 27, 2014. (Photo by Dominick Reuter/Reuters)

Planned Parenthood debate spills into GOP presidential race

09/18/15 12:47PM

The Republican push to defund Planned Parenthood is spilling into the presidential campaign in unpredictable ways.At the GOP debate Wednesday, candidates lined up to show just how badly they wanted to shut down the women’s health provider. Chris Christie, Scott Walker, and Jeb Bush—all current or former governors—each bragged out about defunding... read more