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Hillary Clinton's complex relationship with her LGBT base

07/02/15 07:04AM

Many presidential candidates get campy songs made for them by supporters. Few candidates invite their musical super fans to introduce them at high-dollar fundraisers -- especially when the supporters’ band name happens to be a play on a euphemism for well-endowed men.And yet on Thursday, when Hillary Clinton will me with donors in the gay... read more

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Bernie Sanders draws biggest crowd of any 2016 candidate yet

07/01/15 10:02PM

MADISON, Wisconsin – “In case you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of people here,” Bernie Sanders said a bit awed as he took the stage in front of nearly 10,000 in a coliseum here. Sanders has been attracting outsize crowds wherever he takes his unlikely presidential campaign. Five thousand came out for his kickoff rally in his hometown of... read more

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles during an event hosted by the Democratic Party of Virginia at George Mason University's Patriot Center, in Fairfax, Va., June 26, 2015. (Photo by Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

Clinton raised $45 million since launch, per aide

07/01/15 11:24AM

Hillary Clinton is on track to raise $45 million in the first since declaring her presidential run in April, according to a campaign official, with all the money slated for use in the primary campaign. That’s more primary-designated money than President Obama raised during the first quarter of his reelection bid in 2011, when he set the previous... read more

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie delivers a speech at an event in Rolling Meadows, Ill., on Feb. 12, 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

Chris Christie insists his temper is 'controlled anger'

07/01/15 10:21AM

New Jersey governor and newly declared presidential candidate Chris Christie isn't exactly the Ann Landers of the GOP. But the tough-talking Republican insists that his periodic flare-ups of temper are "controlled anger" -- and demonstrate his passion for the big issues. ... read more

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb walks off stage after speaking at the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Legislative Conference and Presidential Forum in Washington, D.C., March 10, 2015. (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Jim Webb says 2016 decision coming in 'the next few days'

06/30/15 02:16PM

BALTIMORE, Maryland – Former Sen. Jim Webb said Tuesday he’ll make a decision on a 2016 presidential run in “the next few days,” speaking with reporters after a speech to the National Sherriff’s Association. The Democrat announced an exploratory committee in November and has traveled to early presidential nominating states since, but has yet to... read more

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie leaves a campaign event on June 12, 2015 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty)

Chris Christie's ongoing problem with the GOP

06/30/15 09:23AM

Chris Christie’s Challenge: When Mr. Electable no longer looks so electable… Remember, Christie had a problem with conservative voters before Bridge-gate… NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell previews Christie’s announcement at 11:00 am ET… Keeping track of the 2016 money chase… 2nd fundraising quarter ends at midnight… Jeb Bush to release 33 years of tax... read more

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives to speak during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Feb. 26, 2015. (Photo by Carolyn Kaster/AP)

It's announcement day for Chris Christie. But can he win?

06/30/15 06:46AM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is polling terribly in his home state. In the jam-packed 2016 Republican presidential field, he's only pulling single digits. The scandal known as Bridgegate, which sprayed his entire administration with the stench of scandal, isn't going away. And the loud  buzz surrounding Christie running for president... read more

Elizabeth Bernstein, of Bisbee, Ariz., walks in front of the Arizona Capitol as she shows her dismay at the handling of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission by legislative Republicans, Nov. 1, 2011, in Phoenix. (Photo by Ross D. Franklin/AP)

GOP could win by losing in Arizona redistricting case

06/29/15 05:17PM

Democrats cheered and Republicans booed the Supreme Court’s decision upholding a voter-passed redistricting commission in Arizona designed to prevent gerrymandering, but it’s not entirely clear which party stands to benefit the most nationally from the case. ... read more

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie greets guests during a campaign event on June 12, 2015 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty)

Christie shows a softer side ahead of expected 2016 bid

06/29/15 09:54AM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is expected to announce on Tuesday morning  that he’s running for president, sought to show a softer side in a new video released on Sunday night.In the two-minute spot, paid for by Christie for President 2016, the Republican attempts to explain his bold demeanor, a trait of his that has been criticized in the... read more

President Barack Obama walks from the Oval Office to the Rose Garden to deliver remarks on April 2, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty)

What President Obama's historic week means for his legacy

06/28/15 04:35PM

Every occupant of the White House experiences more than one presidency. There’s their actual time in office, an experience characterized by constant political conflict, a drumbeat of unanticipated crises large and small, and a trudging slog towards policy goals. Then there’s the version of their presidency that comes after they leave, as... read more

Unearthing Chris Christie's Jersey roots

06/27/15 11:11AM

LIVINGSTON, N.J. – Here in this affluent suburban township, about 25 miles west of Manhattan, a bright-eyed teenager named Chris Christie once served as class president at Livingston High School. On Tuesday – more than three decades later—that same man, now grown and governor of the Garden State, is expected to return home and declare that he... read more

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Hillary Clinton fired up over 'historic day'

06/26/15 10:29PM

FAIRFAX, Virginia – Hillary Clinton fired up almost 2,000 Virginia Democrats Friday night here at a party fundraiser hosted by her old friend, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, in one of the first major rallies of her second presidential campaign.She said she was thrilled to be speaking to Democrats on “Such a history day for our country.”Just hours ago,... read more

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