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Republican presidential candidates speak among themselves after a forum on Aug. 3, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (Photo by Jim Cole/AP)

2016 Republicans frantically try to stand out in debate preview

08/03/15 10:41PM

MANCHESTER, NH. Fourteen Republican presidential candidates gathered in New Hampshire on Monday night for a lightning round of questions at the Voters First Forum, a summit sponsored by the New Hampshire Union Leader.   The event served as a preview of the first GOP presidential debate Thursday in Cleveland, complete with a spin room where... read more

Eleven of the declared 2016 Republican U.S. presidential candidates pose together on stage before the start of the the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester, N.H. on August 3, 2015. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Voter forum puts crowded GOP field on display

08/03/15 09:46PM

Ahead of the first Republican presidential debate, 14 GOP candidates gathered in New Hampshire for a forum that both served as a warmup for the upcoming showdown and a reminder of the clunkiness that comes with such a crowded field of competitors. ... read more

A security team stands guard as Republican presidential hopeful businessman Donald Trump speaks heads to a press conference following a rally on July 25, 2015 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty)

Nearly half of Republicans say Trump is hurting GOP’s image

08/03/15 06:31PM

Even as Donald Trump leads in the GOP presidential horse race, half of Republicans believe that he is hurting their party's image, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.Forty-seven percent of Republican registered voters said that they believe the real estate magnate and 2016 GOP frontrunner is harming the image of the party,... read more

Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks on April 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Hagen/Getty)

Hillary Clinton’s popularity drops sharply in NBC/WSJ poll

08/03/15 06:31PM

The bad news for Hillary Clinton in the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll: More Americans view her unfavorably than they did a month ago, revealing potential vulnerabilities for a general-election presidential contest more than a year away. The good news for her in the poll: Clinton continues to lead the Democratic field by more than 30... read more

Presidential contender Donald Trump does a high five with Jonathan Lynch during the second day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, July 31, 2015. (Photo by Scott Heppell/AP)

Donald Trump surges into the lead in GOP race

08/02/15 09:01AM

Days before the first Republican debate, Donald Trump has surged into the national lead in the GOP primary race, with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush following, a new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll shows.Trump is the first choice of 19 percent of GOP primary voters, while 15 percent back Walker and 14 percent... read more

Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty).

Hillary Clinton reveals enormous tax payout

07/31/15 05:19PM

Hillary Clinton said Friday that she and her husband have paid almost $44 million in federal taxes since 2007.Clinton was expected to post eight years of tax returns on her website Friday afternoon, covering the years between her last major tax disclosure as a presidential candidate in 2008 and last year.In a statement, the Clinton campaign said... read more

Jeb Bush (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty).

Jeb Bush defends Medicare 'phase out,' talks Trump 'phenomenon'

07/31/15 03:37PM

Jeb Bush defended his remark that he would “phase out” Medicare in an interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt on Friday, saying Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton deliberately misinterpreted his point when she quoted it in a speech earlier that day. “First of all, I’m not for phasing out Medicare,” Bush said. “I said that we needed to... read more

Hillary Rodham Clinton (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty).

Why presidential candidates are turning to TheSkimm

07/30/15 06:37PM

In an era when young people are increasingly staying home on Election Day, candidates are seeking new ways to engage a potentially promising voting bloc: millennials--specifically female millennials. And to do it, they're turning to an unlikely source: TheSkimm. ... read more

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters).

Bernie Sanders: Some immigration hurts Latino youth

07/30/15 04:44PM

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of the 2016 Democatic presidential candidates, accused corporate America of backing immigration reform to import lower wage labor that competes for jobs with U.S. youth, including Latinos.Sanders, participating in a forum for presidential candidates hosted by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Thursday,... read more

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks during a town hall meeting campaign stop at the Medallion Opera House in Gorham, Massachusetts July 23, 2015. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters).

Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton to share stage in Florida

07/30/15 02:32PM

Potential arch-rivals in next year’s presidential election, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton will share a stage together in Florida Friday.Bush and Clinton, both favorites for their respective party’s nomination, will both address the National Urban League conference in Ft. Lauderdale as they make their case to black voters.Democrats Bernie Sanders... read more

Ohio Governor John Kasich  Announces Presidential Run on July 21, 2015. (Photo by Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg/Getty ).

John Kasich's announcement bump could carry him to debate stage

07/30/15 01:58PM

Ohio governor John Kasich may sneak into the first Republican presidential debate based on recent polls, which would avoid the embarrassing prospect of not qualifying for a major campaign event in his own state.  Kasich got into the race late, launching his campaign in Columbus last week, but has one of the deepest resumes in the field,... read more

Secretary Hillary Clinton speaks to journalists after a town hall meeting in Nashua, N.H. on July 28, 2015. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post/Getty)

Hillary Clinton to call for lifting Cuba embargo

07/29/15 05:25PM

Hillary Clinton will call for lifting the trade embargo on Cuba Friday in a speech in the backyard of two pro-embargo Republican presidential candidates. In a speech at Florida International University in Miami, Clinton will call on Congress to lift the Cuban embargo and call Republican arguments against restoring relations with the communist... read more

Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee speaks at the American Legislative Exchange Council 42nd annual meeting on July 23, 2015, in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Denis Poroy/AP)

Huckabee: 'No regrets' on Iran comments

07/29/15 03:31PM

SILVER SPRINGS, Maryland – Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Wednesday he has “no regrets” about his comments on the Iran nuclear deal. “No, I have no regrets,” Huckabee told reporters after meeting with the executive council of the AFL-CIO here. “I feel like I spoke the truth. I still feel like I’m speaking truth. And the... read more