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Last-minute campaigners in New Hampshire

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Polls starting to close in New Hampshire

New Hampshire voters are making their choice for president in the first-in-the-nation primary contest that public opinion polls suggest could deliver victory…

Supreme Court of the United States

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Supreme Court blocks Obama climate rules

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt President Barack Obama a blow by moving to temporarily block his administration's rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions…

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Judge chides State Department for delay in Clinton email release

A federal judge expressed dismay over the State Department's continued delays releasing Hillary Clinton's emails.

Trump in NH Feb

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Trump: Border wall will cost $8 billion

Donald Trump estimated on Tuesday that it will cost about $8 billion to build the wall he has promised to erect on the U.S.'s southern border if elected…

Donald Trump New Hampshire primary day

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Trump softens tone on McCain

Donald Trump is no longer questioning Sen. John McCain's credentials as a war hero, but he is still hitting the 2008 Republican nominee for his handling of…

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US intelligence: ISIS to attempt American attacks

Top U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that ISIS was likely to attempt direct attacks on the U.S. in the coming year and that the group was infiltrating…

President Barack Obama, Jan. 17, 2016


GOP set against new Obama budget's proposed tax hikes

President Barack Obama checked off another "last" of his White House tenure Tuesday, submitting his final budget proposal to Congress amid the growing din…

Presidential selfie girls

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'Presidential selfie girls' pick Hillary Clinton

You may know them as the "selfie girls," but New Hampshire teens Addy and Emma Nozell have been fully immersed in Granite State politics this election cycle.

Curt Schilling, August 2012

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Curt Schilling's political donation came with comments on ESPN job

Federal Election Commission filings confirm two things about Curt Schilling: The former star pitcher donated to a Republican presidential campaign last year,…

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New Hampshire primary: 5 things to watch

New Hampshire, it's your moment. Voters in the first-in-the nation primary are getting the chance to cast judgment on the presidential field in a vote sure to…

USS New Hampshire

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What you should know about the USS New Hampshire

A dozen years ago, third-graders in Dover, New Hampshire, launched a letter-writing campaign to name a new Navy submarine after their state.


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Dixville Notch logs victory for Kasich, Sanders

Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders got an early boost Tuesday as they won the vote in Dixville Notch, the New Hampshire hamlet that is home…

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Why the female generational divide for Hillary Clinton?

If you were writing a Hollywood screenplay about the race for the White House centered around an experienced woman with a real chance of becoming the first…

Trump Bush

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Trump calls out Bush family over eminent domain

After being attacked by Jeb Bush for his use of eminent domain in past real estate dealings, Donald Trump on Monday called the Bush family hypocrites, citing…

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Axelrod: Clinton should look inward over struggles

David Axelrod, the former top political adviser to President Barack Obama, said Monday that Hillary Clinton's inner circle should accept more responsibility…

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Former NAACP head: Clinton's dig at Sanders 'petty'

Ben Jealous, the former head of the NAACP and one of Bernie Sanders' highest-profile African-American supporters, said on Monday he was unimpressed by Hillary…

Rubio lights

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Rubio hopes to recover from debate performance

As he worked the room Monday at a popular Manchester eatery, Marco Rubio couldn't escape talk of his rocky debate performance.

"Saturday night -- you didn't do…

Filipe Calderon

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Ex-Mexican president slams Trump's 'stupid wall'

One of Donald Trump's most familiar refrains recently met hard opposition from a key voice -- the former president of Mexico.

Former Mexican President Felipe…

FBI dept of hacking

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Hackers publish FBI employees' contact info

Hackers, making good on a threat, published contact information for 20,000 FBI employees Monday afternoon, just one day after posting similar data on almost…

Clinton on NH eve

Clinton: 'We're going to take stock' on campaign

Hillary Clinton, facing a tougher than anticipated challenge for the Democratic presidential nomination from Bernie Sanders, is preparing to take a new look at…

Clinton Facebook

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Clinton shows weakness among women

As Hillary Clinton seeks to break that "highest, hardest glass ceiling," she is finding that -- at least in this state -- women voters aren't so eager to help…

Donald Trump in New Hampshire

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Poll: Trump leads ahead of New Hampshire vote

Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican race in New Hampshire on the eve of the vote, the final CNN/WMUR tracking poll finds.

On the Democratic side of…

Michael Bloomberg

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Bloomberg: I'm considering 2016 bid

Michael Bloomberg says he is considering running for president of the United States, a move that would dramatically shake up an already chaotic 2016 race.

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Michigan governor declines congressional invite

In the midst of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has declined an invitation to testify at a hearing Wednesday before the House Democratic…

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Frantic campaigning as New Hampshire vote nears

The race to the New Hampshire primary is getting nastier by the hour as presidential candidates desperately seek to woo undecided voters on the eve of a…

Sanders at fundraiser

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Economist: Under Sanders, income and jobs would soar

Median income would soar by more than $22,000. Nearly 26 million jobs would be created. The unemployment rate would fall to 3.8%.

Those are just a few of the…

Hillary Clinton talks about Flint


Clinton pledges to stand with Flint through water crisis

Hillary Clinton promised the people of Flint, Michigan, whose lives have been turned upside down by the city's ongoing water crisis, that she will be their…

Donald Trump at GOP debate

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Why these Obama voters are backing Trump

Eight years after they drew inspiration from Barack Obama's insurgent campaign, some of the very voters who helped elect the first African-American president…

Marco Rubio at NH debate

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Rubio: There's a reason everyone is attacking me

With the political world watching to see if Marco Rubio's less-than-stellar debate reviews impact his political momentum, the Florida senator brushed off…

Donald Trump at GOP debate

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Trump: Bush is an 'embarrassment to his family'

Responding to a volley of critical tweets and comments from Jeb Bush, Donald Trump on Monday called his rival -- the son of one president and brother of…

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Intel agencies had hints of ISIS plot

Intelligence obtained by Western security agencies before the November 13 Paris attacks indicated as many as 60 ISIS fighters had been deployed by the group to…

Political tourist Kathleen Moon


Meet Kathleen Moon: A political tourist

Kathleen Moon is tired of saying "I'm a Republican, but ..." so she's hit the road in New Hampshire to find out which candidate will best match her…

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Poll: Trump, Sanders hold leads heading into NH

On the eve of New Hampshire's presidential primaries, a new CNN Poll of Polls finds both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are holding on to substantial leads…

Trump Bush after debate

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Trump: Bush 'melts' when he attacks me

Donald Trump returned to mocking Jeb Bush after the two clashed during ABC's Republican presidential debate on Saturday night, calling him a "loser" and…

Bill Clinton campaigns in NH

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Bill Clinton rips Sanders backers

Bill Clinton lashed out at "sexist" and "profane" attacks on Hillary Clinton and her supporters by proponents of Bernie Sanders, and accused them of harassing…

John Kasich seeks 2016 GOP nomination

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Kasich looks to South Carolina, Michigan

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Monday he was poised to do well in South Carolina and Michigan, casting himself as someone who has been underestimated by Washington…

Hillary Clinton at town hall

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Clinton releases first Spanish-language ads

Hillary Clinton's campaign released its first Spanish-language TV and radio ads on Friday, highlighting the former secretary of state's position on…

Former Gov. Bobby Jindall endorses Marco Rubio

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Bobby Jindal endorses Marco Rubio

Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Friday endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for president.

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This man has met every NH candidate since 1988 (almost)

He doesn't have single selfie to prove it but Bruce Schoenfeld says has met -- or shaken hands with -- all of the presidential candidates traveling through New…

Ted Cruz Feb 5

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Ted Cruz: Making U.S. women eligible to be drafted is 'nuts'

Ted Cruz told a New Hampshire audience Sunday that requiring women to sign up for the draft is "nuts," breaking with the views of several Republican…

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Obama helps Stephen Colbert kick off Super Bowl 50 'Late Show'

Stephen Colbert kicked off his live "Late Show" following Super Bowl 50 with a big surprise guest: President Obama.

Obama appeared on CBS' post-Super Bowl…



Bernie Sanders and 'SNL' debut 'Bern Your Enthusiasm'

"Saturday Night Live" finally proved that Bernie Sanders and Larry David aren't the same person.

Democratic presidential candidate campaigns in Charles City, Iowa, Jan. 30, 2016

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Sanders tired of being 'lectured' on foreign policy

Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders is tired of people questioning his credentials on international affairs, saying that he's been "lectured on foreign…

President Obama SOFU

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Obamas lament White House Wi-Fi situation

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Sunday discussed their traditions for the Super Bowl, as well as the improvement the president wants…

Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders Split Shot 2

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Clinton win shrinks with new Iowa results

The slim margin by which Hillary Clinton won the Iowa caucuses shrank even narrower after the Iowa Democratic Party said Sunday it found counting errors in…

Donald Trump campaigns in New Hampshire, Feb. 7., 2016

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Donald Trump: I 'wouldn't be happy' with 2nd

Donald Trump said Sunday that he "wouldn't be happy" if he came in second place in the New Hampshire primary.

The comment stands in stark contrast to how the…

Steinem shown here at 2014 White House summit on working families

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Gloria Steinem apologizes for being 'misinterpreted'

Gloria Steinem, in a Facebook post on Sunday morning, walked back pro-Hillary Clinton comments critics contend are patronizing toward young women.


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New Hampshire looming, 2016 hopefuls make their case

With just days to go before New Hampshire voters head to the polls for the first-in-the-nation primary, top presidential candidates from both parties sat down…

Jeb Bush NH town hall

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Jeb Bush calls Donald Trump a loser

A very fired up Jeb Bush brought a New Hampshire crowd to its feet Sunday, when he called Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump a loser.

Caucusgoers in line in Iowa

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How the race changed five 2016 candidates

When CNN's Jake Tapper sat down individually with five White House candidates for Sunday's "State of the Union," he asked each of them how the 2016 race has…

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Trump draft status could be an issue in S.C.

The final push in New Hampshire, new wrinkles as the 2016 campaign heads south and a glimpse of possible presidential campaigns to come filled our special…

Hillary Clinton Feb. 6, 2016

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Clinton on sexism: 'We are still living with a double standard'

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton said Sunday the only way for women to deal with the "double standard" in the way female candidates are treated by…

New York Stock Exchange

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Clinton, Sanders war over Wall Street escalates

The war over Wall Street between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton escalated Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," where both candidates defended their…

John Kasich at NH debate

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Kasich downplays Dem joke, says in 'lane of my own'

John Kasich argued Sunday that he's not running in the "establishment lane" in New Hampshire, while downplaying a joke he made that he would be better off…

Hillary Clinton

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Clinton: 'No acceptable' level of lead for kids

Shortly before flying to Flint, Michigan, to see the damage from the lead water crisis there, Hillary Clinton told CNN Sunday that there is "no acceptable"…

Republican ABC debate in NH

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Republican debate: Best ratings of 2016

Bucking a trend of declining debate ratings, ABC's Saturday night GOP faceoff was the highest rated debate so far in 2016, according to overnight Nielsen…

Chris Christie at NH debate

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Christie: 'Whole race changed' after debate

Chris Christie spotlighted his high-profile shutdown of Marco Rubio at Saturday's Republican debate, saying Sunday it effectively ended the "chattering class"…

Donald Trump at GOP debate

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Trump would push waterboarding, does not see NH as must-win

Donald Trump said Sunday he would "go through a process" to end waterboarding's status as a war crime in order to use it against ISIS if he is elected…

Donald Trump speaks to the media in the spin room after the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate.

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Trump's lead in New Hampshire grows, while Sanders' edge shrinks

Donald Trump holds a growing lead in New Hampshire, according to the latest CNN/WMUR tracking poll, while on the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders' still-wide…

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton during their MSNBC Democratic Candidates Debate at the University of New Hampshire on Feb. 4, 2016.

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CNN to hold Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Michigan

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will debate next month in Flint, Michigan, a city thrust into the national spotlight after it was discovered residents were…

Trump, Cruz at NH debate

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Eminent domain puts Trump at odds with 2016ers

Donald Trump was once again playing defense for his position on eminent domain, a stance that is out of step with much of the conservative movement and has…

Ted Cruz Feb 5

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Ted Cruz misstates CNN's reporting at Republican debate

Sen. Ted Cruz knowingly misstated CNN's reporting during Saturday's Republican primary debate, despite the fact that CNN's reporting was correct all along.


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Clinton courts Sanders fans in New Hampshire

Hillary Clinton is shedding some of the caution that has been a trademark over three decades in public life as she urgently tries to surpass rival Bernie…

Republican ABC debate in NH

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Candidates under fire at GOP debate

Marco Rubio struggled on Saturday to fend off a string of searing attacks from Chris Christie as the Florida senator's establishment rivals tried to halt his…

Hillary and Bill Clinton in Iowa

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Analysis: Clintons earned $153 million from speeches

Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, combined to earn more than $153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary Clinton…

Steinem shown here at 2014 White House summit on working families

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Gloria Steinem: Young women back Sanders so they can meet 'boys'

Feminist icon -- and Hillary Clinton supporter -- Gloria Steinem says young women are supporting Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders because "the boys are with Bernie."

Jeb Bush in Iowa

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Bush on Trump: 'The guy needs therapy'

Just hours before Saturday night's Republican debate in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush fired up his biggest crowd to date with digs against rival Donald Trump and…

Clinton Sanders

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Despite big lead, Sanders predicts close race in New Hampshire

Bernie Sanders has a 2-to-1 edge in the latest CNN/WMUR New Hampshire tracking poll, but the Vermont senator believes Tuesday's primary will be a close one.


Rubio Bush brawl

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Bush, allies: Rubio's abortion position would give Dems fodder

Jeb Bush and his political allies are warning GOP voters not to get behind Marco Rubio over an unlikely issue: abortion.

Hillary Clinton with females senators in New Hampshire

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Clinton turns to Sanders' colleagues to question his preparedness

Hillary Clinton turned to four female members of the United State Senate on Friday in New Hampshire to make her case for the presidency, and to cast her…

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NY governor announces regulations to prevent gay 'conversion therapy'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced regulations to prevent "conversion therapy," a practice aimed at changing an individual's sexual orientation…


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ABC: No last-minute invite for Fiorina to debate

ABC News has no plans to give Carly Fiorina a last-minute invitation to Saturday night's Republican debate, despite mounting protest from her and some of her…

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5 things to watch in the Republican debate

Donald Trump is back on the stage, and under pressure, as Republicans meet for their final debate before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary.

Donald Trump in Iowa, January 2016

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Trump vows to build border wall to address NH 'drug epidemic'

Donald Trump on Saturday again vowed to build a wall along the Mexico-U.S. border -- this time arguing that it would help stem New Hampshire's "drug epidemic."

Iowa Democratic caucus

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Iowa Democratic Party reviewing results in caucuses

Democratic Party officials are reviewing results from the Iowa caucuses after a "very small number of concerns" were raised, a spokesman said Saturday.

Barbara Bush

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Barbara Bush on Trump: 'I'm sick of him'

Jeb Bush has suggested in the past that his blunt, outspoken, 90-year-old mother has strong opinions about Donald Trump.

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Judge extends restraining order against anti-abortion group

A federal judge in California has extended a restraining order against an anti-abortion group known for its Planned Parenthood videos after it attempted to…

Ted Cruz in Iowa, Jan. 7, 2016

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Who's funding this pro-Ted Cruz super PAC?

A super PAC spending millions of dollars to bash Ted Cruz's Republican rivals is shielding the names of many of its top donors and strategists, accepting and…

Jeb Bush speaks at town hall meeting, Concord, N.H., Feb. 5, 2016

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Bush vows to back GOP nominee, questions Rubio on abortion

Jeb Bush is sharpening his attacks against rival Marco Rubio in the final few days before the New Hampshire primary, raising questions about the Florida…

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton during their MSNBC Democratic Candidates Debate at the University of New Hampshire on Feb. 4, 2016.

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National poll: Sanders, Clinton neck-and-neck

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton are running even in a new national poll tracking support for the Democratic…

Donald Trump

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Trump's unwelcome support: White supremacists

New Hampshire voters may be stunned to hear the latest robocall asking for their vote; it's from white nationalists with a simple, disturbing message.

Super Bowl 50 - Twitter

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Twitter goes to war against ISIS

Twitter has significantly ramped up its anti-ISIS efforts by shutting down thousands of terrorists' accounts and adding staff to monitor terrorist activity on…

Bernie Sanders

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Sanders could earn historic first

Bernie Sanders is poised to make history.

Victory next week in New Hampshire, where he enjoys a significant lead in the polls, would break a barrier as old as…

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

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Bernie Sanders: prolific Democratic fundraiser

Bernie Sanders complained on the campaign trail Friday that dialing for dollars "affects your entire being."

President Barack Obama

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Obama fights for credit as unemployment rate hits new low

The U.S. unemployment rate dropped Friday to its lowest rate since February 2008 -- and President Barack Obama wants you to know about it.

Making a last-minute…

Sanders, Clinton at MSNBC debate

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MSNBC's Democratic debate is lowest rated of the season

MSNBC's feisty debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton received high marks from political observers, but not high ratings from ordinary viewers.


Hillary Clinton addresses NARAL pro-choice event

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Clinton to meet with civil rights leaders

Hillary Clinton will meet with a group of civil rights leaders in New York City on Feb. 16, her campaign aides said Friday.

Donald Trump Orlando 11.15.15

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Donald Trump commits to next Fox News debate

Days after refusing to commit, Donald Trump now says he will attend next month's Fox News Republican debate.

Donald Trump

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Trump cancels New Hampshire town hall, blames snow

So much for a new strategy.

Donald Trump dramatically bulked up his campaign schedule in New Hampshire this week as he faced criticism that he doesn't do…

Donald Trump at campaign rally in Florence, S.C., Feb. 5, 2016

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Trump: Christian ban less controversial than Muslim proposal

Donald Trump said Friday that calling for a ban on Christians would have been less controversial than his proposal to temporarily block Muslims from entering…

Adviser explains Affordable Care Act in February 2015

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12.7 million Americans sign up for Affordable Care Act 3.0

Some 12.7 million Americans signed up for the Affordable Care Act for 2016, according to new figures released Thursday.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State Colin Powell

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Powell, Rice staffers received classified info via personal email

Colin Powell and top staffers for Condoleezza Rice received classified information through personal email accounts, according to a new report from State…

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New Hampshire Union Leader slams Rubio ahead of primary

The publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper took direct aim at GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Friday, accusing him of discounting the…

Megyn Kelly at Jan. 28 debate

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Kelly is ready for Trump: 'I stand by every question'

Megyn Kelly said she expects Donald Trump to be at the next Fox News debate on March 3, and that she's ready for him.

"I think he'll show up at that one, which…

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Crystal City: All but one member of city council indicted

Crystal City, Texas, Councilman Joel Barajas is the odd man out. He's the only member of the city council not facing federal corruption charges.


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Veteran brawlers show up at Democratic debate

Hillary Clinton -- a veteran political brawler -- on Thursday flashed genuine anger and disbelief that Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders is casting…

Barbara Bush

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Bush to mom: 'Crowd sizes normally aren't this large'

Jeb Bush ditched his normal walk-out song Thursday night to play the Beach Boys' "Barbara Ann." That's because his mother, former first lady Barbara Bush, was…

Clinton Sanders at 2 4 debate 2

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Democratic debate: 6 takeaways

No more fake niceties. No more patience. No more Martin O'Malley to get in the way.

Hillary Clinton re-launched her campaign Thursday night, going directly…


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Maddow: 'Hard to imagine' Sanders winning

Rachel Maddow, the co-moderator of Thursday night's Democratic primary debate, doesn't think Bernie Sanders is going to beat Hillary Clinton.

In an interview…

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