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This Supreme Court Case Could Upend The Way Democracy Works

A win for conservatives may turn on a federal survey they tried to eliminate.<p>WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court this term could change how states meet the basic democratic goal of "one person, one vote." Ironically, a victory for the conservative plaintiffs who brought the case may turn on a national …

Fiorina Jumps to Second Among GOP Contenders in New CNN Poll

Businesswoman Carly Fiorina jumped to second place behind billionaire Donald Trump in a new poll of GOP presidential contenders released Sunday. The …

Carly Fiorina: I will challenge 'the entertainer' running for office

<b>Alton, New Hampshire (CNN) —</b> Carly Fiorina previewed how she'll set herself apart at CNN's upcoming GOP debate while in New Hampshire Sunday by reflecting on her time as CEO of Hewlett Packard.<p>Although Fiorina's stewardship of the company has faced criticism, she is unequivocal in saying her …

Bernie Sanders: ‘I Am Delighted’ By Jeremy Corbyn’s Victory

“We need leadership in every country in the world which tells the billionaire class that they cannot have it all."<p>U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hailed the election of Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the United Kingdom’s Labour Party as a promising development in the global fight against …

Here's the Lineup for the CNN Republican Presidential Debate

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will appear alongside 10 other GOP presidential candidates who met the criteria to appear at CNN’s primetime …

The Truth About the 2016 Race

The GOP outsiders dominating the polls remain longshots; the under-siege Democratic front-runner retains an edge; and neither party’s nominee will have complete control over his or her destiny.<p>The rise of Donald Trump might represent some massive sea change in American politics—but it’s far more …

Electoral Anarchy

The Republican presidential primary spectacle is the beginning of a brave new world of electoral anarchy. The same disruptive conditions and forces that are bedeviling Republicans this primary season are likely to discombobulate future Democratic presidential primaries and to morph inevitably into …

Biden says he's not sure if he will seek presidency

Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday he was unsure if he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, telling a Jewish audience that his decision will hinge on whether he and his family have the "emotional energy to run."<p>"Unless I can go to my party and the American people and say that I am …

Hillary Clinton Sides With Liberals on Anti-Lobbying Bill

Hillary Clinton on Monday endorsed a lobbying regulation proposal beloved by the Democratic left, marking a significant win for progressive groups as …

Poll says Hillary and Trump are unpopular: Why they could win anyway

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both out in front in the 2016 sweepstakes—and it turns out they’re pretty unpopular.<p>How is that possible?<p>A new ABC/Washington Post poll contains sobering news for both candidates—especially Hillary—on the question of favorability.<p>Which is an interesting way of …

Harvard Law Professor To Join The Race For Democratic Nomination For President

He will announce his run on Wednesday.<p>Harvard law professor and campaign finance reform advocate Lawrence Lessig is set to announce his bid for the Democratic nomination for president.<p>Lessig appeared Sunday on ABC's "This Week" to confirm he would be pursuing a presidential run. He will formally …

The Trump phenomenon: as old as the Republic

Donald Trump. The name now simultaneously intrigues, vexes, infuriates and enraptures American politicos, depending on their political persuasions.<p>And yet many of the experts scratch their heads. How is Trump earning traction against the Republican Party’s political elites? Bush. Walker. Rubio. …

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign boosted by private air fleet

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has a big advantage hidden in plain sight: Trump Air.<p>Mr. Trump’s fleet of private aircraft, which includes a Boeing 757, a Cessna Citation X and three Sikorsky helicopters, whisks the billionaire executive to Republican primary events in far-flung locales, some …

Bush Goes After Trump in His First Campaign Ad of 2016

He never says Donald’s Trump’s name, but former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s first television ad of the campaign is clearly taking aim at the real estate …

Hillary Clinton Announces Plan to Limit Money in Politics

Hillary Clinton released a plan Tuesday aimed at limiting the influence of money in American politics, joining a growing chorus of voices on the left …

How Bernie Sanders Is Winning New Hampshire

Mark Peterson—Redux<p>Brooks Kraft—Corbis for TIME<p>Susan Walsh—AP<p>Win McNamee—Getty Images<p>Mark Peterson—Redux<p>Jim Young—Reuters<p>Jessica McGowan—Getty …

Bernie Sanders Leads Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire Poll

Stephan Savoia—AP<p>Stephan Savoia—AP<p>Mark Cowan—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>AP<p>Lawrence Jackson—AP<p>Ron Edmonds—AP<p>Harry Hamburg—New York Daily News Archive/Getty …

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Doesn't Seem to Get How the Constitution Works

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Scott Walker Won't Take Questions About Past Or Future

The Wisconsin governor's quest to never have to take a position or make a decision continues.<p>To my genuine surprise, no one seems to be wilting under the bright lights of the 2016 campaign trail more thoroughly than Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), who hasn't seemed to be able to put a foot right …

Mike Huckabee: The Law Says People Can Have Multiple Marriages, But Not A Gay Marriage

The GOP presidential hopeful used that argument to defend Kentucky clerk Kim Davis.<p>Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee again defended Kentucky clerk Kim Davis for not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, arguing she complied with the law.<p>During an interview on MSNBC's "Morning …

Mike Huckabee Thinks He Knows The Constitution Better Than The Supreme Court

But he can't even remember his own state's dark history.<p>GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee blasted the Supreme Court on Tuesday for allegedly going beyond its authority to interpret the Constitution and making law. His listeners were a crowd rallying in support of Kim Davis, the recalcitrant …

Jeb Bush Follows Trump On Ending Wall Street Tax Break

But math may still be an obstacle.<p>Jeb Bush is copying Donald Trump -- and Hillary Clinton, and President Barack Obama.<p>Bush will present a tax plan on Wednesday that curbs a lucrative perk for hedge fund managers and private equity magnates -- a proposal that mirrors those of his top rivals in the …

Hillary Clinton: Joe Biden 'Could Be A Good President'

"He's testing the waters. He deserves to test the waters."<p>Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would welcome Vice President Joe Biden into the presidential race, saying that he "could be a good president."<p>"I like Joe Biden a lot, and I think he is a great vice president," she told ABC …

Why Donald Trump is Leading in the GOP Polls

The other day, I wrote an article here about how outlandish it was that the Republican Party has always said how they don't believe in government and have now gone out to prove that, telling pollsters that 52 percent of their support for President of the United States goes to three candidates who …

John Kasich Worries Kim Davis Spectacle Will Turn People Away From Religion

"We have bigger fish to fry in terms of the whole issue of faith."<p>Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) bemoaned the spectacle in Kentucky over same-sex marriage Tuesday, distancing himself from some of his fellow GOP presidential candidates who have literally embraced Kim Davis.<p>The Rowan County clerk emerged …