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Clinton press secretary: 'Sanders campaign needs to take a timeout'

Bernie Sanders' campaign "needs to take a timeout," a top aide for Hillary Clinton said Thursday, amid escalating rhetoric from the Vermont senator's team over the past week, and in particular over the past day.<p>Sanders' remark Wednesday night that Clinton is not qualified to be president "speaks to …

Government

Trump's new normal: campaign rallies where chaos is expected

CLEVELAND (AP) — Hundreds of police officers, Secret Service agents and private security guards in cars, on foot and on horseback blanketed the area around Donald Trump's campaign rally Saturday afternoon. Dozens of protesters would soon be ejected from the event.<p>And that was the calmest rally in …

Donald Trump

Trump’s South Carolina victory could make him unstoppable in GOP race

The Republican establishment’s nightmare scenario got one step closer to fruition in South Carolina on Saturday night (Feb. 20).<p>Donald Trump won the South Carolina GOP primary in decisive fashion, carrying one-third of the vote in one of the most conservative states in the country. Florida Senator …

Republicans

Rubio stumbles with help from Republican governors who have nothing to lose

Their campaigns hanging in the balance, the Republican governors running for president struck back in Saturday's debate, the last before New Hampshire votes on Tuesday. And Florida Sen.<p>Marco Rubiowas their primary victim.<p>Rubio entered the debate with momentum, having transformed his surprise …

Here's why Donald Trump suffered a stunning Iowa upset when the polls suggested he'd win

Though Trump has bragged for months about his lead in public-opinion surveys, there were no mentions of those Iowa numbers Monday night.<p>And for good reason: In key demographic areas in which Trump needed to expand his lead, he lost big to Cruz and even trailed a surprisingly strong Sen. Marco Rubio …

Republicans

6 Headlines That Tell The Story Of The Iowa Caucus Results

Coin tosses, a squeaker of a win and, perhaps even more surprising, humility. That's what marked Monday night's Iowa caucuses, the first votes cast in the 2016 presidential election.<p>The presidential candidates are now focused on New Hampshire, where polls put Bernie Sanders ahead of Hillary Clinton …

Government

The Electability Spin Machine

Sanders has fought Clinton to a virtual draw in Iowa — it's time to crank up the spin machine<p>Here's where the spin begins.<p>Ordinarily you would think …

Literally a toss-up: Coin tosses helped give Clinton edge in tight Iowa race

After tens of millions of dollars poured into the feverish Iowa campaign, it came down to roughly a half-dozen coin tosses: And Hillary Clinton had luck on her side.<p>The former secretary of state declared victory overnight in the contest against Bernie Sanders, and the party – without officially …

Government

How Iowa Results Will Affect Voters' Choices In Next-Up N.H.

David Greene talks with <i>All Things Considered</i> host Robert Siegel, who's in Manchester, N.H., trying to find out how mainstream Republicans are reacting to outsider candidates.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>And I'm David Greene in Des Moines, Iowa, where the snow held out just long enough for people to …

Government

Clinton exudes confidence ahead of Iowa caucuses

<b>Council Bluffs, Iowa (CNN) —</b> There is no sense of worry in Hillary Clinton or her campaign aides a day before Iowans decide who to caucus for on Monday night.<p>Polls show Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders tightening the Democratic presidential primary race, but the former secretary of state and her husband …

Government

Hillary Clinton May Win Iowa After All

Polls show Bernie Sanders close, but not gaining on Clinton.<p>It would be entirely reasonable to presume that Bernie Sanders has momentum in Iowa. He’s …

Government

Hillary v Bernie: Iowa town highlights gap between Democrats

As both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders champion their causes in Clinton, Iowa, one candidate works methodically and channels Al Gore – while her opponent likens himself to Barack Obama despite vastly different policies<p>This is a tale of two Clintons.<p>Not the politicians, but the eastern Iowa town …

Middle-class

Des Moines Register Endorses Marco Rubio And Hillary Clinton In Iowa Caucuses

The editorial board of The Des Moines Register on Saturday endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the respective Republican and Democratic nominations for president.<p>In its endorsement of Rubio, the editorial board took a shot at Donald Trump, who is …

Bernie Sanders just vaulted into the lead over Hillary Clinton a new Iowa poll

In the Thursday CNN poll, Sanders grabbed 51% support among likely Iowa caucus-goers to Clinton's 43%.<p>"At a time when Sec. Clinton's lead is evaporating in Iowa we understand why her campaign is panicking and saying absurd things," Sanders campaign spokesman Michael Briggs said in a statement. "The …

Government

Flashbacks To 2008? No, Clinton Says, 'I Feel Very Positive'

It may seem like déjà vu for Hillary Clinton — an insurgent candidate has erased her once-dominant lead in Iowa just days before the Democratic caucuses.<p>That's what happened in 2008, when she finished a disappointing third behind Barack Obama and John Edwards. Now, it's Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, …

Government

Hillary Clinton's biggest firewall against Bernie Sanders has shown no signs of abating

A new Monmouth University poll released Tuesday found Sanders trailing Clinton, 52-37, among national Democratic voters.<p>But a vast majority of minority voters still overwhelmingly favor Clinton. Thursday's poll showed 71% of black and Latino voters supporting Clinton over Sanders' 21%, which was an …

Middle-class

Donald Trump Is Really Unpopular With General Election Voters

Several recent stories, like this one from the Washington Post’s Philip Rucker and Robert Costa, report that influential Republicans have become …

Government

How MLK Day Became a Holiday

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day is no long-standing tradition. The holiday is a little more than three decades old, and its establishment was …

Black History

As Iowa looms, GOP wonders: Does Trump have fans, or voters?

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's the No. 1 question headed into the primary season: Does Donald Trump merely have fans, or does the national front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination have voters who will mobilize come caucus day?<p>The definitive answer won't arrive until first-to-vote …

Government

Reaction to the Democratic Presidential Debate

Tonight’s Democratic presidential debate was often more about Bernie Sanders than Hillary Clinton.<p>Clinton obliterated Sanders on gun control and …

3 winners and 2 losers from Sunday night's Democratic presidential debate

Sunday night's Democratic debate was, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz insisted, timed to "maximize the opportunity for voters to see our candidates." Given that it was held on the Sunday before a federal holiday, that seems … dubious. But whoever wasn't deterred by the debate's inauspicious …

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