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Jay Carney, 8-27-2013

Jay Carney: Obama supports Hillary Clinton

President Barack Obama's former White House press secretary says the President has a preference in the Democratic primary to replace him: Hillary…

Marco Rubio in South Carolina

GOP establishment braces for SC showdown

Donald Trump's dominance in the New Hampshire primary is sparking a feverish battle in South Carolina for someone to emerge as the establishment favorite.

Bernie's Yearning Ice Cream

Bernie Sanders tastes 'the Yearn'

Bernie feels "the Yearn." Or at least, he tasted it.

On ABC's "The View" on Wednesday, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had a chance to try ice cream called "…

Carson hands

Carson staying in race, sees South Carolina victory

Ben Carson said Wednesday he will be staying in the Republican race, despite a poor showing in New Hampshire, and is hoping to win big in South Carolina.

Fed chairwoman sticking with first hike since '06

Janet Yellen: Market turmoil and dollar could hurt economy

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sees warning signs ahead for the U.S. economy.

Chris Christie at NH debate

Chris Christie suspends campaign, source says

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination after a disappointing finish in New Hampshire, a source…


Obama confronts political failure on campaign anniversary

Even as he works to accentuate eight years of achievements, President Barack Obama paused Wednesday to highlight where he readily admits he's failed.


Trump and Jeb

Candidates: South Carolina, here we come

The relentless march of the White House race headed south Wednesday, following a tumultuous New Hampshire primary that left both parties facing a long,…

Fiorina SOTU

Carly Fiorina suspends campaign for president

Carly Fiorina is ending her Republican presidential bid, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO announced on Facebook Wednesday.

Millenials turn up heat against low wages

'Fight for $15' protest planned for Democratic debate

Fast food and other low paid workers will take their "Fight for $15" minimum wage demands to the Democratic debate on Thursday.

Marco Rubio in Iowa, Jan. 30, 2016

Marco's reboot: How Rubio plans to turn things around

Coming soon: Marco Rubio 2.0.

The Republican candidate, who lost momentum this week after coming in fifth in New Hampshire, plans to take a more aggressive…

Donald Trump New Hampshire primary day

Hollywood spoofs Donald Trump in 'Funny or Die' movie

Johnny Depp is no stranger to outlandish film roles, but he has never tried his hand -- or hair -- at newly crowned New Hampshire GOP primary winner Donald…

Al Sharpton (file)

Sanders, Sharpton meet in Harlem

Civil rights activist Al Sharpton met with Bernie Sanders in Harlem Wednesday, part of the Vermont senator's effort to court support among the…


NH primary: Outsiders won, insiders crumbled

There was more than a hint of irony in Donald Trump's win in New Hampshire Tuesday night.

Donald Trump in Iowa, January 2016

Trump to MSNBC hosts: 'You guys have been supporters'

A day after his resounding victory in New Hampshire, Donald Trump made a point to thank two of his "supporters" -- the hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe."



New Hampshire primaries: 5 takeaways

The anti-establishment revolution the polls promised for months happened in New Hampshire Tuesday night when Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won the…

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

Trump on taxes: 'I fight like hell not to pay'

Fresh off his New Hampshire win, Donald Trump said that he would be releasing his tax returns in the coming months, but it is taking longer because they are…

Former President George W. Bush

George W. Bush joining Jeb Bush in SC

Former president George W. Bush will join his brother former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in South Carolina to campaign.

Donald Trump at GOP debate

Exit polls: Trump wins with multiple groups

Exit poll results from the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday night showed deep discontent with the Republican Party and the federal government, and the…

Kasich after vote

New Hampshire primaries: 5 takeaways

The anti-establishment revolution the polls promised for months happened in New Hampshire Tuesday night when Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won the…

Clinton post NH

Clinton supporters ready to hit Sanders after NH

Hillary Clinton's supporters on Capitol Hill are bracing for a win by Bernie Sanders in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, but warn the Vermont senator will…

Bernie Sanders speaks after NH primary

Did a socialist kibbutz influence Sanders?

A small collective community in northern Israel, modeled after the communist ideals of the Soviet Union, may hold clues to the development of U.S.…

Sanders fundraising

Sanders' fundraising site struggles with load

In the midst of his New Hampshire victory speech, Bernie Sanders held an impromptu, one-minute fundraiser and apparently jammed up one of the pillars of…

Trump, Sanders split

Once longshots, Trump and Sanders win in NH

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders cruised to early victories in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, while Ohio Gov. John Kasich is…

Head Start Lassie

10 things Obama would do without GOP opposition

Budget proposals of U.S. presidents are almost always described as dead on arrival in Congress. The budget proposals of outgoing presidents might best be…

Hillary after NH

Young voters abandon Clinton for Sanders

The Iowa caucuses were days away, and Hillary Clinton's campaign had tapped "In the Attic" -- a band of four 19- and 20-year-olds from Cedar Rapids -- to warm…

Supreme Court of the United States

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…

Trump Huffpo

Huffington Post: Trump 'racist, sexist demagogue'

Huffington Post took a visceral and aggressive approach to Donald Trump's victory in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, blasting the GOP front-runner as a "racist…

ABC logo

ABC reporters incorrectly tweet Christie drops out

Three ABC News reporters incorrectly reported that Chris Christie was dropping out of the presidential race on Tuesday night.

Christie, who looks poised to…

Long lines NH

Traffic in Merrimack, NH, keeps polls open

Even after the voting was supposed to be finished in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, a line of full of cars and voters were still waiting to get into a…


Sanders beats Hillary Clinton in N.H. primary

Bernie Sanders on Tuesday night notched his first win of the 2016 presidential race, defeating Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic primary.


Trump speaking after NH win

Donald Trump: 'I was so happy'

Donald Trump on Tuesday night touted his success across demographic lines after winning the New Hampshire primary.

Ted Cruz in Manchester, NH

What New Hampshire means for the 2016ers

Here are four takeaways for what's happening on the ground in New Hampshire.

Hillary Clinton campaigning

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

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

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…

James Clapper

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

'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.

New Hampshire CLinton sign

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…

Curt Schilling, August 2012

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,…

USS New Hampshire

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.


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…

Women 2

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

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…

David Axelrod

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…

Clinton Sanders IA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Mich Gov Rick Snyder

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…

Donald Trump, Marco Rubio

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

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

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

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

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…

Suspected Paris attackers

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…

Sanders podium

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

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

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

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

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

Bobby Jindal endorses Marco Rubio

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

New Hampshire Bruce Schoenfeld

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

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…

Colbert Obama 2014

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

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

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

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…

Steinem shown here at 2014 White House summit on working families

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.


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

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

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…

American flag

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…

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

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…

Hillary Clinton Feb. 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.


Hillary Clinton campaigning

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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Rivals await Trump in South Carolina

Republican candidates are pushing to get ahead of Donald Trump before the South Carolina primary.

Bush after vote

Sanders, Trump cruise to NH victory

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders cruised to early victories in the New Hampshire primary. John Kasich is projected to finish second in the GOP race while…

Bush after vote

Sanders, Trump cruise to NH victory

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders cruised to early victories in the New Hampshire primary. John Kasich is projected to finish second in the GOP race while…

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