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Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Clinton shake hands in the midst of the Democratic presidential candidates debate sponsored by MSNBC at the University of New Hampshire in Durham

This Week In Polls: Don’t Take New Hampshire For Granite

It’s the weekend before the New Hampshire primary. And all eyes are on the polls for both sides.

February 5, 2016
Hillary Clinton

Hillary Trudging to Antarctica

The lady has plenty of pluck and persistence. Isn’t that the way to get to the top — or the bottom — of the world?

February 5, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Sanders speaks directly to former Secretary of State Clinton as they discuss issues during the Democratic presidential candidates debate sponsored by MSNBC at the University of New Hampshire in Durham

In Contentious Debate, Clinton And Sanders Both Claim ‘Progressive’ Mantle

Clinton tells Sanders: “I think it’s time to end the very artful smear that you and your campaign have been carrying out.”

February 5, 2016
Colin Powell salute

Rice Aides, Powell Got Classified Info On Personal Email Accounts

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and aides to his successor, Condoleezza Rice, both received classified information a handful of times via personal email accounts, the top Democrat on a congressional oversight panel said on Thursday.

February 4, 2016
Bernie Sanders

Can Bernie Sanders Win The African-American Vote?

Sanders’ appeal is that he acknowledges something that African-Americans know viscerally: There is no post-racial America. He has also offered a forthright critique of wealth and income equality in America, along with measures to rectify it. All he has to do is package his message right.

February 4, 2016
Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders

The Coin-Toss Victory — And Other Hillary Clinton Myths

Hillary Clinton didn’t “win” Iowa.

February 4, 2016
Hillary Clinton

This Progressive Doesn’t Need Your Lectures

One of the hallmarks of a progressive is a willingness to challenge a power structure that leaves too many people looking up and seeing the bottom of a boot.

February 4, 2016
Bernie Sanders

Hillary And Bernie In Combat Over ‘Progressive’ Label

Sanders appears to be on the verge of writing out vast swaths of Democratic politicians (and voters) from having a claim to a real progressive identity.

February 3, 2016
Hillary emails Jeff Danziger

Cartoon: Hillary’s Emails

“I’ve changed my mind…”

February 3, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks with his wife Heidi Cruz by his side after winning at his Iowa caucus night rally in Des Moines

Republican Cruz Tops Trump In Iowa Presidential Race, Clinton And Sanders Tie

The results could shift momentum in both races.

February 2, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to reporters in Des Moines

Bernie Sanders Shows Strong Momentum On Social Media

It may have been too close to call in the Iowa caucuses on Monday, but the senator from Vermont was the clear winner on social media.

February 1, 2016
Bernie Sanders Iowa Caucus

How The Caucuses Really Work — And Why They Matter So Much

Geography favors Clinton: More than a quarter of Sanders’ voters are expected to come from only three counties. Even with a substantial lead, he may only win a limited number of delegates.

February 1, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a sign given to him by a supporter at the end of a campaign rally in Council Bluffs

Trump, Cruz Tamp Down Expectations For Uncertain Iowa Vote

The day before Iowa’s caucuses, Trump and Cruz reflected anxiety about the unpredictability of the race in this Midwestern state.

January 31, 2016
A woman holds a handwritten sign that reads "Madam President" during a "Get Out to Caucus" rally with U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cedar Rapids

Clinton’s ‘Girl Power’ Push Wins Over Women In Their 30s, Not 20s

Though Democratic women aged 18 to 29 say they prefer Sanders to Clinton 57 to 24 percent, those aged 30 to 39, prefer Clinton to Sanders 45 to 28 percent.

January 31, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump signs autographs for supporters at a campaign rally in Dubuque

Cruz And Trump Make Final Appeals To Iowans

Across the state, Trump used stagecraft and blasted Cruz to enliven the crowd as he barnstormed through eastern Iowa.

January 31, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign stop at the Col Ballroom in Davenport, Iowa

Clinton, Kasich Win ‘New York Times’ Endorsement In U.S. Presidential Race

Editorial board calls Hillary Clinton one of the most “deeply qualified presidential candidates in modern history.”

January 30, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a veteran's rally in Des Moines

This Week In Polls: Iowa, Iowa, Iowa!

It’s the weekend before the Iowa caucuses. And the polls show that everyone will be in for a roller-coaster ride.

January 29, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Clinton waves with Housing Secretary Castro during a "Latinos for Hillary" rally in San Antonio

A Clinton-Castro Ticket Gets Put To An Early Test In Iowa

In something of a test of Castro’s campaigning abilities, he barnstormed Iowa in the final days leading up to the state’s Feb. 1 caucus.

January 28, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a photo with a supporter at a campaign event in Decorah, Iowa

Follow Ad Spending At FCC But Bring Spreadsheet, Patience

Radio stations and cable TV will soon need to disclose political ad spending online — but don’t expect instant clarity.

January 28, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Sanders and Clinton talk during a

Analysis: Clinton, Sanders Would Bypass Congress To Tax The Rich — A Bit

Presidents have more room to sidestep Congress via executive action in corporate and business-related tax matters.

January 28, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens to questions at Rochester Opera House campaign town hall meeting in Rochester

Most Of The “Most Valuable Progressives” Named By ‘The Nation’ Have Endorsed…Hillary?

As voting approaches and primary rhetoric gets super-hot, it is worth remembering that progressives can differ honestly over whether Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders will represent the nation’s real interests most effectively.

January 28, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

A Democrat That Can Win Is What We Need

Which Democrat is best-positioned to consolidate the Obama legacy and move it forward?

January 27, 2016
Rep. Les Osterman, R-Wichita

Kansas Lawmaker Posts Online Meme Insulting Mexicans, Hillary Clinton

Rep. Les Osterman, R-Wichita, said he hit the wrong button when he posted a “Mexican Word of the Day” meme on his page Saturday.

January 27, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Clinton speaks as she discusses issues with O'Malley and Sanders at the NBC News - YouTube Democratic presidential candidates debate in Charleston

Democratic Presidential Candidates Get Chance For Seventh Debate

It remained unclear, however, whether any candidates will attend — and if the party will relax its rule banning them from non-sanctioned debates.

January 26, 2016
U.S. President Obama delivers remarks to members of the U.S.

Obama Says Clinton’s Strengths Also Weaknesses As Sanders Surges

President Barack Obama said that while Hillary Clinton has the most experience among candidates vying to succeed him, her strengths can sometimes be her weaknesses, allowing Bernie Sanders to appeal to the main concerns of the Democratic Party’s core voters.

January 26, 2016
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