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Huckabee Launches 2016 Presidential Bid

Huckabee Launches 2016 Presidential Bid

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee has declared his candidacy for president in the hometown he shares with former President... Read »

May 5, 2015
Clinton Takes Hit, But Holds Edge Over GOP Rivals: Poll

Clinton Takes Hit, But Holds Edge Over GOP Rivals: Poll

More people hold "unfavorable" views of Hillary Clinton after weeks of scrutiny over her emails and... Read »

May 5, 2015
Ex-Christie Aides Plead Not Guilty

Ex-Christie Aides Plead Not Guilty

Two former political allies of Gov. Christie entered not guilty pleas Monday after they were charged for their... Watch »

May 4, 2015

"I Am Running for President": Carly Fiorina Enters 2016 Race

Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is running for president. The Republican and one-time chief... Read »

May 4, 2015
Ben Carson:

Ben Carson: "I'm a Candidate for President"

Retired surgeon Ben Carson has made it official, telling a crowd in his hometown of Detroit that he's running for... Read »

May 4, 2015
NY Senate Leader Dean Skelos, Son Arrested on Corruption Charges

NY Senate Leader Dean Skelos, Son Arrested on Corruption Charges

New York State Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son were arrested Monday on federal corruption charges, about three... Watch »

May 4, 2015
NY Senate Leader Could Be Charged This Week: Sources

NY Senate Leader Could Be Charged This Week: Sources

New York State Senate leader Dean G. Skelos and his son could be charged as soon as Monday in connection with a... Read »

May 4, 2015
Letter: Hoboken Sandy Aid Investigation Closed

Letter: Hoboken Sandy Aid Investigation Closed

Federal authorities have closed an investigation into whether Gov. Chris Christie's administration threatened to... Read »

May 1, 2015
GWB Closure Charges Imminent, Plea Expected: Sources

GWB Closure Charges Imminent, Plea Expected: Sources

The former Port Authority official who resigned amid the political uproar over the George Washington Bridge lane... Read »

May 1, 2015
Sen. Sanders Announces White House Bid

Sen. Sanders Announces White House Bid

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses his plans to run for the White House in 2016. Watch »

Apr 30, 2015
Bernie Sanders:

Bernie Sanders: "I Am Running for President"

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-described "democratic socialist" from Vermont, has jumped into the 2016... Watch »

Apr 30, 2015
Is Now Obama's Chance to Be Blunt on Race?

Is Now Obama's Chance to Be Blunt on Race?

This, NBC's First Read team writes, could be Obama's chance to confront race issues head-on, late in a presidency... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
Clinton: Baltimore Shows Justice System

Clinton: Baltimore Shows Justice System "Out of Balance"

Pointing to a wave of violence in Baltimore, Hillary Clinton said in New York City Wednesday that the nation's... Watch »

Apr 29, 2015
Could High Court Give GOP Escape Hatch on Marriage?

Could High Court Give GOP Escape Hatch on Marriage?

The biggest political story Tuesday was the one playing out at the Supreme Court, which was hearing oral arguments... Read »

Apr 28, 2015
Silver to Enter Plea to Boosted Charges

Silver to Enter Plea to Boosted Charges

Former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is scheduled to enter a plea to the latest version of a... Read »

Apr 28, 2015

"Clinton Cash" Author: Yes, Evidence Is Circumstantial

The conservative author of the new book "Clinton Cash" has admitted in back to back interviews that he has no direct... Read »

Apr 27, 2015
WATCH: Cecily Strong's Best Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

WATCH: Cecily Strong's Best Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

"Saturday Night Live" cast member Cecily Strong levied her characteristically biting humor at Washington's... Read »

Apr 26, 2015
WATCH: Obama Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

WATCH: Obama Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

President Obama poked fun at politicians, government officials and himself at this year's White House... Watch »

Apr 26, 2015
Sounds of Silence: GOP 2016 Hopefuls Mum on Drone

Sounds of Silence: GOP 2016 Hopefuls Mum on Drone

The men vying for the Republican nod for president in 2016 aren't usually mum on anything President Barack Obama... Read »

Apr 24, 2015
How Clinton Plans to Run as a Woman

How Clinton Plans to Run as a Woman

Hillary Rodham Clinton's passionate speech Thursday appealing for expanded rights and opportunities for women in the... Read »

Apr 24, 2015
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