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Republicans Face Off In 'Happy Hour' Consolation Debate

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 3:41pm

Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki and Jim Gilmore didn't make the primetime debate stage. We're liveblogging their 5 p.m. debate on Fox News.

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With Climate Change Plans, Democratic Candidates Aren't Just Courting Voters

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 3:07pm

The vast majority of Democratic voters believe that something needs to be done to combat climate change. So, the party's presidential candidates have been racing to tout their environmental plans — and to court environmentalist megadonor Tom Steyer.

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Here's What To Look For In The GOP's First Presidential Debate

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 3:07pm

The first official GOP presidential debate is Thursday night in Cleveland. The top 10 candidates — according to an average of five recent national polls — will be on stage. And the seven other candidates will participate in a forum before the debate.

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The 'Trump Show'? Here's What You Need To Know About Tonight's GOP Debate

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 1:39pm

The top 10 candidates, as determined by Fox, take the stage together for the first time at 9 p.m. ET. The other seven debate earlier, at 5 p.m. ET.

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Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' Legacy: Changing How Americans See Satire

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:41am

Jon Stewart hosts his last episode of The Daily Show tonight, after 16 years as TV's satirist supreme. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Stewart's barbs changed how people talk about politics and media.

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Republican Presidential Candidates Set For Debate Thursday

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:10am

Donald Trump and nine rivals are in the main Fox News debate at 9 p.m. ET. Seven other Republican candidates, including Lindsey Graham and Bobby Jindal, will take part in a prelude event.

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What You Need To Know About Early Polls And How To Read Them

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:02am

Confused about which polls to trust and which not to? Here's how to be smart when you read the latest facts and figures.

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Here's What The GOP Candidates Would Ask Each Other

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 6:03am

Ahead of Thursday's debates, some presidential hopefuls posted videos asking their rivals some tough — and not so tough — questions.

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This Potato Salad Goes Great With The Civic Duty

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 5:03am

A tiny Michigan town couldn't get anyone to come to its government meetings, until it turned one into a free picnic, octupling attendance.

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In Iran Deal Fight, Lobbyists Are Spending Millions To Sway 12 Senators

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 4:00am

The groups' targets? Democrats undecided on whether to accept or reject the deal when they vote this fall. The campaigns include tens of millions of dollars spent on TV ads in nearly two dozen states.

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This Major-Party Nominee's Not In The Pocket Of Big Donors. Or Any Donors

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 4:00am

Truck driver and political unknown Robert Gray will be the gubernatorial candidate of Mississippi Democrats this fall. He didn't raise money, barely campaigned and didn't even vote in the primary.

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In Iran Deal Fight, Lobbyists Are Spending Millions To Sway 12 Senators

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 4:00am

The groups' targets? Democrats undecided on whether to accept or reject the deal when they vote this fall. The campaigns include tens of millions of dollars spent on TV ads in nearly two dozen states.

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An Almost-Final Word On The IRS's Alleged Tea Party Targeting

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 5:31pm

A two-year bipartisan Senate investigation found the agency needs to cut through bureaucratic red tape and institute better communication and management.

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Former Paul Operative Indicted In Payoff 'Scheme' To Win Iowa Caucuses

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 4:12pm

Jesse Benton runs the superPAC backing Ron Paul's son, Rand Paul, in his presidential bid. But Paul's campaign pointed fingers at the "Obama Justice Department" for the timing of its release.

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Fact Check: How Does Planned Parenthood Spend That Government Money?

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 4:07pm

The government spends $500 million a year on Planned Parenthood. Here's where that money goes, where it comes from and how it's used.

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Federal Appeals Court Tosses Out Texas Voter ID Law

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 3:40pm

In a unanimous vote the 5th Circuit ruled that the law, considered one of the toughest in the country, discriminated against minority voters.

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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Are Squaring Up For First Debate Bout

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 3:28pm

Thursday night's GOP debates on Fox News — especially the prime time event, featuring front runner Donald J. Trump — are among the most anticipated cable programs in recent memory.

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How To Win A Primary With No Money Or Effort? Have A Common Name

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 3:28pm

A Mississippi truck driver won the Democratic primary for governor without any money or campaign. But he's not the first to recently do so, thanks to low-turnout elections.

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The Political Risks Of #JebNoFilter

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 1:51pm

Bush has gone off-message in potentially damaging ways, most recently in comments about women's health. It may be growing pains of a candidate not yet accustomed to the new media climate.

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Kasich Makes The Cut, Perry Left In The Cold For First GOP Presidential Debate

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 4:17am

Fox News, which is hosting Thursday night's debate, announced Tuesday who made the main event. The cutoff line, which pollsters say is too sharp given polls' margins of error, could reshape campaigns.

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