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  • Among GOP rivals to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio has most cash

    WASHINGTON – Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party's traditional support ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 9:02 am
  • Watching Monday: What to look for in the 2016 Iowa caucuses

    WASHINGTON – The Iowa caucuses are finally here. A few things to watch for on Monday as the nation gets its first glimpse of where the 2016 candidates ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 8:50 am
  • AP SPIN METER: Bernie Sanders says he'll quickly break up big banks

    WASHINGTON – Battling across Iowa ahead of the first-in-the-country vote on Monday, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are dueling on fertile populist ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 2:49 pm
  • Now deeply Christian, Ted Cruz's religion once wasn't so obvious

    AUSTIN, Texas – Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a presidential candidate, praising the transformative love of Jesus Christ and pro ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 2:46 pm
  • Obama to meet with Muslims on 1st visit to U.S. mosque

    WASHINGTON – In a public show of support, President Barack Obama will meet with Muslim community members Wednesday in Baltimore on his first president ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • Marco Rubio urges against mass deportation as fix to immigration

    MUSCATINE, Iowa – Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio said Friday that if he is elected president, he will not look to deport 12 million ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 4:46 pm
  • Obama to address Illinois General Assembly on building 'better politics' next month

    CHICAGO — President Barack Obama will return to the Illinois Capitol next month, where the former state senator plans to speak to a deeply divided Leg ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 4:04 pm
  • AP FACT CHECK: GOP claims on carpet bombs, Kurds and economy

    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential contenders let fly with some inaccuracies when they badmouthed the Obama administration on health care, military ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • FEMA to help assess Illinois flood damage

    SPRINGFIELD – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is coming to Illinois to help assess damage from early-winter floods that struck nearly two doze ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • Obama creates new cancer task force, blessing Biden's effort

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama created a new federal task force Thursday to accelerate cancer research, putting Vice President Joe Biden in charg ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Viewer's Guide: Donald Trump drama, closing arguments before Iowa

    WASHINGTON – It's one thing to attack Donald Trump when he's standing on the presidential debate stage. But what about when he's not?
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 8:57 am
  • Pentagon defends use of Russian engines to launch satellites

    WASHINGTON – Senior Pentagon officials on Wednesday sought to defend the use of Russian-made rocket engines to send U.S. military satellites into spac ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Voters conflicted on relevance of Clinton marriage drama

    WASHINGTON – It's fair game. It's ancient history.It's political. It's personal.Like it or not, the ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 1:57 pm
  • Video: Is Donald Trump's big debate gamble a genius move?

    First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Analysis: There or not, Donald Trump drives the GOP debate

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Once again, Donald Trump steals the show.The billionaire Republican's decision ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 8:44 am
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