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Christie attacks Hillary Clinton on emails

On the campaign trail Saturday, it didn't take much time for Chris Christie to attack Hillary Clinton on her private email use.

 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

Poll: Trump on top in Iowa, Carson making gains

Donald Trump is on top among Republicans in Iowa, but Ben Carson has zoomed to the front of the GOP pack in the state, a new poll has found.

Donald Trump, Aug. 25, 2015

Iowa poll: Sanders 7 points behind Clinton

Bernie Sanders continues to cut into Hillary Clinton's once-commanding lead among Iowa Democrats, closing to just 7 points of the party front-runner in the first-in-the-nation caucus state, a…

Bernie Sanders

#TrumpBible: The Gospel according to Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hasn't been shy on the campaign trail about his Presbyterian faith.

When asked if he's ever sought God's forgiveness he said he drinks "his little…

Donald Trump, Aug. 25, 2015

Christie: Track immigrants like FedEx packages

Chris Christie said Saturday that if elected president, he will track undocumented immigrants like FedEx packages.

"I'm going to have Fred Smith, the founder of FedEx, come work for the…

Christie to meet with Britain's prime minister

Trump courts tea party

Donald Trump took his colorful campaign to Nashville on Saturday, where he courted a constituency that some say he is tailor-made for: the tea party.

He competed in a presidential straw poll here…

Donald Trump, August 2015

Donald Trump denies event is a fundraiser

Donald Trump reiterated his claim Saturday that an event he attended the night before that charged $100-a-head -- and asked guests to cut checks payable to Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. -…

Donald Trump not a fundraiser sign

Donald Trump calls Anthony Weiner a 'perv'

Donald Trump on Saturday stood by his charge that disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner is a "perv," adding that he "obviously is psychologically disturbed" and alleging that his wife, Huma…

Anthony Weiner Powerful Voices ad

Clinton relishes role as champion of women

Hillary Clinton couldn't have planned it better if she tried.

On Thursday, speaking in Ohio, the Democratic front-runner pulled a Donald Trump, using caustic language to describe what she called…

Hillary Clinton, Aug. 28, 2015

Cheneys liken Iran nuclear deal to Munich pact

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Liz Cheney, are likening President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran to the Munich agreement that paved the way for World War II, saying…

Cheney closeup 9:11

Biden faces hurdles as he weighs late 2016 bid

As Vice President Joe Biden continues to contemplate a late entry into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, he faces obstacles toward arriving at yes -- not least of which is his…

Joe Biden in window

Castro calls Clinton VP talk 'flattering'

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro defended former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday morning on her use of private email -- as he also deflected chatter about him…

Julian Castro

Clinton campaign denies 'boxcar' a Holocaust reference

Hillary Clinton's campaign spokesman on Friday denied that a reference the candidate made in regard to Republicans' proposals on immigration was an allusion to the Holocaust.

Clinton appeared at a Democratic event in Minneapolis, Friday

Palin interviews Trump -- and little happens

Donald Trump finally showed restraint in a television appearance Friday night when he was interviewed by Sarah Palin.

Donald Trump reserved in Sarah Palin interview

Slain WDBJ reporter's father hits senators

The father of the Virginia reporter killed by a former co-worker this week criticized U.S. senators in the state for not reaching out to his family.

"The first official to call me was [Gov.]…

Andy Parker Alison Parker's father

Government wins narrow victory in NSA case

In a narrow victory for the government, a federal appeals Friday threw out a lower court decision that held the NSA surveillance program was likely illegal.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the…

NSA building

Fiorina hits deer, revives Grassley tweet

Republican candidate Carly Fiorina tweets that she is OK after getting into an accident with a deer Friday.

Carly Fiorina August 2015

Church: Donald Trump is not an active member

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told reporters Thursday that he attends a church in Manhattan, but the church released a statement saying the real estate developer is not an…

Marblie Collegiate Church

Facing Trump, Rubio, Walker stake China claim

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio spent Friday in South Carolina with the hopes that laying out a tough plan for China and radical Islam would win back some of the oxygen…

Marco Rubio in NH

Clinton compares GOPers to 'terrorist groups'

Republican presidential candidates are striking back Friday after Hillary Clinton compared some of them who hold conservative views on abortion and women's reproductive rights to "terrorist…

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 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

Christie attacks Hillary Clinton on emails

Donald Trump, Aug. 25, 2015

Poll: Trump on top in Iowa, Carson making gains

Bernie Sanders

Iowa poll: Sanders 7 points behind Clinton

Donald Trump, Aug. 25, 2015

#TrumpBible: The Gospel according to Trump

Christie to meet with Britain's prime minister

Christie: Track immigrants like FedEx packages

Donald Trump, August 2015

Trump courts tea party

Donald Trump not a fundraiser sign

Donald Trump denies event is a fundraiser

Anthony Weiner Powerful Voices ad

Donald Trump calls Anthony Weiner a 'perv'

Hillary Clinton, Aug. 28, 2015

Clinton relishes role as champion of women

Cheney closeup 9:11

Cheneys liken Iran nuclear deal to Munich pact

Joe Biden in window

Biden faces hurdles as he weighs late 2016 bid

Julian Castro

Castro calls Clinton VP talk 'flattering'

Clinton appeared at a Democratic event in Minneapolis, Friday

Clinton campaign denies 'boxcar' a Holocaust...

Donald Trump reserved in Sarah Palin interview

Palin interviews Trump -- and little happens

Andy Parker Alison Parker's father

Slain WDBJ reporter's father hits senators

NSA building

Government wins narrow victory in NSA case

Carly Fiorina August 2015

Fiorina hits deer, revives Grassley tweet

Marblie Collegiate Church

Church: Donald Trump is not an active member

Marco Rubio in NH

Facing Trump, Rubio, Walker stake China claim

Hillary Clinton 3 3 15

Clinton compares GOPers to 'terrorist groups'

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