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5 'Oops' Moments From Donald Trump on the Campaign Trail
Donald Trump is known for speaking off the cuff on the campaign trail, sometimes to his detriment. The Republican presidential front-runner has not only prompted outcry over controversial policy positions but also for a number of gaffes he's made in addressing crowds. Here are some of Trump's
Ted Cruz Secures Trifecta of Key Iowa Endorsements
Ted Cruz secured the support of prominent evangelical Bob Vander Plaats , head of the Family Leader, giving Cruz a trifecta of important endorsements in Iowa that show that social conservatives are coalescing around the presidential candidate. Vander Plaats made the announcement in Des Moines,
Trump Draws GOP Fire for McCain Remarks at Family Leadership Council Summit
Ten Republican Presidential Candidates came to Ames Saturday for the Family Leadership Council summit, but presidential candidate Donald Trump made all the headlines early on in the eight-hour event, not because he’s doing well in the polls, but because of his remarks on former presidential
Indiana Lawmakers Will Push for Update to 'Religious Freedom' Law
Indiana 's top two Republican legislators will push for an update to the state's controversial "religious freedom" law, the pair said at a news conference today following a wave of national backlash to the state's newest law. "Hopefully by doing this we'll put the whole issue to rest," Indiana
Trouble In Indy
By MICHAEL FALCONE NOTABLES MIKE PENCE SAYS ‘RELIGIOUS FREEDOM’ LAW WON’T CHANGE: Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act will not be changing despite critics saying it allows business owners to discriminate against members of the LGBT community, state Gov. Mike Pence said Sunday
Indiana Religious Freedom Bill Might Rile 2016 Race
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence stirred fierce backlash from critics by signing a "religious freedom" law on Thursday, and he might have also shaken up the 2016 presidential race in the process. The former congressman and potential 2016 presidential candidate signed into law a controversial state Senate
7 Unmistakable Signs the 2016 Presidential Race Has Already Started
The year 2016 might seem pretty far away, but as politicians head home for August recess, a slew of possible presidential hopefuls are making a mad dash for everyone’s favorite vacation destination: Iowa. Paul Not First Ensnared in Mideast Policy in Iowa Do They Really...
A Presidential Pivot To Immigration - Again
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES REMEMBER IMMIGRATION REFORM? Highlighting one of his top legislative priorities, President Obama today is shifting his focus to immigration reform — again. The president will make his case for comprehensive reform at a White House event at this ...
Iowa Republican Who Could Shake Up U.S. Senate Race Inches Closer To A Run
A handful of Republicans vying to be the next U.S. senator from the state of Iowa will gather on Wednesday night for their first official debate of the campaign. But one potential GOP hopeful who could change the dynamic of the race if he decides...
Obama Friends And Foes Call For Obamacare 'Transparency' (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES PAUL RYAN CALLS ON SEBELIUS TO STEP DOWN: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should be “held accountable” for the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said yesterday, ABC’s