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A Look Back at 'October Surprises' and Why Clinton's Email May Not Be One
In several U.S. presidential elections, candidates have faced a moment of reckoning in the weeks and days before Nov. 8 that has come to be known as the "October Surprise." From differing claims about the progress of the Vietnam War in 1968 and 1972, to George W. Bush's decades-old drunk driving
Bernie Sanders' New Political Group Raises Campaign Finance Questions
As a Democratic presidential candidate , Sen. Bernie Sanders put campaign finance reform at the center of his campaign agenda. But a new organization formed by the Vermont independent to continue his political revolution across the country may be venturing into uncharted legal territory, according
Lawmakers Urge FTC to Investigate 'Dark Money' Group Attacking Consumer Watchdog Group
Some lawmakers are trying to find out who's paying so-called "dark money" for ads attacking the watchdog group Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Protect America's Consumers, a political lobbying group, has spent nearly $58,000 on cable TV and online ads disparaging the nearly 5-year-old
A Look Inside Four ‘Stop Trump’ Efforts Against the GOP Front-Runner
There are several groups trying to stop Donald Trump, but what are they actively doing to slow down the Trump Train? From Mitt Romney’s voice to a secret confab and a ramp up of advertising, here are the ways different GOP groups are trying to “Stop Trump.” 1. Romney Robocalls Mitt Romney hasn’t
The Note: Democratic Debate Speed Read
NOTABLES --5 MOMENTS THAT MATTERED AT THE DEBATE: If there was ever a time for the Democratic presidential candidates to sharpen their attacks on each other, Sunday was it. The final debate before the Iowa caucuses between Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley laid bare differences
Hillary Clinton 'Flattered' by Karl Rove Attack Ad
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laughed off a new attack ad from a Republican super PAC run by Karl Rove during an interview Sunday on “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos. The web spot, titled “Hillary’s Bull Market ,” was launched by American Crossroads , which is run by the
Book Excerpt: EJ Dionne's 'Why the Right Went Wrong'
Excerpted from Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism—From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond by E.J. Dionne. Copyright © 2016 by E.J. Dionne. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Introduction: What Happened to Conservatism? Why Reforming the Country Requires
'This Week' Transcript: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR 'THIS WEEK' ON JANUARY 17, 2016 and it will be updated. GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: So, we have some news. Four American hostages including Jason Rezaian released by Iran. Now, you said that was never going to happen. You blamed Obama. Ready to give him credit? DONALD TRUMP
Clinton's Attacks on Sanders Draw Fire From Some Progressive Groups
Hillary Clinton 's attacks on Bernie Sanders ' proposal for universal healthcare drew swift rebuke from Sanders campaign and some progressive groups. In response to attack lines from both Clinton and her daughter Chelsea, the Sanders campaign pointed to a video of Clinton campaigning in 2008, where
Donald Trump on Ben Carson Stories: 'How Stupid Are the People of Iowa to Believe This Crap'
On a contentious day in the GOP race, frontrunner Donald Trump didn't shy away from calling out his rival "in second place" Ben Carson , asking the 1,500 Iowans in the crowd today about Carson's "pathological stories" in his book and saying "How stupid are the people of Iowa to believe this crap?"