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Ben Carson and Sen. Elizabeth Warren Spar on Trump Question at Confirmation Hearing
Dr. Ben Carson today declined to say directly whether he can assure Americans that the Trump family would not benefit in any way from HUD incentives if he is confirmed as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. “It will not be my intention to do anything to benefit any
Crossing the Aisle: Growing Number of Republicans Won't Back Trump
Hewlett-Packard CEO and prominent Republican donor Meg Whitman announced today that she will vote for Hillary Clinton in November. Whitman adds her voice to a growing chorus of those on the right who are voting across the aisle, abstaining from voting, or leaving the party rather than vote for GOP
Who Could Be the Independent Candidate Against Donald Trump?
The possibility of a breakout independent presidential candidate has followed the 2016 campaign since the beginning, when Donald Trump used the threat of separating from the Republican race as a way to win establishment support. But the speculation hasn't ended now that Trump is the presumptive
Donald Trump Speaks Out on the KKK, Super Tuesday
The Republican presidential front-runner talks to "GMA" about the controversy surrounding his campaign and his Super Tuesday strategy.
Sen. Tim Kaine Delivers Speech in Spanish on Senate Floor
Sen. Tim Kaine did something rare on Tuesday: he delivered a speech in Spanish on the floor of the Senate. Shortly after noon, the Virginia Democrat spoke in favor of immigration reform hours before the Senate voted to move forward on the bill. On a day when supporters and opponents spoke at length
Web Extra: Read an Excerpt of David Stockman's New Book
Excerpted from THE GREAT DEFORMATION: THE CORRUPTION OF CAPITALISM IN AMERICA by David A. Stockman by arrangement with PublicAffairs, an imprint of the Perseus Books Group. Copyright © David A. Stockman, 2013. CHAPTER 2 FALSE LEGENDS OF DARK ATMS AND FAILING BANKS When the great financial bubble
Immigration Reform: Five Years Later, What's New?
The announcement of a proposal for immigration reform inspired renewed excitement for some involved in the fight Monday, but other players in the debate felt a sense of déjà vu. Monday afternoon, senators introduced a framework of changes previewed over the weekend, with President Obama and a
For Romney Campaign, Today Is About Tomorrow: Reporter's Notebook
SANFORD, Fla. — Mitt Romney’s admirers waited for his arrival here today, wearing their pre-Election Day finest. Flag sweaters had red, white and blue buttons. One woman even had a giant silver elephant dangling from her neck. They are here not because they need motivation –...
The Republican Party in Tomorrow's America
Good morning everyone and welcome. My name is Ron Brownstein on the editorial director of National Journal and this morning a political analyst for ABC news and a great friend. Univision. As we get started. Just one quick note that all our all of us with everyone in the gulf grappling with this
Making The Soft Sell vs. The Hard Sell In Tampa (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: UNDERWATER NEAR TAMPA BAY: Mitt Romney accepts the Republican nomination for president this week with the lowest personal popularity of any major-party nominee in polls dating to Ronald Reagan’s presidency, a difficulty ...