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  • Democratic debate draws little interest from viewers

    Democratic debate draws little interest from viewers

    More from Trail Guide Feb. 6 Republican debate wrapped, a good night for governors Feb. 4 Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders sparred in New Hampshire debate Feb. 3 Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton participate in New Hampshire town hall Feb. 2 With the Iowa caucus results in, Hillary Clinton is belatedly...

  • As New Hampshire primary nears, nasty campaign ads portray a battle for the country's soul

    As New Hampshire primary nears, nasty campaign ads portray a battle for the country's soul

    The villages and towns of New Hampshire are as scenic as ever, the people as friendly as can be. The unemployment rate is 3.1%, about a third lower than the national rate. It seems an unlikely place for the apocalypse. Yet that – or something close to it -- is the threat that pours forth from Republican...

  • Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders sparred in New Hampshire debate

    Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders sparred in New Hampshire debate

    More from Trail Guide Feb. 5 Democratic debate draws little interest from viewers Feb. 3 Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton participate in New Hampshire town hall Feb. 2 With the Iowa caucus results in, Hillary Clinton is belatedly declared the winner Feb. 1 Iowa caucus results: Clinton and Sanders...

  • Labels, smears and other takeaways from the Democratic debate

    Labels, smears and other takeaways from the Democratic debate

    Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of State, and Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator, held their first one-on-one debate Thursday, and the last one before the New Hampshire Democratic primary next week. Sanders has a large lead in New Hampshire, but Clinton remains the national front-runner,...

  • Sanders and Clinton clash in debate on foreign policy and progressivism

    Sanders and Clinton clash in debate on foreign policy and progressivism

    A long-simmering battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders burst into public view Thursday, as the former secretary of State denounced her rival for what she said was a campaign of “innuendo” and “insinuation” amid a continuing fight over each other’s progressive credentials. The first...

  • Marco Rubio becomes the main target of GOP rivals trying to block his rise

    Marco Rubio becomes the main target of GOP rivals trying to block his rise

    With the New Hampshire primary poised to cut down the Republican field, candidates are sharpening their knives in a desperate bid for survival that on Thursday resembled a group attack on Sen. Marco Rubio, the freshman senator from Florida. Ted Cruz, the Texas senator, has been telling crowds that...

  • Celebrity donors pour money into this open California congressional seat

    Celebrity donors pour money into this open California congressional seat

    What do Christopher Lloyd, the director of “Ghostbusters,” one of the nation’s largest coal companies, James Cameron and a political action committee representing the nation’s dentists have in common? They all have opened their wallets to influence what is shaping up to be the hottest open-seat...

  • Bipartisan, for a moment: When prayer prevails over politics

    Bipartisan, for a moment: When prayer prevails over politics

    Rep. Juan Vargas was on the dais at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning as President Obama addressed what has become a must-attend event for many politicians. For the San Diego Democrat, though, it's so much more. The former Jesuit missionary has barely missed the weekly prayer meetings...

  • Latinos attended Iowa's caucuses in record numbers, group says

    Latinos attended Iowa's caucuses in record numbers, group says

    The nation's growing Latino electorate long has been described as a “sleeping giant,” with lots of potential to impact elections, but a bad track record of turning out to vote. In Iowa this week, it appears the giant woke up.  As part of a record turnout of voters in Iowa's presidential caucuses...

  • Why young feminists are choosing Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton

    Why young feminists are choosing Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton

    It was not so long ago that Hillary Clinton was relishing her status as an icon among young feminists, who cheered her resilience to political attack, her use of her stardom to advance the cause of women worldwide, even her trademark pantsuits. But now, when Clinton needs that support the most,...

  • Republican Rand Paul drops out of presidential race

    Republican Rand Paul drops out of presidential race

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), whose libertarian message was once seen as a powerful match for voter unrest, is dropping out of the presidential race, his spokesman confirmed Wednesday. Paul built a grass-roots base stemming from the legacy of his father, former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, but failed to gain...

  • Marco Rubio's Goldilocks strategy

    Marco Rubio's Goldilocks strategy

    This should be Marco Rubio's moment. The Florida senator achieved an impressive third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, behind Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. Third place may not sound like much, but Rubio outperformed his poll numbers handily and finished only a hair behind Trump. That was enough...

  • Quake early warning system gets $3.6 million, but it's still a long way from goal

    Quake early warning system gets $3.6 million, but it's still a long way from goal

    With officials still struggling to find money to create an earthquake early warning system for the West Coast, a private foundation, Intel Corp. and an arm of Amazon.com Inc. said they will pitch in money or other support, officials said at a White House summit Tuesday. But there’s still not enough...

  • Essential Politics: New Hampshire voters get chance to question Clinton, Sanders

    Essential Politics: New Hampshire voters get chance to question Clinton, Sanders

    I’m Christina Bellantoni, and this is Essential Politics. In a new, officially two-person race, the Democrats who want to be president will answer questions from New Hampshire voters Wednesday night. There has been little rest for the candidates since they left Iowa, and little celebration for...

  • Rubio enjoys a moment in the sun -- now the hard part starts

    Rubio enjoys a moment in the sun -- now the hard part starts

    In the nine months in which he has run for president, Marco Rubio’s ambitions have been confounded by contradictions. He is the self-styled candidate of the future many of whose policy prescriptions draw from the 1950s. He is the candidate of sunny aspirations in a race that has glowered with anger....

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