Donald Trump has solidified his lead over Sen. Ted Cruz in advance of Monday's Iowa caucuses, and Hillary Clinton appears to hold a small edge over Sen. Bernie Sanders, a new poll finds.
The NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist survey found Trump with solid leads in three states holding early nominating contests: Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
In Iowa, Trump leads Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, 32%-25%, the poll found. Three weeks ago, the same poll found Cruz ahead, 28%-24%. The survey is one of several in recent days that have shown Cruz slipping since he and Trump began attacks against each other in early January.
Follow along with Los Angeles Times staffers as the top candidates for the Republican presidential nomination take the stage tonight in Des Moines, Iowa. They event won't include the party's front-runner, Donald Trump, who has opted to skip the debate amid a feud with host Fox News.
The seventh Republican debate of the 2016 campaign will pit the candidates against one another for the final time before voters begin to choose a nominee.
Snapchat introduced a political docuseries to its chat-and-video app Thursday, with the first 4-minute, 30-second episode describing Iowa’s role in the presidential election process.
The Venice start-up had produced comedies and other shows before deciding to temporarily scrap content efforts last fall, but the premiere of “Good Luck America” shows politics is one area where Snapchat sees opportunity.
The series stars Snapchat’s head of news content and former CNN political correspondent Peter Hamby as he visited several campaign events in Iowa. In a colorful tone welcoming to political newbies, as many of Snapchat’s mostly under-25 users likely are, Hamby describes how long-shot candidates have always looked to early-voting states to help propel them into the national spotlight.
Bernie Sanders has vowed throughout the campaign that he would run no attack ads against Hillary Clinton, saying at least once that the ads are a “stupid” tactic that he has never used in his long political career. Now, his campaign is going on the air with this broadside on Wall Street, which takes particular aim at Goldman Sachs and the immense speaking fees it pays to politicians. The ad doesn’t name names, but does it need to? The Clinton campaign is accusing Sanders of a “last-minute sneak attack” and “a cynical political ploy.”
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I’m confident we’ll win back the Senate ... and I think we can make great inroads and maybe win back the House when nobody expects it now, when nobody expects it. But we’ve got to make the case.
Vice President Joe Biden speaking to House Democrats in Baltimore on Thursday about what the party needs to do to win down-ticket races this cycle
Campaign workers for Sen. Bernie Sanders impersonated members of a powerful Nevada union in an effort to gain access to its members, the union charged Thursday.
Culinary Union Local 226, the state's largest union, representing more than 55,000 members who work in the state's hotels and casinos, said in a statement that Sanders presidential campaign workers had tried to gain access to employee dining rooms in hotels along the Las Vegas Strip. The staffers wore buttons that appeared to signify membership in the union, the statement said.
On Thursday, Geoconda Arguello-Kline, secretary-treasurer for the Culinary Union, said the union was "disappointed and offended" by the Sanders campaign.
After a campaign spat earlier this month involving a pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC that may – or may not – have been plotting to make an issue of Bernie Sanders’ physical fitness, the Vermont senator on Thursday released a letter from his doctor confirming he is in fine health.
“You are in overall very good health and active in your professional work, and recreational lifestyle without limitation,” said the letter signed by Brian Monahan and dated Jan. 20. Monihan is the attending physician in the U.S. Senate.
If Sanders were elected, he would be 75 years old upon taking office, older than any previous president on inauguration day. Although the letter says Sanders is in good health, there's plenty of detail showing he contenda with the typical everyday medical issues of a septuagenarian. Maybe too much detail for some voters.
Former major league pitcher John Rocker was known for being outspoken about his not-so-politically correct beliefs.
And now he wants a president who shares the same quality.
Rocker told the Daily Caller that he "absolutely" endorses top Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and that he admires the billionaire's willingness to say exactly how he feels no matter how politically incorrect his views may be.