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Politics Apr 24Trump campaign trying to court GOP power players in Washington
Donald Trump, who bills himself the ultimate outsider, is pivoting increasingly to the power centers of official Washington as he tries to clinch the Republican presidential nomination.
Politics Apr 08Why Sanders keeps winning but may not clinch the Democratic nomination
WASHINGTON — The standard line in Bernie Sanders' campaign speeches goes like this: "Despite what the corporate media is telling you, there is a path to the nomination."…
Politics Mar 10Viewer’s Guide: ‘Softer’ GOP debate? So says Trump, maybe
WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Republican Party has declared that he wants Thursday's Republican presidential debate to be "more of a G-rated" event than recent showdowns.
Politics Mar 03Viewer’s Guide: GOP debate about Trump vs. everyone else
WASHINGTON — And then there were four. Ben Carson's departure from the GOP presidential race means the quartet of remaining Republicans on the debate stage Thursday night get more time for attacks as Donald Trump treads a path to the…
Nation Feb 14Campaign-year political heat rises over court vacancy
As the flags fly lower, the campaign-year political heat has risen over the vacancy on the nine-member court.
Politics Feb 13What to watch: GOP hopefuls set to spar in South Carolina debate
Serious issues are facing the Republican presidential candidate in their debate Saturday night in South Carolina.
Politics Feb 115 things to watch for at tonight’s Democratic debate
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders get back in the debate ring Thursday night with an increasingly bitter family score to settle. The debate comes just 48 hours after Sanders' victory over Clinton in the New Hampshire primary…
Politics Feb 04Viewer’s Guide: Clinton, Sanders look to break out at debate
WASHINGTON — The face-to-face meeting between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is rooted in an intensifying debate over who understands the great divide between rich Americans and everyone else.
Politics Jan 17What to watch: Clinton, Sanders square off in last debate before Iowa
With only two weeks before the Iowa caucus will tensions flare up between Democratic candidates during Sunday's debate?…
Nation Dec 17Poll says most Americans favor a path to citizenship
Republicans say they like the GOP candidates' tough talk on immigration, but most don't consider tough policy plans on migrants in the U.S. a decisive factor in their vote for president.