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Sen. Sanders Announces White House Bid

Sen. Sanders Announces White House Bid

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses his plans to run for the White House in 2016. Watch »

Apr 30, 2015
Bernie Sanders:

Bernie Sanders: "I Am Running for President"

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-described "democratic socialist" from Vermont, has jumped into the 2016... Watch »

Apr 30, 2015
Is Now Obama's Chance to Be Blunt on Race?

Is Now Obama's Chance to Be Blunt on Race?

This, NBC's First Read team writes, could be Obama's chance to confront race issues head-on, late in a presidency... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
Clinton Calls for End to

Clinton Calls for End to "Mass Incarceration"

Pointing to a wave of violence in Baltimore, Hillary Clinton said in New York City Wednesday that the nation's... Watch »

Apr 29, 2015
Sen. Marco Rubio Speaks in Downtown LA

Sen. Marco Rubio Speaks in Downtown LA

Presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio delivered a speech and answered questions from Southern Californians at a... Watch »

Apr 28, 2015
Could High Court Give GOP Escape Hatch on Marriage?

Could High Court Give GOP Escape Hatch on Marriage?

The biggest political story Tuesday was the one playing out at the Supreme Court, which was hearing oral arguments... Read »

Apr 28, 2015

"Clinton Cash" Author: Yes, Evidence Is Circumstantial

The conservative author of the new book "Clinton Cash" has admitted in back to back interviews that he has no direct... Read »

Apr 27, 2015
WATCH: Cecily Strong's Best Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

WATCH: Cecily Strong's Best Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

"Saturday Night Live" cast member Cecily Strong levied her characteristically biting humor at Washington's... Read »

Apr 25, 2015
WATCH: Obama Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

WATCH: Obama Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

President Obama poked fun at politicians, government officials and himself at this year's White House... Watch »

Apr 26, 2015
Sounds of Silence: GOP 2016 Hopefuls Mum on Drone

Sounds of Silence: GOP 2016 Hopefuls Mum on Drone

The men vying for the Republican nod for president in 2016 aren't usually mum on anything President Barack Obama... Read »

Apr 24, 2015
How Clinton Plans to Run as a Woman

How Clinton Plans to Run as a Woman

Hillary Rodham Clinton's passionate speech Thursday appealing for expanded rights and opportunities for women in the... Read »

Apr 24, 2015
After Delay, Bill Requiring Vaccines for California Schoolchildren Advances

After Delay, Bill Requiring Vaccines for California Schoolchildren...

A California Senate committee has approved a bill that would require California schoolchildren to be vaccinated. The Watch »

Apr 22, 2015
Endorsement or No, Koch Has Backed Walker Before

Endorsement or No, Koch Has Backed Walker Before

Influential and multimillions-spending conservative donor David Koch has dismissed reports that he is backing... Read »

Apr 22, 2015
Terry Tornek Voted Pasadena's New Mayor

Terry Tornek Voted Pasadena's New Mayor

Terry Tornek has been voted the city of Pasadena's first new mayor in nearly two decades. Watch »

Apr 22, 2015
Clinton Expresses Qualms About Trade Deal in NH

Clinton Expresses Qualms About Trade Deal in NH

Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed qualms Tuesday about the sweeping trade deal the Obama administration is... Watch »

Apr 21, 2015
Wife of Ex-Va. Governor: Corruption Trial Was Unfair

Wife of Ex-Va. Governor: Corruption Trial Was Unfair

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's legal team said in court filings Monday that her convictions on... Read »

Apr 21, 2015
Jeb Bush to Visit Poland, Estonia, Germany in June

Jeb Bush to Visit Poland, Estonia, Germany in June

Republican Jeb Bush is planning a policy trip to Europe in June, to speak on the global economy and meet with... Read »

Apr 20, 2015
Man's Obituary Urges Readers to Reject Hillary Clinton

Man's Obituary Urges Readers to Reject Hillary Clinton

A North Carolina man's obituary asked two things of friends and family: instead of sending flowers for the funeral... Read »

Apr 20, 2015
All About Hillary: Why Clinton's at Center of 2016 Talk

All About Hillary: Why Clinton's at Center of 2016 Talk

Hillary Clinton is just nine days into her official run for president — and already, predictably, the 2016... Read »

Apr 20, 2015
Campaigning Hillary Clinton Says Economy Has

Campaigning Hillary Clinton Says Economy Has "Stalled Out"

Road tripping for her presidential campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton offered a dark assessment of a "stalled out"... Watch »

Apr 20, 2015

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