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CA Governor, Other Top Officials Get 3 Percent Raise

CA Governor, Other Top Officials Get 3 Percent Raise

A panel of appointed citizens has approved 3 percent raises for California Gov. Jerry Brown, top statewide elected... Read »

May 11, 2015
GROSS: Rand Paul Staffer Licks Super PAC's Camera

GROSS: Rand Paul Staffer Licks Super PAC's Camera

A New Hampshire staffer for Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul's campaign licked the camera of a liberal... Read »

May 11, 2015

"SNL" Skewers GOP Presidential Candidates

"Saturday Night Live" skewered Republicans running for the presidential nomination in a skit featuring the... Read »

May 11, 2015
Florida Doctor Tied to NJ Sen. Menendez Due Back in Court

Florida Doctor Tied to NJ Sen. Menendez Due Back in Court

A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is due back in court. Read »

May 8, 2015
Jeb Bush Has Polling Problem With Conservatives

Jeb Bush Has Polling Problem With Conservatives

There are two ways to see how Jeb Bush could fare in the GOP presidential field based on NBC News' poll this week. Read »

May 6, 2015
Former House Speaker Jim Wright Dies at 92

Former House Speaker Jim Wright Dies at 92

Former House Speaker Jim Wright, who served more than three decades in the U.S. House of Representatives, has died... Watch »

May 6, 2015
Chuck Norris Endorses Mike Huckabee for President

Chuck Norris Endorses Mike Huckabee for President

Mike Huckabee just announced Tuesday morning that he would be once again seeking the Republican nomination for... Read »

May 5, 2015
Huckabee Launches 2016 Presidential Bid

Huckabee Launches 2016 Presidential Bid

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee has declared his candidacy for president in the hometown he shares with former President... Read »

May 5, 2015
Clinton Takes Hit, But Holds Edge Over GOP Rivals: Poll

Clinton Takes Hit, But Holds Edge Over GOP Rivals: Poll

More people hold "unfavorable" views of Hillary Clinton after weeks of scrutiny over her emails and... Read »

May 5, 2015
Ex-Christie Aides Plead Not Guilty

Ex-Christie Aides Plead Not Guilty

Two former political allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie entered not guilty pleas Monday after they... Watch »

May 4, 2015

"I Am Running for President": Carly Fiorina Enters 2016 Race

Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is running for president. The Republican and one-time chief... Read »

May 4, 2015
Ben Carson:

Ben Carson: "I'm a Candidate for President"

Retired surgeon Ben Carson has made it official, telling a crowd in his hometown of Detroit that he's running for... Read »

May 4, 2015
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

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