The Races, The Candidates
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Daryush Valizadeh says he's a fan of Trump
February 7, 2016 6:14 pm
At a press conference, anti-feminist blogger Daryush "Roosh" Valizadeh said his politics align most closely with Donald Trump's.
The Obamas talk post-White House plans
February 7, 2016 6:14 pm
During a pre-Super Bowl interview with CBS, Michelle Obama laughed when asked if Hillary Clinton's presidential run gave her any ideas.
New York announces ban on conversion therapy
February 7, 2016 5:28 pm
New York joins a handful of states with rules banning LBGT conversion therapy for young people.
Clinton keeps lead after Iowa caucus audit
February 7, 2016 3:56 pm
Iowa Democratic Party officials reviewed the caucus results, and while Clinton's lead shrunk, she still received the most votes.
Clinton will release speeches if rivals do, too
February 7, 2016 1:01 pm
Hillary Clinton says she'll release the transcripts of speeches she gave to private groups if her opponents in the presidential race do, too.
Chelsea Clinton calls Sanders 'president'
February 7, 2016 9:31 am
It was an honest slip, but Bernie Sanders may be giving Hillary Clinton's campaign reason to feel some pressure.
Vermin Supreme says he paved way for Trump
February 7, 2016 4:58 am
The fringe candidate has run for president every year for more than two decades. He's on the ballot in New Hampshire's primary.
Sanders connects with financial crash generation
February 7, 2016 4:31 am
With a worldview shaped by the financial crash, Millennial voters are even more skeptical of Wall Street than previous generations.
Trump took on (almost) everyone at the debate
February 6, 2016 11:34 pm
In just a few, short minutes, The Donald sparred with Jeb Bush, the debate crowd and a moderator.
Christie attacks Rubio for 'inexperience'
February 6, 2016 10:57 pm
Chris Christie attacked Marco Rubio on his experience, and it didn't really go well for Rubio.
Women report sexual assaults at German Carnival
February 6, 2016 1:49 pm
Reports of sexual assaults at Germany's Carnival celebrations were high. One TV anchor said she was assaulted during a live broadcast.
Spotlight on DPS, Flint & presidential race
February 7, 2016 10:15 am
On Sunday, February 7, our Spotlight on the News roundtable will talk about the Detroit Public Schools and Flint water crisis, the race for the White House and Super Bowl 50. Our panel will include:
FACT CHECK: Thursday's Democratic debate
February 5, 2016 6:19 am
We rate some of the more curious claims the candidates for president made during Thursday night's debate.
How Clinton and Sanders address foreign policy
February 5, 2016 1:00 am
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders discussed foreign policy at Thursday night's debate. It's an issue they rarely touch on the campaign trail.
President Obama's new long shot: $10 tax on oil
February 5, 2016 5:45 am
President Obama's new plan probably isn't going anywhere this year, but it could serve as a model for future legislation.
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