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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks with supporters following a town hall event at River Woods September 30, 2015 in Exeter, New Hampshire. Carson has risen in the most recent polls to pull almost even with front runner Donald Trump. (Photo by

Ben Carson Sets GOP Bar With $20 Million Haul

GOP candidate Ben Carson’s campaign reported raising an impressive $20 million in the third Quarter reporting period. His take is double the amount raised in the second Quarter, powered by thousands of small dollar donations. Carson’s fundraising total has provided a yardstick to measure the other campaigns. That is, if they choose to report any numbers before they are made public next week. If the other campaigns don’t report any numbers, well, that too will tell us a lot.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks to the crowd at the Phoenix Convention Center July 18, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Democratic presidential candidate spoke on his central issues of income inequality, job creation, controlling climate change, quality affordable education and getting big money out of politics, to more than 11,000 people attending.

Bernie Sanders Catches Hillary Clinton in Money Race

Hillary Clinton supporters may dismiss polls showing a surging Sanders as an aberration of early polling, but Sanders’ money haul is much harder to explain away. Considering the fact that Sanders has a much smaller campaign operation, as David Axelrod conjectured on Twitter, he may actually have more cash-on-hand for the next phase of the campaign than Clinton. A large number of maxed-out donors to Hillary may now give money to Sanders, if only to hedge their bets.


U.S. Chamber Plans $100 Million Campaign Against Conservatives

The $100 million the Chamber plans to spend this cycle is close the triple the amount the group spent in 2012, when President Obama was running for reelection. In 2014, when the Chamber launched its effort to attack conservatives in primaries, the group spent close to $70 million.

House Speaker John Boehner arrives for his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill on July 29, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Lame-Duck Boehner Looks to Clear Policy Decks

Speaker John Boehner’s surprise announcement that he will retire from Congress at the end of October has put most of the House legislative work on hold. A possible showdown this week over federal funding for Planned Parenthood has evaporated as the House grasps with new leadership elections scheduled for next week.

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Jeb Bush Calls in Dad, Brother To Help Struggling Campaign

On the campaign trail, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush frequently tries to allay concerns about the dynastic aspects of his candidacy. “I’m my own man,” Jeb said during a speech earlier this year, “and my views are shaped by my own thinking and experiences.” Former President George W. Bush hosted two fundraisers for Jeb last week. He and their father, George H.W. Bush, will host more.

Republican presidential hopefuls Ben Carson and Donald Trump participate in the Republican Presidential Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California on September 16, 2015. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump stepped into a campaign hornet's nest as his rivals collectively turned their sights on the billionaire in the party's second debate of the 2015. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read

Poll: Outsiders Dominate GOP, Clinton Stumbling

A new NBC/WSJ poll showed that outsiders continue to dominate the GOP field for President. Donald Trump continues to lead, but only edges Ben Carson, who is in second place, by one point. Businesswoman Carly Fiorina has surged into a third place with 11 percent, tied with Sen. Marco Rubio. Together, the three outsider candidates garner 52 percent of the GOP vote.

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a community forum on substance abuse September 17, 2015 in Laconia, New Hampshire. Clinton spent the day campaigning and spoke at on substance abuse.

Hillary Clinton Drags Down Democrats in NH

The poll, by WMUR/CNN, found Clinton leading GOP frontrunner Donald Trump by a modest amount, while both Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders and Vice President Joe Biden lead the real estate developer by 20 points. Donald Trump runs 12-13 points better against Clinton than either of the other potential Democrats. Hillary Clinton may still be a favorite for the Democrat nomination, but she looks increasingly like an underdog next November.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to reporters after speaking to federal contract workers at a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 22, 2015, to push for a raise to the minimum wage to $15 an hour. (

Poll: Sanders Up 16 in New Hampshire

A new CNN/WMUR poll of New Hampshire Democrats finds VT socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders opening his biggest lead against presumptive frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Sanders has the backing of 46% of the state’s Democrat voters, while Clinton has just 30%. Vice President Joe Biden has the backing of 14% of Democrats in the Granite State.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media before a campaign event September 23, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Earlier today, Trump tweeted 'FoxNews has been treating me very unfairly & I have therefore decided that I won't be doing any more Fox shows for the foreseeable future.' (Photo by

NH Poll: Trumps Leads, Fiorina Surges, Ben Carson Fades

A new poll of New Hampshire from CNN/WBUR finds Donald Trump holding on to his sizable lead in the first primary state. The race for the GOP nomination isn’t static, though, as Carly Fiorina has surged into second place and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has slide to fourth.


Hillary Clinton Least Trusted Of All Candidates in New Poll

While Hillary Clinton continues to have a strong lead, though, she fares worse in hypothetical general election match-ups than Vice President Joe Biden. Worse, however, Clinton has the lowest rating for being “honest and trustworthy” of any Presidential candidate.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks on stage during the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention at the Verizon Wireless Center on September 19, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Challenger for the democratic vote Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has been gaining ground on Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire. (Photo by

Joe Biden Rises As Hillary Clinton Collapse Underway

A new Bloomberg Poll, conducted by legendary Iowa pollster Ann Selzer, finds Hillary Clinton the choice of just 33% of Democrats nationwide. Vice President Joe Biden, who isn’t yet a candidate, is backed by 25% of Democrats. Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders is third with 24% support. Clinton’s support is the lowest ever in the race for the Democrat nomination.

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Jeb Bush’s Coming-Out Campaign for His Own Identity

One-time frontrunner Jeb Bush had a very underwhelming performance during the second Republican presidential debate. He fumbled well-rehearsed attack lines and displayed a forced grin through most of the three-hour extravaganza.


Bush Banks on Super PACs Where Walker, Perry Failed

The early departures of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry from the presidential race have, for many pundits, spotlighted the limitations of the unlimited funds available in campaign Super PACs. Both Walker and Perry raised impressive sums for their Super Pacs, but fell short of the hard campaign dollars they needed to sustain a national campaign.

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Joe Biden Quietly Piling Up Support

A new poll from CNN/ORC finds the national race between frontrunner Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders essentially unchanged since last month. Both Clinton and Sanders have dropped slightly, but well within the margin of error. Vice President Joe Biden, however, has picked up almost 8 points in support, despite the fact that he isn’t yet a candidate.

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Will Ferrell, Red Hot Chili Peppers Hop On Bernie Sanders Bandwagon

The Bernie Sanders campaign is unveiling its “Artists & Cultural Leaders” caucus supporting the Vermont socialist’s campaign for President. Actors Will Ferrell, Danny DeVito, Susan Sarandon and some 100 other celebrities jointly signed a statement backing Sanders against Hillary Clinton for the Democrat nomination.

Carly Fiorina speak during the Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California on September 16, 2015. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump stepped into a campaign hornet's nest as his rivals collectively turned their sights on the billionaire in the party's second debate of the 2016 presidential race. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read

NBC Poll: Fiorina Wins Debate, Trump Extends Lead

A new survey from NBC, taken in the wake of the second Republican debate, finds Donald Trump extending his lead for the nomination and support surging for businesswoman Carly Fiorina. Trump has 29 percent support, up from 22 percent last month.

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CNN Poll: Trump Leads As Fiorina, Rubio Surge; Walker In Free Fall

A new poll from CNN/ORC finds Donald Trump continuing to lead the Republican field for President. In the aftermath of the second Republican debate, though, the rest of the field has been completely reshuffled. Carly Fiorina has surged into second place, Bush has dropped to fifth and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has seen his support collapse. Walker now registers no support in the national poll.

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GOP Pushes Trump to Defend Obama

On Thursday, at a town hall event in New Hampshire, Donald Trump was confronted by an audience member who, when asking the candidate a question, described President Obama as a “Muslim” who “isn’t American.” Many members of the media were offended that Trump didn’t “correct” the man’s question.

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Detroit Police Commissioner Campaigns for a Dem Gov in Kentucky

Detroit resident Willie Burton is one of seven elected Police Commissioners, overseeing law enforcement in the troubled Motor City. He is also, according to MichiganLive news, currently living in Kentucky and working on Democrat Jack Conway’s campaign for Governor. Kentucky is one of three states electing governors this November.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to guests gathered for a campaign event at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on September 10, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A recent poll has Clinton leading Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) by 12 points in the state. (Photo by

Historic: Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Spends Big To Repel Voters

CBS/New York Times has a new poll showing rare good news for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. She still posts a solid 20-point lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democrat nomination, earning 47 percent of Democrats’ support against Sanders’ 27 percent. Unfortunately for Hillary, though, her lead has been cut in half since last month.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Brookings Institution in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, about the Iran nuclear agreement and other topics. Clinton is making the case for the international agreement to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions as Congress opens debate on the accord.   (

Same Day Registration May Doom Hillary Clinton in NH

Among likely primary voters, Sanders enjoys a solid 7-point lead over Clinton, 43-36 percent. Vice President Joe Biden trails with 13 percennt. With Biden out of the race, his supporters split evenly, with Sanders maintaining his 7 point lead over Clinton, 48-41 percent. New Hampshire’s open primary system, and same day registration, may overwhelm the Clinton campaign.

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