With just days to go before New Hampshire voters head to the polls for the first-in-the-nation primary, top presidential candidates from both parties sat down with CNN's Jake Tapper for Sunday's CNN "State of the Union."
Billionaire businessman Donald Trump, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie each made their case for why they deserved voters' support, as well as taking a few shots at their competitors. - Referenced Article
The Democratic battle in Iowa was so close that both Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — the 74-year-old socialist with no major endorsements — and Hillary Clinton left the state without a clear-cut victory.
The race was too close to call when the candidates headed to the airport to escape an impending blizzard, bound for New Hampshire and its primary just over a week away. - Referenced Article
NBC News By : CHUCK TODD, MARK MURRAY and CARRIE DANN
In a 2015 filled with fascinating political stories -- Donald Trump's rise and durability, Bernie-mania, Joe Biden's Hamlet-on-the-Potomac act, John Boehner stepping down from Congress -- maybe the most amazing one has been the strength and size of the Republican Party's outsider/anti-establishment wing.
Today's new national Quinnipiac poll provides an exclamation point to that story: Donald Trump 28%, Ted Cruz 24%, Marco Rubio 12%, Ben Carson 10%, Chris Christie 6%, Jeb Bush 4%; no one else gets more than 2%. Add up the Trump/Cruz/Carson percentages, and you get 62%. - Referenced Article
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has suspended two campaign staffers for the misuse of Democratic party voter information. The campaign's data director was fired last week. A glitch in the party's voter database allowed them to read Hillary Clinton's private campaign data. Sanders apologized to Clinton at Saturday's democratic debate. Sanders joins "CBS This Morning" from Burlington, Vermont, to discuss the scandal and why he thinks GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is a "pathological liar."
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz has surged past Ben Carson and Donald Trump and ascended into first place in the key primary state of Iowa, according to a Bloomberg Politics/DesMoines Register poll released Saturday.
The Texas senator takes 31 percent among those likely to attend the Iowa Republican caucuses, set for Feb. 1. - Referenced Article
In the tense days after a black man's death at the hands of police, Minnesota's first African-American congressman stood with protesters as they besieged a police station, even tweeting what he called an "agonizing" photograph showing his son with hands raised in a confrontation with officers in riot gear. - Referenced Article
Sorry Mitt Romney fans: He's just not that in to running for president. Fresh off a new Washington Post report that GOP establishment leaders are calling on Romney, who has run and lost twice before, to reconsider his decision to stay out of the 2016 race, associates of the 2012 Republican presidential nominee tell CNN there are a lot of "in bound" calls but that there are "no signs" he's changed his mind. - Referenced Article
The race for Speaker could turn the House floor into complete chaos later this month, prompting an ugly public fight and further roiling a Republican Party struggling to present a governing vision for the country.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced a long-shot campaign for the post on Sunday, asserting that more than 50 house Republicans won't back the current frontrunner... - Referenced Article