Hillary Rodham Clinton has locked up public support from half of the Democratic insiders who cast ballots at the party's national convention, giving her a commanding advantage over her rivals for the party's presidential nomination.
With the November 2016 elections just one year away, Republicans, Democrats and outside groups are preparing for expensive battles over state legislative seats.
Support for the tea party movement has fallen to an all-time low, according to a recently released Gallup Poll.
Only 17 percent of adults surveyed nationwide consider themselves tea party supporters, according to the poll. That’s down by nearly half from the 32 percent support that the movement enjoyed in 2010. On the other hand, opposition to the tea party has dropped to 24 percent after peaking at 31 percent ahead of last year’s midterm elections.
PPP's newest Iowa poll finds Hillary Clinton has re-established her dominance. She has 57 percent to 25 percent for Bernie Sanders, 7 percent for Martin O'Malley and 1 percent for the now departed Lawrence Lessig.
Clinton has a 15-point improvement in net favorability rating over the past six weeks. Sanders has continued to become more popular, as well.
Taking the stage at the Milwaukee Theatre on Nov. 10 for the fourth GOP presidential debate were celebrity businessman Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, the leaders of most recent polls, and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
The guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows include:
Dozens of civil rights groups want to shift the focus of presidential candidates from the early voting states to citizens’ voting rights.
A coalition of groups, led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, is pressing presidential debate moderators to ask candidates in both parties about protecting access to the polls.
Workers from McDonald's, Taco Bell and other chain restaurants protested in cities around the country on Nov. 10 to push fast food companies to pay them at least $15 an hour. The protesters also had a message for presidential candidates: Support the cause or lose their vote next year.
Former President George H. W. Bush has finally revealed what he really thinks of his son’s presidency, faulting George W. Bush for setting an abrasive tone on the world stage and failing to rein in hawkish Vice President Dick Cheney and former Defense chief Donald Rumsfeld.
The White House accused new House Speaker Paul Ryan on Nov. 2 of "pandering to the extreme right wing" of his party on immigration.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Ryan's recent comments on immigration reform are "preposterous" and disappointing.