2016 presidential election

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie greets workers at the Italian American Heritage Festival on July 25, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa.  (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Republican Presidential Candidates Try To Claw Their Way Into Debates

With the first debate of the Republican presidential campaign approaching, the White House hopefuls are trying everything they can to improve their polling position.

07/26/2015

Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham (Credit: Getty Images)

Donald Trump Gives Out Lindsey Graham’s Phone Number During Campaign Speech

Trump said Graham, who represents South Carolina, gave him his business card several years ago, saying the “total lightweight” had been seeking his help for a deal with Fox News Channel.

07/21/2015

Donald Trump fields questions at The Family Leadership Summit at Stephens Auditorium on July 18, 2015 in Ames, Iowa. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

GOP Rivals: Trump’s Remarks On McCain’s Military Service Offensive, Absurd

At an Iowa candidate forum on Saturday, Trump dismissed Republican Sen. John McCain’s reputation as a war hero, saying the aviator was merely taken captive after being shot down in Vietnam and “I like people who weren’t captured.”

07/19/2015

Real estate mogul Donald Trump announces his bid for the presidency in the 2016 presidential race during an event at the Trump Tower on the Fifth Avenue on June 16, 2015. (credit: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)

Shock Poll: Trump Speaks His Mind, Leads Crowded Republican Field

Controversy seems to suit the man whose shirts and ties are no longer sold at Macy’s.

07/15/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears on "CBS This Morning" on July 6, 2015. (Credit: CBS News)

Christie Not Concerned About Poll Numbers, Rips Potential Iran Nuclear Deal

Republican presidential candidate Chris Chrisite rapped up his blitz in New Hampshire Monday by making the rounds on TV news morning shows in New York.

07/06/2015

Chris Christie announces 2016 run (CBS2)

Chris Christie Focusing Campaign Efforts On New Hampshire Over Next Several Days

Christie participated in a town hall meeting Tuesday night in Sandown, New Hampshire.

07/01/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie officially announces 2016 presidential bid during event at Livingston High School on June 30, 2015. (Credit: CBS2)

Christie Officially Jumps Into Presidential Race

The Republican governor launched his campaign in the old gymnasium of Livingston High School in the town of Livingston, where he experienced some of his first political victories.

06/30/2015

Real estate mogul Donald Trump announces his bid for the presidency in the 2016 presidential race during an event at the Trump Tower on the Fifth Avenue on June 16, 2015. (credit: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)

NBC Severs Ties With Donald Trump Over Comments About Immigrants

NBC said it would no longer air the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, which had been a joint venture between the company and Trump.

06/29/2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Gov. Chris Christie Goes Live With 2016 Presidential Campaign Website

The website — Chrischristie.com — shows the Republican governor’s name along with the slogan “Telling it like it is.”

06/27/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting on April 15, 2015, in Londonderry, N.H. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Expert: Despite Sinking Poll Numbers, Christie’s Style Could Work In Early-Primary States

Christie has reportedly hired new campaign staff in New Hampshire, where the Republican governor should play to his strengths, said Seton Hall Associate Political Science Professor Matthew Hale.

06/24/2015

ormer New York Governor George Pataki speaks to guests gathered for the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Dinner at the Iowa Events Center on May 16, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Former N.Y. Gov. George Pataki Says He’s Running For President

In a video posted Thursday morning on YouTube, Pataki says America needs to recapture the spirit of unity that spread through the country in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

05/28/2015

FILE -- Hillary Clinton (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

FBI Reclassifies As ‘Top Secret’ Some Of Hillary Clinton’s Released Benghazi Emails

As the holiday weekend began on Friday, the State Department released the first batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails, and among other things they show she received sensitive information about Benghazi on her unsecure home server.

05/22/2015

Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosts a small business forum with members of the business and lending communities at Bike Tech bicycle shop on May 19, 2015 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Finally Speaks, But Doesn’t Address Second Private Email Account Claim

Clinton’s appearance before the press was her first in 28 days, and it came after a drum roll of criticism from opponents.

05/19/2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Poll: Christie Lacks Support In New Jersey For Presidential Run

A Monmouth University Poll found that in a hypothetical matchup, Christie trails Hillary Rodham Clinton 53 percent to 30 percent among New Jersey voters.

05/06/2015

FILE -- Hillary Clinton (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Fordham Law Professor, Author Take Hillary Clinton To Task Over Fundraising Tactics

Questions about the Clinton Foundation’s fundraising tactics are hitting the presidential candidate just as she’s trying to get her campaign off the ground

04/27/2015

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