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Republican presidential candidates (L-R) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Carson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and John Kasich take the stage for the first prime-time presidential debate hosted by FOX News and Facebook at the Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The top-ten GOP candidates were selected to participate in the debate based on their rank in an average of the five most recent national political polls.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Candidates Spar Over Immigration, National Security, Deficit, Other Issues

The top polling Republican candidates were duking it out Thursday when they take the stage for the first debate of the 2016 campaign.

08/06/2015

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GOP Debate Lineup: Trump And Bush In, Fiorina And Perry Out

It’s the first really good news and really bad news for Republicans seeking the presidential nomination: Who’s in the first prime-time debate and who’s not.

08/05/2015

Donald Trump speaks to the press following a campaign rally on July 25, 2015 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

CBS News Poll: Trump Leads GOP Presidential Field

Twenty-four percent of Republican primary voters surveyed said they favor the real estate magnate and reality TV star in 2016.

08/04/2015

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)

Survey: Donald Trump Outpolls All GOP Candidates In NH Except Jeb Bush

According to a poll from the Suffolk University Political Research Center, 11 percent of GOP voters in New Hampshire support Trump, who finished second by just three points to the frontrunner, ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

06/24/2015

Business mogul Donald Trump gives a speech as he announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

Donald Trump: ‘I Am Officially Running For President’

Real estate mogul Donald Trump officially announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

06/16/2015

2016 Presidential Hopeful Marco Rubio (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rubio’s Climate Change Views Could Hurt 2016 Presidential Bid

The presidential hopeful has acknowledged that the climate is changing, but has expressed skepticism that it is being caused solely by humans.

04/14/2015

Thousands of people make their way down Boulevard Voltaire from Place de la Republique en route to Place de la Nation, following the recent terrorist attacks on January 11, 2015 in Paris. (credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

White House Regrets Failure To Send Top US Official To Paris Rally

As world leaders linked arms and marched in defiance of terror attacks in Paris, there was one glaring absence: a high-level representative from the United States.

01/12/2015

President Barack Obama announced a plan to normalize U.S.-Cuba relations on Wednesday, Dec. 17. (Credit: CBS2)

Pope Praises Diplomacy Of US-Cuba Accord

Pope Francis praised the “small steps” of diplomacy and peacemaking that brought about the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba, expressing joy over the outcome that he helped bring about.

12/18/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in for his second term on January 21, 2014 at the War Memorial in Trenton, New Jersey. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Poll: 41 Percent Of Republicans Don’t Want Christie To Run In 2016

The poll asked the public whether they would like to see some prospective contenders as well as other party leaders run for president in 2016.

02/26/2014

Hundreds attend the funeral of Sen. Frank Lautenberg on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Sen. Lautenberg Remembered As Man Who Used His Opportunities To Help Others

The liberal Democrat from New Jersey died Monday after suffering complications from viral pneumonia. At 89, he was the oldest member of the Senate and the last of 115 World War II veterans to serve there.

06/05/2013

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Opinion: ‘I’m Not A Scientist, Man’ And The GOP’s War On Reason

If Republicans, as a political party, continue this hostility toward science then they do not understand the driving force that science and innovation play in our economy. It also is another proof point in the case that Democrats made about Republican math not adding up.

11/20/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: 2012 Democratic National Convention: Superstar-less And On The Defensive

What a difference four horrendous years makes. Thinking back to the Democratic National Convention of 2008 and now seeing what’s going on in Charlotte, North Carolina this week at the Democratic National Convention of 2012 shows stark differences. The Democrats have no star power and pale in comparison to the Republicans’ star-packed convention in Tampa.

09/05/2012