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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

2016 President Campaign Hopeful Ted Cruz (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Climate Change Comments Make Him ‘Unfit’ For Presidency

It’s no surprise that many right wing conservatives have questioned the validity of climate change, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s position is no different.

03/24/2015

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Ted Cruz Announces Presidential Campaign

Sen. Ted Cruz showed he was a candidate in a hurry early Monday morning, announcing his presidential candidacy on Twitter just after midnight.

03/23/2015

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch testifies during a confirmation hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee January 28, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch Moves Closer To Confirmation

Senate Republicans demanded wholesale change at the Justice Department Thursday as they questioned whether President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, would provide it.

01/29/2015

A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in the window of the Hailey Paint and Supply store on Main Street June 1, 2014 in Hailey, Idaho. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Swap Of Captured American Soldier, Taliban Detainees Stirs Debate

The Obama administration is facing mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won freedom for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years in Taliban hands.

06/02/2014

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

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Oct. 15, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Senate Leaders Try To Broker Budget Deal After House Effort Collapses

Senate leaders have taken control of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial shutdown of the federal government.

10/15/2013