Politics

11:24am

Mon August 24, 2015
It's All Politics

Rand Paul's Political Insurance Policy Comes Through

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., waves to supporters as he arrives to speak at a rally at Arizona State University in May.
Ross D. Franklin AP

On Saturday, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul got his wish as the state Republican Party approved his push to hold a caucus instead of a presidential primary, allowing him to run concurrently for re-election to the Senate and for president. It's his political insurance policy.

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4:09am

Mon August 24, 2015
It's All Politics

Sanders' Presidential Campaign Could 'Bern Out' In The Palmetto State

Originally published on Tue August 25, 2015 8:51 pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at the South Carolina Democratic Party Convention in Columbia in April.
Win McNamee Getty Images

Over the weekend, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., was in the key early primary state of South Carolina. He's been drawing huge crowds around the country in his campaign for the Democratic nomination, but even if he succeeds elsewhere, South Carolina could be a big hurdle.

If Sanders has any hope of beating Hillary Clinton in South Carolina, he'll need black voters. They make up most of the state's Democratic base. But even in the predominantly African-American city of North Charleston, the crowd that showed up to see Sanders was mostly white.

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6:49pm

Sun August 23, 2015
The Two-Way

Sen. Harry Reid Announces He's Backing Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Mon August 24, 2015 9:51 am

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada announced Sunday he is supporting the president's Iran nuclear agreement.
Brett Carlsen AP

President Obama's campaign to win support for the nuclear deal with Iran got a forceful boost Sunday when Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada announced his endorsement. Reid, the Senate's top Democrat, says he will "do everything in [his] power" to make sure the deal stands.

Reid's backing adds even more weight to a groundswell of support building on Capitol Hill for the deal between the U.S., Iran and five other nations.

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4:08pm

Sun August 23, 2015
Politics

On Babies And Birthright, Rhetoric Outpaces Reality

Originally published on Mon August 24, 2015 2:06 pm

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9:08am

Sun August 23, 2015
It's All Politics

In South Carolina, Sanders Discusses Race, Courts Black Voters

Originally published on Sun August 23, 2015 9:22 am

Sen. Bernie Sanders drew big crowds again this weekend, but they may not be the right kind of crowd if he hopes to win South Carolina's primary. The Independent senator from Vermont is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, and he'll need black voters to win in the early-voting state.

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