Ben Jacobs

Could the Democrats Flip One of the Reddest Seats in the Senate?

In one of the strangest political developments of a strange political year, Democrats may have a shot at winning a Senate seat in Alabama, one of the most conservative states in the country.

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Kim Jong-un, the NFL and 'Screaming at Senators': Trump's Strange Night in Alabama

Donald Trump gave one of his signature stream of consciousness speeches in Hunstville on Friday night as he tried to get out the vote for embattled Alabama Republican senator Luther Strange.

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How Comey Became Tangled in the U.S. Election - and Why It Led to His Downfall

FBI director James Comey loomed over the presidential election as a highly contentious figure, an extraordinary predicament as the sitting director of the nation’s top law enforcement agency.

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Washington Officials Say They've Never Seen Anything Like the Chaos and Ineptitude of Trump's White House

When press officers at the White House glance up from their desks, they are constantly reminded of their boss’s big day. On the wall, in thick dark frames, are photos: Donald Trump taking the oath of office, giving a thumbs up at his inaugural address, bidding farewell to Barack Obama, waving to the crowd during his inaugural parade, dancing with his wife at an inaugural ball.

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Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General Despite Controversies

A closely divided Senate confirmed the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be attorney general on Wednesday after a historically tumultuous confirmation process that saw the senator from Alabama come under fire for his views on race and civil rights.

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Trump Approvingly Recounts Urban Legend of US General Who Had Muslims Shot With Bullets Dipped in Pig's Blood

In his final campaign rally before the South Carolina primary, Donald Trump repeated an urban legend about John Pershing, the commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, committing war crimes while serving in the Philippines. Trump seemed to endorse these actions as well. 

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Bad Blood Between Jeb and Trump Erupts at GOP Debate

The rancour between Donald Trump and Jeb Bush exploded on the debate stage on Saturday, as the two traded insults over the legacy of George W Bush’s fateful decision to invade Iraq.

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Found Dead at West Texas Ranch

The supreme court justice Antonin Scalia has died. He was 79.

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Donald Trump Sweeps to Victory in New Hampshire Primary

Donald Trump, once an object of mockery and scorn by many in the political establishment, has won the New Hampshire Republican primary.

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Trump Repeats Crowd Member's 'Pussy' Insult as New Hampshire Votes

Donald Trump used his final rally before Tuesday’s New Hampshire presidential primary to sling a litany of insults at his rivals, raising eyebrows when he repeated an offensive remark from a member in the crowd who shouted that Ted Cruz’s position on waterboarding made him “a pussy”.

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'Marcobot' Meltdown: Marco Rubio's Broken Record Blunder Costs Him Big-Time at New Hampshire Debate

Marco Rubio found himself stuck on repeat while fending off debate attacks from his Republican rivals on Saturday night, stumbling in his effort to claim the mantle of establishment presidential alternative ahead of New Hampshire’s crucial primary. 

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Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump for Republican Presidential Nomination

Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump for president on Tuesday, becoming the first current or former statewide elected official in the US to back the real estate mogul for the White House.

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How the Iowa Caucuses Work: A Confusing Election Process Explained

The Iowa caucuses are perhaps the most important yet mysterious contest in American politics. The concept of an election is familiar to everyone – but by its very name, a caucus sounds different and archaic. However, give or take a few wrinkles, the Iowa caucuses are simply another election, held on a cold winter’s night in the Hawkeye state. But those wrinkles do matter quite a bit.

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Harvard Law Professor: Ted Cruz’s Eligibility to Be President Is ‘Murky and Unsettled’

The legal and constitutional issues around qualification for the presidency on grounds of US citizenship are “murky and unsettled”, according to the scholar cited by Donald Trump in his recent attacks on Ted Cruz .

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Ted Cruz Takes Clear Lead Over Donald Trump In Iowa Republican Poll

A new poll released on Saturday showed Ted Cruz taking a potentially decisive lead in the Republican field in Iowa. 

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Who – If Anybody – Is Advising Donald Trump?

When Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner in the race for the White House, dropped his A-bomb on the presidential contest last week by calling for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States”, there is little doubt that he knew what he was doing.

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Republicans Line Up to Crush Gun Control Efforts in Wake of San Bernardino

A day after 14 people were killed in the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, all four Republican presidential candidates in the US Senate – Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio – opposed a measure that would introduce tighter gun laws.

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Can Anyone Stop Donald Trump?

triding on stage to the triumphant strains of Nessun Dorma, Donald Trump has a surprisingly humble confession to make for someone defying all the laws of political gravity.

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Sanders Blasts Clinton's Record, Pledges "I Will Govern Based on Principle Not Poll Numbers”

The Democratic presidential primary truly began on Saturday night. The vanity candidates had dropped out and the three remaining candidates took the stage at the Iowa Democratic party’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner, eager to impress 6,000 voters at Hy-Vee Hall in downtown Des Moines.

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'The Goal Is to Be the Winner': Donald Trump's Campaign Is for Real

Donald Trump is quietly transforming his made-for-TV rallies across the US into a disruptive coalition of actual voters that could sustain his outsider run for the White House, an intimate review of his campaign infrastructure can reveal.

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Trump Calls Mass Shooters 'Geniuses in a Certain Way'

Three days after a gunman killed nine people at an Oregon community college and then shot himself dead, the Republican presidential frontrunner, Donald Trump, seemed to accept the inevitability of mass shootings in the US.

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WATCH: Donald Trump Booed by Conservative Crowd for First Time in His Campaign

For the first time since running for president, Donald Trump got booed on Friday among a crowd of staunch conservatives.

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The 2016 Presidential Election Is Getting Pretty Surreal

The 2016 presidential election is shaping up to be the most surreal political contest in modern American history. 

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Donald Trump and the 'War on Women': GOP Confident Mogul Will Lose the Battle

It has been a dizzying few days for Donald Trump. But as the dust swirls from his latest provocation – a controversial remark about Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly – the party that has until now begrudgingly tolerated him has shown itself ready to cut him loose.

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Donald Trump Banned From Major Event Over Menstruation Jibe at Megyn Kelly

Donald Trump has been officially banned from one of the biggest gatherings of conservative activists after implying he received hostile questioning during the first Republican presidential debate because the television moderator was menstruating.

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'Grassroots Movement Working': Bernie Sanders Gains on the Clinton Machine

What began as a progressive pipe dream – that a rabble-rousing senator from the nation’s second least populous state could wrest the Democratic presidential nomination from one of the most well-known politicians in recent history – is starting to seem plausible.

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Baltimore Brings In National Guard After Clashes Between Protestors and Police

Troops from the US national guard began rolling into Baltimore in armored vehicles after violent clashes, looting and fires led city authorities to declare a week-long curfew banning people from the streets at night.

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US Unveils New Rules to Govern Fracking on Federal Lands

The first major federal regulations on hydraulic fracking were released on Friday by the US Department of Interior.

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