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  • Clinton, in an op-ed published by the Huffington Post, was critical of the "so-called revolving door" between government and Wall Street firms in particular, saying it erodes public trust "if a public servant's past and future are tied to the financial industry." "That's when people start worrying that the foxes are guarding the hen house," Clinton, the front-runner...

  • Democratic Party lags in money before presidential year Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 11:17 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor. Its $24 million debt from the 2012 presidential election, only recently paid down, has squeezed investments in the next White House race. The Republican National Committee, coming out of years in the red,...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- Jostling for position in the U.S. presidential race, candidates on Monday blamed Wall Street elites, the Federal Reserve, exposure to China, and President Barack Obama's spending policies for the market contagion from China's stock-market plunge. Because China's going bad it's going to bring us down, too, because we're so heavily coupled with...

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday staked out her opposition to Arctic oil exploration, putting her at odds with the Obama administration one day after it approved drilling off Alaska. "The Arctic is a unique treasure," Clinton said in a Twitter post. On Monday, the Obama administration gave Royal Dutch Shell PLC final approval to...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- Hillary Clinton has told the AFL-CIO she wants to improve Social Security benefits for women and lower-income seniors, offering a glimpse of the Democratic presidential front-runner's thinking on a topic she has rarely addressed on the campaign trail. In a questionnaire on labor issues from April that has not been made public, Clinton said she...

  • Clinton to propose $350B college affordability plan Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 6:35 AM ET
    Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    Hillary Clinton on Monday will unveil a $350 billion plan aimed at making college more affordable and reducing the crushing burden of student debt.

  • What Trump and Bush did wrong in the debate Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    Real estate tycoon Donald Trump (L) and former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) arrive on stage for the Republican presidential primary debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Trump made a big mistake in the GOP debate. And Bush? Mark Macias says he's seen stronger fights on "Gossip Girl." Here's what they did wrong.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 6- Democratic presidential candidates will hold the first of six primary debates on October 13 in Nevada, the party said on Thursday, setting out a debate calendar that rivals of frontrunner Hillary Clinton say is insufficient. Announcing the calendar on the day of the first Republican primary debate, the Democratic National Committee set the...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 6- Democratic candidates for the White House in 2016 will hold their first primary debate, hosted by CNN, in the swing state of Nevada on October 13, the party said on Thursday. Announcing the Democrats' debate calendar on the day the first Republican primary debate takes place, the Democratic National Committee also set five other Democratic...

  • How pols are targeting youth: Go 360 and Snapchat Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 2:10 PM ET
    Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks to guests at the Louisiana Rally with Bernie Sanders at Ponchartain Center on July 26, 2015 in Kenner, Louisiana.

    As presidential hopefuls aspire to win the approval of young voters, they’re turning to mobile video and virtual reality to get their message across.

  • Taxing Wall Street won't work. Here's why Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 3:17 PM ET
    Wall Street

    Free college tuition for all is an admirable goal, but taxing Wall Street for it won't work, says this HFT advocate.

  • What an anxious America tells us about 2016 election Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 10:56 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (C) walks out from among the pack of candidates mixing and mingling on stage, including U.S, Senator Lindsey Graham (L), Dr. Ben Carson (2nd L) and former New York Governor George Pataki (2nd R), after the conclusion of the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester, New Hampshire August 3, 2015.

    A new poll showing much pessimism explains why The Donald has caught fire and why Hillary is having so much trouble, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Uneven performances in Trump-less Republican forum Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 10:26 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidates: Jeb Bush (L), Chris Christie (C) and Lindsay Graham (R).

    Republican candidates found themselves Trump-less in a recent forum, delivering uneven performances, The New York Times reports.

  • Unhappy mood blankets 2016 campaign: Poll Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 6:33 PM ET
    Americans American flag

    The proportion of voters who think the country is headed in the wrong direction has risen to 65 percent, a NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll finds.

  • Vroom! Vroom! Scott Walker needs to suit up Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker rides a motorcycle near Boone, Iowa in June.

    Media consultant Mark Macias offers up his advice for what Scott Walker needs to do to get America's attention.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa, July 27- U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday described climate change as "one of most urgent threats of our time" and vowed to meet the challenge with a plan to generate enough clean energy to power every U.S. home by 2027.. Clinton promised to have more than half a billion solar panels installed nationwide within four years if she...

  • AMES, Iowa, July 26- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Sunday for a dramatic national shift to energy sources such as solar and wind, setting a goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every U.S. home within her first decade in office. "I want more wind, more solar, more advanced biofuels, more energy efficiency," Clinton...

  • WASHINGTON, July 26- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promised on Sunday to push for a dramatic increase in renewable power production, setting a goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every U.S. home within 10 years of taking office. Clinton will discuss the proposals during a campaign stop on Monday at an...

  • NEW YORK, July 25- In a possible setback for Hillary Clinton, the AFL-CIO's political committee has recommended the nation's largest labor union federation delay endorsing a candidate for the 2016 presidential race as it seeks to push her to be more supportive of its policies on issues such as trade and wages. The move highlights the pressures Clinton is facing...

  • Windfall: GOP candidates’ huge score already Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 11:57 AM ET
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

    There's now a clearer picture of which candidates are dominating in the money race, NBC News reports.