It's hard to say what about Donald Trump's popularity is more unlikely — that he was able to rise from outside the political establishment to lead the Republican Party, or that he has done so without losing his brashly uninformed and impatient persona.
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Jordanian immigrant Sirhan Sirhan might not have fired the shot that killed U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-New York) in a Los Angeles hotel on the night of the 1968 California presidential primary.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson called on fellow candidate Ted Cruz to fire whomever started a rumor in Iowa that the retired neurosurgeon was dropping out of the race for the nomination.
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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the crowded race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Friday after an abbreviated campaign that failed to generate enough early support to qualify for nationally televised debates.
Country singer Maggie Rose has been honored by the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) with a local 2013 Emmy nomination for the 56th Emmy awards.
Unless they're the incumbent President, or unless the incumbent President is serving his second term, winning the Iowa Caucuses usually means not winning the nomination, and always means losing the White House, history shows.
Speaking on CNN's 'State of the Union' on Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul differentiated his candidacy from that of his running mates and declared himself to be the 'flavor of the decade.'
John McCain appeared on the Tonight Show Tuesday night. Responding to questions from Jay Leno concerning the attacks on Sarah Palin by unnamed sources in the McCain campaign, McCain appeared to be damning Palin with little praise.
The actual ceremony may still be very much in doubt, thanks to the ongoing writers strike, but the nominations for the 80th annual Academy Awards are in. While not quite, “Round-up the usual subjects”, familiar names abound.
"In the murky world of Hillary Clinton's undeclared run for the White House, official denials and bland statements are ubiquitous." Last week her campaign moved rapidly into high gear, spurred into action by the meteoric rise of Barack Obama.
SHAKE: Hillary Clinton presses the flesh at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines in August 2015.
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CAMPAIGN: Retired Johns-Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a candidate for the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination, speaks at a campaign event in New Hampshire last summer.
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CARICATURES: The 2016 Republican Clown Car was adapted from a Creative Commons licensed photo of a 1952 Buick Riviera by Tony Hisgett and available from Wikimedia. Other caricatures adapted from photos in the public domain, licensed by Creative Commons or from the Library of Congress.