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NBC poll: Trump leads Walker, Bush

Eric Bradner, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:34pm

Businessman Donald Trump is still riding high in a new poll, just days ahead of the much anticipated first GOP presidential primary debate.

Attack targets Trump website, Gawker posts old cell number

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:31pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's corporate website was the target of a cyberattack Monday, the same day a celebrity gossip website published an old mobile telephone number for the billionaire businessman.

Mitt Romney helps Colbert in new show promo

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 10:19am

Stephen Colbert is taking over for the now-retired David Letterman later this year, and former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is helping him out with a show promotion.

The first GOP debate is Thursday: Here's what you need to know

Jeremy Diamond, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 9:16am

Republican primary voters will get more insight this week into the presidential candidates vying for their party's nomination as the contenders prepare to square off in the first primary debate.

Close aide to VP's late son joins Joe Biden 2016 super PAC

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 10:20pm

A top political aide to Vice President Joe Biden's late son joined the super PAC working to recruit the elder Biden to run for president on Sunday, lending the group newfound credibility in the midst of fresh signs the vice president's aides are taking a close look at a 2016 campaign.

Ex-Senate candidate: Board has ended probe of Facebook posts

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 3:31pm

A Kansas radiologist who lost a hard-fought primary battle to Republican Sen. Pat Roberts said Monday that the state's medical board has dropped an investigation into whether he violated patient privacy by posting X-ray images of severe medical injuries on Facebook.

GOP face off in early-state forum is also a debate preview

Kathleen Ronayne and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 3:21pm

The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faces off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for the first full-fledged debate of the primary season.

Jeb Bush unveils border security, immigration reform plan

Sergio Bustos and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 2:12pm

Jeb Bush outlined plans Monday to improve security of the nation's borders and enforcement of its existing immigration laws, calling both a requirement before any president could begin to address the status of the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally.

Christie stirs outrage of an old enemy, teachers unions

Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 12:21pm

More than any single Democrat, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's greatest rival has been the biggest teachers union in his home state.

Fattah vows re-election bid despite racketeering indictment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 12:11pm

U.S. Rep Chaka Fattah is vowing to run for re-election next year despite a federal racketeering indictment and says he expects to resume his leadership position on a powerful congressional committee by year's end.

Clinton's presidential campaign airs its first TV ads

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 9:10pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.