• Marco Rubio: We Sometimes Respond To Trump Just To “Watch Him Blow Up”

    "...from time to time, you know, we’ll respond because it’s fun to watch him blow up even more.”

  • Black Lives Matter Activists Will Press Hillary Clinton On Criminal Justice Issues

    For weeks, Black Lives Matter activists have been preparing for their meeting with Hillary Clinton on Friday, where they say they will press the Democratic presidential candidate on criminal justice and racial issues.

  • Ben Carson: Racism In United States Is "Mostly With The Progressive Movement"

    "...because of the color of my pigment, they decide that there's a certain way that I'm supposed to think. And if I don't think that way, I'm an Uncle Tom and they heap all kinds of hatred on you. That, to me, is racism."

  • What Happened When Virginia Executed Alfredo Prieto

    The commonwealth of Virginia executed serial killer Alfredo Prieto a little past 9 p.m. Oct. 1 — while he still had a request to put his execution on hold pending at the Supreme Court.

  • DeRay Mckesson's Yale Students: Rand Paul Was Wrong About The Class

    The Republican candidate for president criticized the Campaign Zero activist DeRay Mckesson’s Yale course on leadership in the Black Lives Matter movement (and an essay on looting that was featured in it).

  • Hillary Clinton Interrupted By Immigration Protester Over Private Prison Donations

    "It is time to drop the prison money and stand with our community — you can't have it both ways."

  • Ben Carson: "Sacrifice" Of Those In Oregon May "Trigger An Appropriate Response The Next Time"

    Carson invoked the passengers of Flight 93 to illustrate his point about fighting back against attackers.

  • Did The Trump Campaign Make A "Mysterious" Site Attacking Rubio (And Violate FEC Rules)?

    Based on a search Wednesday night, the first person to link to the website — rubioamnestyplan.com — was a Trump campaign adviser. The Trump campaign didn’t return a request for comment about whether they created the site.

  • In Total Chaos, Some House Republicans Rallying Around The Idea Of A "Caretaker" Speaker

    Reps. John Kline, Hal Rogers, and Candice Miller, among others, are being floated for a short-term role to replace John Boehner through 2016, in the wake of Kevin McCarthy's move to drop out.

  • Ben Carson's Favorite Movie Is "True Lies"

    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson spoke briefly with BuzzFeed News on Wednesday.

  • Hillary Clinton Takes On Hedge Funds, High-Frequency Traders

    Clinton's plan to rein in modern Wall Street: taxing high-frequency trading, closing a loophole in the "Volcker rule," regulating risk across banks and hedge funds. "I’m going to go after what I think are the real problems, not the problems of the past."

  • Texas Hands Down Its First Death Sentence Of 2015

    Although Texas is the most active death penalty state in the country, the state had not sentenced anyone to death in 2015 — until this week. The 22-year-old sentenced to death on Oct. 7 said he fatally shot a man because of his "killer instinct."

  • Oklahoma Used Wrong Execution Drug In January, Autopsy Report Shows

    The state called off an execution last week after discovering it had obtained the wrong drug. But according to an autopsy report the state already used the incorrect drug in a previous execution.

  • Whoa: Kevin McCarthy Drops Out Of House Speaker Race

    The California Republican dropped out of the race to be the next speaker in a seismic move for Republicans in Washington.

  • Ben Carson Responds To Tabloid Report Claiming He Left A Sponge In A Person's Brain

    "Generally speaking there is no one who does the number of operations that I did who aren't going to find some people who are going to be disgruntled".

  • Huckabee Says He Didn't Name Shooters Or Terrorists On His Show -- Except He Did

    "On my television program on Fox, I refused ever to give the names of terrorists who blew up a lot of people or shot a lot of people because I feel like that we play to their desires when we put their faces and names up on the screen and make celebrities out of them."

  • Marco Rubio: I Believe Women Have Right To Choose With Their Body, But Not Abortion

    "...as policymakers we have to choose between two competing rights, and I've chosen as a matter of principle to choose life in that debate."

  • Lindsey Graham Defends Vote Against Sandy Aid: "It Was A Pork-Fest"

    "The reason I voted against the $60 billion package was because it was full of stuff unrelated to Hurricane Sandy," he added. "I'm not going to ask people to help South Carolina in that fashion."

  • Bernie Sanders Adviser: I Wish Clinton Opposed Trade Deal "When It Mattered"

    Sander's policy director tells BuzzFeed News, "I wish all the candidates were as forceful as Sen. Sanders was in opposition to TPP when it mattered."

  • Hillary Clinton On Trade Deal: "I Am Not In Favor Of What I Have Learned About It"

    The former secretary of state broke with the Obama administration on the Trans-Pacific Partnership in an interview with PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff.

  • The Stage Is Set For The Planned Parenthood Political Debate To Keep Going Into 2016

    From investigations to attack ads, Democrats and Republicans on the Hill — and beyond — are making the kinds of moves that ensure the nation’s largest abortion provider will be a point of contention into 2016.

  • Joe Biden's Long History Of Fighting To Put More Cops On The Street

    The vice president has long said that putting more police on the streets is the best way to fight crime.

  • Mike Huckabee's 1998 Book Is Full Of Fake Quotes From America's Founders

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary to make sure the sources in your book are not an Internet quotations page.

  • Democrats Are Quick To Politicize Shootings And Talk About Gun Control Again

    Activists and Democrats attribute the shift to a hard-charging president, a powerful new infrastructure of gun control advocates, and a handful of gubernatorial victories — all of which have helped to end Democratic caution about guns.

  • Conservatives In Washington Still Aren't United Behind A Boehner Replacement

    The three candidates made their pitches to the assembled caucuses on Tuesday night in D.C. Asked if conservatives would be able to vote as a bloc, Rep. Steve King of Iowa replied, "I think that's going to be difficult. I don't know if unity will be there."

  • With Presidential Decision Looming, Joe Biden Makes Surprise Appearance At Latino Group's Fundraiser

    Biden showed up to support California's Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who he has done events for before. But Latino donors are also a group he would need if he decides to run for president.

  • New York Democrat Proposes Abolishing The Benghazi Select Committee

    Rep. Louise Slaughter's amendment is expected to fail.

  • Montana Judge Prohibits State From Using Execution Drug

    A Montana judge says the state's attempt to use pentobarbital as a lethal injection drug is prohibited by the state law, written with another drug in mind, that requires it to use an "ultra-fast acting barbiturate."

  • Martin O'Malley: Sanders Doesn't Think We Should Have "Common Sense Gun Safety Requirements"

    "I think his opinions and his position on this are different than the mainstream of the Democratic Party..."