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John Solomon

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Donald Trump (left) and Ted Cruz react during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Venetian Hotel & Casino on Tuesday in Las Vegas. (Associated Press)

Republican debate winners and losers

The fifth Republican presidential debate Tuesday night displayed the undeniable impact of the Paris and San Bernardino attacks, with a heavy focus on terrorism that played to the strengths of a handful of candidates. And the Las Vegas venue produced some clear winners before Americans ease into the holiday celebrations. Published December 15, 2015

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., accompanied by the Senate Democratic leadership, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Harry Reid pressed in Utah pay-to-play probe

A Utah state prosecutor who has been investigating allegations of wrongdoing against Harry Reid for more than a year on Wednesday night challenged the Senate minority leader to voluntarily provide evidence to clear his name. Published November 18, 2015

Officials familiar with the bureau's preparations, speaking only on condition of anonymity, said Director James Comey has put a brave public face on the bureau's fight against ISIS that masks significant tensions behind the scenes with the Obama administration. (Associated Press)

FBI braces for ISIS holiday terror attacks

FBI officials on the front lines of the war on terrorism see a new round of threats rising and worry they don't have all the tools to cope. Published November 17, 2015

John Kasich has made his record of balancing the federal budgets when he was a congressman and of balancing the budget in Ohio the cornerstone of his campaign. He has promised to do it again if elected president and to do it in eight years. (Associated Press)

John Kasich wants new tax system for offshore businesses, smaller government

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, fighting to rise in the Republican presidential race, says he would allow U.S. companies to repatriate without penalty trillions of dollars they have earned and kept offshore and then create a new system ensuring Americans aren't double-taxed on foreign profits. Published November 1, 2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton personally signed the controversial deal in 2012 that let her top aide Huma Abedin simultaneously work for the State Department and a private New York firm with deep ties to the Clinton family, according to records made public Thursday. (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton signed deal that let Huma Abedin double dip on salaries

Hillary Rodham Clinton personally signed the controversial deal in 2012 that let her top aide Huma Abedin simultaneously work for the State Department and a private New York firm with deep ties to the Clinton family, according to records made public Thursday. Published September 24, 2015

Carly Fiorina's calm and firm grasp of policy, her coy counterattacks on Donald Trump and her forceful presentation of specific ideas made a clear case she belongs on the main stage going forward. (Associated Press)

Republican debate winners and losers

With Ronald Reagan's library serving as a hallowed backdrop, the second Republican presidential debate Wednesday night produced plenty of sharp exchanges, clear policy solutions and some clear winners and losers. Published September 16, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton (Associated Press) **FILE**

Hillary Clinton emails compromised spy satellite data on North Korean nukes

One of the most serious potential breaches of national security identified so far by the intelligence community inside Hillary Rodham Clinton's private emails involves the relaying of classified information concerning the movement of North Korean nuclear assets, which was obtained from spy satellites. Published September 1, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made clear that he plans to distinguish himself in a crowded field of 15 to 17 candidates by embracing conservative policy prescriptions, regardless of their perceived popularity in the media and polls. (Associated Press)

Scott Walker vows to turn back clock on taxes to Reagan era

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: Jumping into a crowded 2016 presidential field, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker vowed Monday to return federal tax rates to their levels under Ronald Reagan, eliminate the sequester cuts restraining Pentagon spending and tackle federal budget deficits by reforming entitlement programs and returning money and power to the states. Published July 13, 2015

Ben Carson plans to assemble an all-star team of corporate and economic experts after his announcement Monday to help him devise specific, detailed, goal-oriented plans to reshape and resize government, trim costs and create a more fair tax system. (Associated Press)

Ben Carson launches 2016 White House bid

Ben Carson, the pediatric neurosurgeon turned political sensation, will formally launch his improbable bid for the Republican presidential nomination Monday from the same streets of Detroit where his rags-to-riches story began six decades ago as a black child raised by a single mother in poverty. Published May 3, 2015

Mario Cuomo, whose son Andrew is New York's reigning governor, rose to national prominence in 1984 with his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention assailing Ronald Reagan. (Associated Press)

Mario Cuomo, former New York governor, dies at 82

Mario Cuomo, the golden-tongued son of Italian immigrants who rode his liberal views and hard-nosed political acumen to the pinnacle of Democratic politics as New York's governor but repeatedly shunned a run for the White House, died Thursday at the age of 82. Published January 1, 2015

Paul Ryan debates with Rob Zerban at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis., on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/The Kenosha News, Sean Krajacic)

Paul Ryan: Voters reject ‘incompetence of big government’

Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican nominee for vice president in 2012, said the GOP gains in Tuesday's election were fueled by voters finally experiencing the inability of a big federal government to deliver on President Obama's promises. Published November 4, 2014