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Will There Be a Contested Convention?

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Despite a sizable lead by GOP front-runner Donald Trump, debates about whether there will there be a contested convention continue to gather steam.

Here's what you need to know about the possibility of a contested convention in 2016...

How Super PACs Are Being Used to Influence Republican Delegates

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Super PACs are in the media spotlight again for tampering with our nation's electoral process.

This time, they're trying to influence the votes of Republican delegates when they become unbound in a contested convention.

Here's what this means, and why it matters for the Republican candidates...

[INFOGRAPHIC] Political Contributions by Candidate in Election 2016


Explore political contributions by candidate in our interactive infographic illustrating the 2016 presidential election.

Some of these numbers may surprise you...

Dark Money Part 1: The Rise of Super PACs

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Super PACs and dark money organizations have incredible sway over American election cycles. But it wasn't always that way.

It all started in 2010 with this landmark court case that changed the face of American politics...

Dark Money Part 2: The Karl Rove Machination

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Dark money nonprofits have incredible sway over American election cycles. They're hard to trace, and donors can give to them confidentially.

Karl Rove, a Republican strategist, has taken the power of these political nonprofits to new extremes...

The Hillary Clinton FBI Probe Is Almost Over

Hillary Clinton FBI Probe

The Hillary Clinton FBI probe has reached a new phase - one that signals the investigation is finally coming to an end.

But that doesn't mean Hillary is out of the woods.

Here's the FBI's next phase for Clinton and her aides...

China Is Killing the U.S. on Trade


Donald Trump is right about one thing: China is killing the U.S. on trade.

In fact, there's a hundred-billion-dollar gap between the States and the Red Dragon when it comes to exports and imports.

Here's a detailed look at the massive imbalance and its origin...

Man Fails to Buy $60K BMW with Food Stamps, Returns to Steal Car

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A Florida man tried to buy a $60,000 BMW X-6 SUV with his Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and credit card on Thursday. The auto dealership in Pompano Beach "declined 36-year-old Nicholas Jackson's business" when he offered to pay with food stamps, according to the Martin County Sherriff's Office police report.

Jackson returned the next day and took the car, plus 60 sets of keys. He was apprehended 70 miles north, where authorities say he drove until the car ran out of gas.

Misuse of food stamps has become a heated issue as we near the 2016 presidential election. FOX Business' "Varney & Co." highlighted Jackson's case this morning, and Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald weighed in...

Will Super Tuesday 2016 Decide the Nomination?


On Super Tuesday 2016, 12 states and one U.S. territory will hold their primary elections at the same time in what amounts to a nationwide electoral frenzy.

That single day, the greatest amount of delegates a candidate can win in the election cycle is up for grabs.

Watch the following video for Super Tuesday 2016 essentials - why Super Tuesday is predictive of who will be our presidential nominee, the states involved this year, the candidates, and more...

[VIDEO] Hillary Clinton-Goldman Sachs Ties Summed Up Here Perfectly


The Hillary Clinton-Goldman Sachs relationship is closer than it should be, according to many voters...

The former Secretary of State has accepted Wall Street’s campaign donations and fees for speeches – according to CNN Money on Oct. 13, 2015, Clinton made $3.15 million in 2013 alone from speaking to Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Goldman Sachs, and other firms. Meanwhile, U.S. investors want a president who can put an end to Wall Street’s constant market-rigging – not accept its support.

One little gem of a line delivered by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and directed at Clinton’s Wall Street ties made waves in the Democratic debate on Jan. 17. His apt way of describing this relationship has reverberated across the Internet since Sunday, in this viral clip...

3 Election 2016 News Updates as Iowa Primary Approaches

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The Election 2016 presidential candidates prepare for the first primary in Iowa on Feb. 1.

Today, in this latest bit of election 2016 news, we look at three things that will shape candidates’ outcomes in the early-voting state.

Find out whether these things will make or break the candidates…

Mainstream Media Takes Trump's Wage Comments Conveniently Out of Context


GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump's wage comments have long been taken out of context, especially by the mainstream media.

Yesterday, the billionaire businessman and Republican favorite took to Twitter to set the record straight.

Here's what he really thinks about salaries in the U.S...

[VIDEO] Is Donald Trump the President America Deserves?

Today's Election 2016 news sees Trump is scaling up his attacks against Clinton - just over one month before the first presidential primary in Iowa on Feb. 1...

Reality TV show host and tabloid favorite Donald Trump is a presidential candidate whose time has come.

America's obsession with celebrities, wealth, success, popularity, and social media all come together in the Donald Trump candidacy in the 2016 presidential election.

Watch the video to see why Trump is in the right place at the right time to make this run for the White House...

Today's Top Election 2016 News Looks at Trump's Personal Attacks on Clinton

Today's Election 2016 news sees Trump is scaling up his attacks against Clinton - just over one month before the first presidential primary in Iowa on Feb. 1...

Today's Election 2016 news sees Donald Trump is scaling up his attacks against Hillary Clinton - just over one month before the first presidential primary in Iowa on Feb. 1...

With strong national polling numbers, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is confident of his lead within his own party.

Check out what Trump is up to now...