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Donald Trump
Trump Wins

Trump Takes New Hampshire, After Iowa Loss

Donald Trump nailed down a decisive first victory in New Hampshire's presidential primary Tuesday, showing his unorthodox campaign can translate the large crowds at his rambunctious rallies into the votes that determine delegates. Ohio Gov. John Kasich placed second
Bernie Sanders

Sanders surpasses Clinton in NH primary with wide support

Sen. Bernie Sanders won a decisive victory over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic primary Tuesday, propelled by support from a wide network of men, women, young people and independent voters. Sanders was buoyed by near-record turnout and a

The Latest New Hampshire Results

GOP Debate

Debate: GOP Candidates Say No Court Nominee for Obama

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WBEN/AP) -- Republican White House hopefuls called for President Barack Obama to step aside and allow his successor to nominate the next Supreme Court justice, as they opened a debate jolted by Saturday's death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.
Marco Rubio

GOP Debate LIVE on WBEN as Rubio Faces Pressure

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WBEN/AP) -- Marco Rubio enters Saturday night's Republican presidential debate facing immense pressure to right his campaign after faltering badly in the last contest and finishing a disappointing fifth in New Hampshire.

GOP Debate LIVE 9pm Saturday on WBEN!

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton

Debate: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Face-Off

MILWAUKEE (WBEN/AP) -- Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled over the price tag and practicality of his plans for expanded government programs in Thursday night's Democratic debate, with Clinton accusing her rival of making promises "that cannot be kept."
Donald Trump
South Carolina

Trump, Clinton Have the Edge Heading into South Carolina

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the presidential primaries head to South Carolina, which candidates are in command of their respective parties?
Carly Fiorina
Dropping Out

Carly Fiorina Ends 2016 Republican Bid for President

DES MOINES (AP) -- Former technology executive Carly Fiorina exited the 2016 Republican presidential race Wednesday, after winning praise for her debate prowess but struggling to build a winning coalition in a crowded GOP field.
Donald Trump

Analysis: Trump Proves GOP Establishment Can't Stop Him

CONCORD, N.H. (WBEN/AP) -- The current and former chiefs of the state Republican Party condemned him. New Hampshire's only two Republican members of Congress refused to endorse him. The conservative owner of the state's largest newspaper called him "a con man" on the front page.


 Shortly after the votes were counted, winning and losing candidates across New Hampshire gathered to address their supporters.  Click on  each candidate's name below to hear their speech   DONALD TRUMP   JOHN K

PHOTOS: The New Hampshire Primary Campaign

  Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump takes the stage to speak to supporters during a primary night rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)   Dem

The Delegate Tracker: Who's Ahead After the Primaries

GOP Debate

Rubio and Cruz face Attacks in GOP Debate

MANCHESTER, N.H. (WBEN/AP) -- Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, first-term senators on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican debate, with rivals challenging Cruz's controversial campaign tactics and Rubio's readiness to be president.
Donald Trump

Spotlight: Trump Returns to Debate Stage

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (WBEN/AP) -- An aggrieved Donald Trump returns to the debate stage Saturday night hoping to find his way into the winner's circle in New Hampshire, while a rising Marco Rubio looks to fend off an onslaught of attacks from his rivals.
Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton
Dems Debate

Clinton or Sanders? Who Won The Debate?

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled again and again during their first one-on-one debate of the 2016 race, battling over Wall Street and more
Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton
Debate Preview

Clinton and Sanders Duke it Out Before New Hampshire

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- The final face-to-face meeting between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders before the nation's first presidential primary is all about finding a breakout moment.
Donald Trump
Wants Do-Over

Trump Calls for Iowa Election Do-Over

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is accusing rival Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucuses and is demanding a do-over.
Rick Santorum
Dropping Out

Report: Rick Santorum to Quit Presidential Race

(CBS) Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will be dropping out of the Republican presidential race to the White House, according to a CNN report.

Rand Paul, Kelley Paul
Paul Out

Rand Paul Exits GOP Presidential Race

- Republican Sen. Rand Paul is dropping his 2016 campaign for president, after gathering 5 percent of the vote in Iowa's caucuses Monday night.
Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton
Wins Iowa

Clinton Takes Iowa, Beating Back Sanders' Strong Challenge

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Hillary Clinton has narrowly won the Democratic caucuses in Iowa, outpacing a surprisingly strong challenge from Bernie Sanders to claim the first victory in the 2016 race for president.

Donald Trump

VIDEO: See Trump's Concession Speech

Donald Trump said he was "honored" by his second place in the Iowa caucuses Monday night, with Ted Cruz as the projected winner and Marco Rubio in third place.  WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
Bernie Sanders

Iowa Analysis: Turnout, Hype & More

Donald Trump failed to live up to his own hype. A late surge from Marco Rubio may wind up  as the biggest surprise of the Iowa caucuses. Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tied.

INSIDE: A Bryski- Hardwick Roundtable   and more.
Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton
Clinton Ahead

Clinton Camp Declares Victory Despite Democratic Dead Heat

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign declared victory in the Iowa caucuses over Bernie Sanders on Monday night, even as the results were still being tallied and with  numbers that reflect a basically dead heat. A statement from the party's
After Iowa

Cruz, Rubio Buoyant After Iowa

MANCHESTER, N.H. (WBEN/AP) -- A victorious Ted Cruz and buoyant Marco Rubio emerged from Iowa with compelling claims to the outsider and mainstream mantles in the fractured Republican primary, as the presidential race shifted overnight to New Hampshire. Democrats were girding for a protracted slugfest between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, locked in a virtual tie.

The Latest Results

Ted Cruz
Cruz Wins

Ted Cruz Rallies to Victory in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (WBEN/AP) -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were deadlocked in a tight race.
Donald Trump
Voting Day

The Iowa Push: Trump And Cruz; Clinton & Sanders

(AP) In a high-stakes test of enthusiasm versus organization, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders hope to ride voter energy into victories in Monday's Iowa caucuses, as Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton bank on sophisticated get-out-the vot
Donald Trump
IOWA photos

PICTURES: A weekend of Rallies, Before A Night Of Voting

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to ride voter energy into victories in Monday's Iowa caucuses, as Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton bank on sophisticated get-out-the vote operations. And no candidate was absent in the state this weekend, for a series

Three Big Factors In Iowa: Turnout, History and Even Weather

One question the polls or the crowds or the pundits can't fully answer is just how many people will show up Monday? And what will the numbers mean? Here are some factors to consider:
Hillary Clinton
Caucus Time

It's ALMOST Caucus Time in Iowa!

MANCHESTER, Iowa (WBEN/AP) -- The 2016 presidential contenders are begging their Iowa supporters to get to the caucuses Monday and Donald Trump, true to form, is in-your-face about it.
Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush

Trump-Less Debate Draws Poor Ratings

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- The seventh Republican presidential debate - and the first one without drawing card Donald Trump - was seen by 12.5 million viewers on Fox News Channel.
Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich
GOP Night

Trump and "The Rest" Compete in Separate Events

Des Moines, Iowa (WBEN/AP) - In two separate and highly touted political events, Donald Trump and the rest of the Republican Presidential panel of candidates made their case Thursday night.  Trump opted out of the GOP debate on Fox News and held his own event while the remaining GOP candidates squared off in debate.
Donald Trump
Debate Flap

Trump to Compete with GOP Debate

DES MOINES, Iowa (WBEN/AP) -- Republican presidential candidates take the debate stage Thursday night absent their front-runner, Donald Trump, who will instead seek to starve his rivals of attention at a critical juncture in the campaign by holding a competing event of his own.
Donald Trump

ANALYSIS: There or Not, Trump Rules Debate

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (WBEN/AP) -- Once again, Donald Trump steals the show.

The billionaire Republican's decision to tangle with Fox News and skip the final presidential debate before Iowa's kickoff caucuses all but ensures that he - and he alone - will dominate the conversation in the closing moments of campaigning in 2016's leadoff state.

Iowa Caucuses as Different As it Gets from NY Primary

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Chances are you've never been to Iowa to witness the presidential caucuses. A political reporter was there in 2008, and says it's much different than anything you've previously seen.
Donald Trump
Won't Debate

Trump Bows Out of Fox News Debate

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (WBEN/AP) -- Republican Donald Trump on Tuesday bowed out of the final Republican presidential debate before the leadoff Iowa caucuses, saying Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly is "a lightweight."
Sarah Palin
GOP Split

In Depth: Palin Underscores GOP Split

DES MOINES, Iowa (WBEN/AP) -- If the Republican Party is on the verge of an implosion, Sarah Palin may have been the one who lit the fuse.
Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton

Sharp Exchanges in Democratic Debate

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders jumped headlong into Sunday's presidential debate by quickly tangling over who's tougher on gun control and sketching differing visions for the future of health care in America.

Donald Trump

Boos for Donald Trump as Cruz Battle Wages On

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump ran afoul of some conservative activists Saturday with an attack on Republican presidential rival Ted Cruz for his failure to disclose certain bank loans during his 2012 Senate bid.

New York Backlash to Ted Cruz Comments

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- When Ted Cruz sneered at what he called Donald Trump's "New York values," some New Yorkers took it very personally. And some responded about the way you'd expect New Yorkers to react.
GOP Debate

Trump and Cruz Go Head to Head in GOP Debate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump doubled down Thursday on his questions about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's eligibility to serve as president, telling his rival his birth in Canada leaves "a big question mark on your head."
Bernie Sanders
Voting Soon

Presidential race heats up as Iowa leadoff caucuses approach

It's been a year of town halls and weekend forums and lunchtime meet-and-greets for those who would be president. And it's starting to come to a head in Iowa, with voting in three weeks.

ALSO INSIDE:  Brokered conventions?
Donald Trump

Trump: I have a very big lead and I intend to keep it

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is serving notice on his GOP White House rivals that "I have a very big lead and I intend to keep it."
Donald Trump

Politics: Trump Relying On & Controlling Free Coverage

NEWARK, N.J. (WBEN/AP) -- Nobody understands the power of the media on public perception quite like Donald Trump. The former reality television star and tabloid king, who has relied on free news coverage and social media to power his presidential campaign, is uniquely obsessed with how the news media portray his events.
Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, Joh

AUDIO: Hear the Debate, WBEN Post Debate Show and Early News Analysis

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - After the GOP Presidential candidates debated for the last time in 2015, WBEN was on the air with FULL LIVE coverage and analysis afterwards with political strategist Michael Caputo.

John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Jeb
Cruz-Rubio Spar

Cruz and Rubio Spar in GOP Debate

LAS VEGAS (WBEN/AP) -- In a presidential race reshaped by national security concerns, Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio clashed over U.S. military intervention and government spying on Americans' communications Tuesday night, as front-runner Donald Trump defended his provocative call for banning Muslims from the United States.
Donald Trump
Muslim Ban

Donald Trump Defends Muslim Ban in GOP Debate

LAS VEGAS (WBEN/AP) -- Republican front-runner Donald Trump defended his provocative call for banning Muslims from the United States in Tuesday night's presidential debate as the candidates pushed their own plans for fighting Islamic State militants. Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz clashed over government access to Americans' communications.
Donald Trump, Jeb Bush
Debate Night

GOP Candidates Debate, with a lot at stake for each

Nine Republicans hopefuls meet Tuesday in the next prime-time presidential debate, with a familiar slate of candidates looking to wrangle over what to do about the threat of extremist groups and who has the right temperament and judgment to lead the nation.
Chris Christie

Chris Christie Leaves The Kids' Table; Rejoins Big Debate

(AP) CNN says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will join eight other candidates on the prime-time Republican presidential debate stage on Tuesday. The cable news network announced the lineup Sunday. Christie had been dropped from the main-stage lineup
Bernie Sanders, Hillary Rodham Clinton

Paris Attacks Center Stage at Democratic Debate

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- With the country still reeling from deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, Hillary Rodham Clinton cast herself as America's strongest leader in a scary world, even as she found herself forced to defend her own role during the rise of the Islamic State militants.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Still Hillary

Poll: Hillary Clinton maintains lead among Democrats

(WBEN)  Just days before the Democratic candidates face off in their second debate, Hillary Clinton enjoys a wide lead in the race for the Democratic nomination nationally.  Fifty-two percent of Democratic primary voters support her, followed by Bernie Sanders with 33 percent. 
Donald Trump, Ben Carson
Debate Pics

PHOTOS: At the Milwaukee GOP Debate selection of photos on stage and behind the scenes at the fourth Republican Presidential candidates debate Tuesday.

Analysis from SUNY Buffalo State's Bruce Bryski with John & Susan


Live From Milwaukee on the morning after....

HEAR John & Susan With Micheal Caputo

WATCH Highlights from Fox Business

Hear WBEN's Post Debate Call In

Click the headline to hear  Michael Caputo with our David Bellavia in Milwaukee, your calls and other analysis from GOP Strategist Roger Stone & Political Junkie Ken Rudin.
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GOP Debate

GOP Candidates Meet in 4th Debate

MILWAUKEE (WBEN/AP) -- A feisty Jeb Bush sought to regain his footing in Tuesday's Republican presidential debate, challenging President Barack Obama's economic record and criticizing Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton for pledging to build on his policies.
GOP Debate

GOP Candidates Debate in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (WBEN/AP) -- Organizers are promising to focus on substance when eight Republicans face off on the main stage for the GOP's fourth presidential debate.

GOP Debate

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Debate

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio fought for control of the Republican's establishment wing in Wednesday night's third Republican debate, as insurgent outsiders Donald Trump and Ben Carson defended the seriousness of their White House bids, underscoring the two-track fight for the GOP presidential nomination.


The Caputo Bryski Debate Preview Roundtable

Click the headline above to hear SUNY Buffalo State's Bruce Bryski and WBEN's Michael Caputo

CNBC Debate on The Economy, Jobs and Taxes

From CNBC: Debate to Broadcast from the Coors Events Center at the University of Colorado Boulder ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., September 30, 2015—CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced that CNBC's Carl Quintanilla, co-anchor of "
Ben Carson

Carson enters GOP debate with momentum; Bush seeks jumpstart

(AP) -- The Republican candidates for president will gather Wednesday for their third debate amid fresh volatility in an already chaotic race, with Ben Carson surging past Donald Trump in Iowa and one-time front-runner Jeb Bush under pressure to prove he&

Trump struggles to explain his fall in oft-touted 2016 polls

What's a Donald Trump campaign for president look like if he's no longer the only front-runner for the Republican nomination? We're about to find out, just as soon as he decides.

GOP debate No. 3: A guide to candidates on the big stage

There's an angry young man who matured into an eternally mellow surgeon and politician. A Hispanic firebrand who is most at home in English, and an Anglo who speaks fluent Spanish at home. And that given-to-preening reality show guy.
Carson Up

Flip Flop At The Top: Carson Leads Trump Nationwide

(CBS)  Ben Carson has surpassed Donald Trump and now narrowly leads the Republican field in the race for the nomination in the latest national CBS News/New York Times Poll.

Discuss! Hear Our Debate Panel

GOP analyst Carl Calabrese joined John & Susan for some debate analysis in studio, with Prof. Bruce Bryski from SUNY Buffalo State, and WBEN's Michael Caputo on the Liveline.

The Great Moments Recap | Calabrese & Bryski on Clinton | Calabrese on "The Other Three"  | Calabrese & Caputo

On The WBEN Liveline; CBS's Steve Futterman in Las Vegas

PHOTOS: Bernie, Hillary & The Democrats Debate

Pictures of the candidates during and after the Democratic Presidential Debate in Las Vegas Tuesday night
Donald Trump

A selection of Donald Trump Debate Tweets

Donald TrumpRepublican presidential front-runner Donald Trump isn't impressed by his Democratic rivals' performance during their first debate.

VIDEO: Clinton Attacks Sanders on Gun Control

With the specter of this month's mass shooting at an Oregon community college still hanging over the country, presidential contenders took on the topic of  gun control during Tuesday's first Democratic primary debate.

The Debate Minute-By-Minute

Read each question and a summary of their responses

CNN VIDEO: Debate Highlights

 The Debate in 2 Minutes | Cooper and Clinton on Flip Floping
EC Democrats

Erie County Democrats Take in Debate at Party Headquarters

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -- The party has endorsed Hillary Clinton, but Senator Bernie Sanders made many Democrats pay attention.
Dems Debate

Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Meet in Debate

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton vigorously defended her shifting positions on trade, gay marriage and other issues as she opened the first Democratic debate Tuesday, denying that she changes her views to match the mood of voters.

Debate Viewer's Guide: 5 Things to Watch For

Five Democrats vying to be President Barack Obama's successor meet Tuesday night for their first televised debate of the 2016 election, a confrontation between one of the best-known women on the planet and four men seeking to unseat her as the party'

On The WBEN Liveline: A Debate Preview from Dave Levinthal in DC

What to Expect: Hear WBEN's Pre-Debate Roundtable

WBEN's Michael Caputo and SUNY Buffalo State's Prof. Bruce Bryski talked about the stakes and expectations with John & Susan.
Part I | Part II | Part III

Clinton, Sanders rivalry in spotlight as Democrats debate

Hillary Rodham Clinton says she always expected tough competition in the Democratic presidential primary. It's likely she didn't expect it would come from Bernie Sanders, the rumpled independent senator from Vermont

From CNN: Hillary Vs Bernie = Lecture vs Rock Concert

Who's In The Debate: A Guide to The Candidates

Grab your binoculars and bring along this field guide to the candidates.

Predicting 2016

(WBEN) - While some would say that it's still early in the process, David Rothschild, an economist at Microsoft Research, believes he has a pretty good handle on who will be on the ticket for 2016's general election.
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CNN Debate Rules: Biden Good Enough In Polls To Be In, If Declares

 CNN says it will allow VP Joe Biden to be in the first Democratic presidential primary debate even if he decides that day to be a candidate.   

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