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How GOP campaigns are strategizing for Super Tuesday’s delegate bonanza

November 24, 2015
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Ben Carson journeyed here last week to the buckle of the Bible Belt, where he proclaimed the United States a “Judeo-Christian nation” and delivered a stern warning to his devoted followers: Show up at the polls March 1 or face consequences.
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Trump leads, Carson second as GOP voters favor change over experience

November 23, 2015
Dan Balz, Scott Clement | The Washington Post
For the fourth consecutive month, businessman Donald Trump leads the contest for the Republican presidential nomination, with his candidacy fueled by a powerful anti-Washington mood among GOP voters, according to a new national poll by The Washington Post and ABC News.
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Carson compares some Syrian refugees to "rabid dogs"

November 19, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson compared potential Syrian refugees to "rabid dogs" while continuing to campaign against allowing any Syrian refugees to enter the United States because of the possibility of ISIS terrorists posing as refugees. "We must balance safety against just being a humanitarian," Carson said during a campaign appearance in Alabama. "For example, if there is a rabid dog running around the neighborhood, you're probably not going to assume something good about that dog, and you're going to put your children out of the way. That doesn't mean that you hate all dogs."
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Is Ben Carson the New Republican Frontrunner?

November 13, 2015
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
Ben Carson came out to address the media after Tuesday night’s debate, emerging in the spin room with his typical air of beatific nonchalance. He was immediately engulfed by dozens of microphones and cameras; a reporter for the Daily Mail began shouting questions about new factual discrepancies in his autobiography. “Did you attack your mother with a hammer, or did she attack you?” the reporter shouted. “Are you running away from this question?” Carson simply ignored him and kept walking.
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Time for GOP panic? Establishment worried Carson or Trump might win

November 13, 2015
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Less than three months before the kickoff Iowa caucuses, there is growing anxiety bordering on panic among Republican elites about the dominance and durability of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and widespread bewilderment over how to defeat them.
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Why Ben Carson has no business near the Oval Office

November 12, 2015
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
I don't really mind that Ben Carson thinks the pyramids in Egypt were used to store grain; that's a folk belief that's been around since the Middle Ages. At least he dismisses the theory that the pyramids were built by space aliens.

Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline, October Job Growth & Election 2016

November 6, 2015
Seven-year debate ends in pipeline rejection, 271,000 jobs added in October, and 2016 election updates.
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Ben Carson Appeals to Black Voters, but His Campaign Doesn’t, Yet

November 6, 2015
Jonathan Martin | The New York Times
Sam Hawkins Jr. said he came to a rally here last week for the Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson because he finds Mr. Carson’s social conservatism appealing, relishes his newness to politics and believes that President Obama “sold out for the vote” in supporting same-sex marriage.
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Why different GOP candidates have different debate demands

November 3, 2015
The GOP presidential candidates are looking for changes to the primary race debates, but can the campaigns agree on tweaks? Gwen Ifill sits down with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR to discuss what’s at stake for different camps, why Jeb Bush is trying to reboot his campaign, plus Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders’ first TV ad.
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