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Politics Jan 10Ted Cruz, Donald Trump running neck-and-neck in Iowa polls
Three weeks before Iowa kicks off the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are generating overwhelming enthusiasm among Republican voters in the state, along with concern among the party professionals who believe both are unelectable in November against…
Politics Dec 11GOP hopeful Ben Carson threatens to leave Republican Party
WASHINGTON — Presidential hopeful Ben Carson threatened Friday to leave the Republican Party.
Politics Nov 28Carson visits camp for Syrian refugees under heavy security
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Saturday, after visiting a camp for Syrian refugees, that the displaced should be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries, with the international community sending aid and "encouragement" to the host nations.
Politics Nov 22Cruz moderates tone, hoping to boost electability
Ted Cruz is trying to position himself as an electable conservative alternative to Donald Trump and Ben Carson.
Politics Nov 105 things to watch for in tonight’s GOP debate
MILWAUKEE -- Organizers are promising to focus on substance when eight Republicans face off on the main stage for the GOP's fourth presidential debate.
Politics Nov 06Ben Carson backs off West Point scholarship claim
Republican White House hopeful Ben Carson was not offered a formal scholarship to the United States Military Academy at West Point as he wrote in his autobiography, his campaign said Friday.
Politics Nov 02Frustrated GOP candidates call for changes in upcoming debates
Republican presidential candidates have agreed on a series of demands giving them greater control of debates, as the GOP's frustrated 2016 class works to inject changes into the nominating process.
Politics Oct 17Kentucky Republicans push Rand Paul to focus on Senate re-election
A defiant Rand Paul is brushing off weak fundraising and weaker poll numbers as would-be donors and home state Republicans push him to abandon an uphill presidential bid to focus on his Senate re-election.
Politics Sep 28Carson tells NASCAR fans Confederate flag is OK on private property
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Monday said NASCAR fans should continue flying the Confederate Flag, so long as it's on private property, as he received the informal endorsement of racing legend Richard Petty.
Politics Sep 15Trump pledges military buildup, better deal for vets
LOS ANGELES -- Republican presidential contender Donald Trump said Tuesday that veterans should get subsidized private health care if they face unacceptable waits in the current system, because "we have illegal immigrants that are treated better by far than our…