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Politics Jan 03Campaign trail heats up as candidates begin sprint to Iowa caucuses
The race for the White House starts in earnest this week as voters begin to tune in and the candidates try to win them over during a four-week sprint to the leadoff Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1. It's then that…
Politics Dec 31Carson staffers quit, question his readiness for White House
DES MOINES, Iowa — Several top aides to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson resigned on Thursday, citing frustration with the influence of the retired neurosurgeon's business manager and questioning his readiness for the White House.
Politics Oct 02Carson says jihadists will try to enter U.S. with Syrian refugees
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said the U.S. should bar refugees from war-torn Syria because they are "infiltrated with Jihadists," who seek to harm America.
Politics Sep 20Fiorina promises a fight for GOP nomination
"I am a fearless fighter. I will not falter. I have been tested and I will fight this fight," said Fiorina, one of five GOP presidential candidates to address the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference on Saturday.
Politics Sep 165 takeaways from the GOP’s undercard presidential debate
George Pataki, Lindsey Graham, Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal sought the kind of performance that former technology executive Carly Fiorina put on at the first GOP debate last month, which helped propel her onto Wednesday night's main stage.
Nation Jul 26Trump: Walker ‘undeserving’ after mishandling Wisconsin’s budget
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump opened up a line of attack Saturday on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, accusing the leader in recent polls in Iowa of running his neighboring state into financial trouble.
Politics Jul 09In six months, Jeb Bush’s campaign raises $114.4 million for presidential bid
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush raised $114.4 million in the first six months of the year to fuel his White House ambitions.
Politics May 22Bush, Christie rise in defense of Patriot Act
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican presidential contenders Jeb Bush and Chris Christie heartily endorsed the Patriot Act on Friday and mocked those who deride the intelligence overhaul passed after the Sept. 11 attacks as an encroachment on civil liberties. “There…
Politics Feb 08Rand Paul’s vaccine claims under microscope
As a medical doctor, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has a rare set of credentials at the intersection of science and politics. But the glare of the 2016 presidential race is searing, and under it, Paul had a rough week.
Politics Jan 13Mike Huckabee criticizes Obamas for letting daughters hear Beyonce’s ‘mental poison’
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has accused President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle of parenting by double-standard, in an interview published Tuesday, saying they shelter their daughters from some things but allow them to listen to the music of…