Christie expected to drop out; Trump faces fresh test in SC
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Christie expected to drop out; Trump faces fresh test in SC

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Now officially a winner after clinching New Hampshire, Donald Trump faces a fresh test for his once-improbable campaign as the Republican presidential race careens into more conservative territory in South Carolina. The billionaire political novice posted a decisive victory in the nation’s first primary, leaving in his wake a field of … Continue reading

Trump and Sanders big winners, riding voter frustration
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Trump and Sanders big winners, riding voter frustration

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday’s, Feb 9,  New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies. Sanders swept majorities of men, women, independents and young people in his win over Hillary Clinton, but faces … Continue reading

Bill to strip Planned Parenthood funds nears Kasich’s desk
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Bill to strip Planned Parenthood funds nears Kasich’s desk

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with conservatives who dominate the upcoming Republican presidential primary in South Carolina. The legislation was poised to head to Kasich on Wednesday, February 10, a day after the primary in New … Continue reading

Elizabeth Warren’s hard choice in Democrats’ White House run
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Elizabeth Warren’s hard choice in Democrats’ White House run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Coveted but coy, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is staying painstakingly neutral in the Democratic presidential contest for now, frustrating supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders while awaiting the right moment to lay her considerable chits on the table. Both candidates would love to win the endorsement of the populist Warren, especially … Continue reading

Trump aiming for New Hampshire win, rivals aim to survive
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Trump aiming for New Hampshire win, rivals aim to survive

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Encouraged by Marco Rubio’s stumbles, the Republicans’ second-tier candidates are seeing fresh hope for survival as they sprint to the finish line in New Hampshire. The Democrats’ Clinton-Sanders duel is veering into gender politics. A day before the nation’s first primary, Donald Trump ramped up his schedule in the state where … Continue reading

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Court orders reconsideration of Maryland gun law ruling

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Maryland’s assault weapons ban implicates its citizens’ core Second Amendment rights and must be reviewed under a more rigorous judicial standard than the one used by a judge who upheld the law’s constitutionality, a divided federal appeals court ruled Thursday. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals … Continue reading

Warner co-sponsors redistricting bill in Senate
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Warner co-sponsors redistricting bill in Senate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA)  joined Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) to introduce the Fairness and Independence in Redistricting (FAIR) Act to take partisanship out of the often divisive congressional redistricting process by requiring states to establish independent, bipartisan redistricting commissions. … Continue reading

Top US commander says war in Afghanistan is not a lost cause
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Top US commander says war in Afghanistan is not a lost cause

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top American commander in Afghanistan told lawmakers on Tuesday, Feb 2.,  that the war is not a lost cause and underscored his optimism with a personal story about his son, an Army sergeant preparing for his third deployment to the war-torn country. In sobering testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, … Continue reading