For some turned-off GOP voters, grudging acceptance of Trump
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For some turned-off GOP voters, grudging acceptance of Trump

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — Sheila Covert is worried about Donald Trump. A loyal Republican voter from swing state Virginia, Covert calls the businessman “bombastic” and says there’s “just no substance” in his boastful campaign rhetoric. But if Trump does become the GOP presidential nominee? “Well, I’d definitely vote for him,” said Covert, an 81-year-old from … Continue reading

Europeans see something familiar in odd US primary race
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Europeans see something familiar in odd US primary race

LONDON (AP) — With its red, white and blue banners, patriotic slogans and ubiquitous country songs, the presidential campaign marching through South Carolina and Nevada seems like an all-American affair. But it holds familiar overtones for Europeans watching anxiously from abroad. Donald Trump — his bombast distinctly American — sometimes takes a nationalist stance that … Continue reading

Superdelegates help Clinton expand her lead despite NH loss
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Superdelegates help Clinton expand her lead despite NH loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — So much for Bernie Sanders’ big win in New Hampshire. Since then, Hillary Clinton has picked up endorsements from 87 more superdelegates to the Democratic National Convention, dwarfing Sanders’ gain from the New Hampshire primary, according to a new Associated Press survey. Sanders has added just 11 superdelegate endorsements. If these party … Continue reading

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

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

Clinton, Sanders take different lessons from Obama’s ’08 win
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Clinton, Sanders take different lessons from Obama’s ’08 win

MARION, Iowa (AP) — To Bernie Sanders, President Barack Obama’s improbable victory in the 2008 Iowa caucuses was a testament to the power of an inspirational underdog. To Hillary Clinton, Obama’s win over her eight years ago proved the importance of a robust and refined political apparatus. The Democratic presidential candidates’ theories are driven in … Continue reading

Obama contrasts Clinton’s pragmatism with Sanders’ idealism
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Obama contrasts Clinton’s pragmatism with Sanders’ idealism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is casting the Democratic primary to replace him as a contest between Hillary Clinton’s pragmatism and experience versus Bernie Sanders’ idealism and liberalism. Obama, in his most extensive assessment to date of the 2016 Democratic primary, said Clinton is “wicked smart,” but that her strengths are also her weaknesses. … Continue reading