Christie faults GOP for sounding unwelcoming to Latinos
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Christie faults GOP for sounding unwelcoming to Latinos

  WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faulted his party Wednesday, June 10, for its unwelcoming tone at times to minority voters. In a speech to a Latino Coalition small business conference, the potential Republican presidential contender also boasted about getting 51 percent of the Hispanic vote in his re-election as governor. Christie portrays … Continue reading

Cyprus’ rival leaders attend theatrical play to foster trust
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Cyprus’ rival leaders attend theatrical play to foster trust

  LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) — The rival leaders of Cyprus attended a theatrical play on Monday, June 8, that implores the divided island’s Greek- and Turkish-speaking communities to confront the wrongs of a tortured history to drive home their shared commitment for a reunification deal. In an added touch of symbolism, Nicos Anastasiades, the 69-year-old president … Continue reading

GOP says Clinton dividing Americans over voting rights
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GOP says Clinton dividing Americans over voting rights

  HOUSTON (AP) — Republicans struck back Friday, June 5, against Hillary Rodham Clinton’s suggestions that they have attempted to disenfranchise voters systematically. They accused the Democratic presidential front-runner of running a divisive campaign and favoring lax controls on voting. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a potential GOP presidential candidate, said in Concord, New Hampshire, that … Continue reading

Chafee to unveil presidential run, puzzling longtime allies
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Chafee to unveil presidential run, puzzling longtime allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee plans to formally open his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday, June 3, setting off on a quixotic political quest that has left even some of his closest allies scratching their heads. Chafee, a former Republican turned independent who joined the Democratic Party two years … Continue reading

Bush on NSA surveillance lapse
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Bush on NSA surveillance lapse

  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The latest from an economic conference in Florida where some of the leading Republican presidential candidates and likely candidates spoke Tuesday, June 2, 2015: ___ 4 p.m. (EDT) Jeb Bush says those who criticize the government’s surveillance powers are going to wish they were in place if the … Continue reading

Jeb Bush says Rand Paul ‘wrong’ on ending surveillance laws
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Jeb Bush says Rand Paul ‘wrong’ on ending surveillance laws

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Saturday, May 30, that Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is “wrong” on his efforts to end post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists. Bush, a likely GOP presidential candidate in 2016, called for the reauthorization of the Patriot Act enacted under the … Continue reading