Conflicting strategies shape GOP debate furor
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Conflicting strategies shape GOP debate furor

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a handful of high-profile defections, most Republican presidential candidates are still demanding changes to the GOP’s coming debates. That’s not to say they are speaking with one voice. The White House hopefuls have distinct, sometimes contradictory, strategies to score political points from the uproar. Some, like Ted Cruz, are going … Continue reading

Democrats to stay on Benghazi panel for now
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Democrats to stay on Benghazi panel for now

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Benghazi committee said Friday, October 23, they are staying — for now — on the Republican-led panel, despite calling it a “fishing expedition to derail” Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign. At the same time, they called on House Speaker John Boehner to immediately shut down what they … Continue reading

Clinton revels in signs that Dems are coalescing around her
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Clinton revels in signs that Dems are coalescing around her

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton took a celebratory lap around Washington on Friday, October 23, reveling in signs Democrats are coalescing around her White House candidacy after an 11-hour grilling by House Republicans. Joking about her “long day,” Clinton told female supporters gathered for a party breakfast address that she tried to “rise above … Continue reading

Under Clinton, State’s cybersecurity suffered
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Under Clinton, State’s cybersecurity suffered

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department was among the worst agencies in the federal government at protecting its computer networks while Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary from 2009 to 2013, a situation that continued to deteriorate as John Kerry took office and Russian hackers breached the department’s email system, according to independent audits and … Continue reading

Carson, Trump request Secret Service protection
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Carson, Trump request Secret Service protection

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top two GOP presidential hopefuls, Donald Trump and Ben Carson, have requested protection from the U.S. Secret Service, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security said Monday, October 19. The taxpayer-funded agency said the two campaigns have submitted requests, which kick off an evaluation period during which Homeland Security Secretary … Continue reading

Rubio-focused nonprofit must disclose donors, watchdog says
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Rubio-focused nonprofit must disclose donors, watchdog says

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington watchdog group says in a complaint filed with the IRS that a secret-donor nonprofit group backing Marco Rubio is violating tax law. Conservative Solutions Project is spending millions of dollars on pro-Rubio television commercials and mailings to voters in early primary states as the Florida senator seeks the Republican … Continue reading

The Latest: O’Malley closes by railing on Republicans
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The Latest: O’Malley closes by railing on Republicans

  7:59 p.m. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is using his 90-second closing to rail on the Republicans, mocking their two debates as lessons in intolerance. He says of his Democratic colleagues: “What you heard tonight (was a) different debate than the sort of debate you heard from the two presidential Republican debates.” The Republican … Continue reading

Clinton, Sanders clash on guns, economy, foreign policy
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Clinton, Sanders clash on guns, economy, foreign policy

  LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders clashed over U.S. involvement in the Middle East, gun control and economic policy in the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, October 13, night, vigorously outlining competing visions for a party seeking to keep the White House for a third straight term. Yet in … Continue reading