Carson says he’s faced discrimination as black conservative
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Carson says he’s faced discrimination as black conservative

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson says he’s faced more discrimination because he’s a black conservative than because of his race alone. Carson is the only black candidate among the major Republican and Democratic contenders for 2016. The retired neurosurgeon was asked in South Carolina on Wednesday whether he’s experienced more … Continue reading

Paris attacks deepen GOP opposition to Syrian refugee influx
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Paris attacks deepen GOP opposition to Syrian refugee influx

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly Paris attacks have intensified Republican opposition to letting thousands of Syrian refugees come to the United States. Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio on Sunday said the United States cannot do so because it’s impossible to know whether people fleeing Syria have links to Islamic militants — an apparent shift from … Continue reading

GOP candidate Ben Carson condemns Paris attacks
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GOP candidate Ben Carson condemns Paris attacks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest from the Florida Republican Party’s Sunshine Summit, where the major GOP presidential hopefuls are wooing voters and activists for their support in the state’s March 15 primary. All times are local. 8 p.m. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is condemning the terror attacks in Paris. Carson says that if … Continue reading

Can-do campaign biographies: There’s often more to the story
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Can-do campaign biographies: There’s often more to the story

WASHINGTON (AP) — For most presidential candidates, a compelling personal history is an essential item in the campaign tool kit. Think Hillary Rodham Clinton and her campaign statements about fighting for women. Marco Rubio and his biography of the immigrant family that made good. Carly Fiorina and her “secretary to CEO” career path. Ben Carson … Continue reading

Ben Carson says border with Mexico can be secure in 1 year
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Ben Carson says border with Mexico can be secure in 1 year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Carson has called for harsh criminal penalties for health care fraud, but the Republican presidential candidate and his wife also have kept millions invested with a close friend who admitted defrauding insurance companies, according to an Associated Press review. Pittsburgh dentist Alfonso A. Costa pleaded guilty to a felony count of … Continue reading

Ben Carson calls for harsh criminal penalties for health care fraud
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Ben Carson calls for harsh criminal penalties for health care fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Carson has called for harsh criminal penalties for health care fraud, but the Republican presidential candidate and his wife also have kept millions invested with a close friend who admitted defrauding insurance companies, according to an Associated Press review. Pittsburgh dentist Alfonso A. Costa pleaded guilty to a felony count of … Continue reading

AP Exclusive: Carson profits from ties with convicted felon
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AP Exclusive: Carson profits from ties with convicted felon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contender Ben Carson has maintained a business relationship with a close friend convicted of defrauding insurance companies and testified on his behalf, even as the candidate has called for such crimes to be punished harshly. Pittsburgh dentist Alfonso A. Costa pleaded guilty to a felony count of health care fraud … Continue reading