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

Carson might have taken ‘different approach’ on rap ad
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Carson might have taken ‘different approach’ on rap ad

MIAMI (AP) — Even Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson doesn’t seem to think his campaign ad featuring rap lyrics is the best idea. Carson said Thursday he “probably would have taken a little different approach,” when asked about the new ad during book-signing events in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The minute-long ad features rapper … Continue reading

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

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

Google: What people search for most on presidential hopefuls
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Google: What people search for most on presidential hopefuls

  NEW YORK (AP) — Potential voters who take their curiosity about presidential candidates to Google are interested in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s age, Jeb Bush’s height, Chris Christie’s weight, Donald Trump’s net worth, Carly Fiorina’s marital status and Bobby Jindal’s birthplace. Those were among the top questions that the Internet search engine was asked about … Continue reading

Shifting debate strategies, GOP hopefuls to take on Trump
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Shifting debate strategies, GOP hopefuls to take on Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first Republican presidential debate, most candidates took a hands-off approach to Donald Trump and hoped the brash billionaire would hurt himself. Instead, he only got stronger. Trump’s unexpected durability has led some of his rivals to shift their strategy for Wednesday’s, September 16, second showdown. Now their goal is to … Continue reading