Sanders says Clinton does not have ‘insurmountable lead’
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Sanders says Clinton does not have ‘insurmountable lead’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he still maintains a “path toward victory” in his Democratic presidential bid against Hillary Clinton, rejecting suggestions that she has all but sewn up the party’s nomination. “I don’t believe they have an insurmountable lead,” Sanders said Thursday in a phone interview with The Associated Press from … Continue reading

Intelligence advice for next president: Rocky road ahead
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Intelligence advice for next president: Rocky road ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new, gloomy intelligence report released Monday forecasts a sluggish world economy, political unrest and disillusionment with the status quo across the globe during the next five years and beyond. Insecurity will deepen rifts among social classes and religious groups and extremists will consolidate into large-scale networks across Africa, the Arab world … 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

Trump aiming for New Hampshire win, rivals aim to survive
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Trump aiming for New Hampshire win, rivals aim to survive

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Encouraged by Marco Rubio’s stumbles, the Republicans’ second-tier candidates are seeing fresh hope for survival as they sprint to the finish line in New Hampshire. The Democrats’ Clinton-Sanders duel is veering into gender politics. A day before the nation’s first primary, Donald Trump ramped up his schedule in the state where … Continue reading