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

Sugar program draws Cruz’s ire, remains popular in Congress
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Sugar program draws Cruz’s ire, remains popular in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says he wants to do away with government support for the sugar industry — a veiled dig at rival Marco Rubio, the Florida senator who has long supported sugar growers. Some conservatives like Cruz want to get rid of the program, which supports prices and protects growers … Continue reading

Pentagon spending divides GOP deficit, defense hawks
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Pentagon spending divides GOP deficit, defense hawks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidates agree that Islamic extremists are running rampant, the Mideast is on fire and Russia, China and Iran are flexing their muscles, yet they are far from reaching consensus on how much is enough when it comes to spending on defense. It’s a political divide that has dogged the GOP … Continue reading

Bush focuses on Clinton while Rubio presses on after debate
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Bush focuses on Clinton while Rubio presses on after debate

  ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) — A steady debate performance may have helped keep Jeb Bush’s campaign afloat. But if Bush was good in Tuesday November 10, night’s prime-time face-off, rival Marco Rubio was probably better. And the Republican candidates’ conflicting trajectories played out in Iowa on Wednesday, November 11, as a confident Rubio worked to … Continue reading

After dismal debate, Bush seeks ways to steady campaign
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After dismal debate, Bush seeks ways to steady campaign

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Jeb Bush emerged from the third Republican debate as a candidate in crisis, with supporters struggling to understand why he keeps underperforming and advisers promising a turnaround before it’s too late. Campaigning in New Hampshire Thursday, Bush insisted his White House bid was “not on life support.” Still, advisers concede November … Continue reading

Bush offers plan to repeal, replace federal health care law
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Bush offers plan to repeal, replace federal health care law

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush touted on Tuesday his plan to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health care law with one that would increase tax credits for individuals, allowing them to buy coverage protection against “high-cost medical events.” “I won’t accept the straw man argument that the opposite of Obamacare … Continue reading

Obama touts immigration reform in speech to Hispanic leaders
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Obama touts immigration reform in speech to Hispanic leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama promised Hispanic leaders on Thursday he’ll continue to champion a comprehensive change to the nation’s immigration laws and said America’s greatness comes from building opportunities, not walls. While prospects for an immigration overhaul are negligible during the remainder of his presidency, Obama used the speech to highlight differences with … 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

Bush: Opening overseas markets to US oil, gas key to US boom
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Bush: Opening overseas markets to US oil, gas key to US boom

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says ending the ban on U.S. oil exports and easing restrictions on natural gas exports will unleash the nation’s economy. The former Florida governor is calling for ending the 1970s-era law prohibiting the U.S. from exporting crude oil at a time when domestic petroleum production … Continue reading