GOP officials: Rules changes unlikely before July convention
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GOP officials: Rules changes unlikely before July convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three top Republican Party officials said Thursday, April 14, they believe there’s a consensus that the GOP should not propose rewriting rules about picking a presidential nominee before this summer’s national convention. Such a move could help shield party leaders from accusations by Donald Trump, other contenders and disgruntled, anti-establishment GOP voters … Continue reading

Outside groups deal themselves in for GOP delegate game
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Outside groups deal themselves in for GOP delegate game

WASHINGTON (AP) — After burning through millions of dollars in a mostly failed attempt to sway Republican primary voters, big-money outside groups opposing Donald Trump have turned to a far smaller target audience: the delegates who will actually choose the presidential nominee. Our Principles, which is devoted to keeping Trump from winning, and super PACs … Continue reading

Trump: GOP leaders should embrace “fervor” for his candidacy
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Trump: GOP leaders should embrace “fervor” for his candidacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — An emboldened Donald Trump offered himself Wednesday as the inevitable Republican presidential nominee and called on balky GOP leaders to embrace the voters’ “tremendous fervor” for his candidacy. But the billionaire businessman’s latest wins didn’t stop anti-Trump Republicans from seeking scenarios to deny him the GOP nomination. Trump, who padded his delegate … 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

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

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

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