Warner and bipartisan senators shed light on campus sexual assault
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Warner and bipartisan senators shed light on campus sexual assault

by Omar Ross, news editor On Sept. 21, U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and a bipartisan group of senators joined survivors and advocates from Fear 2 Freedom (F2F) and the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) to shed light on the continuing epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. Since 2015, Sen. Warner has … 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

After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security
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After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government’s post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race. The two senators were on opposite sides earlier this year when Congress eliminated … 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

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

Rubio’s low-budget campaign looks to ramp up as voting nears
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Rubio’s low-budget campaign looks to ramp up as voting nears

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For months, Marco Rubio’s campaign team in South Carolina operated out of a staffer’s garage, plotting strategy for the first-in-the-South primary from freshly painted yard sale furniture and tiny classroom desks. The shoestring budget setup was a point of pride for the Republican presidential candidate’s team. Now, with Rubio enjoying a … 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

Rubio downplays Bush rivalry, aims at Clinton after debate
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Rubio downplays Bush rivalry, aims at Clinton after debate

MIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio refused to criticize his rival Jeb Bush during a flurry of television interviews Thursday following a strong performance in the third GOP debate. Rubio instead tried to focus attention on his criticisms of Hillary Rodham Clinton. In a testy exchange that was a debate highlight, Rubio seemed … Continue reading

Rubio-focused nonprofit must disclose donors, watchdog says
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Rubio-focused nonprofit must disclose donors, watchdog says

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington watchdog group says in a complaint filed with the IRS that a secret-donor nonprofit group backing Marco Rubio is violating tax law. Conservative Solutions Project is spending millions of dollars on pro-Rubio television commercials and mailings to voters in early primary states as the Florida senator seeks the Republican … 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

GOP’s Rubio says ‘Minecraft’ can prepare kids for future
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GOP’s Rubio says ‘Minecraft’ can prepare kids for future

Chattanooga, Tenn. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said Thursday that the popular “Minecraft” video game is a good example of how to prepare young people for the new economy. The Florida senator visited the Lamp Post Group, a startup incubator in Chattanooga, to discuss his plans for promoting innovation. Rubio said … Continue reading

US presidential hopeful Marco Rubio to visit Puerto Rico
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US presidential hopeful Marco Rubio to visit Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio is scheduled to visit the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico this week, his staff said Tuesday. Spokeswoman Olivia Perez-Cubas told The Associated Press that the Florida senator will meet with supporters on Friday in the capital of San Juan. Rubio’s one-day visit will coincide … Continue reading

10’s a crowd? GOP prepares for double digits on debate stage
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10’s a crowd? GOP prepares for double digits on debate stage

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first Republican presidential debate will feature no fewer than 10 candidates. That’s according to guidelines released Wednesday by debate hosts Fox News and Facebook, which offer the first clues as to how the GOP will handle its largest presidential class in recent memory. Party officials have been working privately in recent … Continue reading