February 8, 2016

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Trump-Cruz rivalry intensifies after rollicking Republican debate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — The rivalry between the Republican Party’s two leading candidates for president intensified in Thursday’s debate, which featured the most rollicking action to date. Yet rising tensions between billionaire businessman Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz left little space for any of the other candidates to make an impression. With less Read More…

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Tonight’s GOP debate one of the last chances to reach voters before Iowa caucus

WASHINGTON — A smaller cast of Republican presidential candidates returns to the main debate stage Thursday night, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the White House hopefuls to sway voters before the Feb. 1 Iowa caucus. The prime-time showdown in South Carolina will highlight a race that has cleaved into two distinct — and Read More…

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AP analysis: Obama in campaign form with final State of the Union

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama opened his State of the Union speech saying he’d keep it short, in what must have seemed music to the ears of some in the chamber antsy to get to Iowa to campaign for president. At times, Obama looked like he was one of them, eager to challenge biting criticism Read More…

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Sanders’ big spending coincides with uptick in poll numbers

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders has been putting up major advertising cash to seize momentum heading into the Democratic presidential primaries — outspending his rival Hillary Clinton just as voters are beginning to pay attention to the race. In the past three weeks, Sanders’ campaign has spent about $4.7 million on ads to Clinton’s $3.7 million, Read More…

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Prospect of upset keeps long-shot presidential candidates in race

PARKERSBURG, Iowa — Running as an underdog presidential candidate isn’t always glamorous. You speak to half-filled halls and small rooms, low-key rallies. There may not be a bus emblazoned with your smiling face. And then there are the rally-goers who blatantly say they aren’t quite convinced. But for the longshots sprinting across Iowa and New Read More…

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After state GOP backs Kasich, some prominent conservatives announce endorsement of Cruz

CINCINNATI — Some prominent conservative activists in Ohio are backing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race. The joint announcement Monday by three dozen people who’ve been involved in anti-abortion groups or other conservative causes comes after Friday’s endorsement by the Ohio Republican Party of the state’s governor, John Kasich. Republican Sen. Rob Read More…

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Ohio GOP formally endorses Kasich for president

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Republican Party has formally endorsed Gov. John Kasich’s bid for the White House. The party’s governing body made its endorsement for president at a meeting Friday morning. Ohio GOP spokeswoman Brittany Warner says many members of the party’s state central committee already have endorsed Kasich individually and asked to hold an Read More…

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Impressive stable of surrogates ready to hit campaign trail for Hillary

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — While Hillary Clinton rallied Democrats out West this week, her husband, former President Bill Clinton, carried her campaign’s message through Iowa. Next week, when the Democratic front-runner returns to Iowa herself, her daughter, Chelsea, will be courting supporters in New Hampshire. The family tag-team across the early voting states is just Read More…

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16th District Democrats choose 2016 delegates

More than 200 Democrats gathered Tuesday night in the Medina Performing Arts Center to select delegates from the 16th Congressional District to attend the Democratic National Convention in July. The delegates will join 156 others from Ohio at the convention in Philadelphia to choose the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. The Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton Read More…

With plans for executive action, Obama puts gun control in forefront of 2016 White House race

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is making good on his pledge to politicize gun violence. The package of gun-control executive actions Obama will formally announce Tuesday has pushed the contentious issue to the forefront of the 2016 presidential campaign, just weeks from the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses. While Republicans and Democrats are deeply divided on Read More…

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