presidential elections

The Election Ate Their Homework? CEOs Blame Campaign for Weakness

By Caroline Valetkevitch and Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK, Nov 7  – Apparently, Americans are too distracted or distraught by this year’s wild presidential campaign to think about getting a dishwasher, buying an RV or opening a doughnut shop. And the topsy-turvy race could be crimping furniture sales, hotel bookings and even temporary help hiring. At

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Clinton Voices Concern About Russian Interference in Election

By Jeff Mason HAMPTON, Ill., Sept 6 – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday expressed concern about “credible reports” of Russian interference in the U.S. election and accused Donald Trump of being fixated on dictators including Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Taking questions from reporters for more than 20 minutes on her campaign plane, Clinton said

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Cruz Tops Trump in Iowa Presidential Race, Clinton and Sanders Tie

By John Whitesides and Amanda Becker DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb 2 – Republican Senator Ted Cruz beat billionaire Donald Trump in Iowa on Monday while Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders remained deadlocked in the first presidential nominating contests of the 2016 White House race. Cruz, a conservative lawmaker from Texas, won with 28 percent

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Obama’s Last State of the Union To Set Final Goals, Promote Legacy

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Jan 12 – President Barack Obama will present an agenda for his final year in office and beyond on Tuesday in his last State of the Union address, aiming to paint an optimistic vision of America despite worries about immigration, terrorism and economic inequality. The speech to a joint session of

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U.S. Muslim Woman Gets Thrown Out of Trump Rally

By Karen Brooks Jan 10 – A U.S. Muslim woman who was ejected from a Donald Trump rally in South Carolina while engaging in a silent protest said on Saturday she wanted to make the Republican presidential candidate’s backers recognize they are supporting “hateful rhetoric.” Rose Hamid, a 56-year-old flight attendant from North Carolina, stood

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Trump’s Muslim Ban Scrambles Republican Outreach to Jewish Voters

By James Oliphant and Michelle Conlin WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Dec 10 – For the Republican Party, a tough job just got a little tougher thanks to Donald Trump. For years, Republicans, backed by some influential donors, have carefully cultivated the vote of Jewish-Americans who regard the security of Israel their top concern. Less than a week

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UAE’s Landmark Group Dumps Trump Products over Muslim Ban Call

DUBAI, Dec 9 – Dubai-based Landmark Group, one of the Middle East’s largest retail firms, said it was pulling Donald Trump products off its shelves in response to the Republican presidential front-runner’s call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States. Landmark and DT Home Marks International LLC have an exclusive deal to sell

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