Republican

Unforced Errors and Miscalculations End Bush’s White House Hopes

By Steve Holland CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb 21 – Before Donald Trump’s put-downs and the stumbles in presidential debates, and before the profound frustration of voters became so unmistakably apparent, Jeb Bush appeared to be best positioned to win back the White House for Republicans in 2016. He amassed a $150 million war chest in 2015,

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Trump Takes South Carolina, Clinton Wins Nevada

By Luciana Lopez and Steve Holland LAS VEGAS/COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb 21 – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump rolled to victory on Saturday in South Carolina in a contest that saw former Florida Governor Jeb Bush drop out, while Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton beat back a strong challenge from Bernie Sanders in Nevada. The victories by Trump

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New Poll Shows Trump Leads Republican Race

By Chris Kahn NEW YORK, Feb 18 – Donald Trump has taken a more than 20-point lead over U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas in the Republican race for the presidential nomination, bolstering his position ahead of the party’s primary in South Carolina on Saturday, according to a national Reuters/Ipsos poll. Among Republicans, Trump, a

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Trump Lashes Out at Republican Rivals in Fiery Debate

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Feb 14  – Donald Trump, his face red with emotion, lashed out at rivals Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz on Saturday at the most acrimonious debate to date between Republican presidential candidates, shouting insults and casting aside a pledge to be more measured. The New York billionaire went into the CBS

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Trump Shows His U.S. Presidential Bid is No Mere Publicity Stunt

By James Oliphant MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb 10  – Donald Trump served notice on Tuesday to those who have refused to take his 2016 White House campaign seriously: The celebrity real-estate developer and former reality show host is no joke. While Trump had been expected to win New Hampshire’s nominating contest, he swamped the Republican field

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Waterboarding Surfaces at Debate and Divides Republican Hopefuls

By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON, Feb 7 – Seven years after the United States banned waterboarding as an interrogation tactic, two Republican presidential candidates said on Saturday they would revive its use and one of them, billionaire businessman Donald Trump, would go even further. “I would bring back waterboarding and I’d bring back a hell of

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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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Trump, Cruz Tamp Down Expectations for Uncertain Iowa Vote

By Steve Holland and James Oliphant DES MOINES, Iowa/COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa, Feb 1 – Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz battled on Sunday to persuade their supporters to turn out and tried to lower expectations on how well they will do in the first U.S. presidential nominating contest in Iowa on Monday. Iowa will set

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Trump, Cruz Clash Over White House Eligibility in Tense Debate

By Steve Holland and James Oliphant NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan 15 – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and top challenger Ted Cruz clashed sharply on Thursday over the Texas senator’s eligibility to run for the White House during a tense debate weeks before voters start to pick the party’s nominee. Businessman and reality TV star

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