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Obama Urges Americans to Get Behind Clinton, Slams Trump

By Jeff Mason and Alana Wise PHILADELPHIA, July 28 – President Barack Obama painted an optimistic picture of America’s future and offered full-throated support for Hillary Clinton’s bid to defeat Republican Donald Trump in a speech that electrified the Democratic National Convention. He urged Democrats to enable Clinton to finish the job he started with

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U.S. Officials Say American Muslims Do Report Extremist Threats

By Kristina Cooke and Joseph Ax June 16 (Reuters) – Muslim-Americans have repeatedly informed authorities of fellow Muslims they fear might be turning to extremism, law enforcement officials say, contrary to a claim by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump this week. “They don’t report them,” Trump said in a CNN interview on Monday, in

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Trump Adds New Twist to Immigration Proposals, but Legal Doubts Persist

By Matt Spetalnick and David Ingram WASHINGTON, June 15 – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal for suspending immigration from parts of the world with a history of terrorism could have a legal basis, but his assertion that it be part of a broader ban on Muslim immigrants makes it constitutionally untenable, legal scholars say.

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Former Reagan Aide Helped Write Trump Foreign Policy Speech

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, June 9 – A former senior official in the Reagan administration and prominent Republican foreign policy insider told Reuters he provided input for the late-April foreign policy speech by Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. “I was asked to contribute material” for Trump’s April 27 speech at the Center for the

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Hackers Target Presidential Campaigns: U.S. Spy Chief

By Dustin Volz and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, May 18 – U.S. presidential campaigns face threats from hackers bent on espionage and other activity more nefarious than mere political mischief, the office of U.S. National Intelligence Director James Clapper said on Wednesday, but did not provide details on specific intrusions. “We’re aware that campaigns and related

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Trump Threat to Run as Independent Counterproductive: Party Chief

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, April 3 – U.S. Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus said on Sunday that Donald Trump is making it harder for himself to win the Republican presidential nomination by threatening to run as an independent if he is not treated fairly. In several television interviews, Priebus, who chairs the Republican National Committee,

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Anti-Trump Protesters: A Patchwork of People and Facebook Pages

By Kevin Murphy and Bob Chiarito KANSAS CITY, Mo./BLOOMINGTON, Ill., March 13 – Donald Trump has called them thugs, professional organizers and supporters of Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders. But the protesters who have stepped up their actions against the Republican presidential front-runner are a disparate group from different walks of life, with no national

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Rubio, Cruz Go On Attack Against Trump At Debate

By Emily Stephenson HOUSTON, Feb 26 – Republican rival Marco Rubio attacked front-runner Donald Trump at length for the first time at a debate on Thursday, targeting his wealth and absence of detailed policy plans to try to thwart the billionaire from making massive gains next week in the presidential race. In perhaps his most

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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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