JULIE PACE

Sanders defends call to raise taxes to fund health care

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders defended his call for raising Americans' taxes in exchange for lower heath care costs, as he opened a candidate forum Monday night that served as a platform for Democratic presidential hopefuls to make a closing argument to voters one week before the Iowa caucuses.

Jan. 25, 2016 10:44 PM EST
Clinton dials back attacks on Sanders as Iowa caucuses near

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton dialed back some of her biting attacks on Bernie Sanders on Saturday, refocusing on Republicans and her own experience in the Obama administration as she launched her closing argument to voters in Iowa.

Jan. 23, 2016 6:38 PM EST
For Sanders, Iowa is chance to turn revolution into reality

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders was halfway through his opening statement — a stern, 45-minute lecture on domestic policy leavened with a dash of political pep talk — when he realized the crowd had missed one of his rare attempts at humor.

Jan. 20, 2016 9:09 AM EST
GOP establishment concedes uphill battle to win NH, Iowa

HOLLIS, N.H. (AP) — After months of predicting a comeback for their preferred candidates, Republican establishment leaders now concede the first two contests of the presidential race, in Iowa and New Hampshire early next month, are Donald Trump's and Ted Cruz's to lose.

Jan. 18, 2016 3:41 AM EST
Republican establishment loses hope of winning early states

HOLLIS, New Hampshire (AP) — After months of predicting a comeback for their preferred candidates, Republican establishment leaders now concede the first two contests of the presidential nominating race, in Iowa and New Hampshire early next month, are Donald Trump's and Ted Cruz's to lose.

Jan. 17, 2016 5:49 PM EST
GOP establishment loses hope of winning Iowa, New Hampshire

HOLLIS, N.H. (AP) — After months of predicting a comeback for their preferred candidates, Republican establishment leaders now concede the first two contests of the presidential race, in Iowa and New Hampshire early next month, are Donald Trump's and Ted Cruz's to lose.

Jan. 17, 2016 12:43 PM EST
Trump, Cruz assert their standing atop Republican field

NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) — Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz asserted their standing atop their party's race in a fiery debate, overshadowing a crowded field of rivals with just two weeks to go before early voting begins.

Jan. 15, 2016 7:56 AM EST
Trump, Cruz assert their standing atop Republican field

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — With just over two weeks until voting begins, Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz firmly asserted their standing atop the GOP race in a fiery debate, overshadowing a crowded field of rivals still grappling for a way to overtake the front-runners.

Jan. 15, 2016 7:17 AM EST
Trump, Cruz go at each other in year's first GOP debate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz clashed Thursday night over the Texas senator's eligibility to serve as commander in chief and the businessman's "New York values," ending months of civility between fiery contenders seeking to tap into voter anger and frustration.

Jan. 15, 2016 1:34 AM EST
Challenged anew, Clinton reaching back into 2008 playbook

WASHINGTON (AP) — Challenged anew by Bernie Sanders, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is reverting to some of the same themes — even strikingly similar attack lines — from her 2008 primary loss to Barack Obama.

Jan. 14, 2016 3:32 AM EST

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