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Bush lauds Trump's business success, sticks to 'jerk' line

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — Republican Jeb Bush actually had something nice to say Wednesday about his political nemesis Donald Trump, but he stands by his comment that the billionaire GOP presidential front runner is a "jerk.

Jan. 6, 2016 9:19 PM EST
Cruz's birth in Canada unlikely to cloud run for president

WASHINGTON (AP) — It seems like only yesterday that skeptics of Barack Obama's birth in Hawaii rushed to the Supreme Court to try to block the son of an American mother and Kenyan father from taking office as president.

Jan. 6, 2016 6:17 PM EST
A Cruz, Rubio battle over undecided Iowans intensifies

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are fighting for the favor of many of the same undecided voters across Iowa, where even some of the most attentive Republicans say they can't make up their minds less than four weeks before voting begins.

Jan. 6, 2016 3:57 PM EST
Christie under attack as rivals sense him rising in NH

CLAREMONT, New Hampshire (AP) — Chris Christie is the Republican presidential candidate to beat in second-to-vote New Hampshire — so say the super PACs helping the New Jersey governor's rivals.

Jan. 6, 2016 3:44 PM EST
Minister: punish Cologne offenders regardless of origin

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official is stressing that anyone involved in New Year's Eve assaults and robberies in Cologne on must be punished regardless of where they come from, and says that if refugees were involved it must be addressed openly.

Jan. 6, 2016 4:57 AM EST
Presidential campaigns kept afloat by cash-rich super PACs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeb Bush's recent cancellation of advertising plans in Iowa and South Carolina was yet another cost-saving step for a down-in-the-polls presidential campaign that had already thinned its staff.

Jan. 6, 2016 3:26 AM EST
Cruz downplays Trump raising concerns over Canadian birth

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) — Ted Cruz tried to make a joke Tuesday out of Republican presidential rival Donald Trump raising questions about whether the Texas senator's birth in Canada could be a liability if he becomes the GOP's nominee.

Jan. 5, 2016 10:03 PM EST
Gov. Haley to give Republican response to State of Union

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will give the Republican response to President Barack Obama's last State of the Union address that is sure to include his plans for tightening gun sales, seven months after both spoke at funerals for the victims of a massacre at a historic black church in Charleston.

Jan. 5, 2016 7:46 PM EST