Republican Party

Cruz escalates attacks on Trump over values, foreign policy

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz ramped up his attacks against GOP rival Donald Trump on Tuesday, accusing the billionaire businessman of having "New York values" and questioning his foreign policy credentials.

Jan. 12, 2016 9:40 PM EST
Christie highlights bipartisanship, dives into pension fight

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie jumped head first into a fight with state political rivals over pensions despite highlighting his work with the Democratic-controlled Legislature and called for turning a prison into a drug treatment facility during his annual State of the State address Tuesday.

Jan. 12, 2016 9:07 PM EST
Cruz promises to defend gun rights in NH campaign swing

HUDSON, N.H. (AP) — Ted Cruz on Tuesday returned to New Hampshire for the first time in months, promising conservative voters he'll protect their gun rights and several times invoking the state's "Live Free or Die" motto.

Jan. 12, 2016 6:06 PM EST
Clinton confronts rival Sanders as Iowa polls tighten

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton has spent much of her 2016 presidential campaign looking past Democratic rival Bernie Sanders, focusing instead on Republicans and the November general election.

Jan. 11, 2016 10:39 PM EST
Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina cut from main Republican debate

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former technology executive Carly Fiorina will not appear on the main primetime debate stage when the Republican Party's 2016 presidential class faces off later this week in South Carolina.

Jan. 11, 2016 9:16 PM EST
Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina cut from main GOP debate lineup

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former technology executive Carly Fiorina will not appear on the primetime debate stage when the Republican Party's 2016 presidential class faces off later this week in South Carolina.

Jan. 11, 2016 8:36 PM EST
Planned Parenthood backing Clinton in primary race

HOOKSETT, New Hampshire (AP) — Women's health care provider Planned Parenthood is endorsing Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential race, but says that won't mean negative campaigning against her primary opponents.

Jan. 10, 2016 7:37 PM EST
Planned Parenthood backing Clinton in primary race

HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — Planned Parenthood is swinging behind Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential race and says that won't mean negative campaigning against her primary opponents.

Jan. 10, 2016 7:21 PM EST
Christie to take break from trail for address to New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will take a short break from campaigning for president to give his annual State of the State address Tuesday, highlighting what he says are successes while his opponents for the Republican nomination ramp up attacks against his record.

Jan. 10, 2016 12:59 PM EST
Cruz, Trump up in Iowa, but talk of 'takedown' effort fades

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Three weeks before Iowa kicks off the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are generating overwhelming enthusiasm among Republican voters in the state, along with concern, though not panic, among the party professionals who believe both are unelectable in November against the Democratic nominee.

Jan. 10, 2016 8:21 AM EST
Trump escalates attacks on Ted Cruz's eligibility to run

WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump taunted fellow Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz over his eligibility to be president on Saturday, offering the following response to Cruz's instance that he's a natural born citizen: "You're not.

Jan. 9, 2016 9:05 PM EST
Republican candidates pitch conservative anti-poverty path

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — Republican presidential candidates said Saturday their party must do more to convince poor Americans that conservative policy — and not an active federal government — will expand economic opportunity.

Jan. 9, 2016 4:00 PM EST
GOP candidates pitch conservative path to fight poverty

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates said Saturday their party must do more to convince poor Americans that conservative policy — and not an active federal government — will expand economic opportunity.

Jan. 9, 2016 1:46 PM EST
Cruz shows more personality, humor while campaigning in Iowa

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Lisa Naslund clutched a photo of her son Dillion in his military fatigues as she waited about an hour for a chance to meet Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz in this northwestern Iowa town.

Jan. 9, 2016 12:42 PM EST
As crunch time nears, the reserved Jeb Bush flashes emotions

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — Self-described as a policy nerd and tagged as "low energy" by Donald Trump, Jeb Bush is reaching deeper to show voters the man inside as he fights for his political survival ahead of New Hampshire's Republican presidential primary.

Jan. 9, 2016 4:51 AM EST
Christie: Obama has 'withdrawn America from the world'

NEW YORK (AP) — GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie criticized President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a host of foreign policy issues Thursday, saying Obama's Iran nuclear deal has hampered the fight against the Islamic State and is skewing America's priorities in the Middle East.

Jan. 7, 2016 8:31 PM EST
Cruz says McCain's criticizing him because he backs Rubio

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that fellow Sen. John McCain is calling for an exploration of his right to run for president because he intends to endorse Marco Rubio in the race.

Jan. 7, 2016 7:32 PM EST
Clinton, Sanders, O'Malley seek khan victory in Nevada caucuses

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are fighting for support among Nevada Democrats, looking beyond the leadoff contests of Iowa and New Hampshire to a state that could play a pivotal role in the nomination fight.

Jan. 7, 2016 3:21 AM EST
Clinton, Sanders aim khan for victory in Nevada caucuses

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for support among Nevada Democrats on Wednesday night, looking beyond the leadoff contests of Iowa and New Hampshire to a state that could play a pivotal role in the nomination fight.

Jan. 7, 2016 1:42 AM EST
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
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
Gov. Haley to give Republican response to State of Union

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will give the Republican response to a State of the Union address that is sure to include President Barack Obama's 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 7:03 PM EST

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