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AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the Republican debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — On taxes, trade and drug prices — along with the always tangled tale of opinion polls — viewers of the latest Republican debate didn't get a straight story.

Mar. 3, 2016 11:00 PM EST
Does Trump have a health care plan? Does it matter?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's evolving ideas on health care do not amount to a full plan, and some proposals could mean new political and policy dilemmas for the Republican presidential front-runner and his party.

Mar. 3, 2016 7:29 PM EST
Christie on Trump appearance: 'I wasn't being held hostage'

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Anyone worried that Republican Gov. Chris Christie was being held hostage by Donald Trump as he stood, seemingly shell-shocked, behind the GOP presidential front-runner on Super Tuesday can rest easy.

Mar. 3, 2016 5:30 PM EST
Schools find campaign talk conflicts with no-bullies message

BUFFALO, New York (AP) — Ryan Lysek rose to become vice president of his fifth-grade class at Lorraine Academy in Buffalo, New York, after the sitting vice president was ousted for saying things that went against the school's anti-bullying rules.

Mar. 3, 2016 2:12 PM EST
Conservative national security leaders unite to oppose Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican national security leaders and experts have assailed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump as unfit to be commander in chief, calling him dishonest and describing his positions on key issues as dangerous and uninformed.

Mar. 3, 2016 1:48 PM EST
Viewer's Guide: GOP debate about Trump vs. everyone else

WASHINGTON (AP) — And then there were four.Ben Carson's departure from the GOP presidential race means the quartet of remaining Republicans on the debate stage Thursday night get more time for attacks as Donald Trump treads a path to the GOP nomination and his three rivals try to trip him up.

Mar. 3, 2016 10:34 AM EST
The Latest: Elton John, Katy Perry rally for Clinton

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Campaign 2016 in the wake of Super Tuesday results that gave Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton strong leads (all times EST):10:10 p.

Mar. 2, 2016 11:12 PM EST
Ben Carson says 'no path forward' in his bid for White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said he is effectively ending his bid for the White House Wednesday, concluding a roller-coaster campaign that briefly took him to the top of a chaotic GOP field but ended with a Super Tuesday whimper.

Mar. 2, 2016 7:26 PM EST
Clinton, Trump widen their leads; Republicans desperate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders searched on Wednesday for a last-chance option that could derail Donald Trump's momentum in the presidential nominating contest that gained strength with his seven Super Tuesday victories.

Mar. 2, 2016 7:14 PM EST
Rattled Republicans seek a last-ditch strategy to stop Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the prospect of nominating Donald Trump for president, Republicans spiraled into a chaotic, last-ditch search Wednesday for a way to save the party from hitching its fortunes to an unpredictable celebrity candidate without alienating his throng of followers.

Mar. 2, 2016 5:45 PM EST
Rattled Republicans seek a last-ditch strategy to stop Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down the prospect of nominating Donald Trump for president, Republicans spiraled into a chaotic, last-ditch search Wednesday for a way to save the GOP from hitching its fortunes to an unpredictable celebrity candidate without alienating his throng of followers.

Mar. 2, 2016 5:19 PM EST
Christie's thousand-yard stare stirs mockery, befuddlement

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Was that really Chris Christie, the brusque, take-a-back-seat-to-nobody governor of New Jersey?Christie's seemingly shell-shocked gaze as he stood behind Donald Trump on Super Tuesday generated morning-after befuddlement and mockery in his home state and beyond.

Mar. 2, 2016 5:07 PM EST
Trump dominates with huge turnouts, wide base of support

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump continues to demonstrate a wide base of support, riding record turnouts to seven victories out of the 11 states where Republicans cast Super Tuesday ballots.

Mar. 2, 2016 5:02 PM EST
Texas GOP revolts over 'embarrassment' winning county chair

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Austin author who often uses homophobic slurs and co-authored a book about Hillary Clinton with one of Donald Trump's former presidential advisers is the newly elected GOP county chairman in the seat of Republican power in Texas.

Mar. 2, 2016 4:42 PM EST
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ____ March 1 The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina on the cease-fire in Syria: President Obama's critics will not embrace the Syrian cease-fire now in effect, a move on which the United States and Russia cooperated.

Mar. 2, 2016 4:09 PM EST
AP delegate count: Trump not yet on track to win nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite Donald Trump's string of Super Tuesday victories, the billionaire businessman must do even better in upcoming primaries to claim the Republican presidential nomination before the party's national convention this summer, an AP delegate count shows.

Mar. 2, 2016 3:49 PM EST
Kelly says she doesn't expect Trump hostility in debate

NEW YORK (AP) — Anticipating another appearance on a debate stage with Donald Trump, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly says their public feud hasn't affected her preparation and she doesn't expect a renewal of hostilities with the Republican presidential front runner.

Mar. 2, 2016 3:40 PM EST
Ben Carson says 'no path forward' in his bid for White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said he is effectively ending his bid for the White House Wednesday, concluding a roller-coaster campaign that briefly took him to the top of a chaotic Republican field but ended with a Super Tuesday whimper.

Mar. 2, 2016 3:34 PM EST
AP delegate count: Trump not yet on track to win nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite Donald Trump's string of victories on Tuesday, he has to do better in upcoming contests to claim the Republican nomination for president before the party's national convention this summer, an AP delegate count shows.

Mar. 2, 2016 12:57 PM EST
Talking Trump and barbecue on Super Tuesday

NEW YORK (AP) — Here's a look at highlights from television coverage of Super Tuesday voting in the presidential campaign:___TRUMP'S PODIUMThe broadcast networks ABC, CBS and NBC gave the campaign an hour of prime-time coverage, and Donald Trump put pressure on them right away.

Mar. 2, 2016 10:56 AM EST
Viewer's Guide: Trump, Clinton rivals running out of options

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's getting harder and harder for rivals of U.S. presidential contenders Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to plot a realistic course to win the presidential nominations from their competing parties.

Mar. 2, 2016 6:56 AM EST
Super Tuesday takeaways: Trump, Clinton tighten grip

WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses in a dozen states, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had tightened their grasp on their party's presidential nominations.

Mar. 2, 2016 4:53 AM EST
Exit poll: GOP voters seek change; Dems want Obama sequel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sorry, Marco Rubio: Republicans seem more interested in finding a presidential candidate who is a change agent or shares their values than selecting somebody who can win in November.

Mar. 2, 2016 3:55 AM EST
Exit poll: Clinton expands base, Trump sells outsider image

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton held on to older people and ate into Bernie Sanders' support among the 30-to-44 crowd on Super Tuesday as her rival claimed a clear advantage with only one age group: his devoted under-30 followers.

Mar. 2, 2016 1:29 AM EST
It's a Super Tuesday for Clinton and Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton swept through the South on Super Tuesday, claiming victory in their parties' primaries in delegate-rich Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Virginia.

Mar. 2, 2016 1:17 AM EST
AP News Guide: Decision night, Super Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump scored delegate-rich Super Tuesday victories across the nation as they bid for clearer sailing in a tempest-tossed campaign for the presidential nominations.

Mar. 2, 2016 1:12 AM EST
Clinton, Trump claim big Super Tuesday wins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton moved closer to winning their parties' nominations with a series of victories in the Super Tuesday elections, the biggest day of the primary campaign.

Mar. 2, 2016 12:23 AM EST

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