Republican Party

Supreme Court vacancy is tangible test for 2016 candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The stakes in the U.S. presidential election just got higher.The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia — and the immediate declaration from Republicans that the next president should nominate his replacement — adds even more weight to the decision voters will make in November's general election.

Feb. 14, 2016 7:22 PM EST
Supreme Court vacancy is tangible test for 2016 candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential election just got real.The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia — and the immediate declaration from Republicans that the next president should nominate his replacement — adds even more weight to the decision voters will make in November's general election.

Feb. 14, 2016 2:38 PM EST
AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Iraq war

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump delivered a ferocious putdown of George W. Bush from the debate stage, central to his effort to convince voters that they don't want another Bush deciding when to take the country to war.

Feb. 14, 2016 1:25 PM EST
Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans.

Feb. 14, 2016 3:08 AM EST
GOP candidates joust over foreign policy, immigration

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates jousted over immigration and foreign policy in a raucous debate that was shaken by the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia hours before they took the stage.

Feb. 14, 2016 2:57 AM EST
Fight night: Personal attacks, court debate for GOP hopefuls

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and let his successor nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured harshly personal jousting over immigration and foreign policy.

Feb. 13, 2016 11:15 PM EST
Debate: Republican contenders say no court nominee for Obama

GREENVILLE, South Carolina (AP) — Republican White House hopefuls called for President Barack Obama to step aside and allow his successor to nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a debate jolted by Saturday's death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.

Feb. 13, 2016 11:13 PM EST
Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans.

Feb. 13, 2016 10:44 PM EST
Rubio under pressure as Republicans debate in South Carolina

GREENVILLE, South Carolina (AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio enters Saturday night's Republican presidential debate facing immense pressure to right his campaign after faltering badly in the last contest and finishing a disappointing fifth in the New Hampshire primary.

Feb. 13, 2016 11:19 AM EST
Top Republicans stay quiet on release of their tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year's hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later.

Feb. 13, 2016 3:08 AM EST
Presidential contenders fight for minority voters in SC

DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — The fight for black voters turned into a tug-of-war over President Barack Obama's legacy Friday as Democratic presidential hopefuls looked for an edge in South Carolina.

Feb. 12, 2016 5:19 PM EST
Top Republicans stay quiet on release of their tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year's hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later.

Feb. 12, 2016 1:42 PM EST
Kasich works to assure South Carolina of conservative record

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — An energized John Kasich heads into South Carolina's Republican presidential primary hoping to build on a strong showing in New Hampshire, but he's refusing to tailor or shift his message to fit the state's more conservative electorate.

Feb. 12, 2016 4:11 AM EST
Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters.

Feb. 11, 2016 4:47 PM EST
Rubio eyes brokered convention after NH setback

OKATIE, S.C. (AP) — The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention.

Feb. 11, 2016 2:03 PM EST
Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters, even as he campaigns to protect law-abiding citizens from spying by the government.

Feb. 11, 2016 1:58 PM EST
Next up for the GOP presidential candidates: South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Republican presidential nominating has moved into the South, where seven states — Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas — will anchor the Super Tuesday primaries on March 1.

Feb. 10, 2016 10:42 PM EST
Republican hopefuls hope for survival in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — Republican businessman Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders moved on Wednesday after commanding wins in the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary, and the Republican field contracted with announcements that Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie would drop out of the race.

Feb. 10, 2016 9:37 PM EST
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ends 2016 White House bid

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for president "without an ounce of regret" on Wednesday, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire's primary.

Feb. 10, 2016 8:27 PM EST
Ohio bill to strip Planned Parenthood funds heads to Kasich

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with conservatives who dominate the upcoming Republican presidential primary in South Carolina.

Feb. 10, 2016 6:18 PM EST
Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party's nomination.

Feb. 10, 2016 6:14 PM EST

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