Republican Party

In Iowa, late deciders and evangelicals sided against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump made a late play for evangelical voters in Iowa's Republican presidential caucus, but he ultimately couldn't wrest the group away from winner Ted Cruz, according to entrance polls taken at the start of Monday's caucuses.

Feb. 2, 2016 11:38 PM EST
Cruz, Rubio eye NH momentum as Dems gird for long fight

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A victorious Ted Cruz and buoyant Marco Rubio emerged from Iowa with compelling claims to the outsider and mainstream mantles in the fractured Republican primary, as the presidential race shifted overnight to New Hampshire.

Feb. 2, 2016 8:44 AM EST
Cruz tops Trump in Iowa; Clinton, Sanders too close to call

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and a stronger-than-expected showing by Florida Sen.

Feb. 2, 2016 1:35 AM EST
Cruz defeats Trump in Iowa; Clinton, Sanders in tight race

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ted Cruz, a fiery, conservative Texas senator loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and Florida Sen.

Feb. 2, 2016 12:45 AM EST
AP News Guide: Iowans give Cruz 1st win of 2016 election

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ted Cruz, a hard-driving conservative, defeated national front-runner Donald Trump in a fierce struggle for supremacy in the Iowa Republican caucuses Monday while Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled far into the night over who will claim the first prize in the Democratic presidential contest.

Feb. 2, 2016 12:39 AM EST
Cruz wins in Iowa's Republican caucuses

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ted Cruz, the self-proclaimed outsider and tea party champion, was warmly embraced by conservative Iowa Republicans, whose historic turnout sealed his victory in the Iowa caucuses Monday.

Feb. 2, 2016 12:32 AM EST
Mike Huckabee ends his 2nd bid for president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Huckabee ended his second campaign for the White House on Monday amid a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses that he won in his first bid eight years ago.

Feb. 1, 2016 10:53 PM EST
Entrance polls: Iowa GOP unhappy with federal government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Republican caucus-goers are deeply unhappy with how the federal government is working, and half wanted a political outsider as the party's nominee for president, according to entrance poll interviews of those arriving at caucus sites.

Feb. 1, 2016 9:50 PM EST
Rubio has most cash among rivals to GOP leaders Trump, Cruz

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party's traditional supporters, closed last year with roughly as much money in the bank combined as Ted Cruz, the conservative insurgent they hope to topple.

Feb. 1, 2016 2:30 PM EST
Watching Monday: What to look for in the 2016 Iowa caucuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — At last, it's caucus day in Iowa. A few things to watch for on Monday as the nation gets its first glimpse of where the 2016 candidates really stand in the race for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations: ___ WHO SHOWS UP TO CAUCUS All that matters in the presidential race for the next 24 hours is who shows up to debate and discuss their choice for president with friends and neighbors in Iowa's storied caucuses — and historically, only a small fraction bother.

Feb. 1, 2016 10:09 AM EST
Amid Republican rivals to Trump and Cruz,Rubio has most cash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party's traditional supporters, closed last year with roughly as much money in the bank combined as Ted Cruz, the conservative insurgent they hope to topple.

Feb. 1, 2016 10:08 AM EST
Turnout is name of the game in Monday's Iowa caucuses

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — From sounding duck calls to predicting the weather, presidential contenders are blanketing Iowa in a final frenzy to close the deal before Monday's Iowa caucuses begin the formal process of choosing President Barack Obama's successor.

Feb. 1, 2016 12:22 AM EST
Trust Ted? Cruz facing growing attacks on credibility

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Ted Cruz needs you to trust him.Trust is the cornerstone of this fiery conservative's campaign, which may live or die with his ability to convince voters in Iowa and across the nation that he's the most consistent and trustworthy among the pack of White House hopefuls.

Jan. 31, 2016 12:55 PM EST
Turnout is key factor in Monday's Iowa caucuses

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's ready to stun the political world if his supporters turn out for Monday's Democratic presidential caucuses in Iowa.

Jan. 31, 2016 11:50 AM EST
The Latest: Trump gives money to veterans charity

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 race for president on the final weekend of campaigning before Monday's leadoff Iowa caucuses (all times local):9:10 p.

Jan. 30, 2016 10:11 PM EST
Presidential hopefuls crisscross Iowa ahead of 1st 2016 vote

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls crisscrossed the Midwestern state of Iowa on Saturday in a frenzied weekend prelude before voters have their first say in the 2016 presidential race which has taken an unexpected turn with the emergence of outsider candidates who have challenged the establishment in both parties.

Jan. 30, 2016 9:20 PM EST
A Cruz-Rubio feud flares in Iowa closer

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — As if hearing Marco Rubio's footsteps creeping up on him, Ted Cruz directed much of his final advertising against the Florida senator in the frenzied weekend prelude to the Iowa caucuses, feeding a Republican feud that turned increasingly bitter before voters have their first say in the 2016 presidential race.

Jan. 30, 2016 7:55 PM EST
Cruz and Clinton feel pressure in final Iowa stretch

RINGSTED, Iowa (AP) — Lagging Republicans jostled for second place in their crowded field, while Hillary Clinton faced more email troubles Friday as the presidential contenders barreled toward a final weekend of campaigning before Iowa's crucial caucuses.

Jan. 29, 2016 9:30 PM EST
Stage set for chaos as New Hampshire primary looms

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Uncertainties are mounting in New Hampshire as Republican presidential candidates fail to sway the state's many fence-sitters one way or the other, despite months of outreach by the various campaigns.

Jan. 29, 2016 4:20 PM EST
GOP rivals mock Trump, try to make the most of his absence

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Absent Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidates strained to take advantage of a rare opportunity to step out of the front-runner's shadow in Thursday night's debate — a staid, policy-heavy contest that offered a glimpse of what the GOP contest might have been without the unpredictable businessman.

Jan. 29, 2016 1:46 AM EST
Trump holds his own event as rivals debate

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As his rivals made their final case to voters ahead of Iowa's kickoff caucuses, Donald Trump was headlining a show of his own.

Jan. 29, 2016 1:23 AM EST
AP FACT CHECK: GOP claims on carpet bombs, Kurds and economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contenders let fly with some inaccuracies when they badmouthed the Obama administration on health care, military readiness and pay for construction workers in their latest debate.

Jan. 28, 2016 11:47 PM EST

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