Republican Party

Trump strikes back at Cruz as Bush lands key endorsement

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — With two weeks to go until Iowans head to the polls in the first vote of the 2016 primary season, Republican front-runner Donald Trump ramped up his attacks against rival Ted Cruz on Friday, while Jeb Bush scored a key endorsement for his White House bid.

Jan. 15, 2016 8:42 PM EST
White House hopeful Bush lays out plans for foreign policy

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush believes he's got the best prescription for American foreign policy, from his strategies for deterring North Korea's nuclear ambitions, to destroying the Islamic State.

Jan. 15, 2016 1:49 PM EST
Trump-Cruz rivalry intensifies in rollicking GOP debate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The rivalry between the Republican Party's two leading candidates for president intensified in Thursday's debate, which featured the most rollicking action to date.

Jan. 15, 2016 9:54 AM EST
Trump, Cruz assert their standing atop Republican field

NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) — Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz asserted their standing atop their party's race in a fiery debate, overshadowing a crowded field of rivals with just two weeks to go before early voting begins.

Jan. 15, 2016 7:56 AM EST
Trump, Cruz assert their standing atop Republican field

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — With just over two weeks until voting begins, Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz firmly asserted their standing atop the GOP race in a fiery debate, overshadowing a crowded field of rivals still grappling for a way to overtake the front-runners.

Jan. 15, 2016 7:17 AM EST
Trump, Cruz go at each other in year's first GOP debate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz clashed Thursday night over the Texas senator's eligibility to serve as commander in chief and the businessman's "New York values," ending months of civility between fiery contenders seeking to tap into voter anger and frustration.

Jan. 15, 2016 1:34 AM EST
AP Conversation: Bush sees conservatism at stake in '16

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush says he misjudged the intensity of anger among Republican voters before his White House campaign and believes the country in 2016 is "dramatically different" than in past elections.

Jan. 14, 2016 3:37 AM EST
Obama stresses State of Union themes in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Stressing themes from his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged the country to respond to economic and other societal changes with confidence instead of fear.

Jan. 14, 2016 12:37 AM EST
Republican Party begins preparing for contested convention

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Republican National Committee has started preparing for a contested national convention, which would follow the primary season should no GOP candidate for president win enough delegates to secure the party's nomination.

Jan. 13, 2016 7:42 PM EST
Republican Party begins preparing for contested convention

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Several top Republicans tell The Associated Press the party has started preparing for a contested convention as the outcome of a primary season in which no GOP candidate for president wins enough delegates to secure the party's nomination.

Jan. 13, 2016 6:51 PM EST
Christie warns voters: Don't elect a first-term senator

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. (AP) — Chris Christie is pressing people in New Hampshire to avoid voting for a first-time senator in the coming presidential primary, and holding out Barack Obama as an example of what can happen when they do.

Jan. 13, 2016 4:22 PM EST
AP Conversation: Bush sees conservatism at stake in '16

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush says he misjudged the intensity of anger among Republican voters before his White House campaign and believes the country in 2016 is "dramatically different" than in past elections.

Jan. 13, 2016 2:37 PM EST
AP Conversation: Bush sees conservatism at stake in '16

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush says he misjudged the intensity of anger among Republican voters before his White House campaign and believes the country in 2016 is "dramatically different" than in past elections.

Jan. 13, 2016 2:15 PM EST
Obama summons Americans to compromise and change

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Americans soon to begin choosing his successor, President Barack Obama is casting his seven divisive years as a time of positive change, implicitly asking voters to replace him with a Democrat who would continue his hard-won policies on health care, climate change and Iran.

Jan. 13, 2016 3:43 AM EST
Obama warns against giving into election year cynicism

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Americans soon to being choosing his successor, President Barack Obama used his final State of the Union address to rekindle belief in the promise of change that first carried him to the White House, declaring that the country must not allow election-year fear and division to put economic and security progress at risk.

Jan. 13, 2016 1:50 AM EST
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

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