Republican Party

Christie leaves campaign trail as storm bears down at home

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decided to return home Friday from the Republican presidential campaign trail in New Hampshire as a major snowstorm threatened to drop up to 2 feet of snow on his state and cause coastal flooding.

Jan. 22, 2016 9:11 PM EST
Donald Trump: Establishment 'warming up' to me

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday the Republican establishment is "warming up" to his candidacy as he ramped up his attacks against his chief rival, Texas Sen.

Jan. 22, 2016 12:53 AM EST
Bush will take some family help, but avoid over reliance

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Jeb Bush said Thursday that while his brother will join him on the campaign trail and his mother stars in a new ad, he remains wary of leaning on his famous family as he seeks to become its third president.

Jan. 21, 2016 9:18 PM EST
AP Conversation: Kasich bets against voter anger

BOW, N.H. (AP) — John Kasich isn't angry.And he's betting his presidential aspirations that voters aren't angry, either — despite the sustained political strength of leading Republicans he says are taking the country "into the dark.

Jan. 21, 2016 3:40 PM EST
AP Conversation: Kasich bets against voter anger

BOW, N.H. (AP) — John Kasich isn't angry.And he's betting his presidential aspirations that voters aren't, either — despite the sustained political strength of leading Republicans he says are taking the country "into the dark.

Jan. 21, 2016 3:36 PM EST
Trump touts "a good day" after Palin endorsement

NORWALK, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump brandished the endorsement of conservative Republican firebrand Sarah Palin at an Iowa rally Wednesday in the increasingly intense 2016 GOP presidential sweepstakes.

Jan. 20, 2016 11:28 PM EST
GOP candidate Kasich addresses NH House ahead of primary

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich praised the New Hampshire Legislature on Wednesday for expanding Medicaid under the president's health care overhaul law — a rare move for GOP presidential contender — saying that the decision saved lives.

Jan. 20, 2016 2:45 PM EST
Carson campaign volunteer dies after car accident in Iowa

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A volunteer for Ben Carson's presidential campaign died Tuesday after being hospitalized with injuries suffered in a car accident in western Iowa that hurt three other campaign workers.

Jan. 20, 2016 2:46 AM EST
Sarah Palin: 'No more pussyfooting around' if Trump elected

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump received the endorsement Tuesday of conservative firebrand Sarah Palin, giving the billionaire businessman a potential boost less than two weeks before Iowa's kick-off caucuses.

Jan. 19, 2016 10:45 PM EST
Cruz dons face paint in appeal to hunters, gun owners

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's an image football fans in Iowa are likely to see this weekend: Ted Cruz, his face smeared with black greasepaint, sitting in a Louisiana duck blind with a borrowed shotgun.

Jan. 19, 2016 5:37 PM EST
As Iowa looms, GOP wonders: Does Trump have fans, or voters?

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's the No. 1 question headed into the primary season: Does Donald Trump merely have fans, or does the national front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination have voters who will mobilize come caucus day?The definitive answer won't arrive until first-to-vote Iowa heads to the polls on Feb.

Jan. 18, 2016 7:59 PM EST
Rubio: faith 'single greatest influence in my life'

WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio promised to keep "talking about God" as he campaigned across Iowa Monday, reminding influential evangelical voters of his commitment to Christian values just two weeks before the state's leadoff caucuses.

Jan. 18, 2016 7:37 PM EST
Ted Cruz says Donald Trump becoming 'rattled' by his gains

WASHINGTON, New Hampshire (AP) — Ted Cruz accused his Republican rival Donald Trump Monday of exhibiting inconsistent conservatism and said the billionaire investor is becoming "rattled" and "dismayed" by his gains.

Jan. 18, 2016 5:57 PM EST
Trump looks to appeal to evangelicals at Liberty University

LYNCHBURG, Virginia (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivered the convocation address Monday at Virginia's Liberty University, one of the country's most prominent evangelical Christian institutions.

Jan. 18, 2016 3:26 PM EST
GOP establishment concedes uphill battle to win NH, Iowa

HOLLIS, N.H. (AP) — After months of predicting a comeback for their preferred candidates, Republican establishment leaders now concede the first two contests of the presidential race, in Iowa and New Hampshire early next month, are Donald Trump's and Ted Cruz's to lose.

Jan. 18, 2016 3:41 AM EST
Cruz takes aim at New Hampshire voters for upcoming tour

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Ted Cruz brought his pro-gun, anti-establishment message to a receptive audience at a packed pasta restaurant in New Hampshire on Sunday, the beginning of a five-day swing the Texas senator hopes will help him eat into rival Donald Trump's advantage in the state.

Jan. 17, 2016 7:21 PM EST
Republican establishment loses hope of winning early states

HOLLIS, New Hampshire (AP) — After months of predicting a comeback for their preferred candidates, Republican establishment leaders now concede the first two contests of the presidential nominating race, in Iowa and New Hampshire early next month, are Donald Trump's and Ted Cruz's to lose.

Jan. 17, 2016 5:49 PM EST
Cruz takes aim at New Hampshire voters for upcoming tour

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — During a pro-gun event at a New Hampshire shooting range this month, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz explained his views on protecting Second Amendment rights, freedom and liberty for all Americans.

Jan. 17, 2016 2:36 PM EST
GOP establishment loses hope of winning Iowa, New Hampshire

HOLLIS, N.H. (AP) — After months of predicting a comeback for their preferred candidates, Republican establishment leaders now concede the first two contests of the presidential race, in Iowa and New Hampshire early next month, are Donald Trump's and Ted Cruz's to lose.

Jan. 17, 2016 12:43 PM EST
Analysis: Prisoner swap puts GOP candidates in a tough spot

Iran’s release of five Americans gives President Barack Obama the opportunity to deliver a harsh reminder to the Republicans wanting to succeed him: You can promise to pull back the hand I’ve extended to Iran and Cuba _ nations the U.

Jan. 17, 2016 11:39 AM EST

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