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Indiana puts Donald Trump’s evangelical support to test

/  02.05.2016  /  Politics 

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s success in the race for the White House may well depend on the support of Republican evangelicals suspicious of the front-runner’s more liberal side as he discloses his social views.

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Clinton, looking ahead to general election, begins Appalachia tour

/  02.05.2016  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton begins a two-day tour on Monday through rural, traditionally coal-reliant parts of the eastern Appalachian region where Republican rival Donald Trump’s pro-coal, anti-trade message has resonated with economically distressed voters.

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May Day rallies in Los Angeles carry strong anti-Trump theme

/  02.05.2016  /  Politics 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hundreds of people marched through Los Angeles on Sunday in May Day rallies that took aim at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for his campaign vow to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico to stop illegal immigration.

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Cash-flush California GOP allows chairman to seek third term

/  01.05.2016  /  Politics 

BURLINGAME, Calif. (Reuters) – The Californian Republican Party voted on Sunday to extend its term limit to allow the former lawmaker who brought the party back from near-bankruptcy in an increasingly Democratic state to seek a third term as chairman.

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‘It’s over,’ Trump says, eyeing victory in Indiana

/  01.05.2016  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Front-runner Donald Trump said on Sunday that he will have essentially sealed the Republican U.S. presidential nomination if he wins Tuesday’s contest in Indiana, where he holds a big lead over chief rival Ted Cruz.

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Facing long odds in California, Cruz courts state’s Republicans

/  01.05.2016  /  Politics 

BURLINGAME, Calif. (Reuters) – U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz made a plea to the California Republican Party on Saturday to line up behind him in the state’s June primary in his uphill battle to stop front-runner Donald Trump from grabbing the nomination.

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Obama takes final bow at star-studded Washington dinner

/  30.04.2016  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With seven performances under his belt, U.S. President Barack Obama will try one last time to bring the house down at the annual White House correspondents’ dinner on Saturday, a night of playful ribbing of both politicians and the news media.

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U.S. West Point academy set for first woman dean in two century history

/  30.04.2016  /  Politics 

(Reuters) – The United States Military Academy is poised to have its first woman dean in its 216-year history after President Barack Obama nominated to the post a West Point graduate who currently leads the school’s Department of Social Sciences.

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Brady Campaign’s ad draws ire of U.S. anti-gun violence activists

/  29.04.2016  /  Politics 

BOSTON (Reuters) – The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence said on Friday it has sharply cut back an online ad that had used the names and faces of mass shooters and urged the news media not to identify them after the group drew criticism from other gun control activists.

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Indiana governor to endorse Republican Ted Cruz: reports

/  29.04.2016  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Indiana Governor Mike Pence will endorse Republican White House hopeful Ted Cruz on Friday ahead of the state’s primary next week, media outlets reported, while front-runner Donald Trump looked to California after demonstrations at a rally there on Thursday.

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