Clinton takes aim at Trump in ad ahead of New York primary
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Clinton takes aim at Trump in ad ahead of New York primary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is taking aim at Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policies and the violence at some of his rallies in a new television ad that her campaign says will run in New York. Clinton says in the ad that while some people say America’s problems can be solved by “building walls” and … Continue reading

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Clinton gives blunt talk on race where Obama trod lightly
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Clinton gives blunt talk on race where Obama trod lightly

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Stefanie Brown James, the director of African-American outreach for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, thought that the changes must have been typos. The statement she’d written for the president honoring Black History Month had been immediately returned with every instance of the word “black” crossed out. They’d been replaced by “African-American,” … Continue reading

The Latest: McCarthy: GOP race is between Trump and Rubio
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The Latest: McCarthy: GOP race is between Trump and Rubio

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race a day before the Republican caucuses in Nevada. South Carolina Democrats vote for their presidential nominee on Saturday (all times local): 12:25 p.m. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the Republican race is a two-man contest between front-runner Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco … Continue reading

Bush bust as Cruz, Rubio, Clinton get million-dollar boosts
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Bush bust as Cruz, Rubio, Clinton get million-dollar boosts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican and Democratic presidential contenders reported on the financial health of their national campaigns even as they were in the thick of the Nevada Democratic caucuses and South Carolina primary. Most of the outside groups known as super political action committees also faced a midnight Saturday deadline to report to the … Continue reading

Trump, Clinton ride key groups to clear front-runner status
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Trump, Clinton ride key groups to clear front-runner status

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are cementing their status as presidential front-runners with strong performances among demographic groups at the core of their two parties, developments that put tremendous pressure on their top rivals as the nominating contests head into delegate-rich March. Trump built a varied coalition in his … Continue reading

Trump’s campaign long ago spread beyond early-to-vote states
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Trump’s campaign long ago spread beyond early-to-vote states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s unorthodox bid to win the Republican presidential nomination has some distinctly traditional trappings: offices and employees across the country. Trump, the winner in two of the first three states in the presidential primary season, has long been laying the groundwork for more victories in March, when two dozen states go … Continue reading