Scorecard: How the GOP candidates fared in their 3rd debate
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Scorecard: How the GOP candidates fared in their 3rd debate

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Here’s a look at how the 10 Republican presidential candidates in the main-event debate at the University of Colorado-Boulder performed Wednesday night. ___ BEN CARSON Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was in the spotlight more than in the first two debates, having risen to the top of polls nationally and in first-voting … Continue reading

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Analysis: Bush comeback strategy backfires in GOP debate
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Analysis: Bush comeback strategy backfires in GOP debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeb Bush sought to calm anxious donors with a comeback strategy focused on taking down rival Marco Rubio. But Bush’s plan backfired badly on national television in the third GOP presidential debate. Instead of generating much needed momentum, Bush’s attack on his onetime protege raised new questions about his underwhelming candidacy in … Continue reading

Trump signs pledge to back GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee
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Trump signs pledge to back GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party’s next presidential nominee — whoever it may be. The billionaire businessman announced his decision in a raucous new conference at Trump Tower, the gold-hued skyscraper in midtown Manhattan where he … Continue reading

Bush on NSA surveillance lapse
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Bush on NSA surveillance lapse

  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The latest from an economic conference in Florida where some of the leading Republican presidential candidates and likely candidates spoke Tuesday, June 2, 2015: ___ 4 p.m. (EDT) Jeb Bush says those who criticize the government’s surveillance powers are going to wish they were in place if the … Continue reading

10’s a crowd? GOP prepares for double digits on debate stage
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10’s a crowd? GOP prepares for double digits on debate stage

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first Republican presidential debate will feature no fewer than 10 candidates. That’s according to guidelines released Wednesday by debate hosts Fox News and Facebook, which offer the first clues as to how the GOP will handle its largest presidential class in recent memory. Party officials have been working privately in recent … Continue reading