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Debate field is set: Trump, Bush in; Santorum, Fiorina out

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Billionaire businessman Donald Trump will be front and center in the Republican Party's leadoff presidential debate, scorin... Full Story

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  • Debate field is set: Trump, Bush in; Santorum, Fiorina out
    Debate field is set: Trump, Bush in; Santorum, Fiorina out

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Billionaire businessman Donald Trump will be front and center in the Republican Party's leadoff presidential debate, scoring the top spot in Thursday's prime-time faceoff where he'll be joined by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and seven other White House opefuls who made the campaign's first cut.

  • Christie files financial disclosure report

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newly released financial disclosure records show Republican presidential contender Chris Christie earned nearly $277,000 in wages over the last year and a half as New Jersey governor.

  • Dems hit Bush after comments on funding for women's health
    Dems hit Bush after comments on funding for women's health

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush vowed Tuesday to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood if elected to the White House, but drew immediate fire from Democrats for adding, "I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues."

  • Obama, Netanyahu make dueling appeals on Iran to US Jews
    Obama, Netanyahu make dueling appeals on Iran to US Jews

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made dueling appeals to the American Jewish community Tuesday as they sought to rally support for their opposing positions on the Iranian nuclear deal.

  • Debate line-up illustrates power of Fox News in GOP campaign
    Debate line-up illustrates power of Fox News in GOP campaign

    NEW YORK (AP) — Iowa and New Hampshire are still on the horizon — but first there's the Fox primary, and the buildup to this week's first Republican presidential debate shows that the influence of Fox News Channel on the GOP selection process is stronger than ever.

  • More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote
    More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.

  • Marine arrested on gun charges on Capitol grounds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine detailed to the office of California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr. was arrested Tuesday for possession of an unregistered firearm after a loaded .45 caliber handgun was discovered in his vehicle.

  • A grayer Obama celebrates 54th birthday with family, friends

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama may no longer have the head of dark-black hair he once had, but he's not too old for a night on the town to mark his birthday — even on a work night.

  • Philanthropist, GOP powerbroker Elsie Hillman dies at 89
    Philanthropist, GOP powerbroker Elsie Hillman dies at 89

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Elsie Hillman, a philanthropist and political activist who helped propel moderate Republicans to state and national offices, died Tuesday. She was 89.

  • Despite rhetoric, border security less urgent in 2015

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In the weeks leading up to Thursday's first debate of the 2016 presidential race, Republican candidates have sought to distinguish themselves from each other — and President Barack Obama — with ever-tougher positions on border security and illegal immigration, claiming current mesures are failing.

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