Photo Credit: AP Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday bolstered his case that he is the strongest Republican alternative to Donald Trump, winning caucuses in Kansas and Maine and finishing a close second to him in Louisiana and Kentucky. The results served as a harsh rebuke for Sen. Marco Rubio, who placed a distant third in Kansas, Kentucky and Louisiana while finishing fourth in Maine, behind the leaders and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Not only so, it comes as a further blow to the Republican Establishment's efforts to oust Donald Trump by preventing him from reaching the required number of votes for the nomination. Mr. Cruz, of Texas, said his victories should persuade other rivals trying to become the GOP’s Trump alternative to end their campaigns. In his victories in Louisiana and Kentucky, Mr. Trump won the two states with the most delegates at stake. Speaking to supporters and reporters at one of his ...

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 If Republican Debates were not confrontational enough, last night's CBS News debates marked a more personal mud fest between the contenders. The most important exchange of the evening came early in the night, when Donald J. Trump and Jeb Bush, a former governor of Florida, collided in an extended, personal clash over the Iraq war and President George W. Bush’s record on national security. But for all of the candidates, the debate helped illustrate the broader state of the race, and each man’s approach to the final seven days before the crucial South Carolina primary on Saturday. Jeb Bush Is Finally Going for It After stalling and sputtering in his past confrontations with Mr. Trump, Mr. Bush came into Greenville eager for a fight. He went at Mr. Trump repeatedly, assailing him as insensitive to women and minorities, and criticizing his support for using eminent domain to annex private property. In South Carolina, a ...

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Photo Credit: Getty Images Donald J. Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont harnessed working-class fury on Tuesday to surge to commanding victories in aNew Hampshire primary that drew a huge turnout across the state. Mr. Trump, the wealthy businessman whose blunt language and outsider image have electrified many Republicans and horrified others, benefited from an unusually large field of candidates that split the vote among traditional politicians like Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, who finished second, and former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida. But Mr. Trump also tapped into a deep well of anxiety among Republicans and independents in New Hampshire, according to exit polling data, and he ran strongest among voters who were worried about illegal immigrants, incipient economic turmoil and the threat of a terrorist attack in the United States. As polls closed, is it revealed that Mr. Trump had received 35 percent of the vote, and Mr. Sanders approached ...

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Photo Credit: ABC News The ABC debate at St. Anselm's College in New Hampshire begun with much confusion. The debate began on a bizarre note with several candidates, including Trump and Carson, apparently not hearing their introduction amid the noise of the crowd at St. Anselm's College. Both stood awkwardly in the wings as other candidates including Rubio and Bush pushed past them. Then Ohio Gov. John Kasich apparently was not introduced at all, and had to be called on stage by moderator David Muir. Things didn't get much better for Ben Carson after that. He once again was absent from the conversation for long stretches of time. In his closing statement, he told the audience: "I'm still here, and I'm not going any place either." The main storyline surrounded republican contender Marco Rubio, who came under assault from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over his level of experience as a first-term ...

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Photo Credit: US News As the Iowa caucuses begins its drawdown, most Politicians are clamouring for a piece of media action - but not Donald Trump. What made Thursday Night's debate one of the most unusual debate nights in history was that it was a showdown without a front-runner. Donald Trump skipped the debate, claiming Fox News and moderator Megyn Kelly were biased against him. That left seven rivals on stage, just four days before the Iowa caucuses: Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Rand Paul. Trump held his own event at the same time at Drake University, setting up a split-screen kind of evening. Below are some of the key highlights that happened during the debates. Mockery of Donald Trump continues Ted Cruz, who is very much expected to win the Iowa Primary, opened the debate with a sarcastic impression of Donald Trump's frequent insults of his opponents. "I'm a ...

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Seven Republican presidential candidates will participate in Fox Business Network's prime-time debate on Thursday, but Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and former business executive Carly Fiorina did not qualify for the main event, the network said on Monday. The seven candidates chosen for the main debate by Fox Business, based on the network's polling criteria, were billionaire businessman Donald Trump, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Ohio Governor John Kasich. Debate host Fox Business Network announced the debate lineup Monday evening, dealing a blow to both candidates three weeks before Iowa's leadoff presidential caucuses. Just seven candidates — the smallest Republican group so far — will be featured in Thursday's 9 p.m. ET main event, based on criteria established by the network that relied on recent polls. Fiorina, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania ...

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(Photo Credit : Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Republican Presidential hopeful Ben Carson on Wednesday told the Washington Post that he plans a campaign staff shake-up, because his advisers have allowed his campaign to drop in national polls. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has gained momentum and has risen in the polls right behind frontrunner Donald Trump, but in recent weeks he has fallen from second to fourth place in most national polls. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have taken his place because they succeeded to capitalize gains from their performance in the GOP debates. According to Reuters, Carson said that his top staffers are overpaid, but have failed to send his message to the American people and are inefficient in managing the campaign’s budget. He said “I’m looking at every aspect of the campaign right now. Everything is on the table; every job is on the table. And we are going to ...

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U.S. Presidential hopeful and Republican Ben Carson said on Friday that he is considering an independent run and threatened to leave the Republican Party, accusing it of manipulating the outcome of the Republican nomination for the 2016 Elections. His accusations come in time when the Republican Party operatives have announced that the Presidential race for the Republican nomination has been very unpredictable and will continue to be as such and because of that they are expecting to have a contested convention in July with delegates to formally elect the Presidential nominee who will represent the party in the general elections. According to Reuters, Carson accused party officials of planning to rally around a specific candidate of their own choice and push for his nomination, while excluding all the others. While being at a campaign stop in Burlington, Iowa, Carson said “The party should not be doing anything that is deceptive and under ...

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Republican Presidential contender Ben Carson visited refugees from Syria in Jordan on Saturday, but said that the United States should not accept them and bring them to the country. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson met with Syrian refugees at the Zaatari camp in order to boost his failing support regarding his foreign policy stances, after comments he made about the refugees being “rabid dogs”. He visited the refugees and also talked to humanitarian workers, government officials and medical personnel. He did not meet with journalists, but his campaign posted photographs on his campaign website with him meeting the refugees. According to Reuters, Carson stated that he is thankful for Jordan’s effort in helping the refugees that flee the Syrian civil war and said “But Jordan is a small country. They need the world’s help to feed, educate and care for these refugees until the war ends.” He also added “the United States must ...

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(Photo Credit: REUTERS/Darren Hauck) The Republican frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson were the center of the Republican Summit in Orlando with Trump calling Carson a pathological liar similar to a child molester. Trump and Carson confronted at the Florida Republican Party’s Sunshine Summit where they were among other candidates for the 2016 Elections. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz also clashed over immigration at the daylong summit. According to Reuters, during a campaign stop in Fort Ridge, Iowa, Trump started his tirade against retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, who has been narrowing the gap between him and billionaire Trump in the last month. Trump referenced Carson’s alleged lying about getting a scholarship at West Point, as well as his past of a violent attack with a knife against a friend. Trump said that Carson had a “pathological temper” and added “If you are pathological, there is no cure for that. If you ...

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