Former New Mexico governor Richardson backs Hillary Clinton


© Reuters. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson on Sunday said he would endorse Democrat Hillary Clinton in her bid to win the November 2016 presidential election, calling her the best candidate in the running for the Democratic nomination. Clinton is the ...

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Trump says tax code is letting hedge funds ‘get away with murder’


© Reuters. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally held in Ladd-Peebles stadium in Mobile By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump blasted hedge fund managers on Sunday as mere “paper pushers” who he said were “getting away with murder” by not paying their fair share of taxes. In a telephone interview on ...

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Democrat Sanders courts black voters in South Carolina


© Reuters. Sanders signs an autograph at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines By Harriet McLeod NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders brought his progressive populism to deeply Republican South Carolina, and made a pitch to connect with the black voters that provide most of the Democratic support in the early primary state. It was ...

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Biden meets liberal leader Warren while mulling White House run


© Reuters. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at an event to announce a major reconstruction project of New York’s LaGuardia Airport in New York City By Jeff Mason EDGARTOWN, Mass. (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met on Saturday with Senator Elizabeth Warren, a popular progressive leader with a big support base among Democrats, as he mulls whether ...

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At Koch group summit, a restrained enthusiasm for Trump


At Koch group summit, a restrained enthusiasm for Trump By Emily Flitter COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) – While thousands streamed into a football stadium Friday evening in Mobile, Alabama to see Donald Trump, a much smaller crowd of committed conservatives unwound at a bar and mused over the good, the bad and the unknown of the unlikely Republican presidential front-runner. They ...

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Trump holds large rally in Alabama, touts tough immigration stance


© Reuters. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets the crowd in the overflow room following a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Donald Trump told a rally at an Alabama football stadium on Friday that he would crack down on illegal immigration if elected president, a familiar theme for the real estate mogul as he ...

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Trump widens lead over U.S. Republican presidential field: Reuters poll


© Reuters. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to supporters as he is driven away following a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire By Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump is pulling away from the pack in the race for the party’s U.S. presidential nomination, widening his lead over his closest rivals ...

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