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Trump steps up insults of rivals on campaign trail
Trump steps up insults of rivals on campaign trail

Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump stepped up attacks on his campaign rivals, insisting none of them have the caliber to become the next president of the United States.

Trump steps up insults of rivals on campaign trail
Jeb Bush apologizes for 'French work week' putdown
Jeb Bush apologizes for 'French work week' putdown

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has informally apologized to France for accusing a rival of only showing up for "a French work week."

Jeb Bush apologizes for 'French work week' putdown
Trump, Carson in spotlight as Republicans brace for debate
Trump, Carson in spotlight as Republicans brace for debate

Donald Trump, the longtime frontrunner in the Republican presidential race, gears up for battle in a third nationally televised candidates' debate, with fellow outsider Ben Carson hot on his heels.

Trump, Carson in spotlight as Republicans brace for debate
Trump needles debating Democrats via Twitter
Trump needles debating Democrats via Twitter

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was not about to let Democrats steal the limelight in their first 2016 debate.

Trump needles debating Democrats via Twitter
Trump pulls out of event at US Hispanic chamber
Trump pulls out of event at US Hispanic chamber

Republican White House frontrunner Donald Trump has backed out of an appearance at the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Trump pulls out of event at US Hispanic chamber
Trump would send home Syrian refugees
Trump would send home Syrian refugees

Republican US presidential front-runner Donald Trump said that he would send thousands of Syrian refugees back to their home country if he is elected in November.

Trump would send home Syrian refugees
No Muslim should be US president: Carson
No Muslim should be US president: Carson

Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson said no Muslim should be president of the United States, adding a new twist to a controversy roiling the party's White House nominating race.

No Muslim should be US president: Carson
Trump under fire for failure to rebut anti-Muslim backer
Trump under fire for failure to rebut anti-Muslim backer

Democratic presidential candidates joined the White House in slamming Donald Trump for failing to challenge a questioner who wrongly claimed President Barack Obama was a Muslim and not a US citizen.

Trump under fire for failure to rebut anti-Muslim backer
In departure from Republicans, Trump wouldn't 'rip up' Iran deal
In departure from Republicans, Trump wouldn't 'rip up' Iran deal

US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump took a strong departure from his party's rejection of the Iran nuclear deal, saying he would not necessarily "rip up" the accord.

In departure from Republicans, Trump wouldn't 'rip up' Iran deal
Trump to report to jury duty in NY on Monday
Trump to report to jury duty in NY on Monday

Even trash-talking billionaire candidate Donald Trump, who has upended the US Republican presidential campaign with one controversial comment after another, cannot escape jury duty.

Trump to report to jury duty in NY on Monday
24 million watched US presidential debate: Nielsen
24 million watched US presidential debate: Nielsen

A staggering 24 million viewers tuned in to Fox News to watch the first major Republican US presidential debate, the highest-rated non-sports telecast in cable television history.

24 million watched US presidential debate: Nielsen
Behind Trump bluster a tough Republican race takes shape
Behind Trump bluster a tough Republican race takes shape

Donald Trump took center stage at the first major Republican presidential debate, but a strong showing from less brash candidates revealed a strong field and a fiercely competitive race ahead.

Behind Trump bluster a tough Republican race takes shape
Obama: Republicans will change views on climate
Obama: Republicans will change views on climate

US President Barack Obama has predicted Republicans will eventually ditch their skepticism about climate change in order to keep favor with voters.

Obama: Republicans will change views on climate
Obama dismissive as US House votes to repeal 'Obamacare'
Obama dismissive as US House votes to repeal 'Obamacare'

US House Republicans took the increasingly routine step of voting to repeal "Obamacare," a seemingly doomed effort that President Barack Obama ridiculed as making "absolutely no sense."

Obama dismissive as US House votes to repeal 'Obamacare'
Republican-led House blocks Obama immigration plan
Republican-led House blocks Obama immigration plan

In a symbolic rebuke to US President Barack Obama's unilateral action on immigration, the Republican-led House of Representatives voted to block his plan.

Republican-led House blocks Obama immigration plan
Republicans fume over report Obama may shut Guantanamo
Republicans fume over report Obama may shut Guantanamo

President Barack Obama is considering shutting Guantanamo and transferring its terror-suspect detainees to US soil.

Republicans fume over report Obama may shut Guantanamo
Religious right looks beyond gay marriage to next battles
Religious right looks beyond gay marriage to next battles

"We are in a war."

Religious right looks beyond gay marriage to next battles
Michelle Obama takes on Republicans over school lunches
Michelle Obama takes on Republicans over school lunches

First lady Michelle Obama made a rare but strident foray into political debate Tuesday, slamming a Republican bid to change US school nutrition standards as "unacceptable."

Michelle Obama takes on Republicans over school lunches
Singer Clay Aiken. ©Reuters/Jim Ruymen
'American Idol' star Clay Aiken launches Congress bid

"American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken declared Wednesday he is running for Congress, putting his singing career on hold as he aims to unseat a Republican from her North Carolina district.

'American Idol' star Clay Aiken launches Congress bid
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). ©Reuters/Jim Young
US Congress unveils $1 trillion spending bill

Negotiators from the US Senate and House of Representatives unveiled a $1 trillion spending bill late Monday, eliminating the threat of another government shutdown, at least until October.

US Congress unveils $1 trillion spending bill