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MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Bernie Sanders had breakfast with one of America's most prominent civil rights activists, Al Sharpton, just hours after trouncing Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire...
Virtual tie raises doubts: Can Hillary Clinton close the deal?February 2, 2016
DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton's struggle in Iowa to fend off underdog Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, reignited questions about her ability to close the deal...
The frequent-flyer U.S. Congress: lawmakers work less in DCFebruary 1, 2016
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Anyone seeking a table at Carmine's Italian restaurant near Capitol Hill on a Tuesday or Wednesday needs to battle a mid-week crush of Congress members and their staff.But...
Iowa kicks off 2016 U.S. presidential race with caucus tradition January 30, 2016
DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - The long and sometimes arcane ritual of electing the next U.S. president begins on Monday in more than 1,100 schools, churches and libraries across Iowa, a state that...
Trump overshadows Republican debate even as he sits it outJanuary 29, 2016
DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Even in boycotting a debate with his Republican rivals for the White House, front-runner Donald Trump managed to upstage the event on Thursday with a typical dramatic...
GOP voters like Trump despite seeing him as not religious: pollJanuary 28, 2016
A Pew Research Center poll found just 44 percent of Republican voters thought that Trump, who identifies as Presbyterian, was very or somewhat religious.Another 24 percent found the thrice-married...
Sanders lashes out at Clinton in contentious Democratic debateJanuary 18, 2016
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Democratic White House candidate Bernie Sanders went on the offensive against front-runner Hillary Clinton on Sunday in the most contentious of their four presidential...
Trump fans in Iowa cheer his debate performanceJanuary 15, 2016
WAUKEE, Iowa (Reuters) - It was not hard to tell how the Donald Trump fans who jammed the back room at Jethro's BBQ restaurant in Waukee, Iowa, felt about their candidate's debate performance on...
Clinton calls for an end to U.S. immigration raidsJanuary 11, 2016
DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Monday for an end to raids by U.S. officials to deport undocumented Central American families, saying they...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton, who has been hounded by questions about her use of a private email account while heading the State Department, instructed a staffer in 2011 to send her a...
Republican Lindsey Graham drops out of 2016 presidential raceDecember 21, 2015
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Lindsey Graham, a respected conservative voice on defense and foreign policy issues, dropped out of the 2016 Republican presidential race on Monday after months of...
Clinton backs Obama's Islamic State strategy in Democratic debateDecember 20, 2015
MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton backed elements of President Barack Obama's strategy to fight Islamic State militants in a debate on Saturday,...
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