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Sanders scales back W.House campaign as Clinton cruises

Washington - Democrat Bernie Sanders is laying off hundreds of campaign workers after a string of losses to frontrunner Hillary Clinton, focusing his forces on the last big presidential primary in California -- and on the battle for the party's platform.

Sanders pressured to quit White House race as Clinton weighs VP picks

Washington - Bernie Sanders fended off pressure Sunday to bow out of the race for the White House, as his rival, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, weighs potential runningmates.

Bernie Sanders courts New York with Spike Lee-directed ad

Washington - Spike Lee has directed a new campaign spot for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, with rights activists giving the Vermont senator their endorsement.

Clinton's challenge: How to solve a problem like men

New York - Hillary Clinton has the biggest chance in US history of shattering the ultimate glass ceiling and becoming the first female commander-in-chief. But could men spoil it for her?

Sanders wins Wisconsin Democratic primary: U.S. networks

Washington - Senator Bernie Sanders has scored a crucial victory over Hillary Clinton in the US state of Wisconsin, throwing a road block in his Democratic rival's march toward the party's presidential nomination.

Sanders, Clinton finally agree to New York debate

New York - Democratic presidential rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face off in a debate on April 14 in Brooklyn, after sparring for days about having a New York debate ahead of the state primary.

Battle heats up for crunch New York primary

New York - The US presidential circus is barnstorming New York, where adoptive daughter Hillary Clinton and native-born sons Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are battling to win the state's most important primary in decades.

Most Americans appear to support torture against terror suspects

According to a recent poll, nearly two-thirds of Americans believe torture is an acceptable way of extracting information from suspected terrorists -- a level of support similar to that of Nigeria, where attacks are more common.

Sanders hails 'momentum' after trouncing Clinton in three states

Washington - A buoyant Bernie Sanders said Sunday he has the momentum as he attempts to claw back Hillary Clinton's handsome lead in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, after scoring a trio of big wins.

Sanders beats Clinton in Alaska Democratic caucuses

Los Angeles - Bernie Sanders soundly defeated Hillary Clinton in Alaska's Democratic caucuses on Saturday, giving his campaign a much-needed boost as he seeks to disrupt Clinton's path to the party's presidential nomination.

Sanders goes after Clinton lead as three states vote

Seattle - A resilient Bernie Sanders sought to upset Hillary Clinton's commanding lead as the western states of Alaska, Hawaii and Washington held caucuses on Saturday in the Democratic presidential nominating contest.

Sanders presses Clinton as three western states to vote

Washington - US states Alaska, Hawaii and Washington take their turn voting Saturday in the Democratic presidential nominating contest, with Hillary Clinton unlikely to deliver a knockout blow against resilient rival Bernie Sanders.

TX congressman wants magic to be recognized as national treasure

Texas congressman Pete Sessions, a Republican, doesn't believe in global warming and doesn't like big government. But he does like magic.

Cruz crushes Trump in Wyoming Republican caucus

Washington - Republican White House hopeful Ted Cruz easily defeated frontrunner Donald Trump in the race to be the party nominee for the 2016 presidential election in the caucus in Wyoming.With all votes counted, Texas Senator Cruz won 66.

How Hillary Clinton cornered the black vote

New York - Hillary Clinton is on a roll. If her candidacy ever looked in doubt to an insurgent Bernie Sanders, she's hurtling towards the Democratic nomination -- thanks overwhelmingly to African Americans.

Democrat Sanders wins Maine caucuses

Washington - Bernie Sanders scored a decisive victory over rival Hillary Clinton in the Democratic race for president Sunday, easily beating her in the party caucuses in the northeastern state of Maine.

Clinton banks on African American vote in South Carolina

Charleston - The Democratic presidential nomination race shifts to South Carolina Saturday, with Hillary Clinton banking on the black vote to beat Bernie Sanders and gain momentum ahead of the multi-state "Super Tuesday" contests next week.

Op-Ed: How the racist and regressive left has increased racial tension

Washington - One of the biggest lies in American political discourse is the argument progressives have a monopoly on tolerance. History and the present state of political discourse show exactly how tolerant the far left is.

Luck of the draw: Cards give tie to Clinton in one Nevada contest

Las Vegas - In the state of Nevada, where gambling is king, there could be no more fitting tiebreaker -- especially in the high stakes game of politics -- than picking a caucus winner from a deck of playing cards.

Clinton courts Las Vegas, seeking rebound in White House race

Las Vegas - Hillary Clinton is courting Las Vegas, visiting the workaday back rooms of Sin City's glitzy casinos to rev up her White House run after a crushing loss to Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire.

Dozens of newly released Clinton emails now classified

Washington - A new tranche of 551 email documents from Hillary Clinton's private server released by the State Department on Saturday includes 84 that have been reclassified as "confidential" or "secret.

Clinton walks tightrope to woo women voters

Washington - Hillary Clinton says her life's work has been a battle to help women make their own choices, but the first rounds of the Democratic nomination race raised big doubts over whether America's women will choose her as the country's first female commander-i...

Clinton slams Sanders 'promises' in debate

Washington - Two days after her humiliating New Hampshire defeat, White House hopeful Hillary Clinton sought to regain the upper hand against her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders in their debate, denouncing his proposals as unrealistic and costly.

Clinton seeks rebound against Sanders at debate and beyond

Washington - Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clash on the national stage Thursday as they woo minority voters, while Republican Jeb Bush is enlisting his presidential brother as he grasps for a campaign boost.

Candidate Carson thinks opponent Cruz should fire staffers

Windham - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson called on fellow candidate Ted Cruz to fire whomever started a rumor in Iowa that the retired neurosurgeon was dropping out of the race for the nomination.

Clinton's White House dream lives despite Bernie surge

New York - It may be the narrowest victory in Iowa history, but Hillary Clinton's win over Bernie Sanders puts her on course to clinch the Democratic nomination even if it's more of an uphill battle than she once hoped.The former secretary of state took 49.

Razor-thin victory for Clinton in Iowa: Democratic party results

Des Moines - Hillary Clinton won a razor-thin victory over Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucuses that kicked off the 2016 US presidential race, Democratic party results showed Tuesday.With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Clinton took 49.8 percent, against 49.

Sanders: Democratic socialist calling for revolution

New York - Bernie Sanders, the Democratic presidential hopeful beating Hillary Clinton in the Iowa polls, is the country's longest serving independent Congressman who is calling for a political revolution in America.

Hillary Clinton's lifelong ambition: The presidency

Des Moines - Since her school days, Hillary Clinton has chased success, earning honors and accolades that could fill a bookcase. The ambitious Midwesterner has managed it all in her lengthy career -- all except the presidency, her decades-long obsession.

Bill Clinton paints candidate Hillary as 'changemaker'

Former president Bill Clinton was back on the campaign trail in Iowa Wednesday, calling his presidential candidate wife Hillary a changemaker as her rival surged ahead in a new poll.
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