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After Paris, Republicans Hit Refugee Plan And Clinton Stance

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) and former U.S. President Bill Clinton greet supporters at the Central Iowa Democrats Fall Barbecue in Ames, Iowa November 15, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

By Erin McPike WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The deadly attacks in Paris pushed terrorism and the Syrian refugee crisis to the center of the U.S presidential campaign on Sunday, as Republicans hammered Obama administration plans to take in more refugees as well as Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton’s stance on Middle East policy. After officials said one […]

GOP Candidates Work To Separate Themselves

Former Senator Rick Santorum spoke at the Iowa GOP Growth and Opportunity forum on Saturday.

Des Moines- 10 Republican candidates for President spoke to a packed house for the 1st annual Iowa GOP’s Growth and Opportunity Party Saturday. Candidates each had roughly 15 minutes to make their case to the nearly 2,000 persons in attendance. Rand Paul- Senator Paul began his talk by speaking about about excessive spending. “We have […]

Who Wants My Corn? U.S. Farmers Grapple With Another Super Crop

A truck is loaded with corn next to a pile of soybeans at Matawan Grain & Feed elevator near New Richland, Minnesota October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Karl Plume

By Karl Plume and Tom Polansek LAKE CRYSTAL, Minn./CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. grain warehouses are filling up so fast with a bumper harvest that they are storing soybeans and corn out in the open despite the risk of damage and even refusing crops from farmers without binding contracts. The scramble shows that even in the […]

Biden Won’t Run In 2016, Boosting Clinton’s White House Hopes

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden announces he will not seek the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination during an appearance with his wife Jill (R) in Rose Garden of the White House in Washington October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

By Jeff Mason and John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he would not run for president in 2016, ending months of indecision and removing one of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton’s biggest potential obstacles to the party’s nomination. Biden, 72, appeared in the White House Rose Garden with his […]

Don Trump’s Top Campaign Expense: Hats And T-Shirts

Supporters of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attend a campaign event in Waterloo, Iowa, United States, October 7, 2015.    REUTERS/Jim Young   - RTS3GSM

By Michelle Conlin NEW YORK (Reuters) – Republican frontrunner Donald Trump spent more on hats, bumper stickers, yard signs and t-shirts than he did on any other category in the third quarter, according to his latest campaign finance report filed on Thursday. The Trump campaign shelled out $825,000 on the logo-emblazoned gear that he sells […]

Trump Down But Still No. 1 In Republican Race, Fiorina At No. 2: CNN/ORC Poll

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, September 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Brian C. Frank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Billionaire Donald Trump remains in first place in the race to win the Republican presidential nomination for 2016, but his support has fallen to 24 percent from 32 percent previously, a CNN/ORC poll released on Sunday shows. Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina, considered to have performed well in a CNN-sponsored debate […]

Democratic Donors Urge Biden To Challenge Clinton In U.S. 2016 Race

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Solar Power International trade show in Anaheim, California September 16, 2015.   REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

By Luciana Lopez and James Oliphant NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of prominent Democratic Party fundraisers on Friday began circulating a letter to encourage a hesitant Vice President Joe Biden to enter the 2016 race for U.S. president. The letter, signed by nearly 50 people, calls the Obama-Biden administration a “spectacular success.” It cites […]

Obama Goes To Iowa In Early Test Of His 2016 Campaign Trail Clout

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a town hall to discuss college access and affordability in Des Moines, Iowa September 14, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama heads to Des Moines, Iowa on Monday, a trip his administration says is about education and not about the 2016 presidential campaign that has candidates from both parties crisscrossing the state. But the visit will serve as an early test of how much clout the president, […]

Dallas Cowboys to Feature Musco’s LED Lighting System at AT&T Stadium

Musco's LED lighting solution provides the optimal fan, player, and broadcast experience at AT&T Stadium (Photo: Musco Lighting)

ARLINGTON, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Dallas Cowboys unveiled a new state-of-the-art LED lighting system provided by Musco Lighting in their home opener on September 13. The new lighting system was showcased on primetime television in football season’s return this past Sunday night. As one of the largest NFL venues, AT&T Stadium opened in 2009 as the […]

Joe Biden Give Glimpse of Biden Candidacy

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks prior to the kickoff of the Allegheny County Labor Day Parade in Pittsburgh, PA September 7, 2015. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

By Steve Holland PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden on Monday gave a glimpse of what a Biden race for the Democratic presidential nomination would look like should he decide to make a late entry into the race after a highly public period of soul-searching. In a speech and walkabout at a rally in […]


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