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  • Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration
    Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future that the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever hopes to win back the White House. More »

  • Google rejects EU's antitrust complaints citing benefits to consumers and …
    Google rejects EU's antitrust complaints citing benefits to consumers and … Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Google (Nasdaq:GOOG) has rejected the European Union's antitrust complaints against it, saying the case is "wrong as a matter of fact, law and economics". In a response, running into more than 100 pages, Google rejected the EU's claims, saying its services actually helped rivals as well, while increasing choice for European consumers. "The SO says that Google's displays of paid ads from merchants (and, previously, of specialised groups of organic search results) 'diverted' traffic away from shopping services. More »

  • Stiffer US gun control? Not any time soon, say experts
    Stiffer US gun control? Not any time soon, say experts Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    With mass shootings seemingly on a daily basis, it appears no place in the United States is safe from carnage: not churches, not schools, not even the morning newscast. More »

  • Are debate rules (unfairly) hurting Carly Fiorina? Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Is Carly Fiorina being treated fairly by the Republican Party and CNN? The issue is whether the former Hewlett-Packard chief will be allowed into the main event at the next GOP primary debate, scheduled for Sept. 16 in California. In the latest CNN/ORC survey, Fiorina is now drawing about 5 percent support. More »

  • Deal to develop parkland near dunes riles conservationists
    Deal to develop parkland near dunes riles conservationists Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The parkland surrounding Indiana's towering dunes was intended to keep industry away from a geological marvel molded over thousands of years at the southern tip of Lake Michigan. Yet five years after a ... More »

  • Is Donald Trump rising? Or is rest of GOP field sinking? Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Or is he just standing there while the rest of the GOP field sinks? Maybe that’s their real fear: not that Trump will win, but that they’re increasingly losing control over the Republican Party’s direction. Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump? More »

  • Mary Lou: Sinn Féin ain’t going away, you know
    Mary Lou: Sinn Féin ain’t going away, you know Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The party’s deputy leader has hit out at attempts to “smear this proud Republican Party and our leader”. More »

  • Clinton offers rural proposals in Iowa
    Clinton offers rural proposals in Iowa Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is proposing more money for programs that help new farmers and she wants to increase access to fresh food as part of a rural agenda for her Democratic presidential campaign. More »

  • GOP 'loyalty oath' aimed at Donald Trump could backfire Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    The South Carolina GOP has one, and Republicans in Virginia and North Carolina are thinking of adopting the idea as well: a loyalty pledge for presidential candidates requiring them to support the party’s eventual nominee and not run as a third-party candidate. The obvious target is Donald Trump, who has declined to make such a promise. Mr. Trump commands the biggest chunk of the GOP electorate – about 25 percent in the latest polls. More »

  • Rubio: Donald Trump won't be Republican nominee
    Rubio: Donald Trump won't be Republican nominee Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    ORFORD, N.H. (AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says Donald Trump will not be the Republican presidential nominee because his message is not an optimistic one. More »

  • Election 2016: Donald Trump poll leads widen as he calls rivals 'impote … Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Republican frontrunner Donald Trump touted his growing lead in the polls at an election rally in Iowa on 25 August, and launched a scathing critique of politics in Washington, calling most politicians "impotent". Speaking to a large crowd in Dubuque, Trump cited a Gravis poll released Tuesday that puts him nearly thirty points ahead of his nearest rival nationally. "The Gravis national poll just came out - 40.1 percent, that's national. More »

  • Ted Cruz's campaign strategy: Can he rally an evangelical voting bloc? Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    As Republican presidential candidates continue to try to wrap their minds around what is turning out to be the summer of Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is pursuing a more tried-and-true path to the GOP nomination: rally the party’s religious conservatives. After all, evangelical Christians, who have made up about a quarter of the national electorate since 2004, have long been seen as a crucial block of supporters for Republican candidates. In years past, GOP strategists such as Ralph Reed and Karl Rove famously orchestrated successful campaigns that emphasized the culture-war issues of same-sex marriage and abortion, crafting political messages to appeal to Christian conservatives. More »

  • Trump boots renowned Spanish-language anchor from news conference
    Trump boots renowned Spanish-language anchor from news conference Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Republican White House frontrunner Donald Trump booted a journalist from a leading Spanish-language channel out of a news conference, telling him to "go back to Univision." More »

  • Donald Trump insults Megyn Kelly: Is belligerence the core of his appeal? Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    For a presidential candidate, Donald Trump takes personal feuds to an extreme. Ms. Kelly returned from vacation to her Fox show “The Kelly File” Monday night, and Mr. Trump used that occasion to dish out vitriol. Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump? More »

  • Trump has until Sept. 30 in SC to rule out third-party run
    Trump has until Sept. 30 in SC to rule out third-party run Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has until Sept. 30 to pledge to rule out a third-party run if he intends to appear on the South Carolina primary ballot. More »

  • Poll: Trump's Lead Grows as Support for Bush Slides
    Poll: Trump's Lead Grows as Support for Bush Slides Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Republican Jeb Bush's support is slipping in the race for the party's presidential nomination, and front-runner Donald Trump has opened a 20-point lead over his closest rivals, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll showed on Tuesday. Republican backing for Bush dipped from 16 percent to 8 percent in the last five days, the online poll found, as the former Florida governor feuded with Trump over immigration policy and defended his use of the term "anchor babies" to describe U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants. Trump's support remained largely unchanged over the last week at about 30 percent, well ahead of the 17-strong pack seeking to represent the Republican Party in the November 2016 presidential election. More »

  • Trump's lead grows as Bush slips in Republican White House race - Reuters …
    Trump's lead grows as Bush slips in Republican White House race - Reuters … Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Republican Jeb Bush's support is slipping in the race for the party's presidential nomination, and front-runner Donald Trump has opened a 20-point lead over his closest rivals, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll showed on Tuesday. Republican backing for Bush dipped from 16 percent to 8 percent in the last five days, the online poll found, as the former Florida governor feuded with Trump over immigration policy and defended his use of the term "anchor babies" to describe U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants. Trump's support remained largely unchanged over the last week at about 30 percent, well ahead of the 17-strong pack seeking to represent the Republican Party in the November 2016 presidential election. More »

  • Bond denied for defendant in Oklahoma politician's killing
    Bond denied for defendant in Oklahoma politician's killing Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge denied bond Tuesday for a man accused in the weekend stabbing death of his father, who was Oklahoma's labor commissioner. More »

  • Fox News boss seeks apology after Trump Twitter tirade
    Fox News boss seeks apology after Trump Twitter tirade Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    The Fox News chairman demanded an apology from Donald Trump Tuesday after he resumed attacks on popular TV host Megyn Kelly, dramatically re-igniting a feud between the broadcaster and the Republican frontrunner. More »

  • Appeals court rejects challenge to SEC 'pay-to-play' rule Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    A federal appeals court has thrown out a lawsuit brought by Republican Party officials in two states challenging a federal rule that restricts campaign contributions of investment advisers. The U.S. Court ... More »

  • Turkish CHP deputies won't take part in interim government - spokesman Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Deputies of Turkey's main opposition People's Republican Party (CHP) will not take part in the interim government to be formed by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, its spokesman Haluk Koc said on Tuesday. Davutoglu earlier urged Turkey's opposition parties to "assume their responsibilities" and join an interim power-sharing government, saying he would offer cabinet posts to their deputies even if party leaders objected. (Reporting by Gulsen Solaker and Ece Toksabay; Editing by Nick Tattersall) More »

  • Google unveils 'internet bikes' to empower women in rural India
    Google unveils 'internet bikes' to empower women in rural India Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Google has unveiled "internet bikes" that are to be used to provide basic training on the usage and benefits of the internet to women in rural India. Google says the endeavour, in which Tata and Intel are also participating, will help bridge the technology gender divide in India. Only 12% internet users in rural India are women, according to a 2014 report. More »

  • Election 2016: Donald Trump blames China for plummeting stock market
    Election 2016: Donald Trump blames China for plummeting stock market Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has placed the blame of the stock market struggles on 24 August on China, warning that the communist country will "bring us down". The GOP front-runner took to social media to issue his warnings, posting a video on Instagram and tweeting messages against China. "I've been telling everybody for a long time," Trump said in a short video posted to Instagram. More »

  • Police: Oklahoma politician killed by son with wife nearby
    Police: Oklahoma politician killed by son with wife nearby Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A rising politician's meeting with his mentally ill son at a restaurant turned deadly when the young man pulled out a large kitchen knife and stabbed his father to death while his mother and other horrified witnesses looked on, police said Monday. More »

  • Paul talks 2016 challenges between eye surgeries in Haiti
    Paul talks 2016 challenges between eye surgeries in Haiti Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — Mathieux Saint Fleur has been virtually blind for two decades. In less than 24 hours, he will see again. More »

  • As media accepts Donald Trump, what happens now? Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Donald Trump is a serious candidate for president. It has been coming gradually, as Mr. Trump has continued to sit atop opinion polls despite attacks on undocumented immigrants, female news anchors, and honored American veterans. Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump? More »

  • Google Search's invisible influence makes Hillary Clinton 'shoo-in' …
    Google Search's invisible influence makes Hillary Clinton 'shoo-in' … Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Google Search is having a detrimental affect on democracy by swaying undecided voters through its rankings, according to new research. A study by the American Institute for Behavioural Research and Technology found that Google has the power to shift voting preferences in the upcoming 2016 US elections by 20% or more through the results brought up by its secretive search algorithms, with Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton the most likely to benefit. Through five experiments carried out in two countries, the study found that the search engine manipulation effect (SEME) could even be used to determine an election outcome if the proportion of undecided voters is calculated first. More »

  • Police: Son arrested after Oklahoma labor commissioner slain
    Police: Son arrested after Oklahoma labor commissioner slain Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello died Sunday after he was stabbed multiple times at an Oklahoma City restaurant and his adult son was arrested on a first-degree murder complaint, police said. More »

  • Kentucky GOP OKs caucus; allows Rand Paul to seek 2 offices Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Republican Party has agreed to hold a presidential caucus for Rand Paul - but only if he shows them the money. More »

  • Between eye surgeries in Haiti, Paul talks 2016 challenges Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    CAP-HATIEN, Haiti (AP) — Mathieux Saint Fleur has been virtually blind for two decades. In less than 24 hours, he will see again. More »

  • Kevin McGuigan murder: Northern Ireland peace process threatened by 'IRA-linked' …
    Kevin McGuigan murder: Northern Ireland peace process threatened by 'IRA-linked' … Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    The peace process in Northern Ireland could take a step back after DUP leader Peter Robinson said he would have talks with other parties about excluding republican party Sinn Fein from the devolved executive in Stormont. The first minister is making the move after Kevin McGuigan Snr, a 53-year-old former IRA man, was gunned down in front of his wife in East Belfast on 12 August. Northern Ireland police have said Davison, 47, was shot by a "soviet-style" gun in the Market area of central Belfast on 5 May. More »

  • Ashley Madison founder emails leaked in new data dump
    Ashley Madison founder emails leaked in new data dump Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    By Alastair Sharp and Josephine Mason TORONTO (Reuters) - Emails sent by the founder of infidelity website AshleyMadison.com appear to have been exposed in a second, larger release of data stolen from its parent company, cyber security experts confirmed on Thursday. The data dump by hackers who have attacked the site appears to include email messages linked to Noel Biderman, founder and chief executive officer of its Toronto-based parent company Avid Life Media. In a message accompanying the release, the hackers said: "Hey Noel, you can admit it's real now." That appeared to be a riposte to the company's initial response to Tuesday's dump that the data may not be authentic. More »

  • Wall Street opens low again on fears of global growth slowdown
    Wall Street opens low again on fears of global growth slowdown Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    Wall Street has opened lower for the fourth consecutive day after minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee expressed concerns about US economic growth in an interest rate meeting. The S&P 500 dropped by 0.7%, while the Nasdaq composite lost 0.94% after the meeting was more 'dovish' than economists expected, meaning that Federal Reserve policy makers were less keen on hiking the rate than expected. Based on an inflation rate of only 0.1% in July and the GDP growth based on the reliable Atlanta Fed's GDPNow reading at 0.7% in the third quarter, the economic recovery in the US is not lifting off as much as analysts had expected. More »

  • Deez Nuts for US president? Oddball campaign polling 9% in North Carolina
    Deez Nuts for US president? Oddball campaign polling 9% in North Carolina Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    US presidential candidate Deez Nuts is gaining ground behind Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton after polling 9% in North Carolina. According to results released Wednesday (19 August) by Public Policy Polling, Deez Nuts also gained 8% in Minnesota and 7% in Iowa where, according to the polls, "Trump leads Clinton 40/38 when he's in the mix".Finally Deez Nuts get 9% in NC to go with their 8% in Minnesota and 7% in Iowa. Pretty consistent support: http://t.co/EIPkTvW3Ti More »

  • Rand Paul: a humanitarian in Haiti, a pit bull in 2016 race
    Rand Paul: a humanitarian in Haiti, a pit bull in 2016 race Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — Even while fighting blindness in the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere this week, Republican presidential contender Rand Paul intensified political attacks against rivals in both parties, vowing to continue pressing billionaire businessman Donald Trump in particular as the Kentucky senator embraces the role as the GOP's leading pit bull. More »