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Sep 23, 2015
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Trump vs. Fox News: Who fired whom first?


Another day, another Donald Trump salvo: In this Wednesday installment, the real estate mogul announced a boycott of Fox News, moments after the network canceled his upcoming appearance.

Donald Trump at a rally in August. REUTERS/Ben Brewer

Shortly after noon, the Republican candidate tweeted to his followers:

.@FoxNews has been treating me very unfairly & I have therefore decided that I won’t be doing any more Fox shows for the foreseeable future.

Sep 22, 2015
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Trump finds novel way to fight negative ads – through the courts


It’s hard to imagine a U.S. presidential race without the all-too-common negative ads, with their deep-voiced and damning accusations. And it’s hard to imagine Donald Trump not having something to say to anyone accusing him of anything. But the master of the comeback may have just outdone himself by turning to his lawyer to pursue ad sponsors.

Donald Trump speaks at the second Republican debate in September. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Sep 17, 2015
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Mom, wife, nobody, foreigners: Republican candidates choose women for $10 bill


In one of the odder moments during the second Republican debate, the 11 candidates on the main stage were asked to pick a woman to put on the $10 bill. The answers ran a wide gamut. Carly Fiorina and Jeb Bush gave perhaps the most surprising ones, with Fiorina — the only female candidate in the field — voting for no changes to current male-dominated bills, and Bush selecting late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Republican candidates at the debate: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of American women gaining the right to vote, U.S. Treasury Department in June announced that a newly redesigned $10 bill would become the first U.S. paper currency in more than a century to feature the face of a woman. Polling has favored former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and CNN debate moderators asked Republican candidates to offer their suggestions.

Sep 14, 2015
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Pro-Fiorina ad: Yes, please, do look at this face!


Donald Trump is still living down his derisive comments about the looks of rival Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. And her Super PAC saw an opportunity.

Carly Fiorina participates in the Voters First Presidential Forum in New Hampshire on August 3. REUTERS/BRIAN SNYDER

Sep 11, 2015

Stabbing suspect shot at Washington’s Union Station -police

WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) – A security guard at
Washington’s Union Station on Friday shot a man who had
allegedly stabbed a woman, in an isolated incident, police said.

“We believe this is a domestic-related incident,”
Metropolitan Police Department’s Jeff Brown told reporters,
adding that both the man and the woman were being treated at
area hospitals for injuries that were not life-threatening.
“Obviously with this being 9/11 fears were heightened.”

Sep 10, 2015

House Speaker Boehner says goal is to stop sale of ‘baby parts’

By Richard Cowan and Alina Selyukh

(Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John
Boehner said on Thursday the goal in negotiations over funding
for Planned Parenthood was to avoid a government shutdown on
Oct. 1 and also to stop the sale of “baby parts.”

“The goal here is not to shut down the government. The goal
is to stop these horrific practices of organizations selling
baby parts,” Boehner told reporters.

Sep 10, 2015

Software guru McAfee seeks White House as Cyber Party candidate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – He does not like Washington, does not plan to travel the country kissing babies or shaking hands and does not want to debate anybody because that is “nonsense,” but John McAfee says he is running for president.

The offbeat anti-virus software industry pioneer who grabbed media headlines in 2012 during a run from Belize authorities on Wednesday filed the requisite paperwork to become a U.S. presidential candidate in the November 2016 election as part of his new Cyber Party.

Sep 9, 2015
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The 2016 election has everything: a Bush, a Clinton, Trump’s hair… and a millionaire ex-fugitive software guru?


If you think this election cycle already has enough wild-card candidates, how about a millionaire antivirus software pioneer with a knack for profanity-laced videos and gun-toting photos. And what if the millionaire in question had also been deported from Guatemala after being detained there for illegally entering the country as he sought to evade Belize authorities looking to question him in connection with a murder?

Enter John McAfee, the flamboyant anti-virus software industry pioneer, who has now filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for president, as part of the new Cyber Party. He has a basic campaign website and told Twitter followers he would make an official announcement on Wednesday night.

Sep 8, 2015
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It’s 17 to 5, but Democratic race is more competitive than Republican


Republicans have three times the official nominees, but thanks to Donald Trump’s solidifying lead, the Democrats’ competition to become the party’s nominee for the 2016 presidential race is, for now, more competitive.

As the election year gets going in earnest, thelatest Reuters/Ipsos polling data still shows Hillary Clinton as the top choice of voters who self-identify as Democrats. But her lead has declined notably in recent weeks. About 43 percent of the Democrats say they would vote for her, while 28 percent back liberal Senator Bernie Sanders and more than 12 percent say they support Biden, even though he has yet to announce a campaign. A Gallup poll released on Friday found that she is suffering from some of her lowest favorability ratings ever.

Sep 8, 2015
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Scripting an unscripted Clinton for TV spurt


One of Hillary Clinton’s most momentous moments as secretary of state was the 2009 meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, where she presented him with a red “reset button” to symbolize improved relations. Now, she’s looking to reset her presidential campaign — and her team can only hope that this time, the recharge will last.

Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign stop in Hampton, Illinois on September 7, 2015. REUTERS/BRIAN C. FRANK

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      "Alina Selyukh is covering campaign finance this year. Starting as a journalist in her native town of Samara in Russia, she spent five years in Lincoln, Nebraska before moving to the East Coast to work for Reuters. A former intern and graduate trainee, Selyukh has covered energy, IPOs, healthcare policy and FDA."
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