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Aug 25, 2015

Jeb Bush again defends use of ‘anchor babies’ term, says referred to Asians

By Emily Stephenson

(Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush said on Monday it was ludicrous to describe his use of the term “anchor babies” as offensive to immigrants, saying his original comments referred more to Asians coming to the United States to give birth.

Bush’s remarks came at a news conference in McAllen, Texas, near the border with Mexico, where he was asked whether using the “anchor babies” term in a radio interview last week could affect his ability to win Hispanic votes.

Aug 24, 2015

Jeb Bush says ‘anchor babies’ term not derogatory, describes fraud

By Emily Stephenson

(Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday said his use of the term “anchor babies” to describe U.S.-born children of non-citizen parents was taken out of context and not derogatory, saying he was referring solely to activity he views as fraudulent.

During a news conference in McAllen, Texas, which is close to the border with Mexico, Bush said it was “ludicrous” to suggest his use of the phrase in a radio interview last week was offensive to immigrants, and he blamed Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton for the fracas.

Aug 21, 2015

Trump widens lead over U.S. Republican presidential field – Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump is pulling away from the pack in the race for the party’s U.S. presidential nomination, widening his lead over his closest rivals in the past week, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Friday.

Republican voters show no signs they are growing weary of the brash real estate mogul, who has dominated political headlines and the 17-strong Republican presidential field with his tough talk about immigration and insults directed at his political rivals. The candidates are vying to be nominated to represent their party in the November 2016 general election.

Aug 21, 2015

Trump widens lead over U.S. Republican presidential field: Reuters poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump is pulling away from the pack in the race for the party’s U.S. presidential nomination, widening his lead over his closest rivals in the past week, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Friday.

Republican voters show no signs they are growing weary of the brash real estate mogul, who has dominated political headlines and the 17-strong Republican presidential field with his tough talk about immigration and insults directed at his political rivals. The candidates are vying to be nominated to represent their party in the November 2016 general election.

Aug 19, 2015

Americans back federal funds to Planned Parenthood for health services: poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans broadly support providing federal funding for free women’s health exams, screenings and contraception services, a Reuters/Ipsos poll has found, suggesting that Republicans could be in risky territory if they continue criticizing Planned Parenthood as a key part of 2016 campaigns.  

Support for federal funding of Planned Parenthood itself to provide those women’s health services was even stronger, according to the Reuters/Ipsos released on Wednesday.

Aug 17, 2015

U.S. FCC denies airwaves auction discounts for Dish Network partners

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications
Commission on Monday voted to declare two companies affiliated
with Dish Network Corp ineligible for $3.3 billion in
small-business discounts for their bidding in a recent
government auction of airwaves.

The decision comes after a months-long review of Dish’s
financial and operational ties to the two companies, Northstar
Wireless LLC and SNR Wireless LicenseCo LLC, which had bid $13.3
billion in the record-setting auction that ended in January.

Aug 17, 2015

U.S. State Department refers 305 Clinton emails for review -court filing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has so far
identified 305 emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server used
while she was secretary of state to be reviewed for potentially
classified information, the agency said in a court filing on
Monday.

It said the emails referred for review came from a sample of
about 20 percent of the Clinton emails screened to determine if
they can be released publicly.

Aug 7, 2015

Trump dominates Facebook and the Twittersphere, Ben Carson second

By Emily Stephenson

(Reuters) – Real estate mogul Donald Trump delivered some of the most talked-about moments during the prime-time Republican presidential debate on Thursday, garnering the most mentions on Twitter, with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson a distant second.

Trump was also the most-discussed candidate on Facebook during the debate, with Carson again behind him, and Trump was the most searched name on Google as well, according to data released by the companies.

Aug 7, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina wins the Web

By Emily Stephenson and Alina Selyukh

(Reuters) – The first of two early Republican presidential candidates’ debates had yet to end on Thursday when the U.S. social media world began declaring former business executive Carly Fiorina the winner.

During the debate, the name of the former Hewlett-Packard Co chief executive dominated Google searches of the participants in the Fox News forum, and she shot far ahead of the others in rankings of references on Twitter, according to analyses by Google and Topsy.com.

Aug 7, 2015
via Tales from the Trail

Carly wins the web

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By Emily Stephenson and Alina Selyukh

The first of two early Republican presidential candidates’ debate had not even ended on Thursday when the U.S. social media world began declaring former business executive Carly Fiorina the clear winner.

Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina responds to a question at a Fox-sponsored forum for lower polling candidates held before the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder