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Carson after tour: Syrian refugees don't want to come to US

Omar Akour and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 12:10am

After touring Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Saturday suggested that camps should serve as a long-term solution for millions, while other refugees could be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries.

Trump goes after GOP rivals Rubio, Bush in their home state

Sergio Bustos, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 2:01pm

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump bragged about his high standing in the polls, slammed super political action committees and dismissed rivals Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush in a campaign stop Saturday in their home state of Florida.

Kerry says Mideast violence could 'spin out of control'

Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 8:15pm

Secretary of State John Kerry says the violence between Israelis and Palestinians could "spin out of control" unless they take immediate steps to ease tensions.

Carson visiting Syrian refugees in Jordan

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 6:40pm

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is in the Middle East this weekend to meet with Syrian refugees.

As many African-American see it, there are 2 Ben Carsons

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 10:02am

Ayauna King-Baker loved Ben Carson's "Gifted Hands" memoir so much that she made her daughter Shaliya read it. So when Carson showed up in town to sign copies of his new book, King-Baker dragged the giggly 13-year-old along to the bookstore so they could both meet him.

Reporter mocked by Trump says the 2 knew each other well

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 9:50am

Donald Trump said he couldn't have been making fun of a reporter's disability because he doesn't know the man. Not so, says the reporter.

Judge: GOP, Constitution Party exempt from open primary rule

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 5:58pm

A federal judge has ruled two Utah political parties that challenged a new state election law are exempt from a requirement that they allow unaffiliated voters in their primary elections.

GOP Utah governor candidate to debate Sen. Jim Dabakis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 4:47pm

A Republican candidate for governor says he's debating a Democratic lawmaker because Gov. Gary Herbert won't debate him this year ahead of the 2016 election.

Criminal justice issues showing up in 2016 presidential race

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 4:20pm

On the campaign trail, among candidates of both parties, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was a generation ago.

Obama: No credible intelligence about plot against US

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 1:44pm

President Barack Obama said there currently is no "specific and credible" intelligence indicating a terrorist plot on the United States, as he sought to reassure anxious Americans for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Rubio finesses abortion stance criticized by Democrats

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 10:20am

When Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio staked out a hard-line position on abortion in the first GOP debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton took notice.

Trump's family joins him on South Carolina campaign

Meg Kinnard and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 10:20pm

Donald Trump's wife campaigned with him for the first time in South Carolina on Tuesday, telling voters she loved them and saying her husband would be "the best president, ever."

New Jersey's Chris Christie: Obama 'naive' on IS threat

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 9:01pm

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie says President Barack Obama continues to underestimate the threat posed by Islamic State militants despite the Paris attacks.

Republican campaign rhetoric has Muslim-Americans on edge

Josh Cornfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 2:11pm

Muslim-Americans who sued the New York Police Department over a surveillance program launched after 9/11 say calls from the Republican presidential campaign to put them under more scrutiny are recklessly seizing on public fears and distressing Muslims in the U.S.

Donald Trump says he'd bring back waterboarding

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 1:49pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says the U.S. should engage in much more aggressive interrogation techniques on terrorism suspects as he continues to push a hard line on national security after the Paris attacks.

The Latest: Attorney general speaks on Hawaiian voting order

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 5:11pm

The Latest on a Supreme Court stay blocking the counting of votes in Native Hawaiian elections (all times local):

Rubio: Obama administration continues to make US less safe

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 1:21pm

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said in South Carolina on Wednesday that the Obama administration is making the United States less safe instead of more secure.

Huckabee recovering after knee surgery in Little Rock

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 1:21pm

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is recovering after undergoing knee surgery Wednesday, a spokeswoman said.

Lawsuit challenges Illinois ban on marijuana campaign money

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 2:21pm

Two Libertarian political candidates have asked a federal court to declare unconstitutional an Illinois ban on political contributions from the state's new medical marijuana industry.