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Ben Carson downsizing his campaign staff

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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is downsizing his campaign staff amid following his fourth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, a spokesman confirms. Larry Ross gave no details on how many staffers are being laid off or how many will remain, but said the personnel cuts “were made to wisely and prudently position the campaign for the coming months.” Carson last month accepted the resignation of his finance chairman, Dean Parker, who had been criticized for his spending on salaries and…

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Carly Fiorina calls debate process “broken” after learning she’s shut out of Saturday night forum

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With Rand Paul dropping out of the GOP presidential race, the field is winnowing out. That doesn’t mean that the rest of the 10-person field gets to stand on one debate stage this Saturday night. Although ABC, the debate sponsor, says they haven’t yet announced the lineup of candidates, Carly Fiorina says she has learned she won’t be invited – and she’s not pleased about that. “Our debate process is broken,” the only female Republican candidate writes to Party Chair Reince Priebus…

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Donald Trump calls for Iowa election do-over

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is accusing rival Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucuses and is demanding a do-over. On his official Twitter account Wednesday, Trump said: “Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified.” He based his claim of fraud largely on developments that had been known for days and had not stopped him from congratulating Cruz on his victory Monday night.…

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Donald Trump says Ted Cruz’s Iowa victory based on fraud

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is taking issue with the results of Monday’s Iowa caucuses, accusing contest winner Ted Cruz of fraud. In attacks posted on his official Twitter account Wednesday, Trump says “either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified.” A previous tweet posted by the billionaire businessman accused the Cruz campaign of telling Iowa voters that Ben Carson was quitting the race so he could steal Carson votes. Trump came in second behind Cruz in…

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Donald Trump bashes Ted Cruz as “dishonest” in speech in Milford, N.H.

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Milford, New Hampshire – Because of the sheer ubiquitous cable news coverage he’s enjoyed over the past half-year, there are parts of a Donald Trump speech that are familiar territory, even if their new rants, such as his description about why he boycotted last week’s Fox News debate. The presumptive GOP front-runner was in Milford, New Hampshire on Tuesday night, giving his second speech since being humbled on Monday evening, when he lost out to Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses, despite…

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Des Moines Register poll: Donald Trump captures top spot in Iowa

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With two days before the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump leads among likely Republican caucus-goers, according to the Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll released Saturday. Trump leads Ted Cruz in Iowa 28 percent to 23 percent. Marco Rubio is in third with 15 percent, followed by Ben Carson with 10 percent and Rand Paul with 5 percent. Fifty-five percent of likely Republican caucus-goers polled said their minds were made up; 45 percent of respondents said they could still be persuaded.…

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Gravis poll: Donald Trump maintains lead over Ted Cruz in Iowa

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With just two days before the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump remains in the top spot among Iowa Republicans. According to a Gravis Marketing poll, Trump leads in Iowa with 31 percent, followed by Ted Cruz at 27 percent. Among likely Republican primary voters, Marco Rubio is in third with 13 percent, followed by Ben Carson and Jeb Bush at 7 percent and 6 percent respectively. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders 53 percent to 42 percent. Of…

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