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Among GOP rivals to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio has most cash

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Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party’s traditional supporters, closed last year with about as much money in the bank combined as Ted Cruz, the conservative insurgent they hope to topple. Then there’s Donald Trump, the celebrity businessman who has just begun to flex his billion-dollar bank account, lending his campaign $10.8 million from his personal wealth late last year. The Republican candidates seeking to challenge Trump and…

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Ben Carson’s home smacks of Ben Carson

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If you haven’t seen the photos released earlier this month of presidential hopeful Ben Carson’ lavish home, you’re missing out. Images shot in 2014 by photographer Mark Makela portray the eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom home as homage to Carson himself and, well, Jesus. First of all, there’s an inscription of a Bible proverb etched into the wall above a fireplace with what appears to be gold flaking of some sort. It’s from Proverbs 22:4 – “By Humility And The Fear Of The Lord…

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Ben Carson: Congress should stop funding refugee resettlement

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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is calling on Congress to withdraw funding to resettle Syrian refugees in the United States, arguing there is no credible way to tell the difference between an Islamic State militant and an innocent citizen fleeing war. In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Carson urged congressional Republicans to “extinguish” Syrian resettlement programs, saying the United States “cannot, should not and must not accept any Syrian refugees.” Carson joins other GOP presidential candidates expressing caution…

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