Trump, Cruz tensions may provide liveliest Republican debate yet

By Steve Holland and Emily Stephenson CHARLESTON, S.C./MANCHESTER, N.H, Jan 14 : F laring tempers and sharp elbows may turn a debate of seven Republican presidential candidates into a seven-car pileup today with tensions between Donald Trump and rival Ted Cruz leading the way. The sixth Republican debate, at the North Charleston Coliseum in the […]

Obama knocks Trump, voices optimism in speech to set 2016 tone

By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Jan 13 : President Barack Obama took aim on Tuesday at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and accused critics of playing into the hands of Islamic State in a speech meant to cement his legacy and set a positive tone for his final year in office. Obama, delivering […]

Locked in tight duel in Iowa, Trump stresses need to win state

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Jan 10 : Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, locked in a tight race with Texas Senator Ted Cruz in Iowa, stressed the importance of winning the state that holds the first US nominating contest of the 2016 election season. “We gotta win Iowa,” Trump told a rally in Ottumwa, Iowa. “We […]

Muslim woman says Trump backers are supporting ‘hateful rhetoric’

By Karen Brooks Undated,Jan 10 : A US Muslim woman who was ejected from a Donald Trump rally in South Carolina while engaging in a silent protest said she wanted to make the Republican presidential candidate’s backers recognize they are supporting “hateful rhetoric.” Rose Hamid, a 56-year-old flight attendant from North Carolina, stood up silently […]