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Republican candidate Fiorina raised $6.8 million in third quarter: campaign

WASHINGTON - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina raised $6.8 million since July, the campaign said on Wednesday, a spike fueled by two standout debate performances that skyrocketed the former business executive to the top tier of Republican 2016 White House hopefuls.

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Exclusive: Jeb Bush says Putin's Russia should face consequences over Syria


PETERBOROUGH, N.H. - Republican Jeb Bush vowed on Tuesday to take a more aggressive approach to countering Russia if he is elected president next year, calling Vladimir Putin an "agile adversary" who is exploiting a vacuum of U.S. leadership in Syria and elsewhere.

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Most U.S. voters not aware of Democratic debate: Reuters/Ipsos poll


WASHINGTON - Despite CNN's countdown clock and special live coverage, more than half of U.S. registered voters are not aware of the first debate between the candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, which the news network will broadcast on Tuesday evening.

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Indiana governor unveils $1 billion plan for roads and bridges


- Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Tuesday announced a $1 billion, partly bond-funded, four-year plan to fix roads and bridges.

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Clinton tacks to the left ahead of Democratic debate


LAS VEGAS - Hillary Clinton has veered hard to the left ahead of Tuesday's first Democratic presidential debate, hoping to inoculate herself from criticism by rival Bernie Sanders and woo the union members and liberal activists who have been slow to embrace her. | Video

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Illinois governor eyes sale of landmark Chicago state building

CHICAGO - Illinois will seek to auction off its main building in Chicago, Governor Bruce Rauner said on Tuesday, adding that the Thompson Center is inefficient and that the sale will save the state money and generate property tax revenue for Chicago.

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Pro-Biden PAC launches new ad urging presidential run


NEW YORK - Draft Biden, the political action committee created to urge Joe Biden to jump into the 2016 presidential race, released on Tuesday a new ad portraying the vice president as an advocate for the dignity of work as he weighs a bid for the White House.

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Mon, Oct 12 2015

Half of Democrats want Biden in race: Reuters/Ipsos poll


WASHINGTON - The drumbeat for Joe Biden to jump into the 2016 presidential race is growing louder.

12 Oct 2015

Jeb Bush to lay out healthcare plan in New Hampshire


MANCHESTER, N.H. - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Tuesday will lay out proposals to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare law and replace it with a system that provides a tax credit for the purchase of health plans and shifts power to the states.

U.S., 12 Oct 2015

U.S. House's Flores will seek speakership if Ryan doesn't

WASHINGTON - Another Republican stepped forward on Monday to contend for the top job in the U.S. House of Representatives, laying claim to a post that others have so far found too hot to handle. | Video

12 Oct 2015