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Clinton, Sanders spar over taxes, health care

...lead over Sanders in national polls and has an edge in Iowa, the home of the first presidential caucus. A third Democratic candidate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, has been forced to shift staff from his Baltimore headquarters to Iowa...
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Most Alaska superdelegates silent on GOP choice

...Steinau of Big Lake and state party chair Mike Wenstrup. Wenstrup is the only one of the four to have a preferred Democratic candidate already. Given his position in the party, though, he isn't publicly endorsing at this point.Olson thinks...
Obama extends US military mission in Afghanistan into '17

...has killed more than 2,230 American service members and cost more than $1 trillion.On Thursday, leading Democratic candidates - including Hillary Rodham Clinton, who served as Obama's secretary of state - were silent about the president's...
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Clinton, Sanders rivalry in spotlight as Democrats debate

...playoffs.Even with smaller viewership than the GOP debates, Tuesday's event will be the largest audience for Democratic candidates since the primary race began. It's one of six debates the Democratic National Committee has sanctioned, a...
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Campaigns wants to use PFD to register voters

...has come from groups that traditionally support Democratic candidates for office. Alaska Conservation Voters contributed...Colorado-based firm that typically supports Democratic candidates and causes. Harstad was to conduct a telephone...
Keystone backers eye Obama's successor to make the call

...downplayed its benefits and emphasized environmental risks, setting up a high bar for approval.All of the major Democratic candidates oppose it - including front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, who oversaw the early phase of the pipeline review...
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Clinton, Sanders clash in debate

...tonight!" he wrote.While the Republican primary has been roiled by the emotional debate over immigration, the Democratic candidates were largely united in their call for providing a path to legal status for the millions of people currently in...
Power plant rules spark climate fight

...single most important step" the U.S. has taken to combat a major global threat.Broad support for the rules by Democratic candidates and universal opposition from Republicans puts the parties' eventual nominees on a general-election collision...
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Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

...protect some political group," an apparent reference to the organization's one-sided campaign contributions to Democratic candidates.Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa said, "The American taxpayer should not be asked to fund an organization...
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Anti-pot taboo shrinks in presidential politics

...marijuana dispensaries.Cullen attended a Hillary Rodham Clinton fundraiser in New Mexico last month and talked to the Democratic candidate about her position on legalizing pot."She's not outwardly hostile to the idea, which is a big step forward...
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