Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees

...should be made stronger if possible and the White House was looking at how to do so.On the campaign trail, GOP presidential candidates denounced the Obama administration's strategy against the Islamic State group that has claimed responsibility...
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Adviser: Carson struggling with foreign policy

Some advisers to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson say he is struggling to grasp the complexities of foreign policy, his closest confidant said Monday, acknowledging...
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Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...OHIO (78)Gov. John Kasich, a Republican presidential candidate, doesn't want Ohio or the United States to...refugees. Spokesman Jim Lynch says the Republican presidential candidate is writing to ask President Barack Obama to stop...
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Syrian refugee policy takes focus in US 2016 politics

...Other Republican candidates have called for a ban on allowing Syrians into the U.S. All three Democratic presidential candidates have said they would admit Syrians but only after thorough background checks.But Friday night's mass killings...
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Refugee quandary: Immigrant legacy versus 9/11-era fears

...Jersey Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, also a presidential candidate, said not even "orphans under 5" should be let...ruled out that course.? Other Republican presidential candidates, already skeptical if not hostile to the refugee-welcoming...
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Elder Bush unloads: Unsparing critique of Cheney, Rumsfeld

...interest in the White House. The elder Bush writes that when he was a presidential candidate in 1988, Donald Trump made an overture to be his vice presidential candidate, an idea that Bush found "strange and unbelievable."Bush also traces...
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Conflict shapes GOP debate furor

WASHINGTON - Despite a handful of high-profile defections, most Republican presidential candidates are still demanding changes to the GOP's coming debates. That's not to say they are speaking with one voice. The White House...
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Cruz joins Alaska Republican primary

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas and a prospect to become the Republican presidential candidate in 2016, has filed for Alaska's March 1 primary.The filing was announced Monday by the Alaska Republican Party.Cruz is the...
Carson not backing off Nazi, slavery examples

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. - On the eve of the his party's third debate, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson promised not to curb his penchant for using extreme examples to prove his points, such as equating abortion with slavery...
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Carter: US is retooling fight against IS

...committee, primarily because it does not involve the ouster of Assad.Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a presidential candidate, said Russia, Iran and the Hezbollah militant group all are supporting Assad. Carter and Dunford both acknowledged...
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