Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...But in a statement Monday, Nixon didn't say he'd block Syrian refugees from settling in Missouri. Three Republican candidates for governor want Nixon to do so, citing safety concerns.MONTANA (0)Gov. Steve Bullock said Monday the...
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Most Alaska superdelegates silent on GOP choice

...aren't saying who they think would be the strongest Republican candidate.Only one of the state's four superdelegates...State Hillary Rodham Clinton could beat any of the Republican candidates but said Kasich would be one of the most challenging...
Syrian refugee policy takes focus in US 2016 politics

...told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the U.S. should admit Syrian Christians, after proper vetting. Other Republican candidates have called for a ban on allowing Syrians into the U.S. All three Democratic presidential candidates have said...
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Refugee quandary: Immigrant legacy versus 9/11-era fears

...appealing to Americans to "not close our hearts" to Syria's victims of war and terrorism and denouncing calls from Republican candidates to favor Syrian Christians over Muslims in the refugee influx. His remarks, at a summit of world leaders in Turkey...
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Conflict shapes GOP debate furor conference Tuesday and challenged the fairness of a debate system he said produced harder questions for Republican candidates than Democrats. But he wasn't too agitated about it."I don't really care that much," Trump said...
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Frustrated GOP contemplate changes to debate setup

WASHINGTON - Republican candidates frustrated by their party's presidential debates are contemplating changes to those remaining on the nomination calendar, even...
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Poll: Trump is hard sell for Hispanics

...assertion that he will win the Hispanic vote if he becomes his party's nominee.The survey finds many of the Republican candidates running for president would probably struggle to win significant support among Hispanics in a general election...
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Speaker Boehner's last deal: 2-year budget

...and government shutdown fights off the table until after the 2016 presidential election, a potential boon to Republican candidates who might otherwise face uncomfortable questions about messes in the GOP-led Congress.Congress must raise...
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Republicans view Trump as most electable

...those surveyed, the highest negatives of any Republican candidate. Bush is next with unfavorable ratings from 48...percent.Trump, Carson and Fiorina are the only Republican candidates who have never held elective office. Clinton...
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Kasich first on Republican ballot

John Kasich, Ohio's governor and a Republican candidate to become president, has become the first person to file for the Republican primary in Alaska.The news was announced in an email...


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