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The Galveston County Daily News: Politics

February 10, 2016

Politics

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Sandra Bland's mother to campaign for Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton will campaign next week with the mother of Sandra Bland, the Chicago-area woman who was discovered hanged in her jail cell three days after being pulled over for a routine traffic stop near Houston.

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Wednesday 02/10/2016
Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina
Posted: February 10, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party's nomination.

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New Hampshire: Proof Trump's bravado is his best asset
Posted: February 10, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Donald Trump began his Republican presidential campaign by labeling Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals. He's since profanely promised to bomb Islamic State fighters. He's endorsed using torture on foreign prisoners.

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The Latest: Cruz finishes third in NH primary, Bush fourth
Posted: February 10, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Here's the latest on the 2016 presidential race as Republican and Democratic candidates head from New Hampshire to South Carolina and beyond. All times local:

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Tuesday 02/09/2016
New Hampshire voters take to polls in 1st-in-nation primary
Posted: February 09, 2016

New Hampshire hosts the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, featuring candidates for the Republican and Democratic nomination. Of the state's 1.33 million residents, more than 870,000 residents are registered to vote. Polls started opening at 7 a.m., except for a handful of communities that begin voting just after midnight. In Dixville Notch, voters in that tiny town gave Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich two votes, Republican Donald Trump got two and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders won four votes for his Democratic bid.

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Monday 02/08/2016
Campaigns target Super Bowl viewers in early primary states
Posted: February 08, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Among Super Bowl advertisements for Doritos, dachshunds chasing ketchup bottles and Dame Helen Mirren encouraging responsible alcohol consumption, football fans in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada also got a dose of presidential politics.

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How Donald Trump, with pizazz and bluster, took on the NFL
Posted: February 08, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 30 years ago, Donald Trump bought a franchise in the upstart United States Football League. He then led his fellow owners to sue the NFL in a high-stakes antitrust case.

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Trump: Unlikely he'd run for president if he had NFL team
Posted: February 08, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's flirtation with professional football lasted for three decades. He never ended up with an NFL franchise despite repeated demonstrations of interest.

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Cruz seeks to appeal to supporters on fringe of GOP
Posted: February 08, 2016

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — Some politicians run from polarizing endorsements. Ted Cruz seeks them out.

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How Donald Trump, with pizazz and bluster, took on the NFL
Posted: February 08, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was known in New York by 1984 as a flashy newcomer to Manhattan real estate. But football, not business, was what drew 60 young women to the Trump Tower in early January of that year.

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