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As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Worried about "Republican-on-Republican violence," top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling for more civility and another seeking to block businessman Donald Trump from the debate stage altogether....

The anti-pot taboo shrinks in presidential politics
DENVER (AP) -- Presidential candidates are talking about marijuana in ways unimaginable not long ago....

Q&A: As Obama health law survives, GOP split over next move
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Having lost their latest war against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans must decide how to wage battles that could fan the issue for the 2016 elections....

Jindal says Jeb Bush willing to hide GOP principles
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is suggesting Jeb Bush is out of step with Republican principles in the party's presidential race....

Iran now pushes for an end to arms embargo in nuclear deal
VIENNA (AP) -- As negotiators braced for yet another possible extension of nuclear talks, Iran demanded on Monday that any deal should include the end to a U.N. arms embargo as well - a condition backed by Russia but opposed by the United States as it seeks to limit Tehran's Mideast influence....

Donald Trump isn't backing away from immigrant comments
NEW YORK (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stood firm Monday on his description of Mexican immigrants as criminals....

Touting progress, Obama says Islamic State is losing ground
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama portrayed the U.S.-led coalition Monday as gaining ground against the Islamic State amid an expanded U.S. effort and ample signs of progress, but conceded more difficulties ahead in fighting what he described as a nimble and opportunistic enemy....

Clinton says she opposes boycott effort against Israel
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton says in a letter to American Jewish organizations that she opposes a grassroots protest movement promoting boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel over policies involving the Palestinian territories....

Fiorina and super PAC to report raising almost $5 million
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Carly Fiorina's campaign said Monday she has raised $1.4 million to support her underdog bid for the Republican presidential nomination, and an outside group helping her said it has collected $3.4 million....

Illinois voters head to polls in primary for Schock's seat
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois voters were set to nominate potential successors Tuesday for ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, once a rising Republican star who resigned amid questions about his use of taxpayer and campaign funds for worldwide travels and the "Downton Abbey"-styled redecoration of his congressional office....

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