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Anti-Trump Republicans seek to recruit third-party candidate

Donald Trump's emergence as the last man standing in the Republican presidential race has prompted his critics inside the party to intensify their search for a candidate they could back as a serious third-party alternative. Po

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Obama torches Trump at press dinner

US President Barack Obama on Saturday took aim at Democrats and Republicans alike in his final appearance headlining the star-studded White House correspondents' dinner, but saved his sharpest barbs for Republican presidential front-runner D

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Cruz threatens Trump's nationwide lead - poll

US Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has pulled into a statistical dead heat with front-runner Donald Trump, a new Reuters/Ipsos national poll showed on Tuesday, as the Texas senator appeared poised to pick up a key victory in Wisconsin

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Democrats blocking Obama's trade push

President Barack Obama is aggressively pushing an ambitious agenda to liberalise global trading. But already political trade wars are forming, and they're with fellow Democrats rather than with Republicans, his usual antagonis

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Bill to ramp up Iran sanctions fails in US Senate

A US Republican lawmaker on Tuesday blocked Democrats from passing legislation designed to further punish Iran for developing its nuclear programme, and each side blamed the other for its failure in a presidential election year that will put extra

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Obama campaign raises more than $45m in Feb

US President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and its Democratic allies raised more than $45 million in February, increasing their financial haul compared to January as worries mount that Republicans could outspend Democrats in 2012.  

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Most Americans would back strike on Iran: poll

A majority of Americans would support US military action against Iran if there were evidence that Tehran is building nuclear weapons, even if such action led to higher gasoline prices, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday.    

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Most Americans would back strike on Iran: poll

A majority of Americans would support US military action against Iran if there were evidence that Tehran is building nuclear weapons, even if such action led to higher gasoline prices, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday.    

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Obama pushes payroll tax cut

President Barack Obama will challenge the US Congress to preserve an expiring payroll tax cut on Tuesday as he travels to New Hampshire to seize the initiative in the wake of a collapsed effort to reduce the nation's budget deficit. With t

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Republicans vow to stop Iranian bomb

Republican candidates vowed to stop Iran from developing an atomic bomb if they became president but differed over how to do it in a debate that tested their knowledge of world hotspots. The US economy has been the No 1 issue for the 2012

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