GOP Presidential Hopefuls Take Shots During Debate

Posted by Associated Press on August 6, 2015
CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 06:  Republican presidential candidates (L-R) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Carson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and John Kasich take the stage for the first prime-time presidential debate hosted by FOX News and Facebook at the Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The top-ten GOP candidates were selected to participate in the debate based on their rank in an average of the five most recent national political polls.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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CLEVELAND (AP) – Donald Trump has used the GOP presidential debate to warn that he might run as an independent if denied the GOP nomination.

That was the response to the very first question of the night at the Fox News Channel presidential debate before a live audience in Cleveland. Trump also refused to pledge “at this time” that …

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Bernie Comes to Town

Posted by Mike Turner on August 6, 2015

Portland Ore – Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is taking his presidential bid to Portland. Sanders said he expects at least 15,000 people at the Portland rally. The location changed from Memorial Coliseum to the larger Moda Center after the RSVPs began to vastly exceed seating availability.

During a conference call Thursday ahead of his weekend events in the Northwest, Sanders said …

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Fire Near Roosevelt, Washington is 50% Contained

Posted by Associated Press on August 6, 2015

ROOSEVELT, Wash. — A big wildfire near the Columbia River has grown to 37.5 square miles, but is 50% contained.

Officials say the Highway 8 Fire near the town of Roosevelt is no longer threatening any homes.  When the fire started on Tuesday it led to the evacuation of the town of Roosevelt, but people were allowed back in their homes …

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With First Debate, GOP Looks to Narrow Vast Candidate Field

Posted by Associated Press on August 6, 2015

06WASHINGTON — The political veteran with the right resume, but perhaps the wrong last name. The rookie senators and their focus on foreign policy and individual rights. Governors with experience — and baggage. The never-been-elected outsiders, and of course, the billionaire showman.

For the Republican Party, the narrowing of that vast field of presidential hopefuls begins in earnest Thursday with the …

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