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Republican debate: 'The elephant not in the room'

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 12:00pm
Donald Trump will once again loom large at the final Republican presidential debate before the Iowa caucuses Thursday night -- but this time, he won't even be on the stage.









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Trump thanks evangelicals for their support

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 11:03am
In a Facebook video Saturday morning Donald Trump thanked evangelicals for their support, sending a message of appreciation to a key Iowa voting bloc two days before the critical first-in-the-nation caucuses.









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Sanders camp worries over Microsoft caucus tracking

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 10:52am
The Bernie Sanders campaign is building its own independent system to report the Iowa caucus results, aides said, because of concerns about Microsoft's influence and questions about how the technology will work.









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First on CNN: Chong wants Sanders for next 'commander in kush'

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 10:52am
Tommy Chong loves Bernie Sanders, and he describes that affection for the insurgent candidate in a way only Tommy Chong can.









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Delegate snatchers: Clinton, Sanders take different roads in Iowa

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 9:14am
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are closing out their Iowa caucus campaigns with notably different strategies.









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Clinton commits to more debates, avoids specifics

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 9:10am
Hillary Clinton said Thursday she would debate Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire next week -- but didn't specifically say whether she would agree to the three more debates that the Vermont senator is seeking.









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Iranian surveillance drone flies over U.S. aircraft carrier in Persian Gulf

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 9:02am
The U.S. Navy is acknowledging an unarmed Iranian drone recently flew over an American aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.









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The Iowa caucuses, explained

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:19pm
No one said democracy should be easy.









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Sanders meets Obama, fights Clinton for Obama's legacy

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 7:29pm
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders agree on one thing: They each believe they're the best positioned to carry on President Barack Obama's legacy.









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Russian fighter came within 15 feet of U.S. Air Force jet

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 7:28pm
A Russian fighter jet came within 15 feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea this week in what the Pentagon is calling an "unsafe" incident, U.S. officials say.









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Tim Allen: The Clintons 'are like herpes'

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 7:27pm
Tim Allen isn't a typical "Hollywood liberal," which the comedian demonstrated by joking at the Clintons' expense in a new interview, comparing them to herpes.









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Sanders reverses course on gun law

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 7:27pm
Bernie Sanders will support a bill repealing certain legal protections for the firearm industry, a move that is sure to win praise from gun control advocates but marks a major departure from Sanders' previous position on the issue.









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Obama to mark anniversary of presidential announcement in Springfield

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 5:39pm
Nine years after he launched his unlikely presidential bid, President Barack Obama plans to return to the site where it all began: Springfield, Illinois.









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Why actor Clint Howard is campaigning for Cruz

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 5:38pm
You might remember him as Balok the creepy child alien in Star Trek or the geeky flight controller in Apollo 13, but this week, actor Clint Howard is far from Hollywood, working as a volunteer phone banker for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz in Iowa.









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Obama announces rule aimed to advance equal pay

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 5:37pm
President Barack Obama will make his latest push to advance equal pay for women Friday, proposing a new rule that will require companies to report pay data by gender, race and ethnicity, the White House announced.









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Huckabee: Cruz is a chronic flip-flopper who can't be trusted

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 5:08pm
Mike Huckabee painted Ted Cruz as a non-stop flip-flopper Friday, saying that raised questions about whether the Texas Republican can be trusted.









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Falwell calls out Roger Ailes, Fox News over Trump statement

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 5:04pm
Evangelical leader and Donald Trump supporter Jerry Falwell, Jr., is standing by the Republican front-runner's decision to skip Thursday's debate on Fox News, and bashing its chairman and CEO instead.









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Republican debate by the minute

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 5:04pm
Welcome to the CNN live blog, where we'll be bringing you all the best moments from the Fox News Republican debate and Donald Trump's event.









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CNN's Reality Check team inspects the claims at the Republican debate

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:14pm
The Republican candidates for president gathered in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday for their last debate before the first votes of the 2016 primary season are cast, and CNN's Reality Check team is spending the night putting their statements and assertions to the test.









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Sanders to climate skeptic: 'You're wrong'

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 3:35pm
Bernie Sanders has made fighting climate change a central part of his message, and he's not about to hold back when challenged by someone who questions the scientific consensus that human-caused emissions are behind global warming -- even if it's a teenager.









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