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AP Exclusive: Texas governor to miss Republican convention

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will miss next week’s Republican National Convention as he recovers from extensive burns after being scalded by hot water — meaning his state’s large delegation to Cleveland will be without its chosen chairman. Spokesman Matt Hirsch told The Associated Press on Tuesday that doctors said it would be “irresponsible” for Abbott to ...

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Ted Cruz promises Wyoming Republicans to roll back ‘war on coal’

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Republican candidate Ted Cruz promised to roll back what he calls President Barack Obama’s ‘war on coal’ if he’s elected president. The Texas senator made the pledge in a speech to the Republican State Convention in Casper on Saturday. Wyoming, the nation’s leading coal-producing state, has seen hundreds of coal industry layoffs in recent months as ...

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Utah officials spar over public lands lawsuit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert said Monday it would be reckless to file a longshot lawsuit now to try and force the federal government to give up control of more than 30 million acres of public land — defending his actions against criticism from GOP challenger Jonathan Johnson. The two Republicans sparred over how best to combat ...

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Cruz says North Dakota could decide Republican convention

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz told attendees at the North Dakota Republican convention Saturday that their presidential delegates could decide the nomination. Convention-goers are scheduled Sunday to select 25 of their 28 delegates who will go to the national convention unbound to any of the presidential candidates. North Dakota does not have a primary or caucus. “It ...

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AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the GOP debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — On taxes, trade and drug prices, viewers of the latest Republican debate didn’t get a straight story. And Donald Trump spun fiction about 9/11. A look at some of the claims Thursday night and how they compare with the facts: DONALD TRUMP: Families of the 9/11 hijackers were allowed to leave the U.S. around the time of ...

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Cruz wants to take on EPA, terrorists

Cruz wants to protect Americans from regulators, terrorists

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said last week if he is elected president that he will take on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “The alphabet soup of federal agencies have descended like locusts on small businesses, killing jobs all across this country,” said Cruz, R-Texas. Cruz must first win the Republican nomination and faces an upward battle to displace presidential candidate ...

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GOP presidential candidates go their own way on climate change

Presidential candidates go their own way on climate change

A tale of environmental suspense unfolded throughout 2015: Would nations finally reach a global agreement to fight climate change? Record drought and heat, wildfires, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, President Obama’s Clean Power Plan and his photogenic trip to Arctic Alaska — all became plot points in the developing narrative. Then, on cue in the second week of December, ...

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Immigration fuels Cruz-Rubio Republican clash

MUSCATINE, Iowa — More than any other issue, immigration is driving the rivalry between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, presidential rivals focusing on the divisive topic in their closing messages to Republican voters before the sprint to the Iowa caucuses. Cruz, a Texas senator and tea party firebrand, sees Rubio’s support for a more forgiving immigration policy as his greatest ...

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Republican presidential hopeful Cruz claims his plan would expand ethanol demand

CEDAR RAPIDS — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz defended his energy plan that would terminate federal support for ethanol production, claiming that ending subsidies for all forms of energy would expand the market — and demand — for the corn-based fuel that is credited with supporting somewhere between 47,000 and 75,000 jobs in Iowa. “You shouldn’t have government picking winners and ...

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Cruz says he was standing up to Washington before Trump

KINGSTON, N.H. — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz framed himself Wednesday night as the political heir to Donald Trump should the billionaire businessman fail in his effort to win the party’s nomination, saying Trump’s supporters should come to his campaign. Trump “has helped frame the central issue of this primary as ‘who will stand up to Washington,'” the Texas senator ...

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