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Gubernatorial candidate faces national questions, offers state solutions

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Johnston offered state-centric solutions to questions about health care, public lands and climate change during a campaign stop Monday at the Durango Public...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

They say all politics is local. Then export it.

It should come as no shock that research is showing our national political system to be more partisan and less effective than ever. And within that partisan divide, there is further imbalance:...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Policy and Politics Digest

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Fiery Trump, sober Clinton at odds over Orlando attack

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump vowed Monday to impose a broad ban on immigration from areas of the world where terrorism is prevalent and suggested some Muslims in the United States are turning a blind...

DATE: June 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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At ‘campaign crossroads,’ rivals defend anti-Trump pact

BORDEN, Ind. – Declaring the Republican presidential contest at “a fork in the road,” Ted Cruz and John Kasich defended their extraordinary new alliance on Monday as the party’s last, best chance...

DATE: April 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump, Clinton bet on New York to end campaign turbulence

For the two front-runners in the Republican and Democratic presidential nomination races, there’s no place like home. Polls show Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump with...

DATE: April 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Hosting Clinton fundraisers, Clooney decries political cash

WASHINGTON – Actor George Clooney would like to get big money out of politics – so he doesn’t have to raise it. Clooney hosted two weekend fundraisers in California on behalf of Democratic...

DATE: April 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump and Cruz making final pitches to Wisconsin voters

MILWAUKEE – After Donald Trump’s toughest stretch of the campaign, he and Ted Cruz made spirited final pitches Monday to Wisconsin voters, who will cast ballots Tuesday in a Republican primary that...

DATE: April 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Sen. Graham to Arab world: U.S. hasn’t changed despite Trump

CAIRO – Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham sought to reassure the Arab world Sunday over the prospect of Donald Trump becoming president, saying in Cairo that Congress would continue to play a primary...

DATE: April 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump calls on Kasich to quit race: ‘He’s taking my votes’

MILWAUKEE – Donald Trump on Sunday called for John Kasich to drop out of the Republican presidential race, arguing that the Ohio governor shouldn’t be allowed to continue accumulating delegates if...

DATE: April 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump, Ryan increasingly at odds over future of the GOP

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump wants to win the White House in the fall. Paul Ryan wants to save his vision of the Republican Party for years to come. Those goals put Trump and Ryan increasingly at odds...

DATE: March 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Sanders wins 3 states; Clinton retains big delegate lead

WASHINGTON – Bernie Sanders scored three wins in Western caucus contests, giving a powerful psychological boost to his supporters but doing little to move him closer to securing the Democratic...

DATE: March 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump demands GOP embrace him as Dems unleash new attacks

WASHINGTON – A front-runner under attack from all sides, Republican Donald Trump demanded that his party’s skeptical establishment embrace the inevitability of his presidential nomination as he...

DATE: March 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World