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Clinton more likely to win U.S. presidency than Trump: PredictIt

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Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has a higher probability than her likely Republican rival Donald Trump of becoming the next U.S. president, but the gap between the pair narrowed this week, according to the online political stock market PredictIt. NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has a higher probability …

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Alabama’s top judge faces ethics charges over gay-marriage order

A same-sex marriage supporter holds a sign referring to Alabama's Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, during a protest outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama February 9, 2015.  REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

Alabama’s Supreme Court Chief Justice was suspended on Friday for ordering state probate judges not to grant marriage licenses to gay couples, despite contrary rulings by a federal court and the U.S. Supreme Court. (Reuters) – Alabama’s Supreme Court Chief Justice was suspended on Friday for ordering state probate judges …

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Obama Challenges Republican Women to Think Twice Before Voting Trump

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Barack Obama addressed the schism within the Republican Party over Donald Trump’s presumptive nomination as the GOP presidential standard-bearer during a brief press conference on Friday, issuing a challenge to conservative budget hawks and Republican women to think carefully before casting a ballot for the real estate mogul in the …

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Dems blast Ryan over refusal to back Trump: ‘Well, that was awkward’

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The Democratic Party seized on House Speaker Paul Ryan’s refusal to back Donald Trump on Thursday, slamming the GOP for refusing to accept its own presumptive presidential nominee. “Well, that was awkward,” Democratic National Committee spokesman Mark Paustenbach said in a statement. “Paul Ryan — the highest-ranking Republican in the …

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Clinton: ‘I have a lot of empathy’ for Sanders

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Hillary Clinton says she understands Bernie Sanders’s decision not to drop out of the Democratic race for the presidency despite his long odds of winning the party’s nomination. “I have a lot of empathy about this. I ran to the very end in 2008, and I won nine of the …

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Top adviser to John McCain backs Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump

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WASHINGTON — A longtime John McCain adviser said that #NeverTrump never means never on Tuesday, promising to vote for Hillary Clinton over his party’s likely Republican nominee. “If my choice is Trump or HRC, then, yes, I’ll vote for her without hesitation,” Mark Salter, who was a senior advisor on …

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