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Trump Says He'll Start Spending At Least $2 Million a Week

(ABC News) -- GOP frontrunner Donald Trump said he'll be spending at least $2 million a week starting Jan. 4 as the primary season kicks into high gear, after resisting buying advertising in his self-financed campaign. "I'll be spending a…

5 Republicans Who Could Deliver State of the Union Response

(ABC News) -- Republicans still haven’t announced who will deliver the GOP response to President Obama’s last State of the Union address on Jan. 12, but if history is any indication, at least one Republican is already preparing for the huge…

Clinton Announces $2 Billion Effort to Cure Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton announced Tuesday a $2 billion annual effort to cure Alzheimer's disease by 2025 as part of her broader healthcare strategy in the 2016 presidential election. The Democratic front-runner says her plan will "prevent, effectively treat…

Poll: Half of Voters Would Be 'Embarrassed' by Trump as President

(ABC News) -- Fifty percent of American voters say they would be “embarrassed” if Donald Trump were president, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released this morning. The current Republican frontrunner, whose 28 percent support in this poll tops…

Scott to Wrap Up 2015 Tour of All SC Counties

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will finish his goal of visiting all 46 counties in South Carolina in 2015 with several days to spare. Scott plans a trip Tuesday to Dillon County to meet people and business…

Lindsey Graham Drops Out of 2016 Republican Presidential Race

(ABC News) -- Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham is dropping out of the 2016 race for the White House. The South Carolina senator, who revealed the news in a CNN interview this morning, is the fourth GOP contender to drop out…

Congress OKs Year-End Budget Deal, Sends to Obama

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. gestures during an end-of-the-year news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, as the Congress moves toward passage of a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill. (AP Photo/J.…

Led by GOP, House nears OK of renewing $600B in tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushed a year-end tax-cut compromise toward House passage Thursday as Congress prepared to finish 2015 with a flurry of accomplishment and await the partisan collisions sure to dominate the coming election year. House Democratic leader Nancy…

AP EXPLAINS: Why Trump Can't Shut Down the Internet

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump says the government must work with "brilliant people" in Silicon Valley to keep violent extremists offline, even if it means shutting down parts of the Internet. But what he's proposing isn't possible with today's…

Trump Hints He May Ditch His Jet for Air Force One If Elected

(ABC News) -- "Trump Force One" -- you're fired. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump hinted that if he makes it to the White House, he might ditch his Boeing 757 in favor of an even bigger plane: Air Force One,…

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