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Truce in Trade War After Trump-Xi Dinner in Argentina

VOA News/Steve Herman BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA — The world’s two largest economies, the and China, have agreed to a small truce in their escalating trade war after a meeting between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping following the G-20 summit. Trump, speaking to reporters on Air Force One after the plane departed Argentina, said his agreement made over dinner with Xi, will go down “as one of the largest deals ever made. … And it’ll have an incredibly positive impact on farming, meaning agriculture, industrial products, computers — every type of product." Trump agreed that he will leave the tariffs…
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Obama Says Trump ‘Unfit’ to Be US President

Ken Bredemeier The backlash against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump escalated Tuesday for his critical comments about a Muslim-American couple whose son was killed fighting for the in Iraq in 2004. President Barack Obama said at the White House that Trump, a real estate tycoon seeking elected office for the first time, is "unfit" to succeed him as the American leader and that "he keeps on proving it." Obama, who has endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton as his successor when he leaves office in January, challenged Republicans to repudiate Trump, saying his complaints against Khizr Khan and his wife Ghazala after…
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US Republican Governor’s Comments Incite Firestorm — Within Her Part

  South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley this week called for more civility in the conduct of her party's raucous Republican presidential nomination contest, but her plea so far has only served to inflame tensions among the party's warring factions. Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants, was selected by leading Republican lawmakers in Washington to deliver the party's rebuttal to Democratic President Barack Obama's seventh and final State of the Union address Tuesday. In part, Obama chided — although not by name — the leading Republican presidential contender, billionaire real estate tycoon Donald Trump, for his calls to keep Muslims from…
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Poll: Close 2016 Races in Iowa, New Hampshire

VOA News Republican Party presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are in a virtual dead heat in Iowa, while Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are also locked in a close race there, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll. Clinton and Sanders are also within the margin of error in New Hampshire, while Trump has built a 16-point lead in the state, NBC and the Journal reported. Iowa holds its caucuses on February 1, while the New Hampshire primary is February 9. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton poses for a photo with Cynthia Johnson of Osage,…
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Trump Downplays Being Featured in Terrorist Recruitment Video

VOA News Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is dismissing his persona being featured in a recruitment video made by the Somali militant group al-Shabab. In the video, which was released Friday, Trump was shown at a campaign rally in the southern state of South Carolina last month reading a statement calling on the United States government to ban Muslims from entering the country. He had made the call made in response to the deadly attack on a state government facility in San Bernardino, California carried out by a Muslim husband-and-wife couple who investigators say had been "radicalized." In an interview that…
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Trump, Clinton Trade Attacks From Top of Polls

VOA News Democrats and Republicans have yet to choose their official candidates for next year's presidential election, but that has not stopped front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump from attacking each other. Monday began with Trump calling Clinton a liar and demanding she apologize for her claim during Saturday's Democratic debate that Islamic State militants are using videos of his comments as a recruiting tool.  Her campaign later said they were not aware of a specific video, but that Trump's comments about Muslims are helping jihadists. A Clinton spokesman, speaking to CNN, put the response to Trump simply: "Hell no."…
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US Surveys: Trump Gaining in Republican Presidential Bid

Ken Bredemeier December 15, 2015 WASHINGTON—New political surveys show billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump has gained strength in his race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in the days after he called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United Washington Post/ABC poll released Tuesday said the flamboyant Trump, with 38 percent support among Republican voters, has his biggest lead yet in the party's crowded presidential field, seven weeks ahead of the first of the party's state-by-state nominating contests. That came a day after Monmouth University's national poll showed the 69-year-old political novice with 41 percent support among…
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Trump, Cruz in Spotlight for 5th Republican Debate

Jim Malone WASHINGTON—Nine Republican presidential contenders will be on stage Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the fifth Republican presidential ; This latest face-off comes amid public concerns about terrorism and national security, and new poll numbers that buttress the campaigns of real estate mogul Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Trump continues to lead in national polls, but Cruz is surging in Iowa, the state that begins the party selection process with its caucus voting on February 1st. The poll results suggest that concern about terrorism in the wake of the December 2nd attack in San Bernardino, California,…
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Trump se consolida entre republicanos y Clinton aumenta su ventaja

El senador Marco Rubio pasa al segundo lugar en el campo republicano y se convierte en la mayor amenaza para Hillary Clinton en una hipotética carrera entre ambos. Voz de América - Redacción Once meses antes de la elección presidencial de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump y Hillary Clinton, son los indiscutibles líderes en los campos republicano y demócrata respectivamente, según una encuesta nacional divulgada este miércoles por la Universidad Quinnipiac. De acuerdo al sondeo, Trump obtendría el 27 por ciento de los votos republicanos, seguido por el senador por la Florida, Marco Rubio, con 17%, mientras el neurocirujano Ben Carson…
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