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Shrek and Princess Fiona to suspend campaigns

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Shrek once told a donkey that his kind were “like onions” due their complex layers. Well, the layered Ogre from New Jersey and her highness from HP have decided to suspend their campaigns – layers and all. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former HP exec Carly Fiorina have dropped out of the hunt for the GOP nomination for president after ...

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New Hampshire Primary results and live updates

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Polls just started to close in New Hampshire as a massive turnout of voters begins the process of selecting the nominee for the Republican and Democrat parties. New Hampshire has a record of accurately selecting the winning nominees. Results next and live updates of news and info further down. *Refresh for updates* Current Results: GOP: (90% of vote in) (Projected Winner, ...

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Obama to add $10 per barrel oil tax

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President Obama is determined to wound the American economy further by putting an additional tax on oil. The White House announced Thursday that Obama will propose a $10 tax on each barrel of crude oil produced. At current prices, that represents a 33% increase in the raw material needed to make gasoline, diesel, fertilizer, heating oil, liquefied petroleum gas, plastics, rubber and ...

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Trump’s Plane Ends Up Less Perfect Than Him [Emergency Landing]

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Donald Trump was en-route to his Arkansas appearance this evening when his posh 757 experienced mechanical issues. Plane of presidential candidate, Donald Trump, was diverted to Nashville International Airport after reporting engine problems. The Trump Boeing B757 landed at Nashville International Airport around 4 p.m. A statement from officials with the Federal Aviation Administration said they would be investigating. No one’s ...

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Jimmy Carter says he wants Trump to win

Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter told the United Kingdom parliament that he would rather see Trump than Cruz as the GOP nominee. “The reason is, Trump has proven already that he is completely malleable. I don’t think he has any fixed opinion that he would fight for.” “If I had a choice of Republican nominees, between Cruz and Trump, I think I would ...

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Sen. Rand Paul drops out of Presidential Race

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Rand Paul suspended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday. Having fared poorly – although better than expected –  in Iowa and seeing dim prospects in New Hampshire and South Carolina, Senator Rand Paul announced Wednesday that he is dropping out of the race. “It’s been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House. ...

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Rick Santorum Suddenly Postpones South Carolina Tour, then quits, then Endorses Rubio

Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum had cancelled events in South Carolina on Wednesday due to “logistical issues” which is politician speak for “I quit.” Santorum cancels Wednesday South Carolina events "because of logistical issues." Was supposed to kick off bus tour — Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) February 3, 2016 Santorum had low expectations of doing well in New Hampshire and was re-focusing his campaign ...

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Mike Huckabee suspends his campaign after poor Iowa showing

Republican presidential candidates from left, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

At 9:28pm Iowa local time, former governor Mike Huckabee decided to end his run for the presidency. I am officially suspending my campaign. Thank you for all your loyal support. #ImWithHucK — Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) February 2, 2016 Huckabee has struggled to put together a respectable campaign and after pulling only 2% of the vote, he’s decided that his ...

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Tie between Bernie and Hillary in Iowa Caucus solved with .. a coin toss [video]

Iowa DNC uses coin toss to decide election

We couldn’t make this stuff up. DNC reps decide that a tie at a Democrat caucus precinct should be decided in the same fashion as an NFL kickoff. This is how the #IowaCaucus works. A tie is solved tossing a coin @HillaryClinton wins pic.twitter.com/yZDTUKFJXQ — Fernando Peinado (@FernandoPeinado) February 2, 2016 Considering how tight the Iowa race was, normally you’d ...

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Iowa Caucus live blog and results

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The Iowa Caucuses are about to open and we’ll be tracking the results .. and anything else of interest. Ted Cruz took an early lead and never looked back. He will likely be awarded 8 delegates while second and third place Donald Trump and Marco Rubio will each get 7. Unofficially, Hillary Clinton won Iowa by .03% of the vote. ...

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Kasich gives up on Iowa

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2016 Presidential candidate John Kasich is campaigning in New Hampshire tonight while Iowa holds it caucuses. Polling in the low double-digits in Iowa, governor Kasich has moved on to New Hampshire in an attempt to resurrect his failing bid for the GOP nomination. Kasich has pinned the hopes of his entire campaign on New Hampshire and had spent the entire weekend campaigning there. ...

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Microsoft predicts that Hillary and Trump will win first four races

Microsoft predicts Hillary and Trump winners

The voting starts tonight in Iowa, but Microsoft’s Bing platform has already called the caucus/primary results before the first vote is counted – and it has a pretty good record. Bing is forecasting a straight sweep of the first four contests for Trump and all but New Hampshire for Hillary. Bernie Sander’s supporters are concerned about the predictions as Microsoft ...

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