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Trump's defeat raises questions about his jetsetting campaign DES MOINES: Republican Donald Trump's surprise defeat in Iowa at the hands of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz reflected shortcomings in his get-out-the-vote operations and an over reliance on his celebrity status in a state where voters prefer the personal touch.The New York billionaire and former TV reality star generated much enthusiasm for his anti-establishment message, but in the end he was out muscled by Cruz' more traditional ground game and saw some late-deciding voters side with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio.All signs had pointed to a Trump victory in the first nominating contest in the race for the White House, with the Des Moines Register's influential poll giving Trump the lead on the weekend before Iowans went to caucus on Monday.The loss, while not by a large margin, raised questions about Trump's ability to perform as well in voting contests as he does in polls. Prior to Monday, Trump had repeatedly ...

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Date by date, the US election year ahead WASHINGTON: After the US presidential caucuses in the heartland state of Iowa, the 2016 race for the White House moves on to New Hampshire, which holds its primary on February 9.Here are the key political dates in 2016, from primary debates and statewide caucus votes to national conventions and the big day on November 8:February========4: Democratic debate in Durham, New Hampshire6: Republican debate in Manchester, New Hampshire9: New Hampshire primaries11: Democratic debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin ...

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Democrat O'Malley to end White House run DES MOINES: Democratic White House hopeful Martin O'Malley is set to suspend his campaign after garnering less than one percent Monday in the Iowa caucuses that launched the 2016 presidential race, sources in his camp said.The former Maryland governor is expected to make a formal announcement in Des Moines, Iowa at 0330 GMT Tuesday, the sources said.With 82 percent of precincts reporting in Iowa, O'Malley had garnered just 0.6 percent, his campaign eclipsed by former ...

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Huckabee, O'Malley to end White House bids DES MOINES: Republican White House hopeful Mike Huckabee Monday suspended his campaign after winning barely two percent in the Iowa caucuses that launched the 2016 presidential race."I am officially suspending my campaign. Thank you for all your loyal support," the former governor of Arkansas tweeted as polling drew to a close in the heartland state.With 90 percent of Republican precincts reporting in Iowa, Huckabee had just 1.8 percent of votes, far behind the frontrunning trio ...

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Iowa Democratic caucus is 'virtual tie' with Clinton DES MOINES: Democratic White House hopeful Bernie Sanders on Monday called the Iowa caucus a "virtual tie" with his rival Hillary Clinton, as the result remained too close to call."Tonight while the results are still not known, it looks like we are in a virtual tie," the Vermont senator told supporters after the close of the Iowa caucuses, the first nominations vote in the long 2016 presidential race.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Ted Cruz calls Iowa win 'victory for grassroots' DES MOINES: Republican Senator Ted Cruz told fired-up supporters Monday his win in the Iowa caucuses that launch the White House race was a victory for the grassroots -- and a blow to the Washington elites.Cruz vaulted ahead of billionaire frontrunner Donald Trump and Senator Marco Rubio, who were battling for second place, US media projections showed."Tonight, is a victory for the grassroots," the archconservative senator from Texas told supporters after the vote."Iowa has sent ...

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Obama to seek $755mn for cancer 'moonshot': White House WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $755 million in his budget next week to jumpstart cancer research in a "moonshot" push to find cancer cures and treatments, the White House said on Monday.Vice President Joe Biden, whose son Beau died from brain cancer last year, is leading a push to bring together private and public researchers to accelerate their work on cancer, which will kill an estimated 600,000 Americans this year."With something as ...