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Will not enter US presidential race: Michael Bloomberg

New York, March 8 : Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Monday he will not enter the 2016 presidential campaign as an independent, citing fear that his candidacy might help Republican candidates Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.

The 73-year-old, who served as mayor of New York from 2002 to 2013, announced his decision in a statement titled "The Risk I will not Take" posted on his website, Xinhua news agency reported.

"I love our country too much to play a role in electing a candidate who would weaken our unity and darken our future -- and so I will not enter the race for president of the US," Bloomberg said.

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Donald Trump's bigotry, bullying, bluster not popular: Hillary Clinton

Washington: Claiming that she got more popular votes than Donald Trump, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has said her Republican rival's "bigotry, bullying and bluster" are not supported by Americans.

"The last time I checked as of last night, Donald Trump had received 3.6 million votes, which is a good number. There is only one candidate in either party who has more votes than him and that's me," Clinton said during a Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Michigan.

Clinton, 68, said she is "building a broad, diverse coalition" across the country, which will help her defeat 69-year-old Trump.

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Donald Trump steps up 'counter-terror' crusade, vows to broaden torture laws

Washington D. C., Mar. 6 : In a mass rally in Florida, U. S. Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump pledged affirming the masses' commitment to voting for him and also vowed to broaden the existing laws regarding the grilling of captured terrorist suspects.

According to CNN, Trump made the declaration at a University of Central Florida arena in Orlando,

"Let's do a pledge. Who likes me in this room? I've never done this before. Can I have a pledge? A swearing? Raise your right hand." Trump asked the crowd

The Republican front-runner then had the audience repeat after him.

"I do solemnly swear that I, no matter how I feel, no matter what the conditions, if there are hurricanes or whatever, will vote on or before the 12th for Donald J. Trump for President."

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Donald Trump clarifies stand on going after families of terrorists

Washington: Heading into the next round of presidential nomination contests over the weekend, tough talking Republican front-runner Donald Trump made clear that he would not order the US military to violate international laws to fight terrorism.

Pundits were quick to see "an abrupt about-face" in the brash billionaire`s explanation who has tied the Republican establishment into knots with his statements advocating something "tougher than waterboarding" and going after the families of terrorists.

During Thursday night`s debate on Fox News, Trump reaffirmed his willingness to target the families of terrorists and supported the use of waterboarding.

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US troops needed in Afghanistan to protect Pak's nuclear arsenal: Trump

Washington, Mar. 5 : US presidential candidate Donald Trump has said that if he is elected to the White House then he would keep the country's troops in Afghanistan to protect Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.

Republican front-runner Trump made this statement while responding to a question during a presidential debate.

"I think you have to stay in Afghanistan for a while, because of the fact that you are right next to Pakistan, which has nuclear weapons and we have to protect that," Dawn quoted him as saying.

Trump, a billionaire campaigner, is popular among conservative Republicans and in rural America, where 70 percent white voters live.

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Alarmed Republican leadership rally against Trump

Washington: A day after Super Tuesday polls, the Republican party leadership appeared to have ganged up against real estate magnate Donald Trump, who has won 10 of 11 state primaries so far, in a last ditch effort to prevent him from becoming the nominee for the November presidential poll.

After a month of a series of primary elections which began with Iowa caucus on February 1, Trump to the surprise of political pundits and to the shock of the established party leadership has emerged as the presidential frontrunner.

His rallies across the country have drawn thousands of people many more times than the other party candidates.

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Super Tuesday: Clinton sweeps six states, Trump bags five

Washington D. C., March. 2 : Making huge strides towards their parties' presidential nominations, Democrat Hillary Clinton won at least six states and Donald Trump swept five in the biggest day of the primary campaign-'Super Tuesday' elections.

However, Ted Cruz ended Trump's winning streak with victories in his home state of Texas and neighbouring Oklahoma.

Democrat Bernie Sanders also won his home state of Vermont and Oklahoma.

Clinton, the former secretary of state and senator, won in Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia.

Billionaire and reality TV star Trump, stunned everyone by winning three of the first four contests.

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Trump, Clinton hope to sweep Super Tuesday

Washington, March 1 : Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton hope to lock their frontrunner status in the US presidential race as Republicans face primaries in 12 states and Democrats in 11 on Super Tuesday.

Both Trump and Clinton head into Tuesday's crucial poll dominating their respective races, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

While Trump had the support of nearly half of the Republican primary vote, more than his remaining four opponents combined, Clinton topped rival Bernie Sanders 55 percent to 38 percent among Democrats.

Even as the real estate mogul courted controversy after he failed to disavow a former Ku Klux Klan figure during a Sunday talk show, Trump's growing dominance in the Republican field sent shock waves through the party establishment

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When Donald Trump faced social media fire for 'misquoting' Mahatma Gandhi

Washington: Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump Monday posted a quote on Instagram attributing it to Mahatma Gandhi, but the American media said there is no evidence that the Indian leader had ever used these words.

"First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win - Mahatma Gandhi," Trump wrote on social networking site Instagram as part of his effort to rally supporters.

The Instagram post included a picture of hordes of supporters rallying at a Trump campaign stop in Alabama.

Soon, the anti-Trump lobby was up in flames on the social media.

The Hill, a top US political website, said, "There's no record that Gandhi ever used the phrase, which has been widely attributed to him."

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Donald Trump train gathers stream with 2 governors' backing

Washington: Ahead of next week`s "Super Tuesday" nomination contests in 11 states, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump got a significant boost with the surprise endorsement of New Jersey governor Chris Christie.

Christie`s bombshell on Friday, which may well change the dynamics of the Republican race came a day after Trump`s two main rivals - Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz - ganged up against him in a CNN debate that turned into a virtual brawl.

Hours later, Maine`s Republican governor Paul LePage, who was a supporter of Christie before he ended his presidential bid, also announced his endorsement of Trump.

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Donald Trump scores a hat-trick in Republican race

Washington, Feb 24 : Donald Trump cemented his frontrunner status in the Republican presidential race with a third consecutive victory in Nevada caucuses as his two major rivals Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio failed to arrest his winning streak.

With the real estate mogul with over 42 percent votes leading with double digit margins over Rubio and Cruz, who are fighting for the second place, major news channels were quick to declare him the winner shortly after the polls closed.

Significantly, exit polls showed Trump's support across all demographics, virtually paving his way towards party nomination and strengthening as it did his position before March 1 Super Tuesday when 12 states hold nominating contests.

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Donald Trump confident of winning Republican nomination

Columbia: Controversial Republican front- runner Donald Trump on Sunday exuded confidence that he was on his way to win the party's presidential nomination, defying the projection of political pundits who have been "wrong forever".

"So far, I'm really on my way," Trump told CNN after he netted back to back wins in South Carolina and New Hampshire following a close second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.

Trump's win today gave him a critical burst of momentum heading into Nevada's Republican caucuses on Tuesday.

When asked if a strong opposition inside the party against him would result in a brokered convention in Cleveland, Ohio in July, Trump said he doesn't think "we're going to have a brokered convention. I think it is unlikely."

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Donald Trump wins South Carolina

New York, Feb 21 - Republican front-runner Donald Trump late on Saturday won the South Carolina Republican primary.

The victory is seen as a tremendous show of strength in the heart of the Deep South that validates his status as the GOP's national front-runner, CNN reported.

Trump's win, following his victory in New Hampshire earlier this month and a second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, gives the former reality television star a critical burst of momentum heading into Nevada's Republican caucuses on Tuesday and the slate of 13 states voting on Super Tuesday on March 1.

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Trump leads among Republican voters across US: Poll

Washington: Republican presidential front- runner Donald Trump has secured a big lead among party voters nationwide, according to a latest US opinion poll.

The real estate tycoon has support of 39 per cent of Republican voters, his highest total so far, and is followed by Senator Marco Rubio of Florida with 19 per cent, who is almost locked in a tie with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas with 18 per cent, said the Quinnipiac University National Poll.

Ohio Governor John Kasich has six per cent with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at four per cent each. Nine per cent are undecided, the university said releasing the details of the poll.

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Race for White House: Senator Ted Cruz trumps Donald Trump in Iowa; Hillary Clinton posts razor-thin victory

Washington - In a stunning upset, Senator Ted Cruz beat controversial Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump in the crucial Iowa caucuses while Democrat Hillary Clinton eked out a victory over Bernie Sanders as the race for the White House began on Tuesday.

As the results of the Iowa Caucuses poured in throughout the night, 45-year-old Texas Senator Cruz bagged 28 percent of the total votes with a lead of over 6,000 votes against Trump's 24 percent.

With almost all the votes counted, Marco Rubio stood at the third position with 23 per cent.

Among the Democrats, it was razor-thin contest between Clinton and Sanders till the last votes, with the former Secretary of State bagging 50 per cent votes and edging out her rival who secured 49 per cent votes.

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