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Ted Cruz holds off Trump to win Iowa Republican caucus

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) won an upset victory Monday in the Iowa Republican caucus, making frontrunner Donald Trump a loser in his first-ever election, ABC News reported.

Polls released over the weekend showed Trump with a five-point lead over Cruz, but few likely Iowa voters listed the real estate tycoon and reality TV star as their second choice. On Monday, the Texas Tea Party lawmaker captured the support of 28 percent of caucus participants, compared to Trump’s 24 percent.

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Trump is polling well ahead of Cruz and other GOP challengers in New Hampshire, but his Iowa loss raises new concerns about his ability to translate months of poll support into votes in his first political campaign.

Cruz’s win also suggests that he was right to attack Trump after months of laying off the frontrunner.


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Trump’s radical attempt to sabotage auto emissions rules is even worse than you think

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President Trump's proposed drastic relaxation of future auto emissions standards has been widely blasted as a repeal of "the government's biggest effort to combat climate change." Careful readers have also noted that the Trump proposal would kill 300 Americans every year and cost every driver about $2,100 in higher costs by wasting about 80 billion gallons of gasoline.

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Trump official Peter Navarro sputters after his lack of medical qualifications exposed in train wreck CNN interview

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Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro over the weekend got into a heated argument with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, over the use of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.

Navarro then went on CNN Monday to present his side of the dispute with Fauci, and he was quickly exposed by CNN's John Berman as being completely unqualified to be offering his opinion on medical matters.

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‘Unconscionable’: Trump administration turns a blind eye to price gouging amid the coronavirus pandemic

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The Federal Trade Commission, the federal agency created more than a century ago by President Woodrow Wilson, is supposed to protect consumers, but don’t expect the commission’s Republican majority to step in as our nation’s citizens are searching for hand sanitizer and face masks.

Sandeep Vaheesan, the legal director at the Open Markets Institute, said the FTC has been reluctant to act on complaints about price gouging.

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