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Heated rhetoric shakes Muslim Republicans

Saba Ahmed, Republican muslim Saba Ahmed far right, the founder of the Republican Muslim Coalition, on Megyn Kelly's show on Fox News

Comments stir concern about GOP’s standing among minority voters

States warn US climate plan is illegal

West Virginia and Texas stage intervention ahead of Paris summit

Trump hits out over refugees and security

Republican frontrunner says he would waterboard terror suspects

US House rebuffs Obama’s refugee policy

Nearly 50 Democrats break ranks despite president’s veto threat

Obama criticises anti-refugee Republicans

Paris fuels fears terrorists could enter US posing as refugees

Democrats debate in wake of Paris attacks

Second debate will focus more on terrorism and security

Clinton pledges $30bn to aid coal country

Democratic frontrunner’s plan targets investments in communities

Investors unfazed by turn in politics

Calm greets rise of populists and a shift leftward though affect on inflation is a concern

Republican debate shows Jeb won’t fix it

A policy-heavy night when Carson and Trump were oddly muted may prove a tipping point

Republican candidates fourth debate

Mixed performance from eight top contenders

Republican debate: the winners and losers

Guide to the GOP contenders shaping the 2016 White House race

Who to watch in fourth Republican debate

Guide to the contenders who are shaping the 2016 race

Obama seeks appeal on immigration ruling

Supreme Court asked to overturn decision barring president’s plan

Deft footwork behind clumsy moves

The US wants politicians that are weighty and likeable

Fox uses Republican debate to target CNBC

Rupert Murdoch-owned channel hopes to exploit rival’s derided performance in earlier event

Read my lips: the Bush era is over

No matter how hard Jeb tries he cannot distance himself from the name

Carson under pressure over West Point claim

Republican frontrunner changes story on turning down scholarship to military academy

Supreme Court to hear Obamacare challenge

Justices to address mandate for groups to provide birth control

Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline plan

Green groups score victory after seven years of battle

Trump attacks Rubio over credit card use

Presidential hopeful is criticised over his spending

The US debates are frauds and need fixing

Little attempt to find out how candidates stand on an issue

Rubio on the rise after debate boost

Bush protégé is emerging as leading Republican mainstream candidate

TransCanada asks US to suspend Keystone

Decision on pipeline project set to be left for Obama successor

US investors trail rivals as Cuba opens up

Europe, Asia and Latin America move quickly to exploit thaw

Russia presents US navy with new test

Increased activity from Black Sea and Mediterranean to Pacific

Former US senator Fred Thompson dies

Straight-talking lawyer rose to prominence amid Watergate probe

Ryan’s rise lifts hopes for US tax reform

New House speaker well placed to lay groundwork for overhaul — if the next president is willing

Wealthy Republican donors look to Rubio

Some big party backers wait for White House race to shake out

Bush supporters ask questions after debate

One-time Republican frontrunner under pressure after poor showing

Jeb Bush on the rocks: insider left with outside chance

Establishment favourite fails to turn round flailing campaign

What to watch for at Syria talks

First major effort to forge diplomatic solution in nearly 2 years

Costly mistakes

The difference the right (or wrong!) policies can make

Bush struggles as Republicans clash

Rubio, Carson and Cruz grab the limelight at former Florida governor’s expense

Republican debate: Who to watch

Trump and Carson fight for the lead and pressure mounts on Bush

Republican debate: the winners and losers

Bush fails to impress as Rubio and Cruz shine

Ryan must unify fractious US Republicans

Affable prospective speaker appeals to both wings of party

End of Days for Republican establishment

Trump and Carson are no longer long shots for the party’s presidential nomination

Budget deal promises end to fiscal conflict

Bargain to allow modest increases in spending and suspend $18.1tn debt ceiling

Kurdish party aims to limit Erdogan ambitions

Violence sets ominous backdrop for HDP in Sunday’s election

Indonesia seeks to join TPP

Widodo signs up $20bn of deals in maiden state visit to US

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