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  • Trump’s win draws support, concern from evangelicals

    May 5 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump’s win draws support, concern from evangelicals

    Donald Trump’s striking victory in Indiana May 3 apparently settled the race for the Republican presidential nomination, but it did little to resolve the divisiveness among conservatives and evangelical Christians over his controversial candidacy. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont upset Hillary Clinton in the Democrats’ Indiana primary but still faces an overwhelming challenge ...

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  • Trump’s New York win still leaves GOP nod uncertain

    April 21 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump’s New York win still leaves GOP nod uncertain

    The Democratic and Republican frontrunners strengthened their leads April 19 in the races for their parties’ presidential nominations, but Donald Trump’s dominant win in New York provided no assurance he will be able to avoid an open convention. Trump, the billionaire/celebrity, won 60 percent of the vote in his home state’s primary ...

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  • Despite wins, Trump may face ‘very difficult path’

    March 17 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Despite wins, Trump may face ‘very difficult path’

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continued to dominate their political parties’ primaries March 15, but the maverick billionaire’s wins did not eliminate the possibility he will face a contested convention to gain the Republican nomination or a third-party challenge even if he becomes the party’s standard-bearer.
     

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  • GOP debate: Israel policy divides Trump, rivals

    March 14 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GOP debate: Israel policy divides Trump, rivals

    A divide on policy toward Israel became evident between Donald Trump and his three remaining rivals during a March 10 Republican presidential debate in Miami. Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio all argued the U.S. president should not remain neutral in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian ...

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  • Democrats debate SCOTUS, Cuba, Clinton’s character

    March 11 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Democrats debate SCOTUS, Cuba, Clinton’s character

    The Supreme Court, immigration, human rights in Cuba and Hillary Clinton’s character were among the topics discussed during a March 9 Democratic presidential debate in Miami featuring the former secretary of state and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Co-sponsored by Univision with some Spanish questions, the debate saw no mention of same-sex marriage ...

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  • GOP debate: Trump’s character draws focus

    March 7 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GOP debate: Trump’s character draws focus

    Whether GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is morally fit to be president drew extended focus during a March 3 Republican presidential debate in Detroit that also included discussion of religious liberty, adoption by same-sex couples, judicial nominations and the water crisis in Flint, Mich.

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  • Array of Baptists embrace presidential contenders

    March 4 2016 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Array of Baptists embrace presidential contenders

    The campaign trail is cutting an ever-widening swath through Southern Baptist notables. Presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have each chosen well-known influential Baptists to sit on their advisory boards. Among those chosen are Paige Patterson, R. Albert Mohler Jr., Jerry Johnson ...

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  • Trump, Clinton make gains on Super Tuesday

    March 3 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump, Clinton make gains on Super Tuesday

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton piled up more victories on Super Tuesday, further raising the question of whether they can be stopped from winning the presidential nominations of their political parties. Each won seven states. Sen. Ted Cruz won three states, and Ben Carson won one state.

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  • SUPER TUESDAY: Voting & the ‘evangelical’

    March 2 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SUPER TUESDAY: Voting & the ‘evangelical’

    Voters went to the polls March 1 in 13 states and one U.S. territory, including several so-called Bible Belt states where evangelical voters were expected to exert considerable influence. Yet confusion over the term “evangelical” has led Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore to stop using it to describe himself – at least during election season.

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  • Trump wins GOP, ‘evangelical’ vote in S.C. primary

    February 23 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump wins GOP, ‘evangelical’ vote in S.C. primary

    Billionaire Donald Trump easily won the Republican primary Feb. 20 in the evangelical Christian stronghold of South Carolina, strengthening his frontrunner’s status for the presidential nomination. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton defeated Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Nevada caucuses the same day, providing an important victory after her 20-point loss in New Hampshire.

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  • Trump receives ‘tough questions’ on social issues

    February 19 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump receives ‘tough questions’ on social issues

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has received an open letter from Focus on the Family’s CitizenLink network asking him to clarify what CitizenLink’s president called a “contradictory record” on abortion and religious freedom among other social issues.

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  • Trump, Sanders dominate in N.H.

    February 11 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump, Sanders dominate in N.H.

    Maverick candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders easily won Feb. 9 in the first primary election to determine the major political parties’ nominees for the White House. Trump – the brash, billionaire businessman and celebrity – outdistanced the crowded Republican field by nearly 20 points to gain victory in the New Hampshire primary.

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  • Iowa caucuses: Southern Baptists ‘highly involved’

    February 3 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Iowa caucuses: Southern Baptists ‘highly involved’

    Iowa pastor Todd Stiles had a specific prayer for caucus season: “Lord, come quickly, and till then, help me stand strongly.” Southern Baptists across the Hawkeye State apparently agreed with the sentiment because many, including pastors, stood for biblical principles during caucus season, campaigning for the presidential candidates ...

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  • Trump, Clinton stumble, evangelicals divide in Iowa

    February 3 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump, Clinton stumble, evangelicals divide in Iowa

    Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton stumbled out of the gate in Iowa on Feb. 1 while the evangelical Christian vote among Republicans split primarily three ways in the first stage of the 2016 race for the White House. Ted Cruz of Texas won a plurality of evangelical votes …

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  • GOP debate: social issues prominent, Trump absent

    February 1 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GOP debate: social issues prominent, Trump absent

    Frontrunner Donald Trump did not take center stage at the final Republican presidential debate before Monday’s Iowa caucuses, but social issues did. In Trump’s absence, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who is running second in many Iowa and national polls, bore the brunt of questions asking other candidates to attack his positions.

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