Tom Beaumont

Associated Press

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National political reporter for the Associated Press, based in Des Moines, Iowa; former chief political reporter for the Des Moines Register

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Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are outraged that the presidential nominating process turns out not to be an exercise in direct democracy, and many voters agree.

It's Not Democracy, It's the Rules

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are outraged that the presidential nominating process turns out not to be an exercise in direct democracy, and many voters agree.

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Last night was  episode thirteen  for the Republican presidential candidates. Has it been serious politics or reality TV?

Does Iowa Still Matter in the Age of TV?

Last night was episode thirteen for the Republican presidential candidates. Has it been serious politics or reality TV?

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Virginia's former Governor  Mark Warner  won't be challenging  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton  for the Democratic presidential nomination.

National Policy, the Presidency and State Governors

Virginia's former Governor Mark Warner won't be challenging Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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