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The Republican contenders for the White House: who's still in the race?

published about 3 hours ago
Mitt Romney might have dropped his bid for president, but the Republican field still contains several big-hitters – and one or two no-hopersMitt Romney is out – which makes it a good time to look around at whom he won’t be running against for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Be glad you don’t work for the Commission on Presidential Debates – it’s potentially the largest primary field in modern political history. Related: Romney decision clears path for next stage of ... more

Andrew Mitchell ordered to pay further costs after refusing Plebgate settlement

published about 4 hours ago
Former chief whip ordered to pay costs on top of £300,000 already paid, after it emerges he was made an offer two months before case startedFormer Conservative cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell has been hit with further legal costs on top of the £300,000 he has already paid after turning down a settlement in his failed Plebgate libel action.The former chief whip had sued News Group Newspapers over a September 2012 story in the Sun that claimed he had called Downing ... more

Greens take to streets of Norwich in bid to win second MP come May’s election

published about 4 hours ago
Party’s leader in England and Wales, Natalie Bennett, talks excitedly of surge in support and opportunity to sell policies to the nation“Hi, I’m Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green party in England and Wales, can I talk to you for a minute? No?” It’s a tough gig, canvassing in the snow. But no time can be wasted by the Greens in the seat that gives them probably their best hope of gaining a second MP.Flanked by a hopeful, energetic bunch ... more

Suge Knight could face 30 years in jail after arrest for fatal hit-and-run

published about 4 hours ago
Hip-hop mogul’s vehicle allegedly struck two men, killing one, in Los AngelesIncident happened during filming of NWA film Straight Outta ComptonThe controversial hip-hop mogul Marion “Suge” Knight is facing a murder charge, millions in bail money and potentially 30 years in jail after a fatal hit-and-run incident already proving controversial itself.The founder of Death Row Records surrendered to police early on Friday, 12 hours after fleeing the scene where he allegedly struck at least two men with his truck, killing ... more