Republican presidential candidates

Clearly, it’s been a long time since retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was a fifth-grader, and he forgot that they operate without filters. But the flagging Republican presidential candidate got a reminder during a campaign stop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, when he asked private schoolers to identify the worst student.

Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson on Monday stepped up his anti-Muslim rhetoric in an effort to draw and hold onto evangelical voters in early primary states, chiefly in Iowa, which is known as a bastion of religious conservatism. The move comes amid rising competition from ex-Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina, who catapulted over the retired pediatric […]