|Republican Carly Fiorina raises $6.8 million since July|
By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Carly Fiorina's campaign has raised $6.8 million since July, the campaign said on Tuesday - nearly quintupling the cash raised from her second quarter filings. Before two standout performances in the Republican debates, Fiorina, a former Hewlett Packard chief executive, had struggled during the spring to round up enough cash to stay in the race. Although Fiorina's fundraising haul has greatly improved - she raised just $1.4 million for her campaign and $4.8 million for her Super PAC, CARLY for America, between May and June - she remains far behind some of her Republican rivals.
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|Fiorina raises $7 million after strong debate performances|
|Exclusive: Jeb Bush says Putin's Russia should face consequences over Syria|
By Steve Holland PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (Reuters) - Republican Jeb Bush vowed on Tuesday to take a more aggressive approach to countering Russia if he is elected president next year, calling Vladimir Putin an "agile adversary" who is exploiting a vacuum of U.S. leadership in Syria and elsewhere. In an interview with Reuters, Bush said that if elected in 2016 he would seek to build a coalition of European and Arab partners to work for the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which he said is key to resolving the festering conflict and a worsening refugee crisis. Calling Putin a "bully", Bush said the United States and Europe should also extend sanctions against Moscow over its military aggression in Ukraine that are set to expire at year's end.
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|Indiana governor unveils $1 billion plan for roads and bridges|
(Reuters) - Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Tuesday announced a $1 billion, partly bond-funded, four-year plan to fix roads and bridges. The Republican governor said the money would be in addition to the $3.2 billion the state's transportation department was already planning to spend on projects over the next five years. “These additional funds will help INDOT make future maintenance and repairs as the interstate system comes of age, and will help ensure that our roads can support the economic and employment growth our state has seen over the last few years," Pence said in a statement.
|Donald Trump to host 'Saturday Night Live' in November|
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump will be exercising his comedy muscles as the host of NBC's live sketch show "Saturday Night Live" next month, the network said on Tuesday. Trump, the front-runner for the Republican nomination, will host the show with musical guest Sia on Nov. 7. Actor Taran Killam currently plays Trump in "Saturday Night Live" sketches, and in the vein of the show, is quite likely to face the real Trump in a skit.
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|Donald Trump to host 'Saturday Night Live'|