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Politics of tribalism in US presidential race

GOP focus on social-cultural issues rather than the economy may prove to be too narrow

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The big debate is if the religious freedom law signed by Indiana Governor Pence will be used to protect religious freedom or discriminate against gays.

THE coming American presidential campaign - starting with the Republican and Democratic primaries early next year - was supposed to revolve around Big Issues, with Republican and Democratic candidates debating the major domestic and foreign policy dilemmas facing the United States.