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  • Ex-KKK leader Duke tries political comeback in US Senate run

    July 23, 2016 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A quarter century after his credible run for governor of Louisiana rattled the national political establishment, white supremacist David Duke has joined a wide open field seeking a U.S. Senate seat. On Friday, he declared "the climate of this country has moved in my direction," as he... more »
  • Clinton chooses Tim Kaine as running mate

    July 22, 2016 11:15 AM

    CLEVELAND - Hillary Clinton has chosen Virginia Senator Tim Kaine for her november running mate, according to CNN. Kaine, 58, has been a favorite for the vice presidential slot since the start of Clinton's search process. He has been active in the Senate on foreign relations and military affairs... more »
  • Trump accepts GOP nomination, addresses police shooting in Baton Rouge

    July 21, 2016 11:16 PM

    CLEVELAND, OH - Donald Trump officially accepted the GOP nomination for President of the United States Thursday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Trump was introduced by his daughter Ivanka, Trump took the stage, accepted the nomination and laid out his platform for this fall's campaign. He... more »
  • Mayor Kip Holden qualifies for US House race

    July 20, 2016 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mayor of Baton Rouge, whose city is embroiled in the aftermath of shootings and protests, has signed up to run for a congressional seat. Kip Holden, a Democrat who is term-limited as mayor, qualified Wednesday for the 2nd District race, challenging Democratic incumbent Cedric Richmond. The... more »
  • 'Mistake' led to Trump speech kerfuffle

    July 20, 2016 12:54 PM

    CLEVELAND - A Trump Organization staff writer says she made a "mistake" in including passages from a Michelle Obama speech in Melania Trump's convention speech. Meredith McIver says she offered her resignation, but Donald Trump rejected it. McIver explained her role in the Trump plagiarism controversy in a statement issued... more »
  • Cruz's future permeates convention before his speech

    July 20, 2016 11:25 AM

    CLEVELAND - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz isn't scheduled to appear publicly at the Republican National Convention until Wednesday evening. His presence has permeated the convention's opening days anyway. A raucous confrontation over rules that could have kept hope of an unlikely Cruz nomination alive ended in defeat. The outcome prompted... more »
  • In a bumpy coronation, Trump wins the crown

    July 20, 2016 11:22 AM

    CLEVELAND - The art of the coronation has taken something of a beating at the Republican National Convention. Nevertheless, Donald Trump now has the crown - and a final chance to summon unity from the party's restive ranks in the ritual's closing days. The roll call of the states Tuesday... more »
  • Neighbors start ribbon campaign for slain officer Play Video

    July 19, 2016 7:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Neighbors of BRPD Corporal Montrell Jackson, one of the slain officers in Sunday's shooting, are hand making blue and black ribbons in his honor. Whitney Dougherty and Jennifer Cupit, both neighbors of Jackson, are spear-heading the blue and black ribbon campaign. The blue represents police officers while... more »
  • 8 years after hope and change, voters are angry, anxious

    July 16, 2016 3:07 PM

    ARVADA, Colorado - Eight years ago, Barbara Conley was one of the millions of Americans swept up in Barack Obama's promises of hope and change when he accepted the Democratic nomination at a packed stadium a few miles from her home in the Denver suburbs. But those optimistic days are... more »
  • Political outsider Trump introducing insider Mike Pence

    July 16, 2016 3:02 PM

    NEW YORK - His running mate largely unknown to the public, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is introducing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a steady conservative with governing experience inside and outside of Washington. Trump and Pence will appear together Saturday morning at a midtown Manhattan hotel, an unofficial kickoff event... more »
  • Republicans lead in Louisiana's US Senate race fundraising

    July 15, 2016 2:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican contenders for Louisiana's U.S. Senate seat are outraising their Democratic opponents and sitting on more cash in campaign accounts for the November election. In the latest fundraising period, GOP U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany brought in the largest haul, raising $1.1 million. But his $2.5 million in... more »
  • Mike Pence accepts Donald Trump's offer for Vice President spot

    July 14, 2016 12:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump asked Mike Pence to be his running mate and the Indiana governor accepted, a source with direct knowledge tells ABC News. Pence is believed to be on a plane to New York City right now, ahead of Trump's scheduled announcement of his pick tomorrow morning.... more »
  • Poll: Most young people dislike Donald Trump, say he's racist

    July 13, 2016 11:30 AM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump is wildly unpopular among young adults and in particular young people of color, and nearly two-thirds of Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 believe the presumptive Republican nominee is racist. That's the finding of a new GenForward poll that also found just 19... more »
  • Trump praises late Iraqi leader Saddam as terrorist killer

    July 6, 2016 3:51 PM

    RALEIGH - Republican Donald Trump is again praising former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's ruthlessness, saying he killed terrorists "so good." Trump was speaking in North Carolina when he cited the former Iraqi leader. "Saddam Hussein was a bad guy, right? ... But you know what he did well? He killed... more »
  • Obama campaign machine revving up to elect Clinton

    July 3, 2016 3:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - The vaunted data-driven machine that twice got President Barack Obama elected is revving up to help elect Hillary Clinton, as Democrats look to recreate the tactical advantage they used against Republicans in 2008 and 2012. With Obama's popularity rebounding, Democrats have been eagerly awaiting the president's return to... more »
  • Trump statements, slow start put pivotal Southwest at risk

    July 3, 2016 3:14 PM

    DENVER - Once a swing state in presidential elections, Colorado has teetered on the brink of becoming solidly Democratic. Donald Trump may have pushed it over the edge. Trump's disparaging words about Mexicans, negative comments about women and weak campaign organization have punctuated the state's shift from a nip-and-tuck battleground... more »
  • Trump tweets image with Clinton and Jewish star

    July 2, 2016 4:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican Donald Trump has created a stir on social media by posting online an image of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton with what appears to be a Star of David and a background of dollar bills. Trump took Clinton's old Twitter avatar celebrating her status as the first presumptive... more »
  • Clinton interviewed by the FBI about private email server

    July 2, 2016 3:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton has been interviewed Saturday by the FBI about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill says in a statement the voluntary interview with federal agents took place Saturday. The interview was not unexpected and does... more »
  • Foreign officials say Trump appealing for funds

    June 29, 2016 4:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - Foreign officials are complaining that they're being "bombarded" by fundraising appeals from U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump. And now, two watchdog groups are filing complaints against the Republican's campaign saying the practice breaks the law. Sir Roger Gale, a member of the British Parliament, complained in the House... more »
  • Sanders worries Trump is benefiting politically from Brexit

    June 29, 2016 11:24 AM

    WASHINGTON - Sen. Bernie Sanders is arguing that "the global economy is not working for the majority of people in our country and the world." Sanders, who hasn't yet abandoned his presidential campaign, writes in a New York Times op-ed Wednesday that Republican Donald Trump "could benefit from the same... more »
  • Dump Trump movement preparing fight at GOP convention

    June 22, 2016 1:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Several hundred Republican delegates are organizing to oppose Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention next month. That's not enough delegates to topple Trump. But it's more than enough to create turmoil at an event that is typically used to bring a political party together in support of... more »
  • Attorney general: Silent on Clinton email case with Obama

    June 19, 2016 3:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server hasn't been compromised by President Barack Obama's endorsement of Clinton in the 2016 White House race. Lynch tells "Fox News Sunday" that she's never spoken with Obama about the investigation and she doesn't see... more »
  • Ryan: Republicans should follow 'conscience' on Trump

    June 17, 2016 3:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republican lawmakers should follow their conscience in deciding whether to support Donald Trump, the GOP's presumptive nominee for president. Ryan told NBC's "Meet the Press" that "the last thing I would do is tell anybody to do something that's contrary to their conscience.... more »
  • Lawsuits may offer fodder for Trump, Clinton attack ads

    June 17, 2016 11:19 AM

    SAN DIEGO - The presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both trying to prevent the public release of videos that are critical to legal cases involving the candidates. Trump's lawyers are intensifying efforts to stop the release of video of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee testifying under... more »
  • Florida Democrats call for emergency gun bill

    June 15, 2016 12:05 PM

    ORLANDO - Democratic state lawmakers want to pass emergency legislation requiring a ban on gun purchases by people on watch lists. The Florida lawmakers called on Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday to hold a special session on the legislation in the wake of the massacre of 49 people at an... more »
  • Trump calls for GOP unity but continues intraparty attacks

    June 11, 2016 8:38 PM

    MOON TOWNSHIP - Campaigning in a pair of crucial battleground states, Donald Trump bashed Democrats and Republicans alike Saturday, from Hillary Clinton to former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. First at a convention center in Tampa, Florida, and then in an airport hangar outside Pittsburgh, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee... more »
  • Smokie Bourgeois enters race for EBR mayor

    June 11, 2016 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Metro Councilman Smokie Bourgeois entered a crowded race for mayor Saturday morning. “ My parents’ house was right up the street. I rode my bicycle all around and to downtown. That’s why I know it’s uphill all the way to downtown. Today I’m officially doing... more »
  • Edwards signs bill to let students use college IDs to vote

    June 10, 2016 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana college students will be able to use their university ID cards to vote in state elections in 2019. Gov. John Bel Edwards' office announced this week that the governor signed the proposal into law this week. The bill by Rep. Randal Gaines, a LaPlace Democrat, calls... more »
  • Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump: 'Delete your account'

    June 9, 2016 4:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton is hitting another campaign milestone: Most retweeted tweet. "Delete your account," her campaign wrote, in response to a message from Donald Trump mocking President Barack Obama's endorsement of the presumptive Democratic nominee on Thursday. Delete your account. https://t.co/Oa92sncRQY — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 9,... more »
  • Obama calls on Democrats to unify behind Clinton

    June 9, 2016 2:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is announcing his formal endorsement of Hillary Clinton. In an online video, Obama calls on Democrats to unify behind his former secretary of state's bid and "build on the progress" of his eight terms in the White House. "I want you to be the first... more »
  • Clinton wins Democratic primary in Puerto Rico

    June 5, 2016 9:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton has overwhelmed Bernie Sanders in Puerto Rico's Democratic primary, putting her within striking distance of having enough delegates to capture the Democratic presidential nomination. While Puerto Ricans don't cast ballots in the November election, their voice could be decisive. After a blowout victory Saturday in the... more »
  • Chris Christie has Trump's esteem but is scorned at home

    June 5, 2016 2:58 PM

    TRENTON - New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie had hoped to be his party's nominee for president at this stage of the 2016 race. Instead, Christie is at a crossroads, supporting the provocative front-runner Donald Trump while struggling to earn approval at home. Christie's term ends in 2018, but there's... more »
  • Paper urges readers to write-in Ronald Reagan over Trump

    June 3, 2016 3:38 PM

    SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Union-Tribune is urging its Republican readers to write in late former President Ronald Reagan's name at the polls during Tuesday's California primary to send a message to Donald Trump. The newspaper explains in an editorial that it can't endorse the presumptive GOP nominee, it... more »
  • Marcelle announces mayoral run

    May 31, 2016 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Representative and former Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle announced she will be running for EBR Mayor-President this fall in a press release issued Tuesday evening. In a statement, Marcelle says she made the decision after "being encouraged by many citizens from all areas of the... more »
  • Councilwoman Tara Wicker announces campaign for re-election

    May 31, 2016 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker announced her campaign for re-election for Metro Council District 10. The announcement took place on Tuesday, May 31 at 11:15 a.m. at the corner of Third St. and North Boulevard. "I wake up thrilled everyday to serve the people of District 10. I am... more »
  • Clinton: Sanders has every right to finish campaign

    May 22, 2016 5:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton says persistent rival Bernie Sanders "has every right to finish off his campaign however he chooses." But she says she wants to focus on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump because his is not "a normal candidacy." Clinton noted in an interview on NBC's... more »
  • In swing-state suburbs, white women are skeptical of Trump

    May 21, 2016 2:51 PM

    WESTERVILLE, Ohio - For Donald Trump to win the White House, he'll need the votes of women like lifelong Republican Wendy Emery. Yet the 52-year-old business owner from the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, is struggling with the notion that Trump is her party's presumptive presidential nominee, and she can't commit... more »
  • From cop to Congress? 'Cajun John Wayne' launches campaign Play Video

    May 19, 2016 12:12 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Tough-talking cop Clay Higgins, who became a viral sensation in videos that earned him the moniker "Cajun John Wanye" could have a new title soon- U.S. Congressman. Higgins announced he was running for the 3rd Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Charles Boustany (R), who's running... more »
  • Edmond Jordan elected to Dist. 29 seat

    May 14, 2016 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Voters in District 29 elected Edmond Jordan on Saturday to fill a vacant seat left after state Rep. Ronnie Edwards passed away in February 2016. Jordan received 60 percent of the total vote, defeating his opponent Vereta T. Lee by over 600 votes. Jordan and... more »
  • Cruz shuns Trump, GOP unity; says 'challenges' may lie ahead

    May 14, 2016 5:22 PM

    DALLAS - Ted Cruz used his first speech since dropping out of the presidential race not to endorse Donald Trump or call for Republican unity behind him, but to say that a small core of conservatives can save America. Addressing the Texas Republican convention in Dallas today, Cruz repeated many... more »
  • Trump, Ryan cite productive first meeting

    May 12, 2016 2:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan say they had a productive meeting and see a great chance to unite the Republican Party and win the presidential election in November. The presumptive GOP nominee and the party's top elected official said in a statement after their meeting on... more »
  • Clinton: Trump's tax plan is for billionaires

    May 11, 2016 3:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump's tax agenda was "written by a billionaire for billionaires" and will benefit the wealthy at the expense of middle-class workers. Clinton says in Blackwood, New Jersey, that Trump would add trillions to the debt in exchange for tax cuts for people earning more... more »
  • Former St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Captain to run for elected office

    May 11, 2016 2:17 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Former St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office captain and current Lafayette Deputy Marshall Captain Clay Higgins, is announcing that he will be announcing his campaign for either Congress or Senate. Higgins has been dubbed the “Cajun John Wayne" after a video that went viral of Higgins addressing a gang... more »
  • Trump narrows VP list as he moves into general

    May 11, 2016 11:34 AM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump says he's narrowed his list of potential running mates to "five or six" people, and is leaning against accepting public money to finance a fall campaign against likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. But in a break from recent major party nominees, Trump does not plan... more »
  • For Obama's legacy, a few bright spots with Trump as nominee

    May 8, 2016 2:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - There's no cheering at the White House for Donald Trump. Yet for President Barack Obama, things could be worse. Trump's ascent as the presumptive Republican nominee makes some of Obama's main achievements more likely to survive after the next president takes over. Trump's policy prescriptions are full of... more »
  • Democratic advertising blitz awaits GOP's Trump

    May 6, 2016 1:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's likely Democratic opponent and her allies are laying their traps for him. Priorities USA is the lead super PAC backing Hillary Clinton. The group has already reserved $91 million in television advertising that will start next month and continue through Election Day. An Associated Press review... more »
  • Cruz introduces Fiorina as running mate

    April 27, 2016 4:31 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Ted Cruz is calling her new running mate in the race for the GOP nomination an "extraordinary leader" who has "shattered glass ceilings" in business and politics. Cruz introduced former technology executive Carly Fiorina, his pick for vice president, at a rally in Indianapolis Wednesday. The announcement comes... more »
  • Trump top suggestion to replace Robert E. Lee school name

    April 23, 2016 9:16 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A YU-U-U-GE name is the most popular suggested replacement name for a Texas elementary school named after the top hero of the Confederacy. Donald J. Trump Elementary was the most popular suggestion with 45 submissions out of 240 received, according to Austin Independent School District officials. The... more »
  • NYC primary voter complaints draw investigations, suspension

    April 23, 2016 3:38 PM

    NEW YORK - Even before the polls closed in New York's primary, the city's election board dismissed hundreds of complaints as groundless, with many from people in Bernie Sanders' hometown borough of Brooklyn who said they were unable to vote. It wasn't until days later, after both the state and... more »
  • Trump wants to keep Andrew Jackson on $20 bill

    April 21, 2016 12:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump says he opposes replacing President Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. The Republican presidential front-runner calls it an act of "pure political correctness." Trump - during a town hall Thursday on NBC's "Today Show" - said he'd prefer to leave Jackson on the... more »
  • Trump: transgender people should use whichever bathroom they want

    April 21, 2016 11:57 AM

    Donald Trump says he believes transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they choose. Speaking at a town hall event on NBC's "Today" Thursday, Trump said North Carolina's so-called "bathroom law," which directs transgender people to use the bathroom that matches the gender on their birth certificates, has... more »
  • Cruz says he can't win GOP nod before convention

    April 20, 2016 6:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - Ted Cruz is conceding he cannot win the Republican presidential nomination before the party's national convention this summer. But the Texas senator insists that GOP front-runner Donald Trump can't clinch the nomination before the convention either. Cruz addressed reporters on Wednesday at the site of the Republican National... more »
  • Trump wins 89 of NY's 95 delegates; Kasich: 4

    April 20, 2016 3:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump picked up 89 of New York's 95 delegates, putting him on a narrow path to clinch the nomination by the end of the primaries - if he keeps winning. John Kasich won four delegates and Ted Cruz was shut out. The last two delegates will have... more »
  • Clinton on path to clinch before California

    April 20, 2016 11:39 AM

    WASHINGTON - With her New York win, Hillary Clinton's support among superdelegates puts her on track to clinch the Democratic nomination outright before the national convention - even before results from the California primary, which Bernie Sanders was counting on winning to stand a chance. Clinton added 33 new endorsements... more »
  • Trump's rants risk annoying those who may decide nomination

    April 17, 2016 3:43 PM

    DES MOINES - Donald Trump is relentlessly attacking the rules that govern how Republicans choose their nominee come. But it's coming far too late to change what even defenders acknowledge is a complicated selection system - and Trump seems to know that, too. Instead, his criticism of what he says... more »
  • Paul Ryan is not running for president, or passing a budget

    April 13, 2016 4:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan's national stature is such that he had to call a news conference to deny he wants to be president. Back on Capitol Hill, he's about to blow through a statutory deadline to pass an annual budget, a major embarrassment for him and House Republicans.... more »
  • Ted Cruz looking to scoop up more Colorado delegates

    April 9, 2016 3:24 PM

    COLORADO SPRINGS - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has locked up the support of 21 Colorado delegates and may scoop up even more Saturday. Slates loyal to Cruz won every assembly in the state's seven congressional districts, which began April 2 and culminated Friday with 12 delegates selected. The Texas... more »
  • Sharon Weston Broome will run for Mayor-President Play Video

    April 8, 2016 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Former State Senator Sharon Weston Broome announced her candidacy for Baton Rouge Mayor-President Friday morning. "I will indeed be a candidate for Mayor-President of Baton Rouge/EBR parish" pic.twitter.com/uxJkJR22vL — Sharon Weston Broome (@broomeformayor) April 8, 2016 At a campaign event at... more »
  • Treasurer Kennedy announces $800K raised for US Senate race

    April 6, 2016 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Treasurer John Kennedy says he has raised more than $800,000 for his U.S. Senate campaign. Kennedy's campaign announced the fundraising figure Wednesday, more than a week before reports for the quarter ending March 31 are due to the Federal Election Commission. The state treasurer's campaign says... more »
  • Reluctantly, Obama embracing his role as the anti-Trump

    April 6, 2016 12:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - He won't be on November's ballot, but President Barack Obama is slowly embracing his role as the anti-Trump. Obama is taking on the Republican front-runner in ways that no other Democrat can. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are still fighting it out in the Democratic primary. So Obama... more »
  • Cruz win in Wisconsin leaves Trump damaged front-runner

    April 6, 2016 12:45 PM

    NEW YORK - Republican Donald Trump is emerging from Wisconsin as a damaged front-runner following a crushing loss to rival Ted Cruz. It's a significant setback that deepens questions about the businessman's White House qualifications and pushes the GOP contest toward a rare contested convention fight. Democrat Bernie Sanders also... more »
  • Clinton, Sanders had opposing views on biomedical research

    April 2, 2016 5:36 PM

    NEW YORK - Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were on opposing sides of certain types of biomedical research while they served in Congress. These differences have gained notice by scientists and advocates on the forefront of stem cell research. Clinton has pointed to her advocacy for groundbreaking... more »
  • State Dept suspends review into 'top secret' Clinton emails

    April 1, 2016 5:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - The State Department has suspended its internal review into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or her top aides mishandled emails containing information now deemed "top secret." Spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said Friday the department had paused the review to avoid complicating or impeding an ongoing FBI investigation... more »
  • Clinton tries to win New York with her congressional record

    April 1, 2016 1:33 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton will release a $10 billion plan aimed at revitalizing manufacturing in Syracuse on Friday, part of an effort to highlight her work as a senator from New York ahead of that state's primary later this month. The Democratic presidential candidate plans to set off on a... more »
  • Probe ongoing into pepper spray incident at Trump rally

    March 31, 2016 12:34 PM

    JANESVILLE, Wis. - Police say they're still looking for the man suspected of pepper spraying a 15-year-old girl during an altercation at a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Wisconsin. Janesville police said early Thursday that investigators had located the suspect, but police Lt. Keith Lawver later said... more »
  • Trump: Women who abort should be 'punished'

    March 30, 2016 3:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump says women who get abortions should receive "some form of punishment" without indicating specifically what the punishment should be. "There has to be some form of punishment," Trump told MSNBC's Chris Matthews at the taping of a town hall in Wisconsin Wednesdays in a heated exchange... more »
  • Clinton takes aim at Trump in ad ahead of New York primary

    March 30, 2016 11:21 AM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton is taking aim at Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies and the violence at some of his rallies in a new television ad that her campaign says will run in New York. Clinton says in the ad that while some people say America's problems can be solved... more »
  • WATCH: Trump's threat to sue over La. delegates explained Play Video

    March 27, 2016 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump threatened to file a lawsuit Sunday afternoon over Louisiana's GOP Convention delegation. “Just to show you how unfair Republican primary politics can be, I won the State of Louisiana and get fewer delegates than Cruz – Lawsuit coming,” Trump tweeted at... more »
  • Sanders wins Hawaii; Clinton leads in delegates

    March 27, 2016 3:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Bernie Sanders netted nearly three dozen delegates after his win in Hawaii, having swept three states. It's a solid showing, but it didn't significantly tighten Hillary Clinton's overall big lead. Sanders needs to win 67 percent of the remaining delegates and uncommitted superdelegates through June to be able... more »
  • Sanders wins Alaska, Washington; Clinton holds delegate lead

    March 26, 2016 5:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - Bernie Sanders scored a duo of wins in Western caucus contests Saturday, giving a powerful psychological boost to his supporters but doing little to move him closer to securing the Democratic nomination. While results in Washington and Alaska barely dented Hillary Clinton's several hundred delegate lead, Sanders' wins... more »
  • Black women who boosted Obama are sticking with Clinton

    March 26, 2016 3:07 PM

    DETROIT - Hillary Clinton has faced surprisingly strong competition this primary season, and she's been bombarded with criticism. But she has maintained a strong bond with one significant bloc of Democratic Party voters. Black women, who were part of President Barack Obama's winning coalition in 2008 and 2012, have locked... more »
  • Emory president: Students scared by 'Trump 2016' chalk signs

    March 23, 2016 4:37 PM

    ATLANTA - The president of Emory University has met with 40 to 50 student demonstrators who said they were concerned and frightened after someone wrote "Trump 2016" in chalk on campus sidewalks and some buildings. Jim Wagner, president of the Atlanta university, wrote Tuesday that the students viewed the messages... more »
  • Jeb Bush endorses Cruz for president

    March 23, 2016 12:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - Jeb Bush says he's endorsing Ted Cruz for president. Bush tweeted Wednesday that "Ted is a consistent, principled conservative who has shown he can unite the party." He added on his Facebook page that Republicans "must overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity Donald Trump has brought into the political... more »
  • Clinton, Trump maintain solid delegate leads

    March 23, 2016 12:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton is closing in on collecting three-quarters of the delegates needed to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination. Bernie Sanders netted more than a dozen delegates after splitting the latest contests with Clinton. But he still trails significantly. Three states held Democratic contests with a total of 131... more »
  • Donald Trump's sister, like son, receives threatening letter

    March 20, 2016 9:40 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A threatening letter has been sent to Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's sister, who's a judge in Philadelphia. The letter was sent to Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, who sits on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. The FBI said Sunday it's "aware of the... more »
  • Bush kept presidential campaign afloat with personal loan

    March 19, 2016 6:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - Jeb Bush kept his struggling presidential campaign afloat with a $250,000 personal loan - barely enough to keep the campaign from plunging into debt. New campaign finance documents show the former Florida governor raised about $1 million in February, which was to be his final month as a... more »
  • Threatening letter sent to Trump son's home

    March 18, 2016 3:07 PM

    NEW YORK - A law enforcement official says New York City police and the FBI are investigating a threatening letter sent to the Manhattan apartment of Donald Trump's son, Eric. The official says the envelope sent to Eric Trump's apartment Thursday contained a suspicious white powder and a threatening letter.... more »
  • GOP leaders grapple with grudgingly accepting Trump

    March 17, 2016 12:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican leaders are wavering between grudging acceptance and deep denial about Donald Trump's likely ascent to the GOP presidential nomination. With at least three more states in his win column, Trump is now the only candidate with a path to clinching the Republican nomination before the party's convention... more »
  • Michelle Obama tells SXSW crowd she won't run for president

    March 16, 2016 4:47 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Michelle Obama used the South by Southwest Music Festival to show off her vocal chops and make a quick announcement - she's not running for president. The first lady made her debut Wednesday at the Austin showcase of buzzworthy bands and technology. She sat with Grammy winners... more »
  • GOP debate cancelled after Trump, Kasich skip

    March 16, 2016 12:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Republican presidential debate scheduled for Monday in Salt Lake City has been canceled after front runner Donald Trump and John Kasich said they would not attend. Karen Boe, a spokeswoman for the Salt Palace Convention Center, said they were informed Wednesday morning that the event was being... more »
  • Trump rally violence offers Kasich fresh chance for contrast

    March 12, 2016 9:47 PM

    HEATH, Ohio (AP) - John Kasich on Saturday delivered his harshest criticism yet of Donald Trump, saying he's "had it" with the "toxic" nature of Trump's campaign and suggesting he may not support the businessman should he become the Republican nominee. "Pitting one group against one another is toxic and... more »
  • Obama: Politicians should unite, not divide US

    March 12, 2016 3:25 PM

    DALLAS - President Barack Obama says politicians who aspire to lead the country should try to bring Americans together, not divide them. Obama says candidates who won't do that don't deserve the public's support and votes. He says the best leaders remind Americans that what they have common is more... more »
  • Carson buries 'the hatchet,' endorses Trump for president

    March 11, 2016 12:01 PM

    PALM BEACH, Florida - Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he and Donald Trump have "buried the hatchet" after months of political wrangling, and he is endorsing the GOP front-runner's White House bid. At a press conference in Palm Beach, Florida on Friday, Carson, who left the race earlier... more »
  • Carson to endorse Trump Friday in FL

    March 10, 2016 7:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is expected to endorse his former rival Donald Trump at a news conference Friday morning. That's according to two people with knowledge of the upcoming endorsement who spoke anonymously because it's not been made public ahead of the formal announcement. One of the people... more »

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