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  • Former GOP congressman: Grabbing my musket if Trump loses

    October 27, 2016 11:24 AM

    CHICAGO - A former Republican congressman from Illinois says he plans to grab his musket if GOP nominee Donald Trump loses the presidential election. Former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh tweeted Wednesday afternoon : "On November 8th, I'm voting for Trump. On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket.... more »
  • Newt Gingrich to Megyn Kelly: You're 'fascinated with sex'

    October 26, 2016 11:15 AM

    NEW YORK - Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich has told Fox News host Megyn Kelly she is "fascinated with sex" amid criticism of her coverage of sexual misconduct accusations against GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. The heated exchange came Tuesday night on Kelly's program. Kelly responded to Gingrich's comment... more »
  • Early voting: Democrats show strength in key battlegrounds

    October 21, 2016 2:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton appears to be displaying strength in the crucial battleground states of North Carolina and Florida among voters casting ballots before Election Day, and may also be building an early vote advantage in Arizona and Colorado. Donald Trump, meanwhile, appears to be holding ground in Ohio, Iowa... more »
  • NC GOP office damaged by fire, Nazi graffiti

    October 16, 2016 5:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - A local Republican Party office in North Carolina has been damaged by fire and someone spray-painted an anti-GOP slogan referring to "Nazi Republicans" on a nearby wall, authorities said Sunday. A news release from the town of Hillsborough said someone threw a bottle filled with flammable liquid through... more »
  • Trump again claims election is being rigged

    October 14, 2016 3:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is claiming that "this whole election is being rigged." Trump, speaking Friday in North Carolina, repeated his incendiary claim that the November election was not being conducted honestly. That's an unprecedented assertion that challenges America's tradition of peaceful democracy. The Republican nominee said "the process is... more »
  • 2016 race devolves into ugly fight over treatment of women

    October 13, 2016 2:50 PM

    LAS VEGAS - America's campaign for president is quickly devolving into an ugly fight over who has treated women worse: Donald Trump, whose White House bid is floundering, or Bill Clinton, who isn't on the ballot. Trump's campaign is now openly signaling it will spend the election's final month re-litigating... more »
  • Fleming hits GOP opponents, says acting like in junior high

    September 29, 2016 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After lagging in polls, Republican U.S. Rep. John Fleming thinks he's found his path to the runoff in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, positioning himself as the grown-up among the major GOP candidates. In his latest TV ad released statewide this week, Fleming hits the two leading Republicans... more »
  • Poll: Most in US frustrated over presidential race

    September 24, 2016 6:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - A majority of Americans say they're frustrated, angry - or both - with the 2016 presidential election. That's according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll finds most Americans aren't feeling hopeful about the race, and half feel helpless. Majorities... more »
  • GOP seeks review of claim NFL tried to sway concussion study

    September 15, 2016 4:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Republicans are calling for an independent review of allegations the National Football League sought to improperly influence a government study into the link between football and brain disease. GOP leaders of the Energy and Commerce Committee say in a letter sent Thursday to the Department of Health... more »
  • Aides: GOP make offer on Zika holdup; Dems welcome move

    September 15, 2016 2:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - Congressional aides say Republicans are proposing to drop a restriction on Zika-fighting money for Planned Parenthood as negotiators try to reach a deal and adjourn Congress for the fall campaign. Democrats are welcoming the move. It would address their chief complaint to a GOP plan intended to combat... more »
  • Congressman blasts rival as spreading prostitution claims

    September 14, 2016 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany is blaming one of his GOP rivals in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race for spreading allegations that Boustany was involved with prostitutes who were later killed. The congressman held a call with reporters Wednesday to blast Treasurer John Kennedy and his campaign staff.... more »
  • House vote on impeaching IRS chief possible next week

    September 7, 2016 11:08 AM

    WASHINGTON - The House will vote as early as next week on a conservative effort to impeach IRS chief John Koskinen. After House Republicans met privately today for the first time since Congress returned from summer recess, leaders said GOP lawmakers will meet again next week to discuss their next... more »
  • Trump's immigration speech signals sharp shift

    September 1, 2016 11:24 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Donald Trump's aggressive rhetoric on illegal immigration has obscured a potentially historic policy shift. The Republican presidential nominee is the first major party candidate in modern memory to propose limiting legal immigration. In his speech on immigration late Wednesday, Trump capped a list of steps to combat... more »
  • Trump tweet on Chicago shooting prompts backlash

    August 27, 2016 9:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is receiving criticism for his latest tweets, after NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was fatally gunned down near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children. "Dwyane Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago," Trump wrote Saturday. "Just what... more »
  • Trump immigration waffle reflects voter confusion on issue

    August 26, 2016 1:10 PM

    AKRON - Donald Trump's waffling on his hard-line immigration program reflects voter ambivalence and confusion on the emotional and complex issue. Polls often show large majorities support letting people in the country illegally stay here. But they also show support for tough measures that could lead to those immigrants' deportation.... more »
  • Pence blames both parties for manufacturing woes

    August 24, 2016 2:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence is blaming both Democrats and Republicans for the decline of manufacturing in the United States. The Indiana governor was addressing about 200 people Wednesday at Charlotte Pipe and Foundry in North Carolina. He said policies by both Republican and Democratic administrations... more »
  • Trump camp mulling accepting debate schedule

    August 21, 2016 11:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway says Donald Trump's team is still discussing whether to agree to the debate schedule announced by the independent Commission on Presidential Debates. Trump has voiced criticisms of the scheduled debates on Sept. 26, Oct. 4 and Oct. 9, including complaining that two debates coincide... more »
  • Trump calls on GOP to improve African American outreach

    August 20, 2016 11:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is calling on the Republican Party to boost its traditionally lagging efforts in winning over black voters. Speaking at a rally in the critical battleground state of Virginia Saturday, Trump said that the "GOP has to do better" and wants to do better in its outreach... more »
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan wins GOP nomination to run again

    August 9, 2016 11:58 PM

    JANESVILLE, Wis.- House Speaker Paul Ryan has defeated a longshot Republican primary challenger who had been praised by Donald Trump. Ryan beat businessman Paul Nehlen (NEEL'-uhn) in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary. Nehlen had been courting Trump supporters and won praise from the Republican presidential nominee last week. But Trump endorsed Ryan... more »
  • Trump taunts GOP, refusing to back Ryan, McCain

    August 3, 2016 11:52 AM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is openly taunting the leaders of his own party by refusing to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Sen. John McCain of Arizona in their GOP primaries. And so far, McCain, Ryan and other Republicans who've reluctantly declared that they plan to back Trump... more »
  • Debate commission: Democrats didn't rig debate schedule

    July 31, 2016 3:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - The NFL and the Commission on Presidential Debates are rejecting Republican Donald Trump's claim that Democrats rigged the debate schedule so that two of the three debates would occur during football games. In a statement released Sunday, the commission said it started working more than 18 months ago... 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 »
  • GOP convention ends quietly with few arrests after protests

    July 22, 2016 11:11 AM

    CLEVELAND - Cleveland has breathed a sigh of relief as the Republican convention concluded with about two dozen arrests over four days thanks to a massive police presence and protesters' own concerns for their safety. City officials and police who braced for mass disruptions and violence during this summer of... 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 »
  • GOP delegate: Clinton should be shot for treason

    July 20, 2016 2:52 PM

    CLEVELAND - A prominent Donald Trump delegate from New Hampshire says Hillary Clinton should be "put in the firing line and shot for treason," over the Benghazi, Libya, attacks that killed four Americans. The Secret Service is now investigating his remarks. New Hampshire state Rep. Al Baldasaro appears frequently... 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 »
  • Cleveland gets ready for Republican National Convention

    July 16, 2016 9:29 PM

    CLEVELAND - Two days out from the official start of the Republican National Convention, security in downtown Cleveland appears ready for the thousands of political delegates and news media heading to the city. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic began thickening Saturday on the city's main thoroughfares and traversing downtown has become... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Top GOP senator dismisses compromise on guns

    June 20, 2016 3:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - A top Republican is rejecting a potential compromise on gun control negotiated by moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine. Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, said Monday that Collins' proposal is problematic because it would immediately prohibit the sale of guns... more »
  • Trump: 'It would be helpful' if Republicans would help him

    June 18, 2016 5:13 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Donald Trump is railing against continued efforts by some frustrated Republicans planning a last-ditch effort to try to thwart him from becoming the party's nominee. Speaking at a rally in Las Vegas Saturday afternoon, Trump referred to "a little movement" ''coming from people that have been badly... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Edwards administration trying to change GOP minds on taxes

    June 10, 2016 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is trying to revive its stalled tax proposals in the House, hoping to flip votes by focusing on the cuts proposed for next year's budget. Administration leaders Friday emphasized the threat of slashing to health, education and public safety programs. They... 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 »
  • Trump: Those in US illegally treated better than veterans

    May 29, 2016 10:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump says people in the U.S. illegally are cared for better in the United States than the nation's military veterans. Trump was speaking at the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally, which honors prisoners of war and service members missing in action. Trump was warmly received by the... more »
  • Cleveland authorities to tout convention preparedness

    May 28, 2016 4:52 PM

    CLEVELAND - City officials plan to present an overview of security preparation for this summer's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, seeking to counter continuing concerns about readiness to host the event expected to bring 50,000 visitors to northeast Ohio. A press release from Mayor Frank Jackson's office said Tuesday's session... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Sanders picks up another win; still a long shot

    May 10, 2016 11:29 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Republican-side of the Presidential Race is all but decided with Donald Trump the presumptive nominee. Nonetheless, he picked up victories Tuesday night in both West Virginia and Nebraska. The race is tighter on the Democratic-side. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) remains a long-shot to win the... 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 »
  • The policy divide of the moment is Trump vs. Ryan

    May 6, 2016 4:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - A presidential campaign throws policy differences into stark relief and so it is this time, on immigration, spending, trade, foreign affairs — you name it. In this cockeyed campaign year, though, the divide at the moment is between the country's top two Republicans: the presumptive presidential nominee... 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 »
  • La GOP releases statement about Trump's likely nomination

    May 4, 2016 8:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Donald Trump's path to the Republican Presidential nomination became a lot clearer Wednesday when his final opponent, Ohio Gov. John Kasich suspended his campaign. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) did the same Tuesday night after Trump won the primary in Indiana. Wednesday afternoon, the state Republican party... more »
  • GOP race shifts California's political fault lines

    April 30, 2016 9:21 PM

    BURLINGAME, Calif. - The prospect of Donald Trump clinching the nomination in California has scrambled political fault lines among Republicans in the Golden State and made the June 7 primary difficult to predict. The state's GOP presidential primaries are typically low-profile affairs, occurring after the party nomination has been clinched.... 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 »
  • Fundraiser for top Arizona Republicans accused of running meth lab

    April 27, 2016 11:22 AM

    PHOENIX - An Arizona woman who worked for top Republicans in the state and is now a political fundraiser is facing several felony drug charges after sheriff’s office deputies raider the home she lives in with her boyfriend and two children. A sheriff’s spokesman says 35-year-old Emily Pitha was... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Protests against Trump risk backlash in GOP primary

    March 26, 2016 3:04 PM

    FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. - Activists have increased their protests against Donald Trump but are also running the risk of helping his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Trump uses protesters at his rally to incite his supporters. As demonstrations have turned more heated and some activists have tried to block... 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 »
  • Anti-Trump protesters gather in New York

    March 19, 2016 6:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - Several hundred demonstrators in New York City are continuing to protest Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. The protesters gathered Saturday in Manhattan's Columbus Circle, across from Central Park, amid a heavy police presence. Demonstrators chanted: "Donald Trump, go away, racist, sexist, anti-gay." They marched across south Central Park... 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 »
  • 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 still not doing well enough to guarantee nomination

    March 16, 2016 11:12 AM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is the only candidate with a path to clinching the Republican nomination for president before the party's national convention in July. But despite four more wins on Tuesday, the billionaire businessman still must do better. Trump's rivals can only hope to stop him, forcing a contested... 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 »

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