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  • 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 »
  • Miniature wall appears around Trump's Hollywood star

    July 20, 2016 3:37 PM

    LOS ANGELES - On the day Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination for president, a miniature wall appeared around the former reality TV host's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Tourists stopped Tuesday to snap photos of the 6-inch gray wall that was topped with razor wire and plastered... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 3 La. statewide elected officials attending GOP convention

    July 14, 2016 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three of Louisiana's Republican statewide elected officials will travel to Cleveland next week for the Republican National Convention. Secretary of State Tom Schedler, Attorney General Jeff Landry and Treasurer John Kennedy are planning to attend the party's summer convention and events organized for the Louisiana delegation.... more »
  • Trump to announce VP pick Friday morning in NYC

    July 13, 2016 10:17 PM

    WASHINGTON- Donald Trump says he will announce his choice for running mate at 11 a.m. Friday in Manhattan. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee posted the news on Twitter Wednesday night, adding, "Details to follow." Trump, his adult children and key staffers have been meeting with vice presidential prospects all week.... 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 »
  • Louisiana 1st state in Deep South to expand Medicaid

    June 30, 2016 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is becoming the first state in the Republican-dominated Deep South to expand its Medicaid program. More than 233,000 people - largely the working poor - have been enrolled so far in the government-financed insurance coverage offered under the health law championed by President Barack Obama. The... 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 »
  • Cleveland relaxes rules on protest marches at GOP convention

    June 29, 2016 1:21 PM

    CLEVELAND - Cleveland has relaxed its rules on protest marches and rallies at the Republican National Convention after a federal judge determined last week that the city's regulations violated the right of free expression. Cleveland's Board of Control amended the rules Wednesday, changing the parade route in downtown Cleveland and... 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 »
  • Marco Rubio, in reversal, will seek re-election to Senate

    June 22, 2016 11:45 AM

    WASHINGTON - Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says he will run for re-election to his Florida Senate seat. In a statement Wednesday Rubio says he is reversing his plans to retire after concluding it was important to continue with public service at a critical time for the nation. The... 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 »
  • Pastor: Church sign on Ramadan drew angry call, posting

    June 19, 2016 4:09 PM

    DALLASTOWN - A pastor says he got an angry phone message from a school board member who's also a Republican convention delegate about a church sign that reads: "Wishing a blessed Ramadan to our Muslim neighbors." Rev. Christopher Rodkey said he got a call June 11 about the sign outside... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Republicans defend display of Confederate imagery in Capitol

    June 9, 2016 5:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Republican leaders have blocked a Democratic congressman from Mississippi from offering legislation to ban Confederate imagery from the House side of the Capitol complex. Congressman Bennie Thompson had sought the opportunity to ban display of the Mississippi state flag and statues of Confederate icons such as Jefferson... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Oklahoma governor vetoes bill criminalizing abortion

    May 21, 2016 2:55 PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed legislation that would have effectively outlawed abortion in the state by making it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure. Fallin opposes abortion but said the measure was vague and would not withstand a legal challenge. The bill's sponsor,... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Trump would need to sway broader group of voters in November

    May 4, 2016 10:17 AM

    DENVER - Nomination within his grasp, Donald Trump would need to win over a broader group of voters in November beyond those who have helped clear the Republican presidential field for him. As a whole, voters in the general election will be younger, more likely to be female and... 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, Clinton closer to nomination after victories Tuesday

    April 27, 2016 12:22 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Donald Trump is more than three-quarters of the way toward clinching the Republican nomination for president. With 950 delegates, Trump has 77 percent of the delegates needed to win the nomination. He needs to win slightly more than half of the remaining delegates to get there. Trump... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Battle between religious and gay rights splits GOP states

    April 6, 2016 11:21 AM

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Republican lawmakers have advanced measures in about a dozen states this year that could strengthen protections for those who refuse for religious reasons to provide services to gay couples. The bills could benefit court clerks, photographers, florists, bakers, wedding-hall operators and others who say gay matrimony... more »
  • Cruz, Sanders win Wisconsin

    April 6, 2016 3:32 AM

    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. After months of dominating... 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 »
  • Attention drawn to lawmakers' vote changes in the La. House

    March 27, 2016 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Republican state lawmaker from Norco is trying to draw attention to a practice little-known to the public. House lawmakers can change their votes after bills have passed or failed, as long as the switch doesn't change the outcome. Rep. Greg Miller says he thinks people should... 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 »
  • South Carolina, New York State consider refugee registries

    March 19, 2016 3:19 PM

    COLUMBIA - While Republican front-runner Donald Trump continues to make waves nationally for his comments about banning Muslims from traveling to the country, conservative state senators in two states are proposing that all refugees register with the government. Registration bills are being proposed in both New York state and South... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Marco Rubio: A candidate still searching for a viable base

    March 7, 2016 5:22 AM

    BOISE, Idaho- Marco Rubio finds his Oval Office ambitions squeezed by Donald Trump's outsider ambush and the Republican Party's resulting identity crisis. The Florida senator has struggled to reconnect with the kind of voters who sent him to Capitol Hill six years ago as a tea party favorite, instead watching... more »
  • Rubio wins Puerto Rico GOP race

    March 6, 2016 4:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has won Puerto Rico's Republican primary, his second win of the race for the GOP presidential nomination. It wasn't clear how many delegates the contest awards him. The U.S. territory's three super-delegates have committed to Rubio. If a candidate gets more than half the... more »
  • Romney calling Trump 'phony,' urging Republicans to shun him

    March 3, 2016 6:30 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Mitt Romney is telling Republican voters that Donald Trump is a "phony" who must be defeated to avoid profoundly negative consequences for the party and the country. Romney, the party's presidential nominee four years ago, is charging into the 2016 political theatrics Thursday with a morning speech set... more »
  • Marco Rubio quietly cancels Baton Rouge rally

    March 2, 2016 7:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – After a poor showing in the Super Tuesday primaries, Marco Rubio quietly canceled his plans for a Baton Rouge event scheduled for Friday. Individuals who signed up for tickets to see Rubio received an email Wednesday that the event was canceled. "In order to use... more »
  • Trump to participate in Fox News debate

    March 2, 2016 4:31 PM

    MIAMI - Donald Trump and Fox News Channel are getting back together. A spokeswoman for the Republican presidential front runner confirms that Trump will participate in Thursday's debate sponsored by the news channel, even though his sometime nemesis, Megyn Kelly, will be one of the moderators. Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks... more »
  • 6 NJ papers: Christie should quit over Trump nod

    March 2, 2016 11:44 AM

    MIAMI - Six New Jersey newspapers say Gov. Chris Christie should resign over his endorsement of Donald Trump. They add that if Christie refuses to quit, New Jersey citizens should initiate a recall effort. The papers on Wednesday ran brutal editorials saying they are fed up with everything from Christie's... more »
  • Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump cemented as 2016 leaders

    March 2, 2016 11:38 AM

    MIAMI - Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are beginning to focus on each other in the race for the White House. Both front-runners were emboldened by commanding victories Tuesday across large swaths of the country. Clinton previewed a "love and kindness" message while Trump traded his typical rollicking... more »
  • Edwards urges House Republicans to support more tax bills

    March 2, 2016 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards tried to persuade Republican lawmakers to back additional taxes as his special legislative session on rebalancing Louisiana's budget moves into its final week. The Democratic governor met privately with GOP House and Senate members Wednesday morning, urging action. Edwards said he told Republicans... more »
  • Another Republican is joining the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana

    March 1, 2016 6:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Another Republican is joining the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana. Former U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao announced his candidacy Tuesday in a news release. Cao became the nation's first Vietnamese-American congressman with his unexpected defeated of a scandal-plagued incumbent Democrat, William Jefferson, in 2008. Two years... more »
  • 100K ballots cast early in Louisiana's presidential primary

    March 1, 2016 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Nearly 100,000 ballots have already been cast in Louisiana's presidential primary, following a week of robust early voting turnout. According to the Secretary of State's Office, more than twice as many people voted early this year than did in the 2012 presidential primary - likely due to the... more »
  • Super Tuesday: Clinton, Trump look to pull away from rivals

    March 1, 2016 6:14 AM

    WASHINGTON- Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are eyeing an opportunity to pull away from their rivals on Super Tuesday. It will be a delegate-rich dash across the country that could accelerate their march toward the general election. Voters from Vermont to Colorado, Alaska to American Samoa and several... more »
  • Rubio: Trump is a spray-tanned pants-wetter

    February 29, 2016 4:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's is throwing fresh jabs at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, inviting the crowd to "have a little fun." Rubio is shifting from policy to personal attacks on Trump , mocking everything from the billionaire businessman's tan to subtle questions about his manhood. He even... more »
  • Trump disavows support of former KKK leader

    February 29, 2016 11:02 AM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is stepping back from comments he made over the weekend when he claimed to know nothing about former Klu Klux Klan leader David Duke, saying that he couldn't hear the questions clearly. Trump was asked Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" whether he rejected support... more »
  • Early voting indicates interest in Louisiana's presidential primary

    February 27, 2016 5:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - If the in-person early voting numbers are any indication, it seems that there is heightened interest in Louisiana's 2016 presidential primary. The early voting for the March 5 primary is nearly double the voting in the 2012 presidential primary and almost four times what it was in... more »
  • GOP rivals barrel toward Super Tuesday after wild debate

    February 26, 2016 12:49 PM

    HOUSTON - The GOP presidential candidates are barreling into the final stretch to Super Tuesday after a name-calling, insult-trading, finger-pointing final debate. The Houston debate featured a tag-team attack on Donald Trump by Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Both senators are anxious to take down the front-runner before it's too... more »
  • Rubio, Cruz jostle to claim 'alternative-to-Trump' vote

    February 21, 2016 5:48 PM

    FRANKLIN - Republicans Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are battling to emerge as the true alternative to Donald Trump, as the billionaire businessman took an ever-so-brief break from his trademark braggadocio to say his drive for the GOP nomination isn't unstoppable - yet. Fresh off a commanding victory in South... more »
  • Trump's rivals running out of time to stop him

    February 21, 2016 3:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's rivals are running out of time to stop him. After Saturday's dominant performance in South Carolina, a close look at the calendar of upcoming elections suggests the New York billionaire's rivals have until mid-March to slow him down. After that, their only chance to keep Trump... more »
  • Jeb Bush ends bid for the White House

    February 20, 2016 8:46 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he is ending his bid for the White House. A teary-eyed Bush says he's proud of the campaign he ran to unify the country and advocate conservative solutions. The son and brother of former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W.... more »

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