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Ryan: Trump made ‘textbook definition of a racist comment’

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that Donald Trump’s comments about a U.S.-born judge of Mexican heritage are the “textbook definition of a racist comment.” The presumptive GOP presidential nominee said his remarks have been “misconstrued” and he is justified in questioning the legal proceedings.


News Guide: 6 states casting presidential primary ballots

Spoiler Alert: Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Donald Trump emerged from Tuesday’s coast-to-coast contests the presumptive presidential nominees of their parties.


AP says Clinton has enough delegates secured to win Democratic nomination

WASHINGTON ( – Hillary Clinton has commitments from the number of delegates needed to become the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for president, and will be first woman to top the ticket of a major U.S. political party. An Associated Press count of pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses and a survey of party insiders known as superdelegates shows Clinton with the overall support of the required 2,383 delegates. Now the presumptive nominee, she will formally accept her party’s nomination in July at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.


Florida AG asked Trump for donation, then backed away from fraud case against him

Florida’s attorney general personally solicited a political contribution from Donald Trump around the same time her office deliberated joining an investigation of alleged fraud at Trump University and its affiliates


President Obama preparing to endorse Hillary Clinton

President Barack Obama is ready to make it official. With Hillary Clinton on the verge of securing the Democratic nomination for president, Obama is on the verge of formally endorsing his former secretary of state and starting to aggressively make the case against Republican Donald Trump.


Trump orders surrogates to intensify criticism of judge and journalists

An embattled Donald Trump urgently rallied his most visible supporters to defend his attacks on a federal judge’s Mexican ancestry during a conference call on Monday in which he ordered them to question the judge’s credibility and impugn reporters as racists.


Donald Trump called a racist by Democratic congressman

Donald Trump’s criticism of a Latino judge overseeing a lawsuit involving Trump University shows that the presumptive Republican nominee for president is a racist, a Democratic congressman said Monday, and he told Trump to take his proposed border wall and “shove it up your ass.”


Unfiltered Donald Trump gets boot as BuzzFeed likens ads to cigarettes

BuzzFeed terminated a deal to run “Trump for President” advertising on its website, likening the decision to rejecting spots for cigarettes.


Hillary Clinton adds delegates in Puerto Rico, on cusp of nomination

Hillary Clinton stands on the cusp of having enough delegates to claim the Democratic presidential nomination, having overwhelmed Bernie Sanders in a pair of weekend elections in the Caribbean.


Clinton wins Puerto Rico’s Democratic presidential primary

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Ricans frustrated by the island’s economic crisis voted Sunday in the U.S. territory’s Democratic presidential primary and local elections, as front-runner Hillary Clinton drew closer to securing the number of delegates needed to win her party’s White House nomination. After a blowout victory Saturday in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Clinton was just 60 delegates short of the 2,383 needed to win the Democratic nomination and advance to the November general election, according to an Associated Press count.



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