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Girl at Trump rally who was pepper-sprayed may face charges

JANESVILLE, Wis. – Investigators said Thursday that they’re recommending a disorderly conduct charge be filed against a 15-year-old girl who was pepper-sprayed after she punched a man at a rally …


McMorris Rodgers criticizes, but doesn’t disavow, Trump

The highest-ranking Republican woman in the House of Representatives said at a campaign kickoff event Thursday that Americans were in “uncharted territory” in this presidential election but refrained from taking …


Trump stumbling in Wisconsin as forces coalesce against him

Next Tuesday’s Wisconsin presidential primary is emerging as a crucial lifeline for Republicans desperate to stop Donald Trump’s march to their party’s nomination. One of his worst weeks of the …


Trump gets super PAC help in Wisconsin ahead of primary

An outside group is rushing to support Donald Trump’s Republican presidential bid, including in next-to-vote Wisconsin.


Presidential campaign roils Obama’s free-trade plans

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree on almost nothing. Except for their dislike of a sweeping agreement that would erase most tariffs and other trade barriers among the United States …


Trump calls reporter a threat; security agents didn’t flinch

Donald Trump said he was worried that a reporter walking with him through a ballroom and asking questions earlier this month may have been armed with a bomb or a …


Republican convention gun petition author is from Spokane, has legal history with online postings

Jim Ryan, former music director of Spokane’s Civic Theatre, was revealed as “The Hyperationalist,” more popularly known as the author of a petition 50,000 signatures strong calling for guns to …


Trump: Abortion ban must carry punishment for women

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday there would “have to be some form of punishment” for women who have abortions if the procedure were outlawed in the U.S.


Teen pepper-sprayed as Donald Trump protesters, supporters clash

Police are looking for a man who pepper-sprayed a 15-year-old girl as opponents and supporters of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump clashed outside a Wisconsin rally.


Ted Cruz wants John Kasich off Montana ballot

Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign is trying to knock Republican opponent John Kasich out of Montana’s June 7 primary by questioning the signatures the Ohio governor’s campaign submitted to qualify for …


Petitioner pushing for guns at Republican convention uses Spokane as fake hometown

Jim, AKA the Hyperationalist, said he launched an online petition using Spokane as a location because of its “everytown U.S.A.” image.


Trump stands by campaign manager charged with battery

In the latest bizarre twist in an incendiary presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s campaign manager was charged with battery Tuesday after a reporter alleged that he forcibly grabbed her following a …


Trump rescinds pledge to back GOP nominee; Walker backs Cruz

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz won the endorsement of Wisconsin governor – and former GOP rival – Scott Walker Tuesday as all five candidates converged on his state ahead of …


Police charge Donald Trump’s campaign manager with battery

Florida police have charged Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski with simple battery in connection with an incident earlier in the month involving a reporter.


Robert Samuelson: U.S. slower-growing, but not poor

We feel poor not because we are poor but because our stunted economic growth cannot satisfy all our demands.


Kathleen Parker: It’s a war on women, after all

Once upon a time, I protested the Democratic trope that the GOP was waging war on women. … Sue me if you must, but I’ve changed my mind.


Gary Crooks: Liberty for all, except Muslims?

Do we need to make an exception for Muslim Americans when it comes to the principle of religious freedom?


Vulnerable GOP freshman doesn’t rule out voting for Clinton

Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a freshman from Florida’s 26th District, has already said he wouldn’t vote for GOP front-runner Donald Trump in the general election. When asked if that meant he …


Editorial: Kasich and Clinton are only moderates left standing

Kasich and Clinton are the only pragmatic, moderate candidates left in the race.


Trump says terror attacks show ‘hellhole’ comments were correct

Donald Trump said Islamic State’s terrorist attacks on Brussels that killed more than 30 people show he was right to call the city a “hellhole.”


Dionne: Trump, Cruz fail leadership test

Before the age of Trump, we valued sobriety in leaders when the country faced severe challenge. But in the Republican primaries, sobriety has gone out the window.


Paul Ryan’s call to elevate political rhetoric aimed at Trump

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s call in a speech on Wednesday for elevating the political debate to inspire and unite Republicans carried a huge, unspoken subtext: Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Wed., March 23, 2016, 1:06 a.m.

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump trade wins with rivals in Western states

WASHINGTON – Under a fresh cloud of overseas violence, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fought to extend their delegate leads in primary voting across three Western states on Tuesday as …


UPDATED: Tue., March 22, 2016, 10:53 p.m.

The Latest: Bernie Sanders wins Democratic caucuses in Utah

The Latest on the U.S. presidential race, with Republican and Democratic primaries in Arizona, Republican caucuses in Utah and Democratic caucuses in Utah and Idaho on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., March 22, 2016, 9:32 p.m.

Voices from voters choosing candidates in 3 Western states

PHOENIX – Voters in Arizona, Utah and Idaho are making their choices in party caucuses and primaries based on issues such as the minimum wage and Native American and veterans …


UPDATED: Tue., March 22, 2016, 9:07 p.m.

AP News Guide: Arizona goes for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would love to wrap things up and get on with a head-to-head race for the White House, unobstructed by rivals who just won’t …


Judge asks US to defend secrecy of Trump associate’s history

A federal judge has asked the Obama administration to shield from public disclosure court records related to the once-secret criminal history of a former Donald Trump business partner.


Michael Gerson: No easy way to make peace with Trump

As one Republican friend wrote me of Trump: “He would destroy everything Hillary Clinton would destroy, plus one more thing: the Republican Party.”


Hillary Clinton faces challenge: Black voters in Rust Belt

This month has brought a new challenge for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign: Black voters in Rust Belt states aren’t as solidly behind her as they’ve been in the South.


Analysis: How far could Donald Trump legally go to take on his protesters?

Donald Trump can insult hecklers at his rallies, tell ‘em to “go home to mommy” and even suggest they should have been roughed up. But the increasingly heated, intense protests …