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Trump presses GOP leaders to embrace him as certain nominee

Donald Trump’s chief lieutenants pushed skeptical Republican leaders Thursday to embrace him as their likely presidential nominee, declaring he can deliver big electoral gains this fall despite his contentious ways.


Clinton email investigation has no deadline, FBI boss says

FBI Director James Comey says there’s no timetable for the FBI to complete its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was secretary of state.


Donald Trump, Ted Cruz spar over transgender bathroom law

The issue that has roiled North Carolina erupted into the Republican presidential race Thursday, with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz attacking Donald Trump over his criticism of the state’s actions over …


GOP leaders reject change in presidential nominating rules

Republican Party leaders turned aside an effort Thursday to change the rules at their national convention to make it harder for the GOP to choose a fresh presidential candidate, a …


Presidential campaign rolls into Pennsylvania

With New York behind them, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton brought their campaigns to Pennsylvania Wednesday for what promises to be the state’s most raucous presidential primary races …


Dana Milbank: Oh, thank heaven for Trump

Turning 9/11 into 7-Eleven was the beginning of something huge. Phenomenal! The people at 7-Eleven - great retailer, decent coffee, convenient! - loved it. Loved it!


FAA grounds Trump’s business jet for expired registration

The top speed of Donald Trump’s business jet? Currently 0 mph. The billionaire GOP candidate’s 750 Citation X – in use lately to travel to campaign events – is grounded …


Ted Cruz robocalls prompt complaints in Montana

The Ted Cruz campaign may be chatting up Montanans for their vote, but the Texas senator’s alleged robocalls are pushing the wrong buttons for some.


Ted Cruz’s path to the nomination narrows after New York walloping

Ted Cruz knew he was going to get crushed in New York. The Texan didn’t hold a single campaign event (excluding TV appearances) over the last three days in the …


UPDATED: Tue., April 19, 2016, 9:11 p.m.

The Latest: Hillary Clinton picks up at least 135 delegates in N.Y.

The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in New York cast their ballots in the state’s primary.


UPDATED: Tue., April 19, 2016, 9:05 p.m.

Exit Poll: Outsider tag boosts Donald Trump; Hillary Clinton seen as best Trump foil

Voters who say they want to see an outsider inhabit the White House propelled Donald Trump to victory in the Republican primary in his home state of New York on …


UPDATED: Tue., April 19, 2016, 4:34 p.m.

Voter Voices: New Yorkers speak out on primary that’s like few others

Voters across the state are casting ballots in presidential primaries that could be pivotal for Republicans and Democrats.


UPDATED: Tue., April 19, 2016, 9:31 p.m.

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton win big in N.Y., push closer to nomination

Hillary Clinton looked to her adopted home state of New York for a convincing primary victory Tuesday to strengthen her claim to the Democratic presidential nomination, while Republican Donald Trump …


Meet Donald Trump’s maxed-out donors, believers in the cause

The leader of the Republican presidential contest ridicules donors and insists he is a billionaire who wants to “self-fund.” Yet there’s a prominent “donate” button on his campaign website, and …


Senate leader McConnell ‘optimistic’ GOP convention goes to a second ballot

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is “increasingly optimistic” that voting at the Republican National Convention in July will go to a second ballot, seeming to suggest he does …


K Street cash helps boost Hillary Clinton’s White House bid

In an election dominated by anti-establishment fervor, influential Washington lobbyists helped Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign haul in more than $1.5 million of her $33 million in donations during the first …


Trump’s inexperienced supporters hamstring delegate hunt

Donald Trump’s national campaign is largely staffed by an insular circle with little experience in the complexities of presidential politics.


Electability fears stymie Ted Cruz’s rise as Republican savior

Despite Ted Cruz’s rallying cry that his double-digit victory in Wisconsin last week would be a “turning point” in the Republican presidential race, scant signs exist that the Texas conservative …


Clinton, Sanders clash in New York debate

NEW YORK – Deepening their increasingly bitter feud, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders aggressively challenged each other’s judgment to be president in Thursday night’s Democratic debate, sparring over Wall Street …


Trump could lose delegates in states that have yet to vote

Donald Trump is about to get more fuel for his complaint about the Republican Party and its process for selecting the delegates who will determine his political fate at a …


Paul Ryan says he sees why Trump comments rattle Mideast allies

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday the whole world is watching American politics and that he can understand how Middle East allies would be rattled by Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s …


Trump campaign manager won’t face battery charge

Donald Trump’s campaign manager will not be prosecuted on a misdemeanor battery charge after prosecutors determined there wasn’t enough evidence to convict him of forcibly grabbing a female reporter, according …


GOP stalwart Phyllis Schlafly faces strife following Trump endorsement

Longtime conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly’s endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has led to internal strife – and what she claims was an attempt to oust her – at …


Kasich denounces political paths trod by Trump, Cruz

Ohio Gov. John Kasich offered a withering denunciation Tuesday of his fellow Republican presidential candidates, casting them as purveyors of political darkness who have distorted reality in pursuit of their …


Trump amassing delegates who might not be loyal to him

Already behind the curve in organizing for the Republican convention, Donald Trump has missed crucial deadlines in a number of states to lock up delegates who would stay loyal beyond …


House Speaker Ryan rules out presidential bid

An aide to House Speaker Paul Ryan says the Wisconsin Republican will address reporters Tuesday to formally rule out a run for president this year.


Missouri certifies wins for Trump, Clinton in close primary

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Republican businessman Donald Trump and former Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were certified Tuesday as the winners of Missouri’s presidential primaries, though a recount remains …


Cruz gets strong support at Spokane County Republican convention

The likelihood of the first contested Republican National Convention in half a century prompted local party members to prioritize selecting delegates Saturday at their Spokane County gathering. Party members’ fervor …


UPDATED: Sat., April 9, 2016, 8:39 p.m.

The Latest: Ted Cruz sweep in Colorado makes Donald Trump’s path tougher

The Latest on the presidential campaign, with the focus Saturday on the delegate hunt for Republicans in Colorado and Democrats in Wyoming, while several candidates campaign in New York, which …


UPDATED: Sat., April 9, 2016, 8:43 p.m.

Ted Cruz picks up all delegates in Colorado; Bernie Sanders wins in Wyoming

Ted Cruz completed his sweep of Colorado’s 34 delegates on Saturday while rival Donald Trump angled for favor a half-continent away in New York’s all-important April 19 primary. On the …