Stories tagged: Election
Fri., March 4, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
GOP’s Ben Carson spent heavily on consultants, lightly on campaigning
Ben Carson ran for president, and his consultants won. The political newcomer who said this week he sees “no path” to the Republican nomination raised more money than any
Fri., March 4, 2016, 8:40 a.m.
Cleveland seeks 2,000 riot-control suits for GOP convention
Cleveland plans to buy 2,000 riot-control suits with collapsible batons as it prepares for hosting the Republican National Convention in July.
Fri., March 4, 2016, 7:18 a.m.
Mitt Romney says he will not run for president
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says there are “no circumstances” in which he will join the 2016 race for the White House, even as he calls for an alternative …
Fri., March 4, 2016, 12:30 a.m.
Fox gets 16.9 million viewers for GOP debate
The 16.9 million people who saw Fox News Channel’s coverage of the Republican presidential debate on Thursday has made it the fourth most-watched debate in a primary season ever.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
Viewer’s Guide: GOP debate about Trump vs. everyone else
Ben Carson’s departure from the GOP presidential race means the quartet of remaining Republicans on the debate stage Thursday night get more time for attacks as Donald Trump treads a …
Thu., March 3, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
Mexico government says it won’t pay for Trump wall
The Mexican government has made his first direct response to Donald Trump’s pledge to build a wall along the two countries’ border – and make Mexico pay for it.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Mitt Romney says safe future ‘greatly diminished’ with Donald Trump
Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Thursday that the prospects for a safe future are “greatly diminished” if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee for president.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 9:45 a.m.
Christie’s endorsement of Trump gets cold shoulder in New Jersey
In a 2013 re-election campaign he would market as a model for how Republicans could win nationally, Gov. Chris Christie won support from Latino and black leaders in New Jersey.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 6:44 a.m.
Schools find campaign talk conflicts with no-bullies message
The nasty personal tweets and sound bites of the 2016 Republican presidential campaign are reverberating in classrooms, running counter to the anti-bullying policies that have emerged in recent years amid …
Thu., March 3, 2016
Dana Milbank: Too satisfied to feel the Bern
Sanders is campaigning against the existing order – a two-term Democratic president who is very popular among the Democrats.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 5:26 p.m.
Can Senate GOP hold majority with Trump?
Senate Republican campaigns are now thinking in practical terms about what a Donald Trump-led ticket would mean for their own down-ballot efforts, increasingly certain that they’ll be running alongside him …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
GOP candidate Ben Carson could be calling end to his campaign
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is effectively ending his campaign after a poor finish across the Super Tuesday primaries.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
Chris Christie’s shell-shocked look behind Trump stirs mockery, befuddlement
Was that really Chris Christie, the brusque, take-a-back-seat-to-no-one governor of New Jersey? Christie’s seemingly shell-shocked gaze as he stood behind Donald Trump on Super Tuesday is generating befuddlement and mockery …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 8:05 a.m.
Analysis: Trump, Clinton rivals running out of options
It’s getting harder and harder for rivals of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to plot a realistic course to their party’s nomination. That doesn’t mean they’ll stop trying.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 7:37 a.m.
Analysis: Donald Trump adjusting to role of GOP standard-bearer
On a night where Donald Trump leaped ahead of Republican rivals and won at least seven states, it was fitting that he dispensed with tradition and did not throw a …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Opposition party wins in Jamaica’s general elections
A final count of the votes cast in Thursday’s general elections in Jamaica has concluded with the main opposition Jamaica Labor Party unseating the ruling People’s National Party by a …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
Mexico to confront criticisms from US political campaigns
The Mexican government has come up with a plan to confront criticism of the country during U.S. electoral campaigns, but it doesn’t include getting into verbal duels with presidential candidates.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 12:45 p.m.
Birther ballot challenge against Ted Cruz in Illinois tossed by judge
A judge has dismissed a claim that Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz isn’t eligible for the Illinois ballot because he was born in Canada.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
Supreme Court vote analysis: House lawmakers want their say
What if a single story dominated Congress for an entire election year, and four out of every five members had no formal avenue for getting involved?
Tue., March 1, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
Paul Ryan: GOP nominee must reject bigotry
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday anyone who wants to be the Republican presidential nominee must reject any racist group or individual. Ryan made the tacit swipe at GOP front …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 10:41 a.m.
Clinton vs. Sanders in one word: Wal-Mart
Much separates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton as they battle for the Democratic nomination. But few issues show the contrast better than their relationship with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., America’s biggest …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 7:43 a.m.
Marco Rubio vs. Donald Trump: the ‘choker’ vs. the ‘con man’
Leaks, in the world of politics, are common. But dribbled-out information was not what Marco Rubio had in mind Friday in reference to Donald Trump.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 2:35 p.m.
President Obama: Deniers of economic gains aren’t telling the truth
President Barack Obama on Friday pushed back against relentless Republican criticism of his economic leadership, saying his policies are paying off in “big tangible ways” and anyone who doesn’t acknowledge …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
Mexicans back ex-President Fox in vulgar spat with Trump
Mexicans are backing former President Vicente Fox in his verbal spat with Donald Trump after Fox called the Republican front-runner “crazy” and a “false prophet” and Trump replied that Fox …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
Idaho AG office investigating political action committee
The Idaho attorney general’s office is investigating a political action committee.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 7:46 a.m.
Uganda: Mass arrests following disputed presidential poll
Uganda’s main opposition party said on Friday that over 200 of its supporters have been detained across the country, hampering efforts to launch a legal challenge against the disputed election …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 5:07 p.m.
Melania Trump: Small-town Slovenian roots, big dreams
Melania Trump has seen more of the world than most people – a journey propelled by her own big dreams concocted as a young girl growing up under Communism.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
Graham calls Trump a ‘nut job’ who likely wins GOP nomination
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who unsuccessfully sought his party’s presidential nomination, on Thursday called Donald Trump a “nut job” who likely will win the GOP nod, but lose in November’s …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 10:06 a.m.
Will GOP debate slow Trump on the way to Super Tuesday?
Republicans opposed to the rise of businessman Donald Trump said Thursday night’s GOP debate should be used as a moment for his remaining opponents to slow his political momentum.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 6:39 a.m.
A grudging acceptance of Trump for some turned-off GOP voters
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Sheila Covert is worried about Donald Trump. A loyal Republican voter from swing state Virginia, Covert calls the businessman “bombastic” and says there’s “just no substance” in …