Stories tagged: Election
Tue., April 19, 2016, 11:51 a.m.
Filipino presidential candidate apologizes over rape comment
The front-runner in the Philippine presidential race apologized Tuesday for a campaign rally remark about wanting to rape an Australian missionary who was assaulted and killed by prisoners during a …
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 …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 4:27 p.m.
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 …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
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 …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
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 …
Fri., April 15, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
GOP convention rule changes unlikely before July event, officials say
Three top Republican Party officials said Thursday that they believe there’s a consensus that the GOP should not propose rewriting rules about picking a presidential nominee before this summer’s national …
Fri., April 15, 2016, 9:02 a.m.
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.
Fri., April 15, 2016, 8:16 a.m.
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 …
Fri., April 15, 2016, 7:55 a.m.
State Republican Party to drop out of closed primary lawsuit
The Montana Republican Party will drop out of a lawsuit that seeks to allow only GOP-registered voters to participate in its primary elections, but Republican committees in 10 counties plan …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
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 …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
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 …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
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 …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Irish lawmakers fail for 3rd time to elect a prime minister
Ireland’s lawmakers have failed for a third time to select a prime minister, leaving the country in political limbo for a record 48 days following an inconclusive Feb. 26 election.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 5:52 p.m.
Clinton, Sanders set for critical N.Y. debate
Hillary Clinton thought she’d be able to move onto the general election by now. But here she is – in the middle of April – locked in an increasingly combative …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 3:59 p.m.
Iran’s constitutional watchdog ratifies election results
Iran’s official news agency says the country’s constitutional watchdog has ratified results of the country’s parliamentary elections.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 3:07 p.m.
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 …
Tue., April 12, 2016, 6:43 p.m.
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 …
Tue., April 12, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
GOP convention’s rules controlled by small group of delegates
With the Republican Party seemingly headed for a contested convention in July, an obscure committee of 112 delegates could effectively determine the outcome before House Speaker Paul Ryan even gavels …
Tue., April 12, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
GOP attempt to change Nebraska’s electoral vote system fails
A Republican attempt to reinstate the winner-take-all system for Nebraska’s presidential electors was thwarted Tuesday by a legislative filibuster, derailing a GOP effort to increase the chances of their 2016 …
Tue., April 12, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
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.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 8:52 a.m.
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 …
Tue., April 12, 2016, 8:40 a.m.
NYC mayor, Hillary Clinton taking heat over comedy skit
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have come under fire over a comedy skit that some people feel was racially insensitive.
Fri., April 8, 2016, 11:41 a.m.
Bill Clinton says he regrets scolding protesters at wife’s rally
A day after a heated exchange with protesters, Former President Bill Clinton is offering a near-apology for his behavior at a campaign event for his wife, Hillary Clinton.
Fri., April 8, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
Campaign to save charter schools spent close to $1.9M
A lobbying campaign to save Washington’s charter schools spent nearly $1.9 million to influence the public and state lawmakers, according to documents filed with the state.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 6:20 p.m.
Ivanka Trump-brand scarves recalled because of ‘burn risk’
Ivanka Trump-brand scarves are being recalled because they are too flammable and pose a “burn risk” to consumers.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 6:02 p.m.
Election analysis: Sanders and Cruz claim Wisconsin victories, ignore daunting delegate math
Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders reveled Tuesday in hard-fought victories in the Wisconsin primary, but both men confront an implacable challenge ahead: math. What Cruz and Sanders are attempting is …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
Ireland fails to elect leader for second time
Ireland remained mired in political limbo Wednesday after lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected all three candidates to lead the country’s next government.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 9:01 a.m.
Cruz win in Wisconsin leaves Trump damaged front-runner
Republican Donald Trump emerged from Wisconsin as a damaged front-runner following a crushing loss to rival Ted Cruz, deepening questions about the billionaire businessman’s presidential qualifications and pushing the GOP …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 8:38 a.m.
Man accused of assault at Trump rally appears in court
The white Donald Trump supporter accused of punching a black man being escorted from a Trump rally in North Carolina by sheriff’s deputies has had his case continued.
Tue., April 5, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
Trump proposes funding wall by cutting off remittances
Donald Trump would force Mexico to pay for a border wall by threatening to cut off billions of dollars in remittances sent by immigrants living in the U.S., according to …