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March 22, 2016

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Washington Democrats end convention with last delegate picks

Washington Democrats wrapped up the final day of their state convention Sunday, selecting the final 34 national delegates and eight alternates to the Democratic National Convention.

Trump says U.S. should consider profiling Muslims

Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the United States should “seriously” consider profiling Muslims inside the country as a terrorism-fighting tool, the latest example of the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting increasingly backing positions that could single out a group based on their religion.

Trump battleground plan relies on skeptical GOP leaders

His campaign riled by infighting and Republican revolt, Donald Trump is working to address a battleground state staffing shortage that highlights his reliance on a skeptical GOP establishment. The New York billionaire has slowly begun to add paid staff in a handful of swing states – Wisconsin and Iowa, among them.

Trump’s new Obama claims thrust him into uncharted territory

Donald Trump’s latest accusation against President Barack Obama – that he’s putting U.S. enemies ahead of America’s own people – is thrusting him into uncharted territory for the presidential candidate of any major political party.

Trump to discuss terrorism watch list, no fly ban with NRA

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday that he will be meeting with the National Rifle Association to discuss ways to block people on terrorism watch lists or no fly lists from buying guns as his party scrambles to respond in the aftermath of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Bernie Sanders setting terms for closing out Democratic race

With the last primary done, Bernie Sanders is negotiating an end to his fight with Hillary Clinton and staking a claim on directing the future of the Democratic Party.

Hillary Clinton wins D.C. primary, meets with Sanders

Hillary Clinton brought a close to the presidential primary season with a win Tuesday in the nation’s capital and a meeting with dispatched rival Bernie Sanders, hoping to set a tone of Democratic unity heading into next month’s party convention in Philadelphia.

Clinton and Sanders to meet as DC marks the final primary

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are ending the primary calendar with a face-to-face meeting on Tuesday that could set the tone for Democratic unity and next month’s party convention in Philadelphia.

Trump, Clinton weigh in on Orlando attack

Donald Trump vowed Monday to impose a broad ban on immigration from areas of the world with a history of terrorism and suggested some Muslims in the United States are turning a blind eye to unfolding plots, as he outlined an aggressive response to the deadly attack in Orlando.

Trump says he is revoking Washington Post credentials

Donald Trump said his presidential campaign is revoking credentials provided to the Washington Post.

Donald Trump wants his Trump University video testimony kept private

Attorneys for Donald Trump are seeking to block the filing of a portion of his video-recorded deposition in a class-action lawsuit by former Trump University students, a move that could prevent the public release of the videos, according to a court document filed Friday.

35 percent of state turned out in primary

Final turnout of the Washington presidential primary is 35 percent. More Democrats than Republicans cast ballots.

In speech to conservatives, McConnell wouldn’t say Trump’s name

In a Friday speech in Washington, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell didn’t mention Donald Trump by name to the same group of conservative activists the Republican presidential candidate was scheduled to address hours later.

President Obama backs Clinton, nudges Sanders

Testifying to Hillary Clinton’s grit and experience, President Barack Obama endorsed his former secretary of state’s bid to succeed him on Thursday and urged Democrats to line up behind her. It was all part of a carefully orchestrated pressure campaign aimed at easing Clinton rival Bernie Sanders toward the exit and turning fully to the fight against Republican Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton wins California primary

Hillary Clinton has won Tuesday night’s Democratic primary in California, according to the Associated Press and news networks. The win hands Clinton the nation’s most populous, delegate-rich state and cements her nomination, which she clinched earlier this week. Clinton had been leading comfortably in the state 62 percent to 37 percent as votes were being counted, though her rival Sen. Bernie Sanders still vowed to “continue the fight” through next week’s primaries in the District of Columbia and the party convention in Philadelphia in July.

Bernie Sanders under pressure to quit as Democrats look to unite

Energized by a final batch of primary victories, Hillary Clinton is setting out on the difficult task of uniting her fractured Democratic Party for the five-month presidential battle with Republican Donald Trump. Fellow Democrats urged Bernie Sanders to end his all-but-hopeless challenge to her, but still tried to give him space to make that difficult decision.

Rep. Simpson decries Trump’s ‘hateful diatribes’

Idaho 2nd District GOP Congressman Mike Simpson has joined Sen. Mike Crapo in decrying Donald Trump’s comments that a federal judge can’t be fair in his Trump University fraud case because he is of Mexican heritage. Here is Simpson’s statement: “America is a country where…

Analysis: Clinton seizes historic role but ready to win ugly against Trump

WASHINGTON – If Hillary Clinton’s best argument for unifying Democrats and winning the White House is Donald Trump, then she picked a good week to clinch the nomination. Clinton’s victory-night speech celebrated her historic accomplishment – becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major U.S. party – with sepia-toned images of feminist pioneers past. But the campaign has made clear it’s ready to win ugly too, with appeals to fear and not just the heart. Enter Trump, who had by far the worst week of his campaign at the very moment the nation saw Clinton reach her milestone.

The Latest: President Barack Obama congratulates Hillary Clinton, calls Bernie Sanders

The Latest on campaign 2016 as California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota vote.

Trump faces backlash as GOP leaders say attacks on judge are racist

A day that could have been another victory lap for Donald Trump veered into more chaos for the new Republican standard-bearer, as he faced unprecedented fury from top party leaders Tuesday and defections from a GOP senator over his racially charged comments calling into question the impartiality of a federal judge because he is of Mexican descent.