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Donald Trump language like that of Hitler, Mexican president says

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto compared the language of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to that of dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in an interview published Monday, and said …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: GOP’s obstruction strategy boomerangs

The popular storyline is that voters want outsiders because nothing gets done. What that storyline forgets is that this gridlock was by design


Kathleen Parker: The party’s almost over

From William F. Buckley to Donald J. Trump in the wink of a Palin eye, the reaper is grim, indeed.


Gary Crooks: Who can explain Trump’s appeal?

Question for readers: Why do you think Trump towers over the GOP field.


UPDATED: Sat., March 5, 2016, 8:42 p.m.

The Latest: Ted Cruz makes a small dent in Donald Trump’s delegate lead

The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign, with voters in five states getting their say Saturday in nominating contests.


UPDATED: Sat., March 5, 2016, 9:28 p.m.

Ted Cruz, Donald Trump each grab 2 wins; Dems divide states too

WICHITA, Kan. – Ted Cruz claimed an easy victory in Kansas and battled with Donald Trump for Kentucky in Saturday’s four-state round of Republican voting, fresh evidence that there’s no …


Voices from voters as 5 states make their pick for president

Voters in five states and one territory made their choices for presidential nominees on Saturday. Both parties held contests in Kansas and Louisiana, and Republicans in Maine and Kentucky and …


UPDATED: Sat., March 5, 2016, 8:15 p.m.

AP News Guide: No shakeup in 2016 race despite underdog wins

Republican Ted Cruz defeated Donald Trump in Kansas and looked to blunt the front-runner’s showing elsewhere as voters in five states had their say in weekend presidential nominating contests.


Local Republicans begin taking sides on Trump

Reaction to Donald Trump by Republican officials varies.


Most high-profile Idaho Republicans say they’d back Trump if he’s nominated

Among high-profile elected Republicans in Idaho, Donald Trump isn’t a popular first-choice. But most say they’re willing to vote for him if he wins the GOP nomination. Here’s a breakdown …


Charles Krauthammer: Trump has tough-guy appeal

This time around, evangelicals are not looking for someone like them. They’re looking for someone who will protect them.


Froma Harrop: Real revolutionaries storm GOP

Working-class Republicans have finally rebelled against the notion that everything they get is beneficence from the superrich.


Florida judge dismisses birther lawsuit against Cruz, Rubio

WASHINGTON – A Florida judge is dismissing a suit demanding that Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz be taken off the March 15 ballot in Florida’s GOP primary …


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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 …


Rattled Republicans seek a last-ditch strategy to stop Trump

WASHINGTON – Staring down the prospect of nominating Donald Trump for president, Republicans spiraled into a chaotic, last-ditch search Wednesday for a way to save the GOP from hitching its …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


Icahn: No $100M for Taj Mahal if north Jersey casinos are approved

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said Wednesday that if New Jersey approves casinos in the northern part of the state, he won’t pump $100 million into his newly acquired Trump Taj …


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 …


Trudy Rubin: Will Americans fall for ‘strongman’ Trump?

Trump plays on public discontent to promote himself as a Putinesque populist who will rule with a firm hand and cure all our ills.


Brian France sends wrong message with Donald Trump endorsement

Brian France’s endorsement of Donald Trump sure will do wonders for NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program. You know, the effort to recruit minorities, including Mexicans, into the sport.


UPDATED: Wed., March 2, 2016, 1:52 a.m.

AP News Guide: Big Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton wins, no shocks

WASHINGTON – Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump scored delegate-rich Super Tuesday victories across the South and beyond as they bid for clear sailing in a tempest-tossed campaign for …


UPDATED: Wed., March 2, 2016, 1 a.m.

Exit poll: Hillary Clinton expands base, Donald Trump sells outsider image

Hillary Clinton held on to older people and ate into Bernie Sanders’ support among the 30-to-44 crowd on Super Tuesday as her rival claimed a clear advantage with only one …