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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Fighting for our country

Dear Sen. Marco Rubio: So I see where you came after me on Twitter. I’m flattered. Never knew you cared.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has some pondering the improbable: Could this latest carnage actually lead to gun reforms?


Editorial: Trump must clearly condemn white supremacists

If racists are getting the wrong idea, then the president should set them straight. Some rhetorical fire and fury against white supremacy would be a good start.


UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017

GOP senator warns against rushed vote on health care bill

A Republican senator on Sunday warned against rushing a vote on a GOP bill to repeal and replace the nation’s health care law, saying both parties deserve a chance to …


Despite ‘reservations,’ Rubio will back Tillerson for secretary of state

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will back Rex Tillerson as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state Monday, despite “reservations” exposed in the Florida Republican’s pointed, high-profile questioning of the Cabinet nominee …


Rubio, Murphy win Florida’s Senate primaries

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy each easily won their Senate primaries Tuesday, setting up a November showdown that’s guaranteed to be nasty …


Bernie Sanders’ money tightens as California race looms

As Bernie Sanders looks toward California to make a defiant final stand, he is bumping up against a dilemma that his campaign has not had to confront in some time. …


Trump’s self-funding pledge is fading away

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is building a finance operation that will raise money for the general election, two people familiar with the plan said.


Election analysis: Ted Cruz ran a good campaign – for 2012

He was the first of 17 Republicans to announce his presidential run in a commanding, preacherlike speech at a religious university.


Rubio: I’m not running for vice president, governor or senator

In his first news conference since dropping out of the Republican presidential race Tuesday night following a loss to Donald Trump in the Florida primary, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio insisted …


Dana Milbank: Rubio candidacy trumped by vulgarity

These are not the best days for Rubio, or for anybody who cares about American democracy.


UPDATED: Tue., March 15, 2016

Hillary Clinton sweeps Ohio, Florida; Donald Trump, John Kasich split; Marco Rubio out

CLEVELAND – John Kasich was locked in a close race with Donald Trump in the Ohio governor’s home-state Republican primary Tuesday, a make-or-break contest for Kasich. In the night’s other …


UPDATED: Tue., March 15, 2016

Donald Trump tops Marco Rubio in Florida, falls to John Kasich in Ohio

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump is looking to overcome the home-court advantages of two Republican rivals Tuesday with victories that could strengthen his chance to secure the GOP presidential nomination.


UPDATED: Tue., March 15, 2016

The Latest: GOP, Dem races in Missouri too close to call

WASHINGTON – The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign, with primaries in five states Tuesday and Republican front-runner Donald Trump trying to move closer to nailing down his party’s nomination


Forget favorite candidates, some people voting strategically

The notion of strategic voting – in a way, playing amateur political scientist – is now front and center in Ohio and Florida, which award winner-take-all delegates in the Republican …


Wild, wacky GOP presidential campaign even too crazy for Jerry Springer

Jerry Springer, a man who knows something about out-of-control television, says the raucous Republican campaign is too much even for him.


Trump rallies highlight divisions

CLEVELAND – In a Republican presidential primary filled with extraordinary moments, a 24-hour stretch that began Friday night stands above them all. Opponents of Donald Trump were so committed to …


Marco Rubio wins Republican presidential caucuses in Washington DC

WASHINGTON – Marco Rubio has won the Republican presidential caucuses in Washington D.C.


Ted Cruz wins most delegates at stake Saturday in Wyoming

WASHINGTON – Ted Cruz won most of the delegates at stake in Saturday’s Republican county conventions in Wyoming.


Ben Carson backs Donald Trump, a ‘very intelligent man’

Ben Carson threw his support behind Donald Trump’s presidential campaign Friday, calling the Republican front-runner a “very intelligent man that cares deeply about America.”


Rubio campaign urges for Kasich vote in Ohio

Marco Rubio’s campaign is urging people in Ohio to vote for his rival, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, to stop rival Donald Trump from clinching the prized contest.


GOP preview: ‘Softer’ debate? So says Trump, maybe

The chairman of the Republican Party has declared that he wants Thursday’s Republican presidential debate to be “more of a G-rated” event than recent showdowns.


Democratic debate: 5 moments that might not have happened without the Spanish-language media

Broadcast simultaneously on CNN and Univision, the nation’s largest Spanish-language network, the Democratic debate kicked off Wednesday night with moderator Maria Elena Salinas speaking a few words of rapid-fire Spanish. …


UPDATED: Tue., March 8, 2016

Exit poll: Voter resentment fuels Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders victories

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter discontent with the Washington establishment and deep anxiety over the economy to victory in Michigan’s primary election Tuesday, …


UPDATED: Tue., March 8, 2016

The Latest: Donald Trump wins most delegates, but Ted Cruz makes a dent

The Latest on campaign 2016 as Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho and Hawaii vote for nominees.


UPDATED: Tue., March 8, 2016

Bernie Sanders is surprise victor in Michigan; Donald Trump keeps winning

LANSING, Mich. – Hillary Clinton claimed victory Tuesday night in Mississippi, padding her lead in the Democratic presidential primary and highlighting anew her strength with black voters who will be …


Fact Check: Trump overstates Rubio’s absenteeism in Senate

Donald Trump charges that Republican presidential rival Marco Rubio is the worst Senate delinquent in years, perhaps decades. Not so.


UPDATED: Tue., March 8, 2016

News Guide: Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders take Michigan

Hillary Clinton breezed to victory in Mississippi on Tuesday in part of a four-state round of voting that tested Donald Trump’s staying power at the top of the Republican pack …


Mitt Romney making robo calls for Kasich, Rubio

Mitt Romney is delivering his anti-Donald Trump message directly to voters in Michigan, recording robo calls on behalf of Marco Rubio and John Kasich.


Rubio rallies Boise crowd, says he’s best bet to beat Clinton

GOP hopeful Marco Rubio stressed his conservative credentials and religious beliefs as he urged Idahoans to back him for president at a Boise rally on Sunday night, just two days …