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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

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

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

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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., March 2, 2016

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

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., March 1, 2016

Donald Trump claims 7 GOP victories, extending dominance

MIAMI – Donald Trump won the Georgia primary, claiming the first Republican victory on Super Tuesday as the New York businessman looks to extend his dominance in 2016 primary. Ted …


Super Tuesday Republican results

Alabama 0 of 2,314 precincts – 0 percent


UPDATED: Tue., March 1, 2016

It’s a Super Tuesday for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton claimed Super Tuesday victories in the Georgia and Virginia Democratic primaries, while rival Bernie Sanders carried his home state of Vermont. Republican front-runner Donald Trump picked up his …


UPDATED: Tue., March 1, 2016

The Latest: Ted Cruz wins Alaska caucuses to wrap Super Tuesday

The Latest on campaign 2016 on Super Tuesday.


Why Super Tuesday is so important to the presidential candidates in both parties

After starting small, the presidential campaign has exploded into a nationwide contest that on Tuesday could all but decide the Democratic and Republican nominating fights. Twelve states from Alaska to …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 27, 2016

The Latest: Hillary Clinton collects 39 delegates with S.C. victory

The Latest on the 2016 presidential race, with attention focused on the Democratic primary in South Carolina on Saturday.


Marco Rubio tax returns show steady salary, boosted by book deals

WASHINGTON – Marco Rubio released summaries of his last five years of tax filings on Saturday, revealing him to be a candidate with a senator’s steady annual income of $176,000 …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 27, 2016

Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio escalate case against Donald Trump

ATLANTA – With Super Tuesday approaching, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz escalated their argument Saturday that Donald Trump is a conservative impostor, trying to make the case to voters they …


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.


Debate Takeaways: Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz aggressively take on Donald Trump

HOUSTON – It was the final opportunity for Donald Trump’s opponents to change the trajectory of the Republican presidential race before Super Tuesday, and they made the most of it. …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 25, 2016

Debate brawl: Rubio and Cruz go hard after Trump

HOUSTON – Brawling from the get-go, a fiery Marco Rubio went hard after Donald Trump in Thursday night’s Republican debate, lacerating the front-runner’s position on immigration, his privileged background, his …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 25, 2016

AP Fact Check: Donald Trump objects to cursing

A look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don’t tell the full story from the Republican presidential debate Thursday night in Houston.


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.


Dana Milbank: Tricky Ted not to be trusted

Now that Sen. Ted Cruz is concentrating his lies on fellow conservatives, they are finally calling him what he is.