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Trump says terror attacks show ‘hellhole’ comments were correct

Donald Trump said Islamic State’s terrorist attacks on Brussels that killed more than 30 people show he was right to call the city a “hellhole.”


Froma Harrop: How the West was shunned in primary politics

A “rotating regional primary system” would group states into four regions. Every four years, a different region would kick off the voting.


First GOP senator calls for vote on Garland court nomination

Sen. Mark Kirk became the first Republican senator to break with party leaders and call for a vote on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court selection, saying Friday, “It’s just man …


Idaho mulls Shariah law bill 1 year after high-profile vote

Amid growing concerns about Muslim immigration, state lawmakers Thursday advanced legislation prohibiting Shariah law or any other foreign statutes from influencing Idaho courts. But the bill’s future remains uncertain.


Hillary Clinton’s Trump card: Female swing voters

More Republican women view Trump more negatively than positively, according to Gallup. And in a hypothetical matchup with Hillary Clinton, a Washington Post/ABC News poll found this month that Trump …


Conservatives block budget; Ryan cites anxiety among voters

The same band of conservatives that toppled former Speaker John Boehner is blocking Speaker Paul Ryan’s efforts to pass the GOP’s annual budget draft.


Supreme Court fight pits conservatives vs. liberals

Conservative and liberal groups are only beginning their battle over the Supreme Court vacancy, with a smattering of television ads and behind-the-scenes research serving as warning shots in what’s sure …


Senate GOP delays action on budget

A Senate panel has delayed action on an annual budget blueprint, as Republicans disagree among themselves on spending levels and trillions of dollars in longer-term budget cuts.


Cleveland seeks 2,000 riot-control suits for GOP convention

Cleveland plans to buy 2,000 riot-control suits with collapsible batons as it prepares for hosting the Republican National Convention in July.


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.


Democrats object as House GOP holds hearing on fetal tissue

House Democrats suggested on Wednesday that a special House panel investigating Planned Parenthood could be complicit in future assaults or even murders of abortion providers at the Republican-led committee’s first …


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 …


Supreme Court vote analysis: House lawmakers want their say

What if a single story dominated Congress for an entire election year, and four out of every five members had no formal avenue for getting involved?


President Obama: Deniers of economic gains aren’t telling the truth

President Barack Obama on Friday pushed back against relentless Republican criticism of his economic leadership, saying his policies are paying off in “big tangible ways” and anyone who doesn’t acknowledge …


A grudging acceptance of Trump for some turned-off GOP voters

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Sheila Covert is worried about Donald Trump. A loyal Republican voter from swing state Virginia, Covert calls the businessman “bombastic” and says there’s “just no substance” in …


Supreme Court fight: Cracks emerge in Republican strategy

Concerted Republican opposition to considering President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court showed early signs of splintering on Wednesday as a handful of influential senators opened the door to …


Barbara Bush to campaign with son in South Carolina

Jeb Bush says that his mother, Barbara Bush, will campaign for him again in South Carolina with days to go until the state’s Republican primary.


Paul Ryan lays out budget options to divided Republicans

Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday delivered a message to conservatives unhappy with last year’s pact with President Barack Obama that boosted spending for the Pentagon and domestic agencies: You’re stuck …


Latino celebrities say Rubio and Bush belong to the ‘party of Trump’

In “an open letter to the Latino community” published online, Carlos Santana, George Lopez, Zoe Saldana and other prominent Latino celebrities and activists say Donald Trump’s GOP rivals have not …


Marco Rubio eyes brokered convention after New Hampshire setback

The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party’s presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ends 2016 White House bid

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to drop out of the 2016 race for the White House after finishing sixth in the New Hampshire primary.


New Hampshire voters keep the pundits guessing

Encouraged by Marco Rubio’s stumbles, the Republicans’ second-tier candidates are seeing fresh hope for survival as they sprint to the finish line in New Hampshire. The Democrats’ Clinton-Sanders duel is …


Rep. Raul Labrador at forefront of gay marriage clash

When the U.S. Supreme Court last summer gave same-sex couples the right to marry, Republican Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho said Congress should move quickly to protect the religious liberty …


New Hampshire GOP bristles at Fiorina’s debate exclusion

A top New Hampshire member of the Republican National Committee and the state’s GOP U.S. senator are blasting ABC News’s decision not to include Carly Fiorina in Saturday’s debate in …


Rick Santorum follows Rand Paul in exit from presidential race

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who won Iowa’s 2012 caucuses, ended his presidential campaign Wednesday and endorsed Marco Rubio for president.