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Trump’s name not left off ballot, Florida officials confirm

Florida election officials said Tuesday that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s name was not left off ballots in a town in south Florida, despite a small number of voter complaints.


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 …


Trump wins Northern Mariana Islands GOP caucus

Donald Trump has posted a big win in the GOP caucus on the Northern Mariana Islands.


Breitbart reporter involved in Donald Trump incident resigns

The Breitbart News reporter allegedly roughed up last week at a Donald Trump press conference has resigned from the conservative website, saying that she can’t work for an organization that …


17-year-olds in Ohio can vote in presidential primary, judge rules

A judge on Friday granted a request to let 17-year-olds vote in the swing state’s presidential primary just days before the election.


Montana GOP asks Supreme Court to close primary elections

Montana Republicans seeking to prevent non-GOP voters from participating in their primary elections are making a long-shot appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.


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.


Nation’s capital gets rare chance to influence GOP presidential race

The latest contest in the Republican presidential primary season will be held in a place where Republican votes hardly ever matter: the nation’s capital.


Hillary Clinton to visit Seattle ahead of March 26 caucuses

SEATTLE – Hillary Clinton is planning a visit to the Seattle area to raise money before the state’s Democratic caucuses. The Seattle Times reported the fundraiser is set for March …


Donald Trump won’t seek repayment for his loans to his campaign, manager says

Donald Trump says he has spent $30 million so far running for president, and his campaign manager says he’s never getting that money back.


Ohio’s youngest primary voters at center of election dispute

A policy for Ohio’s youngest voters is under dispute in the swing state, causing confusion and prompting two lawsuits days before the primary election.


Fiorina endorses Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz isn’t having much luck getting the endorsements of his Senate colleagues, but he has picked up one from a former foe: Carly Fiorina.


Bend voters reject proposal to raise gas tax, improve roads

Bend voters have rejected the city’s plan to raise gas tax to pay for road improvements.


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.


Trump University plaintiff seeks to withdraw from lawsuit

Tarla Makaeff has had enough of Donald Trump after spending six years fighting him in court.


Long lines at some Idaho GOP polling locations

Some voters in Idaho’s GOP presidential primary are already facing long lines at the polls.


Better Business Bureau: Trump University got a D- in 2010

U WASHINGTON – The Better Business Bureau is disputing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claims about its ratings of his Trump University.


Michigan is biggest prize in Tuesday’s primary contests

LANSING, Mich. – Republican front-runner Donald Trump faces a test of his durability with white, working-class voters in Michigan, the first industrial state to vote in the 2016 primaries and …


Bloomberg decides against third-party bid for White House

Since returning to the financial information company that bears his name, Michael Bloomberg has presided over two years of robust expansion and record revenue, all while laying the groundwork for …


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 …


Amy Goodman: Felonious vote suppression underway

Denial of the right to vote for those who have been convicted of felonies is another way that voter participation is suppressed on a massive scale.


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.


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.


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 …


Mexico to confront criticisms from US political campaigns

The Mexican government has come up with a plan to confront criticism of the country during U.S. electoral campaigns, but it doesn’t include getting into verbal duels with presidential candidates.


Paul Ryan: GOP nominee must reject bigotry

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday anyone who wants to be the Republican presidential nominee must reject any racist group or individual. Ryan made the tacit swipe at GOP front …