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House Speaker Ryan rules out presidential bid

An aide to House Speaker Paul Ryan says the Wisconsin Republican will address reporters Tuesday to formally rule out a run for president this year.


Missouri certifies wins for Trump, Clinton in close primary

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Republican businessman Donald Trump and former Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were certified Tuesday as the winners of Missouri’s presidential primaries, though a recount remains …


Cruz win in Wisconsin leaves Trump damaged front-runner

Republican Donald Trump emerged from Wisconsin as a damaged front-runner following a crushing loss to rival Ted Cruz, deepening questions about the billionaire businessman’s presidential qualifications and pushing the GOP …


Man accused of assault at Trump rally appears in court

The white Donald Trump supporter accused of punching a black man being escorted from a Trump rally in North Carolina by sheriff’s deputies has had his case continued.


Trump proposes funding wall by cutting off remittances

Donald Trump would force Mexico to pay for a border wall by threatening to cut off billions of dollars in remittances sent by immigrants living in the U.S., according to …


Wisconsin primary election: Cruz aims to extend Trump’s bad week

Ted Cruz aims to use Wisconsin’s presidential primary to extend Donald Trump’s recent rough stretch on the campaign trail. Bernie Sanders would like to administer some tough medicine of his …


Trump, Cruz make final Wisconsin pitches

After Donald Trump’s toughest stretch of the campaign, he and Ted Cruz made spirited final pitches Monday to Wisconsin voters, who will cast ballots Tuesday in a Republican primary that …


Donald Trump is least popular American politician in three decades

For months, as Donald Trump lurched from controversy to controversy, commentators marveled that his voters remained loyal: Trump is impervious to political attack, some said.


Donald Trump’s bad week: A bump or a turning point?

After months of dominating the Republican race, Donald Trump has endured one of his worst weeks since launching his presidential bid, and while he remains the GOP front-runner, his struggles …


Trump says abortion comments were taken out of context

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump now says his contentious comments on abortion were taken out of context.


Trump gets super PAC help in Wisconsin ahead of primary

An outside group is rushing to support Donald Trump’s Republican presidential bid, including in next-to-vote Wisconsin.


Presidential campaign roils Obama’s free-trade plans

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree on almost nothing. Except for their dislike of a sweeping agreement that would erase most tariffs and other trade barriers among the United States …


Trump calls reporter a threat; security agents didn’t flinch

Donald Trump said he was worried that a reporter walking with him through a ballroom and asking questions earlier this month may have been armed with a bomb or a …


Carbon tax initiative goes to November ballot in Washington

An initiative that would create a carbon tax in Washington state is now headed to the November ballot.


Trump: Abortion ban must carry punishment for women

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday there would “have to be some form of punishment” for women who have abortions if the procedure were outlawed in the U.S.


Teen pepper-sprayed as Donald Trump protesters, supporters clash

Police are looking for a man who pepper-sprayed a 15-year-old girl as opponents and supporters of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump clashed outside a Wisconsin rally.


Ted Cruz wants John Kasich off Montana ballot

Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign is trying to knock Republican opponent John Kasich out of Montana’s June 7 primary by questioning the signatures the Ohio governor’s campaign submitted to qualify for …


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.