Republican Party

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Republican presidential candidate John Kasich; Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus.

Mar. 5, 2016 1:45 PM EST
5 more states taking their turn in 2016 White House race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five more states were taking their turns Saturday in the 2016 presidential race with caucuses and primaries largely overshadowed by Super Tuesday and potentially make-or-break contests soon to come.

Mar. 5, 2016 12:00 PM EST
Before there was Trump, there was Paul LePage

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Before there was Donald Trump, there was Paul LePage, a brash businessman with a blunt style who bonded with blue-collar workers in an economically lagging state that previously was a reliable bastion of Democrats and moderate Republicans.

Mar. 5, 2016 3:11 AM EST
Trump rallies: Tense, racially charged, immensely successful

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Among the many ways Donald Trump has redefined presidential politics, he stands alone for how he has used large, protest-ridden rallies, often bubbling with raw anger, to fuel his candidacy.

Mar. 4, 2016 9:59 PM EST
The Latest: Trump says fracking approval can help him win NY

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 (all Eastern Standard Time):9:15 p.m.GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he thinks he can win New York, despite Democrats' significant voter registration advantage, because he's in favor of a practice called fracking.

Mar. 4, 2016 9:33 PM EST
Clinton urges candidates to present 'credible' economic plan

DETROIT (AP) — Hillary Clinton said Friday the nation needs a "new bargain" for the economy and called upon all the presidential candidates to offer a "credible strategy" for raising wages as her primary race against rival Bernie Sanders shifts to a series of Rust Belt contests.

Mar. 4, 2016 9:28 PM EST
Trump signals flexibility on key issues after party attacks

WARREN, Michigan (AP) — Donald Trump is embracing what he calls flexibility on issues like torture and illegal immigration, abandoning at least for now the tough rhetoric that has fueled his rise to Republican front-runner status.

Mar. 4, 2016 8:54 PM EST
Trump's GOP rivals attack his 'flexibility' on policies

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — With an eye on the general election — and suddenly "flexible" on immigration — Donald Trump has backed off from some of the hardline rhetoric that has fueled his presidential campaign, at least for the moment.

Mar. 4, 2016 8:23 PM EST
Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Republican presidential candidate John Kasich; Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus.

Mar. 4, 2016 6:33 PM EST
Trump acknowledged Trump University flaws in depositions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said a lawsuit he is fighting over fraud claims involving Trump University is an attempted shakedown by a "sleazebag" law firm and a "horrible, horrible" lead plaintiff.

Mar. 4, 2016 4:55 PM EST
Fox earns fans with its own debate performances

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has emerged a winner of this raucous and impactful debate season with its sharp, detailed questioning of the candidates, not allowing itself to be distracted by the Megyn Kelly-Donald Trump feud or the candidates' increased vitriol.

Mar. 4, 2016 3:50 PM EST
Fox gets 16.9 million viewers for GOP debate

NEW YORK (AP) — The 16.9 million people who saw Fox News Channel's coverage of the Republican presidential debate on Thursday have made it the fourth most-watched debate in a primary season ever.

Mar. 4, 2016 2:47 PM EST
Carson spent heavily on consultants, lightly on campaigning

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Carson ran for president, and his consultants won.The political newcomer, who plans to announce Friday afternoon that he will become chairman of a group that encourages Christians to vote, raised $58 million, more money than any other GOP contender raised.

Mar. 4, 2016 2:39 PM EST
Cruz looks to maintain outsider image but unite Republicans

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is trying to cast himself as the GOP's conservative savior as party insiders look for an alternative to Donald Trump, an irony considering his years spent fostering a reputation as an outsider willing to anger fellow Republicans as well as Democrats.

Mar. 4, 2016 2:28 PM EST
Tangling with Trump _ freshman Nebraska senator relishes it

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse drew scorn and even threats from Donald Trump's supporters after he tweeted a series of critiques and questions about the Republican presidential front-runner in January.

Mar. 4, 2016 1:59 PM EST
AP FACT CHECK: Claims from a Trumpish debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — One way or another, the 11th Republican presidential debate was pretty much all about Donald Trump — his shifts on positions, the gaps in his policies, his defunct university, his character and some rather personal chatter about the man.

Mar. 4, 2016 12:59 PM EST
Christie looks beyond Trump gaze, gets back to business

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is putting a much-snickered-at Donald Trump campaign appearance and a few politically bruising days behind him as he gets back to work governing after bowing out of the Republican presidential race.

Mar. 4, 2016 2:11 AM EST
Fox's Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump largely civil in debate

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump traded pleasantries Thursday in their first exchange since igniting a feud last summer then later had a tough back-and-forth over a legal case surrounding the Trump University educational venture.

Mar. 4, 2016 12:23 AM EST
Debate night: Insults flying once more despite pledges

DETROIT (AP) — Relentless in their attacks, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz leveled withering criticism at Donald Trump's "flexible" policy positions and personal ethics in a Republican presidential debate Thursday that also featured a crude sexual reference from Trump.

Mar. 3, 2016 11:27 PM EST
Romney, McCain: Trump a danger for America's future

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In an extraordinary display of Republican chaos, the party's most recent presidential nominees, Mitt Romney and John McCain, lambasted current front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday, calling him unfit for office and a danger for the nation and the GOP.

Mar. 3, 2016 11:20 PM EST