Republican Party

Cruz, Trump each win 2; Democrats divide states too

WICHITA, Kansas (AP) — Ted Cruz and Donald Trump each captured two victories in Saturday's four-state round of voting, fresh evidence that there's no quick end in sight to the fractious Republican Party race for president.

Mar. 5, 2016 11:52 PM EST
AP News Guide: No shakeup in 2016 race despite underdog wins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Bernie Sanders took two out of three races against Hillary Clinton on Saturday and Republican Ted Cruz split 2-2 with Donald Trump, a heartening night for underdogs but one that did little to shake up the campaign for the 2016 presidential nominations.

Mar. 5, 2016 11:13 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. 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

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