Republican Party

Obama, congressional leaders talk Supreme Court vacancy

WASHINGTON (AP) — After an Oval Office sit-down on Tuesday did nothing to move Republican Senate leaders off their hard line against a Supreme Court nomination, Democrats pulled out another weapon in the heated election-year fight: Donald Trump.

Mar. 1, 2016 4:10 PM EST
GOP badly split as Trump, Clinton seek Super Tuesday wins

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — On the eve of Super Tuesday's crucial primaries, a sharp new divide erupted between Republicans who pledge to fall in line behind Donald Trump if he wins their party's nomination and others who insist they can never back the bombastic billionaire.

Feb. 29, 2016 9:57 PM EST
Republicans badly split as Trump, Clinton seek Tuesday wins

VALDOSTA, Georgia (AP) — On the eve of Tuesday's crucial multi-state primaries, a sharp new divide erupted between Republicans who pledge to fall in line behind Donald Trump if he wins their party's nomination and others who insist they can never back the bombastic billionaire.

Feb. 29, 2016 6:32 PM EST
Voters in Florida begin early voting in crucial primary

MIAMI (AP) — The Florida primary is weeks away, but tens of thousands of voters headed to the polls Monday for early voting in this critical contest that could make-or-break the presidential aspirations of native son, Sen.

Feb. 29, 2016 4:49 PM EST
MSNBC's Scarborough strikes hard at Donald Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, who lately has become a symbol of the media's complicated relationship with Donald Trump, said Monday that the Republican's remarks on David Duke are "disqualifying" and compel an apology.

Feb. 29, 2016 1:54 PM EST
Vets of '05 Senate truce don't see accord over court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — With ideological control of the Supreme Court at stake and senators trading insults, lawmakers who helped the Senate avert a meltdown over judges a decade ago say today's political climate is too toxic for a bipartisan pact to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Feb. 29, 2016 10:37 AM EST
Clinton starts shifting her focus to the unpredictable Trump

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — Hillary Clinton is shifting her focus to Republican front-runner Donald Trump as her party looks for the best ways to challenge the billionaire's unpredictable nature in a general election.

Feb. 29, 2016 7:43 AM EST
The South takes its place in 2016 campaign spotlight

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) — The South steps into the spotlight of the 2016 presidential election in this week's Super Tuesday contests, a delegate-rich day that will highlight the region's sharp demographic and ideological divides.

Feb. 29, 2016 6:33 AM EST
Clinton allies shift for to Trump nomination, fall campaign

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Emboldened by her South Carolina landslide, Hillary Clinton is shifting her focus to Republican front-runner Donald Trump as her party seeks consensus on the best ways to challenge the billionaire's unpredictable nature in a general election.

Feb. 29, 2016 6:29 AM EST
The best the 2016 candidates can hope for on Super Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's called Super Tuesday for a reason.Voters in the four states to hold 2016 presidential primaries and caucuses thus far have handed out just a fraction of the delegates it takes to win the Democratic and Republican nominations.

Feb. 29, 2016 5:57 AM EST
Former Klan leader at center of latest GOP campaign joust

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Republican front-runner Donald Trump drew sharp criticism from his rivals in both parties Sunday for refusing to denounce an implicit endorsement from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, raising the specter of racism as the presidential campaign hits the South.

Feb. 29, 2016 1:55 AM EST
The Latest: Rubio keeps up taunts of Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign as candidates in both parties look ahead to Super Tuesday, the biggest single-day haul of delegates on the election calendar (all times local):9:55 p.

Feb. 28, 2016 10:15 PM EST
White supremacist leader at center of new Trump furor

LEESBURG, Virginia (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is drawing criticism for refusing to denounce an implicit endorsement from a white supremacist leader, with his main rivals, Sens.

Feb. 28, 2016 8:54 PM EST
Clinton allies preparing for Trump nomination, fall campaign

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — Hillary Clinton, fresh off her South Carolina primary landslide, is shifting her focus to Republican front-runner Donald Trump as her party seeks consensus on the best ways to challenge the billionaire's unpredictable nature in a general election campaign.

Feb. 28, 2016 7:05 PM EST
Clinton allies preparing for Trump nomination, fall campaign

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Emboldened by her South Carolina landslide, Hillary Clinton is shifting her focus to Republican front-runner Donald Trump as her party seeks consensus on the best ways to challenge the billionaire's unpredictable nature in a general election.

Feb. 28, 2016 6:04 PM EST
The South takes its place in 2016 campaign spotlight

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) — The South steps into the spotlight of the 2016 presidential election in this week's Super Tuesday contests, a delegate-rich day that will highlight the region's sharp demographic and ideological divides.

Feb. 28, 2016 1:53 PM EST
The South takes its place in 2016 campaign spotlight

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) — The South steps into the spotlight of the 2016 presidential election in this week's Super Tuesday contests, a day that will highlight the region's sharp demographic and ideological divides.

Feb. 28, 2016 1:01 PM EST
Trump: Judge's ethnicity matters in Trump University suit

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is trying to deflect attention from a class-action civil lawsuit involving the former Trump University by pointing to the ethnic background of the judge in the case.

Feb. 28, 2016 12:16 PM EST

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