Republican Party

Trump wins Christie endorsement, robbing Rubio of momentum

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday endorsed GOP front-runner Donald Trump, delivering a surprise and powerful boost to the billionaire businessman, whom he called the best Republican candidate to lead the country and beat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Feb. 26, 2016 10:33 PM EST
Trump wins Christie's support in race laced with insults

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Donald Trump scored a powerhouse endorsement Friday as he sought to regain headway in a Republican presidential race that devolved into a series of fierce insults and schoolyard taunts heading into the weekend before Super Tuesday contests.

Feb. 26, 2016 5:25 PM EST
Rubio continuing vicious Trump attacks

ATLANTA (AP) — Marco Rubio is waging a fresh verbal assault against Donald Trump the day after he and Republican rival Ted Cruz tag-teamed the Republican front-runner on the debate stage.

Feb. 26, 2016 7:51 AM EST
AP FACT CHECK: Trump objects to cursing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, offended by coarse language?So it seemed in the Republican presidential debate Thursday night.

Feb. 25, 2016 11:59 PM EST
Debate brawl: Rubio and Cruz go hard after Trump

HOUSTON (AP) — Brawling from the get-go, a fiery Marco Rubio went hard after Donald Trump in Thursday night's Republican debate, lacerating the front-runner's position on immigration, his privileged background, his speaking style and more.

Feb. 25, 2016 11:41 PM EST
Anxious to slow Trump, both Rubio and Cruz go after him

HOUSTON (AP) — Brawling from the get-go, a fiery Marco Rubio went hard after Donald Trump in Thursday night's Republican presidential debate, attacking the front-runner's position on immigration, his privileged background, his speaking style and more.

Feb. 25, 2016 11:38 PM EST
AP FACT CHECK: Trump objects to cursing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, offended by coarse language?So it seemed in the Republican presidential debate Thursday night.

Feb. 25, 2016 11:04 PM EST
Cruz lifts hold on bill to resolve Flint water crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Thursday lifted a hold he placed on bipartisan legislation to address the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, where lead-contaminated pipes have resulted in an ongoing public health emergency.

Feb. 25, 2016 8:32 PM EST
Graham on Trump: 'Nut job' who likely wins GOP nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, whose own quest for the GOP presidential nomination ended unsuccessfully, on Thursday called Donald Trump a "nut job" who likely will win the party's nod, but lose in November's general election.

Feb. 25, 2016 4:55 PM EST
Three-way feud among Republican White House contenders

CHAPIN, South Carolina (AP) — A three-way feud among the Republicans' leading White House contenders escalated Wednesday, with Republican Ted Cruz daring Donald Trump to sue him and dismissing Marco Rubio's charges of dishonesty just days before South Carolina's high-stakes primary.

Feb. 17, 2016 9:46 PM EST
GOP candidates pushing, maneuvering hard in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Marco Rubio are locked in a high-stakes political chess match in South Carolina, strategically moving money and other campaign resources around in a bid to pull ahead in the Republican primary race — or at least keep their campaigns afloat.

Feb. 17, 2016 1:05 PM EST
The Latest: Donald Trump rings up 'Late Show'

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times local):12:20 a.m.Donald Trump was granted a rare honor by Stephen Colbert on Tuesday's "Late Show" when the GOP presidential hopeful was welcomed as a surprise phone-in guest and spared from making an actual appearance on the CBS program.

Feb. 17, 2016 1:05 AM EST
Analysis: Cruz tax plan would benefit rich, explode deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new analysis of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's tax plan concluded that it would add trillions to the federal deficit while providing huge tax cuts to the nation's wealthiest earners.

Feb. 16, 2016 7:28 PM EST
Cruz makes his Supreme Court knowledge new focal point

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Ted Cruz has always talked about the Supreme Court as a candidate for president, but it's become the new focal point of his White House bid following the weekend death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Feb. 16, 2016 7:14 AM EST
George W. Bush offers tough takedown, never mentions Trump

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — George W. Bush never mentioned Donald Trump. But with his folksy touch, the former president unleashed a tough takedown of the billionaire businessman who has upended a Republican Party his family has long led.

Feb. 16, 2016 3:29 AM EST
Trump threatens to sue Cruz unless his rival apologizes

HANAHAN, South Carolina (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday offered rival Ted Cruz an ultimatum, threatening to sue Cruz over his eligibility to serve in the White House unless the Texas senator stops airing what Trump calls "false ads" and apologizes for what the billionaire real estate mogul called a series of lies about his positions.

Feb. 16, 2016 12:53 AM EST
Trump threatens to sue Cruz unless his GOP rival apologizes

HANAHAN, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday offered rival Ted Cruz an ultimatum, threatening to sue Cruz over his eligibility to serve in the White House unless the Texas senator stops airing what Trump calls "false ads" and apologizes for what the billionaire real estate mogul called a series of lies about his positions.

Feb. 15, 2016 11:56 PM EST
George W. Bush offers tough Trump takedown in campaign debut

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — George W. Bush never mentioned Donald Trump. But with his folksy touch, the former president unleashed a tough takedown Monday of the billionaire businessman who has upended a Republican Party his family has long led.

Feb. 15, 2016 11:47 PM EST
George W. Bush offers tough Trump takedown in campaign debut

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) — George W. Bush never mentioned Donald Trump. But with his folksy touch, the former president unleashed a tough takedown Monday of the billionaire businessman who has upended a Republican Party his family has long led.

Feb. 15, 2016 11:03 PM EST
Kasich campaigns in Michigan, while rivals fight in South

UTICA, Mich. (AP) — As his rivals focused on South Carolina's looming primary, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich campaigned across Michigan on Monday, plugging his blue-collar roots and warning college students that the U.

Feb. 15, 2016 10:18 PM EST
Trump threatens to sue Cruz unless his rival apologizes

HANAHAN, South Carolina (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday offered rival Ted Cruz an ultimatum, threatening to sue Cruz over his eligibility to serve in the White House unless the Texas senator stops airing what Trump calls "false ads" and apologizes for what the billionaire real estate mogul called a series of lies about his positions.

Feb. 15, 2016 10:11 PM EST
Cruz not standing for Rubio, Trump calling him a liar

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz continued to joust for primacy heading into the South Carolina primary next weekend, foregoing policy differences for name-calling and insults.

Feb. 15, 2016 6:12 PM EST
Supreme Court vacancy highlights stakes in presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) — The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and the immediate declaration from Republicans that the next president should nominate his replacement, adds even more weight to the decision voters will make in November's general election.

Feb. 15, 2016 12:20 PM EST
Supreme Court vacancy highlights stakes in presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential election just got real.The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia — and the immediate declaration from Republicans that the next president should nominate his replacement — adds even more weight to the decision voters will make in November's general election.

Feb. 15, 2016 12:11 PM EST

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