Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh’
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Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, calling the Texas senator “Lucifer in the flesh.” Speaking at a town hall-style event at Stanford University Wednesday, April 27, Boehner called front-runner Donald Trump his “texting buddy,” but offered a more … Continue reading

Trump’s mention of ‘woman’s card’ draws backlash
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Trump’s mention of ‘woman’s card’ draws backlash

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claim that Hillary Clinton is playing “the woman’s card” drew intense backlash Wednesday, from the Democratic front-runner herself as well as tens of thousands of critics on social media. “If fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the ‘woman card,’ … Continue reading

GOP officials: Rules changes unlikely before July convention
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GOP officials: Rules changes unlikely before July convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three top Republican Party officials said Thursday, April 14, they believe there’s a consensus that the GOP should not propose rewriting rules about picking a presidential nominee before this summer’s national convention. Such a move could help shield party leaders from accusations by Donald Trump, other contenders and disgruntled, anti-establishment GOP voters … Continue reading

Outside groups deal themselves in for GOP delegate game
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Outside groups deal themselves in for GOP delegate game

WASHINGTON (AP) — After burning through millions of dollars in a mostly failed attempt to sway Republican primary voters, big-money outside groups opposing Donald Trump have turned to a far smaller target audience: the delegates who will actually choose the presidential nominee. Our Principles, which is devoted to keeping Trump from winning, and super PACs … Continue reading

American Muslims decry Cruz community surveillance comments
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American Muslims decry Cruz community surveillance comments

  DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Some American Muslims feel they are once again on the defensive following presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s suggestion that Muslim-dominated neighborhoods should be subject to increased surveillance in the wake of the deadly attacks in Brussels claimed by the Islamic State militant group. “We’re targeted even if it’s not our fault,” … Continue reading

Clinton attacks Trump’s qualifications in AIPAC address
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Clinton attacks Trump’s qualifications in AIPAC address

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump huddled with Republican officials Monday, March 21, on Capitol Hill, a closed-door session designed to help persuade a skeptical GOP establishment to embrace his presidential bid. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton warned a leading pro-Israel organization that Trump was dangerously unqualified to preside over international conflicts. Nearly all the presidential candidates … Continue reading

Trump: GOP leaders should embrace “fervor” for his candidacy
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Trump: GOP leaders should embrace “fervor” for his candidacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — An emboldened Donald Trump offered himself Wednesday as the inevitable Republican presidential nominee and called on balky GOP leaders to embrace the voters’ “tremendous fervor” for his candidacy. But the billionaire businessman’s latest wins didn’t stop anti-Trump Republicans from seeking scenarios to deny him the GOP nomination. Trump, who padded his delegate … Continue reading

Bush bust as Cruz, Rubio, Clinton get million-dollar boosts
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Bush bust as Cruz, Rubio, Clinton get million-dollar boosts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican and Democratic presidential contenders reported on the financial health of their national campaigns even as they were in the thick of the Nevada Democratic caucuses and South Carolina primary. Most of the outside groups known as super political action committees also faced a midnight Saturday deadline to report to the … Continue reading

Obama contrasts Clinton’s pragmatism with Sanders’ idealism
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Obama contrasts Clinton’s pragmatism with Sanders’ idealism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is casting the Democratic primary to replace him as a contest between Hillary Clinton’s pragmatism and experience versus Bernie Sanders’ idealism and liberalism. Obama, in his most extensive assessment to date of the 2016 Democratic primary, said Clinton is “wicked smart,” but that her strengths are also her weaknesses. … Continue reading

AP Conversation: Cruz’s ambitious foreign policy has limits
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AP Conversation: Cruz’s ambitious foreign policy has limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Cruz says the question follows him into the hallways of foreign capitals around the world. In whispered tones, heads of state pull the Texas senator and Republican candidate for president aside to ask: “Where is America?” “We need America,” Cruz says they tell him. “The world doesn’t work without America leading.” … Continue reading

GOP candidate Ben Carson condemns Paris attacks
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GOP candidate Ben Carson condemns Paris attacks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest from the Florida Republican Party’s Sunshine Summit, where the major GOP presidential hopefuls are wooing voters and activists for their support in the state’s March 15 primary. All times are local. 8 p.m. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is condemning the terror attacks in Paris. Carson says that if … Continue reading

Sugar program draws Cruz’s ire, remains popular in Congress
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Sugar program draws Cruz’s ire, remains popular in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says he wants to do away with government support for the sugar industry — a veiled dig at rival Marco Rubio, the Florida senator who has long supported sugar growers. Some conservatives like Cruz want to get rid of the program, which supports prices and protects growers … Continue reading

Sugar program draws Cruz’s ire, remains popular in Congress
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Sugar program draws Cruz’s ire, remains popular in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says he wants to do away with government support for the sugar industry — a veiled dig at rival Marco Rubio, the Florida senator who has long supported sugar growers. Some conservatives like Cruz want to get rid of the program, which supports prices and protects growers … Continue reading