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More lawmakers in GOP see Trump as only hope

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans are beginning to accept and even embrace an outcome that was once unthinkable: Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee. Continue reading...

ISIS strategy paying off, 2 tell panel

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Top U.S. military leaders faced skepticism Thursday on Capitol Hill as they made the case that President Barack Obama's strategy in Iraq and Syria is beginning to show results against the Islamic State. Continue reading...

Boehner's words harsh for Cruz

Called Lucifer, Trump foe brushes off ex-speaker’s remarks

Subscriber onlyFORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, saying the U.S. senator from Texas was "Lucifer in the flesh." Continue reading...

Clinton, Trump sharpen focus on fall contest

Cruz taps Fiorina for ticket; Sanders evokes agenda role

Subscriber onlyWith the general election in their sights, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton headed to Indiana with newly padded delegate totals after emerging mostly victorious from this week's Northeastern primaries. Continue reading...

Plan's cuts trouble defense chief

Subscriber onlyDefense Secretary Ashton Carter attacked as "another road to nowhere" a Republican plan that cuts $18 billion from the wartime operations account to pay for weapons and troops the Pentagon didn't request, kicking the battle over how much to spend on the U.S. military into high gear. Continue reading...

Spending bill stalls over Cotton's add-on

Subscriber onlyDemocrats on Wednesday blocked the Senate's first spending bill of the year in a last-minute fight over a Republican effort to undercut the nuclear deal with Iran and scuttle U.S. plans to buy Iranian "heavy water." Continue reading...

Ex-governor argues law on corruption too broad

Subscriber onlyThe Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments against the conviction of Bob McDonnell, the former governor of Virginia who was convicted of public corruption and faces two years in prison. Continue reading...

In foreign policy, Trump promises 'America first'

Subscriber onlyRepublican front-runner Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to put U.S. security "above all else" if he is elected president, warning allies that they would be left to defend themselves if they don't "pay their fair share." Continue reading...

Trump wins 5 states; Clinton prevails in 4

Sanders captures 1; Cruz, Kasich shut out

Subscriber only Republican Donald Trump swept all five Republican primaries Tuesday -- in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island -- in a commanding showing across the Northeast that keeps the Republican front-runner on his path to the GOP nomination. Continue reading...

Puerto Rico's debts due, Congress stalls

Subscriber onlyCongress will not act to help debt-ridden Puerto Rico ahead of a Sunday deadline when nearly half-a-billion dollars in bond payments come due, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Trump pulls off clean sweep of 5 Northeast primaries; Clinton wins 4 states

PHILADELPHIA — Donald Trump swept all five Republican primaries Tuesday, a commanding showing across the Northeast that keeps the Republican front-runner on his path to the GOP nomination. Hillary Clinton carried Democratic contests in Maryland and Delaware, the start of what her campaign hoped would be a strong night for the former secretary of state. Continue reading...

Rivals desperate, Trump says

Kasich, Cruz deny collusion; Sanders vows to stay in race

Subscriber onlyBORDEN, Ind. -- Declaring the Republican presidential contest at "a fork in the road," Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Gov. John Kasich defended their new alliance on Monday as the party's last, best chance to stop Donald Trump, even as the New York businessman surged toward another big delegate haul. Continue reading...

Cruz, Kasich agree on stop-Trump plan

Subscriber onlyPROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The presidential campaigns of Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Sunday that they are collaborating to deprive front-runner Donald Trump of the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination. Continue reading...

Obama to activists: Hear hopefuls out

Black Lives Matter draws rebuke over campaign-trail demonstrations

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama chided the Black Lives Matter movement, which has disrupted Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's political events with rowdy protests, saying Saturday that its activists should set goals of sitting down with political leaders rather than "yelling at them." Continue reading...

State's 100 on fence as delegates for Trump

Subscriber onlyArkansas has 101 elected Republican legislators, constitutional officers and members of Congress, and 100 of them have declined, thus far, to publicly support businessman Donald Trump in his bid for the presidency. Continue reading...

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