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Anti-Trump protests turn violent outside New Mexico rally

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In one of the presidential campaign year’s more grisly spectacles, protesters in New Mexico opposing Donald Trump’s candidacy threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, injuring several, and toppled trash cans and barricades.

Date: 05/25/2016 | Nation & World

Trump, Clinton maintaining leads after Washington primary

OLYMPIA — Republican Donald Trump continued his march toward the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a convincing victory in Washington's presidential primary.Meanwhile, Democratic...

Date: 05/25/2016 | Local News

Donald Trump for president? Are you serious?

So, let me get this straight: Donald Trump now says his ban on Muslims was "just a suggestion." Then, having eschewed big-donor money, he accepts a hundred million bucks from Sheldon Adelson, "proud" of his support. He'll eliminate gun-free zones; his...

Date: 05/25/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Would Trump's taxes crown him 'welfare king'?

A generation after Ronald Reagan denounced the "welfare queen," the Grand Old Party is evidently on the verge of nominating its first welfare king.Four years ago last week, the party's 2012 presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, famously wrote off the 47 percent of...

Date: 05/25/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Trump unveils list of GOP donors

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump’s road to raising $1 billion for the general election just got a lot smoother.

Date: 05/24/2016 | Nation & World

A dying request: ‘Please don’t vote for ...’

The wild and crazy 2016 presidential race has expanded to a new territory: obituaries.It typically goes something like this: In lieu of flowers, the deceased asks that mourners not vote for Donald Trump. Or for Hillary Clinton. It's shown up in newspapers in...

Date: 05/24/2016 | Whats Up With That?

Sanders campaign requests Kentucky vote recanvass

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign requested a recanvass in Kentucky’s presidential primary Tuesday, where he trails Hillary Clinton by less than one-half of 1 percent of the vote.

Date: 05/24/2016 | Nation & World

Delegate math: How Clinton wraps up nomination by June 7

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton is closing in fast on the Democratic presidential nomination.After losing three of four state contests in May, Clinton has maintained a lead over Bernie Sanders of 271 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses.

Date: 05/24/2016 | Nation & World

Sanders picks pro-Palestinian activist for Democratic platform committee

Sen. Bernie Sanders has been given highly unusual say over the drafting of the Democratic Party platform this year even if, as expected, he loses the primary contest to Hillary Clinton.

Date: 05/24/2016 | Nation & World

Candidates should reconsider trade deal

Among the many unfortunate aspects of the 2016 presidential campaign has been the bashing of "trade deals" by candidates across the political spectrum, including those who should know better, like the Democratic front-runner, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

Date: 05/24/2016 | Commentary

Sanders bank plans too vague to succeed

On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders had lunch at the Chieftain, a cozy pub near the San Francisco Chronicle. In days gone by, it served as a lunch spot for parched journalists. Earlier, Sanders had addressed a rally in San Jose; he had another scheduled in Vallejo, California, that night. When...

Date: 05/24/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Presidential primary ballots due Tuesday

OLYMPIA — Voting in the state’s presidential primary concludes Tuesday and the results could push Donald Trump closer to becoming the Republican Party presidential nominee.But it won’t put him over the top.

Date: 05/23/2016 | Local News

Sanders: Democratic convention could be ‘messy’

LOS ANGELES — Bernie Sanders predicted Monday that the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia could be “messy” as he pushed the party to adopt his progressive agenda, but added: “Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle.”

Date: 05/23/2016 | Nation & World

Trump looks to evangelicals for financial boost

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is banking on small donations from evangelicals put off by Hillary Clinton to help fund his presidential campaign.

Date: 05/23/2016 | Nation & World

Trump meets with Sen. Corker in New York

NEW YORK — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump met with Bob Corker in New York on Monday, intensifying speculation that the U.S. senator from Tennessee may be on Trump’s vice presidential shortlist.

Date: 05/23/2016 | Nation & World

Clinton: Trump economics would ‘bankrupt America’

DETROIT — Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump’s economic policies are a “recipe” for lower wages, fewer jobs and more debt — warning union members that he could “bankrupt America like he’s bankrupted his companies.”

Date: 05/23/2016 | Nation & World

Washington’s presidential primary only counts for the GOP

OLYMPIA — More than a million voters have already sent in their ballots for Washington state’s presidential primary, even though the results will only be used to allocate Republican delegates to this summer’s Republican National Convention.

Date: 05/23/2016 | Northwest

Hillary Clinton could topple Obama’s record for revving gun sales

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has struggled with her party’s liberal base during the primary season, as Sen. Bernie Sanders and his supporters insist she’s too cozy with Wall Street, resent her 2002 vote to invade Iraq, and criticize the overlap between her family...

Date: 05/23/2016 | Nation & World

Sanders to have major input on Democratic Party platform

Sen. Bernie Sanders will get highly unusual say over the drafting of the Democratic Party platform this year even if, as expected, he loses the primary contest to Hillary Clinton.

Date: 05/23/2016 | Nation & World

Lovick favored to fill 44th District seat vacated by Dunshee

EVERETT — A well-known Democratic Party figure could soon be returning to the state Legislature — at least temporarily.John Lovick, ex-Snohomish County executive, sheriff and former state lawmaker, is one of three nominees to fill the state House seat vacated by...

Date: 05/23/2016 | Local News

Secretary of State could face tough re-election bid

OLYMPIA — Secretary of State Kim Wyman is the lone statewide elected Republican in Washington state, the latest in a line of GOP chief election officers who have held the office for the last 52 years.Wyman, who narrowly won her election four years ago, is facing...

Date: 05/23/2016 | Northwest

Lesser of two evils remains a better choice

On rare occasions, Americans coalesce around a common cause, usually following some calamity — a terrorist attack, a natural disaster or, say, during a presidential election.Take today. Or rather, take the past several months during which Americans have begun to face...

Date: 05/23/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Trump as fickle on policy as he is with women

Just how gullible does Donald Trump suppose the American voter is?The billionaire showman has been the presumptive Republican presidential nominee for only a couple of weeks, yet his general election strategy is already becoming clear: hope for a mass nationwide outbreak of...

Date: 05/22/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Too right to get a like

Viewpoints: Is Facebook biased against conservative sites?

Date: 05/22/2016 | Commentary

Sanders’ backers risk President Trump

Bernie Sanders is playing a dangerous game. If he and his campaign continue their scorched-earth attacks against the Democratic Party, they will succeed only in one thing: electing Donald Trump as president.I say this as someone who shares much of Sanders' political...

Date: 05/22/2016 | Opinion Columnists

For best results, don’t waste money on Trump or Clinton

Have some money you want to donate, with the goal of bringing about political change? Whatever you do, don't give it to Hillary Clinton. Or Donald Trump. It isn't that there's anything particularly wrong with either candidate. It's that money donated to presidential general election...

Date: 05/22/2016 | Commentary

GOP convention wraps up with delegate election

PASCO — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris Vance told the state Republican Party convention on Saturday that it is time to oust Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray after four terms.

Date: 05/21/2016 | Northwest

Donald Trump’s campaign investment tops $43 million

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump poured more than $7.5 million of his own money into his presidential campaign in April, bringing his total personal investment to more than $43 million since he declared his candidacy, new campaign finance reports filed late Friday show.

Date: 05/21/2016 | Nation & World

Longtime Superior Court judge won't seek re-election

EVERETT — Snohomish County's longest-serving Superior Court judge said Friday he's decided to withdraw his bid for re-election, rather than face a campaign against four other candidates.Judge Thomas...

Date: 05/21/2016 | Local News

Republican party hopes to flip Snohomish County to its side

PASCO — Republicans believe they can win more statewide political offices in Washington if they are able to flip Snohomish County to the GOP side.That's according to Susan Hutchison, chairwoman of the Washington State Republican Party. She spoke at the group's...

Date: 05/21/2016 | Local News

Bernie Sanders begins to run out of cash

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders’ campaign had less than $6 million at the start of May, a critical cash shortage as he makes an admittedly tough final play to wrest the Democratic presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton.

Date: 05/20/2016 | Nation & World

A President Trump could trump his club’s fight over planes

PALM BEACH, Fla. — There are many questions about what Donald Trump would do if elected president, so let’s add another: Would he ban planes leaving Palm Beach International Airport from flying over his prized Mar-a-Lago Club?

Date: 05/20/2016 | Nation & World

Bernie’s apology raises issues of self-pity, white privilege

In a statement on the Nevada rampage by some of his supporters, Bernie Sanders said a remarkable thing. He said, "Our campaign has held giant rallies all across this country, including in high-crime areas, and there have been zero reports of violence."Who lives...

Date: 05/20/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Save KPLU effort nears its $7 million goal

With about seven weeks remaining in its bid to raise $7 million to purchase public radio station KPLU (88.5 FM) from Pacific Lutheran University, the Friends of 88.5 FM has made some changes to its...

Date: 05/20/2016 | Editorials

Clinton needs Sanders to fight shrewd Trump

Among the abundant ironies of this election cycle, there is this: We are now in the eighth year of the most liberal administration since Lyndon Johnson's. The primary elections reveal a national mood of anxiety, apprehension and anger, in turn reflecting stagnation at home and failure...

Date: 05/20/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Bernie Bros giving Democrats a taste of GOP’s turmoil

If Donald Trump supporters had booed a Republican senator at a state convention over the weekend, if they threw chairs because they did not like a delegate count, if Trump's goons published a state party vice chairwoman's private phone number — which unleashed a torrent of...

Date: 05/20/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Get Congress back to work — not fundraising

In February, when Rep. David Jolly introduced his quixotic plan to ban members of Congress from soliciting campaign contributions, the Florida Republican had only six co-sponsors.Then, three weeks ago, "60 Minutes" did a sympathetic piece on Jolly's idea, giving...

Date: 05/20/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Hillary Clinton: Trump is 'not qualified' to be President

DES MOINES, Iowa — Hillary Clinton had some of her strongest words yet for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, saying Thursday that he is "not qualified" to be president of the United States.In an interview with CNN, the Democratic front-runner and...

Date: 05/19/2016 | Nation & World

Plenty of Cruz supporters remain at state GOP convention

Associated PressPASCO, Wash. (AP) [--] More than 2,000 Republicans from across Washington are expected to attend the party convention in Pasco, which runs through Saturday.

Date: 05/19/2016 | Northwest

Republican Bill Bryant files paperwork in race for governor

OLYMPIA — Republican Bill Bryant has officially filed to run for governor.

Date: 05/19/2016 | Northwest

Liias enters race to become Washington state treasurer

OLYMPIA — State Sen. Marko Liias of Lynnwood wants a statewide job and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene will have a Republican opponent this fall.Those are two of the bigger developments Thursday as

Date: 05/19/2016 | Local News

Cathy McMorris Rodgers backs Trump, isolating Paul Ryan

WASHINGTON — Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, announced her support for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign late Wednesday, leaving House Speaker Paul D. Ryan as the last major GOP leader on Capitol Hill not to back Trump.

Date: 05/19/2016 | Nation & World

Taxes on the ballot: First come, first passed?

Could Snohomish County's battle against a heroin epidemic crimp Sound Transit's delivery of light rail into Everett and other Puget Sound...

Date: 05/19/2016 | Local News

In lieu of flowers: Families reveal political hopes in obits

RICHMOND, Va. — In a heated election season filled with seemingly endless political bickering, some among the dearly departed are getting the last word, leaving behind their requests for voters this fall.

Date: 05/19/2016 | Nation & World

Sanders’ fight now against his adopted party

Let's examine what Bernie Sanders supporters did in his name this past weekend.As the Nevada Democratic convention voted to award a majority of delegates to Hillary Clinton — an accurate reflection of her victory in the state's February caucuses — Sanders backers...

Date: 05/19/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Trump’s Supreme Court picks include ‘the people that you want’

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Date: 05/18/2016 | Nation & World

Washington state GOP convention opens in Pasco

SPOKANE — With Donald Trump emerging as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, a little of the drama has been removed from the state GOP convention that opened in Pasco on Wednesday.

Date: 05/18/2016 | Northwest

Trump comes to financial rescue for Christie, state GOP

TRENTON, N.J. — Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is helping dig former rival Chris Christie and the New Jersey Republican Party out of big debt they incurred from the George Washington Bridge scandal and the governor’s presidential campaign.

Date: 05/18/2016 | Nation & World

Larry Seaquist drops out of OSPI race to run for state House

TACOMA — Former state lawmaker Larry Seaquist has dropped out of the race for superintendent of public instruction to try to return to the state House. The former Democratic lawmaker from Gig Harbor lost his seat in 2014 to Michele Caldier of Port Orchard.

Date: 05/18/2016 | Northwest

County balks at unknown pair requesting murder case records

EVERETT — Snohomish County prosecutors want a judge to weigh in on whether detectives investigating the apparent killings of an Arlington-area couple need to divert attention from the case and instead respond...

Date: 05/18/2016 | Local News

Fighting an uphill battle

State's most recent Republican governor was elected in 1980

Date: 05/18/2016 | Local News

Admitting to errors might do Hillary some good

You could say that it all depends on how you define "lie." Or, perhaps, that it's hell to have a public record.Either way, Hillary Clinton's vast resume of, shall we say, inconsistencies, is the dog that caught the car and won't let go. A viral video collection...

Date: 05/18/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Congresswoman stands ground in face of unpopular quote

Running to replace Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., is not backing down from comments she made in December about the percentage of Muslims in the world who support a holy war. After the San Bernardino terrorist attack, Sanchez appeared on...

Date: 05/18/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Trump does not apologize for anything — even things he seems to regret

Towards the end of a journalistic interview that often felt more like a reality television dating show, Megyn Kelly of Fox News confronted the likely Republican nominee about using the word “bimbo” in tweets about her.

Date: 05/17/2016 | Nation & World

Clinton, Sanders in tight Ky. race; Sanders, Trump win Oregon

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled to a neck-and-neck outcome in Kentucky’s presidential primary Tuesday, as Clinton declared victory and sought to blunt the momentum of her Democratic rival ahead of a likely general election matchup against Republican Donald Trump. Sanders won...

Date: 05/17/2016 | Nation & World

Clinton discloses millions in book royalties, speaking fees

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton filed financial documents Tuesday night showing that in 2015 she earned more than $5 million in royalties from her book “Hard Choices” and about $1.5 million in speaking fees before she launched her presidential campaign.

Date: 05/17/2016 | Nation & World

Sanders condemns violence at Nevada Democratic event

WASHINGTON — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is condemning “any and all forms of violence” in the aftermath of a chaotic Democratic party gathering in Nevada last weekend but says the party needs to understand that millions of Americans are “outraged at establishment politics and establishment...

Date: 05/17/2016 | Nation & World

Trump ramping up national team to expand battleground states

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is moving quickly to install political operatives in more than a dozen states, targeting Maine and Minnesota among others that traditionally favor Democrats, as the Republican White House contender lays the groundwork for an expanded electoral battlefield.

Date: 05/17/2016 | Nation & World

Superdelegates could close the deal for Clinton, but won’t

Jason Rae learned about the pressures of being a superdelegate in 2008. Back then, he was just a 21-year-old junior in college-the youngest elected member of the Democratic National Committee-and strangers would corner him in public to berate him about his decision to back Barack Obama over Hillary...

Date: 05/17/2016 | Nation & World

Upheaval in Nevada raises concerns over Democratic unity

LAS VEGAS — As Oregon and Kentucky queue up to vote in the Democratic presidential nominating contest, the pall of a divisive state party convention in Nevada hangs over the race.

Date: 05/17/2016 | Nation & World

Hillary Clinton says Bill’s job will be ‘fixing the economy’

COVINGTON, Ky. — Hillary Clinton has already made it pretty clear that her husband, former president Bill Clinton, is unlikely to spend his days in the White House picking out the china during her potential administration.

Date: 05/17/2016 | Nation & World

Forced to choose party, many skip presidential primary

EVERETT — As hundreds of thousands of voters cast ballots in the May 24 presidential primary, many are sitting it out because they will not declare allegiance to the Democratic or Republican parties in order...

Date: 05/17/2016 | Local News

There’s much to learn from Trump’s taxes

Besides his usual brazenness, something unsettling lurks behind Donald Trump's latest statement that — unlike every other nominee in modern times — he will not make public his tax returns before the November election. "There's nothing to learn from them," he told...

Date: 05/17/2016 | Commentary

Trump’s minor cons matter because of job he seeks

Donald Trump's opponents in the primaries were right to call him a con artist, a narcissist and a pathological liar. Just ask "John Miller."That's one of the names Trump used with journalists to burnish his status as a bold-faced Manhattan celebrity; he also...

Date: 05/17/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Sen. Liias of Lynnwood may enter race for state treasurer

Democratic state Sen. Marko Liias of Lynnwood is reportedly preparing to launch a campaign for state treasurer.

Date: 05/16/2016 | The Petri Dish

Vermont college that Bernie Sanders’ wife once led is closing

Burlington College, a small Vermont private school once led by the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, said Monday it will close later this month, citing “the crushing weight” of debt incurred during her presidency.

Date: 05/16/2016 | Nation & World

Bernie Sanders visits Puerto Rico amid debt crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders warned of a humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico Monday, calling on the U.S. government to support a debt restructure in the territory.

Date: 05/16/2016 | Nation & World

Hillary Clinton plans to pin down Donald Trump on policy

WASHINGTON — As Hillary Clinton’s campaign focuses its attacks on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, she faces the challenge of pinning down someone who rapidly shifts positions on issues, sometimes within a single day.

Date: 05/16/2016 | Nation & World

Trump worries GOP, says he’ll win because of his personality

ATLANTA — Donald Trump says he plans to win the White House largely on the strength of his personality, brushing off the need for a heavy investment in what he calls the “overrated” use of data to shape campaign strategy and get out the vote.

Date: 05/16/2016 | Nation & World

Trump predicts relationship with David Cameron could be rocky

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump hit back against criticism from British Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a British TV interview broadcast Monday, issuing sharp broadsides against leading political figures in one of the United States’ closest...

Date: 05/16/2016 | Nation & World

Candidate filing for fall elections begins Monday

EVERETT — Line-ups in this year’s bounty of elections begin taking shape Monday when the formal sign-up period opens for candidates.

Date: 05/16/2016 | Local News

Democrats look to fill vacant House seat

EVERETT — John Lovick is hoping voters will return him to the Legislature this fall.Democratic Party officers, however, may try to get him there a little sooner.

Date: 05/15/2016 | Local News

Trump turns to choosing a running mate

Donald Trump has essentially seized the Republican presidential nomination, and now he has a key decision: Who will be his running mate?Trump has benefited from his outsider status, but the billionaire businessman has said his vice presidential pick will probably have political experience.

Date: 05/15/2016 | Nation & World

Ryan, others will bow to Trump’s base

Save us all the faux drama. We already know how this star-crossed courtship is going to end: House Speaker Paul Ryan will decide that Donald Trump isn't such an ogre after all, and they'll live unhappily ever after.Ryan will be unhappy, at least. Trump has stolen his party,...

Date: 05/15/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Newspaper more palatable than Trump’s words

My alimentary canal got a lot of traffic this week."Inside Edition," People magazine, ABC News, CNN, National Public Radio and broadcasters from Japan, Germany, Spain and Britain, among others, all took interest in me making good on my pledge to eat an entire...

Date: 05/15/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Welcome to a Bernie Sanders Wiccan ritual

PORTLAND, Ore. — Attending a rally for Bernie Sanders usually involves long lines and security screenings, but that wasn’t the case at an intimate, informal event Friday evening supporting the Vermont senator’s presidential campaign in a park here.

Date: 05/14/2016 | Nation & World

Rep. Peter King defends using Japanese slur in describing his anti-Trump views

Rep. Peter T. King, R-N.Y., on Saturday defended his use of a derogatory term toward Japanese in a cable-news appearance, saying that he was trying to critique the “uninformed” views that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump espouses.

Date: 05/14/2016 | Nation & World

Despite Black Lives Matter, young black Americans aren’t voting in higher numbers

The generation of African Americans pushing criminal-justice issues and institutional racism to the forefront of the presidential election had little effect at the ballot box during this primary season, according to an analysis of exit polling across 25 states.

Date: 05/14/2016 | Nation & World

For original Trump team, a moment to celebrate and reflect

NEW YORK — They were the core of the original Trump team, a small group of largely obscure political operatives who signed on a year ago for the seemingly quixotic presidential campaign of an oft-mocked celebrity businessman.

Date: 05/14/2016 | Nation & World

Transgender state House candidate drops from race

SEATTLE — A transgender woman who was running to be a state representative in Washington has dropped out of the race.

Date: 05/13/2016 | Northwest

Battleground state registration gives Democrats early edge

CHICAGO — Democrats hold a registration advantage over Republicans in four of seven battleground states likely to play a central role in the presidential election, even as Republicans and independents have made gains.

Date: 05/13/2016 | Nation & World

Schools superintendent Dorn decides not to run for governor

OLYMPIA — Turns out state schools chief Randy Dorn doesn't want to be governor after all.Dorn said Thursday he won't challenge...

Date: 05/13/2016 | Local News

Trump can thank Palin for birthing his campaign

"I know Russia well. I had a major event in Russia two or three years ago, Miss Universe contest." — Donald Trump "You can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska." — Sarah...

Date: 05/13/2016 | Opinion Columnists

What if Bernie had gone after Clinton’s ‘damn emails’?

Of course I had to ask Sen. Bernie Sanders about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email account when he came to a San Francisco Chronicle editorial board meeting Tuesday. When Sanders famously offered that he didn't want to hear about those "damn...

Date: 05/13/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Trump, Ryan pledge to work together; endorsement may come

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pledged to work together despite their differences after a meeting Thursday aimed unifying a party torn over Trump's rise to the cusp of the Republican presidential nomination. The speaker stopped short of a full-throated...

Date: 05/12/2016 | Nation & World

3rd party run for governor would force school funding debate

For very different reasons, Donald Trump and Randy Dorn are poised to alter the dynamics of this year's race for governor in Washington.Trump's effect would derive from his position as the Republican...

Date: 05/11/2016 | The Petri Dish

Defiant Trump brushes off GOP critics on eve of Ryan meeting

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump brushed off his Capitol Hill critics on Wednesday, declaring he doesn’t need House Speaker Paul Ryan or other leery Republican leaders, even as he prepared to sit down with them. His defiant message came amid new signs that he might be right, with GOP voters becoming more...

Date: 05/11/2016 | Nation & World

Trump candidacy sparks surge in Latino citizenship applications

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is spurring a record number of citizenship applications and increases in voter registration among Latinos upset by the candidate’s rhetoric and fearful of his plans to crack down on immigration.

Date: 05/11/2016 | Nation & World

Future of Brazil’s president on the line in key Senate vote

BRASILIA, Brazil — Senators in Brazil began debate Wednesday on whether to oust President Dilma Rousseff, a movement that has built up steam and turned into a referendum on her leadership amid several spiraling crises besetting Latin America’s largest nation.

Date: 05/11/2016 | Nation & World

GOP shows range of responses, and nonresponses, to Trump

There must be 50 ways to leave your leader.Some slip out the back."In this election, I do not support either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton," said Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Florida).Some are making new plans."I cannot...

Date: 05/11/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Hecklers and disrupters doing Trump a favor

I hate it when any people, but especially "liberals," disrupt speakers by trying to shout them down. I hate it as much as hearing the nominee of a formerly respectable party call on audiences to rough those disrupters up, or saying he'd like to punch them in the...

Date: 05/11/2016 | Opinion Columnists

Sanders takes stage in Salem as Oregon primary nears

SALEM, Ore. — Forging ahead with momentum from two wins in the past week, Bernie Sanders zeroed in on Oregon’s May 17 primary with a rally in the state’s capitol city of Salem on Tuesday evening before several thousand devoted supporters.

Date: 05/10/2016 | Northwest

Key Republicans swing behind Trump; he takes 2 primaries

WASHINGTON — Key Senate Republicans voiced optimism Tuesday about Donald Trump’s presidential prospects in November, the clearest signal yet to the GOP rank and file to unite behind the bombastic billionaire and turn their energy against Democrat Hillary Clinton. But it was uncertain whether the...

Date: 05/10/2016 | Nation & World

Key Senate Republicans swing behind Trump; doubters remain

WASHINGTON — Key Senate Republicans voiced optimism Tuesday about Donald Trump’s presidential prospects in November, signaling clearly to the GOP rank and file to unite behind the bombastic billionaire and turn their energy toward battling Democrat Hillary Clinton. But it was uncertain whether they...

Date: 05/10/2016 | Nation & World

Poll: Two-thirds of Trump backers think Obama is Muslim

CQ-Roll CallWASHINGTON - Two-thirds of voters with a favorable opinion of Donald Trump believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim, and a quarter of them believe that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was murdered, a poll released Tuesday shows.

Date: 05/10/2016 | Nation & World

Will Ted Cruz jump back into GOP presidential race?

WASHINGTON — Ted Cruz returns?The Texas senator told Glenn Beck that he may jump back into the GOP presidential race as discomfort over Donald Trump’s presumed nomination roils the party.

Date: 05/10/2016 | Nation & World

Facebook says no evidence conservative stories suppressed

A Facebook official says the company has found no evidence to back up allegations that Facebook contractors suppressed stories of interest to conservatives in its “Trending” section.

Date: 05/10/2016 | Business Wire

Ryan says he would step down as convention chair if Trump asks

JANESVILLE, Wis. — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday that if Donald Trump wants him to step down as a co-chairman of the GOP convention, he will respect his wishes.

Date: 05/10/2016 | Nation & World

Options dwindling, Sanders says race isn’t over

DES MOINES, Iowa — For Bernie and Jane Sanders, the revolution continues, despite the odds.

Date: 05/10/2016 | Nation & World

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