Trump rescinds pledge to back GOP nominee; Walker backs Cruz
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Trump rescinds pledge to back GOP nominee; Walker backs Cruz

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Donald Trump, turning his focus to Wisconsin even as another controversy cast a shadow over his campaign, said Tuesday he will no longer honor his pledge to support the eventual Republican pick for president. And his two Republican rivals, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, also refused to … Continue reading

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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

Sanders says Clinton does not have ‘insurmountable lead’
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Sanders says Clinton does not have ‘insurmountable lead’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he still maintains a “path toward victory” in his Democratic presidential bid against Hillary Clinton, rejecting suggestions that she has all but sewn up the party’s nomination. “I don’t believe they have an insurmountable lead,” Sanders said Thursday in a phone interview with The Associated Press from … 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

Intelligence advice for next president: Rocky road ahead
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Intelligence advice for next president: Rocky road ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new, gloomy intelligence report released Monday forecasts a sluggish world economy, political unrest and disillusionment with the status quo across the globe during the next five years and beyond. Insecurity will deepen rifts among social classes and religious groups and extremists will consolidate into large-scale networks across Africa, the Arab world … Continue reading

For some turned-off GOP voters, grudging acceptance of Trump
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For some turned-off GOP voters, grudging acceptance of Trump

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — Sheila Covert is worried about Donald Trump. A loyal Republican voter from swing state Virginia, Covert calls the businessman “bombastic” and says there’s “just no substance” in his boastful campaign rhetoric. But if Trump does become the GOP presidential nominee? “Well, I’d definitely vote for him,” said Covert, an 81-year-old from … Continue reading

Europeans see something familiar in odd US primary race
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Europeans see something familiar in odd US primary race

LONDON (AP) — With its red, white and blue banners, patriotic slogans and ubiquitous country songs, the presidential campaign marching through South Carolina and Nevada seems like an all-American affair. But it holds familiar overtones for Europeans watching anxiously from abroad. Donald Trump — his bombast distinctly American — sometimes takes a nationalist stance that … Continue reading