Politics

Rubio walks a fine line on Trump, says he will support ‘the Republican nominee’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla/) speaks at the Hudson Institute on May 10 in Washington. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) Former presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday that he plans to support Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee, even as he distanced himself from the business mogul and said he is not interested in being his vice-presidential running mate. Speaking to ...

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Trump aides plot general-election plan in day of meetings at RNC

Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, left, listens as Trump speaks on March 15 in Palm Beach, Fla. (Gerald Herbert/AP) Donald Trump’s top advisers spent much of Monday at Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington for a series of private meetings with RNC leaders, where they began to coordinate the party’s strategy and operations for the general election. Topics addressed ...

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Sarah Palin says Paul Ryan will soon be ‘Cantored’

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.  (Kris Connor/Getty Images) Sarah Palin said in a television interview broadcast Sunday that she will support Speaker Paul Ryan’s primary challenger, and she compared Ryan to former House majority leader Eric Cantor (Va.), who was stunningly defeated in a 2014 primary. “I think Paul Ryan is soon to be ‘Cantored,'” Palin said on CNN’s “State of ...

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Trump on Clinton: ‘She was an unbelievably nasty, mean enabler’

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (AFP/Getty Images) EUGENE, Ore. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday revived previous attacks on Bill and Hillary Clinton over the former’s extra-marital affairs, accusing her of being an “enabler” by attacking the women allegedly involved. “Nobody in this country — and maybe in the history of this country, politically — was worse than Bill Clinton ...

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Mitt Romney will skip Trump’s nominating convention in Cleveland

Mitt Romney and Donald Trump embrace after Trump endorsed Romney in the 2012 presidential race. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, plans to skip this summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland where Donald Trump will be officially nominated — an unusual move that underscores the deep unease many Republican leaders have about the brash celebrity mogul as their ...

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RNC chief: Unifying GOP with Trump on the ticket will be ‘hard’

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. (Joe Skipper/Reuters) The head of the Republican National Committee said unifying the party under the banner of de facto presidential nominee Donald Trump ahead of the general election will be “hard.” “When you have a race where you’ve got 17 candidates and as of late, two very serious candidates with serious campaigns, it’s not easy. ...

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Cruz says Pence’s middling endorsement was ‘Midwest nice’

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks with supporters of fellow candidate Donald Trump at a campaign event outside The Mill in Marion, Ind., on May 2, 2016. (Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein INDIANAPOLIS — The endorsement of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) was not quite the boon that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) expected. Reporters sussed out the news on Friday, hours before ...

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