Politics

Fantastic primary trolls, and where to find them

CONCORD, N.H. — It’s precisely the image that nobody wants on election day — a candidate’s passionate supporters engaged in combat with a man sort of dressed like a robot. As Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has zipped around suburban New Hampshire caucus sites, he’s been pursued by men mocking him as a talking point-programmed “robot,” and defended by volunteers who ...

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Donald Trump defends repeating that vulgar word: ‘It was like a retweet.’

Donald Trump takes a photo with a supporter after speaking at a campaign rally at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. on Feb. 8. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) CONCORD, N.H. — With the New Hampshire polls open, Republican front-runner Donald Trump hit the morning talk shows and kept getting asked some variation of this question: Why in the world did ...

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