May 3, 2016

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Trump repeats unsubstantiated claim that Cruz’s dad has ties to JFK assassin Oswald

NEW YORK — Republican front-runner Donald Trump rehashed unsubstantiated claims Tuesday that his rival Ted Cruz’s father has links to President John F. Kennedy’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. In a telephone interview broadcast by Fox News on Tuesday, Trump cited a National Enquirer story that claimed Rafael Cruz appeared in a 1963 photo in New Read More…

Ted Cruz badly needs win in today’s Indiana primary to stop Trump

INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Ted Cruz faces a high-stakes test for his slumping presidential campaign in Tuesday’s Indiana primary, one of the last opportunities for the Texas senator to halt Donald Trump’s stunning march toward the GOP nomination. Cruz has spent the past week camped out in Indiana, securing the support of the state’s governor and Read More…

Naturalization applications leap amid fears of Trump presidency

MIAMI — On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American. Ospina has spent almost half his life in the U.S. after emigrating from his native Colombia, becoming eligible for citizenship in 1990. But with Donald Trump Read More…

20 arrested for violence in aftermath of Trump rally

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Raucous protesters and supporters of Donald Trump took to the streets in California leading to some 20 arrests as the Republican presidential contender brought his campaign to conservative Orange County after sweeping the Northeast GOP primaries. Dozens of protesters were mostly peaceful Thursday as Trump gave his speech inside the Pacific Read More…

Iranian voters head to polls for parliamentary runoff election

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranians voted Friday in the country’s parliamentary runoff elections, state media reported, a key polling that is expected to decide exactly how much power moderate forces backing President Hassan Rouhani will have in the next legislature. The balloting is for the remaining 68 positions in the 290-seat chamber that were not decided Read More…

Data shows Kasich, Cruz frozen out by big GOP donors

WASHINGTON — It seems like a logical pairing: Republican donors who despise Donald Trump, and two GOP presidential hopefuls sticking it out to keep him from the nomination. Yet such a financial cavalry never arrived for Ted Cruz and John Kasich, ignoring their impassioned pleas for financial help. Donors who gave as much as allowed Read More…

Another strange turn in GOP presidential race: Cruz picks Fiorina as running mate

WASHINGTON — An astonishing Republican presidential primary season has taken another unusual turn, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announcing Carly Fiorina as his running mate — even though he’s mathematically unable to become the GOP nominee through the regular voting process. It was the move of a candidate desperate to block Donald Trump, a front-runner Read More…

1976 is window into ugliness of GOP contested convention

GREENVILLE, Miss. — Clarke Reed and Billy Mounger still sound like they want to spit when they talk about each other — 40 years after the contested Republican National Convention where the Mississippi delegation split between President Gerald Ford and smooth-talking Ronald Reagan. As the GOP stares down the possibility of a contested convention this Read More…

With wins in Northeast primaries, Trump, Clinton move closer to November showdown

WASHINGTON — Bolstering his grip on the Republican primaries, Donald Trump prepared Wednesday for a general election showdown with Hillary Clinton, accusing the Democratic front-runner of “playing the woman card” in her presidential campaign. Trump swept five states in Tuesday’s Northeast primaries, bringing him tantalizingly close to securing the Republican nomination against Texas Sen. Ted Read More…

Trump trying to ‘normalize’ with foreign policy speech

NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s highly anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday will test whether the Republican presidential front-runner known for his raucous rallies and eyebrow-raising statements can present a more presidential persona as he works to coalesce a still-weary Republican establishment around his candidacy. Trump’s speech will focus on “several critical foreign policy issues” such Read More…