May 3, 2016

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PRIMARY 2016: ‘I consider myself the presumptive nominee,’ Trump declares

NEW YORK — Donald Trump rolled up victories in five more states on Tuesday, amassing a Northeastern sweep that gives the Republican front-runner important momentum in his push for the presidential nomination even if his pathway has little room for error. The New York billionaire scored wins in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode Island Read More…

Trump, Clinton aim for sweeps of Northeastern primaries

PHILADELPHIA — Donald Trump is aiming for a sweep of all five Northeastern states holding primaries Tuesday, including Pennsylvania, leaving his rivals pinning their hopes of stopping the Republican front-runner on a fragile coordination strategy in the next rounds of voting. For Democratic leader Hillary Clinton, wins in most of Tuesday’s contests would leave little Read More…

Kasich, Cruz form uneasy alliance; Trump claims collusion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Donald Trump is lacing into an extraordinary collaboration between Ted Cruz and John Kasich aimed at unifying the anti-Trump vote in some remaining primaries. Trump says his two rivals are colluding in a way that would be illegal in many industries. Under the arrangement outlined Sunday, Kasich, the Ohio governor, will step Read More…

Trump gets little support in Senate — but Alabama’s Sessions sees him as kindred spirit

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions would seem to have little in common. Sessions is a polite Southerner from small-town Alabama, while Trump is a brash New Yorker and creature of the big-city spotlight. Sessions likes to spend weekends out of cellphone range in a rural corner of his home state. Trump Read More…

Trump polishing rough edges with eye toward general election

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — His general-election appeal in question, Donald Trump’s senior team is promising anxious Republicans that voters will see “a real different guy” soon after the GOP front-runner claims his party’s presidential nomination. “When he’s out on the stage, when he’s talking about the kinds of things he’s talking about on the stump, he’s projecting Read More…

Candidates turn toward Northeast primaries; Pennsylvania could be Keystone for Trump’s nomination

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton, the nearly unstoppable Democrat, and Republican front-runner Donald Trump accelerated Wednesday toward Northeast primaries on an increasingly direct path to presidential nominations after trouncing party challengers in New York. Clinton, now 81 percent of the way toward clinching the Democratic nomination that eluded her eight years ago, can lose every remaining Read More…

After New York primary, Clinton on verge of Dem nod; Trump strengthens path for GOP nomination

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton emerged from New York’s presidential primary closer to clinching the Democratic nomination and becoming the first woman to reach that milestone. Republican Donald Trump strengthened his own path to the general election with a commanding victory, but has little room for error in the states ahead. The front-runners now hope to Read More…

Trump, Clinton look for wins on home turf in New York primaries

NEW YORK — Competing on home turf, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton hoped to emerge victorious from Tuesday’s primaries in New York, contests that offer big delegate hauls and an opportunity for the front-runners to inch closer to their parties’ nominations. Even before the New York results were in, Clinton’s campaign was declaring Read More…

The few, the proud, the maxed-out Donald Trump donors

WASHINGTON — Letantia Bussell, a Beverly Hills dermatologist, says she appreciates Donald Trump’s “unique personality.” Peter Zieve, an engineer in Washington, loves Trump because “the guy’s a person, not a robot.” Daniel Arias, an El Salvadoran immigrant in Florida, is positive Trump will put an end to newcomers “coming here and begging for food stamps.” Read More…

Dems throw elbows in Brooklyn debate, Republicans do same at Manhattan gala

NEW YORK — Democrats brawled in Brooklyn while Republicans in black tie threw sharp elbows at a Manhattan gala in a rowdy New York night of politics ahead of the state’s Tuesday presidential primary. As protests raged outside a state GOP dinner, Republican front-runner Donald Trump delivered an impassioned defense of the city he calls Read More…