May 29, 2016

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Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees underscores importance of this year’s election

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees is a splashy reminder that the 2016 presidential election could determine the direction of the high court for years to come. The presumptive Republican nominee on Wednesday named 11 federal and state court judges as potential replacements for the late Justice Antonin Scalia, any of Read More…

Bernie wins Oregon; Kentucky Democratic primary too close to call

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders has won Oregon’s presidential primary and battled Hillary Clinton to a razor-thin margin in Kentucky, vowing to stay in the race until the end as Clinton aimed to blunt his momentum and prepare for a fall campaign against Republican Donald Trump. Tuesday’s primary in Kentucky was too close to call with Read More…

Interview demonstrates detente between Trump, Kelly

NEW YORK — Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly appear to have called a truce. The two sat down for a much-ballyhooed interview that was the culmination — at least for now — of the frequent sparring between the now-presumptive Republican presidential nominee and one of the biggest stars on the conservative-leaning Fox News Channel. It Read More…

Nevada convention fracas hangs over Democratic primaries in Oregon, Kentucky

LAS VEGAS — As Oregon and Kentucky queue up to vote in the Democratic presidential nominating contest, the pall of a divisive state party convention in Nevada hangs over the race. Supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders were accused of throwing chairs and making death threats against Nevada Democratic Party chairwoman Roberta Lange. They contended Read More…

Some Dems putting pressure on Bernie to drop out of presidential race

WASHINGTON — Pressure is mounting on Bernie Sanders to end his campaign for president, with Democratic Party leaders raising alarms that his continued presence in the race is undermining efforts to beat presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump this fall. The new concerns come after Sanders’ recent wins over front-runner Hillary Clinton in Indiana and West Read More…

In joint statement, Trump, Ryan call summit ‘very positive step toward unification’

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pledged to work together despite their differences after a meeting Thursday aimed at repairing their breach and unifying a party torn over Trump’s rise to the cusp of the GOP presidential nomination. They issued a statement describing their meeting as a “very positive step toward unification” Read More…

With eye on November, Trump says he’s narrowed VP list to five or six, won’t take taxpayer money for campaign

NEW YORK — Shifting swiftly to the general election, Donald Trump says he’s narrowed his list of potential running mates to “five or six” people and doesn’t want to accept taxpayer money to finance a fall campaign against likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. In a break from recent major party nominees, Trump does not plan Read More…

In Ryan’s hometown, supporters say Speaker doing what he can — but he can’t stop Trump

JANESVILLE, Wis. — As House Speaker Paul Ryan walks a fine line on Donald Trump — withholding his support, at least for now — some voters back home in his congressional district applaud his effort for the greater good of the GOP. And they concede it’s unlikely to make a bit of difference in changing Read More…

Election of Duterte complicates Aquino’s legacy in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine leader Benigno Aquino III had called this week’s election a referendum on his “straight path” style of reformist governance, but his candidate lost by millions of votes to a shoot-from-the-lip mayor. And if the vice presidency goes to a son of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who was ousted 30 years ago by Read More…

Congress, returning to work, confronting awkward reality of probable Trump nomination

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans are returning to Capitol Hill to confront an awkward new reality: Donald Trump is their presumptive presidential nominee, but instead of uniting behind him, leading figures like House Speaker Paul Ryan are withholding their support. That highly unusual state of affairs is creating a tricky situation for Republicans in the House Read More…