May 5, 2016

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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…

Vatican conference reflects Sanders’ admiration for Pope Francis

NEW YORK — The Vatican conference drawing Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders away from the campaign for New York delegates is steeped in his lifelong passions of economic and social justice and reflects his admiration for Pope Francis. The self-described democratic socialist departed New York for Rome after Thursday night’s debate with front-running rival Hillary Read More…

County GOP leaders beat challenge

LORAIN — Lorain County Republican Party leaders Thursday narrowly fended off insurgent members trying to seize control of the party. Marilyn Jacobcik, chairwoman of the party’s Central Committee, defeated her challenger, Sheffield Township Fiscal Officer Patty Echko, by a single vote. Jacobcik had 52 votes compared to 51 votes for Echko at the party meeting Read More…

In C-SPAN appearance, Jordan warns of ‘rigging’ GOP convention

WASHINGTON — A conservative leader in the House warned Republican Party officials on Thursday not to change the rules to allow someone other than Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz to grab the presidential nomination at the GOP convention. “That would be just a huge mistake,” said Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, who heads the Read More…

Entire presidential field descends on New York City as primary looms

NEW YORK — New York’s matzo factories and diners will take a backseat to the debate stage and talk show circuit as the entire presidential field — two Democrats and three Republicans — descends on the nation’s largest city. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will hold their first debate in more than a month, a Read More…

Trump visit roils Long Island town still healing from hate crime

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. — By all accounts, tensions between Latino newcomers and whites have eased in the nearly eight years since a vicious hate-crime stabbing left an Ecuadorean immigrant dead. Enter Donald Trump. Trump’s planned appearance at a GOP fundraiser on Thursday just blocks from the site of the attack has ignited protests from Latinos, who Read More…

Firelands schools plan to put tax issue on August special election ballot

SOUTH AMHERST — Voters in the Firelands school district will likely be asked to approve a combined income and property tax issue in August to pay for a new school that will house students from sixth through 12th grades. “The project is going to remain the same, but the financing will be different this time Read More…

AP-GfK poll: Nearly 2 of 3 Americans support vote for Supreme Court nominee — but don’t think it’s a big deal

WASHINGTON — Nearly 2 in 3 Americans back Democrats’ demands that the Republican-run Senate hold hearings and a vote on President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court. But an Associated Press-GfK poll also suggests that GOP defiance against considering the nominee may not hurt the party much because, to many people, the election-year fight Read More…