2016 presidential candidates

      With a presidential race that is tightening up as we get closer to the election, Democratic voters were certainly concerned about the health of their nominee, former Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton. Clinton stumbled and was rushed into a waiting car at a 9/11 memorial event on Sunday, leading to renewed concerns […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7 million, two-year investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, with fresh accusations of lethal mistakes by the Obama administration but no “smoking gun” pointing to wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton, then secretary of state and now the Democrats’ presumptive presidential nominee. After the long investigation, […]

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claim that Hillary Clinton is playing “the woman’s card” drew intense backlash Wednesday, from the Democratic front-runner herself as well as tens of thousands of critics on social media. “If fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the ‘woman card,’ […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Americans of nearly every race, gender, political persuasion and location, disdain for Donald Trump runs deep, saddling the Republican front-runner with unprecedented unpopularity as he tries to overcome recent campaign setbacks. Seven in 10 people, including close to half of Republican voters, have an unfavorable view of Trump, according to a […]

MIAMI (AP) — Abandoning the nasty insults of past debates, Donald Trump and his Republican rivals turned Thursday night’s presidential face-off into a mostly respectful but still pointed discussion of Social Security, Islam, trade and more. Trump shook his head and declared at one point: “I can’t believe how civil it’s been up here.” Ted […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says years of knee-jerk GOP hostility toward him has fueled Donald Trump’s rise, arguing Thursday that Republicans have no one to blame but themselves. Trump’s GOP rivals headed into their final debate before next week’s key primaries wondering if it was already too late to stop him from claiming […]

MIAMI (AP) — Fighting for Florida and beyond, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled in an intense debate Wednesday night over who’s the true friend of American Hispanics, trading accusations over guest worker programs “akin to slavery” and the embracing of “vigilantes” against immigrants. They had even worse things to say about Republican front-runner Donald […]

DETROIT (AP) — Picking up right where they left off, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio barked out fresh insults at each other in a Republican presidential debate Thursday night that also featured a crude sexual reference from Trump — and an healthy dose of policy, too. Cruz and Rubio, who earlier had devoted […]

So it’s come to this: Black students can’t attend a Donald Trump rally without being accused of protesting and thrown out of the event — even when the conservative assembly is held on their own college campus. A group of African-American students from Valdosta State University were abruptly herded out of a Trump rally this […]

Sen. Marco Rubio appeared on CNN this week and talked about an issue that few Republicans dare to discuss: Racism. Rubio (R-FL) said he understands the challenges facing young Black men in America such as racial profiling and the steady, unjust confrontations between Black men and police. But Rubio still doesn’t get it. He clearly […]

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Hillary Clinton predicted Monday that President Barack Obama will nominate someone who’s already been confirmed by the Senate to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The Democratic candidate for president said that would potentially increase pressure on resistant Republicans to consider Obama’s choice for the high court. “I’m hoping […]

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Now officially a winner after clinching New Hampshire, Donald Trump faces a fresh test for his once-improbable campaign as the Republican presidential race careens into more conservative territory in South Carolina. The billionaire political novice posted a decisive victory in the nation’s first primary, leaving in his wake a field of […]