As Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton closes in on her party’s presidential nomination, voters in Oregon and Kentucky look likely to give her a boost Tuesday — though Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) could claim a moral victory by extending his winning streak in two states seemingly made for a liberal populist.
Democratic Party leaders are upping the pressure on Bernie Sanders to drop his presidential campaign, alarmed that his continued presence is undermining efforts to beat the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, and again win the White House.
The casino magnate Sheldon G. Adelson told Donald J. Trump in a private meeting last week that he was willing to contribute more to help elect him than he has to any previous campaign, a sum that could exceed $100 million, according to two Republicans with direct knowledge of Mr. Adelson’s commitment.
House Speaker Paul Ryan met with the de facto nominee of the Republican Party Donald Trump Thursday and called the conversation encouraging and a good first step, while acknowledging that the two have legitimate policy differences.
Facing the unpredictable candidacy of Republican Donald Trump, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is preparing to dispatch resources to vote-rich industrial states that have been safely Democratic for a generation.
Vice President Joe Biden "discussed" with Elizabeth Warren last year the idea of having her as his running mate for a would-be presidential bid, a source familiar with their conversations told CNN on Thursday.
"I got the chance to get a sneak peek at HBO's upcoming docudrama on the 1991 Hill-Thomas hearings, when college professor Anita Hill nearly derailed George H.W. Bush's nomination of federal appeals court Judge Clarence Thomas to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall."
Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour." The best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," Gwen has covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates.