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Politics Sep 18Trump supporters struggle to sideline ‘birther’ issue
Donald Trump's most prominent supporters insisted Sunday that he's put the "birther" statements behind him.
Politics Aug 29Trump to deliver immigration speech amid questions of his stance on deportation
The announcement came late Sunday in a tweet by the Republican presidential nominee after days of wavering — and at least one canceled speech — on a question central to his campaign: Whether he would, as he said in November,…
Politics Aug 28Trump advisers struggle to speak for and defend nominee
Donald Trump isn't making it easy for top supporters and advisers, from his running mate on down, to defend him or explain some campaign positions.
Politics Aug 01Republicans stand with fallen soldier’s family but still endorse Trump
WASHINGTON — Prominent Republicans are speaking out Monday against their own presidential candidate after he chose to scuffle with the grieving parents of a decorated Army veteran killed in Iraq. Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the bereaved parents…
Politics Jun 26Trump campaign rushes to prepare for national convention
Republicans are sprinting to shape up Donald Trump's presidential campaign before the party's national convention in three weeks, even as leading members of the party carry a deep antipathy or outright opposition to his claim on the GOP nomination.
Politics Jun 20Donald Trump revises position on guns in nightclubs
His statements were a step too far for the National Rifle Association, a powerful lobby for armed self-defense and broad permissions to carry weapons. "No one thinks that people should go into a nightclub drinking and carrying firearms," the NRA's…
Nation Jun 12Clinton, Trump speak on Orlando shooting
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton paused their presidential politicking Sunday to offer prayers and support to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
Politics Jun 08Clinton, Trump sharpen contrasts for matchup, and other final Super Tuesday takeaways
Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Donald Trump claimed their parties' presidential nominations and are turning their political guns on each other.
Politics Jun 05GOP leaders warning Trump to drop attacks on judge
A pair of powerful Senate Republicans on Sunday warned Donald Trump to drop his attacks on a Latino judge presiding over a lawsuit against Trump University, joining the widespread rejection of their presumptive presidential nominee's treatment of the federal jurist.
Nation Jun 04Trump has testy relationship with accountability
The real estate magnate turned presidential candidate is fussing over probes into his promises.