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Letter to the editor: Recommit to God, America: Vote Trump Letter to the editor: Recommit to God, America: Vote Trump
9 hours ago -
We are a nation in need of repentance to turn from our pride and back to God. [Read More]
Commentary: The alt-right is all wrong Commentary: The alt-right is all wrong
9 hours ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
RENO, Nev. — Hillary didn’t hang her head and cry, after she shot a man in Reno just to watch him die. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment
9 hours ago -
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Hillary Clinton is rolling out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate mental health services into the nation’s health care system. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump to detail immigration plan CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump to detail immigration plan
9 hours ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump says he’ll deliver a detailed speech Wednesday on his proposal to crack down on illegal immigration — but it’s anyone’s guess what he will say. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is foundation hurting Clinton? Red-Blue America: Is foundation hurting Clinton?
9 hours ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether the Clinton Foundation is a problem for Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
Commentary: The haters always lose Commentary: The haters always lose
2 days ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Rocky Suhayda, chairman of the American Nazi Party, wrote recently to his followers: “Donald Trump’s campaign statements, if nothing else, have SHOWN that ‘our views’ are NOT so ‘unpopular’ as the Political Correctness crowd have told everyone they are!” [Read More]
Commentary: No, America isn't a hellhole Commentary: No, America isn't a hellhole
2 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Donald Trump has taken a strange turn lately. OK, he has taken a lot of strange turns — that’s what happens when you nominate a short-attention-span candidate who knows nothing about policy and refuses to sit still for more than three minutes. [Read More]
Commentary: Disgusted by anti-Catholic rhetoric of campaign Commentary: Disgusted by anti-Catholic rhetoric of campaign
2 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
They told me not to overreact. Read the comments “in context,” they said. And, after all, Christine, you’re an immigration lawyer; you have a tendency to blow these things out of proportion. Chill, lady. Go say a rosary and call us in the morning. [Read More]
Commentary: Emails reveal shocking system Commentary: Emails reveal shocking system
2 days ago -
The latest bunch of Clinton-era State Department emails released last week provide a host of instances in which donations to the Clinton Foundation netted the donors access to the secretary herself on an expedited basis. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump seeks Iowa support CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump seeks Iowa support
2 days ago -
DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump warned Saturday of a “war on the American farmer,” telling a crowd in Iowa that rival Hillary Clinton “wants to shut down family farms” and implement anti-agriculture policies. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama to campaign for Clinton in Pennsylvania CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama to campaign for Clinton in Pennsylvania
2 days ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama will be campaigning for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton next month in Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Commentary: Media swing and miss on Clinton Commentary: Media swing and miss on Clinton
2 days ago - - GENE LYONS
In my view, God invented baseball to provide a sanctuary from the fallen world of politics. [Read More]
Commentary: The art of gracious leadership Commentary: The art of gracious leadership
2 days ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Lately I’ve been thinking about experience. While Donald Trump lacks political experience, Hillary Clinton is nothing if not experienced, yet there’s often a whiff of inhumanity about her campaign that inspires distrust. [Read More]
Commentary: The 'tough' road ahead for Trump Commentary: The 'tough' road ahead for Trump
2 days ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Donald Trump visited Louisiana on Aug. 19 to sympathize with people suffering from a catastrophic flood; President Barack Obama was meanwhile goofing off on a Martha’s Vineyard vacation. [Read More]
Release of Clinton info delayed Release of Clinton info delayed
2 days ago -
WASHINGTON — Seven months after a federal judge ordered the State Department to begin releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, the government told The Associated Press ... [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton links Trump to radical fringe as he courts Latinos CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton links Trump to radical fringe as he courts Latinos
2 days ago -
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met with about two dozen Latino supporters in Nevada to discuss strategies for boosting Hispanic turnout in the swing state, part of his effort to make the case that his economic policies would be better for small minority-owned businesses. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump has no excuse for not releasing tax returns Commentary: Trump has no excuse for not releasing tax returns
3 days ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
If you are undecided about who you should vote for to be our next president — especially if you are supporting or maybe leaning toward Donald Trump, but want to be sure you haven’t been conned or deceived — this column is written mainly for you. [Read More]
Clinton defends foundation, says it has been transparent Clinton defends foundation, says it has been transparent
4 days ago -
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton defended her family’s charitable foundation on Wednesday against criticism from Donald Trump, saying it had provided more transparency than her Republican rival’s sprawling business interests. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump visits Florida, makes pitch to Hispanics CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump visits Florida, makes pitch to Hispanics
4 days ago -
TAMPA, Fla. — Visiting a battleground state he can’t afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics “a much better life” Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to soften his tone and broaden his support 11 weeks before the presidential election. [Read More]
Welcome to the Trump-Clinton conspiracy election Welcome to the Trump-Clinton conspiracy election
5 days ago -
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a conspiracy: The 2016 campaign features one candidate who warned against the "vast right-wing conspiracy" and another who was a leader of the so-called "birther" movement. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Pennsylvania gun-safety group endorses McGinty CAMPAIGN 2016: Pennsylvania gun-safety group endorses McGinty
5 days ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — A prominent Pennsylvania group that advocates for tougher gun restrictions endorsed Democrat Katie McGinty for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, on the heels of Republican incumbent Pat Toomey winning endorsements from two national groups. [Read More]
Commentary: From Trump, a stunning admission Commentary: From Trump, a stunning admission
5 days ago - - BYRON YORK
In general, in a campaign filled with controversial statements, it’s fair to say Donald Trump doesn’t do apologies and he doesn’t do regret. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton Foundation donors got face time CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton Foundation donors got face time
5 days ago -
WASHINGTON — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Blacks leery of Trump outreach CAMPAIGN 2016: Blacks leery of Trump outreach
5 days ago -
AKRON, Ohio — Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Halvorson up-front about election role Letter to the Editor: Halvorson up-front about election role
6 days ago -
After reading the comments of Adam Sedlock recently published in The Indiana Gazette (“Sedlock plans another run as write-in,” Aug. 6), I decided it would be helpful to provide some information about Art Halvorson, a candidate for U.S. representative in the 9th Congressional District. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Words today fail to measure up to past Letter to the Editor: Words today fail to measure up to past
6 days ago -
Words matter. Words have always mattered in our history, from the Declaration of Independence (“We hold these truths to be self evident”) to the inaugural call to action from President John F. Kennedy (“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”). [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Giffords' gun safety group endorses Toomey CAMPAIGN 2016: Giffords' gun safety group endorses Toomey
6 days ago -
HARRISBURG — Gun-control politics put down more roots in Pennsylvania’s race for U.S. Senate on Monday as former Democratic congresswoman Gabby Giffords endorsed the re-election bid of Republican incumbent Pat Toomey over Democratic challenger Katie McGinty. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump vows 'fair, but firm' approach to illegal immigrants living in U.S. CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump vows 'fair, but firm' approach to illegal immigrants living in U.S.
6 days ago -
AKRON, Ohio — Republican Donald Trump promised Monday to be “fair, but firm” toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally, a shift in tone that raised questions on whether he’s backtracking from previous pledges to push for mass deportations. [Read More]
Commentary: To ID or not to ID? Commentary: To ID or not to ID?
6 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
Every election cycle we must endure challenges and allegations about fraud (conservatives) and discrimination (liberals) when it comes to voter ID laws. This year is no different. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Ideological tests for immigrants? Red-Blue America: Ideological tests for immigrants?
1 week ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate Donald Trump's promise to curtail immigration from terrorism-breeding countries and to subject potential immigrants to “extreme vetting,” including an “ideological test.” [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: National cash fuels TV ads, shapes state Senate race CAMPAIGN 2016: National cash fuels TV ads, shapes state Senate race
1 week ago -
HARRISBURG — A staggering amount of money is flooding into Pennsylvania’s race for U.S. Senate, bringing TV ads on abortion, guns and Iran into living rooms with barely 11 weeks until the election. [Read More]
Commentary: An open letter from Mr. Trump Commentary: An open letter from Mr. Trump
1 week ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
To Whom It May Concern: Trump is sorry. Trump is humble. Trump is scared. Trump doesn’t want to get crushed. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton's liberal administration Commentary: Clinton's liberal administration
1 week ago -
Will Hillary Clinton be a standard-order mainstream liberal Democrat if she is elected in November? That view received some supporting evidence last week with the announcement of the leadership group for her transition planning team. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump's backers say he's on track
1 week ago -
WASHINGTON — GOP officials insist presidential nominee Donald Trump is finally hitting his stride and will catch up with Democrat Hillary Clinton by around Labor Day. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump can't help being himself Commentary: Trump can't help being himself
1 week ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The New York Times detailed how Donald Trump’s advisers had pleaded with him to become a more disciplined, credible candidate. “Mr. Trump bowed to his team’s entreaties,” the Times reported. “It was time, he agreed, to get on track.” [Read More]
Commentary: I'll vote for someone, just not either of those candidates Commentary: I'll vote for someone, just not either of those candidates
1 week ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
On the whole, I’m an imperfect Catholic, but there is one particular area of my Christian identity in which I excel: guilt. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary Clinton's flaws run deep Commentary: Hillary Clinton's flaws run deep
1 week ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
One of the more frequent complaints about many conservative writers these days, me included, is that we spend too many column inches attacking the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't let election divide us Commentary: Don't let election divide us
1 week ago -
Every four years we have an election that stretches our country thin along the political spectrum. As the left and right poles tug at our beliefs, the social fabric tightens and tensions rise across the country. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump, new team have little time to execute new strategy CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump, new team have little time to execute new strategy
1 week ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is on the clock. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton having quiet August CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton having quiet August
1 week ago -
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It’s no day at the beach, but Hillary Clinton is having the political equivalent of a quiet August. [Read More]
Commentary: It's time to dump Trump Commentary: It's time to dump Trump
2 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Get the hook. Donald Trump has just gone where no respectable presidential nominee has ever dared. And every Republican leader knows, deep down, there is now just one course of action that must be taken. [Read More]
Divisive campaign roils Facebook users Divisive campaign roils Facebook users
2 weeks ago -
CINCINNATI — Some friends don’t let friends talk politics anymore on Facebook. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump concedes he could come up short CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump concedes he could come up short
2 weeks ago -
ORLANDO, Fla. — In a rare show of humility by the boastful billionaire, Donald Trump is acknowledging that his presidential campaign faces challenges and could ultimately fall short. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Conservatives should back Halvorson Letter to the Editor: Conservatives should back Halvorson
3 weeks ago -
I thought Congressman Bill Shuster couldn’t possibly be any more repugnant. But, his campaign responded to Art Halvorson’s decision to accept the Democratic nomination as being “selfish.” Excuse me? [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump accuses Obama of being 'founder of ISIS' CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump accuses Obama of being 'founder of ISIS'
3 weeks ago -
SUNRISE, Fla. — Donald Trump is now accusing President Barack Obama of founding the Islamic State group that is wreaking havoc from the Middle East to European cities. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump on defense over comment CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump on defense over comment
3 weeks ago -
BRISTOL, Va. — On the defensive once again, Donald Trump is blaming faulty interpretations and media bias for an uproar over his comments about the Second Amendment. He’s insisting he never advocated violence against Hillary Clinton, even as undeterred Democrats pile on. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: House Speaker Paul Ryan wins GOP nomination to run again CAMPAIGN 2016: House Speaker Paul Ryan wins GOP nomination to run again
3 weeks ago -
JANESVILLE, Wis. — House Speaker Paul Ryan rejected the idea that his easy win Tuesday over a longshot Republican primary challenger praised by Donald Trump spells danger for Trump’s presidential prospects in the swing state of Wisconsin. [Read More]
Commentary: Time to borrow Commentary: Time to borrow
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
The campaign still has three ugly months to go, but the odds — 83 percent odds, according to The New York Times’ model — are that it will end with the election of a sane, sensible president. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton campaign boring, but effective Commentary: Clinton campaign boring, but effective
3 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
What has Hillary Clinton been doing while Donald Trump has been careening from one controversy to the next? [Read More]
Commentary: Would a Clinton win be mandate? Commentary: Would a Clinton win be mandate?
3 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Last week could have been a bad one for Hillary Clinton: a disappointing economic growth report, a misleading answer to a question about her emails — she claimed the FBI director called her “truthful” — and a controversy over U.S. payments to Iran. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump faces fresh GOP pushback despite bid to reset campaign CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump faces fresh GOP pushback despite bid to reset campaign
3 weeks ago -
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Donald Trump is seeking to quell concerns he lacks the discipline or policy know-how to make a competent president, even as the list of fellow Republicans deeming him unfit for the Oval Office grows. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Should GOP leaders dump Trump? Red-Blue America: Should GOP leaders dump Trump?
3 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
There are growing signs of strained relations between Donald Trump and the leaders of the Republican Party he’ll represent on the presidential ballot this fall. [Read More]
Commentary: A barrier falls Commentary: A barrier falls
3 weeks ago -
To paraphrase Hillary Clinton, when a barrier falls, it clears the way for everyone. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary fibs vs. huge Trump lies Commentary: Hillary fibs vs. huge Trump lies
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
One persistent narrative in U.S. politics is that Hillary Clinton is a slippery, compulsive liar while Donald Trump is a gutsy truth-teller. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Woman ran for president as suffragist in 1872 Letter to the Editor: Woman ran for president as suffragist in 1872
3 weeks ago -
When reading or listening to the media, you might think that Hillary was the first woman to run for president. The headline for The Indiana Gazette on July 29 read, “Clinton, Democrats make history.” Well, not so fast with that thought. [Read More]
We're still three months away: How will you avoid political stress? We're still three months away: How will you avoid political stress?
3 weeks ago -
The balloons are deflated, the confetti has been swept up, and the weary delegates have gone home. But though the political conventions have ended, Election Stress 2016 is far from over. [Read More]
Commentary: No right turn for Clinton Commentary: No right turn for Clinton
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
All the experts tell us not to pay too much attention to polls for another week or two. Still, it does look as if Hillary Clinton got a big bounce from her convention, swamping her opponent’s bounce a week earlier. [Read More]
Commentary: Melania's Trump's visa questions need to be answered Commentary: Melania's Trump's visa questions need to be answered
3 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Normally I’m no fan of the silly-season stuff, and you know exactly what I’m talking about. I’d rather know what a political candidate thinks about the federal debt than whether his wife is a looker. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Sedlock plans another run as write-in in 9th District CAMPAIGN 2016: Sedlock plans another run as write-in in 9th District
3 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Adam Sedlock, a Fayette County resident who finished second behind Art Halvorson in amassing write-in votes for the Democratic nomination for the 9th Congressional seat, intends to remain a write-in candidate in November. [Read More]
Commentary: Will Donald last to election? Commentary: Will Donald last to election?
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
The question isn’t so much if Donald Trump can win the election as whether or not he’ll still be the GOP candidate come November. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump enablers must take stand Commentary: Trump enablers must take stand
3 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Up through the convention there were all sorts of Republican officeholders who weren’t really for Trump, but they weren’t really against him. [Read More]
Commentary: Self-deception key in Trump vote Commentary: Self-deception key in Trump vote
3 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
In any given election cycle, veracity is one of the earliest casualties. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump notes mistake on Iran video CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump notes mistake on Iran video
3 weeks ago -
DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump has made a rare admission he was wrong — in claiming he saw a video of a U.S. cash payment going to Iran. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Toomey banking on split-ticket voting in Pennsylvania race CAMPAIGN 2016: Toomey banking on split-ticket voting in Pennsylvania race
3 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Endangered Sen. Pat Toomey is banking on Pennsylvania voters backing him in November even if they oppose fellow Republican Donald Trump, a ticket-splitting strategy that may help determine whether the GOP can hang on to its Senate majority this election year. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump changes course by endorsing Rep. Ryan CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump changes course by endorsing Rep. Ryan
3 weeks ago -
GREEN BAY, Wis. — In an effort to repair some of the damage he had inflicted on his presidential campaign, Donald Trump endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan to end a four-day standoff that exposed the deeps chasms in the Republican Party. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump meets the CIA Commentary: Trump meets the CIA
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
The government is arranging classified intelligence briefings for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to prepare them for the White House. [Read More]
Commentary: Dream becomes GOP's 'scary' reality Commentary: Dream becomes GOP's 'scary' reality
3 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Back in 2014, Christmas came a bit early for the McConnells of Louisville, Ky. In November, America’s voters gave Republicans control of the U.S. Senate, which meant Mitch McConnell would be getting the one gift he had always wanted: the title of Senate majority leader. [Read More]
Commentary: Khan, Trump and immigration Commentary: Khan, Trump and immigration
4 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
There’s a sensation building over the Democratic convention speech of Khizr Khan, a Pakistani-born Virginia lawyer whose son Humayun was killed in action while serving as a captain in the U.S. Army in Iraq in 2004. [Read More]
Commentary: Paul Ryan is the answer Commentary: Paul Ryan is the answer
4 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Donald Trump’s campaign strategy — an outrage a day to keep the voters away — seems to be setting him back quite successfully, and Hillary Clinton, therefore, appears ever closer to making history as the least trusted person to be elected president. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton's chance for a knockout Commentary: Clinton's chance for a knockout
4 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Maybe I just missed it. But in all the testimonials at the Democratic convention about what Hillary Clinton has done for other people, I don’t recall anyone saying, “I started a business because of Hillary Clinton.” Or, “I hired someone because of Hillary Clinton.” [Read More]
Deadlines loom in suit over judge retirement age
4 weeks ago -
Pennsylvania’s top elections official warned in a court filing Wednesday that a lawsuit challenging the wording of a November ballot question to extend the judicial retirement age by five more years is pending as deadlines approach to advertise the question and send out absentee ballots. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Pence woos conservatives despite Trump's gaffes CAMPAIGN 2016: Pence woos conservatives despite Trump's gaffes
4 weeks ago -
INDIANAPOLIS — Since his selection as Donald Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence has tried to stay focused on winning over conservatives skeptical of the New York billionaire. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Frustration mounts even for Trump's allies CAMPAIGN 2016: Frustration mounts even for Trump's allies
4 weeks ago -
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Republicans’ frustration with Donald Trump has reached new heights, with party leaders scrambling to persuade their presidential nominee to abandon divisive tactics that have triggered sinking poll numbers and low morale. [Read More]
Texas reaches deal for weaker voter ID rules for November
4 weeks ago -
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas agreed Wednesday to weaken its voter ID law, which federal courts have said discriminated against minorities and the poor and left more than 600,000 registered voters potentially unable to cast a ballot. [Read More]
Committeemen quit over Trump
4 weeks ago -
READING (AP) — Three Republican committee members in an eastern Pennsylvania county have quit, saying they can’t support Donald Trump as the party’s presidential nominee. [Read More]
Commentary: Worthy of our contempt Commentary: Worthy of our contempt
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Donald Trump said some more disgusting things over the weekend. If this surprises you, you haven’t been paying attention. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton sees best-yet fundraising numbers as general begins CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton sees best-yet fundraising numbers as general begins
4 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton raised $63 million in July for her presidential campaign, her best month yet and a summertime haul that puts her ahead of President Barack Obama’s fundraising at the same point in his re-election race. [Read More]
Politically Uncorrected: The devil and the deep blue sea Politically Uncorrected: The devil and the deep blue sea
4 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Historically Americans have complained that elections offer little real choice between presidential candidates or policies. A choice between “Frick” and “Frack” is no choice at all. [Read More]
Trump is guaranteed to win — as top joke target Trump is guaranteed to win — as top joke target
4 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — There’s one area where Donald Trump is guaranteed to beat Hillary Clinton this fall: He’ll be the butt of the most jokes by late-night comics. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Halvorson to run against Shuster, this time as Democrat CAMPAIGN 2016: Halvorson to run against Shuster, this time as Democrat
4 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Conservative Republican Art Halvorson will again challenge Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg, for the 9th Congressional District seat in the fall general election. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: What Toomey couldn't say Letter to the Editor: What Toomey couldn't say
4 weeks ago -
Sen. Pat Toomey was in town recently looking for votes. What did he say about issues of greatest concern to middle class voters? Not much. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary's recycled speech Commentary: Hillary's recycled speech
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Environmentalists should be pleased with Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, because it was largely recycled talking points we have heard for decades. [Read More]
Commentary: When women win, so do men Commentary: When women win, so do men
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
When a woman breaks a glass ceiling and becomes the presidential nominee of a major political party, what should men think? [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Former New York mayor endorses Toomey CAMPAIGN 2016: Former New York mayor endorses Toomey
4 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed Republican Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey for a second term on Monday, less than a week after speaking in support of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention. [Read More]
Analysis: Trump's trap — GOP nominee can't let go of perceived slights Analysis: Trump's trap — GOP nominee can't let go of perceived slights
4 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — For Donald Trump, it’s become a familiar pattern. The Republican nominee can’t let go of a perceived slight, no matter the potential damage to his presidential campaign or political reputation. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Why are Democrats so angry? Red-Blue America: Why are Democrats so angry?
4 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate why Democrats, especially Bernie Sanders' supporters, are so angry. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump signals shift in immigration rhetoric CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump signals shift in immigration rhetoric
4 weeks ago -
CLEVELAND — As he turns his attention to the general election, Donald Trump is signaling that he is ready to tone down his fiery rhetoric on illegal immigration — at least behind closed doors. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump suggests accepting Russia's annexation of Crimea
4 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is suggesting the U.S. accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea if it would lead to better relations with Moscow and stronger cooperation in fighting Islamic State militants. [Read More]
ANALYSIS: With Khan family, has Trump finally gone too far? ANALYSIS: With Khan family, has Trump finally gone too far?
4 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — In a defensive crouch, Donald Trump complained today about being “viciously attacked” by the father of a decorated Muslim Army captain killed in Iraq, persisting in an emotionally charged feud that has left him increasingly isolated among fellow Republicans. [Read More]
Commentary: It's about time Commentary: It's about time
4 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
With the history-making nomination of Hillary Clinton, the party that prides itself on inclusion has finally recognized one-half of the human race. [Read More]
Commentary: Who loves America? Commentary: Who loves America?
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
It was quite a week in politics. On one side, the Democratic National Convention was very much a celebration of America. [Read More]
Commentary: Republican convention dead right to highlight fears Commentary: Republican convention dead right to highlight fears
4 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
The Republican National Convention was, despite conservative objections to the contrary, a dark affair. But to say that is not to be critical. To say that is to be practical, clear-eyed and observant. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Kaine tour western Pennsylvania CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Kaine tour western Pennsylvania
4 weeks ago -
JOHNSTOWN — Hillary Clinton’s top surrogates are taking aim at rival Donald Trump for criticizing the bereaved mother of a Muslim Army captain, a comment that sparked outrage across the political spectrum on Saturday. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary’s choice Commentary: Hillary’s choice
4 weeks ago -
Monday night’s full-throated roar from the left — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders all on the same evening, really? — should have convinced any doubters in the Democratic Party that boring is just the ticket (or at least the bottom half of the ticket). [Read More]
Democratic, Republican candidates campaign in Pennsylvania Democratic, Republican candidates campaign in Pennsylvania
4 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Democratic and Republic candidates for president will both be campaigning in Pennsylvania over the next few days. [Read More]
Commentary: Media's made-up Hillary 'scandals' Commentary: Media's made-up Hillary 'scandals'
4 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
It’s always been my conviction that if Hillary Clinton could be appointed president, she’d do a bang-up job. Getting elected, however, might prove more difficult. [Read More]
Commentary: Democrats win the summer Commentary: Democrats win the summer
4 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
PHILADELPHIA — Donald Trump has found an ingenious way to save the Democratic Party. Basically, he’s abandoned the great patriotic themes that used to fire up the GOP and he’s allowed the Democrats to seize that ground. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Trump differ on national security
4 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — In their struggle for the upper hand on national security, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are emphasizing strikingly different themes. [Read More]
Courts deal setbacks to GOP voting restrictions in 3 states Courts deal setbacks to GOP voting restrictions in 3 states
4 weeks ago -
CHICAGO (AP) — Courts dealt setbacks to Republican efforts in three states to restrict voting, blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas. [Read More]
Clinton campaign: Computer service used by campaign hacked Clinton campaign: Computer service used by campaign hacked
4 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — A computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the Democratic National Committee, an intrusion for which the Russian government is the leading suspect, the campaign said Friday. [Read More]
IUP prof, students get backstage look at Democratic convention IUP prof, students get backstage look at Democratic convention
4 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
PHILADELPHIA — A second Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor and five IUP students are wrapping up a two-week working and learning assignment at the Democratic National Convention. [Read More]
Police, protesters at DNC praised for restraint Police, protesters at DNC praised for restraint
4 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — They came. They protested. They got their message out. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty takes to big stage in race for Senate CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty takes to big stage in race for Senate
4 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Democratic Party officials gave Katie McGinty another big gift besides millions of dollars in campaign funds to help in her bid to unseat Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey in the November election. [Read More]
Commentary: Putin, Trump and our election Commentary: Putin, Trump and our election
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Some foreign leaders settle for stealing billions of dollars. Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, may have wanted to steal something even more valuable: an American presidential election. [Read More]
Commentary: Web People vs. Wall People Commentary: Web People vs. Wall People
5 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Yes, we’re having a national election right now. Yes, there are two parties running. But no, they are not the two parties that you think. It’s not “Democrats” versus “Republicans.” This election is really between “Wall People” and “Web People.” [Read More]
Supreme Court to decide on judge referendum
5 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court said Wednesday it will decide whether the Legislature acted properly in April when it pulled a constitutional amendment on judicial retirement age from the primary ballot to have it rewritten. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Donors offer reward for Trump's tax returns CAMPAIGN 2016: Donors offer reward for Trump's tax returns
5 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — The wealthy Democratic donors, many of them executives who run complex businesses, know firsthand how revealing tax returns can be. Perhaps that’s why they can’t stop talking about Republican nominee Donald Trump’s refusal to release his. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty to speak at Democratic convention CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty to speak at Democratic convention
5 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Party officials are giving Katie McGinty another big gift, in addition to millions of dollars in campaign help. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Washington Post reporter barred from Pence rally
5 weeks ago -
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The Washington Post says one of its reporters was barred from entering a campaign rally for Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence near Milwaukee. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama hails Clinton as heir to presidency CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama hails Clinton as heir to presidency
5 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Hours of testimonials, urgent pleas and persuasion have led to this. Now, it’s time to hear from Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
Clinton ready to sell herself in biggest political moment Clinton ready to sell herself in biggest political moment
5 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hillary Clinton is set to face the nation with the goal of introducing the woman that speaker after speaker, including a pair of presidents, have spent days promising the American public they'll finally get to see: the "real" Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
Analysis: Obama hopes Clinton can fix what he could not Analysis: Obama hopes Clinton can fix what he could not
5 weeks ago -
Eight years ago, Barack Obama cast himself as the rare candidate who could transcend the polarizing "politics of the past" and bridge divides that had left Washington barely functioning for years. Ultimately, the gulf was too wide. [Read More]
Bloomberg to warn of Trump economic plans at Democratic convention Bloomberg to warn of Trump economic plans at Democratic convention
5 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Bloomberg, elected mayor of New York City as a Republican, will offer a forceful denunciation of fellow New York billionaire Donald Trump on Wednesday at the Democratic convention. [Read More]
How to guide your children through this election year How to guide your children through this election year
5 weeks ago -
The other day my 14-year-old daughter reported that the girls at her lunch table were debating the merits of the presidential candidates. Yes, middle-schoolers talking about politics. On their own time. Even though it wasn’t going to be on a test. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama returns to convention stage in support of Clinton CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama returns to convention stage in support of Clinton
5 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Twelve years ago to the day, an obscure Senate candidate from Illinois catapulted himself to the center of American political consciousness with a rousing convention speech in Boston. [Read More]
Democrats pick first female nominee Democrats pick first female nominee
5 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — On a night awash in history, Hillary Clinton triumphantly became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward the White House, breaking through a barrier that painfully eluded her eight years ago. [Read More]
Commentary: A 'Come to Trump' moment Commentary: A 'Come to Trump' moment
5 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
CLEVELAND — There’s always been a disconnect between what pundits and political insiders hear when Donald Trump speaks and what rank-and-file Republicans hear. [Read More]
Commentary: Delusions of chaos Commentary: Delusions of chaos
5 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Last year there were 352 murders in New York City. This was a bit higher than the number in 2014, but far below the 2,245 murders that took place in 1990, the city’s worst year. [Read More]
Cat throws hat in ring for president
5 weeks ago -
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Voters who think presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fall flat can now choose the Cat in the Hat. [Read More]
Sanders loyalists warn of party split after Clinton victory Sanders loyalists warn of party split after Clinton victory
5 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders loyalists warned that the Democratic Party could rupture over the nomination of Hillary Clinton after a volatile night that saw a large group of Sanders delegates and supporters exit the party's national convention to stage a sit-in at a nearby media tent. [Read More]
Bill Clinton tells a love story to make his case for Hillary Bill Clinton tells a love story to make his case for Hillary
5 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There have been millions of words, decades of video and reams of commentary devoted to their story. It's been dissected, defended and decried at kitchen tables and on cable news, in tabloids and classrooms. [Read More]
Sanders loyalists bash Clinton nomination, clash with police Sanders loyalists bash Clinton nomination, clash with police
5 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders loyalists protested inside and outside the Democratic National Convention site and clashed with police this evening after Hillary Clinton won the party's presidential nomination. [Read More]
Clinton wins historic nomination with a boost from Sanders Clinton wins historic nomination with a boost from Sanders
5 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Breaking a historic barrier, Hillary Clinton triumphantly captured the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday night, the first woman ever to lead a major political party in the race for the White House. [Read More]
Silverman: Bernie-or-bust Dems 'being ridiculous'
5 weeks ago -
Comic Sarah Silverman joined Sen. Al Franken on Monday night to urge Democratic National Convention delegates to unite — then stirred up Bernie Sanders die-hards with some choice words: “To the Bernie or bust people, you’re being ridiculous.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Who will pay bill for free tuition? Letter to the Editor: Who will pay bill for free tuition?
5 weeks ago -
Recently I see that candidate Hillary Clinton is accepting some of the ideas of socialist Bernie Sanders. I would not think that it has something to do with this week’s convention. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's acceptance speech Commentary: Trump's acceptance speech
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention was too long — 75 minutes — and too loud. Modulation is the key to good public speaking. One’s voice should rise and fall like the tide, which allows really important points to be made whether the volume is low or high. [Read More]
Commentary: Is Trump a racist? Commentary: Is Trump a racist?
5 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Has the party of Lincoln just nominated a racist to be president? We shouldn’t toss around such accusations lightly, so I’ve looked back over more than 40 years of Donald Trump’s career to see what the record says. [Read More]
Sanders urges fans to rally behind Clinton Sanders urges fans to rally behind Clinton
5 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Sen. Bernie Sanders urged supporters to rally behind Hillary Clinton at the Democratic convention, but ardent followers who marched for hours in punishing heat Monday and planned to do so again seemed intent on keeping his upstart campaign alive. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: McGinty regrets Toomey comment
5 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Katie McGinty is apologizing for using an expletive to describe her Republican opponent, Pat Toomey, in Pennsylvania’s closely watched race. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Father knows best Letter to the editor: Father knows best
5 weeks ago -
When it comes to education, my father, Tony DeLoreto, candidate for state Senate in the 41st District, knows best. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Wrong direction Letter to the editor: Wrong direction
5 weeks ago -
A stunning 79 percent of Americans now believe the country is heading in the wrong direction, a 15-point spike over recent years, according to an Associated Press – GfK poll. [Read More]
Recriminations roil race for governor in Ferguson
5 weeks ago -
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident have only intensified. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Why are Republicans so angry? Red-Blue America: Why are Republicans so angry?
5 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate why Republicans seemed so angry at their convention last week. [Read More]
Commentary: Donald Trump's disturbia Commentary: Donald Trump's disturbia
5 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
CLEVELAND — Like any masterly comic book villain, Donald Trump is reveling in conjuring a dystopia. And it’s a natural progression, given that he got this far by reveling in conjuring a diss-topia. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Email leak, leadership shakeup mean rocky start for convention CAMPAIGN 2016: Email leak, leadership shakeup mean rocky start for convention
5 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Democrats who gleefully jeered Republican divisions last week awoke to a political mess of their own making today as party unity behind Hillary Clinton proved much harder to secure. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's strategy revealed Commentary: Trump's strategy revealed
5 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
CLEVELAND — Two topics getting a lot of attention here last week won’t matter much in the fall. One is the Republican platform; the other is Donald Trump’s choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate. [Read More]
Commentary: The Siberian candidate Commentary: The Siberian candidate
5 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
If elected, would Donald Trump be Vladimir Putin’s man in the White House? This should be a ludicrous, outrageous question. After all, he must be a patriot — he even wears hats promising to make America great again. [Read More]
Commentary: I'm a conservative, and GOP convention was a horror Commentary: I'm a conservative, and GOP convention was a horror
5 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
As Heidi Cruz left Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena after her husband, Ted, gave his stemwinder at the Republican National Convention, she was escorted by security through a hostile crowd. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Political scandals linger as Philly readies for convention
5 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — The streets are freshly swept, the hotel rooms are pristine, the party invitations have gone out and extra police patrols are assigned. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton introduces her choice for vice president CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton introduces her choice for vice president
5 weeks ago -
MIAMI — Hillary Clinton debuted running mate Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality — “everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not” — at a boisterous rally ahead of next week’s Democratic National Convention. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Vote to eliminate superdelegates fails
5 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — An effort to fully eliminate superdelegates in future elections failed at a meeting of the Democratic National Convention rules committee Saturday. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Emails reveal officials' hostility against Sanders
5 weeks ago -
A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton’s nomination at the party’s convention next week in Philadelphia, details the acrimonious split between the Democratic National Committee and Clinton’s former rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump offers no subtlety, specifics Commentary: Trump offers no subtlety, specifics
5 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
There wasn’t much subtlety in Donald Trump’s acceptance speech — or much innovation, either. Beforehand, some Republicans ventured that this was their nominee’s biggest opportunity to retool his agenda for the general election and to present a softer, more inclusive, more thoughtful Trump. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump to visit Pennsylvania, in the middle of the DNC CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump to visit Pennsylvania, in the middle of the DNC
5 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Donald Trump will visit Pennsylvania next week in the middle of the Democratic National Convention for the first time as the Republican presidential nominee. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Philadelphia readies for Democratic convention
5 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — As Cleveland breathes a sigh of relief after protests during the Republican convention came and went without mass disruptions and violence, eyes now turn to Philadelphia, the nation’s fifth-largest city that offers a bigger stage for bigger protests over a much larger area. [Read More]
Democratic delegates cram into hotel rooms to cut high costs
5 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Facing hotel bills running into the thousands of dollars, some delegates to the Democratic National Convention are planning to do like college students on spring break and squeeze as many people into a room as they can. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton picks Kaine as running mate CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton picks Kaine as running mate
5 weeks ago -
TAMPA, Fla. — Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine will debut as a presidential ticket in the crucial battleground state of Florida as they head toward next week’s Democratic Party convention. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Kaine brings a steady hand to ticket
5 weeks ago -
Tim Kaine has an Election Day tradition when his name is on the ballot. The avid outdoorsman votes early, then goes hiking in the woods with friends and family for a few hours of calm away from the nervous last-minute energy of political campaigns. [Read More]
Judge leans toward allowing Trump suit
5 weeks ago -
SAN DIEGO — A federal judge said Friday that he is inclined to deny a request by Donald Trump’s lawyers to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the Republican presidential nominee of defrauding customers at the now-defunct Trump University. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Ex-KKK leader to try comeback CAMPAIGN 2016: Ex-KKK leader to try comeback
5 weeks ago -
BATON ROUGE, La. — A quarter century after his credible run for governor of Louisiana rattled the national political establishment, white supremacist David Duke has jumped into the crowded competition for a U.S. Senate seat in his home state. [Read More]
Commentary: Mixed messages sent from convention Commentary: Mixed messages sent from convention
5 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
So there I was, enjoying the spectacle of Republicans enjoying their spectacle. It was Tuesday night and these Grand Old Party delegates were reveling in their newest conventional fun and frolic at their convention in Cleveland. [Read More]
Commentary: The principle of cause and effect Commentary: The principle of cause and effect
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In 1926, speaking about the Declaration of Independence on its 150th anniversary, President Calvin Coolidge noted the unique philosophy behind the creation of the United States: “We cannot continue to enjoy the result, if we neglect and abandon the cause.” [Read More]
Commentary: GOP called Trump what? Commentary: GOP called Trump what?
5 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
CLEVELAND — The arena here at the Republican National Convention echoes with applause for Donald Trump, but the cacophony and extravagant stage effects can’t conceal the chaos in the GOP and in the Trump campaign. [Read More]
Ex-justices sue over retirement age question
5 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Two retired Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices and a Philadelphia lawyer filed a lawsuit Thursday, asking the state courts to rework a November ballot question that would change the state constitution to give judges five more years before they are forced to retire. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump's NATO comments fuel angst
5 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s suggestion that the United States might abandon its NATO treaty commitments has upended decades of American foreign policy dogma and doctrine in both parties. [Read More]
Trump courts disaffected voters as he accepts GOP nomination Trump courts disaffected voters as he accepts GOP nomination
5 weeks ago -
CLEVELAND — In the swirl of balloons and cheers of the masses, Donald Trump finally had his Rocky moment after a rocky convention, and now Democrats are eager to step up for their own spectacle. [Read More]
Trump's closer is over, Clinton set to snag attention Trump's closer is over, Clinton set to snag attention
6 weeks ago -
Amid the cheers of the masses, Donald Trump finally had his Rocky moment after a rocky convention, and now Democrats are eager to step up for their own spectacle. Hillary Clinton is set to snatch attention from Republicans by naming her running mate in advance of the Democratic convention. [Read More]
Making GOP history, Trump vows to protect LGBTQ community Making GOP history, Trump vows to protect LGBTQ community
6 weeks ago -
CLEVELAND (AP) — With five letters, Donald Trump brushed off decades of Republican reluctance to voice full-throated support for gay rights — at least for a night. [Read More]
Professor: Pence may be strength of GOP ticket Professor: Pence may be strength of GOP ticket
6 weeks ago - - MICHELE PAPAKIE
I’m typing this with one finger, so I can knock on wood with my other hand ... so far, so good, Cleveland, for hosting a non-violent Republican National Convention. [Read More]
Commentary: The campaign's about fear Commentary: The campaign's about fear
6 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Last week’s terrorist attack in Nice, after similar tragedies in Paris, San Bernardino, Brussels, Orlando and Istanbul, made two things painfully clear. Western societies, including the United States, have failed to blunt the growing threat of Islamist terrorism. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump supporters making sense Commentary: Trump supporters making sense
6 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
You don’t have to think Donald Trump should be elected president to think those having at some of his supporters are sometimes just plain out of it. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump, meet the sultan Commentary: Trump, meet the sultan
6 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Turkey is a long way from Cleveland, where the Republicans are holding their presidential convention. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: On trail, Toomey hears Trump questions CAMPAIGN 2016: On trail, Toomey hears Trump questions
6 weeks ago -
CHAMBERSBURG — U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey has been a critic of Donald Trump’s and is skipping the Republican National Convention, and it is fueling questions from GOP voters as he hopscotches to meet-and-greets across Pennsylvania in his re-election campaign. [Read More]
Cleveland police chief hits streets to keep peace Cleveland police chief hits streets to keep peace
6 weeks ago -
CLEVELAND — Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams has never been far from the action during the Republican convention, taking charge when a flag-burning turned into a melee, stepping in when demonstrators nearly came to blows and joining bicycle officers on patrol. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump speechwriter takes blame for plagiarism CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump speechwriter takes blame for plagiarism
6 weeks ago -
CLEVELAND — With Donald Trump’s campaign reeling from charges of plagiarism, a speechwriter for his company took the blame and offered to resign over nearly identical passages from Melania Trump’s Republican convention speech and Michelle Obama’s remarks eight years ago. [Read More]
Cruz draws boos for not endorsing Trump
6 weeks ago -
CLEVELAND — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tried to link arms with Republicans at the party’s national convention but was booed lustily by delegates when he ended his speech without offering Donald Trump his endorsement — or even saying he would vote for the New York billionaire. [Read More]
No endorsement from Cruz; congratulations but that's all No endorsement from Cruz; congratulations but that's all
6 weeks ago -
CLEVELAND (AP) — Undercutting calls for Republican unity, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stubbornly withheld his endorsement from Donald Trump Wednesday night as he addressed the GOP convention, instead encouraging Americans to "vote your conscience" in November. [Read More]
Maher challenges conventions with 'Real Time' specials Maher challenges conventions with 'Real Time' specials
6 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — When did Bill Maher hatch the idea for special “Real Time” broadcasts during the political conventions? [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Toomey makes swing through Indiana County CAMPAIGN 2016: Toomey makes swing through Indiana County
6 weeks ago - - SEAN YODER
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey condemned the Iranian nuclear deal, sanctuary cities and opponents of the Guantanamo Bay prison at his campaign stop at the Rustic Lodge in White Township on Tuesday morning. [Read More]
Insider view of convention not reflected in media Insider view of convention not reflected in media
6 weeks ago - - MICHELE PAPAKIE
Make America First Again is the theme of tonight's convention. When I heard that, I immediately thought of the opening scene of Aaron Sorkin's HBO political drama series "The Newsroom." [Read More]
IUP grad learns political process from the inside IUP grad learns political process from the inside
6 weeks ago - - CHAUNCEY ROSS
A handful of Indiana University of Pennsylvania students are among the 103 college students experiencing the Republican National Convention this week in Cleveland through the Washington Center. [Read More]
Commentary: Watching Trump losing control Commentary: Watching Trump losing control
6 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Does anybody else have the sense that Donald Trump is slipping off the rails? [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Safety, security take stage in Senate race CAMPAIGN 2016: Safety, security take stage in Senate race
6 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Public safety issues are shaping Pennsylvania’s closely watched U.S. Senate race and forcing Republican incumbent Pat Toomey and his Democratic challenger, Katie McGinty, to wade deeper into issues including terrorism and gun violence. [Read More]
Where do we fit in the democratic process? Where do we fit in the democratic process?
6 weeks ago - - MICHELE PAPAKIE
What is the point of a national political convention? Does the average American citizen understand what is supposed to happen? [Read More]
Commmentary: False equivalence distorts reality Commmentary: False equivalence distorts reality
6 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
When Donald Trump began his run for the White House, many people treated it as a joke. Nothing he has done or said since makes him look better. [Read More]
Commentary: Pence is salt to Trump's pepper Commentary: Pence is salt to Trump's pepper
6 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
The announcement by Donald Trump of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate had not yet been made official last Thursday, but that didn’t stop the hard left from hauling out its familiar and overused rhetoric. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Ghostwriter says he regrets promoting Trump
6 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ghostwriter of Donald Trump’s bestselling 1987 memoir “The Art of the Deal” regrets his role in creating the image of Trump as a successful deal maker — the foundation of his presidential campaign. [Read More]
Police: Rallies outside RNC mostly peaceful, so far Police: Rallies outside RNC mostly peaceful, so far
6 weeks ago -
CLEVELAND — The first day of rallies outside the Republican National Convention featured angry rhetoric, armed attendees and an arrest, but authorities avoided the sort of violence they fear could still flare up. [Read More]
Journalism professor makes convention city a classroom Journalism professor makes convention city a classroom
6 weeks ago - - MICHELE PAPAKIE
I hate Cleveland. I was programmed to do that, because I was born and raised in Pittsburgh. It’s what we do. [Read More]
Poll: Voters split over illegal immigration security Poll: Voters split over illegal immigration security
6 weeks ago -
Most Americans reject Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico and his support for deporting those in the country illegally. But they’re divided on the presumptive Republican nominee’s proposed temporary ban on the entry of Muslims from other countries. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Lawmaker says Clinton execution comment was 'hyperbole'
6 weeks ago -
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia Republican lawmaker said Sunday his comments made on Twitter calling for Democrat Hillary Clinton’s public execution weren’t meant to be taken literally. [Read More]
Republicans gather in Cleveland seeking unity amid uncertainty Republicans gather in Cleveland seeking unity amid uncertainty
6 weeks ago -
CLEVELAND — Braced for uncertainty and hoping for unity, Republicans today prepared to kick off their convention to crown Donald Trump as the nation reeled from another outburst of violence and dissident delegates angled for a last-ditch chance to deny the front-runner the nomination. [Read More]
Commentary: In midst of a nightmare, dreaming of President Ryan Commentary: In midst of a nightmare, dreaming of President Ryan
6 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I watched Paul Ryan’s town hall on CNN last week for a number of reasons, not the least of which is my slight (OK, significant) crush on the House speaker. [Read More]
Commentary: Time for unity Commentary: Time for unity
6 weeks ago -
And with that, it’s over. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the 74-year-old Jewish socialist whose candidacy was dismissed by experts but who stunned the nation with 14 months of implausible successes, has offered his unequivocal endorsement to Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
Eight years after hope and change, voters are angry
6 weeks ago -
ARVADA, Colorado — Eight years ago, Barbara Conley was one of the millions of Americans swept up in Barack Obama’s promises of hope and change when he accepted the Democratic nomination at a packed football stadium a few miles from her home in the Denver suburbs. [Read More]
Commentary: Indictment never close for Hillary Commentary: Indictment never close for Hillary
6 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear: Specifically to September 1992, when the U.S. attorney in Little Rock was pressured to open an investigation of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Whitewater investment. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Pence wins Trump's vote; GOP team addresses America today CAMPAIGN 2016: Pence wins Trump's vote; GOP team addresses America today
6 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — After frenzied, final decision-making, Donald Trump announced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate Friday, adding an experienced politician with deep Washington connections to the Republican presidential ticket. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Never Trump group fails to force RNC floor fight
6 weeks ago -
CLEVELAND — The struggle by conservatives for an eleventh-hour derailment of Donald Trump’s drive for the Republican presidential nomination is gasping for breath, although a leader of the effort is promising to fight on — but is shifting her tactics. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump announces Pence his VP choice on Twitter CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump announces Pence his VP choice on Twitter
6 weeks ago -
Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, adding political experience and conservative bona fides to his Republican presidential ticket. Trump announced his decision on Twitter today, capping a frenzied 24 hours of speculation about his choice. [Read More]
Ginsburg apologizes for 'ill-advised' Trump remarks Ginsburg apologizes for 'ill-advised' Trump remarks
6 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Conceding her outspoken criticism of Donald Trump was “ill advised,” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized Thursday in an effort to quiet mounting complaints that she improperly crossed a line into partisan politics. [Read More]
AP-GfK Poll: Investigation has hurt Clinton's image AP-GfK Poll: Investigation has hurt Clinton's image
6 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton enters the summer damaged by perceptions that she violated the law by using a private email system while serving as secretary of state, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds. [Read More]
Sanders has book deal; will reflect on campaign Sanders has book deal; will reflect on campaign
6 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — Just days after ending his campaign and endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, Sen. Bernie Sanders is preparing to take his message to the printed page. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: With Pence a favorite, Trump postpones VP announcement CAMPAIGN 2016: With Pence a favorite, Trump postpones VP announcement
6 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump abruptly postponed plans to announce his vice presidential pick after an attack left scores dead in Nice, France, a decision that raised questions about Trump’s selection process. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump nears VP decision; contenders holding their breath CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump nears VP decision; contenders holding their breath
7 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is on the verge of picking his vice presidential running mate, with top contenders told to expect a decision as early as Thursday afternoon. [Read More]
Commentary: The (GOP) party's over Commentary: The (GOP) party's over
7 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
This column has argued for a while now that there is only one thing worse than one-party autocracy, and that is one-party democracy. At least a one-party autocracy can order things to get done. [Read More]
Judge delays ruling over release of Trump videos
7 weeks ago -
SAN DIEGO — A federal judge who has been a target of criticism from Donald Trump is taking time to decide whether to release videos of the Republican presidential candidate testifying in a civil lawsuit. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump narrows vice president list CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump narrows vice president list
7 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has reached the final phase of his search for a running mate, narrowing his list to three leading contenders and directing his staff to prepare for a Friday announcement. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump declines offer to speak, NAACP says
7 weeks ago -
ATLANTA — The NAACP says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has declined an invitation to address the group’s upcoming convention, flouting established precedent and highlighting anew the GOP standard-bearer’s struggle to attract support from nonwhite voters. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders endorses former rival Clinton CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders endorses former rival Clinton
7 weeks ago -
After 14 months of policy clashes and moments of mutual disdain, Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, clearing away the last major obstacle to a united front for the party heading into its convention this month and the fall election. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's shifting news coverage Commentary: Trump's shifting news coverage
7 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
A new report from Harvard University says press coverage of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign became progressively more negative as Trump built a lead in the Republican primaries — and soared after Trump clinched the GOP nomination. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton receives long-awaited endorsement from Sanders CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton receives long-awaited endorsement from Sanders
7 weeks ago -
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Bernie Sanders, whose calls for a “political revolution” energized millions of voters across the nation, offered a long-awaited endorsement of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton Tuesday, calling for unity just two weeks shy of the Democratic National Convention. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump says plan to revamp veterans care will save lives
7 weeks ago -
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Republican Donald Trump pledged Monday to expand programs that allow veterans to choose their doctor and clinics — regardless of whether they’re affiliated with Department of Veterans Affairs — and still receive government-paid medical care. [Read More]
Commentary: The Clinton contamination Commentary: The Clinton contamination
7 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
It says a lot about our relationship with Hillary Clinton that she seems well on her way to becoming Madam President because she’s not getting indicted. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Does email scandal disqualify Clinton? Red-Blue America: Does email scandal disqualify Clinton?
7 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether the email scandal means Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be president. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Decision on Hillary an insult to justice Letter to the Editor: Decision on Hillary an insult to justice
7 weeks ago -
The statement Tuesday by FBI Director Comey is an outrageous insult to the American justice system. [Read More]
Commentary: The Trump Brexit Effect Commentary: The Trump Brexit Effect
7 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The United States and Great Britain are suffering through an upsurge of hateful slights and slurs aimed at “others” — people with dark skin or foreign accents or strange clothes. And there is a clear cause behind the episodes in both countries. [Read More]
Commentary: The nominee's enablers Commentary: The nominee's enablers
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
A couple of weeks ago Paul D. Ryan, the speaker of the House, sort of laid out both a health care plan and a tax plan. [Read More]
Commentary: If nothing else, Comey exposed Clinton incompetence Commentary: If nothing else, Comey exposed Clinton incompetence
7 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Some people seem to think that I actually matter. They message me in response to a particular column with either angry criticism or “atta girl!” euphoria, assuming that whatever I’ve written will have some impact on other readers. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Gingrich says Trump is a 'necessary candidate' CAMPAIGN 2016: Gingrich says Trump is a 'necessary candidate'
7 weeks ago -
LE BOURGET, France — Newt Gingrich says that he thinks Donald Trump is a “necessary candidate” who reflects a global anti-establishment sentiment, but that he wouldn’t automatically say yes to an eventual proposal to become Trump’s running mate. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: In nod to Sanders, Clinton offers new health care proposals CAMPAIGN 2016: In nod to Sanders, Clinton offers new health care proposals
7 weeks ago -
ORLANDO, Fla. — In another nod to primary rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton is proposing to increase federal money for community health centers and outlining steps to expand access to health care across the nation. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary abides another 'scandal' Commentary: Hillary abides another 'scandal'
7 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
You read it here first: “Fearless prediction,” this column began on April 9, “No legalistic deus ex machina will descend to save the nation from the dread specter of President Hillary Rodham Clinton ... no Kenneth Starr-style ‘independent’ prosecutor, ... [Read More]
GOP to Clinton: Email investigations will go on
7 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Republicans signaled they’re not done with election-year investigations of Hillary Clinton and whether she lied to Congress, even after a House committee signed off Friday on its report into the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Candidates issue calls for understanding CAMPAIGN 2016: Candidates issue calls for understanding
7 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — In this heated and deeply divisive campaign year, America’s presidential candidates responded Friday with striking reflection and restraint to the week’s killings of five police officers and two black men. [Read More]
FBI director defends handling of Clinton email case FBI director defends handling of Clinton email case
7 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Under an onslaught of Republican criticism, FBI Director James Comey vigorously defended the government’s decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over her private email setup. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump woos Hispanics after testy day on Hill CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump woos Hispanics after testy day on Hill
7 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — A day after a defiant Donald Trump clashed with some anxious Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the presumptive GOP nominee is headed to another potentially contentious spot: Miami. [Read More]
Commentary: Free pass for Hillary Commentary: Free pass for Hillary
7 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
FBI Director James Comey has given Hillary Clinton something better than a get out of jail free card. [Read More]
Court OKs decision to delay referendum Court OKs decision to delay referendum
8 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania court on Wednesday upheld the Legislature’s last-minute decision to invalidate the April primary vote on whether to give sitting judges five more years before they have to retire, a ballot referendum that lost narrowly but did not count. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump defends weekend tweet about Clinton CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump defends weekend tweet about Clinton
8 weeks ago -
RALEIGH, N.C. — It was an opportunity for Donald Trump to hone his message and focus his ire on Hillary Clinton’s emails and the criminal indictment he and his fellow Republicans say she deserved and unjustly dodged. [Read More]
Commentary: Comey balances Clinton justice Commentary: Comey balances Clinton justice
8 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
When you want to put major news events into proper perspective, it helps to use your Time Machine. [Read More]
FBI director faces House hearings on Clinton emails FBI director faces House hearings on Clinton emails
8 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey made his first appearance before Congress since announcing the agency’s recommendation to not prosecute Hillary Clinton over her private email setup. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Philly mayor takes on Toomey on eve of city vote CAMPAIGN 2016: Philly mayor takes on Toomey on eve of city vote
8 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is taking on U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, saying Tuesday that the Republican’s criticism of his city’s sanctuary status is fearmongering in line with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s stances on immigrants. [Read More]
Trump praises late Iraqi leader Hussein as terrorist killer Trump praises late Iraqi leader Hussein as terrorist killer
8 weeks ago -
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who frequently criticizes U.S. foreign policy under President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has praised former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s ruthlessness. [Read More]
'Ready to pass the baton': Obama campaigns with Clinton 'Ready to pass the baton': Obama campaigns with Clinton
8 weeks ago -
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama vigorously vouched for Hillary Clinton’s trustworthiness and dedication Tuesday, making his first outing on the campaign stump for his former secretary of state just hours after his FBI director blasted her handling of classified material. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP blue-collar heroes laud Trump Commentary: GOP blue-collar heroes laud Trump
8 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
The Washington Examiner’s Jim Antle recently noted that despite talk of a Republican “consensus” on trade, earlier runners-up for the Republican nomination were to varying degrees protectionist. [Read More]
Commentary: Trade, Trump and workers Commentary: Trade, Trump and workers
8 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Donald Trump gave a speech on economic policy last week. Just about every factual assertion he made was wrong. [Read More]
Commentary: America deserves better in election Commentary: America deserves better in election
8 weeks ago -
The 2016 presidential race is so far down in the dumps that it counted as good news Tuesday when a leading candidate found out she’s likely not going to get charged with a crime. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary Clinton and identity politics Commentary: Hillary Clinton and identity politics
8 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Have you heard that Hillary Clinton is the “first woman” ever to be nominated for president by a major political party? Of course you have. The media have repeated the line so often it is broken news. [Read More]
Protesters plan to counter DNC
8 weeks ago -
PILESGROVE, N.J. — Bernie Sanders is proving to be good for the campground business. Campgrounds outside Philadelphia are getting booked up by Sanders supporters planning to protest during this month’s Democratic National Convention. [Read More]
Obama to tell foe-to-friend story at Hillary Clinton event Obama to tell foe-to-friend story at Hillary Clinton event
8 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — They've been bitter rivals, allies and colleagues. [Read More]
Clinton-related State Department records delays are mounting up Clinton-related State Department records delays are mounting up
8 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Just five months before the presidential election, the State Department is under fire in courtrooms over its delays in turning over government files related to Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. [Read More]
Commentary: Standing up for life, and reluctantly voting for Trump Commentary: Standing up for life, and reluctantly voting for Trump
8 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I vowed I would never vote for Donald Trump. I have written, at last count, seven columns explaining why he repulses me. That is still true; his being and character necessitate spiritual Dramamine. [Read More]
Politically Uncorrected: The unpopular vote Politically Uncorrected: The unpopular vote
8 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
What matters in a presidential election, and what will matter in the 2016 election? [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: In vice president search, candidates eye different priorities CAMPAIGN 2016: In vice president search, candidates eye different priorities
8 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump wants a running mate who has what he lacks — political experience. Hillary Clinton is putting a premium on diversity as she searches for a No. 2. [Read More]
Commentary: Coming political realignment Commentary: Coming political realignment
8 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Donald Trump has done something politically smart and substantively revolutionary. He is a Republican presidential candidate running against free trade and, effectively, free markets. [Read More]
Minor parties get victory in ballot access lawsuit Minor parties get victory in ballot access lawsuit
8 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — A new federal court order will make it much easier for minor political party candidates to get onto the fall election ballot in Pennsylvania, potentially injecting new uncertainty into the races for president and U.S. Senate. [Read More]
Special election planned to fill seat
8 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A special election will be held the day of the general election to fill a Pennsylvania U.S. House seat left vacant by a Democratic congressman convicted in a federal racketeering case. [Read More]
Sources: Gingrich, Christie being vetted for Trump VP Sources: Gingrich, Christie being vetted for Trump VP
8 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun formally vetting prospective vice presidential picks. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump might topple 'blue wall' Commentary: Trump might topple 'blue wall'
8 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
It’s been exactly one year since Donald Trump convulsed America’s political pros and punditocracy in howls of hilarity with his vow to build his Trump wall across our southern border and somehow make Mexico pay for it. [Read More]
Commentary: Campaign conversion? Commentary: Campaign conversion?
8 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Following a meeting between a group of evangelical leaders and Donald Trump last week, Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, said Trump had recently come “to accept a relationship with Christ.” [Read More]
COMMENTARY: Are we really that angry? COMMENTARY: Are we really that angry?
9 weeks ago - - MICHAEL SMERCONISH
Anger is clearly the buzzword of the 2016 presidential campaign, especially on the GOP side of the aisle. Google the word with Republican and, like me, you might get more than 24 million hits (vs. 606,000 when matched with Democrat). [Read More]
Cleveland authorizes convention spending Cleveland authorizes convention spending
9 weeks ago -
CLEVELAND — A city of Cleveland panel on Wednesday authorized spending nearly $10 million to purchase $50 million in insurance to protect the city against claims during the Republican National Convention after a consultant concluded the city faces a higher risk than previously thought. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton raising big dollars at tiny fundraisers CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton raising big dollars at tiny fundraisers
9 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — A single elevator could have accommodated the donors who recently gathered with Hillary Clinton at the home of the Pritzker family in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. [Read More]
Leaders urge against Trump's isolationism Leaders urge against Trump's isolationism
9 weeks ago -
OTTAWA, Ontario — President Barack Obama and the leaders of Mexico and Canada pushed back forcefully on Wednesday against the isolationist and anti-immigrant sentiments that have roiled Britain and been championed by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: The substance in Trump speech Commentary: The substance in Trump speech
9 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Most coverage of Donald Trump’s recent speech in New York focused on his attacks on Hillary Clinton. Or the fact that he read the speech from a teleprompter. Or the fact that it came amid a period of disorder and change in his campaign. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Let people support candidate of own choice Letter to the Editor: Let people support candidate of own choice
9 weeks ago -
The letter I am writing is factual and involves issues that need to be stopped. The Yarnick Farm in Armstrong Township is being attacked for its support of Donald Trump. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Trump knows what's wrong with U.S. Letter to the Editor: Trump knows what's wrong with U.S.
9 weeks ago -
I am a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served from 1969 to 1973. I am proud of it. I find when some Democrats say that Donald Trump is a businessman and knows nothing about how to run this country, they are wrong — and I mean wrong, wrong and wrong. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Warren says Clinton can be trusted to fight Trump CAMPAIGN 2016: Warren says Clinton can be trusted to fight Trump
9 weeks ago -
CINCINNATI — Elizabeth Warren offered an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Monday, vouching for her as someone who could be trusted to fight for workers and fend off Donald Trump. [Read More]
ANALYSIS: Details of Trump's Muslim ban continue to change
9 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — From the moment he first declared it, the plan has been a signature of his campaign for president: “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” [Read More]
Poll: Minorities say Obama tried on race
9 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Almost eight years after electing a black president, vast majorities of blacks and Hispanics think President Barack Obama at least tried to make race relations in the United States better, according to a poll released Monday. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump campaign scrambles to prep for convention CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump campaign scrambles to prep for convention
9 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — 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. [Read More]
Commentary: Help wanted: VP for Trump Commentary: Help wanted: VP for Trump
9 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Help wanted: Seasoned Republican politician with Washington experience. Must have high energy, conservative credentials and a strong stomach. Job requires working for mercurial boss who provokes needless crises without warning. [Read More]
Clinton failed to hand over copy of key email Clinton failed to hand over copy of key email
9 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Former Secretary Hillary Clinton failed to turn over a copy of a key message involving problems caused by her use of a private homebrew email server, the State Department confirmed Thursday. [Read More]
Commentary: The GOP's cynical strategy Commentary: The GOP's cynical strategy
9 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The face of America is changing very rapidly, and Republicans are reacting with a cynical and insidious attempt to hold back the future. [Read More]
Commentary: At the edge of inside Commentary: At the edge of inside
9 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In any organization there are some people who serve at the core. These insiders are in the rooms when the decisions are made. Hillary Clinton, for example, is now at the core of the Democratic Party. [Read More]
Commentary: Will Trump last the election? Commentary: Will Trump last the election?
9 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
An ordinary sociopath would have known to pretend shock and sorrow after the terrible mass murders in Orlando. [Read More]
Commentary: Character no longer counts Commentary: Character no longer counts
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Ranking right up there with the line, “Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?” is this recent headline in The Washington Times: “Honesty issues aside, voters still back Hillary Clinton, poll shows.” [Read More]
As I see it: Why Trump's competitive in Pennsylvania As I see it: Why Trump's competitive in Pennsylvania
9 weeks ago -
Voters like Chris Coughenour, a Pittsburgh-area truck driver, may represent presidential candidate Donald Trump’s biggest challenge. Those like Cherie Spena, a hair stylist, and Brian Easter, a limo driver, are his best hope. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: CNN hires fired Trump campaign manager Lewandowski CAMPAIGN 2016: CNN hires fired Trump campaign manager Lewandowski
9 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — CNN snapped up former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski three days after he was fired, and he began his new career as a political commentator Thursday by not answering a direct question about whether he'd agreed not to disparage his former boss. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump targets Clinton's character in speech CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump targets Clinton's character in speech
10 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — Donald Trump launched a blistering attack Wednesday on Hillary Clinton’s record and character, slamming his presidential rival as a “world class liar” who raked in personal profits from her tenure at the State Department. [Read More]
Many say political opponents frighten them, poll finds Many say political opponents frighten them, poll finds
10 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — Democratic and Republican views of the opposing political party have sunk to such lows that many say their rivals make them feel afraid, a major public opinion poll released Wednesday found. [Read More]
Commentary: A tale of two parties Commentary: A tale of two parties
10 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Do you remember what happened when the Berlin Wall fell? Until that moment, nobody realized just how decadent Communism had become. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton says Trump would plunge economy into recession CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton says Trump would plunge economy into recession
10 weeks ago -
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Donald Trump would send the U.S. economy back into recession, warning his “reckless” approach would hurt workers still trying to recover from the 2008 economic turbulence. [Read More]
Commentary: Campaign looks a lot like 2012 Commentary: Campaign looks a lot like 2012
10 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
The latest national polls show Donald Trump in dire shape. In the RealClearPolitics average, Trump has dropped below 40 percent — 39.1 percent, to be precise — while Mitt Romney, in the entire losing 2012 campaign, never fell below 43 percent. [Read More]
Cops withdraw traffic ticket
10 weeks ago -
PITTSTON (AP) — Police have withdrawn a $700 ticket issued to a tractor-trailer promoting Donald Trump’s presidential campaign that got stuck on a Pennsylvania bridge. [Read More]
Commentary: Even in failure, Bernie makes point Commentary: Even in failure, Bernie makes point
10 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Thanks, Bernie! Your campaign was a long shot from the beginning, but, as many have noted, your more-than-respectable showing in the primary season has pulled the conversation and the political center a little to the left. [Read More]
Trump fires campaign manager Trump fires campaign manager
10 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — Donald Trump abruptly fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday in a dramatic shake-up designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and end an internal power struggle plaguing the billionaire businessman’s unconventional White House bid. [Read More]
Clinton well ahead in campaign cash Clinton well ahead in campaign cash
10 weeks ago -
Donald Trump enters the general election campaign laboring under the worst financial and organizational disadvantage of any major party nominee in recent history, placing both his candidacy and party in political peril. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump in the dumps Commentary: Trump in the dumps
10 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
He won’t pivot. So I have to. Having seen Donald Trump as a braggadocious but benign celebrity in New York for decades, I did not regard him as the apotheosis of evil. He seemed more like a toon. [Read More]
Politically Uncorrected: Trump's keys to Keystone State Politically Uncorrected: Trump's keys to Keystone State
10 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Two questions dominate all others as the fall presidential campaign begins in Pennsylvania. Can the GOP win in Pennsylvania in 2016? If so, how do they do it? [Read More]
Commentary: Is Trump running for president in the wrong country? Commentary: Is Trump running for president in the wrong country?
10 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The evidence continues to mount: Donald Trump does not understand or respect the political system he seeks to lead. The only other explanation is that he understands the system very well, and is trying to undermine its basic foundations in order to clear his path to the White House. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Democrats set to give Trump 'rude awakening' in summer onslaught CAMPAIGN 2016: Democrats set to give Trump 'rude awakening' in summer onslaught
10 weeks ago -
NEW ORLEANS — Donald Trump’s unconventional campaign is about to feel the heat of political organization. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton the most qualified? Commentary: Clinton the most qualified?
10 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Speaking of Hillary Clinton, President Obama said, “I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office.” Really? She would be equal to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan and himself? [Read More]
Commentary: GOP needs superdelegate rescue Commentary: GOP needs superdelegate rescue
10 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Splashed all over the news this week is precisely the sort of political crisis many party leaders were terrified about — more than three decades ago. Their solution was to invent a most unconventional convention concept: superdelegates. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders says he'll work for Trump's defeat CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders says he'll work for Trump's defeat
10 weeks ago -
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Pressing his “political revolution” to turn its attention to defeating Donald Trump, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he will work with Hillary Clinton to transform the Democratic Party itself and “create the America that we know we can become.” [Read More]
Commentary: A party agrift Commentary: A party agrift
11 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
This is not a column about Donald Trump. It’s not about the fraudulent scheme that was Trump University. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump's contempt for media is calculated CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump's contempt for media is calculated
11 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s favorite nickname for the news media is the “dishonest press.” He swaps in “disgusting press” from time to time. [Read More]
Obama, Clinton bash Trump for his remarks on massacre Obama, Clinton bash Trump for his remarks on massacre
11 weeks ago -
President Obama denounced Donald Trump on Tuesday for his remarks in the aftermath of the shooting massacre in Orlando, Fla., warning that Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, was peddling a “dangerous” mindset that recalled dark and shameful periods in U.S. history. [Read More]
Commentary: Ralph Reed goes all in for Trump Commentary: Ralph Reed goes all in for Trump
11 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
As Ralph Reed, the longtime evangelical leader, sees it, Donald Trump did two smart things in his appearance before Reed’s Faith & Freedom Coalition Road to Majority conference in Washington recently. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: In last primary, Clinton wins in D.C. CAMPAIGN 2016: In last primary, Clinton wins in D.C.
11 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton brought a close to the presidential primary season with a win Tuesday in the nation’s capital and a meeting with dispatched rival Bernie Sanders, hoping to set a tone of Democratic unity heading into next month’s party convention in Philadelphia. [Read More]
Commentary: Media learn how to handle Trump Commentary: Media learn how to handle Trump
11 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Donald Trump’s free ride on your television screen is coming to an end. In the Republican primary campaign, Trump profited from his undeniable entertainment value, grabbing hours of TV time with speeches, news conferences and interviews. To be honest, it was hard not to watch. [Read More]
Commentary: Civility needed in American politics Commentary: Civility needed in American politics
11 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Several years ago Jim Mullen had a good idea. Actually it turned out to be a great idea, considering the state of American politics today. [Read More]
Trump, Clinton at odds over Orlando shooting Trump, Clinton at odds over Orlando shooting
11 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton outlined dramatically different proposals for combating terrorism and gun violence following the deadly Orlando nightclub attacks. [Read More]
Commentary: Force Trump to release tax returns Commentary: Force Trump to release tax returns
11 weeks ago -
The longer Donald Trump waits to release his tax returns, the greater the suspicion that he has something to hide. [Read More]
Analysis: Trump, Clinton contrast in Orlando response Analysis: Trump, Clinton contrast in Orlando response
11 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — For Donald Trump, the mass shooting in Florida was a moment to redouble his call for tougher action against terrorism. For Hillary Clinton, it was a time to choose words carefully. [Read More]
Commentary: Two questions for Mr. Trump Commentary: Two questions for Mr. Trump
11 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Donald Trump attacks journalists who dare to ask him hard questions. Now, according to Bloomberg News, he’s urging his supporters to assail reporters who challenge him on a critical issue: his denunciation of a federal judge presiding over a fraud case against one of his business ventures. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary and the horizontals Commentary: Hillary and the horizontals
11 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
I spent much of this past politically momentous week at a workshop on inequality, where papers were presented on everything from the causes of wage disparities to the effects of inequality on happiness. [Read More]
Commentary: Contempt for courts Commentary: Contempt for courts
11 weeks ago -
Federal judges have repeatedly and emphatically refused to recuse themselves from cases because of their race or ethnicity. These rulings were driven by two realizations: Ethnically based challenges would reduce every judge to a racial category, which would be racist in itself. [Read More]
Romney loyalists ponder future
11 weeks ago -
PARK CITY, Utah — Donald Trump can be an effective president, and he’s going to win with you or without you, Republican Chairman Reince Priebus told several hundred of the party’s top donors and strategists Saturday. [Read More]
Road to 270: Where Trump, Clinton start their race Road to 270: Where Trump, Clinton start their race
11 weeks ago -
No matter the 2016 presidential matchup after the primary campaigns, the Democratic nominee was likely to have an edge over the Republican candidate once the election turned toward the November race. [Read More]
Trump campaigns at Pittsburgh airport Trump campaigns at Pittsburgh airport
11 weeks ago -
Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump touched down for a campaign stop in Pittsburgh this afternoon, where he offered a spirited, if familiar, mix of promises, boasts and insults to an enthusiastic crowd. [Read More]
Commentary: Door No. 3? Commentary: Door No. 3?
11 weeks ago -
Even before Democratic voters in six states got out of bed Tuesday Hillary Clinton had clinched her party’s presidential nomination. Sure, that included — before Tuesday night — some 571 superdelegates, which U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders insists shouldn’t count just yet. [Read More]
Commentary: Sanders' claims do not compute Commentary: Sanders' claims do not compute
11 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
OK, so the fix is in. In one sense, it’s too bad The Associated Press and the TV networks called the Democratic race for Hillary Clinton before New Jersey, California and four smaller states voted Tuesday. [Read More]
Commentary: The unity illusion Commentary: The unity illusion
11 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Paul Ryan says it’s time for Republicans to unite with the presumptive nominee, Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: Explaining Donald Trump Commentary: Explaining Donald Trump
11 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
NEW YORK — If there is one explanation for Donald Trump’s success it is this: Unlike most Republicans, he fights back. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Trump work toward party unity CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Trump work toward party unity
11 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — The presidential race shifted to the nation’s capital Friday, with Democrats executing a carefully orchestrated plan to unify their party around presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
Court considers ballot issue on age Court considers ballot issue on age
11 weeks ago -
A Pennsylvania court panel heard arguments Thursday over whether the General Assembly acted properly when it invalidated a proposed constitutional amendment on the primary ballot that would allow judges to remain on the bench five years beyond the mandatory retirement age of 70. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Democrats unify in support of Clinton CAMPAIGN 2016: Democrats unify in support of Clinton
11 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Nearing the end of a lengthy primary fight, Democrats are coalescing around Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid and looking to reunite the party through a carefully orchestrated plan aimed at nudging rival Bernie Sanders to make his exit. [Read More]
Commentary: Is Sanders helping Trump? Commentary: Is Sanders helping Trump?
11 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Bernie Sanders has had a stunning impact this year, helping set the political agenda and winning the passionate embrace of a demographic a quarter his age. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP leaders' profiles in trepidation Commentary: GOP leaders' profiles in trepidation
11 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The Unmaking of the Grand Old Party is playing out on a screen near you. And although it seems to be stuck in an unending loop of slow-motion replays, please do not call your help desk. [Read More]
Commentary: Time is now for new GOP Commentary: Time is now for new GOP
12 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
If a party could declare moral bankruptcy, today’s Republican Party would be in Chapter 11. This party needs to just shut itself down and start over — now. Seriously, someone please start a New Republican Party! [Read More]
Commentary: Queen Hillary has an Achilles' heel Commentary: Queen Hillary has an Achilles' heel
12 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — If one has to explain in a word why Hillary Clinton has made decisions that have undercut her image and left her vulnerable to questions about her ethics and at times even her honesty, it is “imperiousness.” [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump's son-in-law emerges as quiet force CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump's son-in-law emerges as quiet force
12 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — A new power player has emerged among the feuding factions behind Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, one that through the bonds of marriage enjoys a direct line to the Republican billionaire. [Read More]
Trump turns to object of his ridicule: a teleprompter
12 weeks ago -
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. — Donald Trump routinely mocks his rivals for using teleprompters, but the presumptive Republican presidential nominee relied on the much-maligned political crutch Tuesday night for his closely watched speech at the end of the Republican primary calendar. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: California sends two Democratic women to runoff CAMPAIGN 2016: California sends two Democratic women to runoff
12 weeks ago -
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a historic first, California voters Tuesday sent two Democrats, both minority women, to a November runoff for the state's open U.S. Senate seat. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: GOP denounces Trump's remarks about judge
12 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Leading Republicans united Tuesday in an extraordinary denunciation of Donald Trump’s attacks on a federal judge, with House Speaker Paul Ryan calling them the “textbook definition of a racist comment.” [Read More]
Commentary: #NeverTrump party's desperate scenarios Commentary: #NeverTrump party's desperate scenarios
12 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
The #NeverTrump conservatives who hope to recruit a third-party candidate to challenge Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have so far had no luck. A number of potential candidates, well known and not, have turned down the chance to run. [Read More]
Ex-Clinton staffer files immunity agreements
12 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — The former aide to Hillary Clinton who set up her private email server confirmed in a court filing Tuesday that the Justice Department had granted him limited immunity from prosecution, but filed copies of the deal under seal and asked a judge to keep them out of public view. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Hillary Clinton claims historic victory in Democratic primary
12 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — Claiming her place in history, Hillary Clinton declared victory Tuesday night in her bruising battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first woman to lead a major American political party. [Read More]
Commentary: California will tell story for Dems Commentary: California will tell story for Dems
12 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Barring a miracle, Bernie Sanders still isn’t going to win the Democratic nomination — even if he wins the California primary. But that doesn’t mean today’s election is meaningless. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary and the 'what if' scenarios Commentary: Hillary and the 'what if' scenarios
12 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Some believe that soon after today’s final presidential primaries the FBI will interview Hillary Clinton about her handling of emails while she was secretary of state. What comes next is the subject of much speculation. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: History in hand, Clinton faces voters as presumptive nominee CAMPAIGN 2016: History in hand, Clinton faces voters as presumptive nominee
12 weeks ago -
History already in hand, Hillary Clinton will celebrate becoming the first woman to lead a major American political party Tuesday following votes in California, New Jersey and four other states — contests Clinton hopes send her into the general election in strong standing. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Can third-party candidate win? Red-Blue America: Can third-party candidate win?
12 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, consider whether a third-party candidate could break through this year. [Read More]
GOP to Trump: Lay off Judge Curiel's Mexican heritage GOP to Trump: Lay off Judge Curiel's Mexican heritage
12 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Republicans are warning their presumptive presidential nominee to lay off the Latino judge presiding over a lawsuit against Trump University and make good on a promise to unite the fractured GOP. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: After weekend wins, Clinton on cusp of Democratic nomination CAMPAIGN 2016: After weekend wins, Clinton on cusp of Democratic nomination
12 weeks ago -
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hillary Clinton stands on the cusp of garnering enough delegates to claim the Democratic presidential nomination, having overwhelmed Bernie Sanders in a pair of weekend elections in the Caribbean. [Read More]
Commentary: The trap of history Commentary: The trap of history
12 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
History is usually a good guide for understanding elections. Even times of unease and upheaval don’t repeal the basic laws of politics. But history can also be a trap, blinding us to inflection points that shift the river of public life into a new course. [Read More]
Commentary: Year of the woman? Wasn't that in 1973? Commentary: Year of the woman? Wasn't that in 1973?
12 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I have been told by otherwise intelligent, alert, accomplished women that I must vote for Hillary Clinton. Some have said it’s because failing to cast my vote for Bill’s charming better half will be a de facto plus one for Team Trump. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Would a third party matter? POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Would a third party matter?
12 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Billionaire ex-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg flirted with one. Mitt Romney still wants one as does Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, influential blogger Erick Erickson, and a bevy of GOP consultants, strategists and insiders. [Read More]
Commentary: The id that ate the planet Commentary: The id that ate the planet
12 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
On Tuesday the political arm of the Natural Resources Defense Council, one of America’s most influential environmentalist groups, made its first presidential endorsement ever, giving the nod to Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Attack ads targeted at McGinty CAMPAIGN 2016: Attack ads targeted at McGinty
12 weeks ago -
TV attack ads are flying in Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Pat Toomey and his Democratic challenger, Katie McGinty. The race could help determine control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 8 election. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders vows to keep fighting CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders vows to keep fighting
12 weeks ago -
LOS ANGELES — With the primary season near its end, a defiant Bernie Sanders declared Saturday that the Democratic presidential process should not be decided by party leaders and elected officials, predicting a contested summer convention against rival Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
Commentary: Why not expose Sanders' past? Commentary: Why not expose Sanders' past?
12 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Here’s my basic problem with Bernie Sanders. To put it bluntly, once a Trotskyite, always a fool. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton says U.S. needs 'president, not dictator' CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton says U.S. needs 'president, not dictator'
12 weeks ago -
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Hillary Clinton is keeping the heat on Donald Trump, saying “we are trying to elect a president, not a dictator.” [Read More]
Fundraising in high gear for July conventions Fundraising in high gear for July conventions
12 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — With just weeks to go before Republicans and Democrats gather to nominate a presidential candidate, organizers in Philadelphia and Cleveland are hustling to hit fundraising targets that top $60 million apiece. [Read More]
Commentary: Email issue may derail Clinton Commentary: Email issue may derail Clinton
12 weeks ago -
Hillary Clinton seemed to have everything going for her as the Democratic presidential front-runner. Everyone knew there would be hurdles along the pathway to the presidency. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Speaker Ryan endorses Trump CAMPAIGN 2016: Speaker Ryan endorses Trump
12 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Ending weeks of reluctance to embrace his party’s presumptive nominee, Speaker Paul D. Ryan endorsed Donald Trump for president on Thursday in a modest but unequivocal backing of a candidate whose views Ryan has frequently condemned. [Read More]
Commentary: Measuring stick for Trump support Commentary: Measuring stick for Trump support
12 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Today we are here to help readers who are feeling understandably besieged, beleaguered and beset because they once proudly voted for Republicans for president and now don’t know what to do. [Read More]
Commentary: Politicians and lies that matter Commentary: Politicians and lies that matter
13 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Your Honor, I rise this week in defense of Hillary Clinton. I see from polls that Clinton scores very low on “trustworthy” questions. Well, let’s talk about truth in politics. [Read More]
Trump University model: Sell hard, demand to see a warrant Trump University model: Sell hard, demand to see a warrant
13 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — The manual for the staff at Trump University events was precise: The room temperature should be 68 degrees. Seats should be arranged in a theater-style curve. And government prosecutors had no right to see any documents without a warrant. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Parroting Obama/Clinton party line Letter to the editor: Parroting Obama/Clinton party line
13 weeks ago -
Thank goodness, we have someone in the house who will predictably parrot party-line leftist dogma, most recently on May 24 (“Clinton should follow Obama policies”). [Read More]
Commentary: Feel the math Commentary: Feel the math
13 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
This is my fifth presidential campaign as a New York Times columnist, so I’ve watched a lot of election coverage, and I came into this cycle prepared for the worst. Or so I thought. [Read More]
'Playbooks' outline aggressive sales tactics at Trump University 'Playbooks' outline aggressive sales tactics at Trump University
13 weeks ago -
SAN DIEGO — Trump University gave employees detailed instructions on how to entice people to enroll in its real estate seminars, from targeting people making at least $90,000 a year to choosing words of flattery that are most persuasive. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Testy Trump takes umbrage with questions on fundraiser CAMPAIGN 2016: Testy Trump takes umbrage with questions on fundraiser
13 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s heated war with the media reached new heights as he turned the brag-worthy feat of raising $5.6 million for veterans’ charities into a sparring match with reporters pressing him on the issue. [Read More]
Commentary: Why Trump attacked Martinez Commentary: Why Trump attacked Martinez
13 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Many observers were mystified when Donald Trump attacked New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. But the story was really very simple: Martinez hit Trump, so Trump hit back. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Gov. Jerry Brown endorses Clinton
13 weeks ago -
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is endorsing Hillary Clinton just a week before the state’s June 7 primary. [Read More]
ANALYSIS: From Ike to Obama, CIA has briefed presidential candidates
13 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — After the political convention confetti is swept away, a more sobering tradition of the presidential election begins: The regular, top-secret intelligence briefings for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump trails Clinton with digital campaigning CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump trails Clinton with digital campaigning
13 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton by months, even years, in using fast-evolving digital campaigning to win over voters, data specialists working with the GOP say. [Read More]
Commentary: Rules? What rules? Commentary: Rules? What rules?
13 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
“Rules are made to be broken” is a saying that has many variations, but perhaps no one has summed up Hillary Clinton’s attitude (and Bill’s, too) about rules more than the late science-fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Animal rights activists disrupt Sanders rally CAMPAIGN 2016: Animal rights activists disrupt Sanders rally
13 weeks ago -
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A group of animal rights activists briefly interrupted a Bernie Sanders rally in Northern California when they jumped barricades and tried to rush the podium. [Read More]
Commentary: Sanders plays a dangerous game Commentary: Sanders plays a dangerous game
13 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Bernie Sanders is playing a selfish, dangerous game. [Read More]
Commentary: Delusions of competence Commentary: Delusions of competence
13 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
In general, you shouldn’t pay much attention to polls at this point, especially with Republicans unifying around Donald Trump while Bernie Sanders hasn’t conceded the inevitable. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Few happy with choices for president, poll finds
13 weeks ago -
While 65 percent of Americans say they’re interested in the White House race, just 23 percent say they’re excited as the presidential contest shifts from the primaries to the general election, according to a new poll. [Read More]
School funding creates divide in attorney general's race School funding creates divide in attorney general's race
13 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — The battle in Pennsylvania over school funding could take on a new dimension. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's cult of falsehood Commentary: Trump's cult of falsehood
13 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
The first thing to understand is that, before it’s a presidential election, it’s a TV program. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump no longer wants to debate Sanders CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump no longer wants to debate Sanders
13 weeks ago -
SAN DIEGO — Republican Donald Trump says he’s not interested in debating Democrat Bernie Sanders after all. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump shifts toward general election, taking aim at Clinton CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump shifts toward general election, taking aim at Clinton
13 weeks ago -
BISMARCK, N.D. — Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party’s delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton’s prescriptions for energy, guns, the economy and international affairs. [Read More]
Commentary: A better way to run for president Commentary: A better way to run for president
13 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
The frustration of many voters over the way presidential candidates are selected has come to a head with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the presumptive nominees of their respective parties. [Read More]
Commentary: Time for a third-party candidate Commentary: Time for a third-party candidate
13 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
There’s a meme floating around the Internet: If Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a boat and it capsizes, who wins? America. [Read More]
Trump on top: He reaches magic number to clinch nomination Trump on top: He reaches magic number to clinch nomination
14 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Hispanic Trump supporters face ridicule from family and friends CAMPAIGN 2016: Hispanic Trump supporters face ridicule from family and friends
14 weeks ago -
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump pinatas — clashing with police, at times — to protest the Republican presidential contender’s hard-line approach to immigration. [Read More]
Obama: World leaders rightfully rattled by Trump Obama: World leaders rightfully rattled by Trump
14 weeks ago -
SHIMA, Japan — President Barack Obama said today that foreign leaders are “rattled” by Donald Trump and have good reason to feel that way, as he accused the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of ignorance about world affairs. [Read More]
Commentary: An anti-democracy streak? Commentary: An anti-democracy streak?
14 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
In the New York primary, the #NeverTrumpers were hoping that rules limiting voter participation might help their cause. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Anti-Trump protests turn violent outside New Mexico rally
14 weeks ago -
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In one of the presidential campaign year’s more grisly spectacles, protesters in New Mexico opposing Donald Trump’s candidacy threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, injuring several, and toppled trash cans and barricades. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump, Clinton win in Washington state
14 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump each won primaries in Washington state Tuesday. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Clinton should follow Obama policies Letter to the Editor: Clinton should follow Obama policies
14 weeks ago -
The only thing correct about Rick Stancombe’s letter on Sunday was the headline written by a Gazette editor. Hillary Clinton does promise to continue the policies of President Obama. [Read More]
COMMENTARY: Trump and the Supreme Court COMMENTARY: Trump and the Supreme Court
14 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In releasing his list of potential Supreme Court nominees, Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has begun to solidify his support among conservatives as perhaps no other announcement could do. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Political debates provide little comfort Letter to the editor: Political debates provide little comfort
14 weeks ago -
What has happened to the America we once knew? [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Are Dems just as troubled as GOP? Red-Blue America: Are Dems just as troubled as GOP?
14 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate the status of the Democratic presidential race. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Challenge to fundraising expectations Letter to the editor: Challenge to fundraising expectations
14 weeks ago -
On the April 24 episode of “60 Minutes” was a segment called “Dialing for Dollars.” The segment detailed a Republican congressman’s bid for re-election. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders splits Obama on Puerto Rican debt CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders splits Obama on Puerto Rican debt
14 weeks ago -
LOS ANGELES — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is breaking with the Obama administration and House lawmakers over a plan to restructure Puerto Rico’s $70 billion in debt, saying the legislation would make “a terrible situation even worse.” [Read More]
Commentary: Weakend at Bernies Commentary: Weakend at Bernies
14 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee. Really. Just ask her. [Read More]
Commentary: Everything is public's business Commentary: Everything is public's business
14 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
“What is your tax rate?” George Stephanopoulos asked Donald Trump on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump's campaign investment tops $43 million CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump's campaign investment tops $43 million
14 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump poured more than $7.5 million of his own money into his presidential campaign in April, bringing his total personal investment to more than $43 million since he declared his candidacy, new campaign finance reports filed late Friday show. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Some Dems see need for fence-mending CAMPAIGN 2016: Some Dems see need for fence-mending
14 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s primary polls looked grim in mid-March for Katie McGinty, the candidate recruited by Democratic heavy hitters in Washington in their multimillion-dollar quest to recapture the U.S. Senate majority. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump, Clinton platforms highlight divisions on guns CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump, Clinton platforms highlight divisions on guns
14 weeks ago -
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are courting voters on opposite sides of the gun debate in events that highlight the nation’s deep divide on the topic. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders campaign down to less than $6 million in cash CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders campaign down to less than $6 million in cash
14 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders’ campaign had less than $6 million at the start of May, a critical cash shortage as he makes an admittedly tough final play to wrest the Democratic presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
PRIMARY 2016: Sedlock claims most write-in votes PRIMARY 2016: Sedlock claims most write-in votes
14 weeks ago -
Fayette County resident and licensed psychologist Adam Sedlock won the write-in race in Indiana County for a Democratic nomination for the 9th District seat in Congress. But the results of write-in votes from 11 other counties are needed before a possible Democratic nominee is identified. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: A President Trump could fix club's aviation woes
14 weeks ago -
PALM BEACH, Fla. — There are many questions about what Donald Trump would do if elected president, so let’s add another: Would he ban planes leaving Palm Beach International Airport from flying over his prized Mar-a-Lago Club? [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton fills coffers in battleground states CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton fills coffers in battleground states
14 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton, seeking a governing coalition if she wins the White House, is pumping millions of dollars into key battleground states at the heart of her presidential map and Democrats’ quest to regain control of the Senate. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump takes lying to new level Commentary: Trump takes lying to new level
14 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Politicians bend the truth. All politicians spin the facts. But Donald Trump is mounting an audacious experiment in mendacity: How brazenly can a candidate lie and get away with it? [Read More]
Rendell apologizes for ‘ugly women’ remark Rendell apologizes for ‘ugly women’ remark
15 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has apologized for saying “there are probably more ugly women in America than attractive women.” [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump reveals list of potential Supreme Court nominees CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump reveals list of potential Supreme Court nominees
15 weeks ago -
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. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders vows to stay in presidential race CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders vows to stay in presidential race
15 weeks ago -
Defiant and determined to transform the Democratic Party, Sen. Bernie Sanders is opening a two-month phase of his presidential campaign aimed at amassing enough leverage to advance his agenda at the convention in July. [Read More]
69.2 million millennials can vote, study finds 69.2 million millennials can vote, study finds
15 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new analysis of census data shows millennials are now tied with baby boomers for the largest percentage share of eligible voters. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump says he'd speak to Kim Jong Un over nukes CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump says he'd speak to Kim Jong Un over nukes
15 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he’s open to speaking with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to halt the communist nation’s nuclear program. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders wins Oregon, battles Clinton in Kentucky; Trump wins Oregon CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders wins Oregon, battles Clinton in Kentucky; Trump wins Oregon
15 weeks ago -
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. [Read More]
Commentary: Forecasting in age of Trump Commentary: Forecasting in age of Trump
15 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Ray Fair of Yale University says that if his election forecasting model is correct, the Republican nominee is likely to win the presidency by a convincing margin. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Pall of Nevada hangs over Democratic voting CAMPAIGN 2016: Pall of Nevada hangs over Democratic voting
15 weeks ago -
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. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump leans left on some policies CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump leans left on some policies
15 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — As he tries to charm Republicans still skeptical of his presidential candidacy, Donald Trump has a challenge: On several key issues, he sounds an awful lot like a Democrat. [Read More]
Obama casts Trump philosophy as one of ignorance, isolation Obama casts Trump philosophy as one of ignorance, isolation
15 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama cast Donald Trump’s positions on immigration, trade and Muslims as part of an ignorance-and-isolation philosophy that the president says will lead the U.S. down the path of decline. [Read More]
Commentary: Tax mysteries and Trump Commentary: Tax mysteries and Trump
15 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
This seemed to be the week for Trump tax mysteries. One mystery is why Donald Trump, unlike every other major party nominee in modern times, is refusing to release his tax returns. [Read More]
ANALYSIS: Toomey tries to win over voters, deal with Trump ANALYSIS: Toomey tries to win over voters, deal with Trump
15 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Republican Sen. Pat Toomey already had the political balancing act of winning over middle-of-the-road voters in his quest for a second term in moderate Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump, Clinton or someone else? Commentary: Trump, Clinton or someone else?
15 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
It’s Nov. 8, you walk into a voting booth, you look at the names of the presidential candidates and one makes you shudder, another makes you nauseated, there’s a third you’ve maybe never heard of and you wonder whether he is OK. Will there be a fourth? [Read More]
Commentary: What's happened to our election? Commentary: What's happened to our election?
15 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
For a man with a satirical turn of mind, presidential election years can be trying. Apparently your humble, obedient servant here isn’t angry enough to participate fully in the festivities. [Read More]
Trump, Ryan say they're committed to unity Trump, Ryan say they're committed to unity
15 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Straining to mend their party after months of chaos, Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan declared themselves “totally committed” to working together after a fence-mending personal meeting on Thursday. [Read More]
Commentary: How to fix a news break Commentary: How to fix a news break
15 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
West Virginia’s Democrats were trapped in a most undemocratic predicament in Tuesday’s presidential primary election: They had to vote without being told of a significant news development about the most exciting Democrat in the race. [Read More]
Commentary: Foreign policy as beauty pageant Commentary: Foreign policy as beauty pageant
16 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
OK, it’s easy to pick on Donald Trump’s foreign policy. [Read More]
Cruz files paperwork for a 2018 re-election bid Cruz files paperwork for a 2018 re-election bid
16 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz says he wants another term in the Senate. [Read More]
Commentary: The making of an ignoramus Commentary: The making of an ignoramus
16 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Truly, Donald Trump knows nothing. He is more ignorant about policy than you can possibly imagine, even when you take into account the fact that he is more ignorant than you can possibly imagine. [Read More]
Trump set as guest on Kelly's Fox TV special Trump set as guest on Kelly's Fox TV special
16 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — When Megyn Kelly sits down with Donald Trump for her prime-time special on the Fox broadcasting network, the Fox News Channel host hopes to call a truce to the war waged by the presumptive Republican nominee since he began slamming her after last August’s Republican debate. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump adds two states, Sanders one CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump adds two states, Sanders one
16 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump and Republican Party leaders are confronting an uncomfortable new reality: They may not like each other, but they may need each other. [Read More]
Commentary: What does Ryan want from Trump? Commentary: What does Ryan want from Trump?
16 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Speaker Paul Ryan, the Republican Party’s highest-ranking official, stunned the political world Thursday when he announced he does not now support his party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, and might not ever do so. [Read More]
Commentary: Ryan needs to decide soon on Trump Commentary: Ryan needs to decide soon on Trump
16 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Paul Ryan has little choice but to endorse Donald Trump ... sooner rather than later. To do otherwise probably would cost him speakership of the House, and might end his political career much too soon. [Read More]
Commentary: What's Sanders' next move? Commentary: What's Sanders' next move?
16 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Bernie Sanders has plenty of sound reasons for continuing his presidential campaign, but now that Donald Trump is the apparent Republican nominee, he needs to make a change in tone. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Toomey, McGinty tangle over 'sanctuary city' policy CAMPAIGN 2016: Toomey, McGinty tangle over 'sanctuary city' policy
16 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey injected immigration policies into his re-election campaign Monday, taking a shot at Philadelphia’s “sanctuary city” status and his Democratic opponent Katie McGinty for supporting what he calls a dangerous and extreme practice. [Read More]
Commentary: A shadow cabinet for Trump Commentary: A shadow cabinet for Trump
16 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has broken just about every political rule and precedent this election cycle, so what difference would it make if he broke one more? [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Congressional Republicans grapple with new Trump reality CAMPAIGN 2016: Congressional Republicans grapple with new Trump reality
16 weeks ago -
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. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: What's next in presidential election? Red-Blue America: What's next in presidential election?
16 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, consider what’s next in this seemingly unprecedented presidential election. [Read More]
ANALYSIS: Trump foes face diminished options at convention ANALYSIS: Trump foes face diminished options at convention
16 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Still shaken by Donald Trump’s triumph, Republican and conservative foes of the billionaire can still cause headaches for the party’s presumptive presidential nominee at this summer’s GOP convention. But their options are shrinking by the day. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: For Trump, party unity is nice, but not necessary CAMPAIGN 2016: For Trump, party unity is nice, but not necessary
16 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — For Donald Trump, party unity is a good thing. But he’s making clear he won’t change his views or soften his rhetoric to get it. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump or Ryan - who's king of hill? Commentary: Trump or Ryan - who's king of hill?
16 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Paul Ryan and Donald Trump sit down at Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill to hash out a couple little things, like who is running the party and who is the actual Republican. [Read More]
Commentary: Truth and Trumpism Commentary: Truth and Trumpism
16 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
How will the news media handle the battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? I suspect I know the answer — and it’s going to be deeply frustrating. But maybe, just maybe, flagging some common journalistic sins in advance can limit the damage. [Read More]
Commentary: Making history with Hillary Commentary: Making history with Hillary
16 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Hillary Clinton should play the “woman card.” In spades. Clinton has never been a natural politician. She’s not in her husband’s class as a campaigner, or Barack Obama’s, for that matter. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP contest ends quietly Commentary: GOP contest ends quietly
16 weeks ago -
And so it ends for the GOP — in Indiana, the heartland, and in May. Not in a brokered national convention. Not with much drama as it turned out. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump takes aim at Clinton at Washington rallies CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump takes aim at Clinton at Washington rallies
16 weeks ago -
Donald Trump is once again raising former President Bill Clinton’s marital infidelities, a preview of how the billionaire businessman is likely to respond to general-election attacks from Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and her allies about his treatment of women. [Read More]
PRIMARY 2016: Shuster may face challenger in general election PRIMARY 2016: Shuster may face challenger in general election
16 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Art Halvorson, who lost his primary election bid for a Republican nomination to be the next U.S. congressman from the 9th District, expressed optimism Friday that he might still be on ballots in November thanks to write-in votes from Democrats. [Read More]
Commentary: The Trump disaster Commentary: The Trump disaster
16 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
The GOP presidential primary campaign in Indiana was winding down. Donald Trump was significantly ahead in the polls and had nothing much to worry about. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton's imagination problem Commentary: Clinton's imagination problem
16 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In March Hillary Clinton told a CNN interviewer, “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” That was a true but dumb thing to say in advance of the West Virginia primary. So this week Clinton went on an apology and listening tour through Appalachia. [Read More]
Commentary: What will Trump get away with? Commentary: What will Trump get away with?
16 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
For argument’s sake, let’s say you ran into this Trump character in a bar. First off, he’s boasting about how incredibly smart, rich and good-looking he is. He’s a big, big winner. He’s even got his own TV show, and you don’t. [Read More]
Trump to face trial after election in university suit
16 weeks ago -
SAN DIEGO — Donald Trump will go to trial in a class-action lawsuit against him and his now-defunct Trump University after the presidential election but before the inauguration, setting the stage for a president-elect to take the witness stand if he wins the White House. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders wants supporters represented
16 weeks ago -
LOS ANGELES — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Friday threatened a floor fight over rules and platform planks at the party’s summer convention, warning the Democratic National Committee not to stack the convention’s standing committees with supporters of Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump to meet with Ryan to work out differences CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump to meet with Ryan to work out differences
16 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump grudgingly agreed Friday to meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan to work out their differences in the midst of an extraordinary display of Republican vs. Republican strife. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: House Speaker Ryan refuses to back Trump CAMPAIGN 2016: House Speaker Ryan refuses to back Trump
16 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, insisting Thursday that the businessman must do more to unify the GOP. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton urges Democrats to unite against Trump CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton urges Democrats to unite against Trump
16 weeks ago -
LOS ANGELES — Hillary Clinton urged Democrats on Thursday to unite around her candidacy as a way of fending off Republican Donald Trump, telling black community leaders that her advantage over Bernie Sanders far outpaces the deficit she faced in the 2008 primaries. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump and the Lord's work Commentary: Trump and the Lord's work
17 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Like many others, I watched the video that President Barack Obama showed at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday of him inviting former House Speaker John Boehner over to solicit his advice on what Obama should do post-presidency. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: With Kasich out, Trump's path clear CAMPAIGN 2016: With Kasich out, Trump's path clear
17 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump’s remarkable triumph as his party’s presumptive nominee and launching him toward a likely fall battle with Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
Commentary: How Grand Old Party got Trumped Commentary: How Grand Old Party got Trumped
17 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
One of the great puzzlements of modern presidential politics will forever be that it took the Republican Party’s elites three-quarters of a year to wise up to the fact that Donald Trump was stealing their party right out from under their upturned noses. [Read More]
Trump, Biden to go to Penn graduation
17 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Donald Trump and Joe Biden will be attending the same University of Pennsylvania graduation ceremony, but not for political reasons. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Kasich to end bid for Republican nomination CAMPAIGN 2016: Kasich to end bid for Republican nomination
17 weeks ago -
CONCORD, N.H. — Ohio Gov. John Kasich will end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination today, making Donald Trump the party’s presumptive nominee. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP bigwigs make peace with Trump Commentary: GOP bigwigs make peace with Trump
17 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
With Donald Trump heading toward what more and more Republicans believe will be victory in the GOP primaries, an increasing number of party figures — none fans of Trump originally — are making their peace with the idea of Trump as their nominee. [Read More]
PRIMARY 2016: Halvorson camp concedes race to Rep. Shuster PRIMARY 2016: Halvorson camp concedes race to Rep. Shuster
17 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Art Halvorson, who challenged incumbent Rep. Bill Shuster for a Republican nomination for the 9th Congressional District in last week’s primary election, conceded defeat Monday and thanked his supporters. [Read More]
Commentary: Whom to blame for Trump's rise? Commentary: Whom to blame for Trump's rise?
17 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Dr. Frankenstein created the monster that bore his name and if Dr. Jekyll had not conducted those experiments in his laboratory, Mr. Hyde would never have emerged to terrorize London. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz fighting for survival in Indiana primary CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz fighting for survival in Indiana primary
17 weeks ago -
OSCEOLA, Ind. — Ted Cruz’s conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote today that could effectively end the GOP’s primary season. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is Hillary right for Republicans? Red-Blue America: Is Hillary right for Republicans?
17 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Charles Koch, the Kansas billionaire known for funding right-wing causes with his brother David, created a stir last week by suggesting that Hillary Clinton might be a worthier candidate for president than any remaining of the Republicans. [Read More]
Fears of Trump drive immigrants to become citizens Fears of Trump drive immigrants to become citizens
17 weeks ago -
MIAMI — On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump plays the man card Commentary: Trump plays the man card
17 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Republicans have often been indignant at being portrayed as waging a “war on women,” and the rhetoric sometimes was, indeed, a bit over the top. Until Donald Trump showed up. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump looks to knock Cruz out of race CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump looks to knock Cruz out of race
17 weeks ago -
LA PORTE, Ind. — Back in the part of the country where he last lost to Ted Cruz, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is confidently pushing for a win Tuesday in Indiana that he argues ought to knock the Texas senator out of the race. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: The first vs. the best qualified Letter to the Editor: The first vs. the best qualified
17 weeks ago -
The 2016 election cycle is in full force. There’s no escaping the debates, town halls, commentary, discussions, arguments, advocacy and polls. But no matter what information is presented to you, it all comes down to a decision only you can make. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Cruz-Fiorina: good idea, bad timing POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Cruz-Fiorina: good idea, bad timing
17 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Most saw it as a desperate act by a desperate candidate. The New York Times referred to it as “the political equivalent of a student pulling a fire alarm to avoid an exam.” [Read More]
Commentary: 'The Apprentice' with Donald Trump -- the new season Commentary: 'The Apprentice' with Donald Trump -- the new season
17 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Donald Trump’s supporters all use the same words to describe his appeal: He’s real. He’s authentic. He tells it like it is. [Read More]
Commentary: The wrath of the conned Commentary: The wrath of the conned
17 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Maybe we need a new cliche: It ain’t over until Carly Fiorina sings. Anyway, it really is over — definitively on the Democratic side, with high probability on the Republican side. And the results couldn’t be more different. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Truth exposed about both political parties Letter to the Editor: Truth exposed about both political parties
17 weeks ago -
It is sad the truth exposed by Patrick Mattingly applies equally to Democrats. It has become increasingly evident that we have developed a third class: the political class, whose only consistent allegiance is to the possession of power, status and economic advantage. [Read More]
Contested convention in 1976 proved how ugly it can get Contested convention in 1976 proved how ugly it can get
17 weeks ago -
GREENVILLE, Miss. — Clarke Reed and Billy Mounger still sound like they want to spit when they talk about each other — 40 years after the contested Republican National Convention where the Mississippi delegation split between President Gerald Ford and smooth-talking Ronald Reagan. [Read More]
Commentary: If not Trump, what? Commentary: If not Trump, what?
17 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Donald Trump now looks set to be the Republican presidential nominee. So for those of us appalled by this prospect — what are we supposed to do? [Read More]
Commentary: Getting ready to 'lose with Cruz' Commentary: Getting ready to 'lose with Cruz'
17 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
I recently saw a political cartoon that quite accurately portrays the way many Americans seem to feel about the 2016 election cycle. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: State delegates voice support for Trump CAMPAIGN 2016: State delegates voice support for Trump
17 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — A solid majority of Pennsylvania Republicans elected as delegates to the GOP’s presidential nominating convention in Cleveland say they intend to vote for the candidate who won a thumping primary victory in their state — Donald Trump. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton team prepares for fall race CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton team prepares for fall race
17 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Waves of campaign staffers are being dispatched to battleground states. Advisers are starting to consider locations for a splashy convention rally in Philadelphia. An army of lawyers is scrutinizing more than two dozen possible vice presidential picks. [Read More]
Congressional GOP starting to accept Trump Congressional GOP starting to accept Trump
17 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans are beginning to accept, and even embrace, an outcome that was once unthinkable: Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee. [Read More]
Former speaker Boehner: Cruz is 'Lucifer in the flesh' Former speaker Boehner: Cruz is 'Lucifer in the flesh'
17 weeks ago -
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, calling the Texas senator “Lucifer in the flesh.” [Read More]
PRIMARY 2016: Trump adds Pennsylvania delegates PRIMARY 2016: Trump adds Pennsylvania delegates
18 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — A day after sweeping five primaries, Donald Trump kept rolling Wednesday, picking up endorsements from an additional 33 delegates in Pennsylvania to give him a total of 80 percent of the number of delegates needed to win the Republican nomination. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz chooses Fiorina as running mate CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz chooses Fiorina as running mate
18 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — An astonishing Republican presidential primary season has taken another unusual turn, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announcing Carly Fiorina as his running mate — even though he’s mathematically unable to become the GOP nominee through the regular voting process. [Read More]
PRIMARY 2016: County follows state in presidential balloting PRIMARY 2016: County follows state in presidential balloting
18 weeks ago -
Presidential preference voting in Indiana County mirrored Pennsylvania results in the primary election on Tuesday. Here are the Indiana County totals: [Read More]
PRIMARY 2016: Shuster survives Halvorson's challenge PRIMARY 2016: Shuster survives Halvorson's challenge
18 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Rep. Bill Shuster for a second time Tuesday held off challenger Art Halvorson and won a Republican nomination for the 9th Congressional District seat. Halvorson had also tried unsuccessfully to unseat Shuster in the 2014 primary election. [Read More]
PRIMARY 2016: Turnout brisk across Indiana County PRIMARY 2016: Turnout brisk across Indiana County
18 weeks ago - - SEAN YODER
Some Democratic ballots across multiple precincts in Indiana County on Tuesday omitted one of the delegates to the national convention committed to Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
PRIMARY 2016: Vote totals Tuesday pave way for November PRIMARY 2016: Vote totals Tuesday pave way for November
18 weeks ago -
There were a number of uncontested races on the ballot Tuesday for voters in both major parties, and some of them set up contests in the November general election. [Read More]
Commentary: The 8 a.m. phone call Commentary: The 8 a.m. phone call
18 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Back in 2008, one of the ads Hillary Clinton ran during the contest for the Democratic nomination featured an imaginary scene in which the White House phone rings at 3 a.m. with news of a foreign crisis, and asked, “Who do you want answering that phone?” [Read More]
PRIMARY 2016: Rafferty, Shapiro to face off for attorney general PRIMARY 2016: Rafferty, Shapiro to face off for attorney general
18 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — A state senator and county commissioner from the same suburban Philadelphia county will vie this fall for the seat being vacated by embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane. [Read More]
PRIMARY 2016: McGinty earns Democrats' nomination for Senate PRIMARY 2016: McGinty earns Democrats' nomination for Senate
18 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Democrats in Pennsylvania have gone with their party establishment’s choice for a U.S. Senate candidate and rejected an ex-congressman who six years ago nearly won the office. [Read More]
PRIMARY 2016: Indicted congressman loses seat in Philadelphia
18 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Indicted Pennsylvania congressman Chaka Fattah, facing his first primary fight in two decades, has lost the Democratic primary just before the start of his federal corruption trial. [Read More]
Commentary: What Trump won't change Commentary: What Trump won't change
18 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is in the middle of a much-discussed reworking. There’s a lot of reworking to do. [Read More]
PRIMARY 2016: Pennsylvania winners drew votes from across spectrum PRIMARY 2016: Pennsylvania winners drew votes from across spectrum
18 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton came away big winners in Pennsylvania’s presidential primaries Tuesday. [Read More]
PRIMARY 2016: Trump, Clinton press closer to general election showdown PRIMARY 2016: Trump, Clinton press closer to general election showdown
18 weeks ago -
With five convincing victories in hand, Donald Trump strengthened his grip on the Republican primary race and pushed close to a general election showdown with Hillary Clinton. The Democratic front-runner is now 90 percent of the way to her party's nomination after four solid victories. [Read More]
PRIMARY 2016: Trump, Clinton win Pennsylvania; Democrats tap McGinty for Senate PRIMARY 2016: Trump, Clinton win Pennsylvania; Democrats tap McGinty for Senate
18 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton came away big winners in Pennsylvania's presidential primaries Tuesday, as Democrats backed their party establishment's choice for U.S. Senate and an indicted Philadelphia-area congressman lost his bid for a 12th term. [Read More]
Trump sweeps 5 states, Clinton wins 4 Trump sweeps 5 states, Clinton wins 4
18 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump scored a five-state East Coast sweep Tuesday to embolden his hopes of clinching the Republican presidential nomination without a catfight at the convention. [Read More]
Trump, Clinton claim early victories in Northeast primaries Trump, Clinton claim early victories in Northeast primaries
18 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republican Donald Trump swept to easy victories Tuesday in Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania primaries, keeping the brash billionaire on his narrow path to the GOP nomination. [Read More]
Delegate candidate's name reported missing from some ballots Delegate candidate's name reported missing from some ballots
18 weeks ago -
Some Democratic ballots across multiple precincts in Indiana County today omitted the name of the one of the delegates to the national convention, Madeline Snyder, of Green County. [Read More]
Some voters delayed by ballot problem Some voters delayed by ballot problem
18 weeks ago - - SEAN YODER
Some Democratic paper ballots are being rejected by ballot-reading machines in Indiana County due to a printing error, according to Chief County Clerk Robin Maryai. [Read More]
PRIMARY 2016: Voters in Pennsylvania head to polls PRIMARY 2016: Voters in Pennsylvania head to polls
18 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Attention is shifting from a well-worn campaign trail to the voting booths as Pennsylvanians cast ballots today on presidential primary contests, including the first competitive Republican primary in decades, and races for Congress and state offices. [Read More]
Commentary: No honeymoon for 2016 victor Commentary: No honeymoon for 2016 victor
18 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
The presidential primaries are a long way from over, but they’ve already produced an unhappy paradox: Both parties appear headed toward nominating the two most unpopular candidates in the country. [Read More]
Commentary: The felon vote Commentary: The felon vote
18 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Thanks to Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., 200,000 convicted felons in the state of Virginia may now register to vote. [Read More]
PRIMARY 2016: Trump, Clinton look for sweep of Northeast states PRIMARY 2016: Trump, Clinton look for sweep of Northeast states
18 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Donald Trump is aiming for a sweep of all five Northeastern states holding primaries today, including Pennsylvania, with his rivals pinning their hopes of stopping the Republican front-runner on a fragile coordination strategy in the next rounds of voting. [Read More]
Here's what's at stake in Pennsylvania primary Here's what's at stake in Pennsylvania primary
18 weeks ago -
On Tuesday, Pennsylvania voters will cast ballots in primary elections for president, Congress, state attorney general and the state Legislature. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz, Kasich team up in attempt to halt Trump CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz, Kasich team up in attempt to halt Trump
18 weeks ago -
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Donald Trump’s rivals are joining forces to deny him the necessary delegates to win the Republican presidential nomination, the latest display of strife in a convulsive 2016 GOP race. [Read More]
Delegate math: How Tuesday could close the door on Sanders bid Delegate math: How Tuesday could close the door on Sanders bid
18 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton can’t win enough delegates on Tuesday to officially knock Bernie Sanders out of the presidential race, but she can erase any lingering honest doubts about whether she’ll soon be the Democratic nominee. [Read More]
Commentary: Ending myth of 'crooked Hillary' Commentary: Ending myth of 'crooked Hillary'
18 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
After the New York primary, the betting websites are giving Hillary Clinton about a 94 percent chance of being the Democratic nominee, and Donald Trump a 66 percent chance of ending up as the Republican nominee. [Read More]
Commentary: It does matter for whom you vote Commentary: It does matter for whom you vote
18 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
The remarkable durability of non-establishment candidates — Sanders, Trump — in this year’s presidential race may reflect the widely held theory that, despite their rhetoric, our two major political parties are so close together that it doesn’t really matter which one is in power. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Your guide to the delegate process CAMPAIGN 2016: Your guide to the delegate process
18 weeks ago - - SEAN YODER
Voters are taking an interest in the political parties’ national processes this year. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Two new hopefuls launch bids in primary CAMPAIGN 2016: Two new hopefuls launch bids in primary
18 weeks ago - - SEAN YODER
Two people have launched last-minute write-in campaigns for Tuesday’s primaries. [Read More]
Voters, take note of ballot changes Voters, take note of ballot changes
18 weeks ago - - SEAN YODER
The Pennsylvania Department of State has directed Indiana County to post notices at polling places for Tuesday’s primary saying votes for an amendment to the state’s constitution concerning judicial retirement age won’t count, according to Chief County Clerk Robin Maryai. [Read More]
Commentary: Time for Bernie to back off Commentary: Time for Bernie to back off
18 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
After decisive victories by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the New York primaries, Democratic leaders need to send a strong, stern message to Bernie Sanders: Back off. Stop attacking Hillary. If you want to stay in the race to propound your policy ideas, fine. [Read More]
Commentary: This gal's not swayed by Hillary Clinton's gender Commentary: This gal's not swayed by Hillary Clinton's gender
18 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
You know what I really resent? I resent it when someone tells me I should vote for, or support, or give a pass to someone because it will be a “historic moment.” [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: That other election on Tuesday POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: That other election on Tuesday
18 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
In the age of “Trump-Mania” and “Bernie-Mania,” the often ignored and highly underrated Pennsylvania Democratic primary for U.S. senate is a bit player. [Read More]
Commentary: Sanders would be a disaster Commentary: Sanders would be a disaster
18 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Quite a few people make noises about leaving the country if the wrong person gets elected president. I’ve been making discreet inquiries in the vicinity of Kinsale, County Cork, myself. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders offers mixed signals on Clinton CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders offers mixed signals on Clinton
18 weeks ago -
GETTYSBURG — Bernie Sanders is sending mixed signals on whether he will persist in his pointed critique of Hillary Clinton’s record as some Democrats urge the party to coalesce around the former secretary of state. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump both courts, decries RNC CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump both courts, decries RNC
18 weeks ago -
HARRINGTON, Del. — As his top aides spent the week gingerly courting Republican insiders at a seaside resort in Florida, Donald Trump was busy railing against them. [Read More]
Now is time for unity in GOP, candidates say Now is time for unity in GOP, candidates say
18 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Candidates speaking at the Indiana County Republican Committee Spring Banquet on Thursday voiced a common theme: Despite differences of opinions separating Republicans in the final few days before Pennsylvania’s primary election, all Republicans need to unify to defeat Democratic candidates. [Read More]
Firms that funded Clinton have government interests Firms that funded Clinton have government interests
18 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — It’s not just Wall Street banks. Most companies and groups that paid Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to speak between 2013 and 2015 have lobbied federal agencies in recent years, and more than one-third are government contractors, an Associated Press review found. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump chief says 'You'll see a real different guy' CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump chief says 'You'll see a real different guy'
18 weeks ago -
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — His general-election appeal in question, Donald Trump’s senior team is promising anxious Republicans that voters will see “a real different guy” soon after the GOP front-runner claims his party’s presidential nomination. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Voter stats show 165,000 switched parties CAMPAIGN 2016: Voter stats show 165,000 switched parties
18 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Final statistics from Pennsylvania elections officials show that nearly 165,000 voters switched their registration this year. The biggest amount was Democrats switching registration to Republican. [Read More]
DA: Teachers protected in brawls DA: Teachers protected in brawls
19 weeks ago -
EASTON (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania prosecutor seeking the Democratic nomination for attorney general says teachers who use “reasonable force” to break up brawls in their schools won’t be prosecuted. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Delegate process adds to Pennsylvania election drama
19 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania, long an afterthought in presidential primary stakes, may emerge as a key player in crowning this year’s Republican presidential nominee. [Read More]
Judge retirement age votes next week won't count Judge retirement age votes next week won't count
19 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania judge ruled Wednesday that primary election votes being cast on a constitutional amendment ballot question to extend the state's judicial retirement age won't count. [Read More]
Trump rails against delegate system; Clinton looks to Pennsylvania Trump rails against delegate system; Clinton looks to Pennsylvania
19 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton, the nearly unstoppable Democrat, and Republican front-runner Donald Trump accelerated Wednesday toward Northeast primaries on an increasingly direct path to presidential nominations after trouncing party challengers in New York. [Read More]
Judge mulls pulling ballot question
19 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — The fate of a ballot question about state judges’ mandatory retirement age hung in limbo Tuesday after a hearing about a last-minute legislative referendum to pull it and the subsequent lawsuit by three Democrat state senators who argue the vote must go on. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's two outrage-free weeks Commentary: Trump's two outrage-free weeks
19 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Have you noticed something different about the Trump campaign? It’s been more than two weeks since the last really outrageous thing the Republican front-runner has said or done. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: New York winners shift focus to Pennsylvania CAMPAIGN 2016: New York winners shift focus to Pennsylvania
19 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton emerged from New York’s presidential primary closer to clinching the Democratic nomination and becoming the first woman to reach that milestone. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Court orders Senate hopeful on ballot
19 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Joe Vodvarka, a little-known Democratic Party candidate for U.S. Senate, has a big win in court. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: A chance to make good on promises Letter to the Editor: A chance to make good on promises
19 weeks ago -
No doubt the recent tax reassessment in Indiana County was the hottest topic last year as well as in the election. Groups as well as candidates took stands against the issue of unfair taxation. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Plenty deserve blame for failed policies, Halvorson says CAMPAIGN 2016: Plenty deserve blame for failed policies, Halvorson says
19 weeks ago - - SEAN YODER
Art Halvorson blames Congress for the problems of the U.S. government. Specifically, he blames other Congressional Republicans, like Rep. Bill Shuster, for mismanagement and allowing the Obama administration to run amok. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump, Clinton look for wins on home turf CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump, Clinton look for wins on home turf
19 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — Competing on home turf, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton hope to emerge victorious from today’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. [Read More]
Sanders, Clinton to visit Pennsylvania this week
19 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Both Democratic presidential candidates will be coming to Pennsylvania this week as the commonwealth’s primary election nears. [Read More]
Hosting Clinton fundraisers, Clooney decries political cash Hosting Clinton fundraisers, Clooney decries political cash
19 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Actor George Clooney would like to get big money out of politics — so he doesn’t have to raise it. [Read More]
Thousands register for wrong party
19 weeks ago -
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A survey has found that tens of thousands of voters, including Demi Moore and other celebrities, have mistakenly registered as members of a conservative minor political party in California in a mix-up over its name, a newspaper reported Sunday. [Read More]
Few but proud: Trump's most loyal speak out Few but proud: Trump's most loyal speak out
19 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Letantia Bussell, a Beverly Hills dermatologist, says she appreciates Donald Trump’s “unique personality.” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Know which delegate you're voting for Letter to the Editor: Know which delegate you're voting for
19 weeks ago -
The Republican Convention may be a contested convention. A contested convention means that no one candidate (Trump, Cruz or Kasich) will have the needed votes to secure the nomination. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Pennsylvania's presidential primary critical POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Pennsylvania's presidential primary critical
19 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Some 40 states have already voted in the presidential primary. Finally, the presidential nomination campaigns have moved to the Northeast. New York votes Tuesday and five more states — including critical Pennsylvania — vote one week later. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Shuster a tireless advocate for county Letter to the Editor: Shuster a tireless advocate for county
19 weeks ago -
I’ve spent much of my life working to advance conservative causes in Indiana County. [Read More]
Commentary: For the Trump family, Daddy Donald knows best Commentary: For the Trump family, Daddy Donald knows best
19 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
There is no way to avoid sounding like a Trump supporter with this column. I’ve already been accused of going over to the dark side by defending The Donald against accusations that he wanted to imprison women who had abortions and that he cheered on a campaign manager prone to domestic violence. [Read More]
Delay in judge retirement referendum prompts lawsuit Delay in judge retirement referendum prompts lawsuit
19 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Three Democrats in the Pennsylvania Senate are asking a court to order the state to proceed later this month with a referendum about whether judges should be able to serve until they turn 75, extending the mandatory judicial retirement age by five years. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz wins all 14 Wyoming delegates CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz wins all 14 Wyoming delegates
19 weeks ago -
CASPER, Wyo. — Painstaking organization and in-person campaigning paid off again for Ted Cruz on Saturday as he nailed down all 14 delegates up for grabs at the Republican Party convention in Wyoming. The result leaves Donald Trump facing yet another loss in a string of defeats in Western states. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders says he met with Pope Francis at Vatican
19 weeks ago -
ROME — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said in an interview with The Associated Press that he met with Pope Francis, describing the meeting as a “real honor.” [Read More]
Spending in Dems’ primary hits $10 million
19 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Spending in Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate is pushing past $10 million. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Time for a change in 9th District Letter to the editor: Time for a change in 9th District
19 weeks ago -
I am a U.S. Army veteran, and back in January and February 2015, I contacted my congressman, Bill Shuster, with an issue I had with the Veterans Administration concerning a service connected disability. He (Mr. Shuster) responded with (in my opinion) a very vague response. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Respect growing for Art Halvorson Letter to the editor: Respect growing for Art Halvorson
19 weeks ago -
The name Art Halvorson has become a household word in many Indiana County homes. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Why I support Clinton Letter to the editor: Why I support Clinton
19 weeks ago -
Here are a few of the many reasons I am supporting Hillary Clinton for president: [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Halvorson stands out among candidates Letter to the editor: Halvorson stands out among candidates
19 weeks ago -
In the weeks leading up to an election, there are times when the campaigning seems to be just too much for me to stomach, and my inclination is to ignore it all … but I don’t. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Truth about Republicans exposed Letter to the editor: Truth about Republicans exposed
19 weeks ago -
Beginning with the 1964 Republican Convention in San Francisco, where keynote speaker Ronald Reagan spoke of “A time for choosing,” the Republicans have pontificated as to the evils of big government contrasted to the beauty of free enterprise. [Read More]
Judicial retirement issue may go to court Judicial retirement issue may go to court
19 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — A politically charged court fight loomed Thursday over whether Pennsylvania’s primary voters can choose to raise the mandatory retirement age for more than 1,000 state judges or whether it will be postponed until the November general election. [Read More]
Candidates file reports in race for U.S. Senate Candidates file reports in race for U.S. Senate
19 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Thursday was the deadline for candidates for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania to report their campaign fundraising and spending activity in 2016 and details are starting to trickle out. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: GOP, Dem candidates wrangle in New York CAMPAIGN 2016: GOP, Dem candidates wrangle in New York
19 weeks ago -
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. [Read More]
New York delivers rowdy night of campaigning New York delivers rowdy night of campaigning
20 weeks ago -
NEW YORK (AP) — 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. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Voting in GOP primary critical Letter to the Editor: Voting in GOP primary critical
20 weeks ago -
Our votes in this primary may be the most critical we’ve ever cast. We have the opportunity and responsibility of choosing principled conservatives. Let’s step back from the sound bites and multiple mailings and look at each candidate’s life. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: McGinty my choice for U.S. Senate Letter to the Editor: McGinty my choice for U.S. Senate
20 weeks ago -
I am supporting Katie McGinty for U.S. Senate in the Democratic Primary on April 26. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump rally draws thousands CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump rally draws thousands
20 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH — Donald Trump was showing off his knowledge of all things Pennsylvania during a Pittsburgh rally Wednesday night when he asked a baffling question — about Penn State’s famed football coach. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Democrats join third televised Senate debate as primary nears CAMPAIGN 2016: Democrats join third televised Senate debate as primary nears
20 weeks ago -
Pennsylvania’s three Democratic primary candidates for U.S. Senate held their third televised debate in a week Tuesday night as the pace of spending is picking up and the race entered its last couple of weeks. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Candidates heading to Western Pennsylvania CAMPAIGN 2016: Candidates heading to Western Pennsylvania
20 weeks ago -
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz are heading to western Pennsylvania, while Chelsea Clinton will be stumping for her mother, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Contested convention unpopular, poll finds CAMPAIGN 2016: Contested convention unpopular, poll finds
20 weeks ago -
Most Republican voters think the candidate with the most delegates heading into the party’s convention in July should ultimately emerge as the GOP’s presidential nominee, regardless of whether he holds the majority of all delegates needed to secure the nomination, according to an AP-GfK poll. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Nomination being stolen by system, Trump says CAMPAIGN 2016: Nomination being stolen by system, Trump says
20 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump and his allies are engaged in an aggressive effort to undermine the Republican nominating process by framing it as rigged and corrupt, hoping to compensate for organizational deficiencies that have left Trump with an increasingly precarious path to the nomination. [Read More]
Commentary: The GOP's own Bush v. Gore? Commentary: The GOP's own Bush v. Gore?
20 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
It’s now likely Republicans are headed toward a contested convention in July. But they might be headed toward more than that — the party could be on its way to an internal version of the 2000 election. [Read More]
House Speaker Ryan rules out presidential bid House Speaker Ryan rules out presidential bid
20 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday definitively ruled out a bid for president this year, insisting that the party's choice should emerge from the group of candidates who pursued the GOP nomination. [Read More]
Commentary: Sanders' legacy likely to live on Commentary: Sanders' legacy likely to live on
20 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Bernie Sanders can still win the Democratic presidential nomination — but it’s going to take a miracle. Actually, several miracles. He’ll need to win the primary next week in New York, where polls show him running well behind Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
Washington Post bio of Trump set for Aug. 23
20 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — A “comprehensive” Washington Post book about Donald Trump and his incredible run for the presidency will come out Aug. 23, whether or not he is the GOP nominee. [Read More]
Businesses sharing Trump name get swept up in circus Businesses sharing Trump name get swept up in circus
20 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — It’s not easy being Trump these days. Just ask the people at Trump Tobacco in California, Trump Travel in New York, Trump Memorials in Nebraska and Trump Chiropractic & Acupuncture in Kansas. [Read More]
Question on judges delayed until November
20 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s office said it will pull a question from the primary election ballot that asks voters whether to change the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 75. [Read More]
Hillary Clinton’s old car goes up for sale
20 weeks ago -
GETTYSBURG (AP) — A retired White House gardener is selling Hillary Clinton’s 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass, which he bought at an auction for the residence’s workers and has been sitting in his Pennsylvania garage for years. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Most voters say 'meh' - at best - on the presidential field CAMPAIGN 2016: Most voters say 'meh' - at best - on the presidential field
20 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most American voters say "meh" — at best — about the 2016 field of presidential candidates in both parties. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Is Rep. Shuster truly a conservative? Letter to the editor: Is Rep. Shuster truly a conservative?
20 weeks ago -
If one is to believe that Congressman Bill Shuster is the true conservative that he continues to say he is, he apparently defines the word differently than many of his constituents. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Poll shows Clinton with edge over Trump on range of issues CAMPAIGN 2016: Poll shows Clinton with edge over Trump on range of issues
20 weeks ago -
In a stark warning for Donald Trump as he eyes a possible general election showdown with Hillary Clinton, Americans trust the Democratic front-runner more than the Republican businessman to handle a wide range of issues — from immigration to health care to nominating Supreme Court justices. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Candidates, even Trump, shift to delegate hunt CAMPAIGN 2016: Candidates, even Trump, shift to delegate hunt
20 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — The Democratic and Republican presidential candidates are coming to terms with the cold mathematical reality of chasing delegates ahead of their nominating conventions, with front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump driving for challenge-proof majorities. [Read More]
Trump calls Boston Globe 'worthless' in response to satire Trump calls Boston Globe 'worthless' in response to satire
20 weeks ago -
BOSTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has derided The Boston Globe as “stupid” and “worthless” in response to a satirical front page printed by the newspaper Sunday that lampoons a potential Trump presidency. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Consider future when voting for president Letter to the editor: Consider future when voting for president
20 weeks ago -
The 2016 electoral season offers an unusual set of choices. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Kasich's actions show his unworthiness Letter to the editor: Kasich's actions show his unworthiness
20 weeks ago -
The latest attack on our freedom is John Kasich with minimal delegates. He received funding from the left-wing Obamacare instigator Open Borders and big government promoter George Soros. [Read More]
Commentary: Playing the race card Commentary: Playing the race card
20 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The word of the year in politics is “anger.” And many backers of Donald Trump are outraged about their economic conditions and prospects. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Sanders missed his McCain moment Letter to the editor: Sanders missed his McCain moment
20 weeks ago -
During the 2008 presidential campaign, a woman in a rally crowd said to Sen. John McCain that she thought that then Sen. Barack Obama was a Muslim Arab. [Read More]
Commentary: Sanders is over the edge Commentary: Sanders is over the edge
20 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
From the beginning, many and probably most liberal policy wonks were skeptical about Bernie Sanders. On many major issues — including the signature issues of his campaign, especially financial reform — he seemed to go for easy slogans over hard thinking. [Read More]
College students get chance to question Senate candidates
20 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — The three Democrats running for a chance to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey in the fall election took questions from an audience of college students on the campus of Penn State University on Saturday night as they vie for undecided voters. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: 2016 hopefuls look East, West for delegate support CAMPAIGN 2016: 2016 hopefuls look East, West for delegate support
20 weeks ago -
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Ted Cruz completed his sweep of Colorado’s 34 delegates on Saturday while on the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders picked up another win in Wyoming. [Read More]
Commentary: Sanders to rescue? Not exactly Commentary: Sanders to rescue? Not exactly
20 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
They’ve never made movies like this. In most cinematic adventures when the innocents are in peril from villains, it’s not other villains who ride to the rescue. It’s the good guys. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Scandals' won't defeat Clinton Commentary: 'Scandals' won't defeat Clinton
20 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Fearless prediction: No legalistic deus ex machina will descend to save the nation from the dread specter of President Hillary Rodham Clinton. [Read More]
Commentary: The Lincoln Caucus Commentary: The Lincoln Caucus
20 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The Republican presidential campaign just changed. Until now this has been a candidate-centric process. All the different candidates were competing to get a majority of delegates to the GOP convention. But now it’s likely no candidate will get that majority on the first ballot. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Poll says Clinton more likable than Trump, Cruz CAMPAIGN 2016: Poll says Clinton more likable than Trump, Cruz
20 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — In any other election year, more than half the country holding an unfavorable impression of a candidate for president would be cause for alarm. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Americans overwhelmingly view Trump negatively, poll reveals CAMPAIGN 2016: Americans overwhelmingly view Trump negatively, poll reveals
20 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — 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. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Sanders clash over qualifications, backgrounds CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Sanders clash over qualifications, backgrounds
20 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — With accusations of lying, hustling for money and failed leadership, the race for the Democratic nomination took a decidedly negative turn, with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders exchanging a series of barbs over qualifications for the presidency. [Read More]
Judges’ retirement age vote delayed Judges’ retirement age vote delayed
20 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania legislators are moving to rewrite and delay a ballot question that would change the mandatory retirement age for judges, district judges and justices from 70 to 75. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Sanders sharpen attacks CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Sanders sharpen attacks
21 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA — Armed with a blistering tabloid cover, Hillary Clinton is pitting Bernie Sanders against the parents of children murdered in Sandy Hook, part of an effort to punch her way into the critical New York primary. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz's winning ways have yet to win over fellow GOP senators CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz's winning ways have yet to win over fellow GOP senators
21 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz is increasingly winning over voters to his presidential bid. He’s still not winning over fellow Republican senators. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump eyes shift to policy 'meat' CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump eyes shift to policy 'meat'
21 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — Republican Donald Trump declared it’s “great to be home” at a massive rally in the New York City suburbs Wednesday, shrugging off a defeat in Wisconsin a day earlier and instead, predicting victory in his delegate-rich home state. [Read More]
ANALYSIS: Sanders and Cruz claim Wisconsin victories, ignore daunting delegate math ANALYSIS: Sanders and Cruz claim Wisconsin victories, ignore daunting delegate math
21 weeks ago -
Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders reveled Tuesday in hard-fought victories in the Wisconsin primary, but both men confront an implacable challenge ahead: math. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Democrats in U.S. Senate race attack each other in debate CAMPAIGN 2016: Democrats in U.S. Senate race attack each other in debate
21 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — The three Democrats running for a chance to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey attacked each other in the most direct ways thus far in a debate Tuesday night, at times talking over the moderator to get in the final word. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama embraces role as the anti-Trump CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama embraces role as the anti-Trump
21 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — He won’t be on November’s ballot, but President Barack Obama is slowly embracing his role as the anti-Trump, taking on the Republican front-runner in ways that no other Democrat can. [Read More]
Commentary: Creating cities for everyone Commentary: Creating cities for everyone
21 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Remember when Ted Cruz tried to take Donald Trump down by accusing him of having “New York values”? It didn’t work, of course, mainly because it addressed the wrong form of hatred. [Read More]
Commentary: Rove says 'fresh face' might be best Commentary: Rove says 'fresh face' might be best
21 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
One thing that unites many supporters of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz is the suspicion that party elders might try to hand the Republican presidential nomination to another candidate if neither Trump nor Cruz arrives in Cleveland with the 1,237 delegates required to win. [Read More]
Referendum may be delayed Referendum may be delayed
21 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania state lawmakers are advancing a resolution to delay until November a public vote on whether to let judges continue to serve for five additional years, until they turn 75. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz, Sanders emerge victorious in Wisconsin primaries CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz, Sanders emerge victorious in Wisconsin primaries
21 weeks ago -
Republican Ted Cruz stormed to victory in Wisconsin Tuesday, denting front-runner Donald Trump's chances of capturing the GOP nomination before the party's convention. Democrat Bernie Sanders triumphed over Hillary Clinton but still faces a mathematically difficult path to the White House. [Read More]
Commentary: Real Americans rise above discontent Commentary: Real Americans rise above discontent
21 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Here’s the salutation from an email that appeared in my inbox recently: “You liberal, tree hugging ACADEMIC (expletive)!” And then it turned ugly. [Read More]
Commentary: Can't we do better? Commentary: Can't we do better?
21 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Occasionally I am asked if I ever considered running for political office. My response: “I did once, but I took two aspirin, lay down for a while and the feeling went away.” [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz, Sanders angle for wins in Wisconsin primaries CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz, Sanders angle for wins in Wisconsin primaries
21 weeks ago -
MILWAUKEE — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Bernie Sanders are angling for victories in today’s Wisconsin presidential primaries that could give their campaigns a needed boost, but still leave them with mathematically challenging paths to their parties’ nominations. [Read More]
Mistake ballooned party switching Mistake ballooned party switching
21 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania elections officials are blaming a contractor’s human error for erroneously adding 86,000 to this year’s statistics on voters switching their affiliation. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Sanders to campaign in Pennsylvania CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Sanders to campaign in Pennsylvania
21 weeks ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will both be campaigning in Pennsylvania. [Read More]
What's behind educational divide in GOP White House race What's behind educational divide in GOP White House race
21 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was in Nevada, just about month ago, when Donald Trump proclaimed his affection for the uneducated. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump calls on Kasich to quit race, says 'He's taking my votes' CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump calls on Kasich to quit race, says 'He's taking my votes'
21 weeks ago -
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Donald Trump on Sunday called for John Kasich to drop out of the Republican presidential race, arguing that the Ohio governor shouldn't be allowed to continue accumulating delegates if he has no chance of becoming the nominee. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump does it his way Commentary: Trump does it his way
21 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
You could hear how hard it was for Donald Trump to say the words. “Yeah, it was a mistake,” he said, sounding a bit chastened. “If I had to do it again, I wouldn’t have sent it.” [Read More]
Commentary: A different kind of pro-life strategy Commentary: A different kind of pro-life strategy
21 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
“I skipped out of the confessional.” For 29 years, Veronica (I’ve changed her name to protect her privacy) had avoided the church and lived in “constant fear,” as she describes it, “that my secret would get out and the people I loved the most would be hurt the most.” [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016 Race for the 9th District: Art Halvorson CAMPAIGN 2016 Race for the 9th District: Art Halvorson
21 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
During his 29 years as a Coast Guard officer, Art Halvorson flew 4,000 hours as a pilot, much of it in a search and rescue helicopter. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Congressman Shuster strong on immigration Letter to the Editor: Congressman Shuster strong on immigration
21 weeks ago -
Immigration and border control are top of mind for many voters, including myself. The topic has been a cornerstone of the presidential race and with recent terror attacks at home and abroad, securing our borders and protecting the nation is critical. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016 Race for the 9th District: Bill Shuster CAMPAIGN 2016 Race for the 9th District: Bill Shuster
21 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Bill Shuster’s re-election campaign material describes the veteran congressman, who has represented the sprawling 9th District since 2001, as a “conservative champion” of his constituents. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Halvorson provided support in time of need Letter to the Editor: Halvorson provided support in time of need
21 weeks ago -
Even though I no longer live in Indiana County, I still do have an interest in what happens there, especially when it comes to our elected officials. [Read More]
Commentary: The rise of Dangerous Donald Commentary: The rise of Dangerous Donald
21 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Donald Trump is fond of giving his opponents demeaning nicknames. Lyin’ Ted. Little Marco. Low-Energy Jeb. Now, with his own words, he’s labeled himself: Dangerous Donald. [Read More]
Commentary: Donald Trump's bad, but he's no woman-beater Commentary: Donald Trump's bad, but he's no woman-beater
21 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
It’s no secret I detest Donald Trump. I don’t particularly hate the man himself, because it takes too much energy and effort to become enraged at people I don’t know personally and will likely never meet when there are more than enough humans in my immediate orbit who fit the bill. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump says federal laws should not be changed to outlaw abortion CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump says federal laws should not be changed to outlaw abortion
21 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump now says abortion laws should not be changed. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump says he wants broader coalition CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump says he wants broader coalition
21 weeks ago -
RACINE, Wis. — Donald Trump wants voters to know his message to the disaffected isn’t meant for Republicans alone. [Read More]
Commentary: Apology not a part of Trump approach Commentary: Apology not a part of Trump approach
21 weeks ago -
The circus train that is the 2016 Republican presidential election cycle landed last week back in Jupiter, Fla., where police charged Donald Trump’s campaign manager with battery on a reporter covering a March 8 campaign event. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama outclasses Trump and Cruz Commentary: Obama outclasses Trump and Cruz
21 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
An old friend recently told me about a remarkable conversation she’d had with her mother, who is 95. A white resident of the Deep South from birth, she’d shown a lifelong indifference, if not aversion, to politics. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Pennsylvania hosts dueling GOP presidential hopefuls CAMPAIGN 2016: Pennsylvania hosts dueling GOP presidential hopefuls
21 weeks ago -
CAMP HILL — Pennsylvania played host Friday to dueling presidential candidates for the first time this year, a sign of the unsettled Republican primary race led by businessman Donald Trump barely three weeks before the state’s April 26 primary. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Senate candidate's name stays on ballot, court rules CAMPAIGN 2016: Senate candidate's name stays on ballot, court rules
21 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Tony DeLoreto’s name will be printed on April 26 ballots in precincts in the 41st District. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Wisconsin emerging as key battleground state CAMPAIGN 2016: Wisconsin emerging as key battleground state
21 weeks ago -
MADISON, Wis. — Next Tuesday’s Wisconsin presidential primary is emerging as a crucial lifeline for Republicans desperate to stop Donald Trump’s march to their party’s nomination. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Democratic candidates clash over policy issues CAMPAIGN 2016: Democratic candidates clash over policy issues
21 weeks ago -
Hillary Clinton gave a spirited defense Thursday of her campaign proposals and her lead in the Democratic primaries after she was disrupted by a group of Bernie Sanders supporters ahead of her home state’s primary, the same day Sanders rallied in Pittsburgh before a crowd of thousands. [Read More]
Commentary: Donald Trump and abortion Commentary: Donald Trump and abortion
21 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Just when you thought Donald Trump couldn’t say anything more shocking, he suggested that women who get abortions should be punished. [Read More]
Commentary: No copyright on hypocrisy Commentary: No copyright on hypocrisy
21 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Neither political party can lay claim to purity when it comes to hypocrisy, but Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, as well as others in her party, has taken hypocrisy to new depths. [Read More]
Pennsylvania voters swap political parties in record numbers Pennsylvania voters swap political parties in record numbers
22 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Voters are switching party affiliation in Pennsylvania at a rate not seen in years, if ever, as their chance to cast ballots in a competitive presidential primary election approaches. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Under fire on abortion, Trump fights to court women CAMPAIGN 2016: Under fire on abortion, Trump fights to court women
22 weeks ago -
Donald Trump is fighting to convince a skeptical Republican Party he can improve his standing among women, even as he takes back an explosive comment about abortion and attacks the credibility of a female reporter police say was illegally grabbed by the GOP front-runner’s campaign manager. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama, Biden back McGinty CAMPAIGN 2016: Obama, Biden back McGinty
22 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are adding their backing to Katie McGinty in Pennsylvania’s competitive race for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Pennsylvania primary election begins to take shape CAMPAIGN 2016: Pennsylvania primary election begins to take shape
22 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are organizing in Pennsylvania as some Republican Party leaders are shifting their support in the contested primary. [Read More]
Commentary: A more presidential Trump Commentary: A more presidential Trump
22 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
The Trump campaign did something last week that the Republican front-runner has never, ever done. It sent out an email with the prepared text of Trump’s speech to AIPAC. [Read More]
Commentary: Trade, labor and politics Commentary: Trade, labor and politics
22 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
There’s a lot of things about the 2016 election that nobody saw coming, and one of them is that international trade policy is likely to be a major issue in the presidential campaign. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Police charge Trump campaign manager with battery CAMPAIGN 2016: Police charge Trump campaign manager with battery
22 weeks ago -
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police charged Donald Trump’s campaign manager with simple battery Tuesday as a videotaped altercation with a reporter transformed what was another messy campaign sideshow into a criminal court summons. [Read More]
Commentary: Media helped make Trump Commentary: Media helped make Trump
22 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Those of us in the news media have sometimes blamed Donald Trump’s rise on the Republican Party’s toxic manipulation of racial resentments over the years. But we should also acknowledge another force that empowered Trump: Us. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump scrambles to address delegate fight CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump scrambles to address delegate fight
22 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — He is the Republican Party’s undisputed front-runner, yet Donald Trump’s White House aspirations may now depend on a messy fight for delegates he is only now scrambling to address. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders wins Hawaii Democratic presidential caucus CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders wins Hawaii Democratic presidential caucus
22 weeks ago -
HONOLULU — Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Hawaii Democratic presidential caucus Saturday, capping a day of strong wins in the West including Washington and Alaska. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump ready to visit Wisconsin, but Cruz has head-start CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump ready to visit Wisconsin, but Cruz has head-start
22 weeks ago -
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Donald Trump is planning to make his first campaign visit to Wisconsin on Tuesday, where the upcoming Republican presidential primary could mark a turning point in the unpredictable GOP race. [Read More]
Commentary: Crazy about money Commentary: Crazy about money
22 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
In this year of Trump, the land is loud with the wails of political commentators, rending their garments and crying out, “How can this be happening?” But a few brave souls are willing to whisper the awful truth: Many voters support Donald Trump because they actually agree with his ideas. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders wins Washington, Alaska CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders wins Washington, Alaska
22 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders scored a duo of wins in Western caucus contests Saturday, giving a powerful psychological boost to his supporters but doing little to move him closer to securing the Democratic nomination. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: State Senate candidate's petitions challenged CAMPAIGN 2016: State Senate candidate's petitions challenged
22 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Nominating petitions for Tony DeLoreto, the lone Democrat seeking a nomination for state senator in the 41st District, are being challenged in Commonwealth Court. [Read More]
Commentary: The post-Trump era Commentary: The post-Trump era
22 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
This is a wonderful moment to be a conservative. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders seeks caucus trifecta win to close delegate gap CAMPAIGN 2016: Sanders seeks caucus trifecta win to close delegate gap
22 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders pushed for a trifecta of wins in today’s Democratic presidential caucuses in Hawaii, Alaska and Washington state, hoping to stoke a spring comeback against the commanding front-runner, Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz-Trump spat over wives takes nastier turn CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz-Trump spat over wives takes nastier turn
22 weeks ago -
DANE, Wis. — Ted Cruz branded Donald Trump a “sniveling coward” Thursday as the feud between the Republican presidential contenders over their wives took a nastier turn. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: GOP-sponsored Trump attack ads give Dems fodder CAMPAIGN 2016: GOP-sponsored Trump attack ads give Dems fodder
23 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — “Bimbo. Dog. Fat pig,” disgusted women say, looking straight into the camera. Another explains, “Real quotes from Donald Trump, about women.” [Read More]
Letter to the editor: My choice in 9th Letter to the editor: My choice in 9th
23 weeks ago -
I received a mailer from Bill Shuster that I felt was deceiving because it depicted Ted Cruz on one side and his fight against Obamacare and suggested Shuster is against it also. [Read More]
Commentary: Explaining Rubio's defeat Commentary: Explaining Rubio's defeat
23 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
How could the sitting senator from Florida — the highest-ranking federal official in his state — survive at the polls when 85 percent of his voters are dissatisfied or angry with the federal government he represents? [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Trump cement their leads CAMPAIGN 2016: Clinton, Trump cement their leads
23 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — A clash of worldviews is intensifying as the presidential contenders in both parties fight to convince voters they can best protect the nation from a renewed threat of Islamic extremism. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz's comments on Muslim neighborhoods criticized CAMPAIGN 2016: Cruz's comments on Muslim neighborhoods criticized
23 weeks ago -
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s call for increased surveillance in Muslim neighborhoods following the deadly bombings in Brussels drew sharp rebukes from Muslim Americans and civil rights groups, which panned the Republican’s proposal as unconstitutional and counterproductive. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Halvorson offers a choice in 9th District Letter to the Editor: Halvorson offers a choice in 9th District
23 weeks ago -
I have on my desk five recently received fliers from “Bill Shuster for Congress.” Interestingly, these fliers feature pictures of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Ben Carson, all “Republican outsider” candidates for president of our country. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Back in state, Toomey gets hit over Trump, Obama nominee CAMPAIGN 2016: Back in state, Toomey gets hit over Trump, Obama nominee
23 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Democrats worked to apply pressure Monday on Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, trying to tie him to Donald Trump and accusing him of obstructionism in the battle over filling the Supreme Court vacancy. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump, Clinton aim to pad delegate lead as race for White House moves West CAMPAIGN 2016: Trump, Clinton aim to pad delegate lead as race for White House moves West
23 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — Eager to move beyond a divisive primary season, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton seek to pad their delegate lead over their underdog rivals as the 2016 race for the White House moves West today. [Read More]
Most Republicans feel embarrassed by campaign, poll finds Most Republicans feel embarrassed by campaign, poll finds
23 weeks ago -
Alarmed by the harsh attacks and negative tone of their presidential contest, broad majorities of Republican primary voters view their party as divided and a source of embarrassment and think that the campaign is more negative than in the past, according to a New York Times/CBS News national poll. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is violence new normal in politics? Red-Blue America: Is violence new normal in politics?
23 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, consider the issue of whether American politics can withstand the growing violence of the presidential campaign? [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: This year, Pennsylvania presidential primary may mean something CAMPAIGN 2016: This year, Pennsylvania presidential primary may mean something
23 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania voters accustomed to voting in presidential primaries that don’t mean much could find themselves in the thick of the fight next month, as the nomination contests for Democrats and Republicans still have some life. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Border wall gets mixed reactions CAMPAIGN 2016: Border wall gets mixed reactions
23 weeks ago -
NOGALES, Ariz. — Donald Trump’s ambitious plan to build a giant wall on the border hits close to home for people like Berenice Andrews. [Read More]
Commentary: Will Trump be dumped? Commentary: Will Trump be dumped?
23 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Most people would be upset to be at the center of an agitated national debate about whether they were more like Hitler, Mussolini, Idi Amin, George Wallace or a Marvel villain. Not Donald Trump. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Utah votes Tuesday with some casting ballots online CAMPAIGN 2016: Utah votes Tuesday with some casting ballots online
23 weeks ago -
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah voters on Tuesday will navigate a new presidential caucus system that comes months earlier than last time and opens the Republican race to online voting with computers, smartphones or tablets. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Protesters block road to Trump rally
23 weeks ago -
PHOENIX — Protesters blocked a main highway leading into the Phoenix suburb where Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump staged a campaign rally Saturday alongside Arizona’s contentious sheriff, Joe Arpaio. [Read More]
Commentary: How left has helped Donald Trump Commentary: How left has helped Donald Trump
23 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Congrats, Donald Trump. You’ve done really, really well in this presidential campaign of yours. You don’t know much of anything. You have been guilty of almost everything you rant against. [Read More]
Commentary: The Donald's brand is chaos Commentary: The Donald's brand is chaos
23 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
It’s not for nothing that Donald J. Trump was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2013. The billionaire braggart’s entire presidential campaign is straight out of the WWE “Wrestlemania” playbook. [Read More]
Commentary: No, not Trump, not ever Commentary: No, not Trump, not ever
23 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The voters have spoken. In convincing fashion, Republican voters seem to be selecting Donald Trump as their nominee. And in a democracy, victory has legitimacy to it. [Read More]
Officials: Threatening letter sent to Trump's son Officials: Threatening letter sent to Trump's son
23 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — Police and the FBI are investigating a threatening letter sent to the Manhattan apartment of Donald Trump’s son Eric that contained a white powder, two law enforcement officials said Friday. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Conservatives meet to plot Trump defeat as he eyes Arizona win CAMPAIGN 2016: Conservatives meet to plot Trump defeat as he eyes Arizona win
23 weeks ago -
SUN CITY, Ariz. — Fearful of a Donald Trump nomination to lead the GOP, conservative leaders huddled privately in Washington on Thursday in search of a plan to stop the billionaire businessman. His Republican rivals braced for another Trump victory next week, this time in delegate-rich Arizona. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2016: Court to rule on validity of Kasich ballot CAMPAIGN 2016: Court to rule on validity of Kasich ballot
24 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Supporters of failed presidential candidate Marco Rubio are ending a court challenge seeking to knock Republican presidential rival John Kasich off Pennsylvania’s primary ballot. [Read More]