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Trump: Romney begged for my endorsement

In an extraordinary display of Republican chaos, the party's most recent presidential nominees, Mitt Romney and John McCain, lambasted current front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday, calling him unfit for office and a danger for the nation and the GOP.<p>"His is not the temperament of a stable, …

LARRY SUMMERS: Donald Trump is what happens when democracy loses its way

And his answer is, <i>Look, America, we trusted you to do the right thing, and now look what's happened.</i><p>Here's Summers, writing in The Washington Post on Tuesday (emphasis added):<p>While comparisons between Donald Trump and Mussolini or Hitler are overwrought, <b>Trump's rise does illustrate how democratic</b> …

Donald Trump

Cruz and Rubio release tax returns and demand Trump do the same

Sen. Ted Cruz released four years of tax figures Saturday as a gesture of "transparency and accountability," joining rival Marco Rubio in challenging Donald Trump to do the same as the three battle for the Republican presidential nomination ahead of Super Tuesday's crucial contests next week.<p>But …

The internet is turning against Donald Trump

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Trump continued sniping at each other Friday — a mere extension of their Thursday-night slugfest in which Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz hammered Trump relentlessly.<p>Rubio and Cruz are fighting on multiple fronts — both need to win their respective home states in …

Social Media

'I won everything': just who are Donald Trump's supporters?

The Republican frontrunner has bragged about picking up support in nearly every demographic – and he’s not far off base. Now Trump supporters could reshape the country’s political map<p>“Actually, I won everything,” Donald Trump said this week, after his victory in South Carolina and before his rout …

Here's why Marco Rubio accused Donald Trump of running a 'fake university'

Trump's real-estate investment "university" stopped operating in 2011 but has been the subject of continuous litigation.<p>New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued Trump University in 2013 for allegedly failing to deliver on promises to teach real-estate investment techniques and defrauding …

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Republican debate in Texas: 11 things we learned

The 10th Republican debate of the 2016 race for the White House is in the can. Here’s what happened:<p><b>Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz</b> threw as many punches as they could at frontrunner Donald Trump, who was standing between them. He dismissed them, argued with them, insulted them and generally gave …

Hillary is anything but “inevitable”: The political press is lying to you about her delegate lead

<b>Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton/Mary Schwalm/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The primary remains deadlocked, but that hasn’t stopped our feckless pundits from handing the nomination to Clinton<p>February 25, 2016 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>After three …

Government

'Winning, winning, winning!': Donald Trump boasts about winning Hispanic vote in triumphant victory speech

And he followed up his third consecutive win with a triumphant speech in which he boasted about his finish and about what he perceived as his chance to soon wrap up the Republican nomination.<p>"Of course, if you listened to the pundits, we weren't expected to win too much. And now we're winning, …

New Hampshire

Ted Cruz: 'Who knows what the heck Donald Trump would do as president?'

Once again, Donald Trump stole the show without actually appearing on the show.<p>During Fox News’ two-hour voter summit on Wednesday night, the four Republican hopefuls working frantically to keep pace with Trump took turns pitching themselves as the best alternative to the billionaire frontrunner.<p>'I …

Trump previews fight with Rubio, calls Cruz a 'nervous wreck'

<b>(CNN) —</b> After racking up three consecutive primary victories, Donald Trump is feeling bullish on his chances of capturing the Republican nomination.<p>Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is a "nervous wreck" and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio could be in for a rough night at the next Republican presidential debate …

'Chaos time': Reports on the ground suggest confusion at Nevada caucuses

Reports from the ground point to a lot of confusion, but the party says they haven't gotten any official reports of irregularities.<p>Those on the ground say candidates who have dropped out of the race for their party's presidential nomination are still listed on some ballots, some sites are running …

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