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Donald Trump

1968 and all that: how Donald Trump channels the spirit of a most violent year

Younger voters were probably the most shocked by the violent televised scenes at Donald Trump’s canceled Chicago rally on Friday – and the photographs of a bloodied demonstrator which speckled the web. But older Americans know that our politics have never been more than a temporary stranger to …

Middle-class

Ben Carson doesn't see 'a political path forward'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ben Carson doesn't "see a political path forward" in the Republican presidential nomination process, and will not attend Thursday's GOP presidential debate in his hometown of Detroit, he said in a statement.<p>But Carson stopped short of saying he was officially leaving the race.<p>The retired …

Government
Republicans

Mitt Romney fried Donald Trump in an epic speech

"Let me put it plainly," he said. "If we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished."<p>Romney's speech came as the Republican establishment grows increasingly worried about the growing possibility of a Trump nomination. It was …

Republicans

WTF Happened on Super Tuesday, Explained

Trump and Clinton both won big — but not big enough to make anyone else in the race quit<p>Any candidate who can take primary elections in both …

Government

Trump, Cruz team up to put squeeze on Rubio

Fresh off their Super Tuesday wins, Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz jointly turned up the pressure on Marco Rubio to drop out -- though the Florida senator insists he remains a contender and is "optimistic" about turning the race around once his home state votes.<p>Trump won seven states in …

Government
Madeleine Albright

Trump’s press conference, told through Christie’s faces

Trump’s press conference, told through Christie’s faces<p>Donald Trump's Tuesday night press conference should have been about Donald Trump, as well as his successful night in primaries across the country. But it ended up being unwittingly photobombed by supporter and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- …

Establishment Republicans Are Furious With John Kasich

Sources say Mitch McConnell — along with Kasich allies — will be urged to more aggressively try to push out Kasich, who almost certainly prevented Marco Rubio from winning in Virginia on Tuesday.<p>WASHINGTON — On Tuesday night as return after return came in and Marco Rubio failed to break through, …

Republicans
Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton’s Got This

Something truly crazy would have to happen for Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic nomination.<p>To borrow a phrase from Dan Rather, Hillary Clinton …

Government

GOP being turned inside-out by primary battle, Hill leaders caught in the chaos

There’s a scene in the science fiction/comedy film “Galaxy Quest” where the crew is desperate to rescue Tim Allen’s character from the surface of an alien planet. You see, a gigantic creature called a “pig-lizard” is about to maul Allen while the crew watches in horror from the spaceship in …

Here's why a lot of economists hate the idea of free public college

While the notion of free college might seem like a good idea to anybody with kids, several economists recently told NPR's "Planet Money" that it's not a good plan.<p>Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, who are vying for the Democratic party's nomination, both want to make college more …

College & University
Government
Government

National poll: Clinton, Sanders both top Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Both of the remaining Democratic candidates for president easily top Republican front-runner Donald Trump in hypothetical general election match-ups, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll.<p>Which candidate fits you? Try CNN's Candidate Matchmaker<p>But Hillary Clinton, who is well ahead in …

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Bernie Sanders's Big Money

The Democratic presidential candidate’s populist rallying cry has helped him rake in cash, and infused massive amounts of money into the political process.<p>When Bernie Sanders makes a demand for money, he gets it. After winning the New Hampshire primary, the Democratic presidential candidate …

Middle-class

Super Tuesday Will Be Our Best Look Yet At What Voters Think About The Economy

From Bernie Sanders’s attacks on the rich to Donald Trump’s pledge to help the U.S. “win” in its trade with China, economic issues have been central …

Economics

Don’t Assume Conservatives Will Rally Behind Trump

If Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential nomination, he’ll have undermined a lot of assumptions we once held about the GOP. He’ll have become …

Republicans

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
Government
Government
Middle-class