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Here’s What Donald Trump’s Supporters Think of Rally Violence

BOCA RATON, Florida — It can get worse.<p>That's the sinking feeling hanging over Trump rallies amid mounting confrontations between supporters and protesters accompanied by ever-escalating rhetoric from the candidate himself.<p>"I am worried about it," Jordan Vashey, a 25-year old Republican voter …

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No One Is Violating Donald Trump’s First Amendment Rights

The increasingly violent nature of campaign events supporting Donald Trump, the current Republican presidential frontrunner, built to a crescendo …

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Three out of four Hispanics view Trump unfavorably

More than three out of four Hispanics view Donald Trump negatively, according to the latest Gallup survey.<p>The billionaire presidential candidate has a 77 percent unfavorable rating and a 12 percent favorable rating among Hispanics in both parties, according to Gallup Daily tracking data collected …

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Court showdown in Trump University suit

SAN DIEGO — A hard-fought legal battle over Trump University real estate seminars may continue to be a throbbing headache for Donald Trump's Republican presidential campaign, but appears unlikely to produce the summer showdown that some hoped — or feared — could throw his White House bid into a …

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Donald Trump: "GDP was zero essentially for the last two quarters."

The Truth-o-Meter says: False | No, GDP growth was not zero, as Donald Trump said in Miami GOP debate<br>Donald Trump held up lifeless economic growth as …

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Trump Stands By Incendiary Claim About The World’s 1.6 Billion Muslims

Donald Trump refused to back of of his claim that “Islam hates us,” Thursday’s GOP debate. Asked if his comment meant all 1.6 billion Muslim people …

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Ted Cruz Praises Repressive Egyptian Leader

Three of the four Republican presidential candidates went up to bat (relatively anyway) for Muslims last night following frontrunner Donald Trump’s …

Human Rights

Donald Trump Says It’s ‘Very Appropriate’ For His Supporters To Beat Protesters At Rallies

During a Friday news conference, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump characterized protesters getting punched at his events as “very, …

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From George Bush Voters To Feeling The Bern: Why Muslim Americans Abandoned The GOP

At this point, it’s a generally accepted truism that the Republican Party is the epicenter of political Islamophobia — especially this election …

Religion

Trump Says 'I Think Islam Hates Us'

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump said during an interview Wednesday that he believes “Islam hates us” and that there was "a tremendous amount of …

RNC sues for emails of Clinton's State Dept. aides

The Republican National Committee on Wednesday filed two lawsuits in federal court seeking records and emails of Hillary Clinton and her colleagues at the State Department.<p>The first suit seeks electronic records sent to and from Clinton via text or Blackberry Messenger and emails to senior aides. …

Government

Republicans Dissatisfied With Trump Still Oppose Party Interference

The Republican party is deeply divided over the candidacy of Donald Trump, who still holds a national lead over his primary opponents, according to a …

Trump Doesn't Own Most Of The Products He Pitched Last Night

It appears that the attacks on presidential candidate Donald Trump's business record seem to have touched a nerve.<p>Despite three more primary and caucus victories on Tuesday, Trump eschewed a traditional victory speech, adding in a press conference — and something else: a table piled high with a …

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Trump Plays Dumb About Right Hand Salute

Less than two weeks after Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump played dumb about David Duke and the KKK, he’s using a similar tactic to …

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Trump on torture: 'We have to beat the savages'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is casting aside any doubt about his position on torture: He's in favor of it because "we have to beat the savages."<p>Trump vowed on Friday that he would never instruct the military to break the law -- appearing to flip on his previous promise to bring back waterboarding and more …

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The Wage Policy Hillary Clinton Calls ‘Shameful,’ Explained

While the country’s minimum wage requires most workers to be paid at least $7.25 an hour, that’s not true for those who earn tips. Their minimum wage …

Income Inequality

Trump Suddenly Backpedals On Torture

One day after touting his ideological flexibility on the debate stage, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump demonstrated that flexibility on Friday by …

National Security

Fact check: The Detroit Republican debate

Our wrap-up of false and misleading claims in the 11th debate includes:<p>• Sen. Marco Rubio said businessman Donald Trump inherited $100 million from his father for his business, while Trump said he started with only $1 million. Both are stretching the facts.<p>• Trump claimed the government could save …

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Could Donald Trump Win the General Election?

Last night in Palm Beach, Donald Trump’s new sidekick, Chris Christie, introduced the G.O.P. front-runner, who won seven of the twelve state races on Super Tuesday, as the next President. With Trump seemingly marching toward the Republican nomination, it’s a natural prospect to raise. But is it a …

This One Chart Shows How Crazy Trump’s Climate Positions Are

Now that the results from Super Tuesday are in, we can officially pivot to considering Donald Trump as the most likely Republican presidential …

Government

Signs Of Panic Over Trump At Top Conservative Convention

NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND — Conservative campaign consultant Mike Madrid had a dire warning for the thousands of Republican activists attending this …

Government

CPAC Reacts To Trump’s Decision To Back Out Of Convention: ‘He’s A Pansy’

NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND — The organizers of the Conservative Political Action Convention announced on Friday that Republican frontrunner Donald …

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Donald Trump Changed His Stance On Immigration On Live TV

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential frontrunner known for espousing harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric that’s doing him no favors among the Latino …

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At Fox News Debate In Michigan, Republican Candidates Spend Less Than 2 Minutes On Flint

At Thursday’s Fox News debate in Detroit, co-moderator Brett Baier noted that clean water is one of the most commonly discussed concerns on Facebook …

Government

Fox News Moderator Debunks Trump’s Tax Cut Claims

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was grilled about his tax cut proposals by Chris Wallace of Fox News during Thursday night’s debate …

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Here’s How The One Percent Fares Under President Clinton Or President Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s tax plan would raise trillions in revenue by increasing taxes on the wealthy, according to the …

Income Inequality

This comedian swapped Donald Trump's policies with Hitler's — and supporters still agreed with them

His campaign has drawn relentless criticism. In an editorial in The Washington Post, a Harvard professor compared the surprise rise of the billionaire business mogul to Adolf Hitler seizing power in Germany.<p>"I have spent my life perplexed about exactly how Hitler could have come to power in …

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GOP at war with itself

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> This means war.<p>The unprecedented spectacle on Thursday of the last Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, blasting his likely successor, Donald Trump, as a "phony" and immoral "fraud" represented more than just an extraordinary moment in a surreal political year.<p>It may be …

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