Republican Primaries

The Obama Administration’s Spying on Trump Was a Departure from Norms

Has an outgoing president ever worked to delegitimize and dislodge his successor like this?<p>‘F.B.I. Used Informant to Investigate Russia Ties to …

Donald Trump

T-Mobile's Getting Help From Trump Allies in Deal for Sprint

T-Mobile US Inc. is getting some well-connected help in Washington as it seeks to win approval for its purchase of Sprint Corp.: a lobbying firm …

Donald Trump

Harvey Weinstein's arrest isn't the week's only #MeToo victory

I will be pretty happy if Harvey Weinstein is found guilty and sent to jail, but I will be even happier if Stacey Abrams wins her election and moves …

Harvey Weinstein

Austin Petersen Crushes Dem Claire McCaskill And Republican Rival Josh Hawley In New Poll

A Gravis Marketing poll surveying 822 likely Missouri voters and conducted on May 16 has Republican Senate candidates Austin Petersen and Josh Hawley …

Conservative View

After period of reckoning, Ted Cruz recasts himself: From opposition force to Trump ally

SAN ANTONIO — Before Sen. Ted Cruz launched his 2018 reelection bid, he had to face some difficult conversations about his last campaign.<p>Major donors and activists alike were aggrieved that the Republican from Texas had declined to endorse Donald Trump after their bitter primary fight ended at the …

Republicans

Bill Kristol's Fake Republican Primary Challenge Stat

Bill Kristol is hard at work, selling a product no one wants. A different GOP nominee in 2012.<p>And so, armed with this history and fresh polling …

Republicans

Republican congressman says it’s fine to refuse to sell houses to gay people

A Republican lawmaker has incurred a backlash after saying it’s fine to refuse to sell a house to LGBT customers.<p>Dana Rohrabacher, a 15-term …

LGBTQI

Credit analysts focus on substance over timing of Illinois budget

The heat is on for Illinois lawmakers to address the state's financial problems in a fiscal 2019 budget that faces a May 31 deadline for passage with …

St. Louis

GOP House Candidate Pushes 9/11 Conspiracy Theories And Believes Beyoncé Has Ties to the Illuminati

The Republican Party nominee for Illinois’ 17th congressional district is a conspiracy theorist who thinks the 9/11 terror attack was an “inside job” …

Liberal View

'Hood rats,' 'devils:' Baltimore County police officer's death ignites a racial firestorm

It’s hard to think of a more volatile mix: Four young black males from Baltimore City, accused in the death of a white female police officer in …

Justice

The 6 most-damaging conspiracies tweeted by Trump

There’s no doubt that President Donald Trump loves to entertain conspiracy theories.<p>In some instances, he has wielded them as political weapons, to …

Donald Trump

The Jolt: With an election done, here come Fulton County tax bills

<b>Life is full of coincidences.</b> On Tuesday, Robb Pitts, the incumbent chairman of the Fulton County Commission, survived a stiff Democratic primary …

Democratic Party

Full coverage: Get to know the Republicans in Montana's U.S. Senate primary race

Close<p>1 of 16<p>Buy Now<p>HOLLY K. MICHELS holly.michels@lee.net<p>Republican U.S. Senate primary candidate Russ Fagg on Monday termed "baseless" accusations …

Montana

OPINION: Don't skip the South Carolina primary election for lack of information

Have you ever gone to the polls and stared at a bunch of unfamiliar names on the ballot, unsure of who would best represent you? Have you skipped …

Government

Outside groups poured $2M into Houston Congressional race

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Houston and Harris County voters were bombarded by outside political messages from hard to track Super PACs like no other area …

U.S. Congress

MS-Sen: ‘Radio silence’ from candidates less than two weeks from GOP primary

The Republican primary for Mississippi’s Senate race is less than two weeks away, but there has been no fighting, no attack advertisements, and no vitriol leading up to the June 5 election, according to the Clarion Ledger.<p>Incumbent Sen. Roger Wicker will be challenged by Richard Boyanton, a …

Republicans

The Note: Trump defined by acting, not reacting

<b>The TAKE with Rick Klein</b><p>The lookout is on for a wave this year. But there’s a force coming together that figures to give it one monumental challenge …

Donald Trump

CNN Touts HBO Doc on McCain, Says Trump Calls Him 'Traitor' to GOP on Obamacare

CNN’s <i>New Day</i> on Friday promoted the gushy new HBO documentary on John McCain, with substitute host David Briggs lamenting that President Trump …

Conservative View

New York Republicans run for office — and from Trump

Not since the administration of Teddy Roosevelt has the New York Republican Party staged a convention with one of its own in residence in the White House.<p>Normally that would be a matter of pride and celebration. But during their two days in Manhattan, GOP delegates put together a ticket on which …

Republicans

Morning Spin: Ives backer Uihlein tells magazine he'll vote for Rauner over Pritzker

<i>Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield.</i><p><b>Topspin</b><p>Conservative mega-donor Richard Uihlein granted a rare interview to National Review in which he reveals that while he backed Rep. Jeanne Ives …

Chicago

Marks outpaces Baltimore County Council seat rivals in campaign fundraising, spending

One month before the June 26 primary, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks is outspending his opponents in District 5. In fact, in the most recent …

Government

Torpy at Large: When gadflies try to enter the Belly of the Beast

Government has increasingly been held in low regard in recent years. Often with good reason.<p>And public officials are left shooing away like gnats the …

Chamber of Commerce

Romney Has Commanding Lead In Utah Primary

A new UtahPolicy.com poll finds Mitt Romney (R) leading Mike Kennedy (R) in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, 67% to 24%.

Republicans

3 Democrats gunning to unseat N.J. Congressman Leonard Lance : Dave Davies: Off Mic : Politics & Policy : WHYY

Primary election day in New Jersey is June 5, and Democrats in the 7th Congressional District in Central Jersey will choose from three candidates …

New Jersey

GOP Primary Loser Chided for Not Getting Over Smears Like Trump’s Rivals Did

It’s a small straw in the ill wind that has been blowing through American politics in the Trump Era. But it is indeed illuminating, as this report …

Republicans

Messenger: Law-and-order Cole County prosecutor loses his gumption when Greitens involved

Mark Richardson stood before the jury in rigid and righteous indignation.<p>It was August 2016 and the Cole County prosecuting attorney was making his …

St. Louis

Stephen Colbert to Trump: 'You are living proof that karma does not exist'

Colbert, Samantha Bee and Jimmy Kimmel talked Trump’s bid to coin ‘Spygate’ and the scrapping of hunting rules in Alaska<p>Late-night hosts on Wednesday discussed Trump’s attempts to coin his FBI conspiracy “Spygate”, the gubernatorial primaries in Georgia, and the Trump administration’s move to …

Donald Trump

Facebook's new political ads rules trip up primary candidates before June election

SAN FRANCISCO — New rules requiring political campaigns to verify their identities before getting authorization to buy ads on Facebook are preventing some candidates from getting their message out in the critical last days before June primary elections. And one congressional candidate says it may …

Social Media

Kentucky teacher's win a potential show of educators' political might

On the heels of teacher uprisings across the country, a high school teacher narrowly upset Kentucky House Majority Leader Jonathan Shell in the …

Education

Trump to People Who Don’t Stand for National Anthem: ‘Maybe You Shouldn’t Be in the Country’

President Trump made the remarks in an interview with “Fox & Friends” Thursday morning<p>President Donald Trump addressed the decision by the NFL to …

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