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  • Never-Trump conservatives search for alternative

    Trump 'spoiler' tweet


    Bill Kristol and other Never-Trump Republicans have done extensive polling and talked to potential candidates and financial backers about how to stop Donald Trump, according to sources familiar with those efforts.

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    By Dana Bash and Theodore Schleifer CNN
  • Secret Service jump on stage at Bernie Sanders rally

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    At least four people at a Bernie Sanders rally in Oakland rushed the stage Monday evening, spurring Secret Service agents to jump onto the raised platform and protect him.

  • Sanders labels Trump 'Mr. Macho'

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    Bernie Sanders has a sarcastic new nickname for Donald Trump: "Mr. Macho."

  • Libertarian Party chair candidate strips



    The Libertarian Party convention caught the attention of a lot of people this weekend, and not just because the party was choosing its presidential ticket.

  • Hard-liner takes new post as Israel defense minister

    Avigdor Liberman

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    One of Israel's most controversial politicians, hard-liner Avigdor Liberman, was sworn in as the country's new defense minister on Monday.

  • Trump jabs at Bill Kristol over independent candidate prediction

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    Donald Trump took aim Sunday night at Weekly Standard Editor William Kristol, who suggested on Twitter that news of an "impressive" independent conservative presidential candidate is forthcoming.

    In a series of tweets, Trump criticized Kristol, callin...

  • WH back to normal after partial lockdown

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    The White House has returned to "normal operations" after a partial lockdown triggered when an individual threw a metal object over the fence, a U.S. Secret Service spokesman said on Monday.

  • Trump brings up judge's 'Mexican' heritage

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    A spokeswoman for Donald Trump on Monday continued a line of criticism launched by Trump about a California judge who is overseeing a fraud case against him. She also suggested that the judge's Hispanic heritage and membership in a Latino lawyers ass...

  • Trump to finally account for veterans' fundraiser

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    Donald Trump will hold a news conference Tuesday to provide a full accounting of a veterans' fundraiser in January, the presumptive Republican nominee said Sunday.

    Trump said repeatedly that the fundraiser, held in lieu of Trump participating in a Fo...

  • Obama marks last Memorial Day in office

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    President Barack Obama marked his final Memorial Day as president by paying tribute to fallen U.S. soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday.

    "Whether they stood up in times of war, signed up in times of peace or were called up by a draft boar...

  • Sizzling summer of politics ahead

    Donald Trump, May 27, 2016

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    Memorial Day isn't just the gateway to summer this year -- it heralds a sizzling season of politics that threatens to boil over into the ugliest election in decades this fall.

    The final weeks of the primary season -- which effectively wraps up June 7 ...

  • Sanders gets a lesson on California farmworkers

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    As the political calendar slows this Memorial Day weekend, Bernie Sanders is full steam ahead in California, where he has spent the past two days learning about farmworker conditions in the central valley of California, already incorporating his conc...

  • Libertarians pick ticket, slam Trump

    Gary Johnson

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    Libertarians on Sunday selected a presidential ticket headed by former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, who lit into presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on immigration and a range of other issues.

    At the party convention in Orlando, Florida, Joh...

  • Garland returns to alma mater for commencement

    Judge Merrick Garland

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    Stalled Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland on Sunday returned to his suburban Chicago high school to deliver its commencement address.

  • Trump: GOP weighed 'second convention in August'

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    Donald Trump said Sunday some unnamed Republicans discussed a "second convention in August."

    The presumptive GOP presidential nominee made the claim during the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

    "You know I was su...

  • Trump aide: VP list is 'very small'

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    Donald Trump has narrowed his potential running mates to a "very small" list, his top aide said Sunday.

  • Dole says GOPers should fall in line behind Trump

    Former Sen. Bob Dole greets fellow veterans while attending a Veterans Day ceremony at the National World War II Memorial on Nov. 11, 2015 in Washington, DC

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    Bob Dole encouraged fellow Republicans Saturday to back Donald Trump and suggested the presumptive GOP nominee select Newt Gingrich as his running mate.

    In an interview with CNN's Ana Cabrera, Dole -- the 1996 Republican nominee who said he spoke with...

  • Sanders warns Clinton against moderate as VP

    Sen. Bernie Sanders

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    Bernie Sanders is warning Hillary Clinton against picking a moderate Democrat as her running mate.

  • Rubio says he apologized to Trump for 'small hands' jest

    Marco Rubio, May 2016

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    Marco Rubio apologized privately to Donald Trump in person backstage before a Republican debate for crude remarks he made about Trump's appearance, the Florida senator said in an exclusive CNN interview.

  • Rubio: I'd 'maybe' run for re-election if friend wasn't

    Marco Rubio

    Scott Olson

    Marco Rubio said he would consider running for re-election to the Senate if Florida's lieutenant governor, a close friend of his, had not entered the race to succeed him.

    Rubio, who said last year while he was running for president that he would not s...

  • Sanders to DNC: Remove Clinton backers from platform committee

    Sanders gaining on Hillary Clinton in polls

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    Bernie Sanders' campaign wants the Democratic National Committee to remove two Hillary Clinton supporters from key convention roles, accusing them of being "aggressive attack surrogates."

    The campaign on Saturday announced that it had written the DNC ...

  • Navy announces sailor's death

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    The U.S. Navy on Saturday announced the non-combat death of a sailor involved in the effort against ISIS in the Middle East.

  • Judge directs internal Trump University documents to be released

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    A judge overseeing a lawsuit filed against Donald Trump regarding his closed real estate education program called Trump University has ruled parts of internal documents should be released.

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 8 is not a good number

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    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday that having only eight justices "is not a good number for a multi-member court."

  • Bob Dole says Hillary Clinton's 'baggage' will haunt her campaign

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    Former Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole says Hillary Clinton's past could make it difficult for her to become president.


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