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Facing long odds in California, Cruz courts state's Republicans
Cruz speaks to members of the media and supporters during the California GOP convention in Burlingame, CaliforniaBy Sharon Bernstein BURLINGAME, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz made a plea to the California Republican Party on Saturday to line up behind him in the state's June primary in his uphill battle to stop front-runner Donald Trump from grabbing the nomination. At the same party convention that was the backdrop for chaotic protests against Trump on Friday, Cruz tried to woo party members with support for their long-time issues, like lower taxes and a harder line on immigration. Former California Governor Pete Wilson gave Cruz his endorsement as he introduced the U.S. senator from Texas.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:02:42 -0400
For Obama, it's time for one last laugh at annual Washington dinner
News ImageU.S. President Barack Obama will add "comedian" to his resume for a final time on Saturday as he aims to take down the house in his last appearance at the annual White House correspondents' dinner, a night of playful ribbing of both politicians and the news media. The black-tie event, which Obama has previously joked is "a night when Washington celebrates itself," brings together journalists and media moguls with Hollywood stars and power brokers from Capitol Hill and beyond. White House hopeful Bernie Sanders, Vice President Joe Biden and International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde were among the politicos mingling with celebrities, including actress Emma Watson of "Harry Potter" fame and singer Gladys Knight.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:05:05 -0400
Anti-Trump protests break out for second day in California
Police in riot gear hold back demonstrators against Trump outside the Hyatt hotel where Trump is set to speak at the California GOP convention in Burlingame, CaliforniaBy Sharon Bernstein BURLINGAME, Calif. (Reuters) - Protests erupted in California for the second day in a row on Friday against U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is moving closer to winning the Republican nomination after a string of victories this week. The billionaire businessman was forced to halt his motorcade and go through a back entrance to a hotel to give a speech to the California Republican convention and avoid several hundred loud protesters gathered outside. "That was not the easiest entrance I've ever made," Trump told the gathering in Burlingame, south of San Francisco, after weaving around a barrier and clambering across a road to get to the venue.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:47:39 -0400
From bikers to truckers, pro-Trump groups plan forceful presence in Cleveland
File photo of organizer Chris Cox speaking at a Bikers for Trump 2016 rally at Jergel?s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale PennsylvaniaWhen Chris Cox rolls into Cleveland in mid-July with other motorcycle-riding supporters of Donald Trump, he plans to celebrate the billionaire's coronation as the Republican presidential nominee. "I'm anticipating we'll be doing a victory dance," said Cox, 47, a chainsaw artist and founder of Bikers for Trump, thousands of whom he estimates will hit the Ohio city for the July 18-21 Republican National Convention. "But if the Republican Party tries to pull off any backroom deals and ignores the will of the people, our role will change." Bikers For Trump is part of a diverse array of groups coordinating to hold thousands-strong protests and marches if the real-estate mogul is denied outright victory at the Republican Partys nominating convention in Cleveland.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:49:39 -0400
Party faithful: Inside look at the California GOP convention
Hundreds of protesters surrounded the Hyatt Regency in a normally sleepy suburb of San Francisco. Some even attempted to charge through police barricades into the lobby. The source of their frustration: Donald Trump. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:53:09 -0400
What Colorado has learned from legalizing marijuana so far
ER visits are up, and heavier use among young adults reported, but the decreased stigma surrounding recreational pot blunts findings. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:33:34 -0400
Bernie Sanders: I appreciate Bill Clinton being my psychoanalyst. Its always nice.
Bernie Sanders rebutted former President Bill Clinton's contention that he's questioning Hillary's qualifications because she's a woman, saying the Clinton campaign is going negative because of Sanders' momentum in the primaries. Sun, 10 Apr 2016 17:40:29 -0400
Marine Corps dog who lost leg in Afghanistan awarded gallantry medal
The Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals awarded a 12-year-old U.S. Marine Corps dog named Lucca the prestigious Dickin Medal. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:33:48 -0400
Spate of police officers fatally shot is very chilling
Virginia state trooper Chad Dermyer, a Marine veteran and father of two, is the 16th law enforcement officer to be killed by a gunman this year a 129 percent increase over the first three months of 2015. The numbers are very chilling, said Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:00:15 -0400
UK Targets ISIS Bunker With Royal Air Forces Largest Bombs
News ImageThe United Kingdom's Royal Air Force (RAF) has ramped up its bombing campaign against ISIS. Enhanced Paveway III (EPW III) bombs, the largest in RAF's arsenal, successfully hit two entrances to an underground bunker as part of the coalition's efforts to combat ISIS. The strikes, which occurred on April 21, targeted a large complex of tunnels and bunkers in the terraced hillsides above the Euphrates in western Iraq, according to a press release from the Ministry of Defense.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:41:00 -0400
FBI Will Not Seek White House Review Over iPhone Hack
News ImageThe FBI has announced it will not pursue a White House review over whether the U.S. government should tell Apple how it hacked into an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. "The FBI assesses that it cannot submit the method to the [review process]," Amy Hess, the FBI's executive assistant director for science and technology, said in a statement today. "The FBI purchased the [hacking] method from an outside party so that we could unlock the San Bernardino device.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:55:05 -0400
The Pros and Cons of Picking a VP Candidate Early
News ImageWith the new alliance between presidential competitors Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich announced publicly this weekend, that opens the door to speculation about other possible moves up their sleeves. If one of the candidates were to name a vice presidential running mate before they were officially declared the party's nominee, it wouldn't be the first time. That contest was the last time when a major party's nominee was not pre-selected going into the convention, giving the delegate count on the first ballot the final say.
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:25:00 -0400
Trump backers yell foul over loss at Arizona GOP convention
News ImagePHOENIX (AP) Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at Saturday's Arizona Republican Party convention, nailing down a large majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from backers of businessman Donald Trump.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:03:13 -0400
The Latest: Cruz says day of reckoning ahead for terrorists
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern):
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:20:01 -0400
CA convention is a homecoming of sorts for Carly Fiorina
News ImageBURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) When Carly Fiorina speaks to the California Republican Party convention at a hotel outside San Francisco airport, it will be a homecoming of sorts for the newly minted vice presidential candidate.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:50:48 -0400
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