Anguished Republicans wrestle with whether to support Trump
Republican lawmakers, operatives and donors grappled with whether to support Donald Trump, who effectively clinched his party's nomination this week after the departure of his two remaining rivals, Ted Cruz and John Kasich. As Trump sought to rally the fractured party behind him, many prominent Republicans got behind the reality TV star and real estate developer, while some weighed their options. Bill Achtmeyer, the Boston-based founder of consulting firm Parthenon Group, was among those weighing a possible for vote for Clinton. "If she is able to move to the center and think as creatively and thoughtfully as her husband did...boy, I would have a very hard time, based on what I know today, not voting for Hillary versus what Trump is espousing," said Achtmeyer, who has donated $200,000 to Republicans over the last decade.
Thu, 05 May 2016 06:17:48 -0400
Trump, lone survivor in Republican White House race, now must unify party
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Reuters - Donald Trump on Wednesday became the last man standing in the race for the Republican U.S. presidential nomination and faced the challenge of repairing deep fissures in the party, as his sole remaining rival, John Kasich, ended his campaign. Anointed the presumptive nominee after winning Indiana on Tuesday and driving his closest rival, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, from the race, the 69-year-old New York billionaire planned to set up a vice presidential selection committee and step up efforts to seek unity among a wider group of Republicans ahead of the Nov. 8 election. Trump's win in Indiana cleared the way for him to prepare for a likely general election match-up against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:10:49 -0400
Trump's deportation plan could slice 2 percent off U.S. GDP: study
By Luciana Lopez NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump's vow to round up and deport all of America's undocumented immigrants if he is elected president could shrink the economy by around 2 percent, according to a study to be released on Thursday by conservative think tank the American Action Forum. The research adds to concerns about the Republican White House nominee's policy proposals, which range from tearing up international trade agreements to building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. About 6.8 million of the more than 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally are employed, according to government statistics. Industries with the highest share of undocumented workers include farming, construction, and hospitality, according to the research.
Thu, 05 May 2016 06:15:22 -0400
Trump wants to get rid of regulations to help U.S. businesses: CNBC
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday he would scrap a slew of federal regulations that he said are even more of a burden on American business owners than high taxes. "We're lowering taxes very substantially and we're going to be getting rid of a tremendous amount of regulations," Trump said in an interview with CNBC. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, also said there was a 40 percent chance his vice presidential pick would be a former Republican presidential rival.
Thu, 05 May 2016 07:52:04 -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
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
Small Virginia Town Holds Election With Zero Candidates on the Ballot
In a small Virginia town with a population of 200, there are few aspiring politicians.In fact, there are so few that Newsoms, Virginia, found itself with a unique problem on Election Day Tuesday: No one ran for office, and the ballot was blank.Donald Trump Teases Possible VP RequirementsGrowing List of Possible Vice Presidential Candidates on Both SidesHillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump by Double Digits in New National PollThe town, near the North Carolina border, didn't produce a single nominee for seven open positions, so now the entire election will be decided based on write-in votes. ...
Wed, 04 May 2016 15:30:03 -0400
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