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Anguished Republicans wrestle with whether to support Trump

Supporters of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hold their hands to their chest as the national anthem is played at a campaign rally in ConcordRepublican 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

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks to supporters following the results of the Indiana state primary at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New YorkBy 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

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at Crosby High School, in Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.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

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump hugs a U.S. flag as he takes the stage for a campaign town hall meeting in DerryRepublican 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
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
Small Virginia Town Holds Election With Zero Candidates on the Ballot

Small Virginia Town Holds Election With Zero Candidates on the BallotIn 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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