May 3, 2016

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In C-SPAN appearance, Jordan warns of ‘rigging’ GOP convention

WASHINGTON — A conservative leader in the House warned Republican Party officials on Thursday not to change the rules to allow someone other than Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz to grab the presidential nomination at the GOP convention. “That would be just a huge mistake,” said Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, who heads the Read More…

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Entire presidential field descends on New York City as primary looms

NEW YORK — New York’s matzo factories and diners will take a backseat to the debate stage and talk show circuit as the entire presidential field — two Democrats and three Republicans — descends on the nation’s largest city. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will hold their first debate in more than a month, a Read More…

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Trump visit roils Long Island town still healing from hate crime

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. — By all accounts, tensions between Latino newcomers and whites have eased in the nearly eight years since a vicious hate-crime stabbing left an Ecuadorean immigrant dead. Enter Donald Trump. Trump’s planned appearance at a GOP fundraiser on Thursday just blocks from the site of the attack has ignited protests from Latinos, who Read More…

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Hutson wins recount in GOP race for county commissioner

After perhaps some anxious moments, Bill Hutson has emerged victorious in the Republican race for Medina County commissioner. Carol Lawler, director of the county board of elections, said after Monday’s recount, challenger Hutson surpassed incumbent Tim Smith by just 54 votes. Hutson amassed 13,233 votes (50.1 percent), compared with Smith’s 13,179 (49.9 percent). Lawler said Read More…

AP-GfK poll: Nearly 2 of 3 Americans support vote for Supreme Court nominee — but don’t think it’s a big deal

WASHINGTON — Nearly 2 in 3 Americans back Democrats’ demands that the Republican-run Senate hold hearings and a vote on President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court. But an Associated Press-GfK poll also suggests that GOP defiance against considering the nominee may not hurt the party much because, to many people, the election-year fight Read More…

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Paul Ryan — emphatically not running for president — also unable to pass budget

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan’s national stature is such that he had to call a news conference to deny he wants to be president. Back on Capitol Hill, he’s about to blow through a statutory deadline to pass an annual budget, a major embarrassment for him and House Republicans. Under the government’s arcane budget Read More…

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In government-controlled areas of Syria, voters to to polls to select new parliament

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrians in government-controlled areas headed to polling stations Wednesday to elect a new 250-member parliament that is expected to serve as a rubber stamp for President Bashar Assad. Shortly after the stations opened at 7 a.m. local time, people began turning up. Around 3,500 government-approved candidates are competing after more than 7,000 others dropped Read More…

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Kasich slams GOP presidential rivals — without mentioning them by name — in New York campaign appearance

CONCORD, N.H. — John Kasich criticized his opponents’ visions for America in a lengthy speech Tuesday in New York where he is campaigning a week before the state’s crucial primary. Kasich told a room full of supporters in midtown Manhattan that the state’s Republican primary is offering two paths for voters: One that “exploits anger, Read More…

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Paul Ryan to make speech later today ruling out presidential bid

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan is definitively ruling out a bid for president this year, amid persistent speculation that he could emerge as the GOP nominee from a contested Republican convention. The Wisconsin Republican scheduled a mid-afternoon statement Tuesday at the Republican National Committee to disavow any interest in the presidency this year. Earlier Read More…

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AP-GfK poll: Voters respond with resounding ‘meh’ to presidential candidates of both parties

WASHINGTON — Most American voters say “meh” — at best — about the 2016 field of presidential candidates in both parties. That’s according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, which shows that a majority of Americans believe none of the remaining candidates for president represents their opinions at least somewhat well. At least half of Read More…

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