Politics

Timeline of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz bickering about their wives

Heidi Cruz, wife of Sen. Ted Cruz, greets supporters at a campaign event Stutervant, Wis., on Wednesday. (EPA/Tannen Maury) Late Wednesday night, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump retweeted a side-by-side photo comparison of his wife, Melania Trump, and Heidi Cruz, the wife of Trump’s chief rival, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.). Written on the photo in white lettering: “No need to spill ...

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Jeb Bush endorses Ted Cruz, who he says will help ‘overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity’ of Donald Trump

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush formally launched his 2016 presidential campaign at Miami Dade College in Miami on June 15, 2015. (Charles Ommanney/The Washington Post) This item has been updated. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush endorsed Ted Cruz for president on Wednesday, the latest sign that the Texas senator is eagerly seeking to unite Republican Party leaders behind his campaign ...

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Listening to America: What supporters of Trump, Clinton and Sanders say

(Linda Davidson/The Washington Post) Each presidential campaign has its own rhythm and meaning, but this one unfolded with dizzying intensity, an exaggeration of everything that came before. It felt like the culmination of so many long-emerging trends in American life. The decomposition of traditional institutions. The descent of politics into reality-TV entertainment. Demographic and economic shifts quickening the impulses of ...

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Bernie Sanders draws more than 30,000 to stops around Washington state Sunday

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sander speaks at a campaign rally, Saturday in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) SPOKANE, Wash. — In a show of continued enthusiasm on the ground, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Sunday drew more than 30,000 people to three rallies around Washington, a state key to his strategy for an improbable comeback against Hillary Clinton. The senator ...

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A topless woman interrupts Bernie Sanders’s rally. She was there to protest Donald Trump.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally, Saturday, March 19, 2016 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) PHOENIX — On a day when Donald Trump protesters dominated political headlines again, there was a flash of disobedience on display here at a Bernie Sanders rally. Well into the speech of the Democratic hopeful, a woman in the crowd ...

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Trump goes after Romney in Utah: ‘Are you sure he’s a Mormon?’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign press conference at the Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) SALT LAKE CITY — Donald Trump made an aggressive overture to the Mormon community here in Utah Friday evening, praising members of the church while also off-handedly mocking the authenticity of 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s faith. “I have many ...

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Bernie Sanders accuses an Arizona sheriff of ‘un-American’ tactics

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Phoenix. (AP/Ricardo Arduengo) FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Thursday called a controversial Arizona sheriff a bully and accused him of engaging in “un-American and uncivilized” law enforcement tactics. Sanders’s comments at a campaign rally here were directed at long-serving Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who prides ...

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Marco Rubio tells donors: ‘We had a great season’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) announced the suspension of his presidential campaign during a rally in Miami on March 15. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), an avid basketball and football fan, used a sports metaphor  Wednesday to describe the arc of his presidential campaign. “We had a great season but we didn’t get to the Super Bowl and we didn’t ...

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