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For Democracy, Trump Is an 'Extinction-Level Event'

Andrew Sullivan thinks Plato had it right about tyranny

(Newser) - In a cover story for New York , Andrew Sullivan offers up what might be the ultimate long-view look at Donald Trump's candidacy: Hearkening back to Plato's Republic, Sullivan makes the case that Trump is a threat to our very democracy and must be stopped. Plato thought democracies were... More »

Poll: Cruz's Plan to Stop Trump Backfires Big Time

Indiana voters aren't pleased with divide-and-conquer scheme

(Newser) - The tables have turned for Sen. Ted Cruz in Indiana ahead of Tuesday's primary vote, though not in the direction he was hoping. On Saturday night, the Indianapolis Star reported that the Texas senator had a healthy 16-point lead over Trump in voter support (44.8% to 29%, per... More »

At America's May Day Rallies: Injured Cops, Inflatable Trump

9 arrested, 5 officers hurt in Seattle

(Newser) - May Day rallies across America on Sunday called for rights for workers and immigrants—and in Los Angeles, the protests had a very strong anti-Donald Trump message. Protesters at one LA rally marched under a giant inflatable Trump carrying a Ku Klux Klan hood, and at least one Trump pinata... More »

Trump 'Got Burned' by Arizona

Cruz wins most of the delegates at Saturday's convention

(Newser) - Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at the Arizona Republican Party convention Saturday, winning virtually all of the 28 at-large national delegates and roughly splitting the 27 delegates selected by congressional district, reports the AP . As Politico puts it, "Trump's campaign got burned ... in the hunt for... More »

Protesters Force Trump to Abandon Motorcade

'It felt like I was crossing the border,' he says

(Newser) - "That was not the easiest entrance I've ever made," Donald Trump told a Republican convention in a hotel near San Francisco's airport Friday after protesters forced him to abandon his motorcade and go through the Hyatt's rear entrance. "It felt like I was crossing... More »

What 5 'Trumpologists' Have to Say About Donald

Mafia connections, Clint Eastwood, racism, and more

(Newser) - It certainly looks like Donald Trump will be competing for the highest office in the land come this fall. So Politico gathered the "five people who’ve gone deeper on the Donald than anyone else alive" together to get to the bottom of the candidate. The five Trump experts—... More »

Trump Is a 'Joe McCarthy Moment.' We Will Be Judged

We need a 'new national story,' David Brooks writes

(Newser) - David Brooks is conceding the political reality that Donald Trump has the GOP nomination all but locked up, and he is less than happy about it. In fact, "appalled" is the word he uses in a Friday New York Times column. "Gruesome moment" is another phrase. But that'... More »

Clashes Erupt Outside Calif. Trump Rally

Cops made at least 20 arrests

(Newser) - Donald Trump came to California on Thursday night and chaos soon followed. In what NBC News reports was the worst Trump-related violence since a canceled rally in Chicago last month, around 20 people were arrested after violent protests erupted outside a rally in Costa Mesa, Orange County. Hundreds of protesters,... More »

Secret Service: We're Making WH Fence 'Taller, Stronger'

Donald Trump one of the first to weigh in on plans to raise fence by 5 feet

(Newser) - If you build it, they won't come. That's what the Secret Service is hoping its new plan to raise the White House fence by 5 feet will mean, the latest effort, after a lot of red tape , to stop people from trying to jump it, NBC Washington reports.... More »

Caitlyn Jenner Uses Trump's Women's Restroom

'And by the way, Ted, nobody got molested'

(Newser) - Donald Trump said Caitlyn Jenner was welcome to use any restroom she wanted to at one of his buildings, so in a Facebook video posted Wednesday night, Jenner did just that. After using the women's restroom, she snarked, "Thank you, Donald, really appreciate it. And by the way,... More »

Boehner: Ted Cruz Most 'Miserable SOB' I Ever Worked With

He's 'Lucifer in the flesh,' says former speaker

(Newser) - Ted Cruz and Donald Trump don't have to wonder whether they'd get John Boehner's vote in the general election. Trump, whom Boehner calls his golfing and texting buddy, is the lesser of two evils and would surely win his vote, Boehner says. But when speaking of Cruz,... More »

'Odd Mishmash': Trump's Big Speech Gets Little Love

Negative headlines dominate analyses of foreign policy talk

(Newser) - Donald Trump laid out his "America First" foreign policy ideas in a speech Wednesday, and he didn't exactly wow the media. Here's a look at some coverage:
  • Politico talks to "foreign policy insiders" from the left and right and finds that they were unimpressed with what
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Trump Puts 'America First' in Foreign Policy Speech

Critics call the speech 'incoherent' and 'rambling'

(Newser) - As part of his ongoing attempt to appear more presidential, Donald Trump gave a speech on foreign policy Wednesday in which he called for the country to be "America first" in its dealings with the rest of the world. “Both our friends and our enemies put their countries... More »

To Fix FAA Mess, Trump Sells His Jet to Himself

The Cessna was back flying as of Monday

(Newser) - Donald Trump has managed to solve his jet problems, and all he had to do was sell his private Cessna to himself. He actually sold the plane to company DT Endeavor I, which is controlled by Trump, after the FAA grounded the plane last week because of an expired registration... More »

Indiana Now Make-or-Break for Trump Foes

State could be Cruz's last stand

(Newser) - Despite what Donald Trump says , the GOP race isn't over, but his foes are running out of time. After Trump's five big wins on Tuesday night, all eyes—except possibly those of John Kasich —are on Indiana, which votes next Tuesday. With 54 delegates at stake, awarded... More »

Trump: I'm Now the Presumptive Nominee

'It's over,' he says after sweeping 5 states

(Newser) - "It's over," Donald Trump proclaimed Tuesday night after sweeping all five primaries by huge margins. "I consider myself the presumptive nominee, absolutely," he said in a speech at Trump Tower in New York, per the Washington Post . "Honestly, Sen. Cruz and Gov. Kasich should... More »

Trump Sweeps All 5 States

Frontrunner dominates Tuesday's races

(Newser) - Donald Trump is having a big night, as expected. Five states voted Tuesday, and CNN called Connecticut, Maryland, and Pennsylvania for Trump as soon as the polls closed at 8 Eastern—and then Rhode Island and Delaware about 30 minutes later. The only real suspense will be how the delegate... More »

Megyn Kelly to Interview Trump for Fox Special

'I look forward to a fascinating exchange,' says Kelly

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly's meeting with Donald Trump didn't just serve to iron out a truce. After requesting an interview with the Republican frontrunner, Kelly says Trump has agreed to appear in the special Megyn Kelly Presents, to air on May 17, Fox News reports. Extra segments will be featured... More »

Trump: Kasich Is a 'Disgusting' Eater

He finds fresh line of attack after Cruz-Kasich pact

(Newser) - John Kasich isn't shy about chowing down on the campaign trail, and this fact has not passed Donald Trump by. Trump, on the attack after Kasich and Ted Cruz teamed up against him , is denouncing Kasich as a messy eater, ABC News reports. "I have never seen a... More »

Cruz, Kasich Agree on Plan to Stop Trump

They're divvying up later primaries

(Newser) - Ted Cruz and John Kasich have decided, somewhat late in the game, that the combined might of their campaigns is the only thing that can stop Donald Trump from winning the GOP nomination. With Trump poised to win all five Eastern states voting in Tuesday's "Acela primary,"... More »

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