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RNC Chief Warns GOP Candidates: Endorse Trump

Reince Priebus says those who don't could face trouble if they run again

(Newser) - Republican National Committee chief Reince Priebus has had his issues with Donald Trump, but he's squarely behind the party nominee now and ordering Trump's former rivals to be the same. "Those people need to get on board," Priebus said on CBS News Sunday. His leverage? "... More »

Biggest NH Paper: Don't Vote for Clinton or Trump

'Union Leader' endorses Gary Johnson

(Newser) - The New Hampshire Union Leader says it isn't going to tell its readers to hold their noses and vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump when there's an option that doesn't stink: Gary Johnson. In a front-page editorial in New Hampshire's only statewide newspaper, publisher Joseph... More »

For First Time Since 1940, Texas Paper Endorses a Democrat for President

Clinton has experience and judgment to take on the task: 'Dallas Morning News'

(Newser) - A Texas newspaper just did something it hasn't done since before World War II: recommended a Democrat for president, the Los Angeles Times reports, noting the Lone Star State is a "must-win" for Donald Trump. In a Wednesday editorial, the Dallas Morning News says it had no choice... More »

Open Letter Supporting Trump Has 88 Notable Signatures

Retired military officials: He's the one we need to protect our national security

(Newser) - National security is the theme of Election 2016 this week, with an NBC-MSNBC forum on that topic Wednesday night and lots of apparent new support on that front for Donald Trump. The New York Times reports that 88 retired military figures—described by retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn... More »

Clinton Picks Up Big GOP Endorsement

Trump spokeswoman blames Obama for Khan death in 2004

(Newser) - Another prominent Republican has endorsed Hillary Clinton, and this one might sting Donald Trump more than most: Meg Whitman, a major GOP donor, says she now plans to raise funds for his rival. "I will vote for Hillary, I will talk to my Republican friends about helping her, and... More »

Trump: If Cruz Endorses Me, I Won't Accept

'Just so you understand'

(Newser) - Despite Ted Cruz's refusal to endorse Donald Trump at the GOP convention, Trump thinks Cruz will eventually come around—but he has no intention of accepting any future thumbs-up, ABC News reports. "[Cruz will] come and endorse over the next little while," he told convention volunteers Friday... More »

Cruz Explains: I Don't Support People Who Attack My Family

He also rules out voting for Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Ted Cruz didn't exactly have a change of heart in regard to Donald Trump overnight: After being booed Wednesday night for failing to endorse the GOP nominee , Cruz addressed Texas delegates Thursday morning and declared, "I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife... More »

'Lyin' Ted' Gets His Revenge

Trump snub leaves convention stunned

(Newser) - A few days ago, not many people would have bet on the GOP convention's most controversial moment coming from Ted Cruz instead of Donald Trump, but Trump will have to work hard to outdo what analysts are calling a stunning snub from his not-so-vanquished rival. Angry Republicans yelled "... More »

HUD Secretary Broke Law by Praising Clinton

Julian Castro fell foul of Hatch Act during TV interview

(Newser) - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro may have wrecked his chances of becoming Hillary Clinton's running mate —with a Hillary Clinton endorsement. An Office of Special Counsel investigation has determined that Castro broke the 1939 Hatch Act, which restricts the partisan political activities of federal executive branch... More »

Bernie Finally Endorses Hillary

'Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president,' Sanders says at NH event

(Newser) - With Hillary Clinton enthusiastically nodding and clapping by his side, Bernie Sanders appeared Tuesday at a high school in Portsmouth, NH, and finally offered what many Democrats have been waiting for : an endorsement, USA Today reports. "Secretary Clinton … will be the Democratic nominee for president and I intend... More »

GOP Stalwart Says He'll Back Hillary

Brent Scowcroft was national security adviser for Ford, George HW, served 3 other GOP presidents

(Newser) - When you hear the name "Brent Scowcroft," certain things may come to mind, including "retired lieutenant general " and "heavyweight foreign policy adviser" to several GOP presidents, CNN notes. He served as national security adviser to Presidents Ford and George HW Bush, as well as in... More »

Warren: I'm Ready to Work My Heart Out for Clinton

She endorses Hillary, praises Bernie on 'Maddow'

(Newser) - Things are falling into place for Hillary Clinton: Her endorsement from President Obama Thursday was followed by that of Elizabeth Warren, the progressive senator who could be key to winning over Bernie Sanders supporters. "I'm ready. I am ready to get in this fight and work my heart... More »

Warren Plans to Endorse Clinton, Hasn't Ruled Out Vice President

And Clinton is open to an all-woman ticket

(Newser) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren—notably the only female senator not to endorse Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders—plans to officially back Clinton in the coming weeks, Reuters reports. An endorsement from Warren, who is popular with progressives, could bring Sanders' supporters over to Clinton's side. Reuters cites sources close to... More »

Sanders Gains First Endorsement by a Senator

Jeff Merkley of Oregon backs him

(Newser) - The op-ed page of the New York Times contains a first for Bernie Sanders on Wednesday: One of his fellow senators has endorsed him for president. The tribute comes from Jeff Merkley of Oregon, who praises Hillary Clinton's "remarkable record" but says that Sanders is "boldly and... More »

Scott Walker: I'm 'Proud' to Back Ted Cruz

Wisconsin governor says Cruz is 'best-positioned candidate' to take on Hillary

(Newser) - In a move that USA Today calls "not surprising," Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker offered up his "proud" endorsement for Ted Cruz on Tuesday, and he swears it's a real show of support he's throwing behind the Texas senator, not a protest vote against Donald Trump,... More »

Cruz Finally Getting a Senate Endorsement

Utah's Mike Lee will back him, a blow to Rubio

(Newser) - Marco Rubio has the endorsement of 14 of his fellow senators, while Ted Cruz has a goose egg on that front. But that's finally changing on Thursday afternoon: Utah's Mike Lee will publicly back his friend Cruz, reports BuzzFeed News . Lee is also a friend of Rubio's,... More »

Romney: Trump 'Not a Republican In Any Sense'

Former nominee won't be endorsing the Donald

(Newser) - In case there was any doubt, Mitt Romney says he "can't imagine" endorsing Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee. The 2012 GOP presidential candidate says Trump, "is not a Republican in any sense of the word" and has "taken this campaign into a very deep... More »

With Super Tuesday Nigh, a Wave of Endorsements

Rubio, Sanders, Trump pick up new supporters

(Newser) - The Sunday before Super Tuesday saw a wave of headline-grabbing endorsements for both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates. Here's the latest on who's supporting whom:
  • Marco Rubio No. 1: Hobby Lobby CEO David Green said in a statement that he's impressed with the way Rubio "carries
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Spike Lee to SC: 'Wake Up,' Vote for Bernie

Director says in radio ad that Sanders 'will do the right thing'

(Newser) - Just a few days ahead of the South Carolina Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders has gained a noteworthy endorsement, the Hill reports. "Wake up, South Carolina!" director Spike Lee says in a one-minute radio spot that started playing Tuesday across the state, in which Hillary Clinton appears to be... More »

Beyonce Shoutout Spikes Red Lobster Sales by 33%

'Formation' turned restaurant into a (somewhat) cool kid overnight

(Newser) - Red Lobster is reaping the benefits of what Fortune is calling "the mother of all branding gifts." The seafood restaurant has seen a surprise jump in sales—a 33% increase Sunday from the previous year—and it looks like it has Beyonce's new single to thank, CNNMoney... More »

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