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Miami Herald's Endorsement, in Just 5 Words

Short and sweet

(Newser) - Herald for the endorsement win. In just five words, the Miami newspaper offered its take on how Election 2016 should play out, with smiling headshots of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, followed by the words: "Her. Not Him. Enough Said." It's hard to beat that... More »

Trump Notches an Endorsement First

Nevada's biggest paper says he doesn't represent 'the danger his critics claim'

(Newser) - Donald Trump scored a major newspaper endorsement Sunday, bringing his total number of major newspaper endorsements in the general election to one. He got the nod from the Las Vegas Review-Journal , Nevada's biggest paper, which was bought late last year by billionaire casino mogul and Trump supporter Sheldon Adelson,... More »

After Newspaper Endorses Clinton, Death Threats

'Arizona Republic' continues to fight for free speech with 'compassion,' 'bravery': publisher

(Newser) - Meet Kimberly, Nicole, and Phil. They're on staff at the Arizona Republic, per a Sunday editorial written by Mi-Ai Parrish, the conservative newspaper's publisher. And they're the ones who've been dealing with the vitriol and calls for violence since the Republic endorsed Hillary Clinton for president... More »

Ryan to GOP Lawmakers: I 'Won't Defend Trump'

But speaker isn't rescinding his endorsement—for now, anyway

(Newser) - Sen. John McCain has dropped his endorsement for Donald Trump, as have several dozen other prominent GOPers , in the wake of Trump's "hot mic" 2005 tape that leaked Friday. But House Speaker Paul Ryan is still hanging in there, though he now says Trump can't count on... More »

Detroit News Ditches GOP for First Time, Backs Johnson

'An endorsement based on conscience is never wasted'

(Newser) - Gary Johnson had another "Aleppo moment" Wednesday when he had a brain freeze trying to remember the name of a world leader he admired. But that didn't stop the Detroit News on Thursday from offering its endorsement of the Libertarian candidate, breaking its GOP endorsement tradition for the... More »

Arizona Republic Endorses 1st Dem in 126 Years, Faces Backlash

Paper broke with tradition that goes back to its founding

(Newser) - The Arizona Republic —which was founded as the Arizona Republican in 1890, 22 years before Arizona became a state—broke with 126 years of history Wednesday by endorsing a Democrat over a Republican for president for the first time. "This year is different," the paper's editorial... 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 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 »

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 »

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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'Waste of Time': Trump Gets 1st Congressional Endorsements

The Donald doesn't appear particularly moved

(Newser) - It seems everyone loves a winner. Fresh off his third GOP primary victory in a row , Donald Trump on Wednesday secured his first two congressional endorsements, ABC News reports. "We don't need a policy wonk as president; we need a leader as president," Rep. Duncan Hunter, a... More »

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