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Clinton More Unpopular Than Ever: Poll

She and Trump are almost equally disliked

(Newser) - A new ABC News / Washington Post poll finds that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are equally unpopular with registered voters. Clinton's unpopularity went up 6 percentage points in three weeks, and the latest poll found that 56% of adults have an unfavorable view of her—a new record... More »

Paul Ryan: I'm Voting for Trump

He reveals his support in new column

(Newser) - A month after saying he wasn't ready to do so , Paul Ryan endorsed Donald Trump Thursday via a guest column in the speaker's hometown newspaper, the Washington Post reports, noting that the move likely signals Ryan's desire to unite the GOP in order to ensure the House... More »

Donald Trump to California: 'There Is No Drought'

There are more interesting quotes where that came from

(Newser) - Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring that: "There is no drought." Speaking at a rally in Fresno, Calif., the presumptive Republican presidential nominee accused state officials of denying water to Central Valley farmers so they can send it out to... More »

Trump Op-Ed Rails Against 'Rigged' Political System

He calls for a 'bold infusion of popular will'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has already expressed his anger over Colorado's primary system, which handed Ted Cruz all of the state's delegates, and in a new Wall Street Journal op-ed, he goes into more detail. Republicans in the state weren't allowed to vote, and ever since the results came... More »

Video Shows Protester Getting Punched at Trump Rally

Alleged puncher has been charged

(Newser) - A black protester got sucker-punched by a white Donald Trump supporter at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Wednesday, as multiple videos posted to social media show. Rakeem Jones was attending the rally with friends when at least one member of the group started shouting; as Jones was being... More »

Trump: Hitler Comparisons Are 'Terrible,' 'Ridiculous'

'I'm not happy about that'

(Newser) - Perhaps unsurprisingly, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump isn't super thrilled to learn he's being compared to Adolf Hitler with increasing frequency . "It's a terrible comparison," CNN quotes Trump as saying on Good Morning America Tuesday. "I'm not happy about that certainly." He also... More »

Trump Cancels CPAC Appearance

He'll be at a rally in Kansas instead

(Newser) - Donald Trump was supposed to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday morning, but instead, he scheduled a rally in Kansas, which holds its caucuses that day. "Very disappointed @realDonaldTrump has decided at the last minute to drop out of #CPAC -- his choice sends a... More »

Here's Why Cruz Will Be the GOP Nominee

One columnist lays out his reasoning, another disagrees

(Newser) - If you're still picking your jaw up off the floor after Ted Cruz unceremoniously dumped Donald Trump in the Iowa polls, well, you can put it back down on the floor. The fact is, Cruz "is the guy who looks best positioned to win" the GOP nomination, writes... More »

Trump's Muslim Ban Is a Joke. Let's Treat It That Way

Charles Krauthammer weighs in on this 'sheer absurdity'

(Newser) - As other critics of Donald Trump's idea to ban Muslims from entering the United States decry it as "offensive and un-American," Charles Krauthammer thinks those people are taking the whole thing too seriously. The plan's "sheer absurdity" reveals it as what it really is—a... More »

Ben Carson Thinks We Should Pray for Trump

Carson responds to Trump's attack

(Newser) - Ben Carson responded Friday to Donald Trump's attack Thursday night, and it looks like he's taking the "turn the other cheek" route for now:
  • First, Carson's business manager responded to CNN, per Reuters : "When I spoke with Dr. Carson about this yesterday how we should
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Donald Trump: CNBC Is Lying About My Poll Numbers

He complains debate will be 'unfair'

(Newser) - Poor Donald Trump is having a really hard time accepting his new No. 2 spot in the polls . "After a great evening and packed auditorium in Iowa, I am now in Colorado looking forward to what I am sure will be a very unfair debate!" the presidential contender... More »

Mike Tyson: Run US Like a Business, Vote Trump

Billionaire has the boxer's blessing

(Newser) - Mike Tyson is on Team Trump. "He should be president of the United States," the former fighter said of Donald Trump during an interview with HuffPost Live on Monday. "Let's try something new. Let's run America like a business, where no colors matter. Whoever can... More »

Donald Trump: We Should Have Executed Bergdahl

'30 years ago, he would have been shot'

(Newser) - Donald Trump said Thursday that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed for leaving his post in Afghanistan. "We're tired of Sgt. Bergdahl, who's a traitor, a no-good traitor, who should have been executed," the Republican presidential front-runner said to cheers at a rowdy rally... More »

Why Trump 'Always Felt That I Was in the Military'

His parents sent him to a 'military-themed boarding school'

(Newser) - Donald Trump may never have actually served in the military, but he attended what the New York Times calls "a military-themed boarding school," and because of that, Trump says in a new book, "[I] always felt that I was in the military." Trump talks about the... More »

Donald Trump Is Increasing Our Vocabulary

And he's not the only politician who has us Googling words

(Newser) - Donald Trump's status as the GOP frontrunner has apparently been a boon for Merriam-Webster. Politico takes a quirky look at what the online dictionary says have been spikes in word lookups tied to the 2016 candidates, with a Merriam-Webster associate editor telling the site that "Trump has brought... More »

Trump Lets Audience Member Inspect His Hair

Let's get one thing straight: It's not a toupee

(Newser) - If "birthers" are those who doubt President Obama was born in the United States, then Donald Trump apparently has "hairers." The presidential candidate complained at a South Carolina rally today about a New York Times article referencing someone calling him "the man of the toupee,"... More »

Trump Finally Crossed the Fox News Line

Roger Ailes issues statement, is not pleased

(Newser) - OK, now Donald Trump has gone too far: Though the Republican presidential candidate managed to remain on decent terms with Fox News after he first slammed Megyn Kelly , his latest remarks on the Fox host have apparently, finally, crossed the line as far as the network is concerned. Roger Ailes... More »

Trump: 'I Will Be Phenomenal to the Women'

Fiorina: 'Women understood that comment' about Kelly

(Newser) - Like Mitt Romney's binders tumbling like dominoes, Donald Trump still finds himself scrambling over his Megyn Kelly comments , and today dug in aggressively on his record with women. "Who would say that?" Trump told CNN today. "Do you think I'd make a statement like that? Who... More »

Trump's Top Adviser Is Out

But the circumstances around Roger Stone's exit are very he said, he said

(Newser) - It's been a headline-generating Saturday for Donald Trump, and Megyn Kelly isn't the only reason why. The GOP candidate made what Politico refers to as "the surprising announcement" that his top adviser is no longer with the campaign. But the circumstances around Roger Stone's exit are... More »

Guess Who's Polling No. 1 Among GOP?

Donald Trump has 18% support among GOP voters nationwide; Jeb Bush has 15%

(Newser) - Some media outlets might want to evict Donald Trump from their politics sections , but he appears to be doing pretty well among Americans surveying the political arena. As CNN reports in a new CNN/ORC national poll, Trump is polling at the top of the considerable heap of Republican presidential contenders,... More »

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