The media almost always is more interested in process than substance. So it's been big news that Ted Cruz and John Kasich are cooperating in their effort to stop Donald Trump from winning a majority of delegates and thus the nomination. Of course, the Trump campaign has cried foul, though he should relish the opportunity to demonstrate that the majority of Republicans back him.
The media is focused on the possible political impact of the Cruz-Kasich pact in a convention fight. Yet hopefully the agreement will provide a lesson for whoever ends up as the nominee. Republicans need to work together to win in November.
This election campaign has been incessantly negative. A lot of that has revolved around Trump, both his attacks on other candidates and their return fire. The SuperPACs have joined in, spending far more to carpet bomb opposing candidates than build up their favorites. Those who talked most vehemently about the need for just one candidate to take on Trump often were most free with their attacks on everyone else. more >>
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said men's bathrooms are for men and women's bathrooms are for women just as "we've been doing it this way forever," responding to a question whether biological males should be allowed to use women's room based on their gender identity.
"Do you believe biological males should be permitted to use the women's room in federal facilities and parks around the country?" a journalist from CNSNews.com asked Sen. Rubio Tuesday.
"No," replied the senator, who withdrew from the presidential race last month. "I think men's bathrooms are for men and women's bathrooms are for women." more >>
INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, in a last-ditch bid to slow front-runner Donald Trump's momentum, on Wednesday named former business executive Carly Fiorina to be his vice presidential running mate if he wins the nomination.
After suffering a series of crushing losses to Trump in nominating contests on Tuesday, Cruz praised Fiorina as a principled fighter for conservative values who knew how to create jobs and would be a valuable ally on the campaign trail.
"She is careful. She is measured. She is serious," Cruz said. "She doesn't get rattled." more >>
A couple in Oregon who lost their bakery business because they refused to make a gay wedding cake are appealing the decision that found them guilty of discrimination.
Aaron and Melissa Klein were found guilty of discrimination by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and forced to pay $135,000 in damages.
Filed in the Oregon Court of Appeals on Monday, the appeal argues that Oregon violated the religious freedom of the Kleins by punishing them for practicing their sincerely-held religious beliefs. more >>
NewSpring megachurch Pastor Perry Noble has listed four reasons why he believes Donald Trump is on the verge of clinching the Republican presidential nomination, noting that unlike his rivals, he shows leadership and delivers a clear message.
Noble, who ahead of the South Carolina primary in February told his congregation that Trump "is NOT the best choice among the current candidates," and seemed to encourage Christians to reconsider voting for the billionaire businessman, said on Facebook Tuesday that his list of reasons is not an endorsement of Trump, but rather an observation.
For the first main reason, Noble wrote that Trump's "message is clear." more >>
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton rolled up wins in Northeastern states on Tuesday in a major show of strength and immediately turned their fire on each other in a possible preview of a general election matchup.
The New York billionaire easily defeated rivals John Kasich and Ted Cruz in all five states that held contests, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware, with a margin of victory rivalling that of his home state of New York a week ago. He was on a path to winning the vote in every county in each state.
Clinton, already in control of the Democratic race, defeated challenger Bernie Sanders in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Her only loss of the night was to Sanders in Rhode Island. more >>