Politics

Bernie Sanders returns to Vermont ahead of meeting with President Obama

Bernie Sanders is greeted by his supporters at the airport in Burlington, Vt., when he returned home from California on Wednesday, June 8. (Photo by Robert Costa/The Washington Post) BURLINGTON, Vt. — Bernie Sanders returned here Wednesday as a favorite son in the city he calls home and once served as mayor but facing an uncertain political future. After stepping ...

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‘I will never let you down,’ Trump tells supporters in prepared speech

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gave a speech at the Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., as primary elections took place in California, New Jersey, New Mexico, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. (Reuters) BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. — Donald Trump sought to charge forward after a tumultuous week with a celebratory speech here Tuesday, in which he marked the ...

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In San Francisco, Berniecrats lash out at press for calling nomination for Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders rallied supporters in San Francisco on the eve of the California primary after news came out that rival Hillary Clinton secured enough delegates to win the nomination. “We’re going to win big tomorrow,” Sanders said. (Reuters) San Francisco — Unbridled fury about the media and the Democratic establishment rippled through a crowd of Bernie Sanders ...

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Clinton bests Sanders in the Virgin Islands, edges closer to Democratic nomination

Surrounded by women lawmakers and actresses, Hillary Clinton speaks to and meets California voters during rally in Culver City, Calif. on Friday. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) Hillary Clinton handily won the caucuses in the Virgin Islands on Saturday, according to unofficial figures announced by the Democratic Party there, nudging her ever closer to clinching the nomination in her prolonged battle against Sen. Bernie ...

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Portman: It’s ‘wrong’ for Trump to make an issue of judge’s ethnicity

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) on Capitol Hill. (AP) This post has been updated. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) blasted Donald Trump on Saturday for making personal, racially tinged verbal attacks against a federal judge. Trump has issued a litany of attacks on U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is overseeing two class-action lawsuits against Trump University. Trump has said ...

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Libertarians pick Johnson and Weld ticket after close contest

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson speaks to supporters and delegates at the National Libertarian Party Convention on May 27 in Orlando. (John Raoux/Associated Press) ORLANDO — William Weld, a former governor of Massachusetts who made a late-career leap to the Libertarian Party, won its vice presidential nomination Sunday after a close and raucous convention vote. “This is a national ticket,” ...

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Bernie Sanders and Bill Maher agree: ‘Tough guy’ Donald Trump ‘chickened out’ of debate

[embedded content] Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump used late-night TV appearances this week to hype a potential debate between them, so with the event now dead it was only fitting that Sanders would return to late night on Friday to knock Trump for backing out. Groaning and shaking his fists in frustration, the senator from Vermont told HBO’s Bill Maher ...

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Mark Cuban: Trump has been good for American politics

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, said on “Meet the Press” that Trump has aided U.S. politics in the long run but hurt it in the short term. (J. Pat Carter/Getty Images) Basketball-team owner, entrepreneur, author and reality-TV-show star Mark Cuban thinks that Donald Trump’s run for the White House has been good for American politics, in the long term. That’s ...

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