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Former California Gov. Pete Wilson Endorses Ted Cruz

Former California Gov. Pete Wilson Saturday endorsed Ted Cruz for president at the state's Republican convention.

Sanders Campaign Withdraws Suit in Intraparty Fight

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has withdrawn his lawsuit against the DNC, putting an end to an intraparty dispute over unauthorized access to proprietary data belonging to rival Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Why the GOP Could Leave Cleveland Even More Fractured Than Before the Convention

Jeff Horwitt: A majority of Republican primary voters believe that if no one wins enough delegates to secure the nomination before the convention, the candidate with the most votes in the primaries should be the nominee.

Capital Journal Friday PM: Pentagon Disciplines 16, Campaign 2016, More

The biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation and defense.

GOP Turnout, Already Strong, Is Getting Stronger

Republican turnout this primary season is up 64% over 2012 levels, new data show, with participation accelerating in recent months as voters in big states got a rare shot to play a meaningful role.

‘West Wing’ Invades West Wing Ahead of White House Correspondents Dinner

CJ Cregg, the White House press secretary for the fictional Jed Bartlet presidential administration, surprised the real life White House press corps on Friday by taking the podium at the start of the daily briefing.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Backs Ted Cruz for President

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Friday said he's going to vote for Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas for president, giving the underdog a boost just days before the state's crucial GOP primary, according to two Republican officials.

Could Donald Trump’s Attacks on Hillary Clinton Help Him Unify Republicans?

Michael Steel: Focusing on attacking the Clintons could make Donald Trump more palatable to the party stalwarts who have been most offended by his bluster and ideological heterodoxy.

Four Questions for Bernie Sanders About His Campaign 2016 Strategy

Bernie Sanders has wildly exceeded expectations in the Democratic race for president and yet has made some puzzling moves that seemed to have made his pursuit of the nomination tougher. Here are four questions for the Sanders campai...

How Suburban Voters Put Donald Trump Back on Track

Two weeks ago the Republican presidential battle seemed headed to an open convention, but the story has changed. Front-runner Donald Trump has gained momentum and seems on track to securing the nomination before delegates head to Cleveland.

Capital Journal Daybreak: ‘Woman’s Card’ Comment Could Help Trump, Clinton

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In Iran, a Telling Uproar Over Undercover Police Force for Moral Code

Haleh Esfandiari: Thirty-six years after the revolution, regime hard-liners continue to try to impose behavior codes that are largely ignored and that leave the young restless. The effect is to stir discontent.

Iran Nuclear Deal: Meeting vs. Exceeding U.S. Obligations

Michael Singh: The U.S. has an interest in being seen as a diplomatic partner that upholds its commitments. The idea that the U.S. has an obligation not just to comply with the nuclear deal but also to ensure that Iran receives benefits it hoped for is more dubious.

Defense Chiefs Urge Congress to Overcome Anti-Trade Rhetoric, Pass Pacific Trade Pact

Defenders of President Barack Obama’s Pacific trade agreement are taking out the big guns. Eight former secretaries of defense signed a letter asking congressional leaders to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, as a way to renew American leadership in the Pacific as China flexes its economic and military muscle.

Caitlyn Jenner Thanks Donald Trump for Restroom Offer

Caitlyn Jenner has taken Donald Trump up on his offer to use the bathroom she feels comfortable with.

Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton Would be Nowhere in Politics If a Man

Donald Trump isn’t backing off—in fact, he’s upping the ante--on his claim that Hillary Clinton would be nowhere in politics if she weren't playing “the woman’s card.”

John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz ‘Lucifer in the Flesh’

Former House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday told an audience at Stanford University that Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is "Lucifer in the flesh," and said he wouldn't vote for him for president even if he were the GOP nominee.

Carly Fiorina Says Compaq Deal ‘Most Successful Merger in High-Tech History’

Pushing back against criticism of her business record, former H-P CEO Carly Fiorina said Thursday that the company's acquisition of Compaq was "the most successful merger in high tech history."

Did Hillary Clinton Soften Rhetoric in 2008 Democratic Primary?

Even after the Democratic nomination appeared out of reach for Hillary Clinton in 2008, she continued to raise doubts about Barack Obama’s viability in the general election.

Donald Trump Mocks Cruz: ‘What’s He Doing Picking Vice Presidents?’

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked rival Ted Cruz's decision to name a running mate as premature, while boasting of his own strength in the nomination race after his five-state sweep Tuesday night.

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