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Watch Donald Trump Defend His Campaign Manager Over Battery Charges

The first question Donald Trump was asked during CNN's town hall in Wisconsin on Tuesday was whether he would fire his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who was charged with misdemeanor battery on Tuesday for allegedly manhandling a reporter at an event earlier this month. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Defends His Plan to Patrol "Muslim Neighborhoods"

Ted Cruz stood by his proposal to patrol "Muslim neighborhoods" during CNN's town hall in Wisconsin on Tuesday night, repeating his assertion that this strategy worked in New York City. Host Anderson Cooper pressed Cruz repeatedly on his stance, noting that New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton had criticized Cruz's proposal. Show More Summary

This Law Just Took Abortion Pseudoscience to a New Low

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Monday signed a bill that makes the state the first in the nation to require doctors to anesthetize fetuses before performing abortions after 20 weeks gestation. Previously, fetal anesthesia for abortion after...Show More Summary

Trump Still Insists His Campaign Manager Is Innocent of Assaulting Reporter

Donald Trump is defending his campaign manager to the very end, despite mounting evidence against him. On Tuesday morning, Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was charged with misdemeanor battery for forcibly grabbing reporter Michelle Fields at an event in Jupiter, Florida, on March 8. Show More Summary

A Divided Supreme Court Spares Public Sector Unions

The Supreme Court deadlocked on Tuesday for the second time since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last month—and this time, public sector unions were the winner. The 4-4 split underscores the immediate impact of Scalia's death and the new reality of a divided eight-member court. Show More Summary

Clinton to Democrats: Remember What's at Stake on the Supreme Court

Republicans have long rallied supporters by emphasizing the importance of selecting Supreme Court justices and warning what might happen if a Democratic president picks the next one. In a speech Monday afternoon at the University ofShow More Summary

California Is About to Make a $15 Minimum Wage a Reality

California lawmakers and labor unions have reached a historic deal to raise the state's minimum wage to $15, the LA Times reports. The plan will boost the minimum wage from $10 to $10.50 by January 2017, gradually increasing it to $15 over the following six years. Show More Summary

Trump Insists He Had Nothing to Do With the Latest Attack on "Lyin' Ted Cruz"

Donald Trump denied any involvement on Friday in a National Enquirer story alleging that Ted Cruz has had affairs with five different women, but he couldn't help inserting himself into the melee. In a statement posted on Facebook, Trump...Show More Summary

Indiana Governor Signs Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill

On Thursday evening, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a new law expanding Indiana's abortion restrictions. The measure will prohibit women from electing to have an abortion due to the race, gender, or disability of the fetus, and willShow More Summary

This Ad by Republicans Against Barry Goldwater Basically Predicted Donald Trump

"When the head of the Ku Klux Klan, when all these weird groups come out in favor for the candidate of my party, either they're not Republicans or I'm not," says the thoughtful-looking man as he stares into the camera. You wouldn't be...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Calls Donald Trump a "Sniveling Coward"

On Thursday in Wisconsin, Sen. Ted Cruz put on his most presidential jacket, pointed straight to the camera, and called his party's likely nominee a "sniveling coward" for making disparaging comments about his wife, Heidi: Ted Cruz:Show More Summary

The South Carolina Senate Created a “Refugee Registry” That Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

The latest episode in the national freak-out over Syrian refugees is playing out in South Carolina, where the state senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill that would create state refugee registry and require state law enforcement agencies...Show More Summary

Obama Dances the Tango During a State Dinner in Argentina

President Obama danced the tango during a state dinner in Argentina on Wednesday, after receiving a friendly invitation from a professional to join her on the dance floor. The president, who initially tried to decline the dance, nailed...Show More Summary

What We Know About the Deadly Attacks in Brussels: Two Attackers Identified

Update, March 23, 7:24 a.m. EST: Belgian news agencies have identified two of the bombers in Tuesday's attacks as brothers Khalid el-Bakraoui, 27, and Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, 30. Both men had been sought by Belgian authorities since the March 15 raid that captured Salah Abdeslam, who is suspected of involvement in the Paris attacks. Show More Summary

Kasich Hits Back at Cruz Over Call to Police Muslims

Ohio Gov. John Kasich rebuked Sen. Ted Cruz's call to "patrol and secure" Muslim neighborhoods in the wake of the deadly explosions in Brussels on Tuesday. "We are not at war with Islam—we're at war with radical Islam," Kasich told reporters in Minneapolis, according to the New York Times. Show More Summary

Photos From Around The World Capture the Outpouring of Support After the Brussels Attack

Early Tuesday morning, a series of terrorist attacks ripped across Brussels, the Belgian capitol, leaving at least 31 dead. We're following live updates to the story here. Similar to the December massacre in Paris, the attacks were quickly...Show More Summary

President Obama Just Made a Passionate Appeal to the Cuban People to Embrace Democracy

Just hours after terrorist attacks in Brussels left dozens dead or wounded, President Barak Obama spoke directly to the Cuban people Tuesday morning. He condemned the violence saying, "We must unite, we must be together regardless of...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Calls for Security Patrols in America's "Muslim Neighborhoods"

In the wake of the Brussels terror attacks Tuesday morning, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz suggested that the United States "empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized." Here...Show More Summary

John McCain Concedes the GOP May Have Lost Hispanics

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., appears to have conceded that the Republican Party has alienated Hispanic voters and will have to rely increasingly on white voters to win in November. "An interesting phenomenon right now is the huge turnouts...Show More Summary

Does Donald Trump Think His Top Foreign Policy Adviser Is Muslim?

In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday morning, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump twice failed to correct host Brian Kilmeade's mistaken assertion that one of his top foreign policy advisers, Walid Phares, is Muslim. "Donald, we just talked to Walid Phares," Kilmeade said. Show More Summary

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