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Fight for GOP presidential nomination shifts to seaside luxury resort in south Florida

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The messy fight for the Republican presidential nomination is shifting to a luxury seaside resort in south Florida as Donald Trump and chief rival Ted Cruz quietly court party leaders ahead of another set of high-stakes delegate contests. Cruz conceded publicly for the first time that he doesn’t have enough support to claim the nomination before the party’s summertime national convention, but he also vowed Wednesday to block Trump from collecting the necessary delegates as well. The Texas conservative predicted a contested convention that…

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GOPer: Rules change would prevent ‘dictatorial’ convention

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A member of the Republican National Committee trying to revamp GOP rules for nominating a presidential candidate says without the change, party leaders could exert “almost dictatorial power” at this July’s nominating convention. The criticisms by Solomon Yue, RNC committeeman from Oregon, were the latest broadside in an internal GOP battle over the rules that will help decide the party’s standard-bearer for the White House. The comments, included in an email he sent Monday that was obtained by The Associated…

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GOP official rails over effort aimed at nomination rules

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In an extraordinary display of internal discord, the chairman of the Republican Party’s rules committee accused top GOP officials Saturday of “a breach of our trust” by improperly trying to impede a proposed change in bylaws that would make it harder for party leaders to nominate a fresh candidate for president. Bruce Ash, RNC committeeman from Arizona, wrote the harshly worded email to the other 55 members of the GOP rules committee that he chairs. The confidential email, obtained by…

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

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Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Not immediately available. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Paul Manafort, convention manager for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump; New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Sanders; Republican presidential candidate John Kasich. ___ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Sanders; Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. ___ “Fox News Sunday” — President Barack Obama. ___ Republished with permission of…

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Donald Trump works to right campaign before Wisconsin votes

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Donald Trump worked to right his campaign on Sunday after a shaky week, brushing off verbal missteps about abortion, nuclear weapons, and GOP rival Ted Cruz as he cast forward to Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary in Wisconsin. Trump, acknowledging the possibility of a loss to Cruz in Wisconsin, said it would be better to win the state but was confident he would capture the nomination regardless. He acknowledged that the past few days had marked a difficult patch for his…

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

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Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Republican presidential candidate John Kasich; Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.; Priebus. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump; Priebus. ___ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Sanders, Priebus. ___ “Fox News Sunday” — Trump, Priebus. ___ Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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Wisconsin-based ‘Cheesehead Revolution’ challenged by Donald Trump

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A trio of Wisconsin Republicans looking to inject the party with their own youthful, aggressive brand of conservatism ushered in the “Cheesehead Revolution.” Their aim was to position the GOP for success in the 2016 presidential election. Then came Donald Trump. With the anti-Trump movement in full swing even as Trump solidifies his front-runner status in the presidential race, the focus turns to the April 5 primary in the home state of those three heavyweights: House Speaker Paul Ryan, Republican…

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