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    Trump to meet with top Hill Republicans soon

    Donald Trump, now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is expected to visit with top GOP congressional leaders soon, according to multiple congressional sources familiar with discussions about his campaign's next steps.

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The GOP resistance to Donald Trump

Trump resistance

Donald Trump's march to the White House encountered fierce resistance from his own party Thursday as senior lawmakers hesitated to endorse him, party luminaries said they'd skip his nominating convention and others pondered the potential of a third-p...


North Korea puts on rare political gathering

Kim Jong Un 2015

North Korea, one of the world's most secretive nations, is putting on its biggest political event in 36 years.

The 7th Congress of Workers' Party began Friday in Pyongyang, the nation's capital and biggest city.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said t...


Ryan: 'I'm just not ready' to back Trump

Ryan not ready to endorse Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he cannot yet support presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

"I'm just not ready to do that at this point. I'm not there right now," the Wisconsin Republican told CNN's "The Lead wit...


Rick Perry endorses Donald Trump for president

Rick Perry up close

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry told CNN Thursday he will support Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee and will do everything he can do to help him get elected.


Trump stumps for first time as presumptive GOP nominee

Trump first rally after Indiana

Donald Trump took his first stab at a general election pitch here on Thursday where he hosted his first rally since becoming the presumptive Republican nominee earlier this week.


Get off my song! Stones to Trump

Rolling Stones, April 2016

Donald Trump can't always get what he wants.

The Rolling Stones are the latest band to ask Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, to stop playing their music during his campaign events and rallies.

"The Rolling Stones have never...


Dana Milbank to keep promise to eat column

Trump in Indiana

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank is making good on his promise to literally eat "an entire column, newsprint and ink" if Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination.


Sanders goes to one of the poorest counties in US

Bernie Sanders crowd

Bernie Sanders, who has staked his presidential campaign on fighting poverty and income inequality in America, on Thursday took his message to one of the poorest counties in America.


Justice Department challenges NC transgender law

DOJ, Department of Justice

North Carolina will meet a Monday deadline to respond to the U.S. Justice Department about the state's transgender bathroom law, Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday.

"We're reviewing (the Justice Department letter) and we hope to have a response in the ver...


Romney skipping GOP convention

Romney, Trump 2012

Mitt Romney won't attend the Republican National Convention this summer, joining three previous nominees in skipping the event and underscoring the deep divide inside the GOP over Donald Trump becoming the party's standard-bearer.

An aide to Romney sa...


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