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CLEVELAND — A day after Sen. Ted Cruz was booed off stage at the Republican National Convention for not endorsing Donald Trump, Yahoo News’s Summer Delaney spoke with Texas delegates about Cruz’s decision and its impact on the delegation of his home state.
Delegates on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland loudly protested their party’s attempts to ignore their dissent on the first night of the four-day meeting. Some wanted to support a candidate other than presumptive nominee Donald Trump, and others were protesting rules that they believe are centralizing power among a small number of Republican National Committee members.
On June 2, 2016, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced in an op-ed that he will vote for the GOP’s presumptive nominee, Donald Trump. Yahoo News Guest Host Debbye Turner Bell spoke to Yahoo News Senior Political Correspondent, Jon Ward, about Ryan’s endorsement and what it means for the Republican Party.
Presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a debate in Las Vegas in December. Donald Trump’s former presidential primary rivals reacted in very different ways after he cemented his status as the likely Republican presidential nominee on Tuesday night. Trump emerged as the party’s probable standard bearer after a win in the Indiana primary that boosted his delegate total and led his final strong opponent, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to suspend his campaign.
Moments before Ted Cruz publicly ended a campaign for president that had lasted more than a year, he stood backstage and thanked his closest friends, supporters and advisers for their help and support. When Cruz finished speaking, the group of about 50 people applauded — several of them wiping away tears — and Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe, walked away from them, looking down, and shook his head. Cruz’s speech to a group of a few hundred devoted followers from the main stage minutes later was met with disbelief and anguish.
Sen. Bernie Sanders pumps his fist in the air after his wife, Jane, joins him at a campaign event in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday night. Sanders spoke to thousands of supporters in Louisville, Ky., before Indiana’s results were in. Meanwhile, the likely Republican nominee, Donald Trump, won Indiana in a landslide, and his top rival Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out.
The signs, which have been spotted in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., are part of an ongoing installation by a British-born street artist known as Plastic Jesus.
Donald Trump addresses the New York State Republican Gala April 14 in New York. NEW YORK — Donald Trump took the stage inside the ballroom of a hotel he built here Thursday night and cast himself not only as a defining figure in the architecture of New York but as a staunch defender of its values. In a speech before a mostly adoring hometown crowd at the New York State Republican Gala, Trump never once mentioned his rival Ted Cruz by name, but repeatedly mocked the Texas senator’s criticism of “New York values,” insisting that it is those core beliefs that have the ability to get the country back on track.
Organizers told Yahoo News they expect at least 10,000 people to show up for the protest, which will be held in front of the annual New York State Republican Gala.
In an escalating a war of words between Democratic rivals, Bernie Sanders says Hillary Clinton is not “qualified” to be president. “Secretary Clinton appears to be getting a little bit nervous,” Sanders said at a rally in Philadelphia on Wednesday. “I don’t think that you are qualified if you get $15 million from Wall Street through your super-PAC,” Sanders said.
On Thursday, March 3rd, 2016, Yahoo Global Anchor Katie Couric will speak with GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson. Carson told the media early Wednesday that he would not be attending the debate scheduled for tonight saying he doesn’t “see a political path forward.”
On Feb. 25, 2016, Jane Sanders, wife of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, joins Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric to talk about the campaign, Super Tuesday, and more.
On February 9, presidential candidate Donald Trump won the New Hampshire Republican primary. John Kasich’s runner-up finish ignited his campaign, while other candidates set their eyes on primaries and caucuses down the road.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, “I think stricter scrutiny is a good idea.”
In an exclusive interview with Yahoo’s Global News Anchor Katie Couric, GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson addressed a part of his life that has gone viral this week, a picture of a painting of Carson with Jesus that was first revealed by the Guardian. Carson told Couric that the painting is a gift he received after a speaking engagement in Virginia. He told Couric, “I like the concept that there’s something beside me behind my success.” Couric asked Carson if he thinks his religious beliefs would become an issue in any way if he becomes the GOP nominee.
In an exclusive interview, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric asked Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson about questions surrounding his biography, his rival Donald Trump and his comments on foreign policy.
By Alex Bregman Feminist, journalist, activist and icon Gloria Steinem is out with her first book in more than 20 years, My Life on the Road. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric recently sat down with Steinem in her New York City apartment, which is filled with items from her rich, colorful life.
By Kaye Foley Ahead of the first Republican primary debate this week, the number of GOP presidential hopefuls is at an astounding 17. As a result, there’s been a lot of debate over the primary debates themselves. For the first two debates, Fox News and CNN have come up with strategies for condensing the number of participants. Fox News’ debate will take place on Aug. 6 in Cleveland, Ohio, and will take only the top 10 GOP candidates according to their rankings from an average of the latest five national polls.
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric in an exclusive interview Wednesday that he decided not to run for president a third time for a simple reason. “It just didn’t feel right,” Romney said in his first interview since deciding at the end of January not to mount another campaign. If he had run, Romney said, he would have spent “a great deal of time taking my message to Hispanic Americans and to other minority groups in this country — African Americans, Asian Americans — and describing why it is that conservative principles are best for them and for their families.