Paul Ryan ally doubts speaker will ever fully endorse Trump

American politics has been ‘reformed to death’He has been called an “intellectual prodigy” and is one of the most influential thinkers and writers in conservative Republican politics. Yuval Levin, founding editor of National Affairs magazine, is also an informal adviser to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the most prominent Republican national leader to decline — at least so far — to endorse presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Levin also worked as a White House policy adviser to former President George W. Bush and has since been part of a movement within Republican politics to move the party toward a solutions-oriented disposition, in contrast to many in the party whose main goal has been to block the agenda of President Obama and the Democrats.



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Donald Trump unlikely to pick woman or minority as running mate

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd after giving an energy speech at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference, Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Bismarck, N.D. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)The possibility of appearing to pander is among the reasons Donald Trump would be unlikely to pick a woman or a minority as his vice presidential running mate, his campaign chairman says.



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Trump doubles down on Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ attack after Native American woman calls him ‘offensive’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, at the Rimrock Auto Arena, in Billings, Mont., Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)You tell me,” Trump asked. The woman replied that she was offended, and Trump quickly repeated the phrase. “Oh, oh really — oh, I’m sorry about that,“ Trump said before turning to a reporter who had asked about Warren, immediately using the term again.



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Top Trump aide lobbied for Pakistani spy front

Top Trump aide lobbied for Pakistani spy frontPaul Manafort, convention manager for the Trump campaign, on “Meet the Press,” April 10. For more than five years, Donald Trump’s new top campaign aide, Paul Manafort, lobbied for a Washington-based group that Justice Department prosecutors have charged operated as a front for Pakistan’s intelligence service, according to court and lobbying records reviewed by Yahoo News. Manafort’s work in the 1990s as a registered lobbyist for the Kashmiri American Council was only one part of a wide-ranging portfolio that, over several decades, included a gallery of controversial foreign clients ranging from Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and Zaire’s brutal dictator Mobutu Sese Seko to an Angolan rebel leader accused by human rights groups of torture.



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Cruz Runs Rings Around Trump in Colorado

Cruz Runs Rings Around Trump in ColoradoDonald Trump is like the kid in class who never does the reading, does his homework on the bus and bluffs his way through when the teacher calls on him and he doesn’t actually know the answer. Ted Cruz, by contrast, always does the reading, always does his homework (including the extra credit questions) and not only knows the answer when the teacher calls on him, but interrupts to finish her question for her. The first is likely to be more popular than the other, particularly among the kids in the class who don’t much like to do homework either and dislike being shown up by that Cruz kid in the front row all the time.



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Trump falters in Wisconsin, as Cruz wins big

Trump falters in Wisconsin, as Cruz wins bigTexas Sen. Ted Cruz soundly defeated Donald Trump in Wisconsin’s Republican presidential primary Tuesday, winning close to 50 percent of the vote in a three-man contest and potentially giving a burst of new energy to efforts to stop the real estate mogul from clinching the GOP nomination. It is a rallying cry,” Cruz declared at his primary night party in Milwaukee. But it was too soon to tell whether Cruz’s victory was a sign that the #NeverTrump movement is truly gaining steam, or if it was merely a bump in the road for Trump, who has spent the last several days trying to regain the offensive after a series of self-inflicted wounds to his campaign.



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As Trump stumbles with women, Cruz turns to a new weapon: His mom

As Trump stumbles with women, Cruz turns to a new weapon: His momEleanor Darragh, Sen. Ted Cruz’s mother, speaks during an campaign event with her son, his wife, Heidi (center left) and Carly Fiorina Wednesday in Madison, Wisconsin. In speech after speech, the Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful has recounted for audiences the story of how his father fought for freedom in Cuba before escaping to the United States to embrace the American dream. Rafael Cruz’s biography has been the emotional and inspirational bedrock of son’s bid for the White House, and as such, he has been one of the senator’s busiest and most recognizable campaign surrogates.



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