Politics February 29, 2016: Trump and Clinton are beating their opponents before Super Tuesday

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Trump and Clinton are beating their opponents before Super Tuesday

By Bonnie K. Goodman

February 29, 2016 3:26 PM MST

NORFOLK, Va. — Hours before voters in 11 states, including Virginia, hold Democratic nominating contests on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton set her sights on the general election. The former secretary of state's stump speech spent little time on her rival, S...

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Politics February 28, 2016: Projection Trump wins popular and Electoral College vote against Clinton

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Projection Trump wins popular and Electoral College vote against Clinton

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February 28, 2016 12:09 PM MST

The Republicans win the presidential election with a majority only if Donald Trump is their nominee according to a statistical model that has been right for the past 100 years, Feb. 21, 2016
The Republicans win the presidential election with a majority only if Donald Trump is their nominee according to a statistical model that has been right for the past 100 years, Feb. 21, 2016
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Judaism February 28, 2016: Victory over anti-Semitism McGill BDS motion defeated after ratification vote

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Victory over anti-Semitism McGill BDS motion defeated after ratification vote

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February 28, 2016, 11:30 AM MST

 During the ratification process, McGill University undergraduate students have voted down a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement motion passed by the Student Society earlier in the week, Feb. 27, 2016
During the ratification process, McGill University undergraduate students have voted down a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement motion passed by the Student Society earlier in the week, Feb. 27, 2016
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Politics February 27, 2016: State Department releases more Clinton emails adds 88 classified over 1800 total

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State Department releases more Clinton emails adds 88 classified over 1800 total

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February 27, 2016 5:36 PM MST

The State Department released the second to last batch of Hillary Clinton emails from her private server; they still have to release 4,000 more emails, Feb. 26, 2016
The State Department released the second to last batch of Hillary Clinton emails from her private server; they still have to release 4,000 more emails, Feb. 26, 2016
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Politics February 27, 2016: Judge allows discovery in FOIA lawsuit over Hillary Clinton’s email server

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Judge allows discovery in FOIA lawsuit over Hillary Clinton’s email server

February 27, 2016 5:26 PM MST

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might have to give a deposition in a midst of the 2016 presidential campaign after Judge Emmet G. Sullivan allowed the discovery process to proceed in an FOIA lawsuit, Feb. 23, 2016
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might have to give a deposition in a midst of the 2016 presidential campaign after Judge Emmet G. Sullivan allowed the discovery process to proceed in an FOIA lawsuit, Feb. 23, 2016
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Judaism February 25, 2016: McGill pro-Israel students face new reality anti-Semitism after SSMU BDS vote

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McGill pro-Israel students face new reality anti-Semitism after SSMU BDS vote

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Examiner.com, February 25, 2016, 9:13 PM MST

McGill University's Jewish and pro-Israel students are facing a wave of increased anti-Semitism, harassment and bullying after the student union voted to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Feb. 23, 2016
McGill University’s Jewish and pro-Israel students are facing a wave of increased anti-Semitism, harassment and bullying after the student union voted to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Feb. 23, 2016
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Politics February 25, 2016: Obama makes history nominates Carla Hayden as Librarian of Congress

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Obama makes history nominates Carla Hayden as Librarian of Congress

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February 25, 2016 4:42 AM MST

The White House released a video about President Barack Obama's nomination of Dr. Carla D. Hayden to be the 14th Librarian of Congress, Feb. 24, 2016

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Politics February 24, 2016: Presumptive GOP nominee? Donald Trump rolls towards nomination after Nevada win

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Presumptive GOP nominee? Donald Trump rolls towards nomination after Nevada win

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February 24, 2016 11:17 AM MST

 

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is on his way to winning the Republican Presidential Nomination after winning his third straight nominating contest, Feb. 23, 2016
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is on his way to winning the Republican Presidential Nomination after winning his third straight nominating contest, Feb. 23, 2016
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Republican Donald Trump has a clear path to the Republican presidential nomination after winning his third nominating contest with a commanding lead. On Tuesday evening, Feb. 23, 2016, angry Nevada Republicans chose Trump as the candidate they overwhelmingly support in their caucuses. Trump won by over 20 points over his next opponent Florida Senator Marco Rubio, with Texas Senator Ted Cruz closely trailing Rubio. Trump won all demographic groups in a vote that indicate Republicans are looking outside the establishment for the solution and their presidential nominee.

With his third win in a row in New Hampshire, South Carolina and now Nevada, Trump now seems to have the momentum to win the nomination. The Hill is even referring to Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee not seeing how any other candidate could stop his momentum or chances from winning most of the 12 Super Tuesday states in the South and Southwest on March 1.

After all the precincts had reported their results Trump won Nevada with a runaway lead of 45.91 percent of the vote and 14 delegates, Rubio came in second with 23.85 percent and seven delegates, and Cruz was third with 21.38 percent of the vote and six delegates. Nevada had 30 delegates at stake. Retired Neurosurgeon, Ben Carson and Ohio Governor John Kasich, placed a distant fourth and fifth respectively and are now facing pressure to withdraw from the campaign but are not relenting.

Trump’s win was so large because according to the exit polls he had the most support from all demographic groups including the very conservative (38 percent) and conservative voters (47 percent), and especially moderates (56 percent). Trump also won the evangelical vote (41 percent) and surprisingly considering his position on immigration the Hispanic vote (44 percent). Trump’s victory was a big win for the anti-establishment movement, with 6 in 10 voters saying they were angry with the status quo. MSNBC analyst Steve Kornacki commented, “This is not a factional candidate. This is a candidate with broad appeal across the board in the Republican Party.”

Trump gave a short victory speech in Las Vegas, where expressed that soon his campaign will win big in the upcoming nominating contests. Trump said, “We love Nevada. We will be celebrating for a long time tonight.” The GOP frontrunner was also surprised at his margin of victory, “We weren’t expected to win too much and now we’re winning, winning, winning the country. And soon the country is going to start winning, winning, winning.” Trump predicted he would soon win the nomination, “It’s going to be an amazing two months. We might not even need the two months.”

Trump was excited and pleased that he was the favorite of all demographics saying, “We won the evangelicals, we won with young, we won with old, we won with highly educated, we won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated.” Trump has been particularly pleased with winning the Hispanic vote, “You know what I am really happy about? I’ve been saying it for a long time: 46 percent with Hispanics, No. 1 with Hispanics.”

Second place Rubio was not in Nevada to give a concession speech, but third place finisher Cruz was and it sounded as if he won the caucuses rather than place third. Cruz congratulated his opponent “on a strong evening tonight.” Trump’s attacks and insults he has thrown at Cruz have been relentless. Cruz tried to spin his third place saying, “The role of the first four primaries, historically, has been to narrow the field.” Still playing off his win in Iowa and attacking Rubio, Cruz said, “History teaches us that nobody has ever won the nomination without winning one of the first three primaries. And there are only two people who have won one of the first three primaries: Donald Trump and us.”

Now all eyes turn to the Super Tuesday states, where Trump leads in all but Cruz’s native Texas. Republicans have contests in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia. For the GOP, there are 595 delegates at stake on March 1, a quarter of all delegates available. To clinch the nomination a GOP candidate needs 1,237 delegates. At this time, Trump has 79, Cruz has 16 and Rubio has 15. As Marco Rubio pointed on CBS’ This Morning, when appeared Wednesday morning, Feb. 24 it is all about the delegate count. Rubio summed up the game well, “It’s not based on how many states you win. It’s based on how many delegates you pick up.”

Judaism February 24, 2016: McGill University SSMU votes for BDS movement as Canadian Parliament opposes it

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McGill University SSMU votes for BDS movement as Canadian Parliament opposes it

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Examiner.com, February 24, 2016, 4:23 AM MST

 McGill University’s undergraduate student society voted to join the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, while the Canadian Parliament voted to condemn the movement, Feb. 22, 2016
McGill University’s undergraduate student society voted to join the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, while the Canadian Parliament voted to condemn the movement, Feb. 22, 2016
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Education February 23, 2016: What students should expect on the newly redesigned SAT exam on March 5

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What students should expect on the newly redesigned SAT exam on March 5

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February 23, 2016 1:20 PM MST

Anxious students, gear up to take the newly redesigned SAT exam on March 5, educators are most concerned about the heavy text exam
Anxious students, gear up to take the newly redesigned SAT exam on March 5, educators are most concerned about the heavy text exam
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Politics February 21, 2016: Race defined Clinton wins Nevada, Trump wins South Carolina as Bush drops out

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Race defined Clinton wins Nevada, Trump wins South Carolina as Bush drops out

By Bonnie K. Goodman

February 21, 2016 4:20 AM MST

 The Nevada Caucuses and South Carolina primary proved telling for the 2016 race where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump cemented their status as their parties' frontrunners, Feb. 20, 2016
The Nevada Caucuses and South Carolina primary proved telling for the 2016 race where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump cemented their status as their parties’ frontrunners, Feb. 20, 2016
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Politics February 20, 2016: State Department releases more Hillary Clinton emails over 1700 now classified

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State Department releases more Hillary Clinton emails over 1700 now classified

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February 20, 2016 2:04 PM MST

The State Department released another batch of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails as they race to comply with a court order that forces them to make all the remaining emails public by Feb. 29, Feb. 19, 2016
The State Department released another batch of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails as they race to comply with a court order that forces them to make all the remaining emails public by Feb. 29, Feb. 19, 2016
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Politics February 19, 2016: Oops Britney Spears changes mind does not endorse Hillary Clinton after meeting

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February 19, 2016 8:38 PM MST

Hillary Clinton met with pop singer Britney Spears hoping younger women would support her in the close Nevada race, but Britney changed her mind about an endorsement, Feb. 19, 2016
Hillary Clinton met with pop singer Britney Spears hoping younger women would support her in the close Nevada race, but Britney changed her mind about an endorsement, Feb. 19, 2016
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Politics February 18, 2016: Clinton gets desperate steals superdelegates as Sanders tops first national poll

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Clinton gets desperate steals superdelegates as Sanders tops first national poll

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February 18, 2016 10:29 PM MST

Bernie Sanders is topping the Democratic polls, while Hillary Clinton gets desperate as she grabs up as many delegates as possible before the public gets to vote, Feb. 18, 2016
Bernie Sanders is topping the Democratic polls, while Hillary Clinton gets desperate as she grabs up as many delegates as possible before the public gets to vote, Feb. 18, 2016
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Politics February 17, 2016: Cruz takes away frontrunner status from Trump tops new national poll

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Cruz takes away frontrunner status from Trump tops new national poll

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February 17, 2016 4:49 PM MST

 Is Ted Cruz's new national poll lead over Donald Trump a trend or just a blip in Trump's road to the GOP presidential nomination, Feb. 17, 2016
Is Ted Cruz’s new national poll lead over Donald Trump a trend or just a blip in Trump’s road to the GOP presidential nomination, Feb. 17, 2016
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Politics February 16, 2016: Trump threatens third-party run after GOP plays favorites with Cruz, Rubio

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Trump threatens third-party run after GOP plays favorites with Cruz, Rubio

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February 16, 2016 5:16 AM MST

Donald Trump cannot seem to make up his mind despite sharing his thoughts at great length with the press and public.In the midst of his presidential run, the bombastic billionaire has burned relations with the nation of Mexico and former business...

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Politics February 15, 2016: Trump continues attacks on Cruz calling him most dishonest person in politics

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February 15, 2016 8:07 PM MST

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Ted Cruz ahead of the South Carolina primary calling him a liar and the most dishonest in politics, Feb. 15, 2016
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Ted Cruz ahead of the South Carolina primary calling him a liar and the most dishonest in politics, Feb. 15, 2016
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Politics February 11, 2016: Judge forces State Dept to release remaining Clinton emails by end of month

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Judge forces State Dept to release remaining Clinton emails by end of month

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February 11, 2016 8:14 PM MST

 A new court order will force the State Department to release former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails in four batches by the end of February, Feb. 11, 2016
A new court order will force the State Department to release former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails in four batches by the end of February, Feb. 11, 2016
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Politics February 11, 2016: Is Hillary Clinton trying to steal the Democratic presidential nomination?

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Is Hillary Clinton trying to steal the Democratic presidential nomination?

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February 11, 2016 1:54 AM MST

Many people on Twitter expressed surprise that Hillary Clinton basically walked away with the same amount of total delegates as Bernie Sanders after the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, despite the decisive 20-plus-point rout by Sanders. It...

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Politics February 10, 2016: Trump and Sanders win big in New Hampshire, Clinton devastated after loss

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Trump and Sanders win big in New Hampshire, Clinton devastated after loss

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February 10, 2016 1:24 PM MST

 Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders won their respective primary by large margins over their opponents while Hillary Clinton was left in the dust losing by over 20 percent, Feb. 10, 2016
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders won their respective primary by large margins over their opponents while Hillary Clinton was left in the dust losing by over 20 percent, Feb. 10, 2016
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Politics February 9, 2016: Huffington Post blasts New Hampshire win calls Trump Racist, sexist demagogue

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Huffington Post blasts New Hampshire win calls Trump Racist, sexist demagogue 

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February 9, 2016 8:14 PM MST

The Huffington Post made an ugly display on Twitter on their site fiercely insulting Donald Trump on his GOP New Hampshire primary win, Feb. 9, 2016
The Huffington Post made an ugly display on Twitter on their site fiercely insulting Donald Trump on his GOP New Hampshire primary win, Feb. 9, 2016
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Politics February 9, 2016: FBI confirms ongoing investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server

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FBI confirms ongoing investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server

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February 9, 2016 3:56 AM MST

Thousands of documents belonging to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were overlooked by State Department employees who apparently didn’t know that some records were “retired” to State archives. Now the state has been ordered to give an expla...

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Education February 8, 2016: College Board adds summer SAT and subject exams dates starting in August 2017

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February 8, 2016 9:05 PM MST

The College Board will add August test dates for the SAT and SAT subject exams beginning in 2017, the board hopes it give them an edge in the race with the Act, but also give students an advantage when applying for early admissions, Feb. 4, 2016
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Politics February 8, 2016: Michael Bloomberg announces he is considering 2016 independent presidential run

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Michael Bloomberg announces he is considering 2016 independent presidential run

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February 8, 2016 6:04 PM MST

 Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told the Financial Times he was considering running for president as an independent, Feb. 8, 2016
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told the Financial Times he was considering running for president as an independent, Feb. 8, 2016
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Politics February 6, 2016: Clintons made $153 million from speeches since 2001 including from Wall Street

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Clintons made $153 million from speeches since 2001 including from Wall Street

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February 6, 2016 4:55 PM MST

Former President Bill Clinton and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton earned over $153 million from speeches including $7.7 million from speeches to Wall Street banks, Feb. 5, 2016
Former President Bill Clinton and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton earned over $153 million from speeches including $7.7 million from speeches to Wall Street banks, Feb. 5, 2016
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