Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, who is currently polling ahead of frontrunner Donald Trump for tonight’s primary. Cruz has cultivated an extensive grassroots fundraising effort, pulling in $54.7 million as of February — far more than his two remaining opponents. Below is the verdict on the (apparently effective) subject lines and language of a few of the Texas senator’s campaign emails.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday dismissed as "half-baked" a reported plan by Donald Trump to force Mexico to pay for a giant wall along the southern US border. The Republican frontrunner's promise to build the wall, in an effort to stop illegal immigration, and force Mexico to foot the estimated $8 billion bill is a cornerstone of his under-fire campaign to win the US presidency. In a memo that The Washington Post said the flamboyant New York tycoon handed over, the candidate said he would force Mexico's hand by threatening to cut off billions of dollars sent home by Mexican immigrants.
The United States on Tuesday designated a leading suspect in last year's jihadist attacks on Paris, Salah Abdeslam, as a "global terrorist" under US law. The order, announced by the State Department, freezes any assets held by Abdeslam in US jurisdictions and forbids Americans from doing business with him. "Belgian-born French citizen Salah Abdeslam is an operative for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant," it said, using a former name of the Islamic State group.
Hillary Clinton speaks during a rally in Green Bay, Wis., on March 29. Wisconsin has been a fast and furious fight for the Democratic presidential candidates. Both Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., set up operations in the crucial state, which votes Tuesday, only in the last few weeks.
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the handling of last month's presidential nominating contest in Arizona's most populous county, citing complaints of exceedingly long lines at polling places with high levels of minority voters. The Justice Department's civil rights division has asked Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, to provide detailed information that could help authorities determine whether the March 22 primary election violated federal law, including how the number and locations of polls were decided. The Justice Department made the request in a letter dated April 1.
Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump attend a news conference in New York, May 1, 2014. Donald Trump’s three oldest children have campaigned with their father and served as surrogates during the presidential race. Records from the New York State Board of Elections show that neither Ivanka Trump nor Eric Trump are enrolled in a political party.
The Syrian army on Sunday drove out the jihadists, but the damage they have caused in a place that was once a symbol of religious tolerance seems almost irreparable. IS razed the fifth-century church in August 2015 using explosives and bulldozers, as they have done with shrines and other religious buildings elsewhere, "under the pretext that people worshipped a deity other than God", according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Under the broken stone cover of a sarcophagus lay the skull and bones of Mar or Saint Elian -- a Christian from Homs province who was slain by the Romans for refusing to renounce his faith.
The first migrants and refugees arrived back in Turkey from the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios this morning as a part of a new plan to limit migration to Europe. One image captures Turkish police escorting deported women as they arrived at the port of Dikili district in Izmir, Turkey. Another shows some people gathered on a beach in Izmir watching others who were deported from Greece arrive on a small ferry.