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COMPLETE COVERAGE: The Democratic National Convention
Hillary Clinton
Health Scare

Health Issue: Clinton Pneumonia Revealed After 9/11 Stumble, Overheating

Leaving a 9/11 event, Hillary Clinton appeared to stumble, with her secret service detail lifting her up and into her van. It has now been revealed that she was diagnosed with  pneumonia on Friday.

WBEN's Coverage of the Republican National Convention brought to you by  Ellicott Development Corp.

Buffalo's Early News each morning with ABC's Aaron Katersky in Philadelphia, Erie County Dem. Party Chair Jeremy Zellner and more. | Continued Coverage from ABC News begins at 7 each night
Both Disliked

Poll: Clinton Unpopularity at New High, on Par With Trump

(ABC News )   Hillary Clinton’s unpopularity reached a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, putting her on par with Donald Trump among registered voters.

ALSO INSIDE: Hear Ann Coulter with John & Susan
Donald Trump

Trump to Mexico Just Before Immigration Speech

Donald Trump will be taking his first foreign trip as the Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday, making a quick visit to Mexico hours before he delivers a major speech on immigration policy.

3rd Debate

Clinton-Trump Meet in Third and Final Debate

LAS VEGAS (WBEN/AP) -- Threatening to upend a basic pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused Wednesday night to say he would accept the results of the November election if he loses to Hillary Clinton. The Democratic nominee declared Trump's resistance "horrifying."
Debate Photos

Final Debate in Photos

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the stage in Las Vegas Wednesday for the third and final Presidential debate.  It was a fiesty dialogue at times and wide-ranging in content.  Here are some photos snapped during the event.
Hillary Clinton,Donald Trump

A Nasty Presidential Debate as Trump Tackles Video

ST. LOUIS (WBEN/AP) -- In a debate filled with tension, Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of attacking women involved in her husband's marital affairs and declared she would "be in jail" if he were president. Staring icily at her Republican rival, Clinton said Trump's own aggressively vulgar comments about women had revealed "exactly who he is."
Hillary Clinton,Donald Trump
Debate Photos

PHOTOS: Debate Take Two

Saint Louis, MI (WBEN/AP) - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met in a sometimes nasty debate Sunday night in Saint Louis.  Here are some photos snapped at the event.
Melania Reacts

Melania Trump Accepts Apology, GOP Calls for Trump to Quit

New York, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - On the day before the 2nd Presidential debate, there are calls for Donald Trump to step aside following his controversial remarks about women released in a video late Friday.  INDIDE:  Read Chris Collins statement and HEAR Gov. Cuomo
VP Debate

VP Candidates Go On Attack

FARMVILLE, Va. (WBEN/AP) -- Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine aggressively challenged Indiana Gov. Mike Pence over a long list of Donald Trump's controversial positions and statements Tuesday night, drawing a vigorous defense from the Republican No. 2 on Trump's tax history. But Pence left Trump's demeaning comments about women  and Barack Obama's citizenship.

In Depth: Sex Tapes Takes Race to New Depths

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump is encouraging voters to check out a "sex tape" featuring the former beauty queen with whom he's feuding. Hillary Clinton's campaign is suggesting that a better rental is the adult film in which Trump himself appears.

POLL: Voters Question Clinton's Health

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- The "stamina," the "look": A new poll suggests voters are buying in to Donald Trump's insinuations about Hillary Clinton's health. They're ignoring the medical reports.

Voters - especially men - have more confidence that Trump is healthy enough for the presidency than Clinton, according to the Associated Press-GfK poll.
Debate Photos

PHOTOS: First Presidential Debate

The first Presidential debate is on the books.  Here are some photos snapped before, during and safter.
Debate Night

Finally: Presidential Debate Night!

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for the nation's future.
Debate Preps

Trump Raising Questions About Debate, As Hofstra Prepares

A week before the first presidential debate, Donald Trump is putting moderators on notice that he'll be watching to see if they get too rough on him.  And Hofstra University is ready for the spotlight again
Donald Trump
NBC Forum

NBC Forum: Back to Back but not Face to Face

- Hillary Clinton defended anew her handling of classified information as secretary of state Wednesday night, insisting she did not jeopardize national security by discussing the Obama administration's drone program and other sensitive matters on a personal email account.

Donald Trump
The Wall

Donald Trump Details Immigration Plan in Speech

PHOENIX (WBEN/AP) -- Seeking to end confusion over his aggressive but recently muddled language on immigration, Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to remove millions of people living in the country illegally if he becomes president, warning that failure to do so would jeopardize the "well-being of the American people."

Trump Rebukes Racism Claims; Clinton Warns of Radicalism

The back-and-forth accusations came Thursday as the two candidates vie for minorities and any undecided voters with less than three months until Election Day.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump: 'Hillary Clinton Is a Bigot'

(ABC)  "Hillary Clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future,” Trump said as he appealed to African-American voters.

ANALYSIS: Pollster Zogby Says Clinton/Trump Race Close; Don't Believe Otherwise

In his weekly column on the presidential race, pollster John Zogby of Zogby Stratgies says that while Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump in some polls , there are a lot of indicators that the race is far closer than it appears, with plenty of time remaining.

Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Kimmel

Clinton's Kimmel VIDEO: Addresses Health Rumors

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is pushing back against charges that she's physically unfit for the White House. The Democratic presidential candidate said the accusations are part of a "wacky strategy" by GOP rival Donald Trump and supporters
Donald Trump
Clinton Emails

Donald Trump Calls for a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Clinton Emails

(ABC News)  Speaking in front of an enthusiastic crowd, Donald Trump intensified his calls for an investigation into his Democratic rival's emails, saying that a special prosecutor must take over the case.
NYS Poll

Poll: Clinton Over Trump by 30 Points In NYS

  The latest Siena Poll of registered NYS voters shows Hillary Clinton with a 30 point lead over Donald Trump, 57-27%.  
Donald Trump

Trump Denying Ryan, McCain Primary Endorsement For Now

"I'm just not there yet," Trump said, closely echoing House Speaker Paul Ryan's own demurral before eventually endorsing Trump earlier this year. 
Donald Trump
Trump Attacks

Trump's Trap?: Can the GOP Nominee Just Let It Go?

For Donald Trump, it's become a familiar pattern. The Republican nominee can't let go of a perceived slight, no matter the potential damage to his presidential campaign or political reputation.
Wrath of Khan?

Fight with Khan family tests Trump's 'say anything' strategy

 Donald Trump  kicks off the first full week of the general election campaign in a clash with a Muslim family who lost a soldier son in Iraq. 

INSIDE  VIDEO | HEAR David Bellavia | Erie GOP Chair Nick Langworthy

Manafort: "Midnight" due to "Obama-Clinton"

Donald Trump's campaign manager says that if Hillary Clinton is right that it's, "midnight in America," it's the fault of Democratic leaders.
Fact Check

AP Fact Check: The Clinton Speech

 In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton wrongly implied Donald Trump has proposed banning Islam in America and did some of the distorting that politicians do when making a case.

Promoting national unity, Clinton also seeks to build trust

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hillary Clinton capped off a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance. Now, one of the most divisive and distrusted figures in American political life must convince voters that she 's the choice they need to make

AUDIO: Hear Hillary Clinton's Acceptance Speech

Dems in Philly

Clinton Speech Caps off Convention

It was a moment America had never seen: a woman accepting a major party's nomination for president. Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination Thursday, pledging to unite a divided country and casting herself as a tested, steady hand

AUDIO: Hear Chelsea Clinton at the DNC

AUDIO: Hear Andrew Cuomo at the DNC

AUDIO: Hear Kareem Abdul Jabbar at the DNC

AUDIO: Hear Gen. James Allen at the DNC

I Accept...

Hillary Clinton Completes Historic Rise

PHILADELPHIA (WBEN/AP) -- Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, steeled for the challenges of a volatile world by decades in politics that have left some Americans skeptical that she understands their lives.

VIDEO: Father of fallen Muslim soldier blasts Trump at convention

The father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq posed a question to Donald Trump: Have you read the Constitution? To rapturous cheers, Pakistan-born Khizr Khan fiercely attacked the billionaire businessman Thursday at the Democratic convention
Fact Check

FACT CHECK: The DNC & Trump Often Not The Full Truth

With Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show, reality is sometimes getting warped in the process.

Obama Passes The Baton In Speech praising Clinton

(AP) Hillary Clinton has the stage. Stepping out of the shadows of presidents past, the former first lady, senator and vanquished-candidate-turned-secretary-of-state appeared unannounced on the platform at her nominating convention, pointed a finger at P

AUDIO: Hear President Obama's Speech

Analysis: Obama hopes Clinton can fix what he could not

Eight years ago, Barack Obama cast himself as the rare candidate who could transcend the polarizing "politics of the past" and bridge divides that had left Washington barely functioning for years. Ultimately, the gulf was too wide - if anything,
Hillary Clinton
Speaks Tonight

What Will We Hear from Hillary Tonight?

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Tonight's the night we hear from Hillary Clinton as she accepts the nomination for president at the Democratic National Convention. We dug through recent archives to get an idea of what she may speak about.


AUDIO: VP Joe Biden's Speech

Donald Trump

Trump to Russia: Uncover Deleted Emails

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump encouraged Russia to meddle in American politics Wednesday, with a stunning recommendation to uncover and make public hacked emails that might damage his opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Obama Tonight

Obama returns to convention stage to make case for Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama acknowledged Wednesday that his hopes for a new tone in politics, embodied in the rousing Democratic convention speech he delivered 12 years ago, never materialized. Still, he says he remains undaunted. In 20

Sanders Loyalists Warn of Dem. Party Split

(AP) Bernie Sanders loyalists warned that the Democratic Party could rupture over the nomination of Hillary Clinton after a volatile night that saw a large group of Sanders delegates and supporters exit the party's national convention to stage a sit-in at a nearby media tent.
Bill Clinton

Pres. Clinton: Hillary's Salesman-in-Chief

On Tuesday night  Bill Clinton tried to make sense of years of stories about his wife Hillary to try and make the case for the newly minted Democratic presidential nominee

AUDIO: Hear Pres. Bill Clinton's Tales of Life with Hillary

AUDIO: Hear "The Mothers of the Movement" - Moms of Violence Victims

Clinton, Dems put gun control at center of convention stage

With mothers of police violence victims on the stage and anti-gun protesters in the streets, Hillary Clinton and Democrats are giving gun control and efforts to curb police violence a starring role at their summer convention.

Could the Economy Point to a Presidential Winner?

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) There are a little more than three months before the presidential showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. One financial planner says the markets could be the compass to the presidency.

AUDIO: Sen. Charles Schumer at the DNC

AUDIO: 9/11 WTC Collapse Victim Lauren Manning

AUDIO: Howard Dean at the DNC

AUDIO: Lewna Dunham & America Ferarra

AUDIO: Former Atty. Gen. Eric Holder

AUDIO: Hear Meryl Streep

Hillary Rodham Clinton
The Nominee

Hillary Clinton Gets Democratic Nomination

Philadelpha, PA (AP) Hillary Clinton becomes first woman to win convention votes needed to claim presidential nomination of major US party.

DNC Discussion

Hear Here: Analysis & Discussion - Day 1 of the DNC

Will Democrats - or have they already - achieved unity?  What will happen next? How significant were the Sanders and Obama speeches?   

Buffalo's Early News & WBEN.com explore it all after the convention's first day 
The Bern

Sanders: "Not Even Close" ; Tells Supporters To Vote Clinton

Senator Bernie Sanders outlined his issues and urged those who support them, to support Hillary Clinton for President

AUDIO: Hear Bernie Sanders at the DNC

Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama

First lady draws sharp portrait of Trump, without naming him

Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, first lady Michelle Obama stood before the Democratic convention on Monday and drew a sharp sketch of the Republican nominee that stood in harsh contrast to her gauzy portrait of Hillary Clinton as a woman who has

AUDIO: First Lady Michelle Obama at the DNC


Local Democrats React to Convention Controversy

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Leaked emails suggesting the DNC had played favorites for Hillary Clinton during the primaries is casting a shadow over the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia.
Elizabeth Warren

Warren Derides Trump As "Selfish"

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren made an impassioned case for Hillary Clinton on Monday, hailing her as a tenacious fighter on behalf of working people while dismissing presidential rival Donald Trump as someone who "cares ab

AUDIO: Hear Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the DNC

AUDIO: US Sen. Corey Booker at the DNC

AUDIO: US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand at the DNC

NV State Sen. Pat Spearman - LGBTQ at DNC

AUDIO: Hear Sarah Silverman at the DNC

AUDIO: Hear Al Franken at the DNC

Bernie Sanders

Different reactions in broadcast booths and on convention floor

(AP) CBS News' Scott Pelley was succinct: "Bernie Sanders heals the breach." That was his analysis after Sanders' speech to the Democratic national convention Monday, after a raucous first day filled with restive supporters of the V
No Protests

Bernie Sanders urging backers not to demonstrate

Philadelphia, PA (AP) Bernie Sanders is urging supporters not to demonstrate on the floor of the Democratic National Convention.
Won't Open DNC

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Won't Open Party Co

Outgoing Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman says she won't gavel her party's national convention to order on Monday afternoon.
Open Doors

Sanders: Wasserman Schultz's exit opens doors

Philadelphia, PA (AP) Bernie Sanders says that Debbie Wasserman Schultz's departure from the Democratic National Committee will "open the doors of the party to people who want real change."
Email Leak

FBI To Look At DNC Sanders Email Leak

FBI confirms that it's investigating hack involving Democratic National Committee emails. More than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials have been leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton's nomination at the party's convention this week

DNC Chair, Wasserman Schultz To Resign

Washington, D.C. (AP/WBEN) Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she is stepping down as Democratic Party chairwoman at the end of this week's convention.

County Executive Previews Democratic National Convention

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -- County executive Mark Poloncarz says Americans will see a much different convention this week than the last.

DNC rules meeting agrees to a Compromise on Superdelegates

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The role of superdelegates could be significantly reduced in future Democratic presidential primaries under a compromise deal struck at the Democratic National Convention rules committee Saturday.

Hillary Clinton Selects Sen. Tim Kaine as VP Running Mate

Hillary Clinton says in a text message to supporters that she's picked Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to join her on the Democratic ticket as their party's nominee for vice president.
Schumer on RNC

Schumer Hopes DNC 'Will be Focused on the Positive and not the Negative'

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -- Sen. Chuck Schumer weighs in on this week in Cleveland the next in Philadelphia.

AUDIO: Hear Donald Trump Accept The GOP Nomination


Local Delegates Impressed With Trump Speech

Cleveland, OH (WBEN) - The New York delegation was front and center for Donald Trump's acceptance speech that closed the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Speech Text

Text of Donald Trump Acceptance Speech

Text of presidential nominee Donald Trump's speech to the Republican National Convention, as provided in advance by the Trump campaign.
I Accept...

Donald Trump "Humbly" Accepts Party Nomination

CLEVELAND WBEN/(AP) -- Declaring America in crisis, Donald Trump pledged to cheering Republicans and still-skeptical voters Thursday night that as president he will restore the safety they fear they're losing, strictly curb immigration and save the nation from Hillary Clinton's record of "death, destruction, terrorism and weakness."

Trump tours convention arena before RNC speech

Cleveland, OH (AP) Donald Trump is doing a walk-through at the Cleveland arena where he will accept the Republican Party's nomination for President Thursday night.
Donald Trump

Convention Crescendo: Trump Accepts Nomination Tonight

Three long days of attacks on Hillary Clinton, floor fiascos and testaments to Donald Trump have come and gone, and now the big moment of the Republican National Convention has arrived.
Defyin' Ted

Cruz Defends Speech; No Support for Personal Attacks

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz remained defiant about Donald Trump Thursday, saying he is not a "servile puppy dog" and vowing not to support anyone who wages personal attacks

Delegates Boo Cruz; Pence Presses for Unity

Delegates at the Republican National Convention thunderously booed Ted Cruz for refusing to endorse Donald Trump Wednesday - clouding an evening intended to highlight vice presidential candidate Mike Pence as a unifying force for the party.
Rock Star

Column: Donald Trump - Rock Star, not Politician

Cleveland, Ohio (WBEN-Tim Wenger) – As I stood on the sun-soaked grounds of Cleveland’s Great Lakes Science Center for the arrival of Donald Trump to the #RNCinCle, it became quickly apparent that this was not your usual political photo op arrival.  But, then again, nothing about Donald Trump and the Trump campaign is typical, is it?


Trump Arrives in Cleveland

Cleveland, OH (AP) Donald Trump has dramatically landed in Cleveland in advance of accepting the Republican nomination for president.

Trump speechwriter apologizes for Melania Trump's speech

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A speechwriter for Donald Trump's company said Wednesday she made a mistake and apologized for using passages from a 2008 Michelle Obama speech in the Republican party convention speech delivered by Melania Trump.


Cruz: No Sign of Trump Endorsement, But Plenty of Ambition

Sen. Ted Cruz's Texas-size political ambitions will be on full display Wednesday as the primary runner-up delivers a prime-time convention speech, but holds off on a full-throated endorsement of Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Listen Here

HEAR HERE: RNC Day Two Highlights & Analysis

From Buffalo's Early News, hear a collection of interviews re-capping Day Two of the convention, and analyzing the events there

Day Two Highlights: Trump Nominated

Donald Trump has officially won the Republican Party's presidential nomination, making the businessman the GOP standard-bearer after a rollicking primary season that saw him vanquish 16 rivals.
NY Nominates

VIDEO: NY Delegation Puts Trump Over Top; Securing Nomination

Buffalo's Carl Paladino was front and center as Donald J. Trump Jr. officially announced the New York delegation results nominating his father as the Republican nominee for President.


AUDIO: Hear Congressman Chris Collins Speech

AUDIO: Hear NJ Gov. Chris Christie

AUDIO: Hear Dr. Ben Carson's Speech

AUDIO: Hear House Speaker Paul Ryan's speech

AUDIO: Hear Donald Trump JR

AUDIO: Hear Tiffany Trump at the RNC

AUDIO: Ultimate Fighting Championship's Dana White

Trump Movement

Collins Gives Nominating Speech for Trump

Cleveland, OH (WBEN) The first Congressman to endorse Donald Trump gave the second speech to nominate Donald Trump for president at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Collins Tonight

Collins Prepared For Prime-Time Convention Speech

(WBEN) For about three minutes tonight, Cong. Chris Collins will be in the national spotlight when he delivers one of two speeches seconding Donald Trump's nomination for  President of the United States.
Day 2

Copied Speech Dominates Tuesday morning RNC Discussion

Day one of the Republican National Convention left people buzzing on Tuesday morning, but not about Rudy Giuliani or Scott Baio.

GOP Convention: Day One Analysis, Melania and More

"Melania Trump didn't write that speech. A speech writer did and needs to resign immediately," says former Trump operative Michael Caputo, a WBEN contributor who has served as speechwriter on many campaigns.   
Caputo was just part of our discussion of the convention's first day.   MORE INSIDE

PHOTOS: Monday on the Floor at the RNC

INSIDE: Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Melania Trump, and if you look closely at the New York Delegation picture, that  definitely looks a little bit like Erie GOP Chair Nick Langworthy's forehead in the background, at left, over her left shoulder

AUDIO: Hear Rudy Giuliani's RNC Speech

Nominee Night

After outbreak of dissent, Trump powers toward the prize

(AP)  Barring a last-minute jolt to the proceedings, Donald Trump is hours away from attaining the 2016 presidential nomination despite efforts to stop him that spilled messily into the opening of the Republican National Convention.

AUDIO: Hear Melania Trump's Speech

AUDIO: Marcus Lutrell at the RNC

Hear stranded Navy Seal Marcus Lutrell , Author of :Lone Survivor"  on behalf of Donald Trump

Melania Trump Speech Lines Mirror Michelle Obama's

Melania Trump's well-received speech Monday to the Republican National Convention contained two passages that match nearly word-for-word the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention.

AUDIO: Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson

AUDIO: "All Lives Matter" - Hear Wisconsin Sheriff David Clarke

HEAR HERE: Benghazi Mom Pat Smith Blames Clinton for Son's Death

Hear Pat Smith, the mother of one of those killed in the Benghazi attacks at the Republican National Convention Monday

AUDIO: Benghazi Survivors Speak, after RNC Video Lays Blame on Clinton

HEAR IT NOW: Actor Scott Baio at the RNC

No Roll Call

Hasty approval of convention rules amid outcry

Cleveland, OH (AP) Republican leaders have hastily approved rules that will govern the Republican National Convention - but approval came over the loud objections from anti-Donald Trump delegates.
Column: RNC Security

Column: Safest Place in America? Cleveland!

Cleveland, Ohio (WBEN - Tim Wenger) If you're feeling a little uneasy and insecure with all the chaos unfolding in places like Baton Rouge, Dallas and Orlando, you may want to head to perhaps the safest place in America this week.   Cleveland.  Yup.  Cleveland and the Republican National Convention.
#RNCinCle Photos


Cleveland, Ohio(WBEN) - WBEN has a team on the ground at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week, including Tom Bauerle, Brian Mazurowski and Tim Wenger.  Here are some photos from the "other end of the lake"!

What to Watch For at The GOP Convention

From protestors, to celebrities, to Trump almost supporters like Paul Ryan, there will be much to watch for at the GOP convention.   INSIDE:  A list of some storylines.

Trump's convention to feature less glitz, more family

(AP) Donald Trump once promised a "showbiz" convention, packed with flash, celebrities and a "winner's night" featuring sports stars and champion coaches.   Instead, the Republican National Convention kicking off Monday i

What to Expect

HEAR HERE: Monday Convention Previews

The Republican National Convention is set to kick off as the nation reels from another deadly shooting and dissident delegates stage a longshot, last-gasp effort to deny Donald Trump the GOP nomination for president. Buffalo's Early News and WBEN.com

Republican Convention Starts, with Baton Rouge Kilings As Backdrop

The Republican National Convention is set to kick off as the nation reels from another deadly shooting and dissident delegates stage a longshot, last-gasp effort to deny Donald Trump the GOP nomination for president.y>

Democrats Keeping Close Eye on Cleveland

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -- Democrats are waiting on the sidelines this week with the national focus on the Republican party in Cleveland, but Democratic party leadership will be busy.
Donald Trump

Trump Completes Improbable Rise in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (WBEN/AP) -- A year ago, few imagined Donald Trump as a headline speaker at the Republican National Convention - let alone as its star.

Back then, maybe the billionaire New Yorker was alone in thinking he would arrive in Cleveland this week as the GOP's presumptive nominee for president.

Clinton using Republican convention to spur voter signup

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton's campaign is launching a major voter mobilization drive during the Republican National Convention, setting a national goal of getting more than 3 million people to register and commit to vote in the 2016 election.
My Partner

Trump Introduces Gov. Pence as "My Partner"

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump introduced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate on Saturday, calling him "my partner in this campaign" and his first choice to join him on the Republican presidential ticket.

It's Official: Trump Picks Pence for VP

I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2016

Donald Trump says on Twitter that he's picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.

Trump says he'll hold a news conference on Saturday morning.

Trump had originally
Mike Pence
Running Mate

Mike Pence Accepts Donald Trump's Offer for Vice President Spot

Indianapolis, IN (ABC) Donald Trump asked Mike Pence to be his running mate, and the Indiana governor accepted, a source with direct knowledge tells ABC News.
Collins at RNC

Rep. Collins Previews Republican Convention

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -- The first member of congress to endorse Donald Trump is one of the names to speak this coming week.
Donald Trump

Speakers Revealed for Republican Convention

(WBEN) - The speakers list for next week's Republican National Convention has been released by the party, and includes some familiar names from the world of entertainment.

Sanders endorses Clinton for president

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- Bernie Sanders is at last endorsing Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president.
Berned Out?

Sanders To Endorse Clinton; Poll Shows Youth Gap Lingers

Just 26 percent of young whites and 49 percent of Hispanics have a positive opinion of the former secretary of state. Both groups - strong for Sanders-  overwhelmingly say she is not trustworthy.

State Dept. Reopens Clinton Email Investigation

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — The State Department is reopening an internal investigation of possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and top aides.
Campaign Impact?

Hardwick: Trump Should Stick to the Facts to Capitalize on Clinton Email Finding

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The FBI's recommendation of no charges against Hillary Clinton was not surprising to one area political analyst. He notes expected the Donald Trump campaign to pounce on the findings.
Campaign w/Obama

Clinton: Obama embodies leadership

Hillary Clinton is praising President Barack Obama and his family effusively as she takes the stage at her first rally with the president.


Hillary Clinton Interviewed by FBI

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Hillary Clinton was interviewed by the FBI about her use of a private email server as secretary of state, her campaign said Saturday, as federal investigators neared the end of the probe that has hung over her White House bid.

Clinton and Lynch Met Privately at Phoenix Airport

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton spoke with Attorney General Loretta Lynch during an impromptu meeting in Phoenix, but Lynch said the discussion did not involve the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use as secretary of state.
Not Worried

Paladino: Trump Campaign Changes Shouldn't Affect Matters

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The recent departures of Corey Lewandowski and Michael Caputo from Donald Trump's campaign team does not have the New York State leader worried.

AUDIO: Caputo Leaves Trump Campaign

(WBEN) - Western New York native Michael Caputo has left his position in Donald Trump campaign on the same day Trump fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
Bernie Sanders
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife Jane arrive onstage for a rally in Washington, Thursday, June 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Clinton Wins DC Primary, As She Meets With Sanders

(AP) Hillary Clinton brought a close to the presidential primary season with a win in the nation's capital and a meeting with rival Bernie Sanders, hoping to set a tone of Democratic unity heading into next month's party convention.
Donald Trump

Clinton, Trump Differ on Fighting Terrorism

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Fiery and measured in turn, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offered drastically different proposals Monday for stemming the threat of terrorism and gun violence that have Americans on edge following the deadly weekend attacks at
Never Say Quit

Awkward: Dems Dance Around the Word 'Quit' on Sanders

What to do when one presidential candidate clinches her party's presidential nod but her effectively vanquished rival refuses to leave the race?  First, avoid saying the words "quit"

INSIDE:  How to say it without saying it.


HEAR Hillary Clinton Claim The Nomination

in a speech delivered Jun. 7, after primary wins in three states clinched the delegate count

HEAR IT NOW: Sanders Vows To Fight On

After winning only two out of  six available states on Tuesday Jun. 7, Bernie Sanders pledged to continue to the convention. Click the headline to hear his speech

HEAR Donald Trump's Victory Speech

after winning more primaries Tuesday June 7

HEAR HERE: From Buffalo's Early News, What Comes Next?.

After Hillary Clinton's election victories Tuesday, Now What?

Hear WBEN's John Zach & Susan Rose with Prof. Bruce Bryski, Buffalo for Bernie's Brian Nowak, Analyst Matt Dowd and ABC Correspondents Alex Stone and Brad Mielke
Hillary Clinton

Even Before California, Clinton Claims Nomination

Hillary Clinton declared victory in her yearlong battle for the heart of the Democratic party, seizing her place in history and setting out to confront Donald Trump.

BREAKING NEWS:  Clinton Projected Winner in California

Voters Looking Ahead to General Election

 Democratic and Republican voters say they have long been weighing and comparing candidates with an eye toward who could come out on top in November..
Donald Trump

Trump Says Comments About Judge 'Misconstrued'

Washington, DC (AP) Republican Donald Trump says that his attacks on the judge handling the Trump University case have been "misconstrued."

Primary Results: California, NJ, NM, and The Dakotas

Six states go to the polls Tuesday evening in the last major round of presidential primaries before the nominating conventions.  And while you probably won't have to stay up late tonight to know the ultimate outcome-- most tallies have Hillary Clinton already with enough delegates to clinch the nomination -- if you are watching to see whether she loses to Bernie Sanders in California
She's Got It

Delegate Numbers Add Up for Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON WBEN/(AP) -- Hillary Clinton has commitments from the number of delegates needed to become the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee for president, and will be first woman to top the ticket of a major U.S. political party.
Barack Obama

Report: Obama Set to Endorse Clinton This Week

President Barack Obama is poised to formally endorse Democrat Hillary Clinton, his former secretary of state, and start aggressively making the case against Republican Donald Trump.
Ready For Hillary

Clinton On Cusp of Clinching Nomination

Having overwhelmed Bernie Sanders in a pair of weekend elections in the Caribbean., Clinton is set to garner enough delegates to win the nomination tomorrow, possibly even before California polls close.

California Poll: Clinton Up By Only 2 Points Over Sanders

Heading into the last big primary day, California's Democratic contest looks close with Hillary Clinton up two points on Bernie Sanders, but a lead in New Jersey could clinch the nomination for her Tuesday
Paladino on Fox

VIDEO: Paladino On Fox Hits Schneiderman on Trump Suit

 VIDEO INSIDE As Paladino goes "On the Record" with Greta Van Susteren.

Also:  Trump  comments on the federal judge  "of Mexican heritage" presiding over the case
Donald Trump protest
Trump Rally

Protesters Punch, Throw Eggs at Trump Supporters

A group of protesters attacked  Trump supporters who were leaving the presidential candidate's rally in San Jose on Thursday night.

Paul Ryan
Voting for Trump

Speaker Ryan: 'I'll be voting for' Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's going to vote for Donald Trump.

Donald Trump
Trump V. Media

Trump Takes on The Media: Video & Interviews

"The press should be ashamed of themselves," Donald Trump said during a news conference where he called one reporter "a sleaze", and another "a real beauty"

INSIDE: See the Video |  ALSO: Michael Caputo & Lee Coppola on The WBEN Liveline
Donald Trump
Trump Fight

Trump Goes After Press in News Conference

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump's heated war with the media reached new heights as he turned the brag-worthy feat of raising $5.6 million for veterans' charities into a sparring match with reporters pressing him on the issue.
Trump Votes

Trump's Campaign Likely to Turn On The Margins

Donald Trump calls his presidential campaign a mass movement, but he must show he can coax enough support from voters who twice delivered the White House to Barack Obama. And it could come in small groups on the margins.

ALSO INSIDE: Can Trump Steal Sanders Voters?

Trump v. Sanders Debate?

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Chances are likely slim, but what about a Donald Trump-Bernie Sanders debate heading into the crucial June 7 California primary? That possibility surfaced Wednesday.

State Dept. Faults Clinton in Emails

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- A State Department audit has faulted Hillary Clinton and previous secretaries of state for poorly managing email and other computer information and slowly responding to new cybersecurity risks.
Protest PHOTOS

Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in New Mexico

Demonstrators at a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, injuring several.   

Trump Win

Trump Within 41 Delegates of Nomination

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump each won primaries in Washington state Tuesday, but Clinton's win brings no delegates, while Trump's inches him within striking distance

ALSO INSIDE  : Ryan Endorsing Trump
Hillary Clinton
Closing In

Delegate Math: A Matter of 'When' Not 'If' for Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Hillary Clinton is closing in fast on the Democratic presidential nomination.

After losing three of four state contests in May, Clinton has maintained a lead over Bernie Sanders of 271 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses.
Chad Behrend
NRA Endorsement

NRA Endorses Donald Trump for President

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WBEN/AP) -- The National Rifle Association is endorsing Donald Trump for president.
Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton Struggles with Trump's 'Attenting-Getting' Moves

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump kept himself planted firmly in the political spotlight this week with one headline-grabbing move after another - launching a social media defense of his treatment of women, listing possible Supreme Court nominees, and rapidly declaring an Egyptian plane crash an act of terrorism.
Bernie Sanders
Split Wins

Sanders, Trump Win in Oregon, Clinton Wins Kentucky

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Bernie Sanders has won Oregon's presidential primary and battled Hillary Clinton to a razor-thin margin in Kentucky. The Vermont senator is vowing to stay in the race until the end as Clinton aims to blunt his momentum and prepare for a fall campaign against Republican Donald Trump.
Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly: A Trump Truce?

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- When Megyn Kelly sits down with Donald Trump for her prime-time special on the Fox broadcasting network, the Fox News Channel host hopes to call a truce to the war waged by the presumptive Republican nominee since he began slamming her after last August's Republican debate, where he was galled by her tough questioning as one of its moderators.


Clinton Looks to Widen Lead Over Sanders With Wins in Kentucky, Oregon

(ABC News) Even though Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are gearing up for the general election, they still need to amass the required number of delegates to secure their respective nominations. Clinton is trying to prevent losses in Oregon and Kentucky
Donald Trump

Trump Ramping up National Team For Battleground States

(AP) Donald Trump is moving quickly to install political operatives in more than a dozen states, targeting Maine and Minnesota among others that traditionally favor Democrats, as the Republican White House contender lays the groundwork for an expanded ele
Bill & Hillary

Hillary In the Oval; Bill In Charge of Jobs?

The notion of a 2-for-1 Clinton presidency is back. Recalling sunnier days of growth, low unemployment and budget surpluses under her husband, Hillary Clinton is telling Americans that Bill Clinton will be "in charge of revitalizing the economy"
Donald Trump

On more than one issue, GOP's Trump sounds like a Democrat

NEW YORK (AP) -- As he tries to charm Republicans still skeptical of his presidential candidacy, Donald Trump has a challenge: 

Ryan says there's no timeline for unifying behind Trump

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan says he doesn't have a timeline for unifying behind presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Trump: Denies Posing as Spokesman

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Back when Donald Trump's love life was tabloid heaven, a Trump spokesman with intimate knowledge of the businessman's personal relationships offered juicy stories about a failing marriage, a new live-in paramour and three other girlfriends he was juggling at once.
Donald Trump

On Capitol Hill, Trump Presses Unity - and Charm?

Donald Trump is winning over his Capitol Hill critics, demosntrating the power of his personality and some  closed-door charisma that's  triggering a fresh wave of GOP optimism.

BREAKING NEWS: Paul Ryan -Donald Trump Joint Statement

At the end of their meetings on GOP unity this morning....
Donald Trump
Happy Together?

Ryan, Trump Release Joint Statement After Meeting

Washington, DC (WBEN )The presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, the party's top elected official  say thjey are "totally committed to working together" to achieve party unity.

INSIDE:  SEE Ryan's  Remarks  | READ Trump-Ryan Statement

Talk Talk

Hear Here: More On The Ryan-Trump Talks

INSIDE:  Hear WBEN's John Zach & Susan Rose with ...
   Cong. Chris Collins | Michael Caputo | Fmr. Cong. Tom Reynolds | ABC's Lana Zak | Politico's Kyle Cheney | WBEN's Dave Levinthal in DC
Paul Ryan
Trump Support?

Can Trump-Ryan Meeting Bring GOP Unity ?

The likely GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump  and House speaker Paul Ryan sit down face-to-face for the first time, a week after Ryan stunned his party by refusing to back the mercurial billionaire for the White House. And certain issues are l
Bernie Sanders
Sanders Wins

Bernie Sanders Wins West Virginia

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WBEN/AP) -- White House dreams fading, Bernie Sanders added another state to his tally against Hillary Clinton with a win in West Virginia on Tuesday - a victory that will do little to slow the former secretary of state's steady march toward the Democratic presidential nomination.
Donald Trump
Trump Wins

Two More Wins for Donald Trump

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Key Senate Republicans voiced optimism Tuesday about Donald Trump's presidential prospects in November, the clearest signal yet to the GOP rank and file to unite behind the bombastic billionaire and turn their energy against Democrat Hillary Clinton. But it was uncertain whether the doubters could be quieted.

Donald Trump
VP Shortlist

AP Interview: Donald Trump Says He's Narrowed VP Shortlist

NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump, the Republicans' presumptive presidential nominee, says he's narrowed his list of potential running mates to "five or six people," all with deep political resumes.

Election Results: West Virginia & Nebraska

More than 100,000 West Virginians will have their ballots counted in Tuesday's election, even though the only competitive presidential primary race is on the Democratic side.

That's because of heavy participation in early voting. Nearly 101,000 people cast ballots before Tuesday, more than in any other year since early voting was allowed in 2002. And more than 5,000 turned in
Donald Trump
Hillary Trumped

Poll: Trump Wins Ohio, Ties Clinton in Penn. & Florida

 A surprising poll out this morning shows Donald Trump may do better in a race against Hillary Clinton than many thought. The latest from a Quinnipiac University Poll released Tuesday morning shows that in the he key battleground states of Florida a
Bernie Sanders
Fights On

Primary Day: Bernie Sanders Fights on

DES MOINES, Iowa (WBEN/AP) -- For Bernie and Jane Sanders, the revolution continues, despite the odds.

Donald Trump

TRUMP: Unify? Yes. But on HIS Terms.

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump says he's all for bringing together the Republican Party, but the many GOP officials he's branded losers and lightweights will have to fall in line because the voters have spoken.

Paul Ryan
No Support

Speaker Paul Ryan Won't Back Donald Trump

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's not ready to support Donald Trump as the GOP nominee.

Cruz's long White House run could bring fresh GOP clout

In finishing the Republican presidential race well ahead of Donald Trump's other rivals, Ted Cruz is likely to be a leading GOP voice for the foreseeable future.
Less clear is whether Cruz harnesses that clout to boost Trump's White House bid - after all the bad blood between them - or simply solidifies his place as a champion of conservative causes
Bernie Sanders

Fired up by Sanders, Democrats shift left on health care

Sen. Bernie Sanders' call for "Medicare for all" is changing some of the debate with many Democrats are finding less to like about the president's health care law, unsure about its place among their party's achievements.
Donald Trump

Morning Roundtable: Hear About Trump's Next Moves, VP

The last man standing in Donald Trump's path to the Republican nomination, Ohio Gov. John Kasich ended his campaign Wednesday, making Trump the party's presumptive nominee.WBEN's John Zach and Susan Rose discussed the topic with Prof. Kevin Hardwick & Erie Co. GOP Chair Nick Langworthy
Donald Trump

How Trump broke the rules of modern politics, and won anyway

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Polling? Who needs to do that? Fundraising? Can't be bothered. Parse your words? Fuhgetabout it.    Donald Trump took the rules of modern politics, trashed them and became the last man standing for the Republican n

On Capitol Hill, GOP muted a day after Trump's ascension

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The reaction of congressional Republicans to Donald Trump's ascension ranged from subdued to silent on Wednesday, a day after the billionaire TV personality was all but anointed as the party's presidential nominee.
Hillary Clinton

Hillicans? As Trump wins, Clinton explores how to woo GOPers

With Donald Trump's remaining rivals bowing out of the race, clearing his path to the nomination, Hillary Clinton is looking for ways to woo Republicans turned off by the brash billionaire. The Democratic front-runner's campaign believes Trump

VIDEO: Looking at Possible Trump VP & Cabinet Picks

Donald Trump says he's setting up a vice presidential vetting committee "very soon" that could include some of his former running mates. In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer Wednesday, Trump said that he has yet to begin to serio
Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump

Trump Vows Unity; Says He Could Consider Kasich for VP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump's remarkable triumph as his party's presumptive nominee and launching him toward a likely fall
John Kasich, Joe Shean, Joshua Bowman
Race Over

Kasich to Drop Out of Campaign

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich is leaving the Republican presidential contest, giving Donald Trump a clear path to his party's nomination.


Donald Trump
Hear Here

Interviews & Analysis: Hear What Indiana's Election Results Mean

Donald Trump's victory in Indiana Tuesday and Ted Cruz's abrupt decision to drop out resolved the Republican nominee for 2016  means there are a lot of questions still unanswered.    Our team of experts and analysts tackled them this morning on Buffalo's Early News.

CNN National Poll: Clinton Beats Trump Nationwide By 13 points

 CNN/ORC poll numbers,, show that Hillary Clinton would beat Donald Trump, even though more people think he is best qualified to manage the US economy. From CNN: The new CNN/ORC Poll, completed ahead of Trump's victory last night, found Clinton
Bernie Sanders

Sanders: "More Victories In the Weeks to Come"

Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that his primary bid against Hillary Clinton was far from over, pointing to his victory in Indiana and strength in upcoming races as a sign of his durability in the presidential campaign.
Donald Trump
Big Winner

Donald Trump is Presumptive GOP Presidential Nominee

INDIANAPOLIS (WBEN/AP) -- In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Ted Cruz out of the race and cleared Trump's path to a likely November face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Ted Cruz
Cruz Out

Ted Cruz Suspends Campaign

INDIANAPOLIS (WBEN/AP) -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination.
Insults in Ind.

Cruz, Trump Trade Insults to the End as Indiana Votes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Assailing each other with no letup, Republican front-runner Donald Trump and challenger Ted Cruz traded insults, charges and more Tuesday as Indiana voters went to the polls in what could be an all-but-decisive presidential primary election.
Indiana Primary

Could Indiana Spell the End for Cruz?

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -- Most of the projections have Trump finishing about 25 delegates short of the 1,237 needed to secure the nomination, but could another dominating showing put him over the top? WBEN's political analysts weigh in.
Trump in CA

Rowdy Trump Protests Portend Explosive California Primary

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — Several Trump supporters said they were roughed up but no serious injuries were reported. Police did not use force.
Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton
Clinton v Trump

Race for White House: Clinton Gears Up for Trump Race

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Waves of campaign staffers are being dispatched to battleground states. Advisers are starting to consider locations for a splashy convention rally in Philadelphia. An army of lawyers is scrutinizing more than two dozen possible vice presidential picks.
Rowdy Rally

Several Arrests As Trump Rally Turns Rowdy

Raucous protesters and supporters of Donald Trump took to the streets in California leading to some 20 arrests as the Republican presidential contender brought his campaign to conservative Orange County.

Congressional GOP beginning to accept Trump as nominee

"I don't understand. I mean, it's not 'Never Trump.' It's 'Never Hillary.' Never, never, never, Hillary. Come on. Wake up and smell the coffee," said Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania.

Inevitable? HEAR What Tuesday's Voting Means

Bolstering his grip on the Republican primaries, Donald Trump prepared Wednesday for a general election showdown with Hillary Clinton.

INSIDE:  Hear a series of interviews from Buffalo's Early News.
Donald Trump
Clean Sweep

A Clean Sweep for Donald Trump

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump rolled up victories in five more states on Tuesday, giving the Republican front-runner fresh momentum in his push for the nomination even if his pathway has little room for error.
Hillary Clinton
Clinton Surges

Hillary Clinton Surges with Super Tuesday Wins

PHILADELPHIA (WBEN/AP) -- Hillary Clinton added four more states to her victory column Tuesday night, strengthening what's rapidly becoming an all-but-unstoppable march to the Democratic presidential nomination.

Primary Preview: What To Expect Tonight

Our primary election coverage of voting in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware & Rhode Island begins Tuesday evening at 7 pm.  In the meantime, here's the rundown .

THE TIMELINE:  Polls in all five states close at 8 p.m. EDT. Delaware typically does the quickest count, with half its vote counted by a little after 9 p.m. Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island should
Donald Trump

Clinton, Trump Aiming for a Sweep

PHILADELPHIA (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump is aiming for a sweep of all five Northeastern states holding primaries Tuesday, leaving his rivals pinning their hopes of stopping the Republican front-runner on a fragile coordination strategy in the next rounds of voting.
Dump Trump

Cruz, Kasich Take 'Dump Trump' to New Level

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WBEN/AP) -- In an extraordinary move, Donald Trump's Republican rivals late Sunday announced plans to coordinate primary strategies in upcoming states to deprive the GOP front-runner of the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination.
Donald Trump
Not Changing

Donald Trump: He's Not 'Toning it Down'

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WBEN/AP) -- A confident Donald Trump told supporters on Saturday that he's not changing his pitch to voters, a day after his chief adviser assured Republican officials their party's front-runner would show more restraint while campaigning.
Reince Priebus, Sharon Day
GOP Rules

Spotlight: GOP Nomination - Loopholes Galore

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WBEN/AP) -- So, it turns out you don't have to be nominated to become the Republican presidential nominee.  Seriously.  At least for now.
Donald Trump
Empty Primary?

Pennsylvania GOP Primary Won't Mean Much, Until Convention!

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WBEN/AP) -- Pennsylvania, long an afterthought in presidential primary stakes, may emerge as a key player in crowning this year's Republican presidential nominee.

Voters Speak

Voters Speak Out After Active NYS Primary

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- Voters across the state are casting ballots in presidential primaries that could be pivotal for Republicans and Democrats.

Clinton's Lead

Clinton Sweeps State; Even With Tight Erie Co. Numbers

(WBEN) Even as local supporters were watching Hillary Clinton's televised victory speech, several top officials were on their phones, checking the Erie County numbers that briefly had Bernie Sanders ahead of her.
Sanders Surprise

Sanders Makes Surprising Showing in WNY

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) While Bernie Sanders lost to Hillary Clinton statewide, he had an impressive showing in Western New York, winning all but Erie County, where it was a virtual dead heat.

Confident Republicans Watch on as Trump Wins Easy

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - At Erie County Republican headquarters, supporters didn't have to wait long for answers Tuesday night. Just seconds after the polls closed, Donald Trump was declared the New York winner.
Big Wins

Trump, Clinton Triumph in NY Primaries

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to victory with ease in Tuesday's New York primary, with Trump bouncing back from a difficult stretch in the Republican contest and Clinton pushing closer to locking up the Democratic nomination.

New York Presidential Primary Results

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Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton
Voting Probs?

New York AG to Staff Hotline for Primary Day Poll Problems

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York primary voters will be able to report problems at the polls through a special hotline.
Hillary Clinton
Big Wins?

Both Clinton and Trump Looking for HUGE Wins in NYS

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- Competing on home turf, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton hoped to emerge victorious from Tuesday's primaries in New York, contests that offer big delegate hauls and an opportunity for the front-runners to inch closer to their parties' nominations.

Trump Supporters Greeted by Protests

Before the Trump rally, approx.  250 protestors were assembled across Perry Street from the First Niagara Center

Turnout Expected to be Huge for Presidential Primary

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Both elections commissioners in Erie County expect turnout to be larger than normal for a presidential primary.
Donald Trump
Trump Rally

Donald Trump Makes Final Push in Buffalo

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Republican Donald Trump is making his final pitch to New York voters, vowing to boost the state's economy and touting New York values ahead of Tuesday's primary.
Doanld Trump
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to introductory remarks before speaking in New York's Trump Tower building, Monday, April 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Trump Rallies in Buffalo

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Thousands filled First Niagara Center Monday night to hear from Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.

Trump told the crowd he would bring jobs back to the US. "Companies are moving to Mexico and every place else," says Trump. "We have NAFTA, which by the way was a Clinton deal, and he is married to crooked Hillary Clinton." Trump says if
Rally Photos

PHOTOS: Trump Rallies in Buffalo

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The New York State Presidential Primary spotlight is on Buffalo as Donald Trump brings his largest rally to date to First Niagara Center.  Here are some photos snapped before, during and after. 
Rex Ryan
Introducing Trump

Ryan to Introduce Trump

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) There will be a piece of the Buffalo Bills at First Niagara Center tonight. Rex Ryan says he will introduce Donald Trump at the rally.
Bill Clinton
He's back

He's Back! Bill Clinton to Campaign in 716 Monday

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Just over a week after an campaign appearance for his wife in the Buffalo area, former President Bill Clinton will return to Buffallo Monday for a campaign event on the eve of the New York primary. 
No Parking

UPDATE: Trump Rally Parking Restrictions

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Police are getting set for the rally for Donald Trump o be held at First Niagara Center Monday evening.   Parking for the event will be restricted, with several lots closed.
New NY Poll

POLL: Trump Poised for Sweeping Win Tuesday

New York, N.Y. (CBS/WBEN) - Donald Trump heads into his home-state primary of New York with a large edge over Ted Cruz and John Kasich, 54% to 21% and 19% respectively. The lead, if it holds Tuesday night, would net him the bulk of the state’s delegates and put him back on a path – albeit a narrow one – to the 1,237 needed for nomination.
Donald Trump
Yes He Can

SPOTLIGHT: How Trump Can Win BEFORE the Convention

WASHINGTON (AP-STEPHEN OHLEMACHER) -- To all the political junkies yearning for a contested Republican convention this summer: not so fast.
Ted Cruz

Cruz wins all 14 Wyoming Republican delegates

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- Painstaking organization and in-person campaigning paid off again for Ted Cruz on Saturday as he nailed down all 14 delegates up for grabs at the Republican Party convention in Wyoming. The result leaves Donald Trump facing yet anothe
RNC Uproar

GOP official rails over effort aimed at nomination rules

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an extraordinary display of internal discord, the chairman of the Republican Party's rules committee accused top GOP officials Saturday of "a breach of our trust"
Donald Trump

Tickets for Trump Rally Available NOW

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Online tickets for Donald Trump's rally in Buffalo are available now.
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders

Clinton Sanders Face-Off in Debate

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- Deepening their increasingly bitter feud, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders aggressively challenged each other's judgment to be president in Thursday night's Democratic debate, sparring over Wall Street banks, how high to raise the minimum wage and gun control.
Town Hall

Cruz Holds Town Hall at UB

Amherst, NY (WBEN) Texas Senator Ted Cruz in WNY participated at a MSNBC town hall with "Meet The Press" moderator Chuck Todd and said that a possible GOP convention demand for him and Trump to join on a ticket "Aint gonna happen"
Ted Cruz
Town Hall Today

UB Prepares to Host Ted Cruz

Amherst, NY (WBEN) Today's the day when 300 or so invited guests fill the Katherine Cornell Theater to hear from Ted Cruz in a town hall hosted by NBC's Chuck Todd.
Donald Trump
Live on WBEN

Trump on WBEN: I Probably Could Get Along with Cruz

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump phoned into Tom Bauerle's show Wednesday afternoon discussing a number of topics, including women, Colorado primaries, and Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton
New Poll

New Poll: Clinton Lead Narrows

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/Siena) - Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has narrowed the lead against former New York Senator Hillary Clinton among likely Democratic voters, however, she still has a double digit lead 52-42 percent, down from a lead of 55-34 percent on March 7 among registered Democrats.
Donald Trump
Delegate Game

Trump Winning Votes, But What About Delegate Game?

DES MOINES, Iowa (WBEN/AP) -- Already behind the curve in organizing for the Republican convention, Donald Trump has missed crucial deadlines in a number of states to lock up delegates who would stay loyal beyond the first ballot.
Paul Ryan
Count Him Out

House Speaker Ryan Rules Out Presidential Bid

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan is definitively ruling out a bid for president this year, telling the GOP, "Count me out."

Sanders Lags in Delegates but Leads in Likability

A new poll says Bernie Sanders has one clear advantage over his Democratic and Republican presidential rivals - a lot of people actually like him.

ALSO INSIDE: Enthusiasm for other candidates low

PHOTOS: Sanders Plays The Hits at UB

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke at a campaign rally Monday  at and outside the University at Buffalo's Alumni Arena. Here's some photos
from the Associated Press's Mel Evans

VIDEO: Watch the Sanders UB Speech Here


Buffalo a Solid Showing for Sanders

Amherst, N.Y. (WBEN) -- An estimated 8,500 turned out to "Feel the Bern" Monday evening; seemingly more than were in attendance when President Obama made a visit three years ago.
Bernie Sanders
Feel the Bern

Bernie Sanders Rallies in Buffalo

Amherst, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied more than 11,000 supporters in Buffalo, urging them to help create a large turnout in next week's New York presidential primary.
Ted Cruz
Cruz Coming

Cruz to Visit WNY Thursday; Kasich in Buffalo Not Likely

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A bit of a change in plan for the Ted Cruz campaign with a Buffalo visit now set for Thursday. John Kasich meanwhile is not likely to appear in WNY before the primary vote
Donald Trump

PHOTOS: Trump Rallies Rochester

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump  rallied approx. 2,000 supporterrs at  JetSmart Aviation Services on Sunday

Pictures and VIDEO inside
Bernie Sanders
Sanders Rally

UB Petition Leads to Sanders at Alumni Arena

Arrangements for Overflow Crowd Being Made for Alumni Arena appearance tonight.
Doors Open at 4 for 7 pm Event

Donald Trump
Trump Stump

Trump on the Stump in Rochester

Rochester, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Donald Trump is blasting a "corrupt" election system for complicating his path to the Republican nomination.

Front Page

Satirical Boston Globe Front Page Gets Attention

BOSTON (WBEN/AP) -- The editorial board of The Boston Globe is using a satirical front page to express its uneasiness with a potential Donald Trump presidency.
Bernie Sanders
Sanders Win

Bernie Sanders Wins Wyoming

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic presidential caucuses in Wyoming, adding another state to his victory total in his race for the nomination against front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Ted Cruz

Update: Ted Cruz to Campaign in Buffalo

Buffalo,NY(WBEN) We now know more about Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz' plans to campaign in Buffalo, likely late i the day Friday.
Hillary Clinton

Clinton Rallying in 716: Qualification Spat "Silly"

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN-AP) - Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made two campaign stops in Buffalo Friday.  At a public rally at the Pierce Arrow Museum, Clinton says that while she's been called a lot of things over the years, "unqualified is not one of them."
Hillary Clinton

AP-GfK Poll: Many Dislike Clinton _ But More Disdain Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In any other election year, more than half the country holding an unfavorable impression of a candidate for president would be cause for alarm.

Hillary Clinton
PHOTOS: Hillary

PHOTOS: Hillary Clinton Campaigns in Buffalo

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is in Buffalo for two campaign stops.  WBEN cameras are capturing images along the way, both inside and outside of the events.
Bernie Sanders
At UB Mon.

Bernie Sanders UB Visit Planned Out

Amherst, NY (WBEN) We're learning more about Bernie Sanders' visit to the UB campus on Monday.
Bill Clinton

Local Man Charged with Threats to Kill Clintons, Candidates

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. (WBEN) - A Cheektowaga man is charged with threatening to kill former President Bill Clinton, Mrs. Clinton and the other Presidential candidates. 
NY Values

'New York Values' Haunting Ted Cruz

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- Ted Cruz's attempt to upset native son Donald Trump in the Empire State primary has so far turned on three words: "New York values."
Ted Cruz
To Buffalo?

When Could Ted Cruz's WNY Visit Happen?

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A local organizer for the Ted Cruz campaign says expect the Republican presidential hopeful to appear sometime late next week.
Donald Trump
Poll Dislike

AP-GfK Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly View Trump Negatively

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For Americans of nearly every race, gender, political persuasion and location, disdain for Donald Trump runs deep, saddling the Republican front-runner with unprecedented unpopularity as he tries to overcome recent campaign setbacks.
Donald Trump, Corey Lewandowski , Eric rump
In Buffalo

Trump to Hold First Niagara Center Rally, Cruz Looks at Buffalo

(WBEN) - Sources tell WBEN that Donald Trump is looking to hold a rally at First Niagara Center in Buffalo on April 17.
Hillary Clinton
NY Matters

2016: Hey New York, We Matter!

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- The year's biggest, wildest show is finally coming to Broadway.

And Brooklyn. And Buffalo. And Syracuse.

The presidential primary is descending on New York.
Ted Cruz

Cruz, Sanders 'Cruise' to Vistory in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (WBEN/AP) -- Republican Ted Cruz stormed to a commanding victory in Wisconsin Tuesday, denting front-runner Donald Trump's chances of capturing the GOP nomination before the party's convention. Bernie Sanders carried the Democratic race over Hillary Clinton, a win that still leaves him with a mathematically difficult path to the White House.
Ted Cruz

On Wisconsin: What to watch for in the Presidential Primary

- Ted Cruz aims to use Wisconsin's presidential primary to extend Donald Trump's recent rough stretch on the campaign trail. Bernie Sanders would like to administer some tough medicine of his own .


Wisconsin Primary: Complete Results on Demand

Voters are lining up across Wisconsin to cast their ballots in the state's presidential primary. The stakes are high in Tuesday's contest as candidates from both parties fight to win enough delegates to become their party nominees. Early poll
Hillary Clinton
Bill with Her?

Will Clintons Be Together at Same Time?

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A lot of excitement in the air as Hillary Clinton and her husband former President Bill Clinton campaign in Western New York this week says a former Democratic leader. But a question remains: will they campaign together in the same place?
FBI 2016

FBI Playing Role in 2016 Presidential Campaign

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - While the FBI isn't in the business of endorsing candidates they do have an expanded role in the 2016 election cycle.
Bernie Sanders

Clinton, Sanders Agree to Debate in NYS

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have agreed to a Democratic presidential debate next week in New York, ensuring a high-stakes televised showdown ahead of the state's influential primary.
Donald Trump
Trump Failing?

Trump on Defense, Trying to Regain Momentum in Wisconsin

(AP)  Presidential candidate Donald Trump was on defense Saturday as he kicked off a three-day sprint to Wisconsin's primary.
Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton Coming to WNY Tuesday

The Bill Clinton event in Cheektowaga Tuesday kicks off a week that ends with a WNY Hillary Clinton rally, and comes while the Trump and Sanders campaigns are both suggesting local appearances from their candidates will follow soon.
Hillary Clinton
NY Primary

Clinton Frustrations Grow as NY Primary Approaches

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- Hillary Clinton snapped at a Greenpeace protester. She linked Bernie Sanders and tea party Republicans. And she bristled with anger when nearly two dozen Sanders supporters marched out of an event near her home outside New York City, shouting "if she wins, we lose."
Donald Trump

Trump: Leave Abortions Laws 'As Is'

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump now says abortion laws should not be changed.

It's a pendulum swing for the Republican presidential contender on an issue that's caused him grief since he said earlier in the week there should be "some form of punishment" for women who get abortions if the procedure is outlawed.
Donald Trump

Poll Shows Clinton, Trump Lead Heading Into NY Primary That Matters

It's not a typical New York primary.
Donald Trump

TRUMP: Under Fire on Abortion, Tries to Court Women

MADISON, Wis. (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump is fighting to convince a skeptical Republican Party he can improve his standing among women, even as he takes back an explosive comment about abortion and attacks the credibility of a female reporter police say was illegally grabbed by the GOP front-runner's campaign manager.  VIDEO INSIDE

What Pledge?

Trump, Cruz, Kasich Wont Say They'll Still Back GOP Nominee

None of the three Republican presidential candidates still in the 2016 GOP White House race is committing to support whoever the party chooses as its standard-bearer in the fall campaign.
Bernie to UB?

UB Students Launch Petition Drive to Bring Bernie to Buffalo

Amherst, NY (WBEN) A group of UB students has launched a petition drive to bring Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to the UB North campus.
Donald Trump

Trump Campaign Manager Charged With Assault

Florida police have charged Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski with simple assault in connection with an incident earlier in the month involving a reporter.
Donald Trump
Trump Talk

The Wisconsin Trail: Trump Vs. Talk Radio, Walker Endorses Cruz

Donald Trump is trying to defy convention yet again in the 2016 race for president - this time, by winning an election in Wisconsin without the support of the state's influential conservative talk radio hosts.  
Donald Trump
Delegate Game

Donal Trump Boosts Delegate Ground Game

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- He is the Republican Party's undisputed front-runner, yet Donald Trump's White House aspirations may now depend on a messy fight for delegates he is only now scrambling to address.
Bernie Sanders
Sanders Wins

Sanders Picks Up 3 Wins: Clinton Keeps Delegate Lead

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Bernie Sanders scored a trio of wins in Western caucus contests Saturday, giving a powerful psychological boost to his supporters but doing little to move him closer to securing the Democratic nomination.
Donald Trump, Melania Trump

Column: Battle for the Women's Vote

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump's latest rude comments about Ted Cruz's wife are raising new alarms among Republicans about the party front-runner's ability to win over women, especially in a potential fall presidential match-up with Hillary Clinton.
Denies Affairs

Cruz Says Trump Spreading False Rumors About Personal Life

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin (AP) — Ted Cruz accused Republican presidential rival Donald Trump of stoking false rumors about his personal life on Friday, charging that the billionaire businessman and GOP front-runner is trafficking in "sleaze" and "slime."
Ted Cruz
Cruz v. Trump

Cruz Tries to Work a Miracle and Catch Trump

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (WBEN/AP) -- While Ted Cruz decried "gutter politics" against him, former Republican presidential contenders gave him a boost Wednesday, casting the Texas senator as the party's last best chance to stop Donald Trump. The long and bitter 2016 campaign shifted to a new Midwestern battleground.
Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush Endorses Cruz for President

 (CBSMiami) – Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has formally endorsed GOP presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz. In a statement released Wednesday by the Cruz campaign, Bush calls the Texas senator a “consistent, principled conservative"
Hillary Clinton
Trade Wins

Clinton, Trump Trade Wins with Rivals in Western Tuesday

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Under a fresh cloud of overseas violence, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded wins with their chief rivals on Tuesday and attacked each other's worldviews as the 2016 presidential contest turned into a clash of would-be commanders in chief.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Win Arizona

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Under a fresh cloud of overseas violence, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton added to their delegate troves on Tuesday with victories in Arizona as the 2016 presidential contest turned into a clash of would-be commanders in chief.
Donald Trump

Niagara County Republicans Endorse Trump

North Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) The North Tonawanda Republican Committee says Donald Trump will get the endorsement in the upcoming New York presidential primary April 19th.

Frontrunners Trump, Clinton Hope Tuesday Votes Cement Thier Role

Arizona and Utah feature contests for both parties, while Idaho Democrats also hold presidential caucuses. Trump and Clinton hope to strengthen their leads in delegates that decide the nominations, as Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republicans Ted Cruz and John Kasich struggle to reverse the sense of inevitability taking hold around both party front-runners.
Donald Trump
Gaffe Proof?

Is Donald Trump "Gaffe Proof"?

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- When is a gaffe not a gaffe? When Donald Trump says it.
Trump Arizona

Trump's immigration stance resonates at tense rallies

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Donald Trump's campaign for all of Arizona's Republican delegates is centered on the hard line against illegal immigration that he's taken from the start, and it's a message his supporters lapped up in a series of te
Donald Trump, Corey Lewandowski , Eric rump

Trump Declares his Love of Mormons in Utah Speech

Protesters clashed with supporters of Donald Trump after he gave a speech in Utah on Friday, ending a day full of presidential candidate appearances that also saw Mitt Romney intensifying his criticism of the GOP front-runner.
Closed Primary

No Party Switching for NY Presidential Primary

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) In some states, a presidential primary is an open one, meaning a registered Democrat can vote for a candidate from another party, and the same for a Republican. When New York voters go to the polls next month, that option won't be on the table.

Math & Momentum On Clinton, Trump's Side Now

(AP) The day after high-stakes contests in five states, the math and momentum point to a Donald Trump Republican presidential nomination as GOP officials grapple with whether to embrace him

Trump, Kasich, Clinton Win. Rubio OUT!

CLEVELAND (WBEN/AP) -- Hillary Clinton triumphed Tuesday in the Florida, Ohio and North Carolina presidential primaries, putting her in a commanding position to become the first woman in U.S. history to win a major party nomination. But the night did not bring the same clarity to the Republican race, with Donald Trump winning big in Florida but falling in Ohio to the state's governor,

Four Pictures That Explain What's At Stake On the GOP Side

This weekend NBC's Meet The Press boiled the race down into four basic graphics that explain how voting in Ohio, Florida, Illinios, Missouri and North Carolina could impact the nomination
What it Means

A Buffalo's Early News Roundtable: What to Expect Battleground Tuesday

So what will happen tonight and what will it mean?  John Zach and Susan Rose convened a roundtable this morning to flesh it all out . Hear it inside.

Five Big Primary Races Tonight

Up next in the 2016 presidential race: Ohio, Florida, three other big states and a great deal of hyperventilation. Let's believe the polls for a minute: A big night Tuesday for Republican Donald Trump in Florida, crushing Marco Rubio's presidenti
Donald Trump
Rally Chaos

Trump's New Normal: Chaos is Expected

Opponents say Donald Trump's  words are encouraging bad behavior at his rallies.    What's behind the violence?  

 INSIDE: Video-Trump Responds | Man at Trump Rally told Police Act was Pre-planned
Donald Trump, Keith Moppin
Defining Day?

Will 'Battleground Tuesday' Define the 2016 Race?

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Tuesday's primaries could provide a defining moment in the race for the Republican nomination for president - or not.

Analysis: Trump Rally Protests Test Calls for Unity

ORLANDO, Fla. (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump says he can unify the country. Now, he has to prove it.
No Protest Here

Local Sanders Campaign Urges No Trump Rally Disruptions

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) During several Donald Trump rallies, protesters have been forcibly removed, and in one case a protester being escorted was punched by a Trump supporter. In the event Trump comes to Buffalo, a campaign leader for an opponent is calling for no such protesting.
GOP 2016 Trump
No Rally

Trump Cancels Rally Due To Security Concerns

CHICAGO (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump canceled a rally on Friday, due to safety concerns after protesters packed the arena.
Marco Rubio, Donald Trump
GOP Debate

More Substance, Fewer Attacks in GOP Debate

Abandoning the nasty insults of past debates, Donald Trump and his Republican rivals turned Thursday's presidential face-off into a mostly respectful discussion of Social Security, Islam, trade and more.

INSIDE:  VIDEO | Commentary and Analysis
Booking photo of John Franklin McGraw of Linden, N.C.

Man Charged with Punching Protester at Trump Rally

A man has been charged with punching a protester at a Donald Trump rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, after video of the altercation surfaced.  SEE VIDEO INSIDE
Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz
GOP Debate Tonight

Softer Gentler GOP Debate

Here's a look at what to watch for on the CNN-hosted debate, beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST at the University of Miami
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders

Latest Democratic Debate Targets Hispanics

MIAMI (WBEN/AP) -- Fighting for Florida and beyond, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled repeatedly in their eighth presidential debate Wednesday night over who's a true advocate for Latinos.

Donald Trump

With fresh momentum, Trump Tells GOP to Embrace his Bid

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Hours after claiming three more victories, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump called on his party's mainstream wing to stop resisting his candidacy as his White House rivals embarked upon a weeklong march to blo

Buffalo's Early News Roundtable: Hardwick Weighs In

A mixed bag of voting results in Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho and Hawaii.   What's it all mean?
Follow along on Twitter @Newsradio930 with observations from Canisius College Political Science Prof. Kevin Hardwick
CNN/ORC POLL: Trump Ahead in Florida, Ohio

From CNN:   
  • Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both lead the primary races in Florida and Ohio, CNN/ORC polls show
  • Trump is ahead of home-state Gov. John Kasich in Ohio and Sen. Marco Rubio in Florida
Marco Rubio
Rubio Out?

Rubio Sees Salvation in Florida, But Considers Future

Marco Rubio's presidential campaign and those close to the Florida senator are engaged in deep conversations about the future of his presidential bid. The topic of dropping out before next Tuesday's Florida primary has been raised and was not dismissed.
John Kasich

Kasich Now Aims at Must-Win Ohio to Keep Campaign Alive

(AP) Yet to win a state and far behind in the delegate count, John Kasich turns to Ohio hoping high approval ratings and a robust get-out-the-vote operation will deliver him a victory in his home state next Tuesday. Should he succeed, Kasich would depriv
Donald Trump

Time Running Out For Those Who Would Stop Trump

Donald Trump's easy victories in Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii left his rivals with shrinking opportunities to slow his momentum in the Republican primaries and little indication that a flurry of intense efforts to undermine his credibility are push
Donald Trump
Big Wins

Donald Trump's Dominance Continues

LANSING, Mich. (WBEN/AP) -- Republican front-runner Donald Trump swept to victory in the Mississippi and Michigan presidential primaries Tuesday, deepening his grip on the GOP nominating contest. Democrat Hillary Clinton easily carried Mississippi but was locked in a close race with rival Bernie Sanders in Michigan.

CLICK FOR On Demand Results: Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho & Hawaii

Voting Today

Michigan Biggest of Several Primaries Tonight

Michigan is the crown jewel Tuesday as voters in Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho and Hawaii vote today

  LIVE COVERAGE Tonight at 7

Bloomberg Says He Will NOT Enter 2016 Race

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former three-term mayor of New York City, has decided against mounting a third-party White House bid.

Democratic Debate: Clinton & Sanders Urge Michigan Gov. to Resign

FLINT, Mich. (WBEN/AP) -- Hillary Clinton joined Bernie Sanders in calling for Michigan's Republican governor to resign over his handling of the Flint water crisis as the Democrats opened their seventh presidential debate Sunday.
Ted Cruz
Two for Two

Cruz, Trump Each Grab Two Wins

WICHITA, Kan. (WBEN/AP) -- In a split decision, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump each captured two victories in Saturday's four-state round of voting, fresh evidence that there's no quick end in sight to the fractious GOP race for president. On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders notched wins in Nebraska and Kansas, while front-runner Hillary Clinton snagged Louisiana.
Donald Trump
Super Saturday

"Super Saturday" Voting in Five States

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Five more states are chipping in verdicts on the Republican and Democratic presidential contests in races largely overshadowed by Super Tuesday and the big contests still to come. Yet candidates eager to gather enough support to snag their party's nomination - or at least stay relevant - are happy to scoop up delegates wherever they can.

Super Saturday: State by State Results On Demand

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Five states were up for grabs in "Super Saturday" voting.  Get state by state results on demandWINNNERS - Cruz:  Kansas, Maine. Trump: Kentucky, La. Sanders: Nebraska, Kansas. Clinton: La.  Road the The White House Coverage (powered by The Vinyl Outlet)
Kelly Gasior, Olivia Mashtaire, Ryan Lysek, Christian Vazquez and Tyler Lysek

Presidential Campaign At Odds with Anti-Bullying Efforts

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- Ryan Lysek rose to become vice president of his fifth-grade class at Lorraine Academy in Buffalo, New York, after the sitting vice president got bounced for saying things that went against the school's anti-bullying rules. So the 10-year-old is a little puzzled that candidates running to lead the entire country can get away with name-calling and foul language.
Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, John Kasich

Another Debate, Another Round of Insults

DETROIT (WBEN/AP) -- Picking up right where they left off, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio traded a new round of insults at the start of the 11th Republican presidential debate Thursday night, and then Trump made a crude sexual reference before the two pledged to try to focus more on policy.
Donald Trump

Romney, McCain: Trump a Danger for America's Future

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- In an extraordinary display of Republican chaos, the party's most recent presidential nominees, Mitt Romney and John McCain, lambasted current front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday, calling him unfit for office and a danger for the nation and the GOP.
Megyn Kelly, Chris Wallace, Bret Baier
GOP Debate

What To Watch For In Tonight's GOP Fox News Debate

Ben Carson's departure from the GOP presidential race means the quartet of remaining Republicans on the debate stage Thursday night get more time for attacks as Donald Trump treads a path to the GOP nomination

ALSO INSIDE: The Megyn Kelly Factor | GOP Efforts To Stop Trump
Ben Carson
No Path Forward

Carson Says No Path Forward in Presidential Campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Retired surgeon Ben Carson says 'no path forward' in 2016 race after Super Tuesday results.
Marco Rubio

Exit Polls: Weepy Wed. For Sanders, Rubio, Follows Super Tuesday

(AP) Sorry, Marco Rubio: Republicans seem more interested in finding a presidential candidate who is a change agent . Sorry, Bernie Sanders: Democratic primary voters seem more interested in continuing President Barack Obama's policies .
So Now What?

Analysis: Super Tuesday Takeaways

- After the Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses in a dozen states, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had tightened their grasp on their party's presidential nominations. But what happens now? 

INSIDE: HEAR A Buffalo's Early News Rountable

Who's Close ? The Delegate Tracker

While Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump continue to rack up victories - and a delegate count lead-- in the early primary and caucus states, few of those contests are winner-take-all events. Their opponents have therfore been gathering some delegates too, despite losing individual races.  

INSIDE: The Delegate Tracker
Brokered Conv.?

Could There Be a Brokered Convention?

(WBEN) What if one party goes to its convention without a candidate clinching the nomination with the required number of delegates? The possibliity of a brokered convention exists.  

  ALSO INSIDE: Superdelegates 101
Donald Trump
NY Win?

Could Trump Take NY in November?

(WBEN) - When it comes time for the general election in November, you're likely to hear it at least a few times, that because of the electoral college your vote doesn't really matter in New York.
Donald Trump

Clinton and Trump Dominate Super Tuesday Voting

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton swept through the South on Super Tuesday, claiming victory in their parties' primaries in delegate-rich Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Virginia. The front-runners appeared ever more likely to end up in a general election showdown.
On-Air Roundtable

Super Tuesday Preview: Exclusive WBEN Audio

Hear John Zach and Susan Rose in studio with WBEN's Michael Caputo (above L)  and  SUNY Buffalo State's Prof. Bruce Bryski (above R)  along with KRLD's Emily Trube in Dallas and Buffalo's own Dave Levinthal at the Center For Public Integrity in Washington DC.
  WBEN's Road to The White House Coverage brought to you by The Vinyl Outlet
Complete coverage of the 2016 Race for The White House.

Super Tuesday Results State-by-State

As results come in,  follow them state-by state HERE and On-Air. 

CNN POLL: Trump Loses To Clinton Or Sanders

From CNN: " Both of the remaining Democratic candidates for president easily top Republican front-runner Donald Trump in hypothetical general election match-ups, But Hillary Clinton, ... would likely face a stronger challenge should Florida Sen. Marco Rubio or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz capture the Republican nomination
Donald Trump
Primary Concern

Super Tuesday Highly Influential, New York Not So Much

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - If Super Tuesday is where the true contenders are separated from the Oval Office dreamers, than New York's scheduled primary on April 19th is... something else.
Ted Cruz
Born to Run?

Cruz Birthplace Ballot Question To Be Taken Up In NYS

 (AP) A New York judge has scheduled arguments Tuesday on a lawsuit challenging Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's presence on New York's primary ballot on April 19.    State Supreme Court Justice David Weinstein is considering the claim b
Donald Trump, Taj Mahal
Trump's Past

Trump's Career Has Something For Everyone to Love, Hate

To his supporters, the business career of Donald Trump is proof he's got the decisiveness and smarts required to lead the country. To critics, his exaggerated claims, burned customers and four bankruptcies suggest a man wholly disqualified for the office.

The truth: It's complicated.

Se. Marco Rubio

Rubio, Cruz release tax summaries in challenge to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz released summary pages of their recent tax filings on Saturday, seeking to capitalize on GOP front-runner Donald Trump's refusal to release similar information.
Donald Trump, Chris Christie

Trump defends 'Trump University' from Rubio, Cruz attacks

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is playing defense on at least one issue these days: his role in a now-defunct real estate seminar business called Trump University.
Hillary Clinton
Clinton Wins

Hillary Clinton Cruises to Victory in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBEN/AP) -- Hillary Clinton sailed to a commanding victory over Bernie Sanders in Saturday's South Carolina primary, drawing overwhelming support from the state's black Democrats and putting her in strong position as the race barrels toward Super Tuesday's crucial contests.
Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton
SC Primary

Hillary Clinton Looks to Win Big in South Carolina

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WBEN/AP) -- For Hillary Clinton, the South Carolina presidential primary is a chance to not just win, but win big.  LIVE Coverage from ABC begins at 6pm on WBEN 930 AM!
Chris Christie

Chris Christie Formally Endorses Trump for President

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is endorsing Donald Trump in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.
Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz
GOP Debate

Cruz and Rubio Go After Trump in GOP Debate

HOUSTON (WBEN/AP) -- Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz barreled into Thursday's Republican debate eager to seize one last chance to slow Donald Trump's before next week's Super Tuesday mega-round of voting

INSIDE:  Trump/Rubio Video
Donald Trump
Trump Wins

Trump Wins Nevada Caucuses

LAS VEGAS (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump notched a win in Nevada's Republican caucuses on Tuesday as Marco Rubio bid to elbow out Ted Cruz for second place in an increasingly urgent effort to slam the brakes on the Trump juggernaut.
Donald Trump

Too Late?: The Clock is Running For Trump's Rivals

(AP) Donald Trump's rivals are running out of time to stop him after his dominant performance in South Carolina. A close look at the election calendar suggests that if the New York billionaire's rivals don't slow him by mid-March, their only
Donald Trump
Trump Wins SC

Trump Wins SC GOP Primary

Donald Trump has won the South Carolina Republican primary, a second-straight victory for the billionaire real estate mogul after his first-place finish in New Hampshire. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are in close race for second. 
Clinton Wins

Clinton Wins Nevada Caucus as S. Carolina Votes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBEN/AP) -- Hillary Clinton pulled out a crucial victory in Nevada's Democratic caucuses Saturday, overcoming an unexpectedly strong surge by Bernie Sanders and potentially easing the anxiety of some of her supporters.
Rare Callout?

Pope's Calling Out of Trump a Surprise: Political Analyst

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Pope Francis' calling out of Donald Trump has surprised many, not just in the religious community, but the political community.
Border Wall War

The Latest: Pope: Trump wants to build wall? 'Not Christian'

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) -- Pope Francis said Thursday that Donald Trump is "not Christian" if he intends to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. Trump immediately fired back, saying it is disgraceful for a religious leader to question a person's faith.

Hillary Clinton
The Campaign

The Campaign Trail: Trump, Cruz & Rubio Spar; Clinton-Sanders Tightens

A three-way feud among the GOP's leading White House contenders escalated Wednesday, while polls show the Democratic race tightening.
GOP Debate

Debate: GOP Candidates Say No Court Nominee for Obama

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WBEN/AP) -- Republican White House hopefuls called for President Barack Obama to step aside and allow his successor to nominate the next Supreme Court justice, as they opened a debate jolted by Saturday's death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.
Marco Rubio

GOP Debate LIVE on WBEN as Rubio Faces Pressure

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WBEN/AP) -- Marco Rubio enters Saturday night's Republican presidential debate facing immense pressure to right his campaign after faltering badly in the last contest and finishing a disappointing fifth in New Hampshire.

GOP Debate LIVE 9pm Saturday on WBEN!

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton

Debate: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Face-Off

MILWAUKEE (WBEN/AP) -- Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled over the price tag and practicality of his plans for expanded government programs in Thursday night's Democratic debate, with Clinton accusing her rival of making promises "that cannot be kept."
Donald Trump
South Carolina

Trump, Clinton Have the Edge Heading into South Carolina

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the presidential primaries head to South Carolina, which candidates are in command of their respective parties?
Carly Fiorina
Dropping Out

Carly Fiorina Ends 2016 Republican Bid for President

DES MOINES (AP) -- Former technology executive Carly Fiorina exited the 2016 Republican presidential race Wednesday, after winning praise for her debate prowess but struggling to build a winning coalition in a crowded GOP field.
Donald Trump

Analysis: Trump Proves GOP Establishment Can't Stop Him

CONCORD, N.H. (WBEN/AP) -- The current and former chiefs of the state Republican Party condemned him. New Hampshire's only two Republican members of Congress refused to endorse him. The conservative owner of the state's largest newspaper called him "a con man" on the front page.


 Shortly after the votes were counted, winning and losing candidates across New Hampshire gathered to address their supporters.  Click on  each candidate's name below to hear their speech   DONALD TRUMP   JOHN K

PHOTOS: The New Hampshire Primary Campaign

  Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump takes the stage to speak to supporters during a primary night rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)   Dem

The Delegate Tracker: Who's Ahead After the Primaries

The Latest New Hampshire Results

Bernie Sanders

Sanders surpasses Clinton in NH primary with wide support

Sen. Bernie Sanders won a decisive victory over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic primary Tuesday, propelled by support from a wide network of men, women, young people and independent voters. Sanders was buoyed by near-record turnout and a
Donald Trump
Trump Wins

Trump Takes New Hampshire, After Iowa Loss

Donald Trump nailed down a decisive first victory in New Hampshire's presidential primary Tuesday, showing his unorthodox campaign can translate the large crowds at his rambunctious rallies into the votes that determine delegates. Ohio Gov. John Kasich placed second
Donald Trump

Trump and Sanders Sweep NH, Kasich Claims 2nd for GOP

MANCHESTER, N.H. (WBEN/AP) -- Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies.
GOP Debate

Rubio and Cruz face Attacks in GOP Debate

MANCHESTER, N.H. (WBEN/AP) -- Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, first-term senators on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican debate, with rivals challenging Cruz's controversial campaign tactics and Rubio's readiness to be president.
Donald Trump

Spotlight: Trump Returns to Debate Stage

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (WBEN/AP) -- An aggrieved Donald Trump returns to the debate stage Saturday night hoping to find his way into the winner's circle in New Hampshire, while a rising Marco Rubio looks to fend off an onslaught of attacks from his rivals.
Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton
Dems Debate

Clinton or Sanders? Who Won The Debate?

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled again and again during their first one-on-one debate of the 2016 race, battling over Wall Street and more
Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton
One on One

Face Off: Clinton and Sanders go One on One

DURHAM, N.H. (WBEN/AP) -- Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders on Thursday of subjecting her to an "artful smear" while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive of the political establishment.
Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton
Debate Preview

Clinton and Sanders Duke it Out Before New Hampshire

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- The final face-to-face meeting between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders before the nation's first presidential primary is all about finding a breakout moment.
Donald Trump
Wants Do-Over

Trump Calls for Iowa Election Do-Over

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is accusing rival Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucuses and is demanding a do-over.
Rick Santorum
Dropping Out

Report: Rick Santorum to Quit Presidential Race

(CBS) Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will be dropping out of the Republican presidential race to the White House, according to a CNN report.

Rand Paul, Kelley Paul
Paul Out

Rand Paul Exits GOP Presidential Race

- Republican Sen. Rand Paul is dropping his 2016 campaign for president, after gathering 5 percent of the vote in Iowa's caucuses Monday night.
Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton
Wins Iowa

Clinton Takes Iowa, Beating Back Sanders' Strong Challenge

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Hillary Clinton has narrowly won the Democratic caucuses in Iowa, outpacing a surprisingly strong challenge from Bernie Sanders to claim the first victory in the 2016 race for president.

Donald Trump

VIDEO: See Trump's Concession Speech

Donald Trump said he was "honored" by his second place in the Iowa caucuses Monday night, with Ted Cruz as the projected winner and Marco Rubio in third place.  WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
Bernie Sanders

Iowa Analysis: Turnout, Hype & More

Donald Trump failed to live up to his own hype. A late surge from Marco Rubio may wind up  as the biggest surprise of the Iowa caucuses. Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tied.

INSIDE: A Bryski- Hardwick Roundtable   and more.
Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton
Clinton Ahead

Clinton Camp Declares Victory Despite Democratic Dead Heat

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign declared victory in the Iowa caucuses over Bernie Sanders on Monday night, even as the results were still being tallied and with  numbers that reflect a basically dead heat. A statement from the party's
After Iowa

Cruz, Rubio Buoyant After Iowa

MANCHESTER, N.H. (WBEN/AP) -- A victorious Ted Cruz and buoyant Marco Rubio emerged from Iowa with compelling claims to the outsider and mainstream mantles in the fractured Republican primary, as the presidential race shifted overnight to New Hampshire. Democrats were girding for a protracted slugfest between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, locked in a virtual tie.

The Latest Results

Ted Cruz
Cruz Wins

Ted Cruz Rallies to Victory in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (WBEN/AP) -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were deadlocked in a tight race.
Donald Trump
Voting Day

The Iowa Push: Trump And Cruz; Clinton & Sanders

(AP) In a high-stakes test of enthusiasm versus organization, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders hope to ride voter energy into victories in Monday's Iowa caucuses, as Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton bank on sophisticated get-out-the vot
Donald Trump
IOWA photos

PICTURES: A weekend of Rallies, Before A Night Of Voting

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to ride voter energy into victories in Monday's Iowa caucuses, as Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton bank on sophisticated get-out-the vote operations. And no candidate was absent in the state this weekend, for a series

Three Big Factors In Iowa: Turnout, History and Even Weather

One question the polls or the crowds or the pundits can't fully answer is just how many people will show up Monday? And what will the numbers mean? Here are some factors to consider:
Hillary Clinton
Caucus Time

It's ALMOST Caucus Time in Iowa!

MANCHESTER, Iowa (WBEN/AP) -- The 2016 presidential contenders are begging their Iowa supporters to get to the caucuses Monday and Donald Trump, true to form, is in-your-face about it.
Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush

Trump-Less Debate Draws Poor Ratings

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- The seventh Republican presidential debate - and the first one without drawing card Donald Trump - was seen by 12.5 million viewers on Fox News Channel.
Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich
GOP Night

Trump and "The Rest" Compete in Separate Events

Des Moines, Iowa (WBEN/AP) - In two separate and highly touted political events, Donald Trump and the rest of the Republican Presidential panel of candidates made their case Thursday night.  Trump opted out of the GOP debate on Fox News and held his own event while the remaining GOP candidates squared off in debate.
Donald Trump
Debate Flap

Trump to Compete with GOP Debate

DES MOINES, Iowa (WBEN/AP) -- Republican presidential candidates take the debate stage Thursday night absent their front-runner, Donald Trump, who will instead seek to starve his rivals of attention at a critical juncture in the campaign by holding a competing event of his own.
Donald Trump

ANALYSIS: There or Not, Trump Rules Debate

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (WBEN/AP) -- Once again, Donald Trump steals the show.

The billionaire Republican's decision to tangle with Fox News and skip the final presidential debate before Iowa's kickoff caucuses all but ensures that he - and he alone - will dominate the conversation in the closing moments of campaigning in 2016's leadoff state.

Iowa Caucuses as Different As it Gets from NY Primary

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Chances are you've never been to Iowa to witness the presidential caucuses. A political reporter was there in 2008, and says it's much different than anything you've previously seen.
Donald Trump
Won't Debate

Trump Bows Out of Fox News Debate

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (WBEN/AP) -- Republican Donald Trump on Tuesday bowed out of the final Republican presidential debate before the leadoff Iowa caucuses, saying Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly is "a lightweight."
Donald Trump
Trump & GOP

EXTRA: Trump and GOP Leaders Realize They Need Each Other

DES MOINES, Iowa (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump and some mainstream Republicans are engaged in a long-distance flirtation. Both sides are coming to the realization that they'll need each other if the billionaire businessman becomes the party's presidential nominee.
Sarah Palin
GOP Split

In Depth: Palin Underscores GOP Split

DES MOINES, Iowa (WBEN/AP) -- If the Republican Party is on the verge of an implosion, Sarah Palin may have been the one who lit the fuse.
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