Long before he entered politics, presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Wednesday, he considered moving to Hollywood to pursue one of his early passions: acting.
“When I was in high school, I did a lot of shows and then actually thought about dropping out of school and heading to California and trying to be an actor,” Cruz told Jimmy Kimmel during a taping of his ABC late-night show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
His parents were “horrified,” Cruz said. “Everything was great except I didn’t have good looks and I didn’t have talent,” he told Kimmel. “Look, other than that, I was completely set to do that.”
Hillary Clinton snapped at an environmental activist who challenged the Democratic front-runner about political donations connected to fossil fuels.
“I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me. I am so sick of it," said a clearly frustrated Clinton, who jabbed her finger at the activist before moving on to shake hands with other people at the New York rally.
Clinton has made fighting climate change a major part of her platform, and accused Republicans of ignoring the issue to preserve political support from oil companies.
After months of dominating the Republican race, Donald Trump has endured one of his worst weeks since launching his presidential bid, and while he remains the GOP front-runner, his struggles have underscored his weaknesses and increased the possibility that he might fall short of seizing the nomination.
The bad news piled up quickly for Trump: his campaign manager charged with misdemeanor battery for grabbing a female reporter’s arm, a series of interviews with conservative talk radio hosts who pummeled him, a highly regarded poll showing him trailing badly in advance of Wisconsin’s primary next week, and, finally, Wednesday's fracas over his stand on abortion.
All of those developments deepened existing doubts about Trump.
Donald Trump’s stumble over whether women seeking abortions should be criminally punished provided a sobering look at the vulnerability of a candidate more likely than anyone else to be the Republican nominee.
As Trump hastily issued a statement saying, in effect, that he didn’t believe what he had just said, his Republican challengers seized on his comments as proof that he lacked both the knowledge and conservative commitment to serve as president. Democrats cited his remarks as evidence that he and the rest of the Republican field have skittered too far to the right on an issue on which Americans are decidedly centrist.
Candidate Trump’s stock in trade has been blustery confidence. The dust-up over abortion offered a bracing reminder of what can happen when that attitude mixes with Trump’s lack of experience — including on issues of huge importance to the Republican base.
Donald Trump's eyebrow-raising comments about women are proving to be a mixed bag for voters.
He's offered disparaging statements about Carly Fiorina's appearance and speculated that Fox News journalist Megyn Kelly was menstruating when she asked him tough questions — which happened to be about his rhetoric toward women — during a debate in August.
Still, despite these comments — including this week saying women should be punished for having abortions if the procedure were outlawed, before reversing his statement — Trump has remained the persistent front-runner, winning several states. He now is in a strong position to become the Republican nominee.
As Donald Trump breezed through Washington on Thursday, his foreign policy pronouncements loomed over a major international summit President Obama is hosting in town.
Trump's recent suggestion that Japan and South Korea consider pursuing their own nuclear weapons arsenal would have a "catastrophic" impact on global security, White House deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes told reporters.
Speaking in downtown Washington at the site of the fourth Nuclear Security Summit, Rhodes said one of the major pillars of U.S. foreign policy for decades has been to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Mar. 31, 2016, 11:57 a.m.
Ted has always put the women in his life first, and he will do that as president of the United States.
Heidi Cruz, campaigning for her husband, Ted Cruz, in Wisconsin as Donald Trump struggles to win over female voters in the Republican primary