President Obama put it simply when it comes to Donald Trump's nuclear know-how: The Republican "doesn't know much."
Closing out a two-day nuclear security summit in Washington, D.C., Obama was asked Friday about Donald Trump's recent comments suggesting that, rather than rely as they have for decades on the American nuclear umbrella in the face of regional threats, Japan and South Korea might be better off seeking their own nuclear weapons.
Such comments "tell us that the person who made the statements doesn't know much about foreign policy, or nuclear policy, or the Korean peninsula, or the world generally," Obama said at an evening news conference.
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich is hiring staff and looking for office space in California in preparation for the state’s June 7 primary, according to his new California co-chairman.
“His team is mobilizing out here. They’re going to make a big push here,” said developer Rick Caruso, who signed on to the Ohio governor’s presidential campaign this week.
Caruso, the billionaire behind developments such as the Grove, said he met with the all of the Republican candidates but avoided backing anyone early to allow the field to settle. He decided to join Kasich’s campaign because he believes he is the sole candidate left in the race who can compete with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and because his resume includes work as a governor, as a congressman and in the private sector.
While stumping for his wife at Lawrence University on Friday, Bill Clinton said too many people haven't shared in the progress made under President Obama.
The former president's comments came as he was rattling off the accomplishments that Obama cited in his last State of the Union speech, such as expanded healthcare and reduced unemployment.
Clinton said, “That’s all true. The only problem is, too many people can’t find themselves in that pretty picture he’s painting. That’s what this election is about. How do we put everybody in the picture? How do we all rise together?”
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz will address California Republicans at their April convention, party officials announced Friday.
The Texas senator will speak to hundreds of the party’s leaders and most passionate activists at a luncheon on April 30.
“This year we have an opportunity to return to the founding principles of our nation -- free markets, fiscal responsibility and individual liberty,” Cruz said in a statement. “I’m excited to speak to California Republican delegates, activists and voters about how we can get our country back on track.”
Hunkered behind a MacBook decorated with stickers that read "This laptop was brought to you by capitalism" and "TRUMP 2016," Jake Lopez bounces T-shirt slogans off his friend Ian McIlvoy.
"Trumplicans," he says, nodding with satisfaction. "I think it'll take off."
Lopez is the California director of Students for Trump. Working from his dorm at Westmont College, he helps marshal the thousands of students who are pounding out phone calls, taping up fliers and blanketing Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat in an effort to persuade their peers that Donald Trump is the man.
Bernie Sanders' campaign said it had another record-breaking month in March with $44 million in donations.
On Friday, Sanders' campaign announced that its total for the month topped the $43.5 raised in February and brings his first-quarter campaign contributions to about $109 million. Sanders touts that his donations come mostly from small, grass-roots contributors.
"What this campaign is doing is bringing together millions of people contributing an average of just $27 each to take on a billionaire class which is so used to buying elections,” Sanders said in a statement.
Hillary Clinton has tried ignoring Bernie Sanders, she has tried embracing him, she has tried co-opting him. And now she is returning to wrangling with him as the Vermont senator rattles her campaign in New York, a state where a loss for Clinton would create a fresh round of problems for the Democratic presidential front-runner.
In the place both candidates can claim as home -- Sanders was born there and Clinton represented New York in the Senate – the underdog is digging in, using his vast resources to rally one of the more liberal electorates of the race to make a defiant stand for Democratic socialism.
On Thursday evening, a diverse crowd of about 18,500 showed up to cheer for Sanders in the South Bronx, a show of force that undermined Clinton’s argument that he lacks appeal among the African American and Latino voters crucial to winning in November.