Donald Trump has released a list of 11 possible choices to fill the vacancy left on the Supreme Court by the death of Antonin Scalia.
Trump's announcement, an unusual step for a presidential candidate, comes as President Obama battles with the Republican-controlled Senate over his Supreme Court pick, Judge Merrick Garland of the federal appeals court in Washington, who has not received a hearing on Capitol Hill.
In recent weeks Republicans, including the Trump, the party's presumptive presidential nominee, have said that the next president should be able to choose the new Supreme Court justice.
Bernie Sanders usually runs through something of a political enemies list during his stump speeches -- Donald Trump, deep-pocketed campaign donors on Wall Street, the family that owns Wal-Mart.
During his rally in San Jose on Wednesday, he also left no doubt that he considers the leadership of the Democratic Party -- the party whose presidential nomination he chose to seek -- as his opponent as well.
"In every state where we are running, we have had to take on Democratic governors and senators and members of Congress and mayors," Sanders told a crowd of thousands at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. "Literally almost the entire Democratic establishment."
May. 18, 2016, 5:09 p.m.
Foreign intelligence services have been tracking this election cycle like no other.
From a briefing released this month by the office of James R. Clapper, director of national intelligence
Hoping to reassure Republicans worried that he might be too liberal, Donald Trump on Wednesday named 11 conservative judges from outside the Washington Beltway as his likely choices for a Supreme Court justice should he be elected president.
For a presidential candidate to release such a list before the election – or, in Trump’s case, even before formally winning the nomination – is highly unusual.
The move comes as Trump is seeking to unify Republicans. Presenting a list of judges well known on the right could help him with a significant constituency: social conservatives who have been skeptical of his past support for liberal stands on issues such as abortion.
At Bernie Sanders’ first mention of the “leadership of the Democratic Party,” boos cascaded through the arena. He upbraided Democrats for several minutes, each line widening the gap between Sanders, with his loyal followers, and the rest of the party whose presidential nomination he seeks.
The caustic late-season battle between Sanders and Hillary Clinton has broadened into a war between Sanders and the Democratic establishment, one amplified by a collision of circumstances.
Unlike most runners-up, Sanders, a lifelong independent, has little desire to preserve his standing in the Democratic Party for future presidential bids. That reduces the ability of party leaders to pressure him to tone down his antagonism as the Democratic contest closes. It makes him more apt to paint Clinton and the party as his targets.
Vice President Joe Biden downplayed Democratic concerns about an increasingly unruly primary race and said Sen. Bernie Sanders has the right to continue waging his campaign against Hillary Clinton.
"Bernie Sanders is a good guy. Let Bernie run the race," Biden said during a stop for ice cream in Ohio on Wednesday, video of which has already gone viral. "There's nothing wrong with that."
Biden did say that Sanders should be "more aggressive" in speaking out against the type of behavior his supporters engaged in during the Nevada Democrats' state convention, but he didn't pin it on the candidate himself.
Donald Trump told the government that his myriad businesses have flourished with rising revenues since his improbable political success, according to financial documents released Wednesday.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee said revenue at his businesses grew $190 million over the last 17 months, and he had $557 million in earned income.
The 104-page filing with the Federal Election Commission provides an overview of the billionaire's assets and revenues and his roles with hundreds of corporate shell companies. It provided little evidence that Trump's combative campaign hurt his business prospects, despite regular talk of boycotts early in his campaign.
Last week a TV reporter said to Tad Devine that for Sanders to gain a huge number of pledged delegates he would have to win CA by 75%. Tad answered - that's possible. Well, after the recreational marijuana initiative passes in CA this November, Tad can smoke it legally.
Bob Mulholland, senior advisor to the California Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton supporter. Devine is a lead strategist for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.
She was responding to Donald Trump telling the New York Times magazine that "there are places in America that are among the most dangerous in the world. You go to places like Oakland. Or Ferguson. The crime numbers are worse. Seriously.”