House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) reiterated his opposition Tuesday to the blanket ban on Muslim immigration proposed by Donald Trump, saying such a religious test was contrary to U.S. interests and inconsistent with the principles of Republicans.
"This is a war with radical Islam. It is not a war with Islam," he said at a news conference when asked about Trump's address Monday on the Orlando, Fla., massacre.
"Muslims are our partners. The vast, vast majority of Muslims in this country and around the world are moderate. They're peaceful. They're tolerant. So they're among our best allies, among our best resources in this fight."
The real Donald Trump — as opposed to the teleprompter version — returned in full force Tuesday as he took on both President Obama and Hillary Clinton for their criticism of his response to the Orlando massacre.
Trump mocked them both.
Before a cheering crowd in Greensboro, he complained that Obama was more focused on Trump than on the mass shooting.
Bernie Sanders began to shift Tuesday from a campaign for votes to a bid to maintain influence in national politics, calling for "a fundamental transformation of the Democratic Party" as he sought to set the terms for his formal exit from the presidential race.
On the day the last votes of the nominating race were being cast in the District of Columbia, Sanders was clearly a man in transition. He made his first appearance in months at the Senate Democrats' weekly policy luncheon and even joined his colleagues in the formal "class photo" in the Senate chamber.
Tuesday evening he was set to hold a face-to-face meeting with Hillary Clinton, the party’s presumptive nominee, at a Washington hotel.
Lawyers for Donald Trump say there is “no legitimate reason” to release video of the businessman testifying in depositions for one of two class-action lawsuits filed against his real estate investing program, Trump University.
A terse, four-page motion filed Monday in federal court in San Diego is aimed at blocking lawyers for the plaintiffs in the case from adding to the court record excerpts from videotaped depositions Trump gave in the case in December and January.
The motion focuses on legal arguments against releasing the video, noting that transcripts of the depositions are already available and arguing that seeking the release of the video is an “obvious attempt” to create prejudice against Trump.