Politics: All the Latest Headlines from ABC News


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Sanders Reminds NYC Crowd of His Brooklyn Roots
The Vermont senator recalled his youth at a rally in the south Bronx.

Trump Says He May Have ‘Misspoken’ on Abortion
The Republican frontrunner says that that it “could be” that he misspoke in regard to his controversial comments on abortion.

Clinton Tells Greenpeace Activist She’s ‘Sick of the Sanders Campaign Lying About Me’
Hillary Clinton was visibly angry at a campaign event on Thursday when questioned by an environmental activist about donations to her campaign from the fossil fuel industry. While shaking hands with voters during an event at the State University of New York at Purchase, Greenpeace USA activist Eva Resnick-Day asked the Democratic presidential candidate if she would reject fossil fuel money. The question clearly aggravated Clinton, who immediately snapped back. “I am so sick — I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me. I am sick of it,” she said. Greenpeace USA subsequently posted the video online. It was shot in partnership with the environmental group 350 Action. The Sanders campaign fired back at Clinton’s assertion saying that she has taken contributions from lobbyists for fossil fuel companies. According to FactCheck.org, Clinton’s campaign has not accepted any direct contributions from an oil or gas corporation. A Greenpeace report found that Clinton…

Donald Trump Meets With RNC Chairman
Trump tweeted that he had a “very nice meeting” with Priebus.

Bill Clinton Says GOP Keeps ‘Playing Around’ With Abortion Issue
Bill Clinton commented to ABC News about Trump’s recent remarks on abortion.

5 Times Trump Has Backtracked His Position in Less Than 24 Hours
Donald Trump speaks bluntly, but is also prone to backtracking.

Clinton Knocks Sanders Over Response to Trump’s Abortion Comments
Clinton had her sights on Sanders during a rally at SUNY Purchase in New York.

Ben Carson: Trump Not a “Straight-Down-The-Line” Conservative
Ben Carson says Donald Trump is “probably not” a “straight-down-the-line” conservative. But the former Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon, who endorsed Trump after suspending his own presidential campaign, doesn’t see that as a problem and says he’s not “necessarily a conservative either.” “Are all of his beliefs straight-down-the-line conservative? Probably not,” Carson said during an interview on ABC News’ “Powerhouse Politics” podcast Thursday. “But the way I kind of look it at it is anyone who is a thinking individual really shouldn’t be straight-down-the-line anything.” Using himself as an example, Carson said life experience and not a party platform should be the guiding principle for one’s policy positions. “I always tell people I’m not necessarily a conservative either, what I am is a person who believes in common sense, so some of the things I talk about are not necessarily big on the conservative agenda,” Carson said. He pointed to Trump’s…

Watch: White House Says Trump’s Proposal on Nuclear Proliferation Would Be Catastrophic
Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes tells ABC’s Jim Avila Trump’s suggestions on nuclear proliferation flies in the face of decades of American foreign policy.

Chris Christie Puts to Rest How He Eats M&Ms
The New Jersey governor prefers the box over the bag.

Terrorism Fears Overshadowing Nuclear Summit in Washington
President Obama and more than 50 world leaders convened in Washington, D.C.

Donald Trump’s Evolving Stance on Abortion
The real estate mogul’s views have changed dramatically over the years.

White House Calls Trump’s Policy on Nukes ‘Catastrophic’
The White House says a nuclear policy proposal from Donald Trump would be “catastrophic.”

Trump’s Growing Problem With Women and What It Means for the GOP
Even Trump admits that “the numbers aren’t as good with women as they were.”

Watch: Politician Food Fails: The ‘Wrong’ Way to Eat New York City Pizza
Watch Donald Trump, John Kasich and Bill De Blasio eat pizza with a fork and knife.

The Note: Trump Takes Heat from All Sides
NOTABLES –KASICH — TRUMP ‘NOT PREPARED’ TO BE PRESIDENT: GOP presidential candidate John Kasich unleashed his harshest criticism yet of Donald Trump this morning on “Good Morning America,” hitting the Republican front-runner for his controversial comments on abortion, nuclear weapons, the Supreme Court and the Geneva Conventions, ABC’s BEN GITTLESON reports. The remarks came after Kasich released a statement earlier this morning saying, “The past 24 hours revealed in the clearest way yet that Donald Trump is not prepared to be President.” “It’s like a panoply of mistakes and outrageous statements,” Kasich said, explaining the statement on “GMA.” “You know what it is with Donald? It’s just a stream of consciousness.” Kasich told “GMA” co-anchor Robin Roberts of Trump, “You can’t operate like this.” http://abcn.ws/1q564ZJ –TRUMP’S REMARKS SPARK BIPARTISAN FIRESTORM: Trump’s comment that women who have an abortion should be punished if the procedure is banned immediately made…

What Wisconsin Voters Care About Ahead of Primary
The state has turned into an unexpected battleground.

Pizza Pitfalls and Cheesesteak Missteps: Political Food Fails
Eating pizza with utensils is one of the most common mistakes.

Watch: Ted Cruz Jokes About Running Trump Over on Kimmel
Ted Cruz directed his humor at fellow GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump during his debut on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Sanders: GOP Race a ‘National Disgrace’
The Vermont senator called the Republican Party “a joke” Wednesday.

Kasich: Trump ‘Not Prepared’ to Be President
Kasich unleashed his harshest criticism yet of Trump on “GMA” this morning.

Ted Cruz Jokes About Running Trump Over With a Car on ‘Kimmel’
On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’, Cruz joked about his GOP rival Trump.

A Few Times Donald Trump Said ‘You’re Fired’
Donald Trump is standing firmly by his campaign manager.

Trump’s Abortion Remarks Spark Bipartisan Firestorm
Trump’s comments drew condemnation on both sides of the aisle.

Trump’s Evolving Explanation of the Alleged Lewandowski-Fields Incident
Trump’s campaign manager was charged Tuesday with simple battery.

John Kasich Bites Into Culinary Controversy Eating Pizza With Fork
The Ohio governor turned down a Wisconsin dessert and used a fork to eat pizza in New York.

Watch: Life on the Sanders’ Campaign Trail
ABC News’ MaryAlice Parks brings us the latest from the Bernie Sanders campaign.

White House Slams Trump Campaign Manager For ‘Unacceptable Behavior’
The White House slammed Donald Trump over his response to the controversy swirling around his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

Pilot of Hijacked EgyptAir Plane Speaks Out
The pilot said he was “surprised” by who was allowed off the plane.

Trump’s Reversal on Punishing Women Who Get Banned Abortions
The Republican front-runner said he didn’t know what the punishment should be.

Watch: Hillary Clinton at the Apollo Theatre
ABC News’ Josh Haskell heads to the Apollo Theatre where Hillary Clinton is hosting a campaign event.

Watch: ARCHIVAL VIDEO: Ronald Reagan Survives an Assassination Attempt
March 30, 1981: Reagan exits a Washington, D.C., hotel when gunman John Hinckley Jr. fires.

Watch: Girl Meets Obama After Crying About His White House Departure
First grader Kameria got to meet the president after her grandmother post video of her reacting to new information that Obama will leave the White House in 2017.

The Rise and Fall of the GOP Loyalty Pledge
Trump isn’t the only one backing off his pledge to support the GOP nominee.

Signs the GOP Is Heading for a Showdown in Cleveland
The campaigns are accepting that there could be a contested convention.

The Next Legal Steps in the Case Against Trump’s Campaign Manager
Corey Lewandowski is charged with battery for allegedly grabbing a reporter.

Wisconsin Poll: Cruz Leads GOP Field, Dems In Tight Race
A new poll shows Sen. Ted Cruz leading the Republican field by double digits.

Watch: Teen Protester at Trump Rally Pepper-Sprayed
Alex Drake, 15, was pepper-sprayed at a Donald Trump rally in Wisconsin while protesting in the middle of a crowd of Trump supporters.

Watch: Pres. Obama Says He’s Looking Forward to ‘3 or 4 Months’ Sleep After Presidency
President Obama jokes about his post-presidency plans at his final Easter Prayer Breakfast.

Watch: Now They Do, Now They Don’t: GOP Candidates Renege on Pledges to Support Eventual Nominee
Trump, Cruz and Kasich back off earlier pledges to support nominee.

The Note: Trump Stands by His Man
NOTABLES –TRUMP THREATENS LEGAL ACTION OVER CHARGE AGAINST CAMPAIGN MANAGER: Donald Trump says he is considering legal action in response to a recent battery charge against his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, ABC’s RYAN STRUYK reports. “Frankly, this is not a claim that should have been made,” Trump told ABC News’ David Muir on “Good Morning America” this morning. Lewandowski was charged with battery yesterday for allegedly grabbing former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields following a Trump event earlier this month. Trump dismissed the incident as “very minor,” saying that “practically nothing happened.” “I’m sure there will be a counter-claim coming down the line,” Trump added. “Should I file charges against her because she touched my arm as well?” http://abcn.ws/22O6qoP –TRUMP INSISTED THAT FIELDS WAS “HARDLY EVEN TOUCHED:” “Her face wasn’t that of a woman screaming in pain,” Trump said. “He didn’t try to throw her to the ground. You look at Twitter, people think it’s a…

Protester at Trump Rally Pepper-Sprayed
Police are investigating the incident.

Little Girl Who Cried Over Obama’s Final Days in Office Meets the President
“I want to meet you before you leave the White House,” wrote the first grader.

Politicians Who Were Against Cruz Before They Were for Him
Politicians who once dissed Cruz are now supporting him.

Donald Trump Campaign: A Mix of Incredible Strengths and Flaws
Is Donald Trump winning because of himself or in spite of himself?

Joe Biden: Donald Trump ‘Makes Me Sad’
Biden said it’s not “wise” to “appeal to the darker side of human nature”

Watch: GOP Senator Mark Kirk ‘Would Consider’ Voting for Merrick Garland
Kirk is the first Republican senator to meet with the SCOTUS nominee.

Trump Threatens Legal Action Over Campaign Manager Charge
Donald Trump talked with ABC’s David Muir on “Good Morning America.”

Watch: Hillary Clinton Weighs in on Charges Against Trump Campaign Manager, Corey Lewandowski
The Democratic front-runner spoke to the press in Wisconsin.

Clinton Blames Trump for Campaign Manager’s Behavior
Clinton accused Trump of inciting violence at his campaign events.

Watch: Sen. Mark Kirk Says He Would Consider Voting for SCOTUS Nominee Merrick Garland
Republican Senator says he would consider voting for Pres. Obama’s SCOTUS nominee, even as colleagues want to delay hearings until next administration.

ANALYSIS: Trump Ups Ante Against GOP Establishment in Paul Ryan’s Hometown
Trump is using Ryan’s hometown of Janesville to kick off his Wisconsin campaign.

GOP Senator Mark Kirk ‘Would Consider’ Voting for Merrick Garland
Kirk is the first Republican senator to meet with the SCOTUS nominee.

Trump Defends Campaign Manager, Calls Charge ‘Unfair’
Trump said he will stand by Corey Lewandowski.

Watch: Corey Lewandowski Charged in Breitbart Reporter Incident, Footage Released
Donald Trump and Breitbart reporter, Michelle Fields respond on twitter.

Watch: Inside the Bernie Sanders NYC Headquarter
ABC News’ Josh Haskell visits the new campaign headquarters and chats with the local volunteers who want Bernie to win NY.

Watch: Trump’s Campaign Manager Charged With Simple Battery of Reporter
Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was charged today for allegedly grabbing former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields during a recent incident at the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida, police said.

Gov. Walker Endorses Ted Cruz
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker endorses in the Republican presidential primary.

Trump Campaign Manager Charged With Battery of Reporter
Corey Lewandowski was charged in the Michelle Fields incident, police said.

The Note: What Will Walker Do?
NOTABLES –HILLARY CLINTON CALLS ON CHUCK GRASSLEY TO ‘STEP UP AND DO HIS JOB’: Hillary Clinton blasted Republican lawmakers Monday for not holding a hearing for President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. She called on Sen. Chuck Grassley, the GOP chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to “step up and do his job.” “He should hold a hearing, and he should schedule it as soon as the Senate returns from recess,” Clinton said Monday at an event at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, ABC’s MATTHEW CLAIBORNE reports. Clinton also argued that the battle over a new Supreme Court justice was revealing the worst in Republicans during this current presidential election cycle. “The same obstructionism that we’ve seen from Republicans since the beginning of the Obama administration, the same disregard for the rule of law that’s given rise to the extremist candidacies of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz — it’s corroding our democracy, and it has to stop,” Clinton said….

Clinton Calls on Sen. Grassley to ‘Step Up and Do His Job’
“He should hold a hearing,” Clinton said of the Judiciary Committee chairman.

Growing List of Possible VP Candidates on Both Sides
So many options, still lots of time.

What Obama Thought About That Awkward Handshake With Castro
The White House explains why Obama resisted clasping hands with Castro.

Watch: The Obamas Act Out ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ at Easter Egg Roll
Pres. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama growled, showed their claws and led the children in some rumpus-ing.

Secret Service Will Not Allow Guns at GOP Convention
There was a petition for open carry at the convention in Cleveland.

Watch: Donald Trump Tombstone Removed From NYC Park
A tombstone with the presidential candidate’s name on it was found in Central Park.

Trump Tombstone Found in Central Park
It has since been removed.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Appear in ‘Merchant of Venice’ Production
The theater-loving justice will appear in a production of the Shakespeare play.

The Note: What the Sanders Sweep Means
NOTABLES –WHY BERNIE SANDERS’ WEST COAST BLOWOUTS MATTER: Bernie Sanders did not just win all three states that voted this weekend — Washington, Alaska and Hawaii — he won them by overwhelming, impressive margins, ABC’s MARYALICE PARKS notes. The presidential hopeful won every county in Washington, and some of his biggest victory margins came from the state’s most rural and traditionally conservative areas. The win will likely mean a fundraising boost for the small-donor driven campaign. Sanders does not have a super PAC and instead has enjoyed injections of cash from his fans after big wins or important nights in the election calendar. http://abcn.ws/1ML7w8d –THE WINS ALSO VALIDATE SANDERS’ COMMITMENT TO AN EXTENDED PRIMARY: Despite the fact that he is trailing Hillary Clinton by a significant number of delegates needed for the nomination, Sanders has pledged to stay in the race until all 50 states get their say. Since all delegates on the Democratic side are awarded…

Why Bernie Sanders’ West Coast Blowouts Matter
Bernie Sanders’ three victories matter.

Would Trump Go on Twitter Tirades If Elected President?
Donald Trump discusses his social media accounts.

Trump Puts Blame on Cruz Over National Enquirer Report
“By the way, he’s the one that started it.”

‘This Week’ Transcript: Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders
This is a rush transcript for ‘This Week’ on March 27, 2016

After 3 Wins out West, Sanders Sees ‘Path Toward Victory’
Bernie Sanders says don’t count him out just yet.

Trump: ‘I Don’t Think America Is a Safe Place for Americans’
Trump was discussing whether Americans should travel to Europe.

Sanders Declared Winner of Alaska Democratic Caucuses
Get the latest results.

March 26 Results Election 2016
On March 26, three states are holding Democratic caucuses: Alaska, Hawaii and Washington State. Election results are refreshed automatically every 30 seconds after polls close. There is no need to refresh the page to see the latest data.

Sunday on ‘This Week’: Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders
Trump and Sanders will be interviewed on “This Week” Sunday.

Trump, Cruz Proposals ‘Will Put Our National Security At Risk,’ Panetta Says
Panetta is a Hillary Clinton supporter.

Watch: Ted Cruz: Donald Trump ‘Traffics in Sleaze and Slime’
The presidential candidate says his GOP rival “sits in Trump Tower and sends tweets late at night.”

Cruz Blames ‘Sleazy Donald’ for National Enquirer Report
Cruz denied the National Enquirer’s story of him having extramarital affairs.

The Note: Donald Trump’s Delegate Protection Program
NOTABLES –THE INSIDE STORY OF TRUMP’S CONVENTION STRATEGY: As Donald Trump rolls through the political calendar, his campaign has already begun focusing on a new battle that may have a broader set of consequences — finding delegates who will be loyal to his cause at the Republican National Convention. Part of the battle has come in the form of emails to delegates and supporters trying to lock down crucial votes. The other half is a five-person task force that has been quietly being trying to amass the 1,237 votes needed. Candidates accumulate their delegate count based on the primary or caucus vote, but the processes by which the actual human beings are chosen to fill these delegate slots take place much later and vary by state. ABC’s KATHERINE FAULDERS and RYAN STRUYK have more. http://abcn.ws/25ocm6J –EMAILS OBTAINED BY ABC NEWS SHOW THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN CALLING ON SUPPORTERS in Michigan to watch for precinct-level delegates who may defect to a rival candidate during a…

Watch: Clinton Jokes Trump Probably Couldn’t Name Canadian Prime Minister
Hillary Clinton appears to have serious doubts about Donald Trump’s foreign policy chops.

How Trump Plans to Protect His Delegates
Trump’s team is trying to prevent delegates from defecting at the convention.

Clinton Jokes Trump Probably Couldn’t Name Canadian Prime Minister
Clinton took shots at Trump during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Watch: Ted Cruz Tells Donald Trump to Leave His Wife ‘The Hell Alone’
Cruz tells Trump to back off amidst a feud over his wife.

Watch: Ted Cruz’s Movie Lines
Check out the presidential hopeful’s tributes to famous films on the campaign trail.

Watch: Trump and Cruz Clash on Twitter
ABC News’ Josh Haskell and Evan McMurry bring you up to speed on the twitter feud between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz over their wives.

Trump Doesn’t Deserve ‘Even One Woman’s Vote,’ Senator Says
Sen. Barbara Boxer made the remarks after Trump went after Cruz’s wife.

Biden Slams ‘Biden Rule,’ Calls for Consideration of Merrick Garland
“There is no ‘Biden Rule.’ It doesn’t exist,” the vice president said.

Cruz Tells Trump to Leave His Wife ‘the Hell Alone’
Ted Cruz also said that real men do not bully women.

Watch: President Obama Honors Argentine Victims of ‘Dirty War’
President Obama paid tribute to the victims of Argentina’s so-called “Dirty War,” honoring thousands of Argentinians killed by visiting the Parque de la Memoria on the 40th anniversary of the 1976 military coup.

Obama Honors Argentine Victims of ‘Dirty War’
The president visited a memorial to the 1976 military coup.

5 Movies Ted Cruz Has Quoted on the Campaign Trail
The 2016 hopeful is known to have a penchant for quoting films.

Watch: NC Governor Signs Controversial Transgender Law
The bill blocks cities in North Carolina from allowing transgender individuals to use a public bathroom of their choosing.

Kasich Shifts Focus to Convention in Nomination Fight
Kasich has in recent days stopped pledging to win any remaining state contests or even leave his fate solely to regular voters.

5 Questions About 2016 Delegate Paths: Everything You Need to Know
What the front-runners need to do to cross the finish line.

The Note: Trump, Cruz Spar Over Spouses
NOTABLES –TRUMP TARGETS TED CRUZ’S WIFE ON TWITTER — AGAIN: For the second night in a row, Donald Trump took to Twitter to target the wife of his fiercest rival in the GOP presidential race, Sen. Ted Cruz. On Wednesday, Trump retweeted a post showing a side by side image of Heidi Cruz and Trump’s wife, Melania, ABC’s JESSICA HOPPER reports. Text on the picture read: “No need to ‘spill the beans.’ The images are worth a thousand words.” Cruz quickly responded with a tweet of his own saying, “Donald, real men don’t attack women. Your wife is lovely, and Heidi is the love of my life.” The latest spat between the real estate mogul and the Texas senator follows Trump’s Twitter threat on Tuesday night to “spill the beans” about Cruz’s wife. Trump made the threat after the anti-Trump super PAC Make America Awesome released an attack ad featuring a racy image of the billionaire’s wife, Melania, from her former modeling days. Trump blames Cruz for the ad. Cruz has said he had nothing to…

Donald Trump Targets Ted Cruz’s Wife on Twitter Again
For the second night in a row, Trump tweeted about Ted Cruz’s wife.

Watch: President Obama Dances Tango in Argentina
The president was invited onto the dance floor while at a state dinner in Buenos Aires.

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