Presidential Election Archive

Jeb Bush says he'd kill "baby Hitler" if he could travel in time

DES MOINES, Iowa Presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he once got an email asking if he would go back in time, if it were possible, and kill the baby Adolf Hitler. "It said, 'If you could go back in time and kill baby Hitler, would you? I need to know,'" Bush told a Huffington Post reporter on the Bush campaign bus in New Hampshire last week.

Ben Carson speaks Wednesday at Liberty University

Republican presidential contender Ben Carson is scheduled to speak Wednesday morning at Liberty University in Lynchburg. The retired neurosurgeon will address students at 10:30 a.m. during a campus convocation that can be viewed live online. Carson also is participating in a couple of campaign fundraisers in Lynchburg after his speech and later in Midlothian near Richmond.

Hosting "Saturday Night Live," Donald Trump fends off mock heckler

NEW YORK Donald Trump hadn't gotten far into his opening monologue before trouble occurred. An off-screen heckler interrupted with a cry of "You're a racist!" But the "heckler" was comedian Larry David, who before Trump arrived on-stage had been seen impersonating Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.

Ben Carson defends West Point story, calls news media "unfair"

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. Criticizing the news media as unfair, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is defending his past descriptions of receiving a scholarship offer for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point even though it does not offer scholarships and he never applied for admission.

GOP presidential contender Kasich coming to Regent

VIRGINIA BEACH Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, will be at Regent University on Nov. 18 for a speech and question-and-answer session, the school announced Friday. Kasich is the second 2016 White House contender to take up an invitation extended by the university to sit before an audience for an interview with Regent Chancellor Pat Robertson.

Ben Carson admits West Point scholarship claim untrue

WASHINGTON Republican White House hopeful Ben Carson was not offered a formal scholarship to the United States Military Academy at West Point as he wrote in his autobiography, his campaign said Friday.

GOP's Trump, Carson authorized for Secret Service protection

WASHINGTON The U.S. Secret Service has started to protect the presidential campaigns of Republicans Ben Carson and Donald Trump, the Homeland Security Department said Thursday. The department said Secretary Jeh Johnson authorized Secret Service agents to work on protective details for the two leading Republican presidential candidates.

N.C. Election Board to hold info session on voter ID laws in Currituck County

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C.  The North Carolina Board of Elections is holding a public information hearing next week, to discuss new photo identification requirements for voters.

Statistic Donald Trump referenced during Norfolk stop in question

NORFOLK During his campaign stop Saturday in Norfolk, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump claimed "over 300,000 veterans died" while waiting for care from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Not exactly, according to the fact checkers over at The Washington Post.

In Norfolk, Trump announces plan to improve veterans' care

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the date of next year's Republican primary in Virginia.  NORFOLK Standing to the starboard side of the region's most visible symbol of military might, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump found an easy target on which to train his own guns Saturday: the nation's troubled network of care for veterans.

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