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Saturday, March 12, 2016


Supporters of Donald J. Trump faced off with protesters after a scheduled campaign rally in Chicago was called off on Friday.
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Supporters of Donald J. Trump faced off with protesters after a scheduled campaign rally in Chicago was called off on Friday.

Protesters and supporters of Donald J. Trump confronted each other, screaming and shoving, at a campaign event Friday that was called off over security concerns.

At Trump University, Students Recall Pressure to Give Positive Reviews

Ex-students say coercive tactics were used to elicit glowing marks for Donald J. Trump’s real estate classes in evaluations he is now using against them.

Political Cloud Relegates Marco Rubio’s Onetime Insider to the Outside

David Rivera, once Mr. Rubio’s closest ally, is in political exile, trying to resuscitate a career tarnished by accusations of wrongdoing.

Ben Carson, left, endorsed Donald J. Trump, a former rival, during a news conference on Friday at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla.
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Ben Carson, left, endorsed Donald J. Trump, a former rival, during a news conference on Friday at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla.

“We’ve had enough debates,” Mr. Trump said on Friday. Those looking to halt his march toward the Republican nomination had other ideas.

Riskiest Political Act of 2016? Protesting at Rallies for Donald Trump

As Mr. Trump has unleashed the pent-up fury of economically displaced Americans, a much smaller but equally fervent protest movement has materialized.

Graphic: How Trump Could Be Blocked at a Contested Republican Convention

A coalition of Republicans is banking on a scenario in which Donald J. Trump fails to reach the 1,237 delegates required to secure the party’s nomination before its July convention, creating a potential opening for another nominee as the delegates vote on the convention floor.

Graphic: 2016 Primary Results and Calendar

The 2016 primaries and caucuses have begun. See results and upcoming primary dates.

Hillary Clinton spoke on Feb. 27 during a campaign rally at Miles College in Fairfield, Ala.
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Hillary Clinton spoke on Feb. 27 during a campaign rally at Miles College in Fairfield, Ala.

The days before Super Tuesday are intense — and often emotional — for voters and candidates alike. We’re following the campaigns to capture that drama.

Photographs by Chad Batka for The New York Times

Of the People

Americans share their hopes, fears and frustrations in interviews from the campaign trail.

Reporter’s Notebook

Covering Donald Trump, and Witnessing the Danger Up Close

An event in New Orleans last week was a glimpse of how Donald Trump seems to have united Americans only in stirring their passion and anger.

First Draft

Kasich Backers Knock Trump Ad Off Air in Ohio

Supporters of Gov. John Kasich got the ad pulled by citing a technical violating in it under federal election law.

First Draft

Say, Who Was That Mysterious Man Behind Hillary Clinton?

Hillary Clinton took a shot at Bernie Sanders over health care, but it backfired.

First Draft

Tough Words From Bernie Sanders on Rahm Emanuel

Bernie Sanders visited Chicago and had tough words for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a Hillary Clinton backer.

First Draft

Hillary Clinton on Trump Rallies: ‘That’s Political Arson’

Hillary Clinton laid the violence at Donald Trump rallies at the feet of the Republican candidate.

First Draft

My Candidate, Right or Wrong: Ted Cruz on Possible Trump Nomination

Senator Ted Cruz says that Donald J. Trump bears some responsibility for the violence at his rallies, but that he will still support him if he wins the Republican nomination.

First Draft

Security Forms Ring Around Donald Trump After Disruption at Ohio Rally

A security officer and Secret Service agents briefly formed a ring around Donald J. Trump during an unspecified disturbance at his rally in Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday.

Donald Trump’s Presidential Run Began in an Effort to Gain Stature

Donald J. Trump’s campaign is driven in part by a deep yearning sometimes obscured by his bluster and bragging: a desire to be taken seriously.

First Draft

Marco Rubio, Nearing Reckoning in Florida Primary, Likens Donald Trump to ‘Third-World Strongmen’

Senator Marco Rubio criticized Donald J. Trump for his rhetoric and said he was not completely sure he could back him in a general election.

First Draft

John Kasich Says Donald Trump Has ‘Created a Toxic Environment’

Gov. John Kasich of Ohio faulted Donald J. Trump for the tension and violence at his rallies and suggested Saturday that he might not support him if he wins the nomination.

WhatsApp Encryption Said to Stymie Wiretap Order

A fight with WhatsApp, the world’s largest mobile messaging service, would open a new front in the Obama administration’s dispute with Silicon Valley over encryption, security and privacy.

A Texas Candidate Pushes the Boundary of the Far Right

Mary Lou Bruner, who is running for a Texas Board of Education seat, posted on Facebook that “a reliable source” had told her President Obama was once a prostitute.

The Upshot

The Geography of Trumpism

A look at the counties that have a high level of support for Donald Trump shows the factors that predict his popularity.

As Americans Take Up Populism, the Supreme Court Embraces Business

The next Supreme Court justice is unlikely to greatly narrow a rift between the country and the court on economic power and support for big business.

For Donald Trump, Friends in Few Places

Who are Mr. Trump’s real friends? Those who know him say there aren’t many.

Corner Office

Anthony Foxx: Grit Goes Further Than Genius

The United States transportation secretary said some intelligent people walked away from tough assignments because they lacked mental toughness.

Justin Trudeau’s White House Dinner Has the Air of a Family Reunion

The state dinner for Canada’s prime minister included celebrity guests born in his country, such as Ryan Reynolds, Sandra Oh, Michael J. Fox and Mike Myers.

Who Is Running for President?

Two Democrats and four Republicans are still in the running for their party’s 2016 presidential nomination.

Fact Checks of the 12th GO.P. Debate

The New York Times will be checking assertions made throughout the 2016 presidential campaign.

Latest Primary Results

Live election results.

This Is Trump Country

Here is a closer look at a few of the places where Donald J. Trump won big on Super Tuesday

Graphic: Which Presidential Candidates Are Winning the Money Race

See how the latest fund-raising numbers from the campaigns and outside groups stack up.

How Jeb Bush Spent $130 Million Running for President With Nothing to Show for It

The Bush campaign and the “super PAC” supporting it burned through an unrivaled war chest over seven months. Here is where some of that money went.

Lens Blog

Six Photographers’ View of the Campaign Trail

Six New York Times photographers have blanketed the early presidential campaign states during the last three weeks, challenged by carefully constructed stagecraft.

Latest Primary Results

Live election results.

Graphic: Which States Trump, Cruz and Rubio Need to Win

After the Iowa caucuses, the paths to the nomination diverge for the three leading candidates.

Where the Candidates Stand on 2016’s Biggest Issues

See what the candidates are saying about gun control, immigration and more, and how their positions align with the American people.

Presidential Election 2016

Here’s the latest news and analysis of the candidates and issues shaping the presidential race.

Resurrection: How New Hampshire Saved the 1992 Clinton Campaign

A week in February 1992 revived Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign and made the state hallowed ground for the Clintons.

Photographs: Presidential Campaign in Pictures

Browse New York Times photos and slideshows from the 2016 presidential campaign.

Interactive Feature: Presidential Campaign Ads of the 2016 Election

Breaking down the messaging powering the 2016 presidential election.

The 202 People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter: A Complete List

An attempt to categorize every insult Donald J. Trump has made on Twitter since declaring his candidacy for president.

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, and Famous Faces Who Back Them

Here are some well-known people who are backing one Democratic candidate or the other, and why they’re doing so.

Experiencing the Presidential Campaign: A Virtual Reality Film

The Times has produced a virtual reality film from footage taken over the last month capturing the candidates and perhaps the best part of their events: the crowds.

Letter From Washington

Putting Donald Trump’s Promises Under Scrutiny

To date, Mr. Trump, who is emerging as the likely Republican presidential nominee, has been immune from substantive criticism.

Inside the Republican Party’s Desperate Mission to Stop Donald Trump

Despite all the forces arrayed against Mr. Trump, a paralytic sense of indecision and despair has prevailed.

95,000 Words, Many of Them Ominous, From Donald Trump’s Tongue

An analysis of 95,000 words Mr. Trump said in public in the past week reveals powerful patterns in his speech which, historians say, echo the appeals of demagogues of the past century.

Graphic: Why Romney Asked Republicans to Vote for Rubio. And Cruz. And Kasich.

Mitt Romney asked Republicans to support multiple candidates in remaining primary and caucus states, an admission that a brokered convention is now the most likely route to block Donald J. Trump from the nomination.

Buying Power

The Families Funding the 2016 Presidential Election

Just 158 families have provided nearly half of the early money for efforts to capture the White House.

From Fracking to Finance, a Torrent of Campaign Cash

The super-affluent throw tens of millions of dollars into candidate and “super PAC” coffers, seeking to influence the 2016 presidential race.

Buying Power

A Wealthy Governor and His Friends Are Remaking Illinois

Unprecedented political spending helped elect a fresh-faced financier. But his ideological vision has unsettled many in the state.

Buying Power

Inside the Billion-Dollar Battle for Puerto Rico’s Future

The impoverished island turned to hedge funds to stave off collapse. Now someone has to pay.

Graphic: 2016 Primary Results and Calendar

The 2016 primaries and caucuses have begun. See results and upcoming primary dates.

Buying Power

For the Wealthiest, a Private Tax System That Saves Them Billions

The very richest are able to quietly shape tax policy that will allow them to shield billions in income.

Highlights From Hillary Clinton’s Day at the Benghazi Panel

The Times analyzed key moments live from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s testimony on Thursday to a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

First Campaigns

Hillary Clinton Seeks to Recapture Spirit of 2000 Campaign

Though running for senator from New York required Hillary Rodham Clinton to reluctantly let down her guard, she gradually became an adept campaigner.

First Campaigns

Ad Helped Chris Christie Win a New Jersey Race, but Then He Had to Apologize

An attack by the future presidential candidate while seeking office in Morris County showed his tactics early. There was just one problem: It was inaccurate.

First Campaigns

Rand Paul Rode Tea Party Fervor to Washington, Then Yielded

During his 2010 race for the Senate, Mr. Paul appealed to Kentuckians who believed in shutting down the government to advance their goals.

First Campaigns

Ted Cruz’s Senate Bid That Didn’t Stop at the Senate

With the same message, the same style, the same themes and the same aides, Mr. Cruz’s presidential campaign is essentially an extension of his 2012 Senate race.

First Campaigns

Lessons, and Parallels, in Jeb Bush’s Failed Run for Governor

Mr. Bush followed a sometimes painful learning curve in his first political race, a loss that hangs over him as he tries to right his campaign for president.

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The Party Still Decides

The intricacies of the convention process can be turned against Donald Trump.


The Bernie Sanders Revolution

To make real change, Bernie Sanders needs his young revolutionaries to run for Congress

Who’s Winning the Presidential Campaign?

History suggests that each party’s eventual nominee will emerge from 2015 in one of the top two or three positions, as measured by endorsements, fund-raising and polling.

Which Presidential Candidates Are Winning the Money Race

See how the latest fund-raising numbers from the campaigns and outside groups stack up.

Million-Dollar Donors in the 2016 Presidential Race

More than 80 individuals or corporations have given $1 million or more to presidential campaigns and the political organizations supporting the candidates.

Stacking Up the Presidential Fields

The Republican party has 16 major presidential candidates this cycle — three times the number of Democrats and more than any other field in recent history.

Connecting the Dots Behind the 2016 Presidential Candidates

How the teams behind some likely and announced 2016 candidates are connected to previous campaigns, administrations and organizations.