Newly leaked emails show just how hard Democratic party staffers worked to reward donors with tickets to White House events and seats next to President Barack Obama based on a contributor’s financial generosity, many times after they blatantly asked for perks.
Sen. Ted Cruz’s refusal to endorse or even to say he’ll vote for Donald Trump troubles some delegates in Cleveland at the Republican National Convention. Party leaders say that he’s broken a pledge to support the nominee. Cruz says the indignities Trump brought on his father and wife prevent him from doing more for Trump.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Sen. Timothy Kaine of Virginia have emerged as the leading candidates among a longer list of finalists Hillary Clinton is considering to be her vice-presidential running mate, according to interviews with multiple Democrats with knowledge of her deliberations.