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Border patrol agents pull out of Trump event

TrumpA union of border patrol agents says its members will not accompany Donald Trump on his Thursday tour near the Texas-Mexico border, saying the event has become too politicized.

“Just to be clear, an endorsement was never discussed for any presidential candidate,” said a statement from Hector Garza, president of Local 2455 of the National Border Patrol Council. “Local 2455 does not endorse candidates for any political office.”

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Fox News Disobeys Murdoch to Help Trump

TrumpThe mounting problem Donald Trump poses to Republicans is also a mounting problem for the country’s most powerful conservative media mogul: Rupert Murdoch.

This morning’s New York Times gives front-page treatment the billionaire grudge match that has become a major story line in this year’s (already) fractious GOP primary. The piece by political reporters Amy Chozick and Ashley Parker chronicles Murdoch’s intensifying efforts over the past week to blunt Trump’s surge to the top of the crowded GOP field. In recent days, Murdoch has tweeted that Trump is “wrong” and “embarrassing.”

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More trouble than jobs at economic agency Walker championed

Scott WalkerAs Gov. Scott Walker begins his presidential campaign, he is confronting a stream of embarrassing revelations from a jobs agency once billed as the centerpiece of his plan to bring 250,000 jobs to Wisconsin.

Walker created the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation in response to what he described as an economic emergency when he took office in 2011. As the agency's chairman, Walker appointed its top officials and six members of its 15-person board.

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Bernie Sanders Draws Largest Crowd Yet In Phoenix

Bernie SandersSen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) continues to barnstorm the country with crowds that top those of every other contender in the race for the White House, Republican or Democrat.

At his latest campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday, the presidential hopeful drew more than 11,000 people, who gathered to hear him speak about income inequality, money in politics, climate change and growing wages.

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Donald Trump refuses to apologize for 'absolutely fine' attack on John McCain

Donald TrumpDonald Trump on Sunday stood by incendiary remarks in which he mocked Senator John McCain over his capture during the Vietnam war, refusing to bow to a chorus of criticism from Republicans and insisting he has no plans to pull out of the party’s presidential nomination contest.

The outspoken business mogul, who leads a crowded field of Republican presidential contenders in several recent polls, sparked widespread condemnation on Saturday after declaring in Iowa that McCain, who was tortured during more than five years as a prisoner of war, was “not a war hero”.

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Perry: No Openly Gay Scoutmasters

PerryDuring a segment on Sunday's "Meet the Press," Rick Perry told Chuck Todd that the Boy Scouts would be "better off" if they didn't have openly gay scoutmasters.

The Boy Scouts are set to change their policy on gay scoutleaders and Todd asked if Perry stood by a previous opinion on sexual orientation in the organization. "Openly active gays, particular advocates, present a problem. Because gay activism is central to their lives. It would unavoidably be a topic of conversation within a scout troop.

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Unions seethe over early Clinton endorsement

Randi WeingartenThere was never any question that the powerful American Federation of Teachers — a union representing 1.6 million educators across the country — would endorse Hillary Clinton for president.

But on Saturday, when the AFT became the first international labor union to make an endorsement in the contest by announcing its support of Clinton, it drew sharp criticism from teachers as well as other labor leaders, who questioned the timing amid Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ surge in popularity.

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