Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump won the Indiana primary on Tuesday night, which led to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, backing out of the race. Ohio Gov. John Kasich is also suspending his campaign, sources say. Now Trump will face a significant challenge in uniting the Republican Party, writes Alexander Burns. On the Democratic side, Sen. Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton.
Presidential hopeful Donald Trump won seven Republican primary victories across the US on Tuesday, extending his lead for the GOP nomination. Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, won in three states, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., won in one state.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, recently announced that he is running for president. Cruz has advocated for simplifying the tax code, repealing the Affordable Care Act and avoiding minimum-wage increases, writes J.D. Harrison.
Rep. Peter King, R-New York, described Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, as "a fraud" for leading people to believe that the Affordable Care Act can be repealed by blocking its funding. King said he opposes the law but that it should be repealed by passing bills in both houses of Congress and getting them signed by the president.
The Senate voted 52-45 against an amendment proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to stop funding for the Affordable Care Act. The amendment would have been tantamount to repeal, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said.