WASHINGTON — Omar Marteen’s pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State 20 minutes into the slaughter at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., Sunday morning brought to public attention what had largely been absent from Islamist-inspired attacks in the West: radical Islam’s visceral hatred for…

By Craig Gilbert Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The barriers between Donald Trump and his party's presidential nomination are collapsing like dominoes in the wake of a Super Tuesday romp over his ever-struggling GOP rivals. On the single biggest day of the primary season, the two party front-run…

Among the remaining GOP candidates, South Carolina Republican voters said the political novice was the most likely to keep their family safe and be feared by U.S. enemies, according to a Bloomberg poll last week. Voters thought Trump was the best candidate to handle the threat from terrorists and Islamic State, according to several polls.

By David G. Savage Tribune Washington Bureau Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the fiery conservative who used a sharp intellect, barbed wit and a zeal for verbal combat to fight against the tide of modern liberalism, has died. He was 79. Scalia died while on a hunting trip in Texas, acc…

DES MOINES, Iowa _ Ted Cruz showed the power of strongly voiced conservatism among Republican voters, stunning poll leader Donald Trump and establishing himself as a formidable challenger for his party's nomination. The senator from Texas can't call himself a front-runner, at least not yet. …

Alabama entered into a settlement Monday with Planned Parenthood that will end Gov. Robert Bentley’s efforts to stop Medicaid from reimbursing the organization for medical services it provides to women.

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