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Donald Trump and Ted Cruz's Twitter fight, Hillary Clinton on 'Jimmy Kimmel,' more political news

GOP candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz had a very personal Twitter fight this week, while Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton made an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke on a progressive web show about his hopes for the future of the Democratic Party.

Scroll down for this week’s news on the top presidential candidates. Plus, find out the strangest thing that one of these 2016 contenders said this week.

Donald Trump

GOP front-runner Donald Trump took all the delegates
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GOP front-runner Donald Trump took all the delegates in Arizona on Tuesday (all Republican primaries are now winner-takes-all, rather than proportional).

The real estate mogul also responded quickly and boldly to the terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday. Before wishing condolences to the lives lost in the attack, he tweeted his disappointment in the city. "Do you all remember how beautiful and safe a place Brussels was. Not anymore, it is from a different world!" he said on Twitter.

He then reiterated his desire to close the United States borders and use waterboarding as a tactic to interrogate people.

Hillary Clinton

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton won the majority of
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Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton won the majority of delegates in Arizona on Tuesday, one out of three states that held Democratic primary elections.

The former secretary of state also appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday night, making jokes about her emails, campaign slogans and debating Donald Trump.

She clarified former President Bill Clinton's "awful legacy of the last eight years" comment, saying he was not referring to Obama, but to the gridlock in the capital. She also spoke about her position on the decriminalization of marijuana.

"I absolutely support all the states that are moving toward medical marijuana, moving toward absolutely legalizing it for recreational use, but I want to see what the states learn from that experience," she said.

Ted Cruz

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won the Republican primary
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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won the Republican primary in Utah on Tuesday and scored a not-so-surprising endorsement from Jeb Bush on Wednesday. Bush, who has maintained his sharp criticism of Trump, said Cruz is the best nominee to face the Democrat nominee in November.

"To win, Republicans need to make this election about proposing solutions to the many challenges we face, and I believe that we should vote for Ted as he will do just that," Bush said in a statement.

Cruz also made a controversial statement following the attacks in Brussels on Tuesday, saying the United States should monitor its Muslim population.

"We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized," he said in a statement.

President Barack Obama responded to Cruz's statement by pointing out that Cruz's father immigrated to America from Cuba, "a country that engages in that kind of neighborhood surveillance."

"The notion that we would start down that slippery slope makes absolutely no sense," Obama said.

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders won the majority of delegates in
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Bernie Sanders won the majority of delegates in both Idaho and Utah on Tuesday. While the Vermont senator is trailing behind Clinton in the delegate count, he said this week that he will stay in until the last vote.

"If I can't make it -- and we're going to try as hard as we can until the last vote is cast -- we want to completely revitalize the Democratic Party and make it a party of the people rather than one of large campaign contributors," Sanders said on a web show called "The Young Turks."

Sanders listed the policies he would want Clinton to stand behind if she is the Democratic nominee. As one can imagine, they are the major issues he has spoken about passionately throughout his campaign, including a Medicare for all health care system, a $15 an hour minimum wage, a program to rebuild the country's infrastructure, tuition-free public colleges and universities, efforts to close corporate tax loopholes and "a vigorous effort to address climate change."

The interview also focused on Sanders' criticism of the establishment, including the corporate media that he says has a direct effect on how he is framed during the election cycle.

And the weirdest quote goes to...

Hands down, this week's weirdest quote was tweeted
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Hands down, this week's weirdest quote was tweeted by "The Donald."

"Lyin' Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a G.Q. shoot in his ad. Be careful, Lyin' Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!" he wrote.

Trump's Twitter account is full of insults, but this one is especially uncomfortable. We're all wondering what on earth Trump thinks he knows about Cruz's wife -- and why he now appears to only refer to his Republican rival as "Lyin' Ted Cruz" in his tweets.


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