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White working-class evangelicals: Christian values are under attack

Most white working-class voters who are evangelical Christians -- like most white evangelicals -- would consider voting for Donald Trump. But it's not because…

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Don King: Trump offers way out of 'racist, sexist' system

Don King believes Donald Trump is the only candidate who can fix a "corrupt, rigged, sexist and racist" system -- employing several terms the GOP nominee's…

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Cruz uneasily debuts as Trump surrogate

Ted Cruz offered his first extensive defense of his endorsement of Donald Trump here Saturday, declining to disavow his searing criticisms of Trump's…

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Clinton ally playing Trump in debate prep

Hillary Clinton is preparing for Monday's debate at a hotel near her home in Chappaqua, New York, according to sources familiar with the preparations.


Gennifer Flowers

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Trump threatens to bring Gennifer Flowers to debate

Donald Trump threatened Saturday to bring Gennifer Flowers, with whom Bill Clinton admitted to having a sexual relationship decades ago, to Monday's…

The New York Times

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NYT editorial board endorses Clinton

The New York Times' editorial board on Saturday endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for president calling comparing her to rival Donald Trump "an empty…

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Obama: African-American museum helps tell fuller story of America

President Barack Obama said Saturday that the new Smithsonian museum devoted to African-American history elevates the often-overlooked impact of black…

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Why the debate expectations game is a farce

Republicans are praising Hillary Clinton as the most skilled and experienced politician ever to stand behind a podium. Democrats note Donald Trump, a former…

Donald Trump September 1

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Reality Check: Trump misleads about rising crime rates

It is a staple of Donald Trump's stump speech, intended to show that the country is experiencing a frightening crime wave.

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FBI releases notes from Clinton email investigation

The FBI released Friday nearly 200 pages of notes from its investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server, just three days before she squares off…

Clinton news conf Sept 8

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Clinton, Trump scrap plans to visit Charlotte after mayor's plea

The mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, publicly asked Friday that the two leading presidential candidates delay plans to visit her city, which has been…

Clinton, Trump August 2016

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If you could ask Clinton and Trump anything ...

What would you ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump if you were moderating the first presidential debate Monday night? Celebrities, writers and other…

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Debate of the century? Hofstra (mostly) welcomes the carnival

If Southern California is "Tailback U," and Penn State is "Linebacker U," then what would you call Hofstra University?

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Netanyahu to meet with Clinton, Trump on Sunday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet separately with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Sunday, several sources with knowledge of the meetings…

Hillary Clinton

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New super PAC ad compares Clinton to Nixon

The super PAC funded by two major Republican donors, the Adelson and Ricketts families, is beginning its first advertising push since it relaunched with a…

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Ratings expectations for Trump-Clinton debate are sky high

The first presidential debate of 2012 averaged 67 million viewers. Experts believe the first debate this year will beat that number.

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An incomplete list of the most vicious Trump vs. Cruz attacks

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz concluded months of animosity between him and Donald Trump on Friday by saying he will vote for the GOP nominee.

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Obama vetoes Sept. 11 lawsuit bill

President Barack Obama vetoed Friday a bill that would allow family members of Sept. 11 terrorist attack victims to sue Saudi Arabia.

Clinton calls for Charlotte to release shooting video 'without delay'

Hillary Clinton called Friday for officials in Charlotte, North Carolina, to make public a police video showing the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.


Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump

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National poll: Clinton leads Trump by 6

Hillary Clinton holds a solid 6-point lead over Donald Trump heading into the first presidential debate next Monday, according to a new national poll released…

Cheryl Mills, Clinton aide

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Top Clinton aide got limited immunity in probe

Hillary Clinton's top aide was given a limited immunity deal by the FBI in the investigation into Clinton's private email server, according to congressional…

President Obama

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Obama slams Trump on black community remark

President Barack Obama sharply criticized Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for saying earlier this week that the black community is in the worst…

Hillary Clinton, American flag August 2016

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Judge orders release of some Clinton emails by Election Day

A federal judge on Friday ordered the State Department to release some, but not all, of the emails recovered from Hillary Clinton's private server by the FBI…

Tim Kaine security address

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Kaine: 'Everybody knows' Libertarians won't win

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine has a message for voters considering a third-party candidate: They're going to lose.

Stop Trump bus in London

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'Stop Trump' campaign bus tours London

Flag-waving US political activists took to the streets of London this week in a "Stop Trump" battle bus to urge fellow American expats in the UK to register…

Clinton leads Trump, August

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How Clinton, Trump stack up on health care

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have wildly divergent views on how to handle health insurance.

A new report from Rand Corp., funded by the non-partisan…

Charlotte protesters second night

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Charlotte mayor: Trump drug line 'presumptuous'

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said Republican nominee Donald Trump's assumption that drugs are a factor in her city's protests is "presumptuous."

Jill Stein

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Jill Stein on debates: Let me in!

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein missed the cut for the first presidential debate because of low polling.

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Republican pollster: White voters aren't enough

Hopes by Donald Trump's campaign that it can mobilize enough white voters to win in November is a case of self-delusion, according to GOP pollster Whit Ayres.

Kix Brooks

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l: America has 'always been great'

Kix Brooks, one half of the country music duo Brooks and Dunn, is not buying the gloom and doom expressed on the campaign trail about America's declining…

Hillary Clinton waving, August 2016

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Absentee, registration numbers promising for Clinton

Early numbers from Iowa and North Carolina, where voters are already casting absentee ballots, look promising for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary…

Trump in Penn

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Clinton ad shows girls as Trump insults women

Hillary Clinton's campaign has a question for voters: Is Donald Trump the president we want for our daughters?

The Clinton campaign will begin airing a new ad…

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Michelle Obama's passport may have been leaked

The White House is investigating the apparent hack of an email account belonging to a low-level contractor that purportedly contained a scan of Michelle…

Anthony Weiner

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US attorney investigating Weiner sexting allegations

Prosecutors in the office of US Attorney Preet Bharara have issued a subpoena for Anthony Weiner's cell phone and other records, according to law enforcement…

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Trump calls for 'national anti-crime agenda'

Donald Trump called Thursday for a "national anti-crime agenda" to combat violent crime in US cities as he condemned the unrest that unfolded overnight in…

Trump Skittles

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Trump Jr. defends Skittles tweet

Donald Trump Jr. said Thursday he was surprised by the reaction to his tweet comparing Syrian refugees to Skittles because he was "trying to point out things…

Charlotte protesters second night

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Charlotte protesters: 'Why does it go right to shooting?'

Roy Pegram minces no words about why he was protesting in Charlotte: Keith Lamont Scott, he says, was yet another black man who police were too quick to…

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You can now register to vote by sending a text

A new chatbot based service is making it easier for anyone to vote.

Paul Ryan (R-WI)

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Ryan ducks on stop-and-frisk

House Speaker Paul Ryan ducked Thursday on whether he supports the "stop-and-frisk" policy pushed by Donald Trump.

"I don't have an answer for you because it's…

Donald Trump September 1

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Trump Ohio county chair resigns after race remarks

An Ohio county chair for the Trump campaign resigned following an interview published Thursday, in which she suggested there was "no racism" until President…

Electoral map


Why two congressional districts could be key to this election

Presidential elections are a state-by-state battle. But in two instances this November, it could be district by district.

Maine and Nebraska are the only two…

Trump September 20

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Trump: Stop-and-frisk answer was on Chicago

Donald Trump reacted to the turmoil in Charlotte this week by lamenting "a lack of spirit between the white and the black," adding that "it's very divided,…

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

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Trump deficit: $5.3 trillion; Clinton deficit: $200 billion

In the past three months, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have put forth new tax and spending proposals and revised or clarified some of their previous ones.…

West Wing cast reunites

'West Wing' cast to campaign for Clinton

The cast of "The West Wing" is back -- but this time, instead of the fictional Jed Bartlet, they're backing a different Democrat for president.

Members of the…

Sander Levin

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Congressman to IRS: Audit Trump Foundation

Michigan Democratic Rep. Sander Levin called on the IRS Wednesday to audit The Trump Foundation, following a report that the billionaire used charity money to…

Cornell William Brooks

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NAACP president: Trump's comments 'insulting'

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks derided Donald Trump Wednesday, saying his recent comments about African-Americans were "an insulting degree of…

Donald Trump pointing, September 2016

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Trump on birtherism: 'We wanted to get on with the campaign'

Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that his statement late last week that President Barack Obama was born in the US was motivated by politics, not by a genuine…

Trump walks onto stage

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Clinton, Trump navigate politics of police violence

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offered vastly different proposals Wednesday to change police practices following fatal shootings of African-American men in…

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Lawmakers say EpiPen hikes made Mylan executives 'filthy rich'

Mylan CEO Heather Bresch insisted Wednesday that the outrage swirling around her company's decision to dramatically hike the cost of its EpiPen has been…

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump

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Campaign manager: Clinton preparing to fact-check Trump during debate

Hillary Clinton expects to spend much of the upcoming presidential debate correcting Donald Trump, her campaign manger said Wednesday.

Capitol dome scaffolds

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Showdown nearing over Sept. 11 lawsuit bill

A clash between the White House and Congress appears likely at the end of this week as President Barack Obama prepares to reject a measure allowing victims'…

Janet Yellen news conference sept 2016

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Janet Yellen fires back at Trump: Fed is not political

Janet Yellen has a message for Donald Trump: Stop badmouthing the Federal Reserve.

Ray LaMontagne at 2011 Grammys

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Singer cancels show over campus carry law

Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne has canceled an upcoming show at the University of Texas at Austin to show his "disappointment" with the state's campus carry…

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Why U.S. border agents want to know your Twitter handle

Note to all visitors: The Department of Homeland Security wants to follow you on Twitter.

John Kerry June 27

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Kerry launches blistering attack on Russia at UN

Secretary of State John Kerry launched a blistering attack on Russia Wednesday for its actions in Syria, pointing to the bombing of a UN aid convoy that left…

Clinton, Trump August 2016

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Poll: Most voters 'frustrated,' 'disgusted' with 2016 election

Even if their preferred candidate wins, a new poll released Wednesday found that supporters of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will feel more relief than…

Don King

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Don King drops N-word while introducing Trump

The controversial boxing promoter Don King used the N-word while introducing Donald Trump during an event Wednesday at a church.

King, who is black, said the…

Hillary Clinton

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New Hampshire poll: Clinton leads Trump by 9 points

Hillary Clinton continues to lead in New Hampshire, according to the latest survey from Monmouth University released Wednesday.

Rep John Lewis

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John Lewis calls for election observers at polling places this November

Rep. John Lewis, a pioneer in the civil rights movement, wants the Obama administration to appoint observers for the November election in certain states.



Is the U.S. election killing the economy?

The matchup between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is the wackiest U.S. election of our lifetimes. It isn't helping the economy

Growth was already off to a…

Clinton Trump debate

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National poll: Clinton leads Trump by 6 points

Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump by 6 points ahead of the first debate on Monday, according to a new national poll released Wednesday.

Bono Santorum

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Bono: Trump 'potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America'

Rock star Bono said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has the potential to be "the worst idea that ever happened to America."

Trump Jr convention

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Donald Trump Jr. steps in it again (and again)

Donald Trump Jr., the candidate's eldest child, is one of his father's most ferocious advocates.

But he's shown a propensity for damaging missteps -- the…

Underground workers NYC

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Poll: White working-class has complicated view of Muslim immigrants

The white, working-class Americans who form a backbone of Donald Trump's political support have a split view of Muslim immigrants -- strong majorities believe…

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Reality Check: Trump wrong on profiling

During an interview with Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly Monday night, Donald Trump spoke about how American screeners need to profile people in order to…

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Trump campaign: 'We don't get fair questions'

Maybe Donald Trump will "take a question here and there" while he is on the campaign trail, campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday night.

But if…

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Trump: Black communities in worst shape 'ever, ever, ever'

Donald Trump thinks black communities in the US are "absolutely in the worst shape that they've ever been in before."

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Trump defends racial profiling in wake of bombings

Donald Trump on Monday reiterated his support for the controversial practice of racial profiling by police amid increasing threats to the homeland.

"Our local…

Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Miami on Sept. 16, 2016

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Trump brags about using 'other people's money'

Donald Trump bragged Tuesday there's "nothing like" using other people's money, hours after a report said he used more than $250,000 from his charitable…

George H. W. Bush

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Sources: Bush 41 says he will vote for Clinton

Former President George H.W. Bush said Monday that he will vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to sources close to the 41st President -- an…

Trump Skittles

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Trump Jr. likens Syrian refugees to Skittles

Donald Trump's campaign on Tuesday stood by a controversial tweet issued by the candidate's son, Donald Trump Jr., in which he likened Syrian refugees to a…

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Number of those wrongly given citizenship higher than initially reported

The number of individuals who were supposed to have been deported but were instead granted citizenship is far higher than was initially reported by media…

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Obama at UN warns Americans against walls and nationalism

President Barack Obama took to the most prominent international stage Tuesday to deliver a stark warning to American voters of the dire global consequences…

Donald Trump, RNC, July 21

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The GOP's next civil war is brewing

Republicans are preparing for the penalty phase of the 2016 election.

The next Republican civil war came into greater focus over the weekend when party chairman…

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US forces nearly ready to help Iraq push to retake Mosul

US forces will be ready within weeks to help Iraqi forces in their battle to retake Mosul from ISIS, according to Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint…



Elizabeth Warren's epic takedown of Wells Fargo CEO

Elizabeth Warren unleashed a verbal barrage at Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf on Tuesday, calling the embattled bank boss "gutless" and demanding he step down.


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George H.W. Bush for Hillary? A spokesman isn't saying

A daughter of Robert Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, said in a Facebook post that former Republican President George H.W. Bush told her he's voting for --…

Clinton, Trump August 2016

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Facebook will livestream the presidential debates

The presidential debates are coming to Facebook.

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Clinton, Trump meet world leaders for very different reasons

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both met with world leaders in town for the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, but the two presidential contenders…

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Trump 'bets' suspect not on watch list because he's litigious

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he "bets" bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami was probably not listed on a terror watch list because his family…

Trump Mexico outline

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When Trump rises, Mexican peso falls

Donald Trump is already hurting Mexico.

Lately, the Mexican currency has been tracking his poll the opposite direction. As Trump's poll numbers…

Capitol at night

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Still no deal on Zika and government funding

Lawmakers hoping for a quick resolution in the talks to fund the government and provide a federal response to Zika were disappointed Monday when negotiators,…



National security moves to top of 2016 campaign

Six days before the crucial first presidential debate, Donald Trump is using a spate of bombings and stabbings to build an interlocking argument on two issues…

Department of Homeland Security, DHS

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DHS Report: More than 800 people wrongly given US citizenship

At least 858 people that had been ordered deported or removed under another name were improperly granted US citizenship due to a failure to maintain adequate…

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Emmy winner compares 'monster' Trump to Hitler

One of the big winners at the Emmys on Sunday night delivered some of the harshest criticism of Donald Trump offstage -- comparing the Republican presidential…

Christie snow

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Prosecutor in Bridgegate: Christie was told

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about the September 2013 lane closures at the George Washington Bridge while they were going on, federal prosecutors…

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Florida poll: Clinton, Trump virtually tied

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are locked in a tight battle in Florida, according to the latest polling from the Sunshine State.

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Trump reacts to bombings: 'This is only going to get worse'

Donald Trump reacted to a series of bombing threats and attacks over the weekend with a warning on Monday that "this is only going to get worse."

Jeb Bush

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Jeb Bush makes cameo at the Emmys

Jeb(!) Bush is back.

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Kasich aide slams RNC chair Priebus over Trump remark

A top aide to Ohio Gov. John Kasich criticized Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus after the party chairman warned of consequences for…

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Bill Clinton: 'Natural' for foundation donors to seek favors

Former President Bill Clinton sought to address concerns about his family's namesake foundation in an interview Monday.

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

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Clinton eyes NC as a firewall in tightening race

Hillary Clinton -- facing a dramatically tightening race and a troubling lack of enthusiasm -- is looking to this steadily changing state as an opportunity to…

Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama

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Clinton's challenge: Rebuilding Obama's coalition

Hillary Clinton's moment of truth with the Obama coalition is fast approaching -- and she has work to do.

The Democratic nominee's effort to win over voters…


Obama: 'We all have a role to play' in terror fight

President Barack Obama worked to calm Americans' jitters Monday after a series of attempts at mass violence, suggesting that yielding to fear amounted to a win…

John Kerry June 27

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Kerry: Russia must press Assad on Syrian aid

Russia doesn't have the ability to tamper with American election results, but has been warned by President Barack Obama on down about even trying, Secretary of…

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Leaders at UN tackle world's worst to-do list

It's the world's toughest "to do" list: stop violent extremism, solve the worst global refugee crisis in a quarter century, foster peace in the ravaged Middle…

Clinton Trump debate

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Side by side: How Clinton, Trump respond to attacks

The contrasting styles of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are on display each time the two presidential nominees are forced to react to a national security…


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Philippines wants more time to tackle drug problem

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte wants six more months to "put everything in order" regarding his country's drug problems.

Duterte said Saturday he did…

President Obama talks at extremism summit

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Obama faults 'misinformation' from Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, blogs

President Obama says "misinformation" fed by Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and right-wing web sites partly explains why the presidential race is such a…

Martha Stewart

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Martha Stewart: 'I'm voting for Hillary Clinton'

Martha Stewart is not voting for Donald Trump and she has a laundry list of reasons why.

"There is so much to know and so much to learn and so much diplomacy…

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