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Clinton blasts Trump attacks on foundation

Hillary Clinton slammed Donald Trump and issued a strong defense of the Clinton Foundation Wednesday amid the Republican nominee's claims that she used public…

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Trump suggests major shift on deportations

Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that he would allow exceptions to let some undocumented immigrants to stay in the US, vowing he wouldn't grant them…

Donal Trump in Mississippi

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Clinton: Trump leading 'hate movement'; Trump: Clinton a 'bigot'

The already-biting personal attacks between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump escalated Wednesday, with the Democratic nominee accusing her rival of leading a…

Donald Trump, RNC, July 21

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Donald Trump plans minority voter outreach

Donald Trump's campaign is planning a concerted effort to reach out to minority voters and shed the perception by some that he is racist, part of a reset for…

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North Korea missile test earns Kim Jong Un's praise

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un considers Wednesday's test firing of a submarine-based ballistic missile the "greatest success and victory," the country's…

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Iranian vessels intercept US destroyer

A US Navy official told CNN four Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels conducted a "high-speed intercept" of the USS Nitze in waters near the Strait of…

Joe Biden

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Biden aims to reassure Turks of US support after failed coup

Vice President Joe Biden sought Wednesday to reassure Turkey that the United States has its back, less than two months after a failed military coup that…

North Carolina voter ID law

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Clock ticking on challenges to voting rights cases in key states

Battles over voting rights are heating up in states that could play a critical role in the November election.

Donald Trump, Aug. 23, 2016

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Trump: Clinton set up email server with 'premedication'

Donald Trump intended to say Wednesday that Hillary Clinton's use of an email server during her tenure at the State Department was an act of "premeditation."

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New Polls: Tight in NC while Trump tops in AZ

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are neck and neck in North Carolina, while Trump holds a 5-point lead in the traditionally GOP-tilting state of Arizona,…

Donald Trump, Aug. 23, 2016

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Oil billionaire: Trump didn't 'understand' simple fracking question

Donald Trump has promised to "unleash" America's oil industry, but he recently sounded confused about the raging debate at the heart of the matter.

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Campaign manager points to 'hidden Trump vote'

Donald Trump's campaign manager dismissed a daunting collection of recent polling that shows her candidate trailing, arguing that there is a "hidden Trump vote…

Zika mosquito research

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Miami Beach mayor: We need a Zika bill

With the number of Zika cases in the United States growing, the mayor of Miami Beach, Florida, says he's frustrated that Congress still hasn't passed a bill…

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Cost of EpiPen: Senators' daughters call for action

The incredible increase in the cost of EpiPens, auto-injectors that can stop life-threatening emergencies caused by allergic reactions, has hit home on Capitol…

Hillary Clinton, Aug. 23, 2016

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Hillary Clinton expected to receive intel briefing Saturday in New York

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is expected to receive her intelligence briefing Saturday morning near her home in New York at the FBI offices…

Announcement came on Timberlake's 34th birthday

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Hollywood stars pay big to hobnob with Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is picking up cash -- and snapping playful photos with former N'Sync members -- during a fundraising blitz in California this week.

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"Stay tuned:" Clinton won't commit to holding a press conference

With less than three months until election day, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both acting as if they're allergic to media questioning.

Clinton is under…

Donald Trump, RNC, July 21

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Clinton's health is fine, but what about Trump?

As Donald Trump and his allies attempt to raise dubious questions over Hillary Clinton's health, the Republican nominee has invited new scrutiny into his own…

Donald Trump

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Can Israel swing the election Donald Trump's way?

Less than three months before the US presidential election, it isn't looking good for Donald Trump.

The Republican nominee's numbers are down in the national…

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Trump ally: I'm not peddling 'conspiracy theories'

Rep. Sean Duffy denied Tuesday that he was peddling "conspiracy theories" about Hillary Clinton's health.

The Wisconsin Republican and Donald Trump supporter…

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Trump: 'There could certainly be a softening' on immigration stance

Donald Trump says there could be a "softening" in his hardline immigration proposals -- though he did not provide detail and his campaign so far has yet to…

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Trump, RNC seize on new report to attack Clinton Foundation

Donald Trump and Republicans are pouncing on a report that more than half of the private individuals with whom Hillary Clinton met as secretary of state…

Donald Trump, Aug. 11, 2016

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Donald Trump's immigration policy: Then and now

Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign by promising to build a "great, great wall" on the US southern border -- and make Mexico pay for it -- while…

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Georgia county fights plans for mosque

Eleven years ago, when Mohammad Islam decided to open his mosque, he built his modest house of worship inside a ranch house on a quiet street in Doraville,…

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Bergdahl judge mulls dismissing case over McCain comments

Defense attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sought to have charges against their client dismissed Tuesday, arguing that comments made by Sen. John McCain…

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The government is buying $20 million in surplus cheese

The United States currently has a massive cheese stockpile. And Uncle Sam is stepping in to help buy up the excess.

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Obama on La. flooding: 'We are heartbroken'

President Barack Obama toured flood-ravaged Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Tuesday, surveying wreckage that has also become a political football.

"We are heartbroken…

Voting in Ohio 2

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Court rules Ohio can cut 'Golden Week' early voting

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Ohio does not have to reinstate its so-called "Golden Week" -- a week-long period in the state where people can…

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Audit reveals Army's trillion-dollar accounting gaffes

The US Army made trillions of dollars of accounting mistakes and often did not have the receipts or invoices needed to support figures in its budget,…

Hillary Clinton at Temple U

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Debunking the Hillary Clinton health conspiracy

From Donald Trump and his top surrogates to the right-wing media and its engine rooms of outrage in the blogosphere, Hillary Clinton's opponents are ramping…

Melania Trump speaking at RNC

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Melania Trump threatens to sue news outlets

Melania Trump has threatened to sue The Daily Mail, Politico and at least eight other news outlets for defamation, her lawyer says.

Trump, the wife of the…

Hillary Clinton in NYC

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Clinton's new plan to help small-business owners

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday promised to make starting a small business "as easy as setting up a lemonade stand in the front yard."

Her plan involves several…

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Senator takes a stand: I like 'Fight Song'

The 2016 election has been defined by debates on important issues of the day -- the economy, health care, foreign policy, immigration -- but perhaps no debate…

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10-year-old memorizes the entire Constitution

What did you do this summer? Take a trip to the beach? Go camping?

Clinton, Trump August 2016

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Poll: Trump ahead in Missouri by single point

Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton by a single percentage point in Missouri, according to a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday.

VP Joe Biden, August 2016

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Biden: Trump's NATO comments shouldn't be 'taken seriously'

Vice President Joe Biden reaffirmed the Obama administration's "ironclad" commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization during a visit to Latvia Tuesday…

Clinton leads Trump in Va poll

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Poll: Clinton up big on Trump in Virginia

Hillary Clinton has a big lead over Donald Trump in Virginia, according to a new poll released Tuesday, which shows the Democratic nominee with a 16-point…

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State Colin Powell

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Rice has 'no recollection' of Clinton-Powell email conversation

Another former Secretary of State -- Condoleezza Rice -- has been drawn into the fray over who advised Hillary Clinton to use a private email server while she…

Jeff Sessions

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Sessions: Clinton Foundation 'should be fully investigated'

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions said Tuesday it "seems like" the FBI has not fully investigated the relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the State…

Trump investor

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Trump's 80s investment deals shed light into thinking

At the height of the US economic boom in the 1980s, there was one clear star of Wall Street: the corporate raider, high-flying takeover artists registering…

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Silicon Valley throws big money at Clinton, virtually nothing at Trump

Tim Cook will mark his five-year anniversary as the CEO of Apple by doing something that his predecessor Steve Jobs typically avoided: hosting a fundraiser…

Donald Trump, VA rally

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Trump: Clinton Foundation 'must be shut down'

Hillary Clinton leads in the polls nationally and in key battleground states, but the flood of stories regarding her private email server and donations to the…

Trump looks at crowd

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Trump postpones immigration speech

Donald Trump is postponing a major immigration speech he was set to deliver Thursday in Colorado as his campaign continues to fine-tune his immigration…

Hillary Clinton and Jimmy Kimmel

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Clinton calls GOP attacks on her health 'wacky strategy'

Despite some Republicans raising questions about her health, Hillary Clinton cracked jokes on Monday about the conspiracy theories.

Clinton dismissed the…

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Meet the 12-year-old behind Trump's campaign in Colorado

The Donald Trump campaign has gained a reputation for its less-than-traditional approach to grassroots engagement, and that includes its offices in Jefferson…

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Clinton far better for economy than Trump: Economists

Economists think Hillary Clinton in the White House would be far better for U.S. businesses than Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton, Ohio

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State ordered to review 15K new Clinton docs

A federal judge set a preliminary schedule Monday for the release of nearly 15,000 documents between Hillary Clinton and top aides when she was the secretary…

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GOP super PAC will spend $10 million on key House races

A major super PAC associated with House Republican leaders announced Monday a $10 million expenditure to boost vulnerable House GOP candidates as it works to…

Tim Kaine campaigning

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Kaine demands Trump reveal business dealings

Sen. Tim Kaine on Monday attacked Donald Trump after a report raised questions about the size of the billionaire businessman's debt and his ties to China,…

Mike Pence and Donald Trump

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Pence: Trump 'speaks right from his heart'

Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence sought to soften Trump's pitch to black voters and thread the needle on their free trade positions in a wide-ranging…


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Sanders to Pfizer: Lower 'unconscionable' drug prices

Sen. Bernie Sanders has a message for Pfizer: Make your new prostate cancer drug cheaper.

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Judge blocks Obama school transgender bathroom policy

A federal judge in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction barring federal government agencies from taking action against school districts that don't follow…

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Poll: Clinton has narrow advantage in Ohio

Hillary Clinton has a narrow advantage over Donald Trump in the swing state of Ohio, according to a new poll released Monday.

Low Angle Hillary Clinton

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Clinton not planning to air ads in 2 states ahead of Election Day

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign will make their final ad reservations for the fall this week, according to an aide, reserving -- in total -- $80…

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Powell on Clinton emails: 'Her people are trying to pin it on me'

Colin Powell is pushing back on reports suggesting that he might have given Hillary Clinton the idea to use a private email account as Secretary of State,…


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Domestic spending is near 53-year lows

Lawmakers and candidates often bemoan how high U.S. debt is and how much higher it will go if nothing changes.

John Oliver

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John Oliver to Donald Trump: 'Drop out'

John Oliver had a strong message for Donald Trump during his HBO show Sunday night: "drop out" of the race.

Hillary Clinton in NYC

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Clinton commits to visiting Louisiana flood sites

Hillary Clinton's campaign said the Democratic presidential candidate will travel to Louisiana to view the devastation caused by recent flooding "at a time…

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Mexico's economy shrinks for 1st time in 3 years

Mexico's economy took a turn for the worse at a time when the entire country is closely watching the U.S. elections.


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Donald Trump: 'I'm not flip-flopping' on immigration

It's still undecided whether Donald Trump will continue to support forced deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants living in the US, his campaign…

Donald Trump Charlotte, NC, rally

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Donald Trump's reset: Can it last?

After a campaign reboot that his new campaign manager calls his "best week" to date, Donald Trump could have a shot at reversing weeks of negative headlines…

Clinton leads Trump, August

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Kellyanne Conway: Clinton camp made 'grievous error'

Donald Trump's newly appointed campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, thinks Hillary Clinton's team made a "grievous error" and blew her chance to "put away" the…

Donald Trump, July 11

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Trump rips into 'Morning Joe'

Donald Trump, presidential nominee, is taking a back seat to Donald Trump, media critic -- again.

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Louisiana governor: Donald Trump's visit 'helpful'

The governor of Louisiana said Sunday that Donald Trump's trip to his state was helpful in getting the country's attention on the devastating flooding around…

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk

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Kirk on Iran: Obama acting like 'drug dealer in chief'

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk criticized President Barack Obama for delivering money to the Iranian government in coordination with the release of Americans being…

Martin O'Malley 2

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O'Malley to Lewandowski: US isn't an 'only-for-white Americans sort of country'

Former Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley on Sunday chided ex-Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski over the GOP nominee's immigration…

Roger Ailes

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What role is Roger Ailes playing in Donald Trump's campaign?

What exactly is Roger Ailes' role with Donald Trump's run for president?

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Clinton campaign manager: Foundation step 'unprecedented'

Foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation will take time to wind down, Hillary Clinton's campaign manager said Sunday when asked about its plan to forgo…

George P Bush

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George P. Bush visits Israel

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush returned Saturday from an unannounced visit to Israel.

Donald Trump in Va

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Top RNC strategist to work more with Trump campaign

Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican party will coordinate more closely going forward, with the GOP's top communicator and chief strategist Sean Spicer…

Hillary Clinton file 4

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Top Clinton super PAC reports nearly $40M cash on hand

Hillary Clinton and her allies entered the homestretch of the general election in substantially better financial shape than their Republican counterparts,…

Donald Trump, CO town hall

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Trump campaign, RNC convene Hispanic outreach effort

Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee met with Hispanic supporters of the real estate mogul's campaign at Trump Tower Saturday.

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Trump wants GOP to court black voters -- then slams voting rights for felons

Donald Trump acknowledged Saturday that the Republican Party "must do better" in appealing to African-Americans.

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Biden's Turkey visit: Exiled cleric will be 'top of agenda'

When US Vice President Joe Biden visits Turkey on August 24, he'll no doubt have plenty to discuss with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

One of the top items on…

Justin Timberlake Jessica Biel

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Timberlake steps in for DiCaprio to host Clinton fundraiser

An upcoming Hillary Clinton fundraiser was recast Saturday when Leonardo DiCaprio dropped out of hosting the gala -- instead asking his Hollywood pal, Justin…

Donald Trump - Aug. 13

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Trump and African-Americans on the trail

Donald Trump developed a new campaign pitch this week, arguing that African-Americans have been struggling and taken for granted by the Democratic Party and…

Trump in Michigan

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Trump pitches black voters: 'What the hell do you have to lose?'

Donald Trump on Friday continued his outreach to African-American voters, presenting them with a stark question: "What the hell do you have to lose?"


Donald Trump Charlotte, NC, rally

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Half-Indian man escorted out of Trump rally

A man who identified himself as half-Indian was escorted out of a Donald Trump rally on Thursday out of concern that he was a protester, but the man insisted…

Obama at Pentagon

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Obama admin seeks to explain perceived ransom in Iran case

Obama administration officials described a tense and hectic 48 hours in January in a call with reporters Friday, when the release of four American prisoners…

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Road to 270: CNN's new election map

August has thus far been kind to Hillary Clinton's poll numbers both nationally and in some critical battleground states.

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Judge denies request to depose Clinton

A federal judge denied Friday a request by a conservative legal watchdog group to depose Hillary Clinton in person over her email server but says she does have…

Paul Manafort

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Feds investigate Manafort firm as part of Ukraine probe

FBI and Justice Department prosecutors are conducting an investigation into possible US ties to alleged corruption of the former pro-Russian president of…

Mike Pence, VP candidate

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Mike Pence borrowed up to $280,000 to pay for college

If you think Donald Trump is out of touch with the average American, you may find his running mate, Mike Pence, a little more relatable.

Like many American…

Donald Trump, Mike Pence and families

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Trump, Pence tour flood damage in Baton Rouge

Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, spent part of Friday touring flood damage in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The visit drew a…


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Judge sinks guilty sailor's 'Clinton defense'

A federal judge sentenced a Navy sailor to one year in prison Friday for taking photos in a classified area of a nuclear submarine, after he had pleaded for…

President Barack Obama, August 3, 2016

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Obama to visit Baton Rouge next week

President Barack Obama will visit flood-stricken Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Tuesday after outcry that he didn't end his Martha's Vineyard vacation to visit the…

Nancy Reagan jewelry

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Nancy Reagan's jewelry headed to the auction block

Talk about regal.

Bill Clinton birthday gift

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Bill Clinton's birthday present from granddaughter

Former President Bill Clinton turned 70 on Friday and his daughter, Chelsea Clinton, shared a picture of the present that his 1-year-old granddaughter,…

Hillary Clinton, Cleveland rally

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Report: Clinton told FBI Powell advised use of private email

Hillary Clinton told the FBI that her predecessor Colin Powell recommended that she use a private email account during her tenure as secretary of state,…

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Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

Donald Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort has resigned from his position on the campaign, the Republican presidential nominee said in a statement Friday.…

Clinton leads Trump, August

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What Clinton and Trump would do about Obamacare

President Barack Obama may have won the battle to create Obamacare, but it will be up to the next president to fix it.

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Trump's spiral from convention bounce to campaign overhaul

Donald Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns from his position amid the recent shakeup of top campaign staff.

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If Clinton wins, foundation says it won't take foreign money

The Clinton Foundation said Thursday it will not accept foreign or corporate donations if Hillary Clinton is elected president in November.

The decision comes…


America's immigrant economy: more work, less pay

Immigrants in America work more, search for jobs more and get paid way less than native-born U.S. citizens.

Donald Trump, Aug. 11, 2016

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Trump draws contrast on crime and security

In his long-awaited first general election TV advertisement, Donald Trump is arguing that he can keep America safe from the scourge of undocumented immigrants,…

Donald Trump in West Bend WI

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Trump regrets saying 'the wrong thing'

Donald Trump on Thursday shelved his guiding mantra -- never back down, never apologize -- and did what he has refused to do in public in more than a year of…

Alice Cooper for President

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Alice Cooper is running for president

Alice Cooper has been running for president as a joke since 1972 and the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer is now bringing a dose of satire to the 2016 election.

Iran payment scandal


State Department: US held up cash until Iran released Americans

The US used a plane filled with $400 million in cash intended for Iran as "leverage" to ensure that American prisoners were released by Tehran, a State…

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NYC Parks Dept. issues cheeky response to naked Trump statue

The most surprising government agency to lampoon Donald Trump this week? The New York City Parks Department.

Marco Rubio


Rubio's office reaches out over Lochte case

Sen. Marco Rubio's office has contacted the Brazilian Embassy in Washington over the investigation into claims Ryan Lochte and three other U.S. swimmers were…

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