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GDP, Zika, Health Care: Three Issues for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to Discuss

Doug Heye: The GDP numbers may explain why Hillary Clinton would rather insult Donald Trump than talk about the economy, but what is the Trump campaign’s excuse for (yet again) taking the bait?

Assange: Trump’s Everyday Comments Likely More Controversial Than Any Trump Leaks

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday said an upcoming release of thousands of documents pertaining to the presidential election will be focused on Hillary Clinton, but will also include material on Donald Trump.

Coalition Plans to Press Senate Candidates to Back Minimum Wage Rise

The minimum wage has already been an issue on the presidential campaign trail. Now, three national progressive groups plan to use it to pressure Senators in tight races to back higher wages or face a backlash on election day.

No Big Deal? Some Donald Trump Fans Unfazed by Immigration Shifts

Some conservative activists are outraged by Donald Trump’s recent moves to moderate his tone on a signature issue -- cracking down on illegal immigration -- but among other rank-and-file supporters, the reaction is more like a shrug...

Hillary Clinton Says Foundation Seeks Partners to Take On Some of Its Programming

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pushed back on Friday against continuing criticism of entanglements involving the Clinton Foundation and suggestions that her family should transfer the organization’s work to another entity.

Johnson Backers Launch Bid to Woo Disaffected — But Wary — Democrats and Republicans

For voters who dislike their party’s presidential candidate but really loathe the other team’s, a Super PAC promoting Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson proposes a solution: matching disaffected Republicans and Democrats so they cancel one another out.

Donald Trump’s Real Immigration Shift? Repeating What He Called Mitt Romney’s Mistake.

David Kochel: In 2012, Donald Trump said that Democrats “didn’t have a policy for dealing with illegal immigrants, but what they did have going for them is they weren’t mean-spirited about it." Now, consider his position for the past year-plus.

Sarah Palin Warns of ‘Massive Disappointment’ if Donald Trump Eases Immigration Policy

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, one of the first prominent Republicans to endorse Donald Trump's presidential campaign, warned Thursday of “massive disappointment” among the GOP nominee’s supporters if he continues to soften his immigration policies.

Sen. Joe Manchin, Father of Mylan’s CEO, Airs ‘Concerns’ About Drug Costs

In a statement more remarkable for who said it than for what he said, Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) said he shares the concerns of other senators and the public about "skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs."

Trump Backers Seek Donations to Fund Transition Process

Donald Trump’s supporters aim to raise $2.5 million to finance the Republican presidential nominee’s potential transition into the White House, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday on a private call.

The Signal in Paul Ryan’s Position on Spending Legislation

Jim Manley: If Mr. Ryan goes for a three-month extension, requiring Congress to deal with spending issues after the election, he is acknowledging that Mr. Trump is likely to lose and that his goal is to protect his caucus.

How Donald Trump’s Language Has Shifted on Immigration and Deportation

Donald Trump's hard-line message on immigration has shifted in recent days. Here's a comparison of what he said earlier and what he is saying now.

5 National Security Issues Largely Missing From the 2016 Campaign

Brian Katulis: Criticizing Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton isn't enough. Offering more substance is at least a start toward giving Americans a real choice and creating policy options.

Poll Finds Most Americans Oppose Wall on U.S.-Mexico Border

A majority of Americans oppose the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and express views sympathetic to undocumented immigrants, according to a new Pew Research Center report released on Thursday.

Hillary Clinton Dismisses Conflict of Interest Concerns Over Foundation, State Department

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton dismissed questions about conflicts of interest between the Clinton Foundation and her work as secretary of state, saying she made decisions based on the merits.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Stakes High for Trump in Presidential Debates, More

Today on the campaign trail and more of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation and defense.

Gun-Control Groups Reignite Debate by Crossing the Aisle in Senate Races

The political arm of former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords's gun-control group this week endorsed two GOP senators, reigniting a longrunning debate over whether groups focused on liberal issues advance their agenda by backing Republicans willing to cross the aisle.

Mr. Brexit Appears at Trump Rally, Encourages His Supporters

“Mr. Brexit” showed up at a rally in Jackson, Miss., on Wednesday and encouraged supporters of the Republican presidential candidate to follow Great Britain's lead in challenging the status quo.

In Tampa, Trump Crowds Come for the Teleprompter, Stay for the Ad-Libs

At a rally in Tampa on Wednesday, Donald Trump veered from his prepared teleprompter text to serve up many of the applause lines that boosted his primary campaign, to the delight of his audience.

Hillary Clinton Calls for Mylan to Lower EpiPen Price Amid Outcry

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton jumped into the fray over rapid price increases for the EpiPen, a life-saving injection for people who are having severe allergic reactions.

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