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Clinton Campaign Attacks Donald Trump for Housing Bubble Comments

Hillary Clinton is hoping to make Donald Trump pay for comments he made ahead of the housing crisis that suggested he was rooting for the housing market to collapse.

Paul Ryan’s Concern: Will Trump Respect Congress’s Power?

House Speaker Paul Ryan said his team was in discussions with the Trump campaign about the powers of Congress, an area in which presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has raised eyebrows with his assertion of a muscular role for the president.

Lewandowski: Trump Paid ‘Lowest Tax Rate Possible’

Donald Trump's campaign manager said Tuesday that the businessman and presumptive Republican nominee has paid the lowest tax rate he was able, aggressively taking deductions in order to pump the tax savings back into his business.

With Clinton’s Shift to Race With Trump, Long Debate Season Ends

By forgoing one last debate with her rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton has shown she has shifted her focus to November's general election against Donald Trump.

More Americans Consider Third-Party Options

Americans are growing increasingly curious about their third-party options, search data and recent polls show, as both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump look likely to reach the general election as the most unpopular presidential nominees in modern history.

Why Today’s Poll Numbers on Health Proposals Are Bound to Change

Drew Altman: It's a fair bet that support would decline for big changes that come with big trade-offs--whether it is single-payer health care or ACA repeal--but there is no way to know those levels in advance.

President Obama’s Approval Rating Back Above 50%

President Obama's approval rating is back over 50% for the first time since the beginning of his second term, a turn of events that could boost Hillary Clinton's effort to seal the Democratic nomination and turn back Donald Trump in November.

Bob Corker Has ‘Good’ Meeting With Donald Trump, No Endorsement

Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) said that his first face-to-face meeting with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was "good" and that he expects the candidate's foreign-policy thinking will evolve as the campaign pivots towards policy.

Bernie Sanders Slams White House Compromise on Puerto Rico Debt

Conservative political groups and hedge funds that bought Puerto Rico’s debts have some surprising company in their quest to block bipartisan legislation that could allow some of those bonds to be written down: Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who is also rallying his Senate colleagues to oppose the bill.

Poll: Plurality Support Transgender Bathroom Choice, Want Government Out

A plurality of Americans say transgender individuals should be able to use the bathrooms of their choice, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows. The poll also finds pluralities opposing state or federal governments' involvement in the issue.

Newt Gingrich Rips Mitt Romney’s ‘Pathetic’ Anti-Trump Effort

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Monday lambasted Mitt Romney for his failed drive to derail GOP front-runner Donald Trump, calling his actions “pathetic” and his effort “not particularly effective.”

Veterans Protest Donald Trump Over Charity Pledge

A dozen military veterans protested outside Trump Tower in New York City on Monday morning, accusing Donald Trump of using former soldiers as props for his presidential campaign.

5 Takeaways From U.S. Drone Strike on Taliban’s Mullah Mansour

Michael Kugelman: The Taliban has driven back Afghan forces and seized territory in recent months, but Mullah Mansour didn’t enjoy the unifying power of his predecessor.

Hillary Clinton Still Favored Despite Donald Trump Erasing Poll Gap

Donald Trump has edged ahead of Hillary Clinton in an average of national polls, as the Republican Party has started to unite around the presumptive nominee, but political prediction markets still have Mrs. Clinton as the favorite to win in November.

Democrats Say Long Primary Helps Their Party — WSJ/NBC News Poll

Democratic voters say Hillary Clinton’s long presidential primary fight with Sen. Bernie Sanders is helping more than hurting their party’s chances in November, a new WSJ/NBC News poll finds.

Anthony Bourdain Says Obama’s Chopsticks Skills Top Notch

Visiting Hanoi this week as part of a trip to Japan and Vietnam, President Barack Obama dined with television personality and chef Anthony Bourdain on Monday.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Campaign 2016, More

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: President Barack Obama visits Vietnam and Japan through May 27. Secretary of State John Kerry visits Myanmar and Vietnam through May 26. ELECTION 2016: Democratic front-runner Hillary...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Defends His National Security Positions as Hillary Clinton Attacks

Donald Trump made clear in an interview that he won't take Hillary Clinton's attacks on his temperament and judgment when it comes to national security lightly, calling her grossly incompetent.

Mosquitoes With Zika Virus Could Hit U.S. in Next Month

Mosquitoes carrying the dangerous Zika virus are expected to begin infecting Americans within the U.S. in the next “month or so,” the government’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday, as officials race to prevent a widespread outbreak of the virus that is believed linked to birth defects.

Mystery Surrounds EgyptAir Crash as U.S. Officials Cite Conflicting Clues

The mystery surrounding the crash of an EgyptAir flight between Paris and Cairo showed no sign of resolution early Sunday as U.S. officials cited conflicting clues about what could have caused the plane to crash into the Mediterrane...

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