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Mike Pence Releases Financial Disclosure Report

Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence on Thursday night released a financial disclosure form that appears to show a negative net worth outside of a state pension—the starkest possible contrast from the top of the GOP ticke...

What Would Clintonomics Bring? Breaking Down Hillary Clinton’s Economic Policy.

David Wessel: Hillary Clinton recognizes the challenges posed by the distressingly slow pace of economic growth but hasn't clearly articulated a growth strategy.

Estonian Leader Says He’s Unconcerned About Trump’s Praise for Russia, Wavering on NATO

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the American-reared president of Estonia, says he is not nervous about Donald Trump's skepticism about the NATO alliance, dismissing his frequent praise for Russia as "all election rhetoric."

2 Reasons to Reconsider Presumptions About Donald Trump’s Impact on Down-Ballot Races

Liesl Hickey: Tying candidates to Donald Trump is different from when vulnerable Democratic senators were linked to Barack Obama in 2014.

Trump Sees an Economy in Tatters, But Many Republicans Are Feeling Just Fine

Data from Gallup indicate a majority of Americans think their economic lives are improving, suggesting why Donald Trump's campaign -- built on a narrative of economic pain -- is struggling to gain traction in some areas that historically vote Republican.

Rubio Raised $3.25 Million Since July 1, Campaign Says

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has raised $3.25 million since July 1 for his re-election campaign, bringing his total haul to $5.5 million since he launched his bid in late June, his campaign announced on Thursday.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Campaign 2016; Iran; 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.

Hillary Clinton Breaks Off Campaign Trail for Meeting With Paul McCartney

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took some time out of her campaign schedule to met with musician Paul McCartney.

Clinton Camp Chief: Shake-Up Shows Trump ‘Won Fight to Let Trump Be Trump’

A top Hillary Clinton adviser said Wednesday that the latest leadership shake-up in Donald Trump’s campaign is evidence the Republican nominee plans to double down on his worst instincts by focusing on conspiracy theories instead of policy proposals.

Pat Toomey Opposes Pacific Pact as Trade Politics Sour

Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, locked in a tight reelection campaign, has rejected the sweeping trade agreement the U.S. negotiated with Japan and 10 other nations around the Pacific.

New Trump Campaign Manager: A Data Expert Who Can Reach Women

Kellyanne Conway, the aide who was elevated on Tuesday night to become Donald Trump’s campaign manager, brings to the operation her polling prowess and perspective on attracting female voters – two areas where the Trump campaign needs significant improvement.

How Media Fact-Checking Can Stoke Voters’ Cynicism

Doug Heye: It’s not hard to see how this “fact checking” increases the cynicism so many voters feel about their elected officials and the media--cynicism that feeds into politicians' low approval ratings.

13 Years After Northeast Blackout, U.S. Power Grid Remains Vulnerable

Karen Weigert: In Ukraine late last year, 225,000 residents experienced a blackout thanks to a cyberattack. Hackers infiltrated multiple substations and were able to shut off power. What happens if there are such incidents in the U....

Ted Strickland Praises Erstwhile Rival John Kasich — For Not Backing Trump

U.S. Senate candidate and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland reached across the aisle on Wednesday to praise John Kasich, the man who beat him six years ago in his re-election campaign.

Trump Goes After Merkel, and Germany Takes Note

Donald Trump’s accusation this week that Angela Merkel’s refugee policies have caused a disastrous crime increase is reverberating in Germany, where officials counter that the U.S. Republican presidential hopeful is mistaken.

New Trump Aide Stephen Bannon: A ‘Win At All Costs’ Anti-Establishment Conservative

Donald Trump added an anti-establishment conservative with an extensive background attacking Hillary Clinton to his presidential campaign team team Wednesday by naming Stephen Bannon as the operation's chief executive.

Trump Campaign Hires Ex-Palin Aide to Rally Christian Voters

Donald Trump’s campaign told social conservative allies Wednesday that it had hired former Sarah Palin aide Pam Pryor to lead its “faith and Christian outreach.”

House Democrats’ Campaign Arm Raised $12 Million in July

House Democrats’ campaign arm raised $12 million in July, continuing a historic fundraising streak in a presidential year when Democrats do not control the lower chamber.

Rising Cyber Toll Poses Questions of Intent: Mischief or War?

A bizarre chain of events has cybersecurity experts wondering whether a recent global hackfest may have escalated into a dangerous standoff with unknown implications.

Trump Proposes Banning Speaking Fees for Officials’ Spouses

WEST BEND, Wis.– on Tuesday night said that, if elected president, he would forbid the spouses of senior administration officials from collecting speaking fees from corporations or entities with ties to foreign governments. Mr. Trump’s proposal, delivered late in a speech here touted by his campaign as focused on “law and order,” appears to be […]

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