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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 […]

Trump to Air First TV Ads of General Election Campaign

As he continues to slip in the polls, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is poised to begin airing his first television ads of the general election starting Friday in Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, according to a campaign adviser.

To Sanders, Aetna’s Pull-Back from Affordable Care Act Markets Shows Need for Overhaul

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who mounted a strong challenge for the Democratic presidential nomination, said Tuesday that news that a major health insurer was pulling back its participation in the Affordable Care Act exchanges affirms the need for his single-payer, government-run program. He promised to introduce legislation creating "Medicare for all" again next year.

Liz Cheney Faces Wyoming Voters in House Race After Failed 2014 Senate Bid

With a victory in Tuesday's Republican primary election for Wyoming's House seat, Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, would renew the family’s presence in Washington, D.C.

New Monmouth Poll Shows Clinton With 9-Point Lead in Florida

A new poll shows Hillary Clinton with a 9-point lead over Donald Trump in Florida, a key battleground state that has helped decide the winner of 12 of the last 13 presidential elections.

On Radical Islam, Trump Describes a Systemic Problem But Offers No Systemic Solution

Aaron David Miller writes that in what was billed as a major foreign policy speech on Monday, Donald Trump described a systemic problem of radical Islam but offered no systemic solution.

While Donald Trump Grabs Attention, Hillary Clinton’s Poll Numbers Improve

In the 2016 general election, Hillary Clinton is getting drowned out by an opponent who, for better or worse, is a magnet for attention. But lying low might not be a bad strategy given the Trump campaign's travails.

Ken Salazar to Lead Clinton Transition Effort

Ken Salazar will serve as chairman of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's transition team, her campaign announced Tuesday.

Obama Warns Democrats Not to Get Too Comfortable With Lead Over Trump

President Barack Obama warned against Democratic complacency Monday, telling members of his party that Republican nominee Donald Trump could still win the White House in this unpredictable election season. At a fundraiser in Martha's Vineyard, Mr. Show More Summary

The Costs of an American ‘No First Use’ Nuclear Doctrine

Stephen Sestanovich on the costs of an American 'no first use' nuclear doctrine.

Group Names Five Polls That Will Determine Inclusion in Fall Presidential Debates

The Commission on Presidential Debates has named the five organizations whose polls will determine whether third party candidates appear on stage in the fall debates.

GOP Nonprofit Group Cancels Ad Purchase in Ohio Senate Race

One Nation, a prominent Republican fundraising group affiliated with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has cancelled a $2.8 million reservation for advertising backing Republican Sen. Rob Portman in Ohio, signaling the group feels confident the Republican Party will hang on to the seat.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Clinton, Biden Head to Scranton, 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.

Donald Trump: The Populist in a Bubble

Donald Trump's common-man routine is a stretch for a candidate who doesn't live remotely like the rest of America.

The Poll Numbers That Show Why Mitch McConnell Is Sounding the Alarm

Jim Manley: As Donald Trump would put it: Many people are saying that there is a blowout coming in November. I am not certain yet what's going to happen, but I know that there are plenty of reasons for Mitch McConnell to raise the alarm.

Latest Poll Shows Clinton Holds Leads in Battleground States

Democrat Hillary Clinton has solid leads in several key battleground states over Republican Donald Trump, with 85 days remaining until the presidential election, a new poll showed on Sunday.

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