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Clinton: Trump’s Reluctance to Accept Election Results Fits Pattern

Coming off her debate performance, Hillary Clinton told reporters late Wednesday that Republican rival Donald Trump’s hesitance about accepting the election results in the event of a defeat fits a pattern of blaming others for his setbacks.

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump to Focus on the States Most Likely to Determine the Winner

and face a final 19-day stretch in which the bitter presidential race will be waged in just a handful of states. Following their final debate, Mrs. Clinton will work to translate her advantage in fundraising and a far more sophisticated ground game into votes. Mr. Trump will contend polls showing him trailing are less accurate […]

How Donald Trump Undercut His Presidential Candidacy in the Las Vegas Debate

Jim Manley: Mr. Trump's biggest error was actually not Mrs. Clinton's doing. It came when he, the presidential nominee of a major U.S. political party, refused to say that he would accept the election results.

Social Security’s Challenges Get a Moment in Final Trump, Clinton Debate

The presidential contest has focused little attention on the looming solvency challenges facing Social Security, until it came up at the end of Wednesday's debate. Given current population and spending projections, retirees will face an across-the-board cut in benefits after 2034, when it will have liquidated assets in certain reserve accounts.

Clinton, Trump Offer Contrasting Supreme Court Visions on Gun, Abortion Rights

The final presidential debate led off with questions about the Supreme Court, which is currently deadlocked along liberal and conservative lines following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. The candidates, in a sometimes somber tone...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton’s Opportunity at the Las Vegas Debate

Rodell Mollineau: Mrs. Clinton does not need to take unnecessary risks in this debate. Nor would she benefit from taking Mr. Trump's bait.

Four Things Donald Trump’s Campaign Has Gotten Right, and Four Things It Botched

John Feehery: Had Donald Trump released his tax returns, apologized to women from his past, and otherwise been transparent about his life before the campaign, he would be in control of his own narrative.

Taco Trucks Drive Protest Outside Trump’s Vegas Hotel

Donald Trump spent the night before the third presidential debate in one of his many homes away from home -- his Las Vegas hotel -- but not everyone was rolling out the welcome mat.

Marco Rubio Warns GOP Against Discussing WikiLeaks

Sen. Marco Rubio warned Republicans Wednesday against discussing any issue based on WikiLeaks, saying that they could be next to have their emails laid out for the world.

House Democrats’ Campaign Arm Raised $21 Million in September

House Democrats’ campaign arm raised $21 million in September, a historically large September figure that signals mounting enthusiasm for Democrats’ chances of reclaiming a large number of House seats next month.

Ex-RNC Chief to Trump: Drop the Voter Fraud Argument

Heading into the third televised presidential debate, some Republicans are hoping that GOP nominee Donald Trump does not bring his unsubstantiated complaints about the election system being “rigged” to the nationally televised debate stage.

A Familiar Pattern in Egypt’s Spat With Saudi Arabia

Eric Trager: Mr. Sisi has not kowtowed to his benefactor because he knows that Saudi Arabia considers Egypt vital to its own regional interests.

First Lady Michelle Obama Wears Versace Gown for Italy State Dinner

The Obama White House, which has done more for fashion designers than any in memory, held its final state dinner Tuesday night, this time in honor of Italy, a country at the heart of both fashion and food.

Trumped-Up Fears of ‘Rigged’ Elections–and How Responses Could Disenfranchise Voters

Richard L. Hasen: There’s no good evidence that people are impersonating dead people and voting for them on a scale to swing an election.

Before Romney’s ‘Binders’ of Women, Obama Got Attachments

In 2012, Republican Mitt Romney used the phrase "binders full of women" to describe the lists of qualified female job applicants he assembled as governor of Massachusetts. Turns out President Obama was sent his own list.

Email Hack Reveals First Crack at Hillary Clinton’s V.P. List

Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta in March emailed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton a preliminary list of names to consider for her running mate, organized into what he termed “rough food groups.”

Iran’s Closed-Door Trial and Sentencing of Iranian-Americans Siamak and Baquer Namazi

Haleh Esfandiari: Friends have spoken of Siamak and Baquer Namazi as Iranian patriots who believed in furthering relations between Iran and the outside world—the goal President Rouhani set when he took office.

Obama Cuts First TV Ad of Campaign Cycle, For Brad Schneider of Illinois

President Barack Obama has created his first TV ad this cycle for a Democrat running for congress, ramping up his involvement in electing Democrats up and down the ballot.

The Story of 2016: the Voters Behind Donald Trump’s Rise

Peter D. Hart: The 2016 election was never the celebration of a new era or the triumphant breaking of the glass ceiling--it was about a nation trying to find some sense of equilibrium during a period of tremendous turmoil.

Who, When, Where: Guide to the Third Clinton-Trump Presidential Debate

The third and final presidential debate of the 2016 general-election campaign takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Here are details on the event.

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