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Pro-Trump Super PAC Shows Off List of New Donors

Great America PAC, a super PAC backing presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, is stacking its donor ranks, rolling out a new list of wealthy backers as it seeks to solidify its status as the primary outside group backing the New York businessman.

Trump, Clinton Diverge on EgyptAir Flight 804 Crash

The downing of EgyptAir Flight 804 elicited starkly different reactions from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, illustrating what supporters and critics will see as strengths and weaknesses heading into the general election.

Hillary Clinton Says There Is ‘No Way’ She Won’t Win Nomination

Hillary Clinton said the Democratic presidential race is effectively over and "there is no way" she won't be the party's nominee. She also said Donald Trump wasn't qualified to be president.

Donald Trump Headlines Fundraiser to Boost Early Ally Chris Christie

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will headline a fundraiser for Gov. Chris Christie in New Jersey Thursday night, helping the GOP governor pay down his campaign debt at a time when his popularity is at new lows in his home state.

As Talk Grows of a June Interest Rate Increase, Where’s the Data to Support It?

Josh Bivens: Policymakers concerned with stopping bubbles could talk more about other options for restraining them than interest rate increases.

Majority of Older Americans Now Support Gay Marriage, Poll Finds

A new poll shows a majority of older Americans now support gay marriage, as the country's shift on the institution continues across age groups and party lines.

What Kentucky Results Show About Clinton-Sanders Battle

Kentucky's vote suggests Hillary Clinton has absorbed the big parts of the 2008 Obama coalition, including minorities and suburban and urban voters, while Bernie Sanders wins rural whites.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Face Hurdle Not Seen in Modern History

In the battle over image, the two likely presidential nominees face a challenge not seen in modern history. No modern candidate has entered the fray at this point of the race with deeper negatives than either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Fed Officials Hint at June Rate Hike; Campaign 2016; 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.

William Weld Teams Up With Gary Johnson, Boosting Libertarians

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is teaming up with former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, hoping to offer dissatisfied voters an alternative to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

How Hillary Clinton’s Credit for Out-of-Pocket Health Costs Could Backfire on Taxpayers

Chris Jacobs: A proposed refundable tax credit aimed at mitigating the effects of rising health costs for some families could end up exacerbating the problem on a broader scale.

Democrats Hold Garland Hearing Without Republicans or Garland

What if you held a Supreme Court confirmation hearing and nobody came? It might look something like the Wednesday event that Senate Democrats staged to highlight the fact that no hearing is on the horizon for nominee Merrick Garland...

House GOP Plans Another Attack Against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

Rep. Jason Chaffetz is introducing a resolution condemning the head of the IRS for how he has responded to congressional investigations of the agency’s scrutiny of tea-party groups.

Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Offers Donald Trump Bible Lessons

Duck Dynasty star and evangelical Christian figure Phil Robertson on Wednesday offered to serve as a spiritual adviser to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, including teaching him about Biblical concepts of forgiveness and loving one's enemies.

Chart: TV Ad Spending for Republicans Exceeds 2012 Tally

A large field and long primary have pushed Republican TV ad spending for campaign 2016 far higher than in 2012. Democratic spending is on par with 2008.

Democratic Party Leaders, Bernie Sanders Spar Over Nevada Convention Chaos

Divisions among Democrats are deepening over Sen. Bernie Sanders’s response to a chaotic state convention in Nevada, sparking fresh questions about how, exactly, the party might put itself back together again.

Warnings in Foreign Officials’ Criticism of Donald Trump

Doug Heye: Donald Trump has said many times that the world is laughing at the U.S. But the world is not laughing. The condemnations from traditional European allies are not jokes.

Ben Rhodes Declines to Discuss Role in Iran Nuclear Deal, Magazine Article

Ben Rhodes, one of President Barack Obama’s top foreign policy advisers, said he wouldn’t “Monday morning quarterback” his recent controversial comments about the communications effort that he led for the White House on the Iran nuclear deal.

Charts: Cash Dash for the Senate

Here's a look at where Senate fundraising stands for key races.

Donald Trump Says Profanity Quoted in Pro-Clinton Video Wasn’t About Women

Donald Trump on Tuesday angrily accused a pro-Hillary Clinton group of misquoting him in a video drawing attention to his past derogatory statements about women, saying a profane remark repeated in the ad was in fact about China, not women.

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