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Polls Suggest Voters Soured on Trump Attacks on Federal Judge

A round of recent polls suggests voters are reacting negatively to Donald Trump’s attacks on a Hispanic federal judge.

GOP Sen. Pat Toomey Working With Gun-Control Group Everytown

Sen. Pat Toomey and Everytown for Gun Safety are working on an effort to restrict suspected terrorists' access to weapons, the first indication that a bipartisan legislative compromise could emerge in response to the Orlando, Fla., mass shooting.

Will Twitter Fans of Clinton and Trump Follow Them to the Polls?

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have millions of followers on Twitter. A new study attempts to answer just how much that will matter in the general election.

Trump Suggests Troops Stole Iraq Reconstruction Funds

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested Tuesday night that troops stole money that was supposed to go toward rebuilding Iraq.

Hillary Clinton Shows Another Side in General-Election Pivot

Having pivoted to the general election, Hillary Clinton's speech in San Diego June 2 targeting Republican opponent Donald Trump had a clarity and punch that she has seldom showed in her two primary races.

Trump Says Obama Angrier at Trump Than Orlando Killer

Reverting to his free-wheeling attack-dog style, Donald Trump accused the president of directing more anger at him than the man who slaughtered dozens in Orlando and bragged about cutting off press credentials to one of the country’s biggest newspapers.

Hillary Clinton Wins Washington, D.C., Democratic Primary

The Democratic presidential primary officially ended Tuesday night with Hillary Clinton notching a decisive victory in Washington, D.C., capping a race in which she overcame a surprisingly strong challenge from rival Bernie Sanders.

Barack Obama: It’s Time for Women to Ascend the Corporate, Political Heights

President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for American women to clinch more of the top political and corporate jobs in the U.S., in some of his first remarks aimed at aiding Hillary Clinton’s path to the White House.

Orlando Mass Shooting Not Deadliest in American History

The massacre at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando was a horrific tragedy. But it was not unprecedented – and it was not the “deadliest mass shooting in American history.”

Bill Clinton to Rethink Clinton Foundation Role if Hillary Wins

Bill Clinton acknowledged for the first time on Tuesday that he will have to rethink his role at the Clinton Foundation and its fundraising should his wife Hillary Clinton be elected president. However, the former president stopped short of saying what those changes would be.

Radical Islamic Terrorism? Language Wars Flare Again

The Orlando shooting has revived the long-running debate over how to refer to Islamist terrorists.

Homeland Security Chief: Gun Control ‘Part and Parcel’ of Agency Mission

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday that gun control is “critical" to public safety and should be part of his agency's mission to protect Americans from "homegrown" terrorism.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Orlando Shooting Shakes Up Presidential Race

Today on the campaign trail and more of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation and defense.

Clinton Meeting Could Determine Sanders’s Next Move

Aides to Hillary Clinton say they view the presumptive Democratic nominee's meeting with Bernie Sanders this evening as the next step in the process of coming together as a party.

Democrats Challenge GOP on Gun Control After Moment of Silence in House

The House floor erupted Monday night as Democrats challenged Republicans on gun-control laws, saying a moment of silence following the deadly assault in Orlando was inadequate and that Congress under GOP control hasn't done enough after years of mass shootings.

Donald Trump Revokes Washington Post’s Press Credentials

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday said his campaign is revoking the press credentials of the Washington Post, citing its coverage of the candidate’s comments on the Orlando shooting.

Q&A: What Is an ‘Assault Weapon’?

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is renewing her call for a ban on "assault weapons"-- but there is much confusion about the term. Here's an explanation.

Four Questions To Consider on Orlando Massacre

Aaron David Miller poses four questions about the Orlando massacre.

Marco Rubio Opens Door to Senate Bid After Orlando Shooting

Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) opened the door to running for re-election, saying that the mass shooting in Orlando over the weekend had led him to consider "how I can best serve."

Trump Suggests Obama Sympathetic to Islamic Terrorists

Donald Trump suggested Barack Obama was complicit with the radical Islamic forces he said inspired the gunman who killed 49 people in an Orlando, Fla., nightclub, alleging in an interview that the president “doesn’t get it or he gets it better than anybody understands.”

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