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Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson’s Fund-Raising Accelerates

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson’s campaign raised nearly $5 million in August, more than three times what he raised the previous month and an unusually high figure for a third-party candidate.

Trump Tells a Mostly White N.C. Audience Blacks Worse Off Than ‘Ever, Ever, Ever’

Donald Trump declared African Americans are worse off than “ever, ever, ever,” at a rally Tuesday in a town named after a slaveholder, three days after Barack Obama said he “missed that whole civics lesson about slavery and Jim Crow...

Obama Draws on Children in Bid to Rally Adults to Action

President Barack Obama deployed an unlikely ally in his push for countries to do more to address the global refugee crisis: a six-year-old boy, not from Syria, but a town just 20 miles from where world leaders were meeting to discuss the issue.

Gary Johnson Fails to Qualify for Public Funds for Transition Planning

The agency that manages U.S. federal government real estate has rebuffed a request to give Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson resources to begin planning a presidential transition process.

Trump Reads a Generic Stump Speech off a Teleprompter — and His Fans Are OK With It

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stuck to the teleprompter Tuesday, giving largely the same speech at a private university here as he did Monday in a southwest Florida retirement community.

Hillary Clinton’s Florida Speech to Focus on Voters With Disabilities

Hillary Clinton is putting the spotlight on disabled Americans in a speech Wednesday that will focus on improving their job opportunities and contrasting her approach with that of GOP rival Donald Trump.

ABC and Facebook to Stream Presidential Debates Live

ABC News and Facebook will stream the three presidential debates and the vice presidential debate on the social network, the companies said on Monday.

Hillary Clinton Holds Narrow Lead in Florida Poll

Democrat Hillary Clinton holds a five-point advantage over Republican Donald Trump in the critical swing state of Florida, according to a new Monmouth University poll.

Back Inside the Beltway: John Boehner Lands Adviser Job

John Boehner, who stepped down last year as House speaker, has landed on K Street. He will be part of Squire Patton Boggs’s public-policy practice as a strategic adviser and work on global business development, the firm said.

Syria’s Failing Cease-Fire, and Vladimir Putin’s Opening

Aaron David Miller: Of all the parties to the cease-fire deal, the only one showing any urgency toward changing the status quo is the U.S.

Sheldon Adelson Gave $1.5 Million to GOP Convention

Billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson donated $1.5 million to the Republican National Convention’s host committee, according to a new financial disclosure report, but the donation didn’t come until a month after the event had concluded.

Palestinian Teacher’s Speech at Clinton Event Draws GOP Criticism

A Palestinian teacher scheduled to speak at a Clinton Global Initiative dinner on Tuesday is attracting criticism from the Republican Party because the woman’s husband is a Palestinian official who was convicted of participating in a terror attack that killed six Israelis in 1980.

Capital Journal Daybreak: National Security and Campaign 2016

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

Legal Immigration Programs Draw More Scrutiny in Congress

In the 2016 election year, illegal immigration has been at the forefront because Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has made building a wall along the Mexican border his signature issue. But the variety of parallel skirmishes on Capitol Hill provide a window into the degree to which legal immigration is itself a political flashpoint.

Trump, Clinton Drawn to World Leaders’ Meeting at U.N.

and sought to bask in the presidential aura of the United Nations General Assembly, with both candidates holding meetings with world leaders during the annual summit less than two months before the U.S. election.

Clinton Tries to Tap Into Wells Fargo Furor

is jumping on the Wells Fargo & Co.-bashing bandwagon, issuing an "open letter" to the bank's customers touting her campaign's proposals to rein in rogue financiers.

Eisenhower Family Agrees to Support Modified Memorial Design

A group planning a memorial to former President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced a breakthrough on Monday, after years of controversy over its design.

Hillary Clinton Pitches Millennials on Free College, Paid Leave

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton sought to entice millennials back to her camp by promoting her plans to reduce the cost of college and guarantee paid leave for new parents.

How Egyptians’ Conspiracy Theories About Clinton Explain Trump’s Appeal to Them

Eric Trager: Egyptians' conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton's influence on the country's politics have bred a not-always-subtle preference for Mr. Trump among Egyptian officials and elites.

House Democrats’ Campaign Arm Again Outpaces Republicans

House Democrats’ campaign arm raised $11 million in August, slightly lower than the group’s June and July hauls, but still significantly larger than the sum raised by their Republican counterpart.

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