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In Down-Ballot Primaries, Bright Spots for Republicans Turned Off by Donald Trump

John Feehery: The top of the ticket might cause serious angst for many Republicans. But recent primary results show that all is not lost.

Trump: Claims Democratic Rivals Founded ISIS Meant to Be ‘Sarcasm’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday insisted he was being sarcastic when he said President Barack Obama and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton founded Islamic State, despite defending the accusations the day befor...

Capital Journal Daybreak: Can GOP Senate Incumbents Split From Trump?

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

What Donald Trump’s Early (and Obama-like) Position on Iraq Would Have Meant for ISIS

Aaron David Miller: Had the U.S. followed the policy Mr. Trump advocated in 2007, things would be even more chaotic than the situation the U.S. faces today. History makes this clear.

Trump Adds Eight Women to Economic Advisory Team

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday expanded his economic policy advisory council, adding eight women to the 14 men named over the past week, including a Washington economist advocating the gold standard, the head...Show More Summary

Republican Officials Ask RNC to Stop Funding Trump Campaign

More than 70 Republican officials have signed a draft letter asking the Republican National Committee to stop funding GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign and instead try to save down-ballot Republicans.

Reid Expects Clinton to Renominate Obama Supreme Court Pick Garland

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said Thursday he expected Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton would re-nominate Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court if she is elected in November.

Elizabeth Warren, Mary Jo White Have Shared a Foe: Donald Trump

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D. Mass.) and Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White never hit it off. But as legal documents highlight, they have something in common: Both have been nettlesome antagonists of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.r disappointment.”

DNC Forms Cybersecurity Advisory Board in Wake of Email Hack

Hoping to stave off future cyberattacks, the Democratic National Committee is creating an advisory board whose members will work with new interim chairwoman Donna Brazile to safeguard the committee’s computer systems.

The Quetta Hospital Attack and Terrorism Trends in Pakistan

C. Christine Fair: Monday's attack in sparsely populated Balochistan province speaks to a different point about terrorism in general and assaults in Pakistan in particular.

Donald Trump Signals No Pivot, Will Stick With ‘Truth Telling’

Donald Trump said he would stick with his unconventional campaigning style, appearing to shrug off calls by Republican allies for a more decorous, policy based run, and said that if he falls short in November he can return to a "very good way of life."

Donald Trump Attacks Hillary Clinton’s Economic Policy in Speech to Home Builders

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump promised a home-building group "big league" tax cuts and "massive" cuts in regulation while add said Democratic rival Hillary Clinton would spoil the economy.

In Break from GOP, Trump Endorses Deficit Funding of Infrastructure Renewal

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed deficit spending to fund a broad overhaul of U.S. infrastructure, a significant departure from Republican orthodoxy that in recent years has prioritized reducing the federal budget deficit and criticized growth in the national debt.

Hillary Clinton to Release 2015 Tax Returns in ‘Coming Days’

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will release her 2015 tax returns “in the coming days,” and as soon as Friday, a person close to Mrs. Clinton said Thursday--a move meant, in part, to put pressure on opponent Donald Trump.

Donald Trump, RNC Focus on Old Battlegrounds

For all of Donald Trump’s talk earlier this year about expanding the political map to compete in states past Republican presidential candidates have ceded to Democrats, his general election campaign schedule travels have taken him to the same set of states past GOP nominees have contested.

Trump Suggests Clinton Campaign Arranged Rally Seat for Nightclub Shooter’s Father

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign helped arrange for the father of the killer of 49 people at an Orlando nightclub to sit behind her at a Kissimmee, Fla., rally on Monday.

Hillary Clinton Courts Utah Voters in Op-Ed

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made her case to Utah voters in an op-ed outlining what she has in common with the state's prominent Republican politicians and included a direct appeal to the state's large Mormon population to reject GOP nominee Donald Trump.

White House to Accept Personal Facebook Notes to Obama

The White House announced on Wednesday that Americans will now be able to send President Barack Obama messages through the social networking site Facebook.

Democrat Xavier Becerra Sees House Control Within Reach

Rep. Xavier Becerra, who has been criss-crossing the country to help support Democratic challengers, predicted Democrats will win the 30 seats needed to regain control of the House if Republican Donald Trump continues to stumble.

Clinton Campaign Releases List of GOP Backers

Hillary Clinton’s campaign Wednesday launched a new group of prominent Republicans and independents backing her for president, seeking to take advantage of growing unease with Republican Donald Trump.

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