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Chamber of Commerce Targets Voter Turnout

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching an initiative Monday that enlists the business community to boost turnout and early voting ahead of the November elections.

Wisconsin Ad Targets Hillary Clinton on Honesty

With public opinion polls showing a tightening presidential race in several key battlegrounds, a Wisconsin-based super PAC is spending $1.25 million on a two-week television ad that aims to do the same in its state for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Previewing This Week’s Fed Meetings–and All the Fuss

Alice M. Rivlin: The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee meets this week amid a frenzy of speculation in financial news and related media. But why all the fuss?

5 Quotes from the Sunday Talk Shows

With just 50 days before Election Day 2016, most attention on Sunday’s morning news programs focused on the presidential campaign. Here are some notable quotes:

Explosions Prompt Political Debate Over Motive, Origin

Separate weekend explosions in New York and New Jersey became a source of contention among presidential campaign leaders who debated Sunday whether the incidents signaled acts of terrorism or "lone wolf" events.

Trump Campaign Tries to Overcome ‘Birther’ Controversy

Donald Trump’s defenders tried to deflect attention from the question of why it took him five years to concede that President Barack Obama was born in the United States by blaming the campaign of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

The Missing Debate Over Rising Health-Care Deductibles

Drew Altman: Whatever the new Congress does, one of the most pressing questions in health care is shaping up as: How much cost-sharing is too much and for whom?

Donald Trump Presses Message on Border, Deportations

At a campaign stop in Houston, where he met with families of people killed by illegal immigrants, Donald Trump once more asserted a hard-line stance on border security and deportation, backing away from the more conciliatory tone he briefly adopted last month.

The Flow of Islamist Fighters From Egypt to Syria, and the Sisi Government’s Crackdown

Eric Trager: This is why the Egyptian government is unlikely to end its crackdown on the Brotherhood and other Islamist groups anytime soon.

Democrats Hope Enthusiasm for Michelle Obama Lifts Hillary Clinton

First Lady Michelle Obama on Friday campaigned for the first time for Democrat Hillary Clinton, delivering an emphatic endorsement and imploring young voters to head to the polls on Election Day.

Five Years of Donald Trump’s ‘Birther’ Statements

A look at Donald Trump's past statements in which he questioned whether President Barack Obama's was born in the U.S.

Gary Johnson, Jill Stein Fail to Qualify for First Presidential Debate

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and Jill Stein of the Green Party have failed to qualify for the first general election debate, in a significant blow to their already long-shot presidential campaigns.

Fraternal Order of Police Endorses Donald Trump

Donald Trump picked up the endorsement of the nation's largest law-and-order group, the Fraternal Order of Police.

Clinton Tells Gathering of Black Women, ‘Future Hangs in Balance’

Hillary Clinton on Friday turned her attention to firing up one of the most loyal constituencies in the Democratic Party, portraying the November election against Republican Donald Trump as an existential choice.

In Twilight of Senate Career, Ex-Boxer Harry Reid Aims His Punches at Donald Trump

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, set to retire this year after three decades in the Senate, called Donald Trump a “spoiled brat” and “human leech,” mocked his signature hat and basically called him fat. And that’s just this week.

Trump Tax Plan: What’s Changed Since He First Outlined It Last Year?

Mr. Trump’s revised tax proposal appears to respond to some of the criticisms leveled at his plan over the past year and since he previewed changes in August. What's changed -- and what potential problems remain?

4 Things to Watch in Russia’s Parliamentary Elections

Stephen Sestanovich: In a real democracy elections decide who wins, and who rules. The Duma elections on Sunday will not. Even so, they will help us measure the state of Putinism.

In White House Visit, Kasich Calls for Bipartisan Comity in Washington

Ohio's Republican Gov. John Kasich pleaded for bipartisan cooperation in Washington in an unusual appearance at the White House on Friday, describing himself as "extremely concerned" about the state of politics in the nation's capit...

Tom Steyer Wants Millennials Off the Fence on Clinton

Next Gen Climate, a liberal environmental group founded by hedge fund manager Tom Steyer, is sounding the alarm at the lack of movement among millennial voters towards Hillary Clinton.

Trump Sons Headline Fundraisers for Different Super PACs, Stoking Donor Confusion

Republican Donald Trump’s children are headlining fundraisers for two different super PACs supporting their father’s campaign, sending mixed messages to top donors about where to direct their funds.

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