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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.

The Power of Donald Trump’s Rhetoric–and Its Bigger Target

Mo Elleithee: Given the dispute over what Donald Trump said and what he meant in referring to "Second Amendment people," it’s worth noting the trend that puts his remark in context.

Obama, Clinton to Converge on Martha’s Vineyard

President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will converge on Martha’s Vineyard next week as the president enjoys a respite from the White House and the Democratic nominee raises funds in her bid to succeed him. Whether Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton will cross paths remains an open question

The Putin-Erdogan Meeting, and Shifting Middle East Alliances

Aaron David Miller: Russian and Turkish leaders have a common interest in stoking anti-American sentiment, and they want the benefits that such opposition tends to bring.

Hillary Clinton Backs Debbie Wasserman Schultz During Florida Campaign Stop

Barred from any public role in Hillary Clinton’s convention last month, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) shared a stage Tuesday with the Democratic presidential nominee at a more modest event devoted to her own reelecti...

Donald Trump Backs Strict North Carolina Voter ID Law

Wading into a contentious local issue, GOP nominee Donald Trump threw his support behind North Carolina’s voter ID law, which was recently struck down by a federal appeals court that said it would limit African-American access to the polls.

Clinton, Campaigning in Miami, Calls on Congress to Approve Zika Funds

Campaigning in a neighborhood hit by the Zika virus, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday called on Republican congressional leaders to bring lawmakers back from a summer recess so that they can vote on a bill that would set aside money to combat the disease.

Legal Activist Seeks Wrongful-Death Suit Against Clinton for Parents of Benghazi Victims

A conservative legal activist is pursuing a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton on behalf of the parents of two Americans killed in the 2012 Benghazi attacks, alleging the Democratic presidential candidate as secretary of state was responsible for the deaths.

Quinnipiac Poll Shows Tight Clinton-Trump Race in Florida

A new poll shows Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump neck-and-neck in Florida, a critical battleground state that has a large presence of independent voters.

Donald Trump’s Call to ‘Second Amendment People’ and Other Loose Talk

Michael Steel: During the primaries, voters thirsting for opposition to President Obama’s agenda found Donald Trump's tough talk appealing. In a general election campaign, his loose talk is treated differently.

Seeing Opening, Clinton Campaign to Bolster Spending in Arizona, Georgia

Looking to play offense, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is sending some dollars to two traditionally Republican states—Georgia and Arizona—to test whether they might become competitive this fall.

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