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Swing-State Polling Shows Cautionary Notes for Both Trump, Clinton

Recent polls of the presidential race are a useful reminder that it remains at its core not a national contest but a collection of 50 different state contests. Here are three takeaways.

Friday Preview: Will ‘Stop-Trump’ Movement Now Target Pence?

Republicans gathered in Cleveland will wake up Friday sure for the first time that Donald Trump will be their party’s presidential nominee. But Thursday brought a whirlwind that left the GOP unsure about much else.

Paul Ryan Reports Strong Fundraising Haul

House Speaker Paul Ryan raised $15.6 million for his campaign, affiliated leadership PAC and the Republican Party in the second quarter, a substantial fundraising haul as Republicans work to maintain their hefty majority in the Hous...

Tensions Flare at Obama Town Hall on Race

Tensions flared during a town hall discussion on race with President Barack Obama, with the daughter of an African-American man who died after being held in an apparent chokehold by police yelling at the program’s organizers because she was not called on to ask a question.

Police Shootings–and the Role of Law Enforcement–in a Global Perspective

Stephen Sestanovich: People in numerous countries who had many grievances—economic hardship, official corruption, rigged elections, discrimination--lived with them for a long time without resorting to violence. But physical abuse was the breaking point.

Ted Cruz to Hold Cleveland Event for Supporters of His Presidential Bid

CLEVELAND – Sen. will hold an event for supporters of his presidential campaign here next week, according to an invitation reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Cruz on Thursday invited Republican National Convention delegates who backed his campaign to join him and his wife, Heidi, at a “thank you event for delegates” event next […]

How Republicans Reluctant to Support Donald Trump Stand to Hurt … Themselves and the GOP

John Feehery: If Donald Trump wins, those who continue the #NeverTrump campaign will be marginalized for the duration of his administration. And if he loses, Republicans won’t have to look far to find fault for the defeat.

The Top Three Things Congress Couldn’t Get Done This Year

The House and Senate wrapped up their work Thursday as Congress prepared for a seven-week recess. But there was a lot Congress didn’t do, and here are three of the most pressing items left unaddressed.

In Latest CBO Data, More Warnings That U.S. Debt Is On an Unsustainable Path

Maya MacGuineas: By 2035, the U.S. is on track for its debt level to surpass the historical peak of 106% of GDP, recorded shortly after World War II.

Mike Pence Tweets Highlighted Policy Differences With Donald Trump

Should name Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, the two will have some policy differences to bridge, and the writing is on the Twitter wall.

One Year After Nuclear Deal, Iran’s Rights Violations and Regional Aggression Continue

Aaron David Miller: This is more than negative headlines; it's an ominous trend line for anyone concerned about Iran's growing role in the Middle East and its continued interest in one day attaining nuclear weapons.

Tech Leaders Pen Open Letter Criticizing Donald Trump

Nearly 150 technology executives published an open letter to Donald Trump on Thursday, laying out why they don't support the presumptive Republican nominee and calling him a "disaster for innovation."

2016 GOP Convention Speakers List vs. 2012: By the Numbers

The Republican Party promises a "non-conventional" line-up of speakers at its national convention in Cleveland next week. Here's how the roster compares to the 2012 convention that nominated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, by the numbers.

Millennial Support for Clinton Strong, but Dwindling, Harvard Poll Finds

Hillary Clinton continues to enjoy a wide lead over Donald Trump among young voters, but her advantage has dropped over the last three months and is undercut by the emergence of a third-party candidate, a new survey of under-30 voters by the Harvard Institute of Politics finds.

GOP Releases Convention Speakers Roster

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Growing Faction of Voters Say ‘Neither of the Above’

A new analysis of Wall Street Journal/NBC News polling data finds that 11% of people surveyed in June said they would not cast a ballot for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, almost double the 6% who rejected both candidates in January.

Thursday Preview: RNC Rules Committee Meets in Cleveland

The big questions today as the RNC Rules Committee meets is whether the forces aiming to unbind delegates from Donald Trump will gather enough support to put the question to the entire convention.

Sen. Tim Scott Describes Experiences as Black American

In unusually personal terms, Sen. Tim Scott (R., S.C.) described what it was liked to be scrutinized by police officers for driving a car or entering congressional office buildings, or even being stopped when entering an event to which he was invited because of his status as a lawmaker.

Donald Trump Will Announce VP Pick Friday, Campaign Chairman Says

Donald Trump will end his vice presidential search and announce his running mate selection on Friday in New York, his campaign chairman said.

GOP Ohio and Pennsylvania Senators Close With Democratic Rivals — WSJ/NBC/Marist Poll

Republican Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania are running even with their Democratic rivals or nearly so, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll covering some battleground races that have the potential to be affected by the presidential contest.

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