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Trump receives his first major newspaper endorsement, has Sheldon Adelson to thank

The Las Vegas Review-Journal became the first major newspaper to endorse Donald Trump for president this election season, stating that, while the candidate has flaws, he'll bring needed disruption and … Click to Continue »

Zeal for Trump nosedives in poll, while Clinton reaches new high

It’s been a truism throughout most of the presidential campaign that Donald Trump’s voters were more enthusiastic about him than Hillary Clinton’s were about her. No more. An ABC News … Click to Continue »

California spends big to deliver food stamps, and auditors hint it’s time for a diet

California spends a lot more to administer a federal nutrition program than some other states, a critical new federal audit shows. In certain California counties in particular, the Supplemental Nutrition … Click to Continue »

Jilted NC to PayPal: Give us our stuff back

Over the last year, when companies announced plans to grow their footprints in North Carolina, state leaders have presented them with an unusual gift: An oak bowl carved from wood … Click to Continue »

Gay rights and gun control merge for Rep. Adam Smith in winning PAC endorsement

In June, Washington state Democratic Rep. Adam Smith became one of the first members of Congress to back the Pentagon’s plan to lift a ban on transgender people serving open … Click to Continue »

Obama bashes Republican Issa at California fundraiser, accusing him of ‘chutzpah’

President Obama slammed California Congressman Darrell Issa on Sunday night as a politician “whose primary contribution to the United States has been to obstruct and to waste taxpayer dollars on … Click to Continue »

Clinton dispatches Jennifer Lopez, Bon Jovi, Katy Perry to get out the vote

In the final weeks of the presidential race, Hillary Clinton is using star power to help her boost the turnout of millennials. She has asked a series of singers to … Click to Continue »

George W. Bush: ‘Sometimes it takes a while for people to give you credit’

He was talking about Alexander Hamilton — or was he? Just a few minutes into the 90-minute documentary on Broadway’s biggest recent hit, President George W. Bush commented on how … Click to Continue »

Trump thought the Cubs were managed badly — and then they made it to the World Series

It makes sense that Donald Trump, who for decades in the public spotlight has called himself a winner, would be a fan of other winners. But for months before the … Click to Continue »

Trump will sue sexual assault accusers after the election

Welcome to McClatchy’s Voter Survival Guide, an interactive presentation of daily events from one of the strangest presidential campaigns in modern history. Donald Trump billed a weekend address in Gettysburg, … Click to Continue »

Washington's version of Silicon Valley startup founders

The Obama administration's "18F" program to create its own version of a high-tech startup for government digital projects has foundered since its launch in 2014, losing nearly $32 million as … Click to Continue »

GOP candidate sinks $5.1M into Montana governor's race

Bozeman businessman Greg Gianforte has now spent more than $5.1 million of his own money to fuel his campaign against Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, while the Bullock-backing Democratic Governors Association … Click to Continue »

Obama presses campaign to elevate Clinton to White House

President Barack Obama is stepping up the pace of his campaign to boost Hillary Clinton for president while pushing the efforts to restore Democratic control of the Senate. Getting into … Click to Continue »

Hey voters, you know what Trump is doing with his talk of rigged elections, right?

For someone who claims that this entire presidential cycle is completely rigged against him, Donald Trump is maintaining a very strong campaign schedule – and even expanding it in these … Click to Continue »

Bill Murray honored as he accepts Mark Twain prize for humor

In an evening filled with jokes about Bill Murray's elusiveness and quirky personality, it was David Letterman who provided the most touching moment as Murray was honored with the nation's … Click to Continue »

With email dumps, WikiLeaks tests power of full transparency

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange first outlined the hypothesis nearly a decade ago: Can total transparency defeat an entrenched group of insiders? "Consider what would happen," Assange wrote in 2006, if … Click to Continue »

Trump's 'nasty woman' remark rallies Clinton voters

"Such a nasty woman." Like many people, 23-year-old Emily DiVito was multitasking while watching last week's presidential debate, with a little studying and a little Twitter-surfing. But when DiVito heard … Click to Continue »

As Medicaid loses stigma, its fate rides on stormy election

Medicaid, long the stepchild of government health care programs, is finally coming into its own. The federal-state program for low-income people has been scarcely debated in the turbulent presidential election, … Click to Continue »

Policy Prescriptions: Clinton and Trump on drug addiction

Hillary Clinton calls the scourge of heroin and opioid addiction a "quiet epidemic." Donald Trump marvels that overdoses are a problem in picturesque American communities. "How does heroin work with … Click to Continue »

Policy Prescriptions: Trump and Clinton on immigration

There is no doubt the two presidential candidates have dramatically different approaches on immigration. In tone, Republican Donald Trump often highlights violent crimes perpetrated by immigrants in the country illegally, … Click to Continue »

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