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Paul Ryan renews push for top donors — with perks like VIP convention package, holiday party

Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.), who is already raising record sums to preserve the GOP’s House majority in the fall elections, is making a renewed push for large donations from wealthy benefactors and offering bonuses like special access to the Republican National Convention and face time with party leaders. In a fundraising appeal circulated to […]

Recipient of Trump’s $1 million donation: ‘It’s arrived, and it’s in the bank’

Donald Trump has fully made good on a promise to donate $1 million of his personal fortune to a veterans' charity, that charity's chairman said Wednesday. "We got the check yesterday," said James Kallstrom of the Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation. "It’s arrived, and it’s in the bank." The presumptive Republican presidential nominee made his donation Monday […]

Clinton to make new pledge to push infrastructure bill in first 100 days

LOS ANGELES — Hillary Clinton will make a new pledge to act on infrastructure in her first 100 days in office, according to a campaign aide. Clinton had previously said that she would propose a $275 billion infrastructure plan, which includes both direct investment and investment through a national infrastructure bank. With this new pledge, […]

For Japanese ambassador to Washington, a historic homecoming in Hiroshima

When Kenichiro Sasae returns to Hiroshima this week for President Obama’s historic visit, it will be a homecoming of sorts for Japan’s ambassador to the United States. Sasae, who has served at the embassy in Washington since 2012, spent three years in Hiroshima during high school in the late 1960s. During his last year, he […]

Vietnamese woman raps for President Obama at town hall meeting. And he did beat box.

Longer video of woman rapping in Vietnamese with short beat box from @POTUS — David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) May 25, 2016 HO CHI MINH CITY — People want to know what President Obama will do after his presidency. Perhaps host of Rap City? The president was answering questions at a townhall-style meeting here Wednesday when a […]

Trump accuses New Mexico’s Republican governor of not doing her job

ALBUQUERQUE — Despite his promise to unite the Republican Party, Donald Trump attacked New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez — the chairwoman of the Republican Governor’s Association — on Tuesday night and accused her of “not doing the job." Martinez has been critical of Trump and did not attend his Tuesday night rally at a convention […]

Clinton fires back at Trump for making money ‘off of people’s misery’

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump's response to her criticism of his past comments about the housing crisis an attempt to "double down" on the remarks. Clinton and her allies launched a new, coordinated attack against Trump on Tuesday focused on his comments suggesting that he sought to profit from the housing crash. […]

Four months later, Donald Trump says he gave $1 million to veterans group

Almost four months after saying he would give $1 million of his own money to veterans' causes, Republican candidate Donald Trump moved to fulfill that pledge on Monday evening -- promising the entire sum to a single charity. Trump said in an interview Tuesday that he pledged the $1 million to the Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation. […]

In Disneyland’s shadow, Bernie Sanders criticizes Disney’s business practices

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Outside this city's downtown convention center, the usual crop of vacationing families were boarding theme park shuttles, sporting Mickey Mouse ears or Star Wars backpacks. Inside, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was denouncing the Walt Disney Co. as an example of the economic greed and media control that had exploded America's wealth gap. "Everybody […]

Bernie Sanders asks for recanvass of Kentucky primary vote

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) has requested a state-run recanvass of last week's Kentucky Democratic primary, hoping to earn at least one more delegate out of one of the year's closest races. The decision, first reported by the Associated Press, came just hours before the deadline to request a new look at the […]

Kasich instructs his delegates to remain bound to him through GOP convention

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination earlier this month, is instructing the 161 delegates he won to remain bound to him through the party's June nomination convention. Kasich sent personal...Show More Summary

What we know — and what we don’t — about the money Donald Trump raised for veterans

Since late Monday, Donald Trump has been using social media to denounce reporting about a fundraiser he held in Iowa on Jan. 28, to benefit veterans' groups. "Bad publicity from the dishonest and disgusting media," Trump said on Twitter last night. "Absolutely disgraceful" Trump said in a video posted on Instagram today. Some of that reporting has been […]

Top GOP financiers coalescing around Trump-RNC fundraising effort

The team include figures who served as major financial backers of Trump's rivals, such as New York Jets owner Woody Johnson and former ambassador Mel Sembler, who were top fundraisers for former Florida governor Jeb Bush's campaign and super PAC.

Obama nudges Vietnam on human rights, while pressing reconciliation agenda

HANOI — President Obama urged Vietnam on human rights matters Tuesday while hailing its warming relations with the United States, calling the evolution from bitter wartime foes to growing partners a lesson for a world besieged by modern global conflicts. “At a time when many conflicts seem intractable — never seem to end — it shows how hearts can […]

Trump set to headline first campaign fundraiser in Albuquerque Tuesday

The event, which requires a $10,000 donation, is being hosted by Kevin R. Daniels, the owner of a funeral services company and prominent GOP donor.

Clinton campaign plans battleground-state media blitz hitting Trump on housing crisis

An army of Hillary Clinton’s surrogates in battleground states will blast Donald Trump on Tuesday over his past statements about the housing market and his business record, according to a campaign aide. The coordinated push is the first of their efforts to frame the likely Republican nominee in the minds of swing voters even while […]

Hillary Clinton declines invitation to debate Bernie Sanders in California

Hillary Clinton’s campaign said on Monday that she will not participate in a California debate against Bernie Sanders before the state’s primary on June 7. The two campaigns had agreed to additional debates beyond the slate of events that had been scheduled by the Democratic National Committee. The Sanders campaign had hoped to schedule a […]

Sanders barnstorms California with little to say about Clinton

LOS ANGELES — Thirty-two minutes into his speech to a large and slightly sunburned crowd, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) finally did it. He mentioned that he was running against someone. "We don't hang out in fancy mansions raising millions of dollars," Sanders said. "One of the differences between Secretary Clinton and our campaign is that […]

Donald Trump, escalating attacks on Bill Clinton, revives sexual assault allegations in new video

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump revived decades-old sexual assault accusations against Bill Clinton in an online video released Monday, escalating his attempts to characterize the former president and his wife, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, as cruel and hostile to women. Show More Summary

Anthony Bourdain and President Obama had dinner in Vietnam. It cost $6.

HANOI — What's a trip abroad without some good local cuisine? President Obama didn't want to miss out Monday night here in Hanoi, so he hit the town with renowned chef-turned-television host Anthony Bourdain. The pair dined together at Huong Lien, a bún ch? restaurant that serves the grilled pork and noodle dish thought to […]

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