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The ‘race realist’ theory of how Trump can win, explained

In the days since he added Breitbart News CEO Stephen K. Bannon to his campaign, Donald Trump has made a considered pitch to black voters, and held a meeting with around two dozen Latino leaders from politics, business and faith where he reportedly hinted that his immigration policy could be tapered. None of that has […]

Bill Clinton’s valedictory for the family charity includes a farewell to AIDS health initiative

Former president Bill Clinton said Monday he will step aside from a health-care charity he founded if Hillary Clinton is elected president, further severing ties between a potential second Clinton White House and the Clinton Foundation born of the first one. Bill Clinton sent an open letter to Clinton Foundation donors and supporters Monday, following […]

Pro-Clinton super PAC ad manhandles Trump quote

Hillary Clinton's campaign and its on-air allies have gotten untold mileage out of replaying the worst Donald Trump gaffes, over and over again, typically paired with video of actors grimacing at them. Trump's spasmodic impression of a physically disabled reporter, which focus groups have identified as his most offensive moment, is played yet again in […]

Trump: Clinton Foundation should shut down ‘immediately’ and return some money

Donald Trump called on Monday for the Clinton Foundation to shutdown "immediately" and return money that was donated by countries "they shouldn't be taking money from." "The Clintons have spent decades as insiders lining their own pockets and taking care of donors instead of the American people," Trump said in a statement on Monday morning. "It […]

Clinton, already dominant on the airwaves, reserves nearly $80 million more in TV time

Hillary Clinton has reserved nearly $80 million in additional television advertising across eight key states in coming months, according to a senior aide, offering both a window into how the Democrat sees the presidential contest shaping up and a reminder of her dominance on the airwaves in the the race against Republican Donald Trump. The […]

Does Trump still want mass deportations? ‘To be determined,’ campaign manager says.

It's unclear what exactly Donald Trump wants to do when it comes to the 11 million immigrants illegally living in the United States. For months, Trump has firmly said that he would implement mass deportations, saying last summer that all undocumented immigrants "have to go." Then in June, he seemed to express hesitation over using the […]

Trump campaign manager no longer wants him to release his tax returns

Donald Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said Sunday morning that she does not want the Republican presidential nominee to release his tax returns until an audit by the Internal Revenue Service is completed, abandoning a position that she took five months ago, when she didn't work for the campaign and urged Trump to "be transparent" and release the […]

Trump campaign has biggest spending month yet, but Clinton still dominates financially

Since the beginning of the 2016 campaign, Trump’s campaign has spent $89.5 million on his bid, while Clinton’s operation has invested almost $319 million.

Clinton’s allied super PAC laps pro-Trump groups in the money race

Priorities USA Action brought in $9.3 million in July, for a total of $110 million in 2016.

Sanders eyeing return to campaign trail next month — this time for Clinton

Bernie Sanders, the runner-up for the Democratic presidential nomination, plans to return to the campaign trail after Labor Day, with an eye toward energizing working-class and young voters to support his former rival, Hillary Clinton, he said Friday. “I look forward to it,” the senator from Vermont said in an interview. “I feel very strongly […]

Obama to visit Baton Rouge on Tuesday, following criticism from GOP

President Obama said that he will visit flood-ravaged Louisiana on Tuesday amid calls from some Republicans for him to cut short his vacation to survey the damage. Obama's announcement followed consultations with Jeh Johnson, the head of the Department of Homeland Security who returned from the area on Thursday. It also came after Friday's visit […]

Clinton calls for donations for Louisiana flood victims, but warns against causing ‘distractions’

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said that she called Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) on Friday, but suggested that she would not travel to the state to avoid distracting from flood relief efforts there. In a statement posted on Facebook, Clinton urged her supporters to donate to the relief efforts. "The flooding there is […]

Trump, drawing contrast to Obama, visits flood-ravaged Baton Rouge

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday signed hats and T-shirts for supporters in flood-ravaged Baton Rouge, where he met with victims and response crews at a local church and drove through the city’s damaged streets. Joined by his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Trump spoke briefly with volunteers and victims at Greenwell Springs […]

As Republicans prepare another Clinton probe, polling finds a political toll

On Monday, before it got the FBI to provide summaries of its interview with Hillary Clinton during its probe into her private server, the House Oversight Committee released a video about the length of a blockbuster movie trailer. Like a trailer, the video had pulse-quickening music. It featured two scenes, cut together: one of Clinton's […]

Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

Trump campaign chairman and chief strategist Paul Manafort has resigned from the campaign, according to a close associate of his who spoke on the condition of anonymity Friday to The Washington Post. Manafort issued his resignation Friday to Trump and fellow senior officials, the friend said. Manafort is leaving on good terms with the campaign, and continues […]

Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns, according to a close associate

Manafort issued his resignation Friday to Trump and fellow senior campaign officials, the friend said. He is leaving on good terms with the campaign, the friend added, and continues to support Trump. This is a developing story. It will be updated.

Clinton, Trump agree to square off at a ‘commander-in-chief forum’ next month

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are scheduled to appear on the same stage early next month at a “commander-in-chief forum” devoted to national security, military affairs and veterans issues. The Democratic and Republican presidential nominees will appear back-to-back Sept. 7 in New York at an event sponsored by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and […]

Trump, speaking after campaign shake up, expresses regret over causing “personal pain”

Speaking during his first campaign appearance since restructuring his campaign, Donald Trump on Thursday expressed regret over causing “personal pain” and acknowledged that he has occasionally said “the wrong thing.” “Sometimes in the heat of debate, and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. […]

Sanders and allies cheer DOJ’s private prisons decision, but want more

During his campaign for president, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) harped on an issue that no focus group would have recommended: the rise of private prisons. After Corrections Corporation of America, the nation’s largest private prison operator, was revealed to make an average profit of $3,356 per inmate, Sanders hardly finished a speech without attacking the system. “We […]

In rare televised spotlight, Greens clean up remarks on vaccines and ‘Uncle Tom’

The Green Party's presidential ticket got a rare national audience Tuesday night, with CNN bringing Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka together for the third of its minor party "town halls." Two prior specials with the Libertarian Party ticket had made few headlines, but proved competitive in the ratings. The Green Party special, pitched as the […]

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