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With Obama’s help, native Hawaiians may establish their first unified government since the 1890s

The Interior Department announced Friday it had finalized a rule to allow for the reestablishment of a formal government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community, a status Hawaiians lost more than 120 years ago with the overthrow of their kingdom. While it would take years for the relationship to resume — native Hawaiians would have […]

‘Fat ugly face’ and other Trump talk about women spotlighted in new Clinton ad

A new television ad from Hillary Clinton features some of Donald Trump’s degrading descriptions of women — spoken in his own words — as a series of girls around the age of puberty are shown looking self-consciously at themselves in the mirror. The 30-second spot, airing in several battleground states, concludes with a question on […]

Trump tests new message on college affordability, a key issue for Clinton

ASTON, Pa. — Donald Trump said Thursday that he would make lower college tuition a priority in his administration, his most extensive remarks to date on college affordability, an issue that Hillary Clinton has made central to her pitch to millennial voters. Addressing a rally here, the GOP nominee said that universities should use their […]

Bill and Hillary Clinton buy the house next door — their third $1 million manse

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is seeking a job that comes with a house, but she and her husband,  former president Bill Clinton, have many options if the White House thing doesn't work out. The couple have purchased a home next door to their primary residence in Chappaqua, N.Y., according to real estate records. That […]

After Charlotte, Trump says Clinton shares ‘responsibility for the unrest that is afflicting our country’

ASTON, Pa. — Donald Trump said that Hillary Clinton shares responsibility for “the unrest that is afflicting our country” during a fiery campaign rally here Thursday, remarks that follow a night of chaotic and violent protests in Charlotte after the fatal police shooting of a black man. “Those peddling the narrative of cops as a […]

Trump campaign calls on Clinton to return donations from Anthony Weiner

Donald Trump's campaign called Thursday on Hillary Clinton to return a pair of campaign donations from disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, who is being examined by federal and municipal investigators. Trump also has financial ties to Weiner, having given to his congressional campaigns in the past. Show More Summary

The voters with disabilities being courted by Clinton span the political spectrum, survey finds

With a high-profile speech Wednesday, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made her biggest overture to date to win the support of voters with disabilities, reaching out to a group with growing political clout. A report released Thursday underscores the ideologically diverse nature of that demographic — and suggests that so far Clinton has not made […]

Trump denounces violent protesters, says drugs ‘very, very big factor’

PITTSBURGH — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday condemned violent protesters and called for national unity in the wake of violent protests in Charlotte, but did not directly confront concerns about systemic discriminatory policing nationwide. Show More Summary

‘Donald Trump is not a patriot,’ says former acting CIA chief Michael Morell

"Maybe he should make his slogan 'Russia First,' " former secretary of state Madeleine Albright said of Donald Trump.

How Obama turned a White House medals ceremony into a stand-up routine

For decades, presidential conferral of the National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal has been an august occasion, full of pomp and ceremony. That's not exactly how it went Thursday — and President Obama blamed it on honoree Mel Brooks. One reference to "Blazing Saddles," and the whole thing went off the rails. At the start of […]

Trump loves coal. Today he championed the industry that’s killing it.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told a meeting of the shale gas industry in Pittsburgh that he would adopt an “America First energy plan” that would scrap President Obama's climate plans, ease regulations, lift limits on...Show More Summary

‘Between Two Ferns’ co-creator talks about the Hillary interview, and why Trump probably wouldn’t do one

  When Hillary Clinton is introduced on Funny or Die's "Between Two Ferns," the show's (intentionally) clunky chyron gives her a snarky capsule bio: "Had pneumonia." Clinton's episode of the deadpan interview series was actually shot Sept. 9, the day she was diagnosed with pneumonia, and two days before her attempts to shrug off the illness […]

Trump embraces ‘stop-and-frisk’ policing tactic that critics say unfairly targets minorities

"We did it in New York, it worked incredibly well," Trump said of a policy that was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in 2013.

Trump says he ended birther talk to ‘get on with the campaign’

Donald Trump said Wednesday that he publicly acknowledged that President Obama was born in the United States because he wants to "get on with the campaign." The explanation, which he offered in a brief interview with an Ohio television news reporter, marked the first time the Republican presidential nominee has elaborated on his decision in a […]

Kept off the debate stage, Gary Johnson very politely protests

The Commission on Presidential Debates, which announced last week that only the Democratic and Republican candidates qualified for the first round of televised face-offs, is tucked into a pleasant but anonymous corner of northwest Washington. At noon Wednesday, the sidewalk outside the CPD was full of protesters, bearing signs and giant face masks in support […]

Bill Clinton forcefully defends his foundation at the final Clinton Global Initiative meeting

Former president Bill Clinton closed a major chapter of his post-presidential life on Wednesday, marking the end of his foundation’s glitzy, three-day philanthropic confab that had become a hallmark of its work. “This has been, I believe, a profound advance in the conduct and impact of modern philanthropy,” Clinton said as he closed the final […]

Clinton asks why she isn’t beating Trump by 50 points

ORLANDO — Hillary Clinton gave voice Wednesday to a question on the minds of many of her fiercest advocates in her race against the controversy-prone Donald Trump: Why isn’t she way, way ahead? The Democratic nominee raised the issue here during an address via video conference to a gathering in Las Vegas of the Laborers' […]

How a Univision anchor found the missing $10,000 portrait that Trump bought with his charity’s money

Enrique Acevedo anchors the late-night national newscast for Univision, the Spanish-language TV network. On Tuesday night, Acevedo finished the broadcast at midnight at the network's studios in Doral, Fla., near the Miami airport. But he didn't go home. He had a reservation. "I used points," Acevedo said in a telephone interview, meaning American Express reward points. […]

Fake ‘polling memo’ prompts the question: How much are partisans willing to believe?

Two weeks ago, Monmouth University's polling institute released a batch of numbers showing Hillary Clinton and Democratic candidates for Senate swooning in key states, kick-starting a story line about Donald Trump's surge. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Monmouth released polls showing Clinton ahead in New Hampshire and Florida. Show More Summary

Clinton says whatever the circumstances, ‘too many people are dead who shouldn’t be’ from police shootings

Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that whatever the circumstances, "too many people are dead who shouldn't be" from interactions between black Americans and police. The Democratic presidential candidate opened a speech in Orlando on disability rights with remarks expressing regret over the "very upsetting" deaths of two men at the hands of police in recent days — one […]

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