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Secret Service investigates Trump adviser who said Clinton should be executed

The Secret Service is investigating one of Donald Trump's most outspoken supporters, a New Hampshire state representative who said this week that Hillary Clinton should be shot for treason. “The U.S. Secret Service is aware of this matter and will conduct the appropriate investigation," Nicole Mainor, a spokeswoman for the Secret Service, said about the comments […]

Obama spokesman volunteers Kaine as VP possibility

Unprompted, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest mentioned Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as someone President Obama would recommend to Hillary Clinton as a vice-presidential pick. Earnest confirmed Wednesday that Obama has weighed in, but did not say exactly what advice the president gave. He tossed out Kaine's name as someone qualified. Kaine is seen by […]

Ted Cruz rallies his troops before closely-watched convention speech

CLEVELAND -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) was 10 minutes into his speech -- no notes, no TelePrompter, per usual -- when he began to admit the inevitable. He was not in Cleveland to accept the Republican Party's nomination for president. The 1,200-odd people who'd gathered at a waterfront bar would cross the river and, with […]

‘This was my mistake': The letter explaining the Melania Trump ‘chaos’

The Trump campaign Wednesday offered a letter attributed to an "in-house staff writer," Meredith McIver, that purports to explain Melania Trump's near copycat phrasing from portions of Michelle Obama's address to the Democratic convention eight years ago. In the letter, McIver writes that she offered to step down amid what she described as the "chaos" […]

Trump aide, acknowledging plagiarized lines in speech, contradicts campaign’s initial denials

A longtime aide to Donald Trump on Wednesday apologized for inadvertently plagiarizing several lines that made their way into Melania Trump’s prime-time address at the Republican National Convention this week, marking the end of a two-day controversy in which the Trump campaign repeatedly denied wrongdoing. Parts of the speech bore striking similarities to the speech […]

Pro-Clinton super PAC, Priorities USA, raises $12 million in June

Priorities USA, a super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton, said it raised nearly $12 million in June. The haul brings the total amount raised to over $100 million so far in the cycle. That total includes $900,000 raised in conjunction with EMILY’S List, an organization that supports Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, and boosts women candidates in […]

Trump campaign identifies staffer who wrote Melania Trump’s speech

Donald Trump's campaign issued a letter from staffer Meredith McIver, saying she inadvertently plagiarized part of Michelle Obama's 2008 Democratic convention speech. This is a developing story. It will be updated.

8 questions for Ben Carson, who stands by his ‘Lucifer’ comments

CLEVELAND — Ben Carson went there. Addressing the Republican National Convention here Tuesday night, the retired neurosurgeon and former presidential candidate invoked Lucifer – and splashed into the headlines — in his critique of Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary

In break with nonpartisan past, Hispanic business group endorses Clinton

  In a first, the nonpartisan U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, saying it believes that Donald Trump's campaign is "the antithesis of American values." The business...Show More Summary

Obama will ensure his global development policy outlasts his presidency

President Obama will sign legislation Wednesday that will ensure one of his hallmark development policies — leveraging private-sector support to advance agricultural operations in Africa — lasts beyond his time in office. The enactment of the bipartisan Global Food Security Act will take place on the same day as the White House Summit on Global […]

Meet the Muslim with an unusual record who is praying at the RNC tonight

Shortly before 11 p.m. tonight, after Tiffany Trump and Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, Sajid Tarar is scheduled to take the stage and deliver a prayer in Arabic. Tarar is a Muslim, and he’s a Muslim for Trump. He might seem an unusual choice for a convention speaker, even after prime time, because he also […]

Clinton compares GOP convention to ‘Wizard of Oz’ in address to major labor union

LAS VEGAS — Addressing a large labor gathering here, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday compared the opening night of the Republican National Convention to a well-known scene in the classic movie “The Wizard of Oz.” There was “lots of sound and fury, even a fog machine,” Clinton said. But “when you pulled back the curtain, it […]

White House declines to respond to Melania Trump’s convention speech

The White House steered clear Tuesday of the controversy over Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Passages of her address Monday night appeared to be largely copied from a 2008 speech by first lady Michelle Obama. Asked about the similarities, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said he would leave the "color […]

Obama in open letter to police: ‘We have your backs’

President Obama published an open letter to law enforcement Tuesday, saying that in the wake of two deadly shooting that claimed eight officers' lives, "We proclaim loudly our appreciation for the acts of service you perform as part of your daily routine." While the president has made a point in recent days of saying there […]

Black women are most worried about the outcome of the 2016 election, poll finds

Nearly three-in-four African American women are “strongly” afraid of what will happen if their candidate loses the presidential election, a recent Gallup poll has found. More than half of all Americans strongly agreed that they feared the outcome of the race between presumptive nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but 72 percent of black women […]

Clinton takes aim at Trump’s new running mate in address to educators

MINNEAPOLIS -- Hillary Clinton teed off Monday on Republican Donald Trump’s new running mate, calling Indiana Gov. Mike Pence “one of the most extreme vice presidential picks in a generation.” Speaking to a gathering of teachers, Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, said Pence was “one of the most hostile politicians in America when it comes […]

Obama to headline Clinton fundraiser Aug. 1 in Atlanta

President Obama will headline a fundraiser on behalf of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Atlanta on Aug. 1, according to individuals briefed on the event. The event, in which donors are asked to donate at least $33,400 to Clinton’s campaign, highlights the president’s intensified effort to support his former secretary of state’s bid to […]

Federal investigators: Cabinet secretary and potential Clinton running mate Julian Castro violated Hatch Act

Housing Secretary Julian Castro violated the federal Hatch Act restricting partisan political activity by federal employees when he praised Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during an interview conducted from his government office, government investigators found Monday. Show More Summary

Trump campaign consults with former Reagan aides on acceptance speech

CLEVELAND — Donald Trump’s campaign said Monday that it has consulted with Ben T. Elliot and Peter Robinson — two former speechwriters for Ronald Reagan — as the real estate mogul has prepared to deliver his highly anticipated acceptance speech here at the Republican National Convention. Elliot, 71, served as Reagan’s chief speechwriter in the […]

Alex Jones celebrates Trump’s takeover of the GOP

CLEVELAND — In the days before the Republican National Convention kicked off, a small plane could be seen buzzing above this city, trailing a garish and very visible banner: HILLARY FOR PRISON 2016 The banner and plane were funded by InfoWars, the all-purpose media outlet founded by the Texas radio host Alex Jones. Plenty of the […]

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