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Some Sanders fans think he can still win at the convention

CHICAGO — It was an optimistic slogan — #StillSanders — though it was difficult to agree on what it meant. The people who scrawled that on signs near the end of the People’s Summit eventually led a very small march to the balcony of McCormick Place’s lakeside convention hall. Eventually, 23 people found a table, talking about how […]

Trump parts ways with campaign manager Corey Lewandowski

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has parted ways with his embattled campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, amid ongoing scrutiny over several missteps as the real estate mogul has sought to pivot to the general election. “The Donald J. Trump Campaign for President, which has set a historic record in the Republican Primary having received almost 14 […]

Trump, amid criticism, walks back suggestion that armed clubgoers could have prevented Orlando massacre

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday walked back his repeated assertion that the mass shooting at an LGBT Orlando nightclub earlier this month could have been prevented if more people had been equipped with firearms. The claim, which Trump has made on the campaign trail and in television interviews, has been heavily criticized by […]

Three in four voters of color ‘strongly’ dislike Trump

Despite Donald Trump’s insistence that he loves “the Hispanics” and “the African-American people” the feeling doesn’t appear to be mutual. The Republican presidential nominee is deeply unpopular with voters of color, 88 percent of whom reported unfavorable views of the New York businessman, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released last week. That’s 29 […]

Congressional Black Caucus balks at two political reforms being pitched by Bernie Sanders

The Congressional Black Caucus is voicing strong opposition to two key political reforms being sought by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in the run-up to the Democratic National Convention: abolishing superdelegates and opening up Democratic primaries and caucuses to independent voters. Show More Summary

Anti-Trump delegates raising money for staff and a legal defense fund

Supporters of a growing anti-Donald Trump movement announced plans Sunday to raise money for staff and a possible legal defense fund as they asked new recruits to help spread the word with less than a month until the Republican National Convention. Having started with just a few dozen delegates, organizers also said Sunday that they […]

RNC’s Hispanic spokeswoman won’t say whether she has difficulty defending Trump

The Republican National Committee's top Hispanic media spokeswoman declined to say Sunday whether she's uncomfortable defending her party's presumed presidential nominee, Donald Trump, despite previously critical comments about him.Show More Summary

Donald Trump calls profiling Muslims ‘common sense’

After doubling down on his proposal to ban immigrants from countries with a history of terrorism, Donald Trump is now doubling down on another controversial idea in the wake of the Orlando massacre: profiling Muslims already in the United States. In an interview with CBS's John Dickerson that aired Sunday on "Face the Nation," Trump called […]

Attorney general: Government to release some 911 calls with Orlando shooter

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Sunday that authorities will release redacted transcripts on Monday of the phone calls between Orlando shooter Omar Mateen and police during the attack. "It's been our goal to get as much information about this investigation into the public domain as possible," Lynch told CNN's Dana Bash in an interview on "State […]

Paul Ryan: ‘It’s not my job to tell delegates what to do’

With a group of Republican delegates working to stop Donald Trump at next month's convention, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) has given no indication that he plans to stop them. "It's not my job to tell delegates what to do," Ryan told NBC's Chuck Todd in an interview that aired Sunday on "Meet the […]

Donald Trump says it’s ‘not nice’ to call women ‘tough’

PHOENIX — Donald Trump lavished praise on former Arizona governor Jan Brewer (R) at a Saturday afternoon rally, asking her to stand and be recognized by his crowd of several thousand. "She's an amazing person," Trump said, as Brewer stood in a small penned-off area for VIPs. "And, you know, it's not nice to say about […]

Trump accuses Jeb Bush of plotting against him and appears to slam Cruz

LAS VEGAS — Donald Trump voiced annoyance Saturday at continued resistance to his presumptive presidential nomination from some Republicans as he accused former Florida governor Jeb Bush of trying to undermine his candidacy and appeared to take aim at Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.). "We are going to beat Hillary. And it would be helpful if the Republicans […]

In Yosemite, Obama presses climate change during pitch for national parks

YOSEMITE VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — President Obama pressed lawmakers to do more to prevent climate change as he made a pitch for the 100th-year anniversary of the national park system Saturday. Speaking in front of the dramaticShow More Summary

Decades-old letters belonging to President Obama’s father are discovered in Harlem

An archivist has discovered a rare collection of more than two dozen letters and documents from President Obama's father that were written more than a half-century ago as he was trying to make his way in the United States. The discovery of the yellowing letters in which Barack Hussein Obama Sr. is trying to secure […]

President Obama’s Marine One helicopter landed in Yosemite Valley. It was spectacular.

This has to be one of the cooler things I've done on a shoot, flying on a helicopter past Half Dome and other gorgeous landmarks at Yosemite National Park as part of the White House traveling press corps. Pictures really don't do the experience Justice. Here the Marine One helicopter carries the first family to […]

Trump accuses Obama of ‘trying to make terrorism into guns,’ days after mogul signaled openness to new restrictions

THE WOODLANDS, Tex. -- Donald Trump on Friday accused President Obama of trying to unjustifiably wedge the debate over guns laws into the national conversation about terrorism, even as the mogul has signaled openness to tightening restrictions on firearms in the wake of the Orlando nightclub massacre. "It's a hatred. It's a deep-seated hatred. And […]

A Sanders endorsement of Clinton could come ahead of the Philadelphia convention

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Bernie Sanders could offer an endorsement of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton before the party’s convention next month, depending on the outcome of ongoing policy talks between the two campaigns, Sanders’s campaign manager said Friday. Show More Summary

IRS complaint: Liberal group alleges that Trump’s foundation, political campaign have become entwined

Donald Trump has violated federal tax law by turning his charitable foundation into "a political tool" and trumpeting its donations to veterans' groups during his campaign events, a liberal group alleged Friday in a complaint to the IRS. The American Democracy Legal Fund, headed by longtime Democratic operative Brad Woodhouse, formally requested that the IRS open an […]

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