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Aug 3, 2016

With jab at Ryan, Trump ignites new tensions

As Republican loyalists continue to flee, Donald Trump has ignited new party tensions by refusing to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan or Arizona Sen. John McCain, a remarkable display of party division just three months before Election Day. The Republican presidential nominee told The Washington Post on Tuesday that he’s “just not quite there yet,” when asked about an endorsement of Ryan, [...]

Jul 27, 2016

Suburban women are key to Clinton’s hopes

Pennsylvania county illustrates challenge facing Democrat

Jul 27, 2016

Abuse allegations roil Florida Senate race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Alan Grayson lost endorsements from liberal groups Tuesday after the mother of his children revealed police reports alleging decades of domestic abuse. Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee rescinded endorsements in Grayson’s Senate primary against U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy after Politico reported[...]

Jul 25, 2016

Less ‘edgy’ DFLers head to Philadelphia for convention

Sanders holds sway with most of state’s pledged delegates

Jul 20, 2016

Ryan urges Ohio Republicans to get on board

A day after overseeing Donald Trump’s selection as the Republican presidential nominee, House Speaker Paul Ryan told Ohio delegates who backed home-state Gov. John Kasich that the general election is like Big Ten football: If another team in the conference other than yours goes to the Rose Bowl, you cheer for that team. “We all ran different offenses in the primary,’’ Ryan told Ohioans [...]

Jul 15, 2016

Pence brings conservative appeal to ticket

Donald Trump announced Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate on Friday, adding significant government experience to his outsider campaign for the White House. “I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.,” he tweeted. The choice of Pence, 57, who previously served in the U.S. House [...]

Jul 13, 2016

After bitter fight, ‘a nice show of unity’

Sanders succeeds in nudging Clinton to the left

Jul 6, 2016

Trump’s VP shortlist heavy with Washington insiders

WASHINGTON— Republican Donald Trump’s vice presidential short list is heavy with Washington insiders who could help usher a President Trump’s agenda through the jungle of Congress. He has narrowed it to a handful of contenders fewer than two weeks before the GOP is expected to nominate him for president. But who would be Trump’s running mate is also a question of who would take the j[...]

Jul 5, 2016

No charges recommended in Clinton email probe, FBI says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI won't recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state, agency Director James Comey said Tuesday, lifting a major legal threat to her presidential campaign. But Comey called her actions "extremely careless" and faulted the agency she led for a lackadaisical approach to handling classified material. Co[...]

Jun 29, 2016

Clinton-Warren comity may yield to tension

United by a common ene my in Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and progressive icon Elizabeth Warren shared a kumbaya moment Monday before a cheering crowd in Cincinnati, Ohio. “She gets up and keeps right on fighting for the people who need her most,” said the Massachusetts senator. The presumptive Democratic nominee returned the favor: “I do just love to see how she gets under Donald Trump�[...]

Jun 23, 2016

Democrats eager for Franken to unleash wit

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Sen. Al Franken has kept one of his most potent political weapons in check: his wit. The former "Saturday Night Live" comic was determined to establish himself as a serious senator after winning his Minnesota seat by a razor-thin margin. So after he got to the Senate in 2009, he embraced the low-key life of a freshman lawmaker, allowing his inner-nerd to flourish [...]

Jun 22, 2016

Clinton’s VP search moves into more intense phase

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s search for a running mate is moving into a more intense phase, according to several Democrats, as aides contact a pared-down pool of candidates to ask for reams of personal information and set up interviews with the presumptive Democratic nominee’s vetting team. Those on the shortlist include Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a favorite of progressives wh[...]

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