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Libertarian Johnson makes western advertising push ahead of New York debate

In a bid to propel his candidacy onto the presidential debate stage later this month, Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson is deploying an unusual advertising strategy to help him meet …


Trump promises huge boost in military spending

Republican Donald Trump unveiled a plan to boost military spending by tens of billions of dollars on Wednesday, promising major increases in the number of active troops, Navy ships and …


Trump seeks distance from donation supporting Florida AG

Donald Trump spoke to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi before his charity cut a 2013 check to support her re-election effort, but his campaign said Tuesday the two never discussed …


Could a debate smackdown shake up the election?

Get ready for some must-see TV. The fall debates are always a big part of any presidential campaign. But with many 2016 voters underwhelmed by both Hillary Clinton and Donald …


Trump says he never discussed $25,000 donation with Florida attorney general

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Monday that he “never spoke to” Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi about a $25,000 donation from his foundation to a group with connections to …


Clinton blasts Russia; Trump softens immigration stance

Their planes parked on the same tarmac, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton made competing Labor Day pitches in Ohio on Monday, setting the stage for a critical month in their …


Arizona is best chance for a third-party spoiler in presidential campaign

PHOENIX – If Hillary Clinton carries Arizona in November, there’s a good chance it won’t be because Democrats on their own have flipped a reliable GOP state they hope to …


Pence to release tax returns next week; no word on release by Donald Trump

Republican vice presidential hopeful Mike Pence is ready to release his tax returns. But don’t expect the same from Donald Trump.


Only immigration solution: Legalize now

You can rail for a year about the squishy soft, weak-kneed politicians who have opened our borders to the wretched refuse of Mexico. You can promise to round them up. …


Brotherly love for Trump? N. Philly visit stirs strong opposition

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump arrived in North Philadelphia on Friday as protesters gathered outside a church venue where he was to meet privately with African-American voters – stirring visible …


Melania Trump escort story retracted after lawsuit

The Daily Mail newspaper and its website retracted a story about Melania Trump on Friday after she filed a lawsuit accusing the Daily Mail Online and a Maryland blogger of …


Presidential debate moderators announced

The Commission on Presidential Debates on Friday announced the moderators for the four debates for the general election.


Trump’s border wall nothing but a mirage

Face it, folks: Mexico is not buying us a wall. This whirl of activity signifies nothing. It’s all about political gain. “That’ll be for a later date” is the perfect …


Dana Milbank: In surrogate circus, anything goes

Trump’s surrogates are a decidedly B-list group of Trump supporters who argue his case on the airwaves.


Trump vows to remove millions living in country illegally

On Mexican soil for the first time as the Republican presidential nominee, a firm but measured Donald Trump defended the right of the United States to build a massive border …


Trump announces surprise Mexico visit ahead of immigration speech

EVERETT, Washington – Donald Trump will be taking his first foreign trip as the Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday, making a quick and unexpected visit to Mexico, a nation he …


Mexico wonders why its president is meeting with Trump

President Enrique Pena Nieto awoke to a storm of criticism from Mexicans over his decision to meet Wednesday with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is widely reviled in Mexico …


Clinton to stress American exceptionalism in Ohio

Hillary Clinton plans to stress her support for American exceptionalism during a speech in the battleground state of Ohio, while arguing that Donald Trump has rejected the concept.


There they are: 52 Miss America contestants in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – There they are: the 52 Miss America contestants, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk – and not a moment too soon for a city that could use …


Donald Trump returns to Washington with rally in Everett

Thousands of people lined up to hear Donald Trump speak in Everett Tuesday evening as the Republican presidential candidate returned to Washington state for a rally and a fundraiser.


After public self-debate, Trump set to clarify immigration policy

Donald Trump promises to end his open debate with himself in a speech in Arizona on Wednesday to clarify whether he’d deport more than 11 million immigrants who are in …


Kathleen Parker: GOP’s Trump fantasy is deflating

The enchanted evening Republicans fantasized when they nominated the biggest goofball ever to enter the Oval Office sweepstakes is over.


Gary Crooks: Election isn’t likely to be ‘rigged’

“Rigged” suggests an inside job. But elections are state-by-state ventures run by secretaries of state, and 28 of them are Republicans.


Nevada becomes one of Trump’s big hopes for swing state win

Nevada is the most diverse battleground state. On paper, it should be secure for Democrats. But there are enough people, still rattled by the recession and frustrated about other things, …


Froma Harrop: Trump can’t charm female voters

Trump’s problem with many Republican women is not political incorrectness. It’s not some largely harmless bit of ribaldry. It’s that any woman who’s been around the block once or twice …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Book illuminates Trump’s appeal

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ is a compelling and compassionate portrait of a people politicians seldom address and media seldom reflect.


Donald Trump will hold rally in Everett

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Everett next week.


Bill Clinton defends embattled family foundation

Former President Bill Clinton says he’s proud of people who have donated to the Clinton Foundation and the work the organization has done, as he waded into a dispute that …


Hillary Clinton defends foundation, says it has been transparent

Hillary Clinton defended her family’s charitable foundation on Wednesday against criticism from Donald Trump, saying it had provided more transparency than her Republican rival’s sprawling business interests.


Trump’s nuclear talk has ‘been shock therapy’

Donald Trump has suggested America use nuclear weapons to bomb the Islamic State. He has proposed that Japan and maybe even Saudi Arabia build their own arsenals. And he may …