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Clinton assails Trump as a ‘fraud’ trying to scam Americans

Hillary Clinton on Wednesday assailed presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump as a “fraud” intent on scamming the American people following new revelations about the businessman’s now-defunct education company.

California Gov. Jerry Brown endorses Hillary Clinton

After carefully avoiding any involvement in the Democratic presidential primary, California Gov. Jerry Brown dropped his neutrality – and looked past his bitter history with the Clintons – to endorse Hillary Clinton on Monday.

Big Trump checks to vets groups sent on day of media report

Under pressure to account for money he claimed to raise for veterans, an angry and irritated Donald Trump listed charities Tuesday he says have now received millions of dollars from a fundraiser he held in January.

On cutting-edge voter data, Trump critically behind Clinton

PHILADELPHIA – Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton by months, even years, in using fast-evolving digital campaigning to win over voters, data specialists working with the GOP say. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has dismissed the science that defines 21st century political campaigns, a tool that President Barack Obama used effectively in winning two terms and the Clinton campaign has worked on for nearly a year.

As in U.S., Trump draws strong reactions in China

China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, he’s only now emerging as a public figure, despite fame elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV show.

Voters feel disconnected, helpless in 2016, poll shows

Republicans and Democrats feel a massive disconnect with their political parties and helpless about the presidential election.

Voters interested, not excited about election, poll shows

While 65 percent of Americans say they’re interested in the White House race, just 23 percent say they’re excited as the presidential contest shifts from the primaries to the general election, according to a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Sanders says Clinton’s email situation has changed

Months after telling Hillary Clinton that Americans were “sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails,” Bernie Sanders may be changing his mind.

Trump called ‘small man’ for taking 9/11 money

Donald Trump is “a small man” for accepting $150,000 from a federal fund for small businesses hurt by the Sept. 11 attacks and should return the money or donate it to charity, a New York Democratic congressman said.

Democrats holding forums on convention platform around country

Seeking to defuse tensions, the Democratic National Committee said Friday it will hold public hearings around the country to develop the platform for its summer convention, a focal point for supporters of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Trump vs. Sanders: Bernie says he’s ready to debate GOP nominee

Who knows if the purported debate between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders will come off? The Republican seemed to be half-joking when he suggested at a North Dakota appearance that he’d debate Sanders, the Vermont senator running for the Democratic nomination, if the event could raise money for women’s health groups.

Origin of key Clinton emails from report are a mystery

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was supposed to have turned over all work-related emails to the State Department to be released to the public. But an agency audit found at least three emails never seen before – including Clinton’s own explanation of why she wanted her emails kept private.

Bernie Sanders accepts Kentucky primary result; Hillary Clinton wins state

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says his campaign accepts primary results in Kentucky, handing front-runner Hillary Clinton another victory.

Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in New Mexico

Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico turned violent Tuesday night as demonstrators threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, overturned trash cans and knocked down barricades.

Bernie Sanders’ campaign seeks Kentucky vote recanvass

Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign requested a recanvass in Kentucky’s presidential primary Tuesday, where he trails Hillary Clinton by less than one-half of 1 percent of the vote.

Clinton campaign declines invitation to California debate

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Monday declined an invitation from Fox News to participate in a debate with rival Bernie Sanders in California before that state’s June 7 primary.

Clinton: Trump could ‘bankrupt America’ like his companies

Hillary Clinton said Monday that Donald Trump’s economic policies would lead to lower wages, fewer jobs and more debt.

In swing state suburbs, white women are skeptical of Trump

For Donald Trump to win the White House in November, he’ll need the votes of women like lifelong Republican Wendy Emery. Yet the 52-year-old from the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, is struggling with the idea of voting for her party’s presumptive presidential nominee.

Ted Cruz’s delegates fight on nationally

After Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race, his campaign staffers boxed up their mementos and souvenirs as they prepared to shutter the Houston headquarters, and the Texan announced that he would seek re-election to the U.S. Senate.

State GOP convention wraps up Saturday

The state Republican Party convention wraps up Saturday in Pasco.