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Pay to play or legit? Trump businesses honored by company closely tied to Trump

An AP review shows that about half the roughly 30 American Academy of Hospitality Sciences trustees listed in the company’s own press materials appear to be Trump friends and business associates.

Bernie Sanders campaign down to less than $6 million in cash

Bernie Sanders’ campaign had less than $6 million at the start of May, a critical cash shortage as he makes an admittedly tough final play to wrest the Democratic presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton. He has been spending about $40 million per month.

Trump accepts NRA endorsement despite past views on guns

In December 2012, Donald Trump praised President Barack Obama’s comments about the shooting deaths at a Newtown, Conn., school. Nearly four years later, he accepted the endorsement of the National Rifle Association as the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

GOP hopes to flip Snohomish County to their side

Republicans believe they can win more statewide political offices in Washington if they are able to flip Snohomish County to the GOP side.

UAW leader suggests union will back Hillary Clinton for president

United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said his union won’t endorse Donald Trump for U.S. president, all but assuring support for Hillary Clinton as she closes in on the Democratic nomination.

Plenty of Ted Cruz supporters remain at state GOP convention

Jennifer Fetters, of Bellevue, worked a booth promoting former presidential candidate Ted Cruz at the Washington State Republican Party convention on Thursday – one of the many supporters of the conservative senator from Texas who continued to push his candidacy weeks after Cruz suspended his campaign.

Students at Oregon school protest ‘build a wall’ banner

Hundreds of students walked out of a suburban Portland high school to protest an offensive banner that briefly appeared in the cafeteria.

Billings appearances by Bill Clinton, Donald Trump scheduled

Details on the Billings campaign appearances on behalf of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been released.

Donald Trump unveils list of top Supreme Court picks

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Donald Trump’s financial records are outlined in filing

The government on Wednesday released Donald Trump’s personal financial documents filed with the Federal Election Commission, describing the billionaire’s assets and revenues and his roles with hundreds of corporate shell companies.

Washington state GOP convention opens in Pasco

With Donald Trump emerging as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, a little of the drama has been removed from the state GOP convention that opened in Pasco on Wednesday.

The Latest: Bernie Sanders doesn’t gain much ground on Hillary Clinton

The Latest on Tuesday’s primary elections in Kentucky and Oregon.

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders in tight Kentucky race; Sanders, Donald Trump win Oregon

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton sought to avoid primary losses in Kentucky and Oregon on Tuesday, aiming to blunt the momentum of challenger Bernie Sanders ahead of a likely general election matchup against Republican Donald Trump.

Bernie Sanders gives defiant statement under pressure over Nevada violence

Under pressure from Democratic Party leaders to denounce ugly tactics by his supporters, Sen. Bernie Sanders instead struck back with a defiant statement Tuesday that dismissed complaints from Nevada Democrats as “nonsense” and asserted that his backers were not being treated with “fairness and respect.”

Trump sends teams to Democratic-leaning states, bucking trends

Donald Trump is moving quickly to install political operatives in more than a dozen states, targeting Maine and Minnesota among others that traditionally favor Democrats, as the Republican White House contender lays the groundwork for an expanded electoral battlefield.

Clinton aims for Kentucky win to break Sanders’ momentum

Donald Trump has picked up nine delegates in Guam. He now needs fewer than 100 delegates to clinch the Republican nomination for president.

Trump questions value of voter data, worrrying Republicans

Donald Trump says he plans to win the White House largely on the strength of his personality, not by leaning heavily on complex voter data operations that have become a behind-the-scenes staple in modern presidential campaigns.

Rebuking Trump, Obama tells graduates walls won’t solve ills

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – President Barack Obama on Sunday urged college graduates to shun those who want to confront a rapidly changing world by building walls around the United States or by embracing ignorance, as he delivered a sharp and barely concealed critique of Donald Trump. Obama used his commencement speech at Rutgers University to illustrate a world view antithetical to the ideas espoused by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Looking out at a sea of red and black gowns, Obama told the roughly 12,000 graduating students that the pace of change on the planet is accelerating, not subsiding, and that recent history had proved that the toughest challenges cannot be solved in isolation.

Coming up for Trump: Picking a running mate

Donald Trump has essentially seized the Republican presidential nomination, and now he has a key decision: Who will be his running mate?

Clinton winning most votes but not as much enthusiasm

Whether Hillary Clinton is competing against Democratic rival Bernie Sanders or presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, one concern is much the same. They are outsider candidates riding a wave of populist excitement, while she is viewed as a traditional, establishment choice. As a result, her campaign sometimes just looks a little less exciting.