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Hillary Clinton adds delegates in Puerto Rico, on cusp of nomination

Hillary Clinton stands on the cusp of having enough delegates to claim the Democratic presidential nomination, having overwhelmed Bernie Sanders in a pair of weekend elections in the Caribbean.

Clinton wins Puerto Rico’s Democratic presidential primary

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Ricans frustrated by the island’s economic crisis voted Sunday in the U.S. territory’s Democratic presidential primary and local elections, as front-runner Hillary Clinton drew closer to securing the number of delegates needed to win her party’s White House nomination. After a blowout victory Saturday in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Clinton was just 60 delegates short of the 2,383 needed to win the Democratic nomination and advance to the November general election, according to an Associated Press count.

Spin Control: Primary helped parties see clearly

Requiring voters to state their party affiliation in the recent presidential primary provides parties with a gold mine of information.

Mapping the vote: Red v. Blue in Spokane County

Data from the presidential primary gives a clear view of Spokane and the state’s the partisan split.

Paul Ryan endorses Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed Donald Trump on Thursday, ending an extraordinary public split between the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee and the nation’s highest-ranking Republican office holder.

Clinton unleashes attacks on Trump’s foreign policy

Hillary Clinton is set to unleash a major foreign policy attack on Donald Trump, using a speech in San Diego to cast the Republican as unqualified and dangerous.

Clinton, Sanders look to mobilize complacent California voters

Sue LaVaccare is fighting “the California complacency.” With the presidency on the line, it’s the well-documented tendency of many voters in a state filled with sunshine and distractions to shrug at election days.

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.

Spin Control: If other candidates stayed in the hunt, would Trump have won the primary?

Post-election analysis is a good time for “what ifs” and last Tuesday’s presidential primary was no exception. Like, what if Ted Cruz and John Kasich had not dropped out of the race just as the primary ballots went in the mail? Donald Trump may have come out on top, but maybe not so much as to collect all the Republican delegates to the national convention.

Sunday Spin: Playing ‘what if’ on the presidential primary

Would the primary results have been different if Ted Cruz and John Kasich hadn’t bailed?

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.