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Obama boosts Clinton: Carry her like you carried me

Their political fates now entwined, President Barack Obama will implore voters Wednesday to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, appealing to the women, minorities and young people who powered …


Missing from Democratic convention speakers list: potential VP nominees

On Friday, Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced the headlining speakers for this month’s Democratic National Convention. Missing from the partial list: anyone on the short list for vice president.


If Bernie Sanders backs Hillary Clinton, will supporters follow?

It looks as if Bernie Sanders is ready to back Hillary Clinton. But not all his supporters are prepared to give up revolution for realism.


In nod to Sanders, Clinton offers new health care proposals

In another nod to primary rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton is proposing to increase federal money for community health centers and outlining steps to expand access to health care across …


Bernie Sanders protesters book campgrounds for Democratic convention

Bernie Sanders is proving to be good for the campground business. Campgrounds outside Philadelphia are getting booked up by Sanders supporters planning to protest during this month’s Democratic National Convention.


Zika funding fails in Senate as Democrats decry ‘poison pills’

The Senate on Tuesday blocked Republicans’ plan to partially fund President Barack Obama’s request for funding to tackle the Zika virus and attach it to other items Democrats dismissed as …


Immoral, lazy, closed-minded: How Democrats and Republicans feel about each other

Nearly half of Republicans regard Democrats as more “immoral,” “lazy” and “dishonest” than other Americans; seven in 10 Democrats view Republicans as “more closed-minded.”


Washington Democrats end convention with last delegate picks

Washington Democrats wrapped up the final day of their state convention Sunday, selecting the final 34 national delegates and eight alternates to the Democratic National Convention.


Editorial: Grant greater primary participation

Voters crave participation in presidential primaries, but if the parties won’t give in and make it more meaningful, they they should pick up the entire cost of selecting their nominees


General election could prove tough for Trump

PHILADELPHIA – The presidential primaries are just about over and the nominees have emerged. And the general election begins with Democrat Hillary Clinton already ahead of Republican Donald Trump on …


Charles Krauthammer: A difficult year for conscience-driven

I sympathize with the dilemma of Republican leaders reluctant to affirm Trump. Many are as appalled as I am by Trump, but they don’t have the freedom I do to …


Froma Harrop: It’s time for Sanders to step away

Spare us the commentary on the crowds, the passion and the noise. The voters clearly prefer Hillary.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


Dana Milbank: Sanders’ party-bashing turns ugly

The Vermont socialist is now running against the Democratic Party. And that’s excellent news for one Donald J. Trump.


GOP blocks provision to require women to register for draft

Buckling under conservative pressure, House Republicans pulled a legislative sleight of hand Tuesday and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required young women to …


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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 …


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 …


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.


Bernie Sanders’ economic plan would pile $18 trillion on federal debt, study says

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ tax and spending proposals would provide new levels of health and education benefits for American families, but they’d also blow an $18-trillion hole in federal deficits, piling …


Kim Wyman: Easy to be heard on presidential primary

I am concerned that new voters, especially our millennials, will walk away from “the system” rather than begin a lifetime of voting and civic engagement.


Half of GOP conservatives say climate change is real, poll shows

The percentage of conservative Republicans who consider global warming a threat shot up 19 points in two years, to 47 percent, according to public opinion researchers at Yale University and …


Iran nuclear deal dispute blocks spending bill

Democrats on Wednesday blocked the Senate’s first spending bill of the year in a last-minute fight over a Republican effort to undercut the Iran nuclear deal and scuttle U.S. plans …