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Trump’s stance on nuclear restraint is ambiguous

Donald Trump’s ambiguous answer to a debate question on nuclear restraint raised doubts about his understanding of the issue. On the other hand, his words – by design or coincidence …


Jonathan Bernstein: Trump takes debate bait, hooks himself

Hillary Clinton was prepared – she always is – and she baited Trump early and often. And Trump got caught each time.


Record 84 million TV viewers tuned in for presidential debate

The contentious first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump lived up to its big ratings expectations with an estimated average TV viewership that will top the previous record …


FBI chief says immunity for Clinton aide limited to laptop

FBI Director James Comey told Congress on Tuesday that his agency granted immunity to Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff because agents wanted to inspect her laptop as part of …


Trump’s ‘deplorables’ embrace Clinton’s jab; Clinton backers dread future under a President Trump

The Clinton and Trump backers who watched the debate found much to cheer, as well as jeer. Here’s a look at the scenes of debate watch parties hosted by Spokane …


Debate Night: Clinton, Trump set for high-stakes showdown

After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night’s presidential debate, laying out for voters their …


How to stream the high-stakes presidential debates

Television viewership for Monday’s presidential debate is expected to be high, but you don’t need a television to watch.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: One term accurately sums up Trump

We’ve called him many things. We pundits have overworked our thesauruses and our imaginations to describe Donald Trump. Kathleen Parker called him “the biggest goofball ever to enter the Oval …


Res Huppke: Black voters, Trump is reaching out to you – Hands against the wall

I’m not sure why we didn’t think of Trump’s proposal sooner, though it may have something to do with the fact that there was no correlation between New York City’s …


Kathleen Parker: Is anything still unknown about Clinton and Trump?

It’s here, at last. The showdown we’ve all been waiting for: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump. For what seems like years now, we’ve been building up to this moment: the …


Trump says he’ll do more for women as president than Clinton

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tried to make the case Saturday that he’d do more to help women from the White House than Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, a lifelong champion …


New York Times endorses Clinton for president

The New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying the Democrat’s “record of service and a raft of pragmatic ideas” represent the best choice to tackle the challenges the …


Trump, Clinton to meet with Netanyahu on eve of first debate

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of their first presidential debate, a senior Israeli official and both campaigns said Saturday.


Republican lawmakers under fire for racially insensitive comments after Charlotte unrest

Republican lawmakers are under increasing fire for racially insensitive comments after the fatal police shootings of black men sparked unrest in two states.


Trump will win, says professor who’s predicted 30 years of presidential outcomes correctly

Nobody knows for certain who will win on Nov. 8 – but one man is pretty sure: Professor Allan Lichtman, who’s correctly predicted every presidential election since 1984.


‘Profoundly sad,’ ‘let down,’ ‘cuckservative’: Conservatives react to Cruz backing Trump

Mike Lee wasn’t going to let Ted Cruz down. The Utah senator was the first of Cruz’s 53 Republican colleagues to endorse him. In June, at the end of a …


Trump vs. Clinton: A debate fact-check cheat sheet

Presidential candidates rarely come to the debates with fresh facts. Instead, they rely on claims that have been scattered in their stump speeches for many months – claims that The …


Michael Gerson: ACA implicated if Trump wins

The Affordable Care Act has come to embody and summarize declining trust in political institutions. The law was passed in a partisan march, without a single Republican vote.


Trump adds names to Supreme Court wish list

Donald Trump has added 10 names to the list he says he’d use to fill Supreme Court vacancies if he becomes president, including a U.S. senator whose inclusion helped secure …


Trump Hotels to pay New York $50,000 over data breaches

Trump Hotel Collection agreed to pay $50,000 in fines and strengthen security measures after data breaches exposed more than 70,000 credit-card numbers and other personal information, New York Attorney General …


Trump camp boots worker who tied racism to Obama

WASHINGTON – The campaign of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has accepted the resignation of its volunteer chair in a blue-collar Ohio county after the woman made a series of …


In about-face, Cruz says he’ll vote for Trump

WASHINGTON – Ted Cruz says he’s voting for Donald Trump for president – a shocking about-face after he rocked the Republican convention by dramatically refusing to do so. The Texas …


Amy Goodman: On refugees, reason must defeat xenophobia, hate

From the Trumps’ hateful rhetoric to Obama’s pernicious refugee policies, the lives of millions hang in the balance.


Donald Trump Jr. defends Skittles post in Boise campaign stop

Donald Trump Jr. flew into Boise today for a fundraiser for his father’s presidential campaign, and also defended his controversial Twitter post comparing Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles, blaming the …


Samantha Bee says she likes Jimmy Fallon, but couldn’t take Trump interview

Comic Samantha Bee insists she’s a Jimmy Fallon fan. But she said Wednesday that her caustic attack this week on Fallon’s now-infamous hair mussing appearance with Donald Trump came because …


Trudy Rubin: Face dangers of Trump presidency

The Donald brags he will make America “strong again” but the policies he promotes would do exactly the opposite: emboldening our enemies, undercutting our allies and destroying America’s clout in …


Trump used $258,000 from his charity to settle legal problems

Donald Trump spent more than a quarter-million dollars from his charitable foundation to settle lawsuits that involved the billionaire’s for-profit businesses, according to interviews and a review of legal documents. …


Anticipating debate, Trump says he thinks system rigged

A week before the first presidential debate, Donald Trump is putting moderators on notice that he’ll be watching to see if they get too rough on him.


Trump tax plan may cost $1.5 trillion more than he says

Donald Trump’s tax plan may cost $1.5 trillion over the next decade more than he has projected and skew even more to the wealthy, according to a nonpartisan analysis released …


Clinton says Trump gives ‘aid, comfort’ to ISIS recruiters

Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of giving “aid and comfort” to Islamic terrorists Monday, declaring his anti-Muslim rhetoric helps groups like ISIS recruit new fighters. Trump showed no sign of …