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Trump aides covertly fought freeing of Ukraine prisoner

For more than three years, lobbyist Jim Slattery worked in Washington to secure the release in Ukraine of the imprisoned political rival of the country’s then-president. He said the work …


Trump vows ‘fair, but firm’ approach to illegal immigration

Republican Donald Trump promised Monday to be “fair, but firm” toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally, a shift in tone that raised questions on …


Colin Powell denies his advice inspired Clinton’s use of private email

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell rejected assertions that he had inspired Hillary Clinton’s use of private email during her tenure at the State Department Saturday, suggesting that “her people …


State Department ordered to expedite Clinton email review

A judge ordered the State Department to expedite its review of almost 15,000 previously undisclosed documents recovered by the FBI from Hillary Clinton’s private email servers.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Sick and tired of Trump

I am tired of Donald Trump. But I am fascinated by Donald Trump. But I am tired of Donald Trump.


Trump may soften on immigration, aides say

Aides to Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the Republican presidential nominee may be reconsidering his campaign promise to round up and deport 11 million people who are in the United …


Kathleen Parker: A nice column about Trump

Call it a woman’s touch or the desperation of a faltering candidate, but Trump was even kind of cute Thursday when he expressed regret for some of his ill-chosen words …


Will Bunch: Dangerous disregard for press and First Amendment

Citizens say they love journalism and want the facts, as long as it’s the fact that the other guy (or gal) is a bum.


Trump cancels Aug. 31 events in Oregon

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has canceled an Aug. 31 rally and fundraiser in Portland.


Clinton having a quiet August, and for her, that’s just fine

It’s no day at the beach, but Hillary Clinton is having the political equivalent of a quiet August.


Trump and new team have little time to execute new strategy

Donald Trump is on the clock. He has about 80 days to reset and rally a presidential campaign that’s done little but stagger since the close of the Republican convention.


Outside View: More candidates should buck party line

There is nothing wrong with a candidate showing reasoned independence from his or her party. Independent thinking is worth valuing especially in today’s political environment.


Froma Harrop: Progressives may protest too much

Clinton’s core proposals, some inspired or pushed along by Bernie Sanders’ campaign, are progressive. The Democratic Party platform, meanwhile, is being called the most progressive in history.


Trump, Pence survey Louisiana flooding amid campaign staff changes

BATON ROUGE, La. – Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence were in Louisiana Friday to survey the flood damage that killed at least 13 people and displaced thousands …


Amy Goodman: Future Olympics too hot to handle

The Lancet researchers made use of the global attention being paid to the Olympics to make a bigger point: “The world beyond 2050 poses increasingly difficult challenges … because the …


In a first, Trump says he regrets painful comments

For the first time since declaring his presidential run, Republican Donald Trump offered an extended apology to those who may have been hurt by his caustic comments, saying that he …


Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign

A firm run by Donald Trump’s campaign chairman directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor …


Naked Donald Trump statues pop up in cities across the U.S., including Seattle

Life-size naked statues of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have been put up in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Cleveland.


Trump makes first battleground state ad buys

A new brain trust in place, Donald Trump on Thursday moved to invest nearly $5 million in battleground state advertising as the Republican presidential contender took modest steps to address …


Clinton’s foundation to alter donations policy if elected

The Clinton Foundation will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations if Hillary Clinton is elected president.


Bryant, Inslee clash on economy and schools in Spokane debate

Gov. Jay Inslee and challenger Bill Bryant argue over education, the economy and the proposed Spokane Tribe casino project during their debate at Spokane Falls Community College.


Campaign shake up leaves Trump in charge

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump reshuffled his campaign team again Wednesday, bringing the publisher of conservative website Breitbart into his inner circle along with a former ally of his rival Texas …


Trump campaign shakes up leadership in latest sign of tumult

TETERBORO, N.J. – Republican Donald Trump announced a shakeup of his campaign leadership Wednesday, the latest sign of tumult in his bid for the White House as his poll numbers …


AP sources: Manafort tied to undisclosed foreign lobbying

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s campaign chairman helped a pro-Russian governing party in Ukraine secretly route at least $2.2 million in payments to two prominent Washington lobbying firms in 2012, and …


Clinton’s August fundraising spree: From Scranton to Cher

Scranton isn’t a standard stop on the Democratic fundraising circuit. Yet Hillary Clinton put the Western Pennsylvania city on her itinerary – several times. The Democratic presidential nominee and her …


In Washington governor’s race, Bryant says he won’t vote for Trump

Bill Bryant, GOP candidate for Washington governor, says he won’t vote for Donald Trump after comments about Muslim family of slain soldier.


Analysis: What Trump and Clinton didn’t say in their economic speeches

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton spelled out their economic visions in high-profile speeches in Michigan this week. They delved into taxes and regulations, trade deals and job growth. Yet perhaps …


GOP could be near Trump breaking point; frustration abounds

The Republican Party could be nearing a breaking point with Donald Trump.


The fall – and rise? – of moderate Republicans

There was a time, not so long ago, when moderates dominated the GOP. Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush sprang from this wing of the …


Rex Huppke: Obama is CEO, not founder, of ISIS

I realize some of you may find what I’ve written here shocking or hard to believe. But I assure you, it’s every bit as honest as Trump’s claim about Obama.