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Trump announces surprise Mexico visit ahead of immigration speech

EVERETT, Washington – Donald Trump will be taking his first foreign trip as the Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday, making a quick and unexpected visit to Mexico, a nation he …


Mexico wonders why its president is meeting with Trump

President Enrique Pena Nieto awoke to a storm of criticism from Mexicans over his decision to meet Wednesday with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is widely reviled in Mexico …


Clinton to stress American exceptionalism in Ohio

Hillary Clinton plans to stress her support for American exceptionalism during a speech in the battleground state of Ohio, while arguing that Donald Trump has rejected the concept.


There they are: 52 Miss America contestants in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – There they are: the 52 Miss America contestants, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk – and not a moment too soon for a city that could use …


Donald Trump returns to Washington with rally in Everett

Thousands of people lined up to hear Donald Trump speak in Everett Tuesday evening as the Republican presidential candidate returned to Washington state for a rally and a fundraiser.


After public self-debate, Trump set to clarify immigration policy

Donald Trump promises to end his open debate with himself in a speech in Arizona on Wednesday to clarify whether he’d deport more than 11 million immigrants who are in …


Kathleen Parker: GOP’s Trump fantasy is deflating

The enchanted evening Republicans fantasized when they nominated the biggest goofball ever to enter the Oval Office sweepstakes is over.


Gary Crooks: Election isn’t likely to be ‘rigged’

“Rigged” suggests an inside job. But elections are state-by-state ventures run by secretaries of state, and 28 of them are Republicans.


Nevada becomes one of Trump’s big hopes for swing state win

Nevada is the most diverse battleground state. On paper, it should be secure for Democrats. But there are enough people, still rattled by the recession and frustrated about other things, …


Froma Harrop: Trump can’t charm female voters

Trump’s problem with many Republican women is not political incorrectness. It’s not some largely harmless bit of ribaldry. It’s that any woman who’s been around the block once or twice …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Book illuminates Trump’s appeal

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ is a compelling and compassionate portrait of a people politicians seldom address and media seldom reflect.


Donald Trump will hold rally in Everett

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Everett next week.


Bill Clinton defends embattled family foundation

Former President Bill Clinton says he’s proud of people who have donated to the Clinton Foundation and the work the organization has done, as he waded into a dispute that …


Hillary Clinton defends foundation, says it has been transparent

Hillary Clinton defended her family’s charitable foundation on Wednesday against criticism from Donald Trump, saying it had provided more transparency than her Republican rival’s sprawling business interests.


Trump’s nuclear talk has ‘been shock therapy’

Donald Trump has suggested America use nuclear weapons to bomb the Islamic State. He has proposed that Japan and maybe even Saudi Arabia build their own arsenals. And he may …


In latest hedge, Trump says immigration laws can be softened

Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he is open to “softening” laws dealing with immigrants in the country illegally, the latest sign that the Republican presidential nominee is considering easing the …


Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money – either personally or through companies or groups – …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.