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Couch Slouch: Longing for bygone days

Like Donald Trump, Couch Slouch wants to make America great again. It’s simple – just do what America was doing before, like in 1789 or 1946. Boy, those were good …


Ann McFeatters: America deserves better candidates

This election could have one of the lowest turnouts in modern times. That would be a sad outcome, especially in a time when, as Obama pointed out, America is far …


Hillary haters, get over it

Think of it this way: A President Hillary Clinton is the only thing standing in the way of a President Donald Trump.


Martha Burk urges U.S. Women’s Open to leave Trump National

Martha Burk is back in golf, encouraging people to join a protest over the U.S. Women’s Open being held next year at Trump National in New Jersey.


Were Trump’s ‘Made in USA’ hats really all made in USA?

Donald Trump says he won’t stand for it if it turns out some of his hats labeled “Made in USA” actually weren’t made entirely in the USA.


Candidates spin budgetary yarns

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget recently issued an analysis of the promises of Clinton and presumed Republican nominee Donald Trump, and how they would impact the national budget …


GOP lobbyist backs ‘Free the Delegates’ after butting heads with Trump

Lobbyist Jack Burkman on Friday was opening up his Northern Virginia home to what he says is a mounting number of Republican loyalists eager to bankroll a last-minute challenge to …


Bernie Sanders gets offer to lead Green Party ticket by Jill Stein

Bernie Sanders is still nominally a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, though he has turned his efforts to shaping the party’s platform after losing in both delegate and popular …


Rare restraint, calls for understanding from candidates

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both called off political events Friday, hours after five police officers were killed in Dallas during a protest over fatal police shootings of black men …


Trump’s visit to U.S. Capitol fails to convince skeptical GOP lawmakers

Donald Trump made strides to quell doubts over his candidacy among congressional Republicans on Thursday, but deep divisions remained just two weeks before the party’s national convention.


Idaho’s Raul Labrador: Trump should pick Ted Cruz as running mate

Idaho 1st District Congressman Raul Labrador, who will be going to the national GOP convention in Cleveland as a Ted Cruz delegate, called Thursday for Donald Trump to choose Cruz …


In meeting hosted by Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Trump offers assurances to GOP rank-and-file in Congress

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump tried to assure skittish GOP lawmakers Thursday that they all share the same Republican Party goals, but his first appearance before the rank-and-file failed to soothe …


Trump takes in $51 million, takes potential VPs on tour

Celebrating new success in fundraising, Donald Trump says he took in $51 million for his campaign and allied Republicans in recent weeks, a huge jump from his previously lackluster figures …


Chris Christie’s cellphone in bridge scandal may torpedo VP chances

Chris Christie’s chances of being named Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick may hinge on deepening questions about his role in the George Washington Bridge scandal – like, what happened to …


GOP to examine FBI decision on Clinton emails

Irate that Hillary Clinton will not face criminal charges over her emails, House Republicans are summoning FBI Director James Comey to Capitol Hill to answer their questions.


Hillary Clinton unveils college costs plan

In a gesture to her former Democratic primary rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton is announcing new steps aimed at tackling the rising cost of college tuition and the burden of …


Trump lauds Saddam Hussein vs. terrorists

Republican Donald Trump is again praising former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s ruthlessness, saying he killed terrorists “so good.”


Trump blames ‘rigged’ system for FBI recommendation on Clinton

Donald Trump blasted rival Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server at a packed rally at Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday evening, saying the FBI’s recommendation not to pursue …


Trump needs to ‘clean up’ his tweets, Ryan says

Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan said that a tweet that Donald Trump’s campaign sent out attacking Hillary Clinton, which appeared to have an image of the Star Of …


Why FBI concluded Hillary Clinton’s email practices weren’t criminal

Federal law makes it a crime for a trusted U.S. official to “knowingly and willfully” disclose or transmit secret information to an “unauthorized person.” A second law makes it a …


Socialist Workers Party among alternatives for president on Washington ballot

For Washington voters unhappy with their presidential choices from the two major parties, there will be other options.


Libertarian candidate Johnson averaging more than 7 percent in polls

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is averaging more than 7 percent support in recent national polls, and if that holds he’d get the biggest vote of a third-party nominee in …


Trump buys others’ email lists for fundraising pitches

Donald Trump has sent a flurry of email fundraising appeals in recent days, though rather than originating from his campaign, some have been sent to addresses on lists purchased from …


Trump Taj Mahal workers: Strike fights owner’s ‘tyranny’

Striking Atlantic City casino workers are using the Fourth of July holiday to highlight their struggle against billionaire Carl Icahn, who owns the Trump Taj Mahal casino.


Trump: Charges of anti-Semitism over tweet are ‘ridiculous’

Donald Trump is blaming the press for the fuss over an anti-Hillary Clinton tweet that appeared to depict the Star of David atop a pile of cash.


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.


With few political allies, Trump plans celebrity convention

Donald Trump’s team promises an extraordinary display of political entertainment at this month’s Republican National Convention, with the accent on entertainment.


Taj Mahal workers continue strike over health care, pensions

A strike against Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino entered its second day Saturday with both sides appearing confident they could outwait the other and prevail in the bitter dispute …


Strike at Taj Mahal casino raises questions about its future

A strike against Atlantic City’s most vulnerable casino on the biggest moneymaking weekend of the year raised fresh questions about the future of the Trump Taj Mahal.


Trump, Sanders rallies in Spokane racked up big police overtime costs

Donald Trump’s one-hour speech at the Spokane Convention Center in May cost the police department more than $65,000 in overtime.