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Pence to release tax returns next week; no word on release by Donald Trump

Republican vice presidential hopeful Mike Pence is ready to release his tax returns. But don’t expect the same from Donald Trump.


Presidential debate moderators announced

The Commission on Presidential Debates on Friday announced the moderators for the four debates for the general election.


FBI releases report on its investigation into Clinton’s use of private email server

The FBI on Friday released a summary report of its probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and her handling of classified materials.


GOP seeks to block McAuliffe’s latest felon voting effort

Virginia Republicans are trying to block Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s latest effort to restore voting rights to thousands of felons who’ve completed their sentences.


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.


McCain challenge, sheriff’s latest bid top Arizona primary

U.S. Sen. John McCain beat back a primary challenge Tuesday from a Republican tea party activist to win the right to seek a sixth Senate term in November, clearing an …


Rubio, Murphy win Florida’s Senate primaries

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy each easily won their Senate primaries Tuesday, setting up a November showdown that’s guaranteed to be nasty …


Reid wants FBI investigation into election system hacks

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said in a letter that he wants the FBI to investigate whether Russia is trying to influence this year’s election outcomes.


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, …


Judge rules Olympia income tax measure invalid

A superior court judge has ruled that a ballot measure that would create an income tax for some city of Olympia residents was invalid and would not appear on the …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Voting rights restored again for 13K felons in Virginia

A defiant Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that he again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons who served their time after his previous attempt was thwarted by …


RNC hires strategists to help woo African-American voters

The Republican National Committee is trying to strengthen its outreach to black voters by hiring a new national director of African-American engagement and bringing on new advisers and strategists to …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 2, 2016

Trump is ‘unfit’ to be president, Obama says

In a searing denouncement, President Barack Obama castigated Donald Trump as “unfit” and “woefully unprepared” to serve in the White House. He challenged Republicans to withdraw their support for their …


Clinton sees best-yet fundraising numbers as general election begins

Hillary Clinton raised $63 million in July for her presidential campaign, her best month yet and a summertime haul that puts her ahead of President Barack Obama’s fundraising at the …


Wisconsin election laws struck down by federal judge

A federal judge in Wisconsin has declared multiple Republican-authored election laws unconstitutional in a sweeping ruling.


Kansas must count disputed state, local race votes, judge rules

Kansas must count potentially thousands of votes in state and local races from people who’ve registered without providing citizenship documents, a county judged ruled on Friday.


Pence says campaign might stop banning news outlets

Donald Trump’s running mate is saying that the Republican presidential campaign might lift its ban of certain media outlets from campaign events.


Court blocks ‘discriminatory’ North Carolina voter ID law

A federal appeals court has found that a North Carolina voter ID law was enacted “with discriminatory intent” and must be blocked.


Trump has a record of siding with Putin on key issues

Donald Trump has refused to condemn Russia’s military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, saying if elected he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory, in the latest of a series …


Roe v. Wade will be overturned if Trump wins, Pence says

GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on Thursday predicted that Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, would be overturned if Donald Trump is elected president.


Only 10 percent of primary ballots returned so far

Only about 10 percent of the state’s voters have returned their ballots in advance of Tuesday’s primary election.


Medical Marijuana measure qualifies for Montana ballot

A measure that seeks to expand the availability of medical marijuana in Montana has qualified for the November ballot.


Former Sen. Evan Bayh says he’ll seek Indiana Senate seat again

Democrat Evan Bayh launched a bid Wednesday to recapture the Indiana Senate seat he left six years ago, a move that boosts his party’s chances to pick up the GOP-held …


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 …


House Judiciary chairman questions Hillary Clinton email ruling

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is calling the timing of FBI Director James Comey’s recommendation in Hillary Clinton’s email case “uniquely troubling.”