Trump promises not to let GOP down as leaders grow worried
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Trump promises not to let GOP down as leaders grow worried

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump labored to convince fellow Republicans that he can broaden his appeal and move beyond controversy, tamping down his caustic attacks and divisive remarks in a noticeably muted speech after his final presidential primary wins. “I understand the responsibility of carrying the mantle” of the Republican Party, Trump said … Continue reading

Florida AG asked Trump for donation before nixing fraud case
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Florida AG asked Trump for donation before nixing fraud case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida’s attorney general personally solicited a political contribution from Donald Trump around the same time her office deliberated joining an investigation of alleged fraud at Trump University and its affiliates The new disclosure from Attorney General Pam Bondi’s spokesman to The Associated Press on Monday provides additional details around the unusual circumstances … Continue reading

Sanders focus on California; Clinton has sufficient backing
Politics / Virginia

Sanders focus on California; Clinton has sufficient backing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facing elimination, Bernie Sanders vowed Monday to win primaries in California and beyond even as Hillary Clinton secured the commitments of enough delegates to become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. Campaigning in San Francisco, Sanders declined to speculate to reporters about what a poor showing in Tuesday’s primaries might mean to … Continue reading

Tale of Trump and partner in Azerbaijan real estate project
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Tale of Trump and partner in Azerbaijan real estate project

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months before he entered the presidential race, Donald Trump announced a new real estate project in Baku, Azerbaijan. His partner was the son of a government minister suspected by U.S. diplomats of laundering money for Iran’s military and described as “notoriously corrupt.” Eighteen months later, and only weeks after daughter Ivanka … Continue reading

Ex-Trump U students supplied by campaign beholden to Trump
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Ex-Trump U students supplied by campaign beholden to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former students put forward by Donald Trump’s campaign to help deflect criticism of his defunct real estate seminars have business ties to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. The campaign posted a web video Wednesday defending Trump University after a federal judge unsealed documents in a long-running lawsuit filed by ex-students who claim … Continue reading

Clinton campaign suggested intros, questions prior to events
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Clinton campaign suggested intros, questions prior to events

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Hillary Clinton, the presidential campaign has been about building an approachable image: She’s often eschewed big arenas in favor of town halls, peppered her ads with personal stories and planned less-scripted gatherings with voters. But emails obtained by The Associated Press reveal a careful, behind-the-scenes effort to review introductory remarks for … Continue reading

Clinton camp slams Trump University as ‘fraudulent scheme’
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Clinton camp slams Trump University as ‘fraudulent scheme’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released documents about a now-defunct business owned by Donald Trump reveal strategies for enticing people to enroll in real estate seminars even if they couldn’t afford it, opening the presumptive Republican nominee up to fresh criticism from Hillary Clinton that he took advantage of vulnerable Americans. “Trump University was a fraudulent … Continue reading