Democrats fear their Senate takeover chances dimming
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Democrats fear their Senate takeover chances dimming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are sounding increasingly concerned about their chances of retaking control of the Senate, as Republicans demonstrate a commanding fundraising advantage and Hillary Clinton’s lead narrows in key battleground races. Although most Democrats still express confidence that they will win back the Senate majority in November, they now appear to have fewer … Continue reading

After ruling, North Carolina board careful on vote changes
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After ruling, North Carolina board careful on vote changes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina elections officials have fashioned early voting schedules they hope comply with a federal court ruling this summer and ease long lines this fall in the presidential battleground state. The state’s Republican-controlled Board of Elections deliberated for 11 hours through disputed plans for early in-person voting from one-third of North … Continue reading

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Trump grants interview to Russia-backed TV network

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told a Russia-funded television network Thursday that “it’s probably unlikely” that Russia is trying to influence the U.S. election. Trump, who has faced backlash from both parties in recent days for praising Russian President Vladimir Putin, was interviewed by Larry King, a veteran American journalist whose show … Continue reading

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Donald Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump spoke to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi before his charity cut a 2013 check to support her re-election effort, but his campaign said Tuesday the two never discussed whether her office would join a lawsuit against Trump University. Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks clarified details of the conversation one day after … Continue reading

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John Roberts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday temporarily blocked a congressional subpoena that seeks information on how the classified advertising website Backpage.com screens ads for possible sex trafficking. The order came hours after Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer asked the high court to intervene, saying the case threatens the First Amendment rights … Continue reading

Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchup
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Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchup

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump will visit a predominantly black church in Detroit this weekend and, his campaign says, “outline policies that will impact minorities and the disenfranchised in our country.” It’s the latest move in the Republican presidential nominee’s outreach to non-whites. The trip comes in response to sharp criticism from many African-Americans incensed … Continue reading

‘Crushed’: Some Hispanic leaders feel misled by Trump
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‘Crushed’: Some Hispanic leaders feel misled by Trump

CINCINNATI (AP) — “Crushed.” ”Disappointed.” ”Confused.” Some Hispanic leaders who have been advising Donald Trump say they feel betrayed after his long-awaited immigration speech that definitively ruled out a pathway to legal status for people living in the country illegally. Trump stopped short of calling for the mass deportation of millions of people who have … Continue reading

Clinton to stress American exceptionalism in Ohio
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Clinton to stress American exceptionalism in Ohio

  SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — 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. Clinton’s midday address at the American Legion’s annual convention in Cincinnati Wednesday comes as Trump plans a last-minute trip to Mexico in … Continue reading