Trump portrays himself as aggrieved party in dossier matter
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Trump portrays himself as aggrieved party in dossier matter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped pay for political research into Donald Trump that ultimately produced a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russia, The Associated Press has learned. Trump has called the material “phony stuff,” and on Wednesday he portrayed himself as the aggrieved party. The … Continue reading

Arts & Entertainment / Celebrities

Clinton supporter Stephen King is ‘shutting down’

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The bitter defeat in the presidential race has many supporters of Democrat Hillary Clinton shell-shocked in Maine. Among them is Stephen King. King, the best-selling author, tweeted early Wednesday that he’s going offline, saying there will be “No more book recommendations, politics, or amusing dog pictures for the immediate future. I’m … Continue reading

Trump calls SNL spoof ‘hit job,’ calls for end of show
Arts & Entertainment / Celebrities / TV

Trump calls SNL spoof ‘hit job,’ calls for end of show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Trump has some choice words for “Saturday Night Live.” The Republican presidential candidate tweeted early Sunday morning that the show’s skit depicting him this week was a “hit job.” Trump went on to write that it’s “time to retire” the show, calling it “boring and unfunny” and adding that Alec … Continue reading

Blige, Clinton interview clips face ridicule online
Celebrities / Music

Blige, Clinton interview clips face ridicule online

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pair of clips teasing Mary J. Blige’s interview with Hillary Clinton on her upcoming Apple Music show “The 411” isn’t winning over social media users. The teaser featuring the R&B singer crooning Bruce Springsteen’s “American Skin (41 Shots)” before clasping hands with Clinton was instantly mocked online after it was released … Continue reading

Health / Politics

WHY IT MATTERS: The Role of Government

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: It’s the Goldilocks conundrum of American politics: Is the federal government too big, too small or just right? Few think it’s just right. Ever since the first Americans bucked their colonial overlords in Britain, America has been wrestling with the delicate balance between a government that creates opportunity and one … Continue reading

Trump’s mention of ‘woman’s card’ draws backlash
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Trump’s mention of ‘woman’s card’ draws backlash

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claim that Hillary Clinton is playing “the woman’s card” drew intense backlash Wednesday, from the Democratic front-runner herself as well as tens of thousands of critics on social media. “If fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the ‘woman card,’ … Continue reading

Lagerfeld goes all out for Clinton as Pharrell hits Chanel
Celebrities / Fashion

Lagerfeld goes all out for Clinton as Pharrell hits Chanel

PARIS (AP) — Chanel-goers were granted their 15 minutes of fame Tuesday, March 8, as egalitarian Karl Lagerfeld gave every guest front row tickets. That meant cozying up with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Willow Smith, Chanel’s new brand ambassador. The designer-cum-political philosopher also didn’t miss the opportunity to weigh in on his support … Continue reading

Clinton, Trump cemented as 2016 leaders; GOP desperate
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Clinton, Trump cemented as 2016 leaders; GOP desperate

  MIAMI (AP) — Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump seized decisive Super Tuesday victories with math and momentum on their side, leaving rivals scrambling for last-chance, long-shot strategies. For the Republican establishment, the search was increasingly dire. Trump’s seven victories in states across the country amounted to a GOP establishment collapse with no … Continue reading

Clinton, digging at Sanders, says don’t scrap health law
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Clinton, digging at Sanders, says don’t scrap health law

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Fresh from the second Democratic presidential debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton has suggested that Bernie Sanders would raise middle-class taxes and “scrap” President Barack Obama’s health care law, in an escalating critique of the Vermont senator. Joined by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at a fall barbecue, the front-runner said Sunday … Continue reading

Can-do campaign biographies: There’s often more to the story
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Can-do campaign biographies: There’s often more to the story

WASHINGTON (AP) — For most presidential candidates, a compelling personal history is an essential item in the campaign tool kit. Think Hillary Rodham Clinton and her campaign statements about fighting for women. Marco Rubio and his biography of the immigrant family that made good. Carly Fiorina and her “secretary to CEO” career path. Ben Carson … Continue reading

10 of 15 Virginia Democratic superdelegates back Clinton
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10 of 15 Virginia Democratic superdelegates back Clinton

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two-thirds of Virginia’s Democratic superdelegates are publicly backing Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential bid, including all of the state’s Democratic congressional delegation. Gov. Terry McAuliffe, also a superdelegate, is another public Clinton supporter. He has been friends with Clinton for many years and helped manage her unsuccessful 2008 campaign. Ten out of … Continue reading

Party insiders give Clinton early, commanding delegate edge
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Party insiders give Clinton early, commanding delegate edge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has locked up public support from half of the Democratic insiders who cast ballots at the party’s national convention, giving her a commanding advantage over her rivals for the party’s presidential nomination. Clinton’s margin over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is striking. Not only … Continue reading

Clinton faces tough question: What to call Bill if she wins
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Clinton faces tough question: What to call Bill if she wins

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a question with global implications as she seeks the White House: What do you call the husband of a U.S. president? First man? First gentleman? Funnyman Jimmy Kimmel asked the Democratic presidential contender about that quandary Thursday should her husband, former President Bill Clinton, become the … Continue reading