Trump says he’s ‘very close’ to naming a new FBI director
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Trump says he’s ‘very close’ to naming a new FBI director

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he is “very close” to naming a new FBI director to replace the one he fired more than a week ago. Asked how close he is to making an announcement, Trump said, “soon.” During an Oval Office appearance with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Trump was … Continue reading

Massive celebrity backing failed to lift Clinton campaign
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Massive celebrity backing failed to lift Clinton campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — One lesson from the 2016 campaign: Celebrities guarantee attention, but they don’t ensure votes. Few presidential candidates attracted as much A-list support as did former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But rallies in Ohio with LeBron James, Beyonce and Jay Z did not prevent Republican rival and President-elect … Continue reading

Broadway concert for Hillary Clinton draws huge stars
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Broadway concert for Hillary Clinton draws huge stars

NEW YORK (AP) — Stars of Hollywood and Broadway — including Julia Roberts, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Hugh Jackman, Emily Blunt, Neil Patrick Harris and Helen Mirren — put on a splashy fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. The Democratic candidate could only address the group via a video message Monday evening. But daughter … Continue reading

Michelle Obama featured in Clinton TV ad
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Michelle Obama featured in Clinton TV ad

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential election (all times EDT): 11 a.m. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is airing its first television ad featuring Michelle Obama. The first lady says in the 30-second ad that Clinton is the best candidate to help America’s children. She says “our children watch everything we do” and … Continue reading

Obama urges black voters to rally for Hillary Clinton
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Obama urges black voters to rally for Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making it clear that if the African-American community fails to turn out for the presidential election and support Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, he’s taking it personally. Obama delivered his final keynote address to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Saturday night and said his name may not be … Continue reading

Pneumonia diagnosis fuels questions about Clinton’s health
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Pneumonia diagnosis fuels questions about Clinton’s health

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — For weeks, Hillary Clinton dismissed questions about her health as little more than a conspiracy theory, part of a “wacky strategy” cooked up by rival Donald Trump as he embraced an “alternative reality.” Those concerns are now unavoidable, made real by Clinton’s abrupt departure Sunday from a 9/11 anniversary ceremony … Continue reading

Clinton speech to stress American leadership in world
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Clinton speech to stress American leadership in world

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton plans to address America’s leadership in the world during a speech in the battleground state of Ohio, arguing that Republican nominee Donald Trump would undermine the country’s greatness while she would maintain it. Clinton’s midday address at the American Legion’s annual convention in Cincinnati Wednesday comes as Trump plans … Continue reading

The Latest: Clinton rolls out plan for mental health care
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The Latest: Clinton rolls out plan for mental health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign. (all times local): 6:00 a.m. Hillary Clinton is rolling out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness. She’s pointing to the need to fully integrate mental health services into the nation’s health care system. Clinton’s campaign is releasing a multi-pronged … Continue reading

Clinton could face mounting problem with health overhaul
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Clinton could face mounting problem with health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama’s health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether “Obamacare” will go down as a failed experiment. If Democrat Hillary Clinton wins the White House, … Continue reading

Clinton seeking to disqualify Trump on handling of economy
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Clinton seeking to disqualify Trump on handling of economy

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton plans to portray Republican Donald Trump as an erratic and unfit steward of the nation’s economy, returning to Ohio to press the case that workers would bear the brunt of the business mogul’s policies. Clinton’s Tuesday address in Ohio, one of the nation’s most prominent … Continue reading

Clinton wins endorsement of the AFL-CIO
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Clinton wins endorsement of the AFL-CIO

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton on Thursday won the endorsement of the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest labor federation, in another sign of her consolidation of the Democratic party heading into next month’s convention. The AFL-CIO’s general board voted to endorse Clinton over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a move that had been expected after Clinton secured … Continue reading

Sanders spending night of final primary meeting with Clinton
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Sanders spending night of final primary meeting with Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is expected to spend his final primary night meeting with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton — not before thousands of cheering supporters — as his campaign seeks to influence Clinton’s agenda against Republican Donald Trump. Sanders plans to meet privately with Clinton in Washington on Tuesday evening as the District of … Continue reading