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
Health / Politics

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