Warren campaigns with Clinton with eye on curbing Wall Street

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MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Elizabeth Warren's vigorous campaigning on behalf of Hillary Clinton in the closing weeks of the presidential race is feeding expectations that the Massachusetts senator and progressive leader is looking beyond Election Day, laying the groundwork to blunt Wall Street's influence in a Clinton administration.

With Clinton's ...Read more

International observers see no evidence of rigged election — but they'll watch anyway

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WASHINGTON -- The team of international election experts invited to keep an eye on the U.S. election has seen not any evidence of a potential "rigged" outcome, according to their director.

Donald Trump hasn't backed off his allegations of a "rigged election" and indicated in last Wednesday's debate that he might not accept the results of the ...Read more

Clinton takes a shot at Trump for going 'too far' in jokes at charity dinner

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Hillary Clinton told a radio interviewer that Donald Trump went "too far" with his biting monologue at last week's Al Smith charity dinner in New York.

"I've been to that event before, and it is an opportunity to raise millions of dollars for worthy causes, particularly for inner-city kids," Clinton said in a taped radio interview on WZAK in ...Read more

'Nasty women' becomes the new 'deplorables' — an insult turned into rallying cry

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MANCHESTER, N.H. -- When Hillary Clinton said half of Donald Trump's supporters fall into a "basket of deplorables," the remark quickly boomeranged into a rallying cry for her opponents.

Now the same thing is happening in the other direction. Trump's derisive reference to Clinton as a "nasty woman" during the last presidential debate has become...Read more

Republicans tout work with Obama in campaigns

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WASHINGTON -- With presidential nominee Donald Trump becoming a weight on down-ballot Republicans, they're tying themselves to an unlikely leader: President Barack Obama.

On Monday, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, released three radio ads with African-American pastors from across the state talking about his bill to help former prisoners with ...Read more

Mormon support could push McMullin over the top in Utah

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In an election year when voters in record numbers say they're fed up with major-party nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Utah alone appears poised to walk the walk and deliver a win for independent Evan McMullin.

In no small part, support for McMullin in Utah and a handful of other western states stems from his Mormon faith, but many ...Read more

How much would you pay for a naked Donald Trump statue? Winning bidder shells out $22,000

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LOS ANGELES -- A naked likeness of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is the latest addition to a private citizen's personal collection following a Saturday night auction. The statue, which appeared on Hollywood Boulevard in August, was sold for $22,000 by street art auction house Julien's Auctions.

The piece, entitled "The Emperor ...Read more

With blacks key to N.C. victory, Clinton aims to combat apathy among young voters

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DURHAM, N.C. -- Hillary Clinton inserted a sly remark near the end of her speech from a Baptist church pulpit here on Sunday, telling the crowd, "I'm not going to tell you who to vote for."

She didn't need to, of course. The black congregants who packed the pews laughed and applauded, and when Clinton finished speaking, they said goodbye with ...Read more

Trump's campaign manager acknowledges he's losing

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Donald Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, conceded Sunday that their campaign was trailing Hillary Clinton's in the race for president.

"We are behind," she said, offering as an explanation several advantages Clinton has, including a lopsided ad war heavily tilted her way and all-star surrogates, starting with President Barack Obama, ...Read more

Republicans fear Trump backlash will flip Senate, narrow hold on House

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WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress withstood for months the political turmoil caused by Donald Trump at the top of their ticket, confident of holding their majorities in the House and Senate despite his unconventional candidacy.

For a while it appeared that, with smart campaigns and strong fundraising, their optimism was justified.

But ...Read more

Clinton targets must-win Hispanics to keep Nevada blue

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LAS VEGAS -- Jerry Clyde, a Service Employees International Union member, walked his turf under a remorseless sun, rustling up votes for Hillary Clinton last weekend in one of those instant subdivisions of nearly identical stucco homes.

"It's a responsibility for me," said Clyde, 51, a social worker from Whittier, Calif., who hopes to inspire ...Read more

Trump dogged by persistent weakness in Milwaukee area

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MILWAUKEE -- The political divide in Wisconsin between big and small communities has widened significantly in 2016, and that trend has hobbled Donald Trump's efforts to put this battleground state into play.

It's Trump's "Milwaukee problem."

His strength in Wisconsin's smaller counties, rural areas and blue-collar communities has failed to ...Read more

Clinton and Kaine highlight gender issues, hit Trump at Pa. rally

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PITTSBURGH -- Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine appeared together in a high school gym in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood, the heart of Democratic liberalism in Western Pennsylvania. And they performed like a home team trying to add to a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter.

"When your children and your grandchildren ask what you did in ...Read more

Adult film actress is the latest to accuse Donald Trump of kissing her

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LOS ANGELES -- An adult film star Saturday became the latest woman to step forward and allege that Donald Trump made inappropriate sexual advances toward her.

Jessica Drake, who works for the pornography company Wicked Pictures, said she met Trump 10 years ago while in Lake Tahoe at a golf tournament.

After some flirting during the day, Drake ...Read more

Trump says he'll sue women who said he sexually assaulted them

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GETTYSBURG, Pa. --Donald Trump launched another attempt to fix his floundering campaign Saturday, delivering a speech billed as a closing argument in a hotel ballroom near the battlefield that turned the direction of the Civil War.

Yet, even as Trump praised Abraham Lincoln for uniting the country, Trump laced his Gettysburg speech with ...Read more

Trump says he would block an AT&T acquisition of Time Warner

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GETTYSBURG, Pa. –– Donald Trump said he would block a purchase of Time Warner by AT&T, arguing that such combinations concentrate too much power among too few companies, including ones which have been hostile to his presidential candidacy.

Trump also suggested that he would favor a breakup of NBC and Comcast. Comcast bought NBC Universal in...Read more

California voters returning ballots in big numbers, election officials say

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Eddie Tong of Sacramento carried his pink vote-by-mail ballot into the county elections office Friday, intent on making sure his preference in the country's bruising presidential race showed up in next month's tally.

Tong's ballot will join several hundred thousand mail ballots already cast, as election officials around ...Read more

Battleground state depends on 1980s voting machines

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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- On Election Day, voters in Pennsylvania will be touching the lighted buttons on electronic vote counters that were once seen as the solution to messy paper ballots.

But in the event of a disputed election, this battleground state -- one of the few that relies almost entirely on computerized voting, with no paper backup -- ...Read more

Trump's brand takes a hit from video, sexual assault claims

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WASHINGTON -- In the tradition of P.T. Barnum, an earlier showman-turned-politician who is credited with saying there's no such thing as bad publicity, Donald Trump may have thought he had nothing to lose in running for president.

Even a defeat might serve to raise his visibility and burnish a name brand that has become his most valuable asset....Read more

Supreme Court ruling makes it harder to monitor US elections

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WASHINGTON -- Next month's presidential election will be the first in more than 50 years that the federal government won't send special observers to monitor elections in states with histories of discriminatory voting practices.

After the Supreme Court's 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder weakened a core provision of the Voting Rights Act ...Read more