In Bakersfield, Bernie Sanders mocks Trump

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif.--.Donald Trump is usually the presidential candidate who taunts his competitors, but on Saturday night Bernie Sanders gave him a dose of his own tactics.

Sanders has been trying to pressure Trump into a debate; at one point this week, Trump indicated he was interested, prompting Sanders' quick acceptance. But then Trump ...Read more

Justices asked to rule in Trump casino case

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WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is being asked to take up a bankruptcy dispute involving the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City and to decide whether to restore the health and pension benefits of more than 1,000 casino workers.

At issue is a conflict between labor laws that call for preserving collective bargaining agreements and bankruptcy laws ...Read more

Presidential candidates weigh in on the feud over Norwegian Air

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Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has jumped into the dispute over whether Norwegian Air International is competing fairly against its U.S.-based rivals -- and she is taking a position critical of the Obama administration.

Norwegian Air, a subsidiary of Norway-based Norwegian Air Shuttle, one of Europe's biggest low-cost ...Read more

As they convene in Florida, Libertarians hope to exploit frustration with main parties

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Nicholas Sarwark, the chair of the Libertarian Party, likens his political movement to a cataclysmic chunk of space rock.

And he means that as a good thing.

Say you're a fan of the Washington's NFL franchise, as his wife is. "If you see the Cowboys and the Eagles play, you don't care who wins," he said in an interview Friday ...Read more

These Hollywood stars are crisscrossing California in an RV for Bernie Sanders

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HAYWORTH, Calif.--California is a sprawling state. And Hollywood actress Shailene Woodley, a die-hard Bernie Sanders supporter, had access to a motor home.

So this week, Woodley decided to take the RV on the road to campaign for Sanders ahead of California's June 7 Democratic primary. She invited a few celebrity friends and fellow Sanders ...Read more

Sanders says Clinton's email situation has changed

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Months after telling Hillary Clinton that Americans were "sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails," Bernie Sanders may be changing his mind.

Interviewed Friday on HBO, Sanders was asked if the furor over Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state had become large enough for the Vermont senator to reconsider his ...Read more

Wall Street pushes Dodd-Frank changes in spending bill

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WASHINGTON –– A spending bill that funds agencies that oversee the financial industry will offer Congress one of its last opportunities to undercut President Barack Obama's financial overhaul before the November elections.

Financial interests are pushing for big changes, championed mostly by Republicans, to the Consumer Financial Protection...Read more

Despite Trump's criticism, wind turbines kill fewer birds than tall buildings

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NEW YORK -- Donald Trump criticized the wind-power industry this past week for killing birds. A far bigger threat is real estate developers and their tall buildings.

About 599 million birds are killed annually in the U.S. when they fly into windows, trailing only loss of habitat and cats as the top causes of bird deaths, according to the ...Read more

Analysis: Recent national polls should worry Clinton

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WASHINGTON -- In the past week, several national polls looking at a general-election matchup between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been released. Despite varying sample sizes and methodologies, the results were strikingly consistent.

Two of the more well-established polls reveal that movement toward Trump does not appear to be an ...Read more

In agricultural heartland, Trump sides with California farmers over environmentalists

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SAN DIEGO--Donald Trump waded into California's perennial water wars Friday, taking the side of agriculture and vowing to boost the state's farmers even if it means cutting back environmental protections.

"If I win, believe me, we're going to start opening up the water so that you can have your farmers survive, so that your job market will get ...Read more

GOP woos Marco Rubio to run for Senate re-election

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MIAMI--It's the nightmare political scenario for the five Republicans running for Florida's open U.S. Senate seat: What if Marco Rubio changes his mind and seeks re-election?

For months, Rubio denied any interest in remaining in Congress if he lost his presidential bid. Even after getting creamed in Florida's March 15 primary, Rubio insisted he...Read more

Large demonstrations as Trump speaks in San Diego

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SAN DIEGO -- Donald Trump was met in San Diego by hundreds of protesters, creating some tense moments both inside and outside the San Diego Convention Center.

There were a few clashes between protesters and police, but they ended quickly. Inside, Trump's talk was interrupted by protesters, who were removed.

Hours earlier, a much smaller group ...Read more

Trump: It would be 'inappropriate' to debate Sanders

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WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump won't debate Sen. Bernie Sanders after all.

In a statement released Friday afternoon, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said it would be "inappropriate that I would debate the second-place finisher."

"As much as I want to debate Bernie Sanders -- and it would be an easy payday --I will wait to debate ...Read more

Trump pulls the plug on debating Sanders, despite promise of an 'easy payday'

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WASHINGTON -- Cable television producers' daydreams of a Bernie Sanders-Donald Trump debate were dashed Friday afternoon when Trump finally pulled out of what he called an "easy payday."

For days, the two had publicly weighed such an unusual spectacle after Trump mentioned the possibility during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show. ...Read more

Bernie Sanders: 'Billionaires are not going to run this country'

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LOS ANGELES -- Although he's seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders delivered a fiery rebuke Friday of both parties as he sought to cast himself as a political outsider.

"It is too late for establishment politics, establishment economics. We need a political revolution," Sanders said with towering cranes at the Port of ...Read more

Clinton broadens money network as Trump gets started

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WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton is expanding the ranks of her money operation to people new to major Democratic Party fundraising, even as Donald Trump struggles to get the established Republican donor class on board.

Since the beginning of 2016, Clinton's campaign has added 125 major fundraisers to its list of "Hillblazers," supporters who have ...Read more

Where things stand as Congress leaves town

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WASHINGTON -- Congress is heading out of town for Memorial Day recess, but lawmakers still have plenty of items on their to-do lists.

Members on both sides of the aisle have pushed for action to address issues ranging from the Zika virus to authorizing defense programs. With roughly two months worth of legislative days left in 2016, here's a ...Read more

In the final stretch, how will a divided Supreme Court rule on these big cases?

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WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is heading into the final month of its annual term amid lingering questions over whether the eight ideologically divided justices will be able to decide politically charged cases, including ones on abortion and immigration.

Since the February death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the justices have struggled at times. ...Read more

In the Democrats' battle for California, Sanders in particular is all over the map

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VENTURA, Calif. -- All week Bernie Sanders has galloped about California, showing up in places where presidential candidates usually don't tread.

On Sunday he was in Vista. On Tuesday he hit Riverside and San Bernardino. On Wednesday he was in Cathedral City and Lancaster. On Thursday, Ventura. On Saturday, he'll be in Santa Maria.

His ...Read more

Reaganomics band gets back together to advise Trump on tax plan

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WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump the real estate developer owes much of his fame to the 1980s. Now Donald Trump the presidential candidate is going back to that decade to call on President Ronald Reagan's economic team.

As the presumptive Republican nominee gets ready to put out his plan to boost U.S. growth, he's sought advice from some of the most ...Read more