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Clinton's attacks on drug pricing leave health stocks reeling

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WASHINGTON -- Drugmakers are learning to duck for cover when Hillary Clinton puts them in her sights.

The Democratic presidential nominee's influence was on display again Wednesday, when she sent Mylan NV's shares plummeting as much as 6.2 percent within minutes of calling for the company to drop prices of its EpiPen emergency allergy shot. It ...Read more

Hillary Clinton is exploring the outer limits of fundraising like no presidential nominee ever has

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WASHINGTON -- If there were a moment in this presidential race when Hillary Clinton could act on her stated outrage over the obscene amount of money in politics, it is probably now, having eclipsed her rival Donald Trump in terms of cash in the bank and blocked off his most direct paths to victory.

But Clinton isn't tapping the brakes. She is ...Read more

Why the campaigns are coming to get you now

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WASHINGTON -- Who's that at the doorbell this sleepy August? It could be supporters of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, eager to pounce well before what used to be the traditional Labor Day start of a general election campaign.

Thirty-seven states, including the swing states of Florida, North Carolina and Ohio, now have some sort of pre-...Read more

Trump talks immigration in Texas stops

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Greeted by die-hard supporters and vocal protesters, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump swept into Austin on Tuesday for three rapid-fire events meant to raise money and steer the campaign's focus toward securing the U.S. border with Mexico.

Lines began forming hours before Trump's plane landed in Austin around 2:30 p...Read more

Florida polls show different pictures of presidential race

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The two latest polls of Florida voters offer different pictures of the presidential contest in the Sunshine State. One shows Hillary Clinton far ahead of Donald Trump. The other shows a nail biter.

A Florida Atlantic University Poll scheduled for release Wednesday found Trump is ahead by 2 points, which is so close it's...Read more

Can Donald Trump really round up and deport 11 million people?

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WASHINGTON -- At rallies and debates over the last year, Donald Trump has repeatedly vowed to round up and deport the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally, sometimes saying he would eject them all in two years.

Over the last four days, however, the GOP presidential nominee and his top aides have issued repeated contradictory ...Read more

Growing call for FTC to investigate EpiPen maker Mylan over price rises

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WASHINGTON -- Joining a host of lawmakers calling for an accounting, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether a drug company violated antitrust laws by steeply increasing the price of a product that treats people suffering from severe allergic reactions.

After hearing from constituents, ...Read more

Black supporters of Hillary Clinton reject Trump's outreach to minority voters

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A bigot. Deceptive. Opportunistic.

These were just some of the harsh descriptions doled out by surrogates of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday as they condemned Donald Trump's overt pleas in recent days for the support of blacks and Latinos.

The Republican presidential nominee's campaign has been marked by divisive and racially coded rhetoric, yet in...Read more

Trump floats Obama-like deportation plan, and his fans don't mind

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WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump is backing away from his call for mass deportations of undocumented immigrants, and even some of his rally-going supporters say they're fine with it.

If he wins the November election, the Republican presidential nominee said Monday, he would do "the same thing" as President Barack Obama in prioritizing the removal of ...Read more

Civil rights coalition asks international election monitors to boost November efforts

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WASHINGTON -- A coalition of civil rights groups, concerned about the "weakening of the Voting Rights Act" and Donald Trump's call to supporters to challenge voters at the polls, has requested international election monitors to increase efforts to observe the U.S. elections in November.

In a letter released Tuesday, the Leadership Conference on...Read more

Chaffetz has more questions for FBI on Clinton emails

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WASHINGTON -- House Republicans unwilling to accept the FBI's decision to not recommend prosecuting Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server continue to pepper the agency with requests for more details of its investigation.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, leading the charge as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform ...Read more

Clinton swats down health accusations

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Hillary Clinton addressed rumors circulated by opponents that she was in poor health for the first time, saying it was part of their "wacky strategy."

On the one hand, it's part of the wacky strategy -- just say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you," she told late night host Jimmy Kimmel. "On the other hand, ...Read more

Fallout from Trump's nuclear talk

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WASHINGTON -- California Gov. Jerry Brown, who has seen much to worry about in his five decades in public office, said recently that he had a particularly heavy concern: the nation's obliviousness to how close it is to nuclear catastrophe.

"There is virtually no conversation about this, and it is damned dangerous," Brown said to journalists and...Read more

Trump effort to stoke fear over Boeing laughed off by experts

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WASHINGTON -- For over a year, Donald Trump has had a message for voters whose livelihood depends on the aircraft industry, specifically aviation giant Boeing -- elect me, or your jobs are moving to China.

Aircraft industry analysts say that claim is unfounded -- "side-splittingly hilarious," in the words of Richard Aboulafia, vice president of...Read more

Could President Trump count on Republicans to pass his agenda?

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WASHINGTON -- Much of Donald Trump's presidential campaign has seemed ad hoc, from the off-the-cuff remarks to campaign staff turnover. And all evidence suggests a President Trump would advance his legislative agenda in the same impromptu manner.

The controversial Republican nominee's policy proposals and pronouncements do not fit neatly into ...Read more

Campaign ads no longer rely on 'mansplaining'

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WASHINGTON -- In Donald Trump's first general election ad, a baritone voice tells viewers that Hillary Clinton's America "is more of the same, but worse."

"Donald Trump's America is secure," the male narrator says, with bravado.

One of the most famous attack ads -- the 1988 Willie Horton ad run by supporters of Republican presidential nominee ...Read more

Trump promises to bring back factory jobs in Akron, Ohio, speech

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AKRON, Ohio -- Taking the stage a half hour ahead of schedule -- with lined-up supporters still waiting to get in -- Donald Trump wasted no time Monday reminding Ohio of the good-paying factory jobs it's missing.

During a campaign rally inside James A. Rhodes Arena at the University of Akron, the Republican presidential candidate picked a ...Read more

Trump urges immediate shutdown of Clinton Foundation

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WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called Monday for the Clinton Foundation to shut down immediately as questions about the philanthropy dog Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign.

"The Clintons have spent decades as insiders lining their own pockets and taking care of donors instead of the American people," Trump said in a...Read more

State Department ordered to expedite Clinton email review

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WASHINGTON -- A judge ordered the State Department to expedite its review of almost 15,000 previously undisclosed documents recovered by the FBI from Hillary Clinton's private email servers.

U.S. District James Boasberg on Monday ordered the State Department to process those recovered records by Sept. 22 and report back to him that day. He didn...Read more

Trump's media obsession led him to hire the head of a far-right news site to run his campaign

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WASHINGTON -- It seemed bizarre. But Donald Trump's choice last week of a renegade, far-right news executive to lead his campaign was an inevitable culmination of a candidate's war with the mainstream media and his embrace of his party's most incendiary voices.

Trump's obsession with the media has been one of the few constants in his campaign. ...Read more