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Analysis: Trump's shifting talk on immigration shows his struggle to reach beyond his core supporters

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WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's latest contortions over immigration policy underscore one of his most daunting challenges: speaking to multiple audiences at once.

Presidential candidates often struggle to smooth sharp rhetoric as they move to moderate their image in a general election -- Mitt Romney's strategist famously likened the process to ...Read more

Billionaire's Clinton ties face scrutiny

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WASHINGTON -- Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury, one of Africa's richest men, has built a reputation as a giant of global philanthropy.

His name is on a gallery at the Louvre and a medical school in Lebanon, and he has received awards for his generosity to the Catholic Church and St. Jude's Children's Hospital. He owns a seven-bedroom ...Read more

Wavering on immigration, Donald Trump talks tough in Iowa

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After days of toggling back and forth on his immigration views--specifically on deportations--Donald Trump returned to his tough talk on Saturday, vowing that it will be his No. 1 issue should he win the presidency.

"From the first day in office, I promise the first thing I'm going to do, the first piece of paper I'm going to sign, is we're ...Read more

Donald Trump draws scorn for tweeting about death of Dwyane Wade's cousin

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Donald Trump sought to use the shooting death of basketball player Dwyane Wade's cousin as a political statement on Saturday, a move that drew scorn from some on social media.

On Friday, Nykea Aldridge, 32, was shot and killed while she pushed her baby in a stroller near an elementary school on Chicago's South Side. The baby was not harmed in ...Read more

Hillary Clinton gets national security briefing

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Hillary Clinton spent Saturday morning with officials from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, who briefed her on major threats facing the United States around the world.

Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, traveled to the FBI offices near her home in Chappaqua, N.Y., for the meeting, which lasted nearly two hours. ...Read more

Clinton backs net neutrality; Trump's stand is unclear

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WASHINGTON -- When the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve net neutrality rules last year, many people saw it as a done deal. Supporters cheered the decision as a victory for the free and open internet, where the deep pockets of big companies couldn't buy faster web speeds over struggling startups.

Since then, the issue has ...Read more

Domestic violence allegations surface against head of Trump's campaign

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Donald Trump's effort to overcome his deep unpopularity among female voters was dealt a setback Friday as decades-old domestic violence allegations surfaced against Stephen Bannon, the controversial new chief executive of his campaign.

In January 1996, according to a police report, Bannon grabbed his wife's wrist and neck, then smashed a phone ...Read more

Florida Jews could help Clinton carry state, poll suggests

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WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has "historically bad" support among Jewish voters in Florida, with large numbers rejecting his proposed temporary ban on Muslim immigration and most doubting his professed strong support for Israel, a new poll of Jewish voters has found.

If the Florida polling figures released Friday ...Read more

Christie confirms Trump campaign news before Trump campaign

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TRENTON, N.J. -- The Trump campaign took hours to confirm reports that it had added a new person to its senior staff, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decided not wait for them.

"Mr. Trump's campaign has faith in him, they hired him," Christie, who also serves as head of Trump's transition team, told reporters at a news conference in Toms ...Read more

Clinton defends different foundation setup for Cabinet post, presidency

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WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton defended her family foundation's plan to change its configuration if she is elected president, and said neither she nor aides acted inappropriately in interactions with foundation donors while she was secretary of state.

"When you're secretary of state compared to president, it does require greater efforts and that...Read more

Senate Democrats may be ready to talk Trump on TV

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WASHINGTON -- For as much as Senate Democratic candidates talk about Donald Trump, they have steered clear -- relatively speaking -- from using him in a critical part of their campaigns: TV ads.

Is that about to change?

On Thursday, Ted Strickland's campaign in Ohio began airing a new TV ad that linked its Republican opponent, Sen. Rob Portman...Read more

Gowdy: FBI didn't ask Clinton about intent

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WASHINGTON -- Republicans unsatisfied with the FBI's recommendation to not prosecute Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state are questioning how the agency conducted its investigation.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., told Fox News Thursday the FBI did not ask the Democratic presidential nominee or others...Read more

Analysis: Will Trump be the latest Republican to alienate the base with immigration pivot?

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WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's surprising pivot on illegal immigration -- a policy shift that remains in flux -- could bring one of the greatest risks he's faced in an already-turbulent campaign.

Trump's recent rethinking about whether to deport all 11 million immigrants in the country illegally, a signature issue that has propelled his campaign,...Read more

Sanders launches group to continue 'Our Revolution'

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His campaign is over, yet Bernie Sanders says that the movement he helped create -- one that ignited a youthful, liberal following during the Democratic primary -- will press onward.

And this week, the Vermont senator sought to help it with the launch of Our Revolution, a political organization that will raise money and dole it out to ...Read more

Jeb Bush offers disdain as Donald Trump begins 'morphing' on immigration

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As Donald Trump softens his harsh rhetoric on immigration, Jeb Bush has issued his own critique: The GOP nominee is "morphing" and Bush doesn't like it.

"All the things that Donald Trump railed against, he seems to be morphing into -- it's kind of disturbing," Bush, who was trounced by Trump in the Republican primaries this year, said Thursday ...Read more

Poll: Trump supporters have darker views on immigrants here illegally than other Americans

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WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's supporters have darker views of immigrants in the country illegally than do most other Americans, according to a new poll Thursday from the Pew Research Center.

Most people in America, an overwhelming 76 percent, believe these immigrants are as hardworking as U.S. citizens, and 67 percent say they are no more likely...Read more

Clinton accuses Trump of white nationalist ties in Nevada address

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Hillary Clinton launched into a new line of attack against Donald Trump on Thursday, accusing him during an address in Reno of helping foment racial hatred and refashioning the Republican Party as a welcome home for white nationalists.

In unrestrained language, Clinton took aim at Trump's affiliations with the so-called alt-right movement, a ...Read more

Poll: Voters don't trust Clinton, but she holds 10-point lead

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WASHINGTON -- A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows the depth of how much of a lesser-than-two-evils election this year's presidential race is.

Nearly two-thirds of those who said they were voting for Republican candidate Donald Trump say they're motivated more by ensuring that Democrat Hillary Clinton doesn't get into the White ...Read more

EpiPen manufacturer says it will lower the cost of product

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WASHINGTON -- The embattled drug company whose price hikes of an anti-allergy product sparked calls for a government investigation and a congressional hearing has announced plans to lower the cost of its EpiPen product to consumers.

The company said Thursday that it will increase the value of a savings coupon offered to purchase its epinephrine...Read more

Study: Outside groups now a third of all campaign spending

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WASHINGTON -- Secret money from outside groups is flooding election campaign coffers at the highest level in 16 years to nearly a third of all political advertising, a study has found.

Super PACs make up the bulk of the ad buys in the 2016 election cycle, accounting for nearly 73 percent of all outside group spending, according to the study by ...Read more