Tamping down speculation about what he will do if he loses the election, Donald Trump said Tuesday he has no intention of starting a media empire.
"I have no interest in Trump TV," Trump told an Ohio radio host. "I hear it all over the place, and you know, I have a tremendous fan base. ... But I just don't have any interest in that. I have one ...Read more
Florida's Senate race is becoming one of the most expensive in the state's history, with Sen. Marco Rubio raising about $20 million and his Democratic opponent Rep. Patrick Murphy raising about $11 million.
Rubio also had almost twice as much cash on hand as of Sept. 30 according to Federal Election Commission documents, with Murphy having $2.8...Read more
NEW YORK -- Bill Bradley, the former Democratic senator from New Jersey and a long-time vociferous critic of super PACs, has formed just such a group to go after Donald Trump in the final weeks before Election Day with a TV ad that invokes one of the most powerful political attacks in American history.
In September 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson's ...Read more
Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard and current Louisiana Senate candidate David Duke will participate in a debate at historically black Dillard University.
Duke qualified by getting 5.1 percent in a poll commissioned by the media company that will carry the debate statewide. Candidates had to draw at least 5 percent to qualify for the Nov. 2 ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's brightening White House prospects have cleared a path for her to pursue a $275 billion infrastructure plan that would be paid for by corporate tax-law changes, a central part of a broad agenda that has been overshadowed by her attacks on Republican rival Donald Trump.
The rising likelihood of a Clinton presidency...Read more
CAMP HILL, Pa. -- Sharon Sybrandt thinks Donald Trump is "fat," ugly," and a "whack job." But her disgust with the Republican presidential nominee doesn't mean she'll vote against the GOP down ticket -- to the relief of her home-state senator, Patrick J. Toomey.
"I will vote Republican for everyone else entirely to counteract Hillary," said the...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Idaho Statesman endorsed Hillary Clinton last week, and the nod caused a furor among some readers. The McClatchy Washington Bureau selected nine arguments against Clinton from comments on the Stateman's website and fact-checked them. Some of the arguments have been edited for length.
--She (Clinton) ignored 600 imminent ...Read more
CASSELBERRY, Fla. -- Donald Trump's prospects in Florida are starting to slip away.
The key reason is Republicans themselves. Interviews with more than 80 voters and party officials along the pivotal corridor across central Florida from Orlando to Tampa since the final debate last week reveal a party torn over its own nominee, and candidates ...Read more
Perspective: A Driver's TalePeter Kerestur
Perspective (A driver’s tale) is an inexorable product of the modern democracy in its present decline and metamorphosis into yet another monstrous police state, The pen is sometimes vitriolic, never apologetic, always striving for objectivity and reason, and the language at times effusive,...
LAS VEGAS -- If Donald Trump loses in November, one main factor will be the way he alienated Hispanic voters. But many of those same Hispanic voters could still give Republicans a chance to hold on to the Senate.
That's because Republicans have spent the past few years reaching out to Hispanic voters in swing states, an effort that may help ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- With control of the U.S. Senate at stake, money pouring into the race between Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy is outpacing Florida's past congressional elections.
Rubio's campaign has raised about $20 million and Murphy's campaign raised $11 million through Sept. 30, according to recent filings to the ...Read more
President Barack Obama says he knew right away the video of Donald Trump crudely describing unwanted advances on women would change the presidential election.
The president said on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Monday night that he listened to the Republican presidential nominee's comments on Oct. 7, the day the video was made public by The ...Read more
TAMPA, Fla. -- Faced with the nearly impossible task of catching up to Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump is devoting his energy to a supercharged schedule of rallies, small-group meetings and local news interviews.
Just about everywhere he went Monday, he expressed worry that news coverage about his lagging poll numbers will keep his supporters ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Political strategists have long known that some issues can be important to voters but have little effect on who they vote for. Other issues can motivate both sides in an election, while still others move partisans on one side more than the other.
The University of Southern California/Los Angeles Times "Daybreak" poll provides new ...Read more
MIAMI -- Early voting kicked off in South Florida on Monday with voters eager to cast ballots and encountering short to moderate lines, with only a few first-day glitches.
With numerous local and statewide questions on the ballot, including five constitutional amendments and a seat in the U.S. Senate, many voters expressed a desire to perform ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Just what the 2016 election needed: A bit of last-minute political drama. This time, it's thanks to the state Republican Party, which has filed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn state rules governing Election Day poll watchers.
State GOP spokeswoman Megan Sweeney called the lawsuit "a commonsense remedy to ensure the fairest ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump launched a nightly Facebook Live program Monday, amid speculation that the Republican presidential nominee is plotting some sort of media channel should he lose the election Nov. 8.
Trump's campaign blasted out an email to supporters shortly before 6:30 p.m. ET, alerting them about "Trump Tower Live," which the email ...Read more
MIAMI -- Something is missing from President Barack Obama's list.
"Progress is on the ballot," he said at a campaign rally here last week. "Tolerance is on the ballot. Justice is on the ballot. Equality is on the ballot. Our democracy is on the ballot!"
It's not as if Obama forgot that Hillary Clinton, the nominee he is campaigning for, is ...Read more
Donald Trump on Monday defended himself against the latest allegations of sexual misconduct by pointing out that the accuser worked as an adult film actress.
"One said, 'He grabbed me on the arm.' And she's a porn star," Trump said in an interview with a New Hampshire radio station. "Now you know, this one that came out recently, 'He grabbed me...Read more
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
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
- Trump cherry-picks polls to rally supporters
- Early voting in Florida kicks off with eager voters, some glitches
- Obama's campaign mission: Protect legacy, pummel GOP — oh, and elect Hillary Clinton
- Trump notes latest accuser is a porn star: 'Oh, I'm sure she's never been grabbed before'
- Battleground state depends on 1980s voting machines