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Nevada's Cresent Hardy is hospitalized for 'minor heart attack'

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Nevada Republican Rep. Cresent Hardy was hospitalized for a "minor heart attack," according to a spokesman's statement on Monday and several Las Vegas news outlets.

He has "undergone a routine medical procedure" after the attack, the statement said, adding that he remains under observation by doctors.

The first-term congressman expects to be ...Read more

Huma Abedin is Hillary Clinton's closest aide, and now she might be a liability

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WASHINGTON -- Before any of former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner's creepy sexting even came to light, his wife had attracted unwanted attention for her boss, Hillary Clinton.

Huma Abedin is a favorite target of Republicans. They accuse her of being a Saudi spy, a self-dealing insider, the mastermind behind a plot to hide Clinton's email.

But the ...Read more

What does Trump mean when he says he will deport 'criminal' immigrants first?

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WASHINGTON -- During a week of ping-ponging immigration stances, Donald Trump appears to be shifting his position from one which initially called for the deportation of all 11 million people in the United States illegally to one that would focus on "criminal" immigrants.

Though it is true that some in the U.S. illegally have criminal records, ...Read more

Clinton on debating Trump: 'I'm running against someone who will say or do anything'

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As she prepares for the first presidential debate next month, Hillary Clinton told donors Monday that the face-off will be a crucial moment in the fall campaign and that Donald Trump is an unpredictable adversary.

"I'm running against someone who will say or do anything. And who knows what that might be?" Clinton said. "I do not know which ...Read more

Trump has called Anthony Weiner a 'sleazeball,' but also given to his campaigns

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Donald Trump, who used Huma Abedin's separation from husband Anthony Weiner as a prompt to question Hillary Clinton's judgment, donated to the disgraced former congressman multiple times.

Trump gave a total of $4,300 in 2007 and 2010 to Weiner's congressional runs, and $150 to a city council race in 1997. The donations were first reported ...Read more

Negative views of Clinton and Trump 'unprecedented,' poll finds

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WASHINGTON -- The disdain for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is "unprecedented," Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, said Monday.

His poll found that "nearly no voters have a positive opinion of both Clinton and Trump while one-third do not have a favorable view of either candidate. These results are unusual...Read more

Senate Democrats get new ally — Bernie Sanders

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WASHINGTON -- Bernie Sanders is ready to help Democrats take control of the Senate.

The senator from Vermont is preparing a post-Labor Day blitz of campaign activity, according to three sources briefed on his plans, offering what Democratic leaders hope will be a late-in-the-race boost from the liberal icon to the party's slate of Senate ...Read more

Donald Trump to visit black church, tape TV interview in Detroit

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LANSING, Mich. -- In an effort to reach out to African-American voters, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will make his first foray into black churches with a visit to the Great Faith Ministries Church in Detroit on Saturday and tape an interview with the church's Bishop Wayne T. Jackson.

Jackson told his parishioners that the ...Read more

Clinton tries to separate Trump from Republicans, worrying some Democrats

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WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton is trying to entice Republican voters to ditch Donald Trump by portraying him as outside the mainstream of their party, putting her at odds with congressional Democrats who want to link the party's House and Senate candidates to Trump's controversial brand of politics.

In a speech on Aug. 25 that flayed the ...Read more

Latinos rally for Trump in Anaheim

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Chanting "Viva Trump," several dozen Latino supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a peaceful rally Sunday in front of Anaheim City Hall.

"He's the man," Marco Gutierrez, a co-founder of Latinos for Trump, said of the candidate. "He speaks the language of the heart. He can reach people who have been...Read more

Trump plans to bring outreach to black audience in Detroit

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Donald Trump is planning to visit Detroit next weekend to make his first appearance before a predominantly African-American audience as his campaign makes a bid for support from black voters.

Trump will visit the Great Faith Ministries on Saturday in Detroit, a predominantly black church located in the heart of the city, said Pastor Mark Burns,...Read more

Latinos rally for Trump in Anaheim

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Chanting "Viva Trump," several dozen Latino supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a peaceful rally Sunday in front of Anaheim City Hall.

"He's the man," Marco Gutierrez, a co-founder of Latinos for Trump, said of the candidate. "He speaks the language of the heart. He can reach people who have been...Read more

In Texas, Trump is a top local issue too

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SAN ANTONIO -- A decade ago, a Democrat defeated the Republican incumbent in Texas' 23rd Congressional District.

Four years later, Republicans took the district back. Then it flipped to the Democrats again. And then back to the Republicans.

This fall, Democrats are trying to reclaim one of the few competitive congressional seats in the nation ...Read more

Trump campaign says it doesn't want support from white supremacists

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WASHINGTON -- As Donald Trump tries to improve his standing with African-Americans and other minority voters, his running mate said Sunday the campaign doesn't want support from white nationalists.

"We don't want the support of people who think like David Duke," vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said about the former Ku Klux Klan wizard, ...Read more

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