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42 million voters cast ballots early

42 million voters cast ballots early

By Alex Daugherty | McClatchy Washington Bureau
November 6
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — Nearly 42 million Americans have already voted for president, casting their ballots before the FBI announced Sunday afternoon that it stands by its July decision not to recommend charges over Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. Early voters turned out in record numbers...

Clinton in the clear after FBI review of newfound emails

Clinton in the clear after FBI review of newfound emails

By By David Lauter and Del Quentin Wilber | Tribune Washington Bureau
November 6
Filed under National, Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The FBI's new scrutiny of emails related to Hillary Clinton has turned up nothing that would cause the bureau to recommend charges against her, Director  James B. Comey said. Nine days after announcing that a new trove of emails had been found, Comey sent a brief letter to Congress...

Trump welcomes FBI probe: ‘Clinton’s corruption is on a scale we have never seen’

Trump welcomes FBI probe: ‘Clinton’s corruption is on a scale we have never seen’

By Lisa Mascaro | Tribune Washington Bureau
October 28
Filed under National

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Donald Trump stepped on stage for a rally here with news even he wasn't expecting to deliver: the FBI's new investigation of his rival's email server. "Hillary Clinton's corruption is on a scale we have never seen before," Trump said as the crowed roared "lock her up," a staple...

Vice President Biden expected to campaign in St. Louis for Senate candidate Jason Kander

Vice President Biden expected to campaign in St. Louis for Senate candidate Jason Kander

By St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 24
Filed under National

ST. LOUIS — Vice President Joe Biden will be in St. Louis on Friday to campaign for Jason Kander, the Democrat challenging incumbent Sen. Roy Blunt. Kander, Missouri's secretary of state, announced the planned visit during a labor rally Sunday at IBEW Local 1 headquarters in St. Louis. Details of...

‘All of these liars will be sued when the election is over’: Donald Trump denounces accusers

‘All of these liars will be sued when the election is over’: Donald Trump denounces accusers

By Noah Bierman | Los Angeles Times
October 22
Filed under National

GETTYSBURG, PA. — Donald Trump launched another late attempt to fix his sagging campaign Saturday, delivering a speech billed as a closing argument in a hotel ballroom near the battlefield that turned the direction of the Civil War. Yet, even as Trump praised Abraham Lincoln for uniting the country,...

Supreme Court ruling makes it harder to monitor US elections

Supreme Court ruling makes it harder to monitor US elections

By Tony Pugh | McClatchy Washington Bureau
October 22
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — Next month's presidential election will be the first in more than 50 years that the federal government won't send special observers to monitor elections in states with histories of discriminatory voting practices. After the Supreme Court's 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder weakened...

A new problem for the wealthy: Living in a building named ‘Trump’

A new problem for the wealthy: Living in a building named ‘Trump’

By Barbara Demick | Los Angeles Times
October 22
Filed under National

NEW YORK — Donald Trump has long been one of this city's top figures in real estate, affixing his name — invariably in gold — to the marquees of more than a dozen Manhattan buildings. But as his polarizing campaign for president has turned a segment of the population against him, home has become...

What we learned from Wednesday’s debate

What we learned from Wednesday’s debate

By Alex Gangitano | CQ-Roll Call
October 20
Filed under National

Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump did anything to change the trajectory of the presidential race in Wednesday's third and final debate, most experts said immediately afterward. Democrat Hillary Clinton was poised and prepared while Donald Trump landed a few blows. But Trump's refusal to say...

University of Iowa student arrested after false active-shooter report

University of Iowa student arrested after false active-shooter report

By Vanessa Miller | The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
October 18
Filed under National

IOWA CITY — Over the weekend the University of Iowa police arrested an 18-year-old student after officials said he admitted to sending a "prank" text message about an active shooter in Burge Residence Hall, prompting authorities to respond in emergency fashion and evacuate the dorm. Harrison E....

President Donald Trump’s America: Lower taxes, higher deficits, fewer immigrants

President Donald Trump’s America: Lower taxes, higher deficits, fewer immigrants

By William Douglas, Lesley Clark and Kevin G. Hall | McClatchy Washington Bureau
October 16
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — It's fall 2020 and President Donald Trump, who vowed to Make America Great Again in 2016, is promising to make it even greater if he wins a second term. So what has he done? A fast-food worker at Bojangles' makes more per hour. Americans have more money from sharp tax cuts, especially...

President Hillary Clinton’s America: Tax hikes for the rich, bigger government, cheaper college

President Hillary Clinton’s America: Tax hikes for the rich, bigger government, cheaper college

By Anita Kumar and David Goldstein | McClatchy Washington Bureau
October 16
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — The cooks at Chipotle are making more. Construction workers have more jobs repairing bridges and roads all over the country. Immigrants here illegally walk down the street without fear of deportation. Poor women get abortions paid for by the taxpayers. Gays and transgender people have...

Leaked emails mention possibility of Bloomberg as Clinton’s secretary of state

Leaked emails mention possibility of Bloomberg as Clinton’s secretary of state

By Kurtis Lee | Los Angeles Times
October 15
Filed under National

Michael Bloomberg opted against running for president this election cycle. But he still may have a political future. In a batch of newly leaked emails, purportedly from the Clinton campaign, that were posted online Saturday by WikiLeaks, an aide to Bloomberg confirmed to Hillary Clinton's aides in...

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