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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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

It’s official: This election is stressing everyone out

It’s official: This election is stressing everyone out

By Deena Shanker | Bloomberg News
October 14, 2016
Filed under National

NEW YORK — There's good news for Americans who find themselves waking up in a cold sweat at 3 a.m. to check the latest polls: You are not alone. More than half of you — on both sides of the aisle — say the 2016 election is a major source of stress, according to a new survey from the American...

San Francisco police to implement reforms after report on violence against minorities

San Francisco police to implement reforms after report on violence against minorities

By Los Angeles Times
October 13, 2016
Filed under National

San Francisco police officers use force against African-Americans more often than against other racial groups, according to a 432-page federal report made public Wednesday. The report, issued by the U.S. Department of Justice in response to charges of racial bias by San Francisco police, shows that...

Analysis: For Trump or against Trump, Republicans fear intensifying civil war if he loses

Analysis: For Trump or against Trump, Republicans fear intensifying civil war if he loses

By Sahil Kapur | Bloomberg News
October 12, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — A long-simmering struggle between presidential nominee Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan erupted this week, but the ultimate winner won't be clear until Nov 8. "I wouldn't want to be in a foxhole with a lot of these people, that I can tell you, including Ryan," Trump told Fox...

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