Elizabeth Warren joins Hillary Clinton in Cincinnati as speculation grows about VP spot

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2016-06-26 15:46

Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are moving beyond their political differences and embracing one another as key players in the future of their party — and they perhaps could find themselves together on the Democratic presidential ticket.

The likely Democratic presidential nominee and the anti-Wall Street Massachusetts senator will ...

Texas, California secession movements boosted by Brexit

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2016-06-26 14:14

Within hours of the Brexit vote, Texas independence activist Daniel Miller was flooded with messages from people in other states with one question: How can we do this?

The United Kingdom's vote Thursday in favor of severing ties with the European Union has invigorated secession movements across the pond from ...

Award-winning Barbadian-born author Austin Clarke dies at 81

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2016-06-26 14:07

TORONTO (AP) - Austin Clarke, the award-winning Barbadian-born author who wrote about the immigrant experience and being black in Canada, died Sunday at age 81.

His publicist Denise Bukowski said Clarke died in a hospital early Sunday morning.

Clarke won the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize ...

Opponents of proposed coal project demand investigation

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2016-06-26 12:47

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Several environmental groups are calling for a federal investigation into Utah's plans to invest $53 million in a proposed expansion of a California port to export coal to Asia.

The funds from federal mineral royalties are intended for local public works projects, but would instead ...

Wisconsin's nonpartisan elections board in final days

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2016-06-26 10:54

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Whether Wisconsin's unique nonpartisan elections board was a failed experiment or was so successful that it became a political target, this much is true: It goes away this week.

Targeted for elimination by Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republicans who control the Legislature, the Government Accountability ...

Facebook official meets with conservatives in Washington after accusation of liberal bias

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2016-06-26 09:15

Facebook's reboot with the right was firing on all cylinders last week as Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met with conservatives in Washington and announced a program to manage employee political bias.

And then she publicly endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president.

Still, Ms. Sandberg did enough during her two-day ...

Marco Rubio rules out vice-presidential candidacy

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2016-06-26 08:05

Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday said he's not interested in serving as likely GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's running mate.

"It's too late for that," the Florida Republican said on CBS' "Face the Nation."

Mr. Rubio's name has been floated for vice president after a poll found Republicans and independents ...

Clinton campaign manager: Hillary 'most transparent secretary of state in history'

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2016-06-26 07:59

Hillary Clinton's campaign manager on Sunday called her the "most transparent secretary of state in history."

"Hillary Clinton has actually been the most transparent secretary of state in history," Robby Mook said on "Fox News Sunday. "She's released all of her emails, she's released her schedules. I think the record ...

Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton 'doesn't go far enough' on progressive causes

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2016-06-26 07:48

Although he said he would vote for Hillary Clinton, that hasn't stopped Bernard Sanders from trying to push the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee further to the left.

Mr. Sanders, who has not suspended his own presidential campaign, on Sunday said the former secretary of state's plans on education and health ...

Newt Gingrich: Nobody has contacted me about running for vice president

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2016-06-26 07:42

Newt Gingrich on Sunday quelled rumors that he is being sought as a running mate to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

"Nobody has called me," Mr. Gingrich said on "Fox News Sunday." "Nobody has said, 'Would you like to be?' Nobody has said, 'Would you be willing to be ...

Newt Gingrich: Hillary Clinton 'wrong on Brexit'

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2016-06-26 07:18

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich on Sunday hammered presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for her tattered foreign policy record.

He questioned why Mrs. Clinton's experience is a seen as a positive in the presidential race.

"There's no reason to believe that Hillary Clinton's experiences qualify her for anything except ...

Supreme Court set to close out current term with 3 big cases

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2016-06-26 07:14

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is set to close out its current term with opinions Monday in three remaining cases after a flurry of decisions last week.

It's expected to be the justices' final meeting before they disperse on their summer breaks.

The last three cases concern regulation of ...

U.S. Supreme Court to decide fate of ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption conviction

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2016-06-26 07:07

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell accepted gifts such as golf outings, a Rolex watch and $15,000 for catering at his daughter's wedding from a wealthy businessman.

But whether he returned the favors by taking "official action" to promote the businessman's interests is the question at the heart of a closely ...

Donald Trump blasts 'overrated' conservative columnist George Will

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2016-06-26 06:50

Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to hammer George Will, after the influential conservative pundit said he was leaving the GOP.

"George Will, one of the most overrated political pundits (who lost his way long ago), has left the Republican Party," the presumptive GOP presidential nominee tweeted. "He's ...

Poll: Hillary Clinton up by double digits over Donald Trump

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2016-06-26 06:40

A new poll finds presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with a towering lead over her likely Republican counterpart, Donald Trump.

The ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Sunday gives Mrs. Clinton a 12-percentage point advantage among likely voters nationwide, besting Mr. Trump 51 percent to 39 percent.

The same ...

Ricketts showered with gifts during first year in office

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2016-06-26 06:11

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Somewhere in the pile of gifts Gov. Pete Ricketts received last year is a cape, a red clown's nose, a rugby shirt and a Ronald Reagan candy jar.

The governor was showered with more than 400 gifts during his first year in office, ranging from baubles ...

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