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Anti-Trump letter reveals jittery band of Republican establishment power brokers

Sun, 2016-08-14 17:50

ANALYSIS:

When Donald Trump says he is running against the Washington establishment — the news media and consultant-lobbyist class — the battle lines have been crystal-clear in recent days.

An anti-Trump letter signed by 50 national security Republicans provided a look inside at Washington's shadow power structure — the largely ...

Rift: 72 percent of voters say America is more divided than it was four years ago

Sun, 2016-08-14 16:56

Sooner or later, American politicians will remember the old adage "united we stand, divided we fall" and act accordingly — seeking to tamp down destructive trends and bolster those that could help our less-than-perfect union. Maybe the press can lend a hand, though that seems doubtful. Meanwhile, new poll numbers ...

Illegal immigration surges past 2015 total with two months still to go in fiscal year

Sun, 2016-08-14 16:37

Illegal immigration in 2016 has already surpassed 2015 with two months still to go in the fiscal year, driven by a renewed surge of illegal immigrant children and families from Central America attempting to sneak into the U.S.

Nearly 34,000 people were caught at the southwest border in July, up ...

Obama administration provides Hillary Clinton's first line of defense amid scandals

Sun, 2016-08-14 16:15

Just as stunning as the unending stream of reports of scandal and subterfuge that has come to define Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state is the Obama administration's tireless effort to keep a lid on it.

Whether it's the Justice Department taking a pass when afforded the opportunity to ...

Arab museum working to reflect recent wave of immigration

Sun, 2016-08-14 13:58

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - The Arab American National Museum is updating permanent exhibits to boost representation of immigrants and refugees from a broader range of countries.

The museum based in the heavily Arab Detroit suburb of Dearborn says it's making the changes with a $45,000 grant from the National Endowment ...

Mike Pence: Public has a 'right to know' if Hillary Clinton engaged in pay-to-play at State

Sun, 2016-08-14 11:57

Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence insisted Sunday that the public has a "right to know" whether Hillary Clinton engaged in pay-to-play by granting State Department access to top Clinton Foundation donors during her tenure as secretary of state.

Asked if recently released emails show the Democratic presidential nominee traded access ...

Obama gets briefed on rioting in Milwaukee while on vacation

Sun, 2016-08-14 10:48

A vacationing President Obama received an update Sunday about a night of rioting and gunfire in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before he headed out for another round of golf.

The White House said Mr. Obama was briefed on the unrest by senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, who spoke to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

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Unorthodox ballot names: A winning strategy?

Sun, 2016-08-14 09:54

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - Candidates for political office typically want to show voters who they are and where they stand. But if they don't belong to a traditional political party, demonstrating their ideology and political principles on the ballot can be a challenge.

A mayoral candidate in Pawtucket, Rhode Island ...

Candidate runs on 'Sick of Scandals' ticket

Sun, 2016-08-14 09:42

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - A candidate trying to unseat the incumbent mayor of Rhode Island's fourth-biggest city isn't a Democrat or Republican.

John Arcaro declares himself a member of the "Sick of Scandals" movement, and state election officials are allowing him to include the phrase on the ballot next to ...

Judge rules against Phyllis Schlafly in beer trademark case

Sun, 2016-08-14 08:46

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has sided with the maker of Schlafly beer in its trademark dispute with conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly.

Phyllis Schlafly sought to block St. Louis Brewery's effort to trademark the brand's name, an effort that began in 2012 as its sales ...

Malloy faces questions about FBI probe amid election

Sun, 2016-08-14 08:16

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - As Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy makes political pitches for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and fellow Democratic governors on the campaign trail, the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association faces challenges back home, including a federal criminal investigation into fundraising for his 2014 re-election campaign and ...

Donald Trump unloads on 'disgusting and corrupt media,' accuses press of pro-Clinton bias

Sun, 2016-08-14 08:08

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump unloaded Sunday on a tide of press reports insisting his campaign is imploding, accusing the "disgusting and corrupt media" of stretching the truth in order to boost Democrat Hillary Clinton.

"If the disgusting and corrupt media covered me honestly and didn't put false meaning into ...

Russian media favor Donald Trump in U.S. presidential election

Sun, 2016-08-14 07:52

Donald Trump says he wants a better U.S. relationship with Russia, and the state-controlled media in Russia are rooting for him too.

Although most Russians aren't paying close attention to the U.S. presidential election, the majority of those who are following the campaign favor Mr. Trump, with their views shaped ...

FBI will hand over notes on Clinton email investigation to Congress: report

Sun, 2016-08-14 07:24

The FBI plans to hand over to Congress notes taken during the agency's interview with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her exclusive use of a private email server to handle classified documents, according to a Sunday report.

CNN anchor Jake Tapper cited sources who said that notes taken ...

State's attorney: 2 open meetings complaints without merit

Sun, 2016-08-14 06:27

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - Brown County State's Attorney Larry Lovrien says two open meetings complaints filed against the Groton City Council are without merit.

The Aberdeen American News (http://bit.ly/2aQvi9g) reports that Groton resident Betty Breck filed the complaints in June and July.

Breck says she's disappointed.

She claimed in the ...

Teen who fled Honduras released after months in federal jail

Sat, 2016-08-13 14:39

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - A teen-ager in federal immigration custody since January is back in Durham with his family as he seeks asylum.

A group that advocates for undocumented immigrants announced Saturday that 19-year-old Wildin Acosta was released from Stewart Detention Center in rural Georgia. His mother and members of ...

Former Illinois village president faces trial over gas buys

Sat, 2016-08-13 13:59

SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) - The former village president of a northern Illinois community faces trial for misconduct and theft charges.

According to The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle (http://bit.ly/2aPiBbE ), 50-year-old John Munro's trial is scheduled to begin Monday.

Munro is charged with unlawful possession of a credit card, theft and official ...

Nancy Pelosi, House Democrats leader, says she's been flooded with 'obscene' calls since DCCC hack

Sat, 2016-08-13 12:31

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Saturday that she's been slammed with "obscene and sick calls" after a hacker posted Democratic congressional lawmakers' personal contact information online.

The information was apparently stolen in a hack of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which has personal contact and other information for all ...

Man pleads guilty after threatening West Virginia officials

Sat, 2016-08-13 10:04

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) - A West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to federal charges after threatening to kill a West Virginia mayor and a former federal prosecutor.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/2bfjYSg ) Kenneth Robert Godsey pleaded guilty on Friday in federal court in Virginia. The newspaper reported Godsey ...

Ivanka Trump wanted to walk back Donald Trump's Mexican 'rapists' comments: deposition

Sat, 2016-08-13 09:15

Ivanka Trump last year drafted a statement for Donald Trump to walk back his remarks about Mexico sending "rapists" into the United States, the daughter of the Republican presidential nominee revealed in a deposition earlier this summer.

"I had suggested a clarification because I felt that his comments were being ...

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