No shutdown: $1.1 trillion agreement shows Democrats’ clout

Erasing the threat of a disruptive government shutdown, the White House and top lawmakers endorsed a $1.1 trillion spending bill Monday to carry the nation through September, an agreement underscoring that Democrats retain considerable clout in Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency. Negotiators released the 1,665-page bill after Republicans dropped numerous demands on the environment, Obama-era financial regulations and abortion in marathon […]

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Obama hopes Clinton can fix what he could not

Eight years ago, Barack Obama cast himself as the rare candidate who could transcend the polarizing “politics of the past” and bridge divides that had left Washington barely functioning for years. Ultimately, the gulf was too wide — if anything, the political climate in the United States worsened. So, standing before the last, biggest audience he has left, Obama on […]

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RNC slams Clinton-Kaine ticket as ‘failed Democrat status quo’

The Republican National Committee quickly put out a statement on Friday evening panning Hillary Clinton’s choice of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said the choice “does nothing to unify a fractured Democrat base which is repelled by her dishonesty and cronyism” “After spending last week pandering to grassroots Democrats with Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton has chosen […]

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Democrats close ranks as Obama backs Clinton, Sanders vows Trump defeat

The Democratic Party began to unite around presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Thursday as President Barack Obama formally endorsed her candidacy and rival Bernie Sanders signaled he will soon drop out of the contest. In his endorsement, Obama called his former secretary of State possibly the most qualified person ever to run for president of the United States. “She’s got […]

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Clinton Wins Democratic Nomination

Striding into history, Hillary Clinton will become the first woman to top the presidential ticket of a major U.S. political party, capturing commitments Monday from the number of delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination. Clinton’s rise to presumptive nominee arrived nearly eight years to the day after she conceded her first White House campaign to Barack Obama. Back then, […]

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Amid Democratic infighting, polls are improving for Trump

Donald Trump appears to be making rapid progress in unifying Republican voters behind his presidential bid even as Democratic discord between backers of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders reaches new highs. An NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll released Tuesday morning showed Trump and Clinton performing at exactly the same level within their respective parties. Each commanded 87 percent support. The poll also […]

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Super Tuesday: Clinton, Trump look to pull away from rivals

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton see an opportunity to pull away from their rivals on so-called Super Tuesday, as almost a dozen state contests across the country could accelerate their march toward the general election. It’s busiest day of the 2016 primary campaign. The contests come at a turbulent moment for Republicans as they grapple with the prospect […]

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Clinton: Sander’s really wasn’t a ‘Democrat’ before run

Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders of criticizing Presidents Obama and Bill Clinton because “he wasn’t really a Democrat until he decided to run for president.” Responding to Sanders’s criticism of her husband’s administration, she defended his economic record while pivoting to a common charge from her campaign about how Sanders has also been critical of Obama. “I know that Sen. […]

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Top Democratic rivals offer contrasting views on presidency

The two leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination on Monday offered contrasting views of what matters most in the Oval Office — with former secretary of state Hillary Clinton citing her experience, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders saying that his judgment has proven superior to hers. Both, meanwhile, portrayed themselves as the right person to bring about change — […]

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