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Clinton, Trump show stark contrast on climate change – USA TODAY

USA TODAYClinton, Trump show stark contrast on climate changeUSA TODAYPresidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are offering Americans starkly different views on global warming: Clinton sees it as an urgent concern while Trump dismisses it as a minor problem at most. "There's never been a bigger contrast ...and more » … [Read more...]

Trump blasts ‘rigged system’ and crying baby – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTrump blasts 'rigged system' and crying babyUSA TODAY"We have a mess out there — we have a total mess," Trump told a crowd at a high school auditorium, citing conditions in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan as examples. "Nothing's working out." Under attack from election opponent Hillary Clinton, President ...Trump at rally: 'Get the baby out of … [Read more...]

Deadly election season for South Africa’s candidates – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDeadly election season for South Africa's candidatesUSA TODAYJOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's municipal election season has been deadly for candidates and party activists, with more than 12 killed ahead of Wednesday's vote. National police have determined it a serious enough problem to create a task force to ...and more » … [Read more...]

Trump campaign slogan bound for immortality; his rival’s, maybe not – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTrump campaign slogan bound for immortality; his rival's, maybe notUSA TODAYBefore the conventions, the USA TODAY NETWORK's 109 news organizations interviewed more than 170 Trump or Clinton supporters, some in every state, to understand their motives. Unbidden, Trump voters repeatedly used the phrase “make America ...and more » … [Read more...]

Trump again under fire for comments about Muslims – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTrump again under fire for comments about MuslimsUSA TODAYDonald Trump, under steady criticism from the father of a Muslim U.S. Army captain killed in Iraq, tried Sunday to clarify his remarks about the family of the late Captain Humayun Khan. “Captain Humayun Khan was a hero to our country and we should ...As uproar spirals, Trump plans Wisconsin tripMilwaukee Journal SentinelClinton … [Read more...]

Donald Trump posts best fundraising month – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDonald Trump posts best fundraising monthUSA TODAYCLEVELAND — Republican Donald Trump swept to his strongest fundraising month of the presidential election in June, pulling $26.7 million directly into his campaign as he tapped a fervent base of supporters for the millions of dollars in small ...and more » … [Read more...]

Republican convention, set to nominate Donald Trump, puts down protest – USA TODAY

Aljazeera.comRepublican convention, set to nominate Donald Trump, puts down protestUSA TODAYUSA!" and "Build the wall!" while "Make America Safe Again" signs were prominently displayed. Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani spoke loudest and firmest in criticizing Clinton, President Obama, the media and other targets that had the delegates ...US election: Donald Trump … [Read more...]

Fact check: Donald Trump’s false and misleading claims – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFact check: Donald Trump's false and misleading claimsUSA TODAYWe focused on claims most relevant for the general election and those that Trump has repeated, or that could likely be repeated by him or others this week. For more on each statement, follow the links to our full stories. And all of our articles on ...Clinton pledges criminal justice reform in NAACP … [Read more...]

#TrumpNation: Supporters see themselves in Republican nominee – USA TODAY

USA TODAY#TrumpNation: Supporters see themselves in Republican nomineeUSA TODAYTo get beyond the clichés, the USA TODAY NETWORK interviewed scores of Trump supporters, some in every state, for a more nuanced understanding of who they are and why they support such an unconventional and often contradictory candidate.and more » … [Read more...]

Trump faces major challenges with Hispanic voters – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTrump faces major challenges with Hispanic votersUSA TODAYAs with any segment of voters in any election, it all boils down to turnout, and, in recent elections, Hispanic turnout has increased while the Republican share of the vote has declined. One reason: GOP opposition to changes to the immigration system ...and more » … [Read more...]

Exclusive: US curtails federal election observers – Reuters

ReutersExclusive: US curtails federal election observersReutersEleven mostly Southern states had been certified as needing federal observers by the department. Federal observers can still be sent to monitor elections but only when authorized by federal court rulings. Currently, courts have done so in five states ...and more » … [Read more...]

Bernie Sanders will launch organizations to spread progressive message – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBernie Sanders will launch organizations to spread progressive messageUSA TODAYIn an exclusive interview with USA TODAY, the Vermont senator detailed plans to launch educational and political organizations within the next few weeks to keep his progressive movement alive. The Sanders Institute will help raise awareness of ...and more » … [Read more...]

Police brace for days of protests in Cleveland – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPolice brace for days of protests in ClevelandUSA TODAYThe Cleveland group, whose affiliates throughout the country have been thrust into the national spotlight for a demonstration that preceded last week's deadly ambush of five Dallas-area police officers, has elected not to participate in the formal ...and more » … [Read more...]

Challenging the candidates to support transparent elections – The Hill (blog)

The Hill (blog)Challenging the candidates to support transparent electionsThe Hill (blog)Our view is simple: Democracy is best served when elected officials are wholly committed to advancing the public interest. TI-USA is asking federal and state candidates and elected officials to stand for integrity and against corruption by accepting TI ... … [Read more...]

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton join forces against Donald Trump – USA TODAY

PoliticusUSABernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton join forces against Donald TrumpUSA TODAYClinton said her general-election race against presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump will be more enjoyable now that she and the Vermont senator are on the same side. She urged Sanders' supporters to join her campaign and make it their own. "We are ...Sanders Tells House Dems Don't Only Focus on … [Read more...]

Marco Rubio seeks to dispel ghosts of presidential race in re-election bid – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMarco Rubio seeks to dispel ghosts of presidential race in re-election bidUSA TODAYWASHINGTON — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio hopes next month's GOP Senate primary turns out better than his most recent election performance. In March, Rubio lost his home-state presidential primary to a brash billionaire who labeled him "little Marco" and ...and more » … [Read more...]

Trump, Bill Maher and Miss Pennsylvania: The ‘I’ll sue you’ effect – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTrump, Bill Maher and Miss Pennsylvania: The 'I'll sue you' effectUSA TODAYHe's vowed to sue multiple news organizations including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and USA TODAY. He didn't follow through with any of those, though he did sue comedian Bill Maher, an author over a single line in a ...and more » … [Read more...]

Wisconsin’s status as presidential battleground in question – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWisconsin's status as presidential battleground in questionUSA TODAYRight now, the “people who invest money in elections” have made the judgment Wisconsin is not a top-tier battleground, says Goldstein, an expert in campaign advertising. “What the lack of ad buys tells us is that at best it's number 11 or number 12” on ...and more » … [Read more...]