Politics

More than 500 miles apart, Donald Trump and Joe Biden debate compassion

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio, July 27, 2016. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) TOLEDO, Ohio — Standing before thousands of supporters who frequently broke into chants of “USA! USA! USA!” on Wednesday night, Donald Trump explained why the United States cannot trust illegal immigrants or refugees from war-torn Middle Eastern countries by reading a poem ...

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Clinton friend McAuliffe suggests she could flip back to supporting TPP; Clinton friend Podesta says he’s wrong

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe addresses the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post) Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, longtime friend to both Bill and Hillary Clinton, got crosswise with another powerful Clinton friend when he suggested Tuesday that Hillary Clinton might revert to her previous support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership once in ...

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Clinton to highlight endorsement of retired Marine general during N.C. visit

President Obama speaks in 2012 alongside Marine Gen. John R. Allen, right, during a meeting in Chicago. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/Getty Images) CHARLOTTE — Hillary Clinton will formally claim the endorsement Monday of retired Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the latest move by her campaign intended to bolster the military and national security credentials of the presumptive Democratic nominee. Allen ...

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Democrats vote to bind most superdelegates to state primary results

Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) attend a rally in Portsmouth, N.H., this month where Sanders endorsed Clinton for president. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press) PHILADELPHIA — After a lengthy debate and a deal between supporters of Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party’s rules committee voted to created a “unity commission” that would dramatically limit the role of ...

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In first day as nominee, Trump revives unsubstantiated accusation against Cruz’s father

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump with vice-presidential nominee Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. (Reuters) CLEVELAND — Donald Trump on Friday revived an unsubstantiated accusation that Sen. Ted Cruz’s father met with the man who killed president John F. Kennedy, swiftly casting aside the uncharacteristically restrained persona on display when he accepted the GOP presidential nomination one night before. The celebrity mogul ...

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Meet the Muslim guy who took the convention stage and prayed for Trump

Sajid Tarar speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Tuesday. (Shawn Thew/European Pressphoto Agency) Sajid Tarar was the last person to take the stage at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night, after Tiffany Trump, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and others had come and gone, and after most convention watchers had started flooding toward the exits. “Let’s pray ...

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Trump’s running mate is ‘one of the most extreme vice-presidential picks,’ Clinton says

Hillary Clinton speaks to campaign volunteers in Cincinnati. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post) MINNEAPOLIS — Hillary Clinton teed off Monday on Republican Donald Trump’s new running mate, calling Indiana Gov. Mike Pence “one of the most extreme vice-presidential picks in a generation.” Speaking to a gathering of teachers, Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, said Pence was “one of the ...

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