Politics

Four times Donald Trump answered Mike Pence’s questions on ’60 Minutes’

Donald Trump smiles after introducing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence during a campaign event on Saturday in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) CLEVELAND — For their first lengthy public interaction, Donald Trump and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence opted for a sit-down interview with 60 Minutes. Trump did most of the talking during the 21-minute segment that aired on Sunday night, while Pence sat beside ...

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Anti-Trump delegates consider several attempts to upend convention

A sign prohibiting drones is seen July 16 amid preparations for the arrival of visitors and delegates for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (Dominick Reuter/Agence France-Presse)   CLEVELAND — Delegates to the Republican National Convention infuriated with top party leaders are mulling several different ways to upend carefully laid plans for the start of the nationally televised party meetings on ...

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Sixty mega-donors gave 30 percent of the money raised by Donald Trump and the Republican Party

Donald Trump and the Republican Party together collected more than $52 million since late May. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) Sixty mega-donors gave at least $100,000 each to a joint committee raising funds for Donald Trump and the Republican Party, together pouring in $15.4 million from late May until the end of June, new campaign finance records show. The huge sums that flowed ...

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Attempts to unbind GOP delegates crushed, effectively ending ‘Never Trump’ movement

The main stage on the convention floor at the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, is prepared for the upcoming Republican National Convention, on July 13, 2016. (AP/Gene J. Puskar) This item has been updated. CLEVELAND — Republicans responsible for setting the party’s presidential nomination rules on Thursday overwhelmingly rejected attempts to formally unbind delegates to next week’s convention, ...

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Trump seeks $10 million in damages from former campaign consultant, alleges nondisclosure violation

(Michael Conroy/AP) This story has been updated. Donald Trump is seeking $10 million in damages from a fired campaign consultant, alleging that the staffer disclosed information to media outlets in violation of a confidentiality agreement he signed, according to newly filed court documents. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee is seeking the funds through arbitration from Sam Nunberg, who was fired ...

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Clinton watches a matinee of ‘Hamilton,’ adds to her campaign treasury

A performance of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” from June. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) NEW YORK — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton used a special performance of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” on Tuesday to urge supporters to view the upcoming election through a historical lens. “Let’s think a lot about history’s eyes on us,” Clinton told the audience at the end ...

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GOP platform strikes tough anti-TPP language but remains more skeptical on trade

Workers prepare a camera platform inside Quicken Loans Arena in preparation for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Gillispie) At the start of the day, the Republican Party was set to approve new, critical language about trade agreements in its platform, including opposition to a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership for the rest of President Obama’s term. But ...

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Democrats back $15 minimum wage, but stalemate on Social Security

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gestures as she arrives to speak at the African Methodist Episcopal Church convention in Philadelphia on July 8. (Matt Rourke/AP) ORLANDO — The Democratic National Committee added a call for a $15 minimum wage to its 2016 platform, a victory for progressives produced by a deal between supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Just an ...

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