Politics

A curveball in Trump’s Veep search: He’s seriously considering a retired general

After weeks of focusing on a group of current and former elected officials in his search for a running mate, Donald Trump is increasingly intrigued by the idea of tapping retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn to project strength and know-how on national security, according to four people familiar with the vetting process. Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.(Defense Intelligence Agency ...

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Cleveland Police tightening Republican convention security plans

The Cleveland skyline, photographed June 3. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Cleveland police officials are changing the city’s security plans for the upcoming Republican National Convention in the wake of the massacre in Dallas on Thursday night. Cleveland Deputy Police Chief Ed Tomba announced the changes Friday, telling Reuters: “We have got to make some changes without a doubt” in the ...

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Clinton expected to pick up Sanders endorsement next week in New Hampshire

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders shake hands before the CNN Democratic Presidential Debate in Brooklyn in April. (Samadjewel Samad/Getty Images) Bernie Sanders is preparing to endorse Hillary Clinton for president as early as Tuesday at an event in New Hampshire, according to several Democrats familiar with the plans. The long-awaited backing of Clinton from the runner-up in ...

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Clinton takes aim at Trump outside his shuttered Atlantic City casino

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers a campaign speech outside the shuttered Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey, July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder ATLANTIC CITY — Under the blazing sun and shadowed by the hulking remains of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday relentlessly poked and jabbed Donald Trump’s record of bankruptcy and losses in the seaside ...

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Clinton campaign hails FBI director’s recommendation in email probe

In 2012, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checks her mobile phone after her address to the Security Council at United Nations headquarters. (Richard Drew/AP) Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign hailed the announcement by FBI Director James Comey that his department would not recommend criminal charges against her after an investigation into her use of a private email server during her time ...

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John McCain still supports Donald Trump, even though he lacks ‘the necessary strategy’ in foreign affairs

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says he has “strong disagreements” with Donald Trump, but he will nevertheless keep a promise to back the presumptive GOP nominee for president. (Ralph Freso/AP) Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Sunday that he remains concerned about Donald Trump’s foreign policy acumen but is nevertheless standing by a pledge to ...

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Cory Booker cagey about vice presidential vetting by Clinton campaign

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) joined Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail in Newark last month. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Sunday reopened the door to speculation that he could be Hillary Clinton’s running mate when he appeared to back off his previous assertion that he is not being vetted by the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. “At this point, I’ve ...

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Hillary Clinton will campaign in Atlantic City next week

A sign in 2014 announces the closing of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. (Mel Evans/AP) Hillary Clinton will attempt to paint Donald Trump as a callous and irresponsible businessman with a campaign stop next week in Atlantic City, site of shuttered Trump casinos. Clinton’s campaign announced Friday that she will visit the Atlantic Ocean resort town Wednesday, one ...

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