Politics

Brent Scowcroft endorses Clinton for president

Former National Security adviser Brent Scowcroft. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Hillary Clinton has won her second endorsement in as many weeks from a member of the Republican foreign policy establishment, with former National Security adviser Brent Scowcroft issuing a statement of support for her presidential campaign. “She brings truly unique experiences and perspective to the White House,” wrote Scowcroft, who served ...

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Ex-cop urges ‘lone wolf patriots’ to attack Black Lives Matter activists at GOP convention

Jim Stachowiak, a Donald Trump supporter and former police officer, has released a video on YouTube calling for armed confrontation at the Republican convention in Cleveland next month. (Courtesy of Facebook) Jim Stachowiak specializes in provoking strong reactions. In the past, he has called for the U.S. military to bomb Mecca. He made a point of standing outside a military recruiting ...

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Here’s why the RNC needs Donald Trump to step up his fundraising game

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Phoenix on Saturday, June 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) The Republican National Committee took on $2 million more debt in May as it finalized a joint fundraising agreement with Donald Trump’s campaign, underscoring how the real estate mogul’s lack of a fundraising structure has put financial pressure on the national ...

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RNC’s Hispanic spokeswoman won’t say whether she has difficulty defending Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally on June 18 in Phoenix. (Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press) The Republican National Committee’s top Hispanic media spokeswoman declined to say Sunday whether she’s uncomfortable defending her party’s presumed presidential nominee, Donald Trump, despite previously critical comments about him. Helen Aguirre Ferre became the RNC’s director of Hispanic communications this month amid ...

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Trump accuses Jeb Bush of plotting against him and appears to slam Cruz

Donald Trump speaks at the Treasure Island hotel and casino, June 18, in Las Vegas. (John Locher/AP) LAS VEGAS — Donald Trump voiced annoyance Saturday at continued resistance to his presumptive presidential nomination from some Republicans as he accused former Florida governor Jeb Bush of trying to undermine his candidacy and appeared to take aim at Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.). “We are ...

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A Sanders endorsement of Clinton could come ahead of the Philadelphia convention

Jeff Weaver, campaign manager for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) BURLINGTON, Vt. — Bernie Sanders could offer an endorsement of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton before the party’s convention next month, depending on the outcome of ongoing policy talks between the two campaigns, Sanders’s campaign manager said Friday. Jeff Weaver, a longtime Sanders confidant, said that he has ...

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AFL-CIO announces support for Clinton, slams Trump as an ‘unstable charlatan’

Hillary Clinton meets supporters at the Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton on Wednesday. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) The AFL-CIO on Thursday formally announced its support for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, framing the fall election against Republican Donald Trump as “a stark choice between an unstoppable champion for working families and an unstable charlatan who made his fortune scamming ...

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Clinton goes full policy wonk to draw contrast with Trump’s ‘reckless ideas’

By Abby Phillip June 15 at 2:55 PM Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton met veterans to discuss national security. She also addressed Trump’s response to the Orlando shooting. (Reuters) HAMPTON, Va. — “I’m taking a lot of notes,” Hillary Clinton admitted to the panel on national security on Wednesday. The small group of invited service members and their families chuckled. ...

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