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The 5 Stages Startups Must Go Through to Make That First $1 Million

What stage of business is your startup in?<p>Co-founder of Yazamo<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all want our startup businesses to hit that coveted $1 million per year in revenue. The unfortunate truth is that only 4 percent of us actually make that goal.<p>This past year …

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Vote on bill viewed as Christie attack on newspapers delayed

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — After a furious lobbying effort by the state's newspapers, a measure supported by Republican Gov. Chris Christie to scrap a requirement that local governments publish legal notices in newspapers was delayed until at least after the new year.<p>Newspapers and other opponents said …

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The RNC Rules Committee Meets Thursday — Here’s What to Watch

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Donald Trump’s team will be on high alert Thursday at the wonky Republican Convention Rules Committee meeting as opponents push for changes to make it more difficult for him to win the necessary majority of delegates to claim the nomination.<p>Here are five things to watch coming out …


Meet the Woman Who Could Take Down Donald Trump

CLEVELAND — Kendal Unruh is trying to do what 16 Republican presidential candidates and at least three super PACs spending more than $20 million could not do: take down Donald Trump.<p>She’s not wealthy but she is principled and has proven some political savviness. She's a delegate on the powerful …


Christie Says He’ll Be Trump Adviser Whether on The Ticket or Not

Chris Christie doesn’t know if he’ll be Donald Trump's vice presidential pick.<p>“I know that whether I’m a vice presidential nominee," Christie said in a one-on-one conversation with GOP strategist Nicolle Wallace for MSNBC earlier Thursday. He said that one thing he does know is that "after he wins …

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Anti-Trump Rebels Not Part of Negotiations Between RNC, Activists

CLEVELAND, Ohio - It was not a broken printer that forced the delay of a meeting at the Republican National Convention Rules Committee, it was closed-door meetings among a small group of grassroots activists, anti-Trump delegates, the Trump campaign and Republican Party officials.<p>As the committee …


Trump's VP drama headed for a climax

<b>(CNN) —</b> America's ultimate showman, Donald Trump, has turned his search for a Republican vice presidential pick into a real-life political thriller.<p>He spent Wednesday beguiling the media and playing on the hopes of his final few candidates to build tension, drama and -- perhaps -- a climactic final …

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First Read: Trump Closes the Battleground Gap, Still Hasn’t Overtaken Clinton

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p><b>Trump closes the battleground gap, but is still unable to overtake Clinton</b><p>Yesterday brought us a whopping 10 battleground state polls, and four more …


Trump Seeks VP "Skilled in Hand-to-Hand Combat," Praises Gingrich and Christie as "Warriors"

“WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, held by ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, prepares to have his hair cut off by Donald Trump.” Photo: APAccording to Bloomberg, …

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Trump VP Tryouts Continue

Donald Trump prepares to campaign with Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) as the presumptive nominee continues public tryouts for the second spot on the GOP …

Come one, come all: The Trump vice presidential contest lurches towards a conclusion

Second Time Around, Christie Takes Humbled Approach to VP Speculation

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in familiar territory as Donald Trump narrows in on him as a potential finalist to become the GOP's vice presidential nominee. And though Christie is acquainted with the vetting process from four years ago, his approach to navigating the VP speculation, as well as …


Republican Platform Continues to Move Right on Day Two

CLEVELAND, Ohio - On day two of meetings to draft Republican policy ahead of the Republican National Convention held here next week, the GOP's platform became more conservative as the committee rejected proposals to include LGBT protections while strengthening language on Israel and trade.<p>LGBT …


Donald Trump Will Not Speak at NAACP Convention, Campaign Says

Donald Trump has declined to speak at the NAACP's annual convention in Cincinnati on Monday, his spokeswoman confirmed, instead giving his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton a prime political stage all to herself.<p>While his campaign did not say why it was skipping the event, Trump will be tied up as …


Trump Campaign Supports GOP Platform That Moved Further Right

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Republicans tasked with drafting a policy document that guides and defines the GOP has completed its work, effectively moving the party further to the right on issues of guns, immigration, and traditional marriage.<p>While the campaign of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump …


In Christie, Trump would get tough advocate _ and baggage

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP) — In Chris Christie, Donald Trump has a potential running mate who's well-known in many roles: A political hero and a villain. A sensitive advocate and a bully. And, lately, a quiet political operative who's become an expert on Trump's unusual presidential campaign operation …


Hillary Clinton rips Chris Christie, saying he follows Donald Trump around 'holding his coat'

Clinton's comment came as she unleashed a blistering attack on Trump's Atlantic City casino business in a speech from the abandoned Trump Plaza Hotel on the New Jersey resort town's famed boardwalk.<p>"It is no secret that Atlantic City has gone through some tough times, but the people of AC are …


The NRA Comes to Trump’s Aid - On the Air

This month alone, Hillary Clinton and her allies are outspending Donald Trump and GOP groups in the battleground states by a $26 million-to-$0 margin.<p>One of the reasons for the disparity: Republican outside groups -- like the Koch Brothers' Americans for Prosperity and the Karl Rove-backed American …

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Donald Trump rails against criticism of his immigration policies

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee said "We must suspend immigration from regions linked with terrorism until a proven vetting method is in place."<p>He also insisted that he only wants to admit "those who love our people and support our values."<p>Earlier Saturday, CNN reporter Jeremy …

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Gov. Christie’s Toxic School Plan

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is using the worst kind of demagogy to distract attention from his sagging poll numbers and burnish his reputation as a Trump-style Republican. That’s the only way to view his deeply irresponsible proposal for stripping New Jersey’s poorest communities of …


First Read’s Morning Clips: The United States of Trump

<b>OFF TO THE RACES: The United States of Trump</b><p>A year after Donald Trump launched his presidential bid, and against all expectations, the business mogul is the presumptive GOP nominee. Who supported him? How did he take over a Republican Party whose leaders almost uniformly opposed him? And will the …


Chris Christie Declines To Comment On Judge In Trump U Case

A spokesman for the governor told BuzzFeed News to stop emailing the governor's personal email address.<p>New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declined this weekend to comment on Donald Trump's comments about U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who Trump said was incapable of presiding over the fraud case …

Not Even Chris Christie Can Whack Donald Trump In New Jersey

These days Chris Christie is not the person you want as your right hand man in New Jersey. But Donald Trump’s popularity is soaring in spite of …


One Trump Super PAC is Dropping a New Ad - NBC News


McConnell on Whether Trump's Judge Comments are Racist - NBC News

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Trump isn't a perfect candidate, but that "the primary voters have spoken."

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Trump shifts position on Libya

Donald Trump reversed himself again on Libya on Sunday, saying in an interview that he would have authorized a “surgical” strike to take out Muammar Qadhafi, after months of telling voters the country would have been better off if the dictator were still alive.<p>“I didn't mind surgical. And I said …

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McConnell Confident Senate Candidates Won't Suffer Because of Trump - NBC News

The Senate Majority Leader says the Senate races "are big enough to stand on their own two feet" and he's not worried about a negative Trump effect