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Sanders and Clinton delegates are struggling to afford attending the DNC

The estimated per-person cost for the four-day convention between 25-28 July ranges from $3,000 to $8,000, according to delegates pledged to the Democratic Party's two remaining candidates.<p>Andrew Niquette, a Bernie Sanders delegate from Georgia and 19-year-old chef, said he received a price …

Middle-class

The Latest: Senate gun compromise survives, may not advance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional action on guns (all times local):<p>2:45 p.m.<p>A bipartisan compromise on guns has cleared a procedural …

Trump organizes plan to keep delegates in line

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's convention team is organizing to prevent efforts to thwart the candidate's nomination next month in Cleveland, detailing part of its strategy in a conference call led by campaign chairman Paul Manafort with about 200 staffers and volunteers.<p>In the call Tuesday night, first …

Clinton touts economic record, courts Sanders backers in N.C. speech

RALEIGH, N.C. — Hillary Clinton shared a long list of economic priorities during a speech here Wednesday with two objectives seemingly in mind: contrasting her seriousness of purpose with Republican Donald Trump and reassuring supporters of her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders of her progressive …

Government

Emails: State Dept. scrambled on trouble on Clinton's server

WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department staffers wrestled for weeks in December 2010 over a serious technical problem that affected emails from …

Fattah, facing expulsion threats, revises departure offer

Convicted Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah submitted his letter of resignation from Congress Wednesday and said he wants to remain in the House until Oct. 3 — the day before he is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court. But now he appears to be having second thoughts.<p>Fattah's initial stated desire …

Trump reportedly raised at least $11 million since Tuesday

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump and his joint fundraising committee have raised at least $11 million since Tuesday morning, Republicans said Wednesday, a tremendously quick haul that comes amid concerns about his fundraising ability.<p>Trump Victory, the joint fundraising account with the Republican …

Donald Trump

US election: Donald Trump attacks 'most corrupt' Hillary Clinton

<b>Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has called Hillary Clinton the most corrupt candidate in US history.</b><p>Mr Trump said the woman he will face in November's election was a "world class liar" who had "perfected the politics of profit" while secretary of state.<p>"She gets rich making you poor," …

Government

House, Senate GOP seals agreement on $1.1B Zika measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate Republicans sealed an agreement among themselves Wednesday night on a $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika …

Public Health

Democrats Continue Gun Control Sit-In as Paul Ryan Adjourns House

The revolt in the House of Representatives entered a second day Thursday as protesting Democrats refused to give up and continued to demand votes on gun control measures opposed by Republicans.<p>While two dozen or so Democratic lawmakers camped out in the well of the House chamber, Speaker Paul Ryan …

Trump pushes expanded ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

Donald Trump called Monday for outlawing immigrants from areas of the world with a history of terrorism as part of his proposed temporary ban on all Muslims entering the United States — a radical rewriting of U.S. counterterrorism policy that he argued was essential to protect the peace and …

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Fact-checking the Clinton and Trump speeches after Orlando

The presumptive presidential nominees — Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump —gave dueling speeches on June 13 in the aftermath of the Orlando mass shooting. We combed through the speeches to find factual assertions that were worthy of fact checking. There were many more such …

Guns

Trump: I shamed 'wacky' Clinton into saying 'radical Islamism'

Donald Trump shamed “wacky” Hillary Clinton into using the term “radical Islamism,” he boasted Tuesday.<p>The former secretary of state departed from her usual language as she condemned Sunday’s massacre in Orlando, Florida, where a gunman fired into an LGBT nightclub, killing 49 people and injuring …

Newt slams Obama's 'attitude'

Newt Gingrich responded Tuesday to President Barack Obama's fierce denunciation of the rhetoric employed by his party's presumptive nominee on Tuesday, reupping his call for a congressional commission to investigate what he terms "Islamic supremacism and terrorism in the United States."<p>“The …

Bernie Sanders’s Down-Ballot Effect

A Tuesday primary in one Nevada congressional district will test the Vermont senator’s political potency.<p>Lucy Flores, a Nevada congressional candidate, is one of dozens of “Sanders Democrats” running in down-ballot races this year. She endorsed him early, championed the policies they shared, and …

Middle-class

What's the inflation rate? Depends who you ask.

Inflation doesn't hit all Americans the same way, a new paper finds. What does that mean for the economy?<p>How much did prices increase last year?<p>Economists and financial analysts will say 0.7 percent, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in the Consumer Price Index. That's the indicator the …

'Highly offensive': GOP lawmakers distance selves from Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dismayed Republicans scrambled for cover Tuesday from Donald Trump's inflammatory response to the Orlando massacre, while President Barack Obama and Democrat Hillary Clinton delivered fiery denunciations that underscored the potential peril for the GOP.<p>Republican hopes are fading …

The Two Things Obama Refuses to Name

The president on Tuesday criticized “politicians who tweet” for trying to goad him into using the term “radical Islam.”<p>President Obama on Tuesday offered one of his longest public explanations yet for why he doesn’t use the phrase “radical Islam” to describe the motivations of acts or perpetrators …

Islamic Fundamentalism

National poll: Clinton up 12 percentage points on Trump

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by double digits, according to a national Bloomberg Politics poll released Tuesday.<p>Clinton tops the general election poll against Trump and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian nominee, with 49 percent support among likely voters. Trump has 37 …

Sanders, Clinton Meet to Discuss Platform

Sanders met fellow lawmakers at lunch, met Clinton after D.C. primary<p>A week after Hillary Clinton claimed the Democratic presidential nomination, she …

House GOP Opens the Door to Gun Control Debate

Rules Chairman Sessions says Democrats' no-fly list provision not a poison pill<p>House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions suggested Tuesday that some gun …

Obama: Women helped by his policies, but more to accomplish

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that women and girls have made great strides in the nearly eight years he's held office, but …

Clinton Calls on Tech Companies to Fight ISIS Propaganda

The Democratic candidate says the U.S. needs an “intelligence surge”—and she wants Silicon Valley’s help.<p>In the wake of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando that left 50 dead on Sunday, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee <b>Hillary Clinton</b> is urging tech companies to combat extremist …

Right-wing Indian group throws a birthday party for ‘saviour of humanity’ Donald Trump

Tuesday marks Donald Trump's 70th birthday. To mark the occasion, about 20 members of the right-wing Hindu Sena group appeared at a park in New Delhi to celebrate the American presidential hopeful's birth. The group sang "Happy Birthday" to a poster of Trump, and they even presented his image a …

Ryan breaks with Trump on Muslim immigrant ban

'Muslims are our partners,' the speaker declares.<p>Speaker Paul Ryan is at odds with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump again.<p>The Wisconsin Republican said Tuesday that Trump's proposed ban on Muslim immigrants runs counter to the nation's principles — a day after the presumptive GOP …

Hillary Clinton Offers Blistering Rebuttal to Donald Trump's Muslim Ban

Two days after the Orlando massacre and one day after Donald Trump blamed American Muslims for complicity in the attack, Hillary Clinton delivered a …

White House ties Republicans to Trump's Muslim rhetoric

Aggressive political rhetoric against Muslims extends far beyond the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday.<p>On the heels of President Barack Obama’s most heated remarks yet against Donald Trump’s approach to terrorism, Earnest tied …