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Op-ed: This lifelong Republican will be voting for Hillary Clinton

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The Latest: Pence suggests he may release tax forms

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern):<p>10:03 p.m.<p>Donald Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, is suggesting …

Has Donald Trump hit bottom?

The GOP presidential nominee is out on the trail ahead of the general election in November.<p>The GOP presidential nominee is pressing his case ahead of Election Day.<p>The unraveling of Donald Trump’s candidacy continues apace, a long and steady decline since the high point three months ago. If he were …

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How we let the phoneys take control and debase the language of politics

From Donald Trump to the Brexit campaign, outrageous untruths are almost a matter of course. How did we reach the point where ‘falsehood flies’?<p>Donald Trump announced last week that Barack Obama was the “founder of Isis” and its “most valuable player”. Earlier he had hinted that gun activists might …

I Survived ‘Trump’ Magazine—Barely

Bills went unpaid. They turned off the electricity. Our paychecks started bouncing. I got cancer and they canceled my health coverage. Here’s what it was like to work for Donald Trump’s failed magazine.<p>I had been at <i>Trump</i> magazine for only four months when my first paycheck bounced.<p>We’d heard rumors …

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Trump's Week Off Script

It seems presidential candidate Donald Trump is once again off message. NPR Politics' editor Domenico Montanaro joins Rachel Martin for a look back at Trump and Hillary Clinton's weeks.<p>Transcript<p>(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)<p>DONALD TRUMP: Now I'm spending a fortune for the general election. Oh, …

Trump lacerates media in Twitter rant and claims he’d be winning if the press weren’t 'corrupt'

Donald Trump tossed acid on the media in a Sunday morning Twitter tirade, claiming he would be defeating Hillary Clinton by 20% in the polls if the media wasn't "corrupt."<p>The Republican presidential candidate mostly targeted The New York Times over a Saturday report that quoted anonymous sources to …

CNN anchor grills Trump campaign chair over official's comments: 'Are you dishonoring the military?'

CNN anchor Jake Tapper on Sunday confronted Donald Trump's campaign chair, Paul Manafort, about a campaign official's assertion that the family of a slain Muslim soldier does not deserve the "Gold Star" title.<p>Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim-American soldier who died protecting his unit in Iraq, …

Claire McCaskill: Trump and Putin are the founders of the Islamic State

Sen. Claire McCaskill said Trump's friendly attitude toward the Russian president makes him closer to ISIS than Obama.<p>Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), a Hillary Clinton campaign surrogate, said Sunday that Donald Trump had closer ties to the Islamic State than President Barack Obama.<p>During an …

CNN host delivers brazen message to Trump campaign manager after allegations of media bias

CNN host Jake Tapper on Sunday morning refuted claims of media bias after Donald Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, accused him of obeying the "Clinton narrative" while covering the election this week.<p>"These things, just because you say them, they are not true," Tapper told Manafort.<p>The …

Pence: Donald Trump was being 'serious' about Obama and ISIS

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Donald Trump was being "serious" when he spoke this week about President Barack Obama being the "founder" of ISIS, saying that the GOP nominee "getting people's attention."<p>Speaking with "Fox News Sunday," Trump's running mate was asked to clear up …

Pence: I'm not Trump's 'clean-up crew'

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is shrugging off any notion he’s a one-man “cleanup crew” for his Republican presidential running mate, Donald Trump.<p>“I couldn’t be more honored to be campaigning shoulder to shoulder with a man who I believe is going to be the next president of the United States,” Pence …

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Former Bush official supporting Clinton: Trump could be economic 'disaster'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Bush administration official Carlos Gutierrez says he will be voting for Hillary Clinton, calling Donald Trump's economic policies a "disaster."<p>The former commerce secretary under President George W. Bush said he looked at the "totality" of the choice between the two …

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Fox anchor confronts Pence about Trump's ISIS comments: 'Isn't the sarcastic excuse getting old?'

In an interview that aired on Sunday, the "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace repeatedly pressed Pence to explain why he said Trump's remarks were serious when the Republican nominee said himself that he was joking.<p>"You and he spent a day defending his remarks, saying that they were serious. Now …

Panetta defends Clinton Foundation-State Department relationship

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Sunday defended Hillary Clinton’s State Department from accusations it had an improper ties to the Clinton Foundation.<p>“That's something that, obviously, will continue to be looked at,” Panetta said, before waving off the issue as typical networking. "Staff …

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In Key States, The Trump Campaign Still Lags Badly

The campaign has few offices, no ads, and people on the ground are confused about who exactly is in charge. The RNC is picking up the slack by running a robust field operation — but one RNC staffer acknowledged the organization could cut off the Trump campaign.<p>WASHINGTON — With fewer than three …

Disillusionment, U.S.A. Where voters are just hoping for change. | Reuters

ALGONAC, MICH.—Parker Fox drifted out of the Donald Trump rally in a sort of euphoric daze, along with the thousands emptying into the parking lot alongside him. “After leaving a Trump rally, you’re very pro-Trump,” he recalled a few weeks later, describing a noisy communion with people who …

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In His Words: 19 Notable Thoughts From Donald Trump

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — One line or riff alone did not encapsulate Donald Trump’s campaign rally here late Saturday night. Thousands gathered in a stuffy, sweaty gym at Sacred Heart University to hear their candidate opine on a large list of diverse and meandering topics.<p>Here’s a list of the top 19 …

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Donald Trump: I'm running against 'crooked media', not just Hillary Clinton

In search of answers about plummeting polls and reports of despair within his presidential campaign, Republican nominee Donald Trump questioned the role of a free press on Sunday, as his allies struggled to argue that their candidate remained focused on winning the general election.<p>Fairness and …

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Mike Pence Falls Apart As Fox News Turns Against Trump Over Obama ISIS Comments

During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Mike Pence fell apart when confronted with the reliably conservative program turned on his running mate …

MIT and Microsoft Research made a 'smart' tattoo that remotely controls your phone

Sign me up<p>A group of PhD students from the MIT Media Lab and researchers from Microsoft Research have come up with the ultimate wearable: a temporary tattoo that can turn into a touchpad, remotely control your smartphone, or share data using NFC.<p>The technology, which is described on MIT's website …

The Confederacy is rising again in Texas. Sigh.

While a few southern states such as Georgia and North Carolina and cities like New Orleans have voted to ditched their Confederate monuments from …

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Nigel Farage’s aide arrested as FBI probe links to money laundering and ‘drug traffickers’

One of former UKIP leader Nigel Farage’s closest political allies faces years in jail after he was detained in Chicago on suspicious of offering to launder money for drug lords.<p>George Cottrell, 22, is in custody in the US awaiting trial on 21 charges including attempted extortion, money laundering …

Organize your home life with family management app Picniic [App of the Week]

Keeping your home life organized is never easy.<p>There are meals to plan, rides to organize, chores to divvy up and important events to remember. With …

Republicans Weep As Trump Wastes Resources On Campaign Event In Connecticut

After several weeks of polls show Donald Trump falling behind not just in swing states, but also in typically red states, the Republican nominee is …