Trump on Releasing His Tax Returns: From ‘Absolutely’ to ‘Political Prosecution’

WASHINGTON — In September 2016, Donald J. Trump stood on the debate stage as a presidential candidate and addressed a question that had dogged him on the campaign trail: When would he release his tax return? “I’m under a routine audit, and it’ll be released,” Mr. Trump said. “And as soon as the audit is […]

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Democrat Biden to unveil plan to boost manufacturing, innovation

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Biden speaks at campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware By Joseph Ax and Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday will propose boosting manufacturing and innovation by spending $700 billion in his first four-year term to procure more American-made goods for the U.S. government […]

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Ivory Coast Prime Minister Dies After Cabinet Meeting

DAKAR, Senegal — The prime minister of Ivory Coast, a candidate for president in a coming election, died suddenly, the country’s president announced on Wednesday. The death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, 61, cast uncertainty on the West African country’s presidential election in three months, in which he was to be the ruling party’s […]

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Biden previews manufacturing plan to counter ‘America First’ president

© Reuters. Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Biden speaks at campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware By Trevor Hunnicutt (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday promised to revive U.S. manufacturing so that the country is not dependent on China, taking aim at his rival’s promises to revive factories. Biden’s team said a policy plan […]

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A Trump-Backed Senate Candidate’s Hedge Fund Disaster

President Trump’s favored Senate candidate in Alabama, Tommy Tuberville, is known for his career as a college football coach. But he also had a brief stint as co-owner of a hedge fund. It did not go well. A little more than a decade ago, after departing from Auburn University where he was head coach, Mr. […]

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Hillary Clinton, citing ‘dark times,’ urges Americans to register to vote in Independence Day message

Former 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday, cited “dark times” in an Independence Day message, and urged Americans to march and register to vote. “In dark times, it’s important to remember that America can be what we make of it,” she said on Twitter. “We have more power than we can imagine when we […]

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With Jose Quintana down, who’s up for Cubs? Alec Mills tops underwhelming list of candidates

Mills, here last season with catcher Willson Contreras, is the top candidate to step in for injured Jose Quintana. | Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images Just in case the Cubs’ long-term problems with developing homegrown pitching weren’t obvious enough, now they’re facing a start to a season with Yu Darvish, Kyle Hendricks, Jon Lester and […]

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Herman Cain Hospitalized With Coronavirus

Herman Cain, a former Republican presidential candidate, announced on Twitter on Thursday that he had been hospitalized with the coronavirus. Mr. Cain, the former chief executive of Godfather’s Pizza, learned Monday that he had tested positive, was hospitalized Wednesday, and on Thursday “was resting comfortably in an Atlanta-area hospital,” according to a statement posted on […]

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Herman Cain hospitalized after testing positive for coronavirus

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has been hospitalized and is being treated for COVID-19, according to a statement Thursday. Cain’s staff announced on Twitter that the 74-year-old businessman was admitted to the hospital near Atlanta on Wednesday, but is doing well and is not on a ventilator. Cain was notified on Monday that he […]

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North Carolina’s Madison Cawthorn says his GOP primary upset is ‘by no means’ a referendum on Trump

North Carolina congressional candidate Madison Cawthorn, who beat his Trump-endorsed opponent last week, said his primary victory was “by no means” a referendum on President Trump. “I by no means believe that my victory was a referendum on his influence in this district, because I will stress that over 99 percent of my voters will be voting for President […]

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‘And She Could Be Next’ profiles grassroots political heroines of the moment

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is one of the subjects of “And She Could Be Next.” | Grace Lee and Marjan Safinia Anyone, left or right, can admire the success stories told in the powerful PBS documentary. Stacey Abrams tells the story of becoming her high school’s valedictorian in 1991 and being invited to the […]

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The hottest spectator sport in America: Watching Biden choose a running mate

The selection of a running mate is a critical decision for presidential candidate Joe Biden | Rebecca Blackwell/AP The former vice president knows what the political sages say about that: “First, do no harm.”  Who needs basketball, baseball or all our other beloved, now-banished, spectator sports? America’s vice-presidential sweepstakes is the hottest sport of the […]

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Fox News Poll: North Carolina voters split over Trump, Republican Sen. Tillis

President Donald Trump trails Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden by a 47-45 percent margin, according to a Fox News survey of North Carolina registered voters. That 2-point edge is within the survey’s margin of sampling error. Trump beat Hillary Clinton by nearly four points in North Carolina in 2016. If the election ultimately is about […]

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Fiorina indicates she’ll vote for Biden, saying she ‘can’t support’ Trump

The untold story of Carly Fiorina 2016 presidential candidate Carly Fiorina opens up about finding your potential and succeeding in your career in her new book ‘Find Your Way.’ Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says in a new interview that she’ll likely vote for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in November’s general election rather […]

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Biden to attack Trump on healthcare in election battleground

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Biden makes campaign stop in Yeadon, Pennsylvania By Trevor Hunnicutt (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday will visit the heart of must-win Pennsylvania to highlight healthcare policies that his campaign hopes will sway voters to choose him over President Donald Trump. As part of […]

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Madison Cawthorn, 24-year-old who won GOP primary in NC, says Trump congratulated him on ‘beautiful’ win

Madison Cawthorn, the 24-year-old Republican House candidate who beat a Trump-backed pick in the North Carolina primary on Tuesday, said Wednesday that the president called to congratulate him on a “beautiful” victory. Cawthorn was asked on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” if he’d heard from Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, who — along with the president […]

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