June 25, 2016

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Kasich says he’s getting pressure, but can’t embrace Trump as GOP nominee

WASHINGTON — Gov. John Kasich says he’s still not ready to endorse Donald Trump as the Republican Party presidential nominee. Kasich says, “I’m not making any final decision yet but at this point I just can’t do it.” Kasich, who finished well behind Trump in the delegate hunt, conceded in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Read More…

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‘Minority gap’ exists in statehouse; can redistricting reform solve it?

They have nicknames like “the dead lizard,” ”the praying mantis” and “the upside-down elephant.” The odd-shaped legislative districts that dot many states are no coincidence. The jagged lines often have been carefully drawn by state lawmakers to benefit particular incumbents or political parties. The tactic, known as gerrymandering, is nearly as old as the country Read More…

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Trump’s contempt for media is by design

NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s favorite nickname for the news media is the “dishonest press.” He swaps in “disgusting press” from time to time. And sometimes, he puts it all together: “disgusting, dishonest human beings.” The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has a whole menu of takedowns for individual reporters and news organizations. In recent weeks, Read More…

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Hillary, Bernie to meet as D.C. votes today

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are ending the primary calendar with a face-to-face meeting on Tuesday that could set the tone for Democratic unity and next month’s party convention in Philadelphia. Clinton and Sanders plan to meet on the night of the final presidential primary in the District of Columbia, a contest that Read More…

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AP Analysis: Trump, Clinton are study in contrasts in Orlando reaction

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Donald Trump, the mass shooting in Florida was a moment to redouble his call for tougher action against terrorism and to take credit for “being right” about the threat. For Hillary Clinton, it was a time to choose words carefully and reiterate her call for keeping “weapons of war” off America’s Read More…

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As Hillary locks up nomination, Democrats unifying behind her

WASHINGTON — Nearing the end of a lengthy primary fight, Democrats are coalescing around Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid and looking to reunite the party through a carefully orchestrated plan aimed at nudging rival Bernie Sanders to make his exit. President Barack Obama’s endorsement of his former secretary of state on Thursday headlined a day of Read More…

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Dump Trump at the convention? Possible, but unlikely

WASHINGTON — It’s exceedingly improbable, but not completely farfetched: Dismayed Republicans could still dump Donald Trump and find a different presidential nominee at their national convention next month. Once viewed as a political joke, the blunt-spoken billionaire has stormed to the cusp of becoming the GOP nominee. He has more than enough delegates to be Read More…

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Federal judge says ‘golden week’ voting must be reinstated for November

COLUMBUS — A federal judge in Ohio has refused to delay enforcement of a ruling that restored certain early voting opportunities for the November general election. U.S. District Judge Michael Watson also agreed in a ruling Thursday to stay the earlier decision for the Aug. 2 special election while an appeal is pending, but kept Read More…

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Obama to meet Sanders at White House; Hillary endorsement imminent

WASHINGTON — On the verge of endorsing Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama will pay tribute to Bernie Sanders’ historic candidacy for presidency with an Oval Office meeting aimed at unifying the Democratic Party for a general election brawl with Donald Trump. Sanders, the runner-up for the Democratic nomination, was heading Thursday to the White House Read More…

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Hillary revels in historic primary win, turns attention toward combating Trump in general election

NEW YORK — Powered by a solid triumph in California, Hillary Clinton declared victory in her yearlong battle for the heart of the Democratic Party, seizing her place in history and setting out on the difficult task of fusing a fractured party to confront Donald Trump. Clinton cruised to easy victories in four of the Read More…

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