July 25, 2016

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Trump tees off on Hillary, calling her ‘world class liar’

NEW YORK — Donald Trump launched a broad rebuke of his presidential rival Hillary Clinton Wednesday, accusing her of being “a world class liar” who personally profited from her tenure at the State Department. “She gets rich making you poor,” Trump said. Seeking to steady his campaign after a difficult stretch, the presumptive Republican nominee Read More…

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GOP senators — even vulnerable ones in election year — stand with NRA on gun votes

WASHINGTON — Among the Senate’s most vulnerable Republicans, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey stood firmly with the powerful National Rifle Association on the latest ill-fated attempts at gun control. So did Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson. Not so Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, who represents Chicago where so far this year, more than Read More…

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Trump fires embattled campaign manager in hopes shake-up rights presidential bid

NEW YORK — Donald Trump abruptly fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday in a dramatic shake-up designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and end an internal power struggle plaguing the billionaire businessman’s unconventional White House bid. In dismissing his longtime campaign chief — just a month before the party’s national convention — Trump signaled, Read More…

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Hillary’s veepstakes intensifies: Short list includes Warren, Kaine, Castro

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s search for a running mate is moving into a more intense phase, according to several Democrats, as aides contact a pared-down pool of candidates to ask for reams of personal information and set up interviews with the presumptive Democratic nominee’s vetting team. Those on the shortlist include Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Read More…

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Buckeye Schools to seek levy renewal

The Buckeye Board of Education will ask voters to renew a 7.9-mill levy for 10 years in November, but the request will be for 7.6 mills because of rising property values in the district. The 7.6-mill renewal request, if approved, would generate the same amount for operating expenses as the 7.9-mill levy does now — Read More…

Hillary familiar with Middle East, but would face limits in diplomacy as president

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — In the wake of the Orlando killings this week, Hillary Clinton had harsh words for America’s Gulf allies, criticizing them for funding institutions that radicalize young Muslims. “It is long past time for the Saudis, the Qataris and the Kuwaitis and others to stop their citizens from funding extremist organizations,” Read More…

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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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