Republican Party can bind convention delegates to Donald Trump

(link to post) CLEVELAND — Virginia cannot impose criminal penalties on Republican convention delegates who refuse to vote for Donald Trump but the GOP can still force them to back the billionaire businessman, a federal judge ruled Monday. Mr. Trump’s campaign said the decision clears the path for him to collect the nomination next week…

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Democrats' platform at convention backs abortion funds

(link to post) The Democratic Party has taken the unprecedented step of including language in its platform calling for the repeal of a law that bars federal dollars from paying directly for abortions. Known as the Hyde Amendment, the law for decades has had bipartisan support, including among those who identify as pro-choice, because it…

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Hillary Clinton endorsed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus

(link to post)Saying that her primary fight against Sen. Bernard Sanders “strengthened Secretary Clinton as a candidate,” the political arm of the Congressional Progressive Caucus on Monday formally endorsed Hillary Clinton. The endorsement of the Progressive Action PAC comes one day before Mr. Sanders campaigns alongside Mrs. Clinton in New Hampshire. Together, …

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Corrine Brown, indicted congresswoman, claims persecution by U.S. prosecutors

(link to post)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida congresswoman indicted on fraud charges is telling supporters she’s being “persecuted” by federal authorities because she’s black. U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., and her chief of staff pleaded not guilty after being indicted last week on multiple fraud charges and other federal offenses. In …

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Wharton School of Finance students to Donald Trump: 'You do not represent us'

(link to post) Thousands of students, alumni and faculty from Donald Trump’s alma mater have signed an open letter condemning the presumptive GOP presidential nominee for “actively and implicitly” endorsing xenophobia, sexism, racism and bigotry. Mr. Trump has repeatedly reminded the public that he attended Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, where…

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Kris Kobach: '99.9 percent' sure Donald Trump's border wall will be in GOP platform

(link to post) As delegates get down to business on crafting the Republican platform this week, Kansas Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach says he’s nearly a 100 percent sure the platform will include Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall. “I’m 99.9 percent sure that that will be in the platform,” Mr. Kobach said Monday on…

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Most Americans disapprove of the FBI decision in the Hillary Clinton email case: poll

(link to post) Most Americans disapprove of the FBI’s recommendation not to charge likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over the private email server she used as secretary of state, and a majority also said the issue makes them worried about what she’d do if elected, according to a poll released Monday. Fifty-six percent said…

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Bernie Sanders to join Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire on Tuesday

(link to post) Sen. Bernard Sanders will campaign with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Tuesday in New Hampshire, both candidates’ campaigns announced Monday. Both campaigns said Mr. Sanders will join Mrs. Clinton “to discuss their commitment to building an America that is stronger together and an economy that works for everyone, not just…

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Evidence emerges Dallas sniper belonged to hate group led by a Clinton supporter.

(link to post) Who is this terrorist and why has he not yet been arrested for making open threats against our law enforcement officers and firemen? Those Clinton’s…they sure do know some interesting characters. Thank goodness Donald J. Trump or his wife weren’t ever caught in the same room with this racist monster! The media would…

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Gary Johnson will lose 'no sleep' over spoiler label: 'What's to spoil?'

(link to post) Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson on Thursday said he wouldn’t be in the race for the White House with no opportunity to actually win — but he’s also fine if people want to label him a “spoiler” candidate. “I will lose no sleep if that is the label given to me,…

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