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Trump Vs. Clinton: Debate Will Mark Biggest Moment Of Election

Democrat Hillary Clinton, suddenly vulnerable in the presidential race, is under pressure to deliver a strong performance against Republican Donald Trump in their first debate on Monday, a moment that could be the most consequential yet of the 2016 election.

September 23, 2016
A sign points the way toward the voting booths as voting commences in North Carolina's U.S. presidential primary election at Sharon Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. on March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane/File Photo

Trump Claims The Election Might Be ‘Rigged’; Here’s How Voting Really Works

A fundamental part of any election is widespread acceptance of the validity of the results, and if Trump were to lose and claim fraud without evidence, political scientists and others argued, he would undermine the electoral process.

August 12, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign rally in Cloverdale, California, U.S. June 3, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Clinton Has The Numbers, But Sanders Not Yet Ready To Concede

The Vermont senator held a press conference Monday morning, announcing that he would keep campaigning until next week’s primary in Washington D.C. After the Associated Press declared Clinton the presumptive Democratic nominee, Sanders stuck to his promise, holding a rally Monday night in which he did not mention the news.

June 7, 2016
A supporter holds a sign aloft while listening to U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a rally to celebrate the state of New York passing into law a $15 minimum wage in New York April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

District Of Columbia Approves $15/Hour Minimum Wage

The 13-member council voted “yes” on a measure to boost the minimum hourly wage to $15 by 2020. The current base wage is $10.50, and will go up by $1 on July 1 under existing law.

June 7, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses members of the National Rifle Association during their NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during at their annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, May 20, 2016. REUTERS/John Sommers II

Donald Trump’s World Views Make World ‘Less Safe’: Poll

The poll shows that an average of 78 percent of the people from six countries polled “dislike” or “hate” the Republican nominee.

May 27, 2016
beirut municipal elections lebanon voting

Do Beirut Elections Mark Birth Of New Arab Citizens?

If change is ever to come to stagnant Arab political systems that have long lumbered beneath the control of sectarian and other entrenched forces, historians may look back on the Beirut municipal elections held Sunday as a turning point.

May 10, 2016
Rouhani Iran Elections

Iranian Reformists Win Majority In Parliament and Religious Body

Reformists and moderate conservatives have won a majority of seats in the Iranian parliament following the first elections since the nuclear deal.

March 1, 2016
Uganda Political Violence Opposition Leader Arrest Clashes

Clashes Follow Uganda Opposition Leader’s Arrest

Clashes have erupted once again between supporters of Uganda’s main opposition leader Kizza Besigye and security forces in Kampala after Besigye was arrested for the third time in a week amid a general election overshadowed by allegations of government vote-rigging.

February 19, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidates and U.S. Senators Cruz and Rubio shake hands and talk at the end of the debate held by Fox News for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Des Moines

Should Evangelical Voters Trust Trump? Cruz? Rubio? Not So Much

So how would Iowa’s evangelical Christian voter be served by those three leading candidates — Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz? If history has any predictive power, not too well.

January 31, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens to questions at Rochester Opera House campaign town hall meeting in Rochester

Most Of The “Most Valuable Progressives” Named By ‘The Nation’ Have Endorsed…Hillary?

As voting approaches and primary rhetoric gets super-hot, it is worth remembering that progressives can differ honestly over whether Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders will represent the nation’s real interests most effectively.

January 28, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidates participate in the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate held by CNBC in Boulder

What The 2016 Presidential Candidates Must Do To Win

Less than four weeks before Iowans kick off the 2016 presidential contest with their Feb. 1 caucuses, the early road to the White House appears to be shaping up as a slippery and uncharted one for the Republican Party.

January 7, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Governor Chris Christie speaks during the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas

Trump: Christie ‘Can’t Win Because Of His Past’

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump unleashed a fusillade of attacks on rival Gov. Chris Christie on Monday, criticizing him on everything from New Jersey’s economy to the George Washington Bridge scandal.

December 30, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidates Cruz, Bush and Trump talk at the end of the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas

Analysis: 6 Factors That Could Make A Difference For Republicans In 2016

Just four weeks before the first votes of the 2016 presidential contest are cast in Iowa’s caucuses, a bizarre, unpredictable year in American politics will come to an end.

December 30, 2015
Jim Webb

Webb Attacks Clinton With An Eye On Independent Campaign

When Jim Webb quit the Democratic presidential race on Oct. 20 with low poll numbers and a minimal debate presence, the former senator from Virginia left open the possibility he would return to run in in a different political guise.

December 29, 2015
U.S. Senator John McCain speaks during a campaign event for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham in New York

In New Hampshire, Undeclared Voters Could Be A Key Wild Card In The Primary

“I just want to vote for who I think is the best leader for this time in our country’s history. And I’m not sure I know who that is yet.”

December 29, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz speaks during the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas

Iowa Voters Have Given Up On Ethanol; Presidential Candidates Are Following Suit

The fortunes of the wonder fuel that promised to help clean the environment, secure America and save small family farms have steadily dwindled. Now fuel, corn-based ethanol, finds itself threatened with a defection that was once unthinkable: Iowa voters.

December 29, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas

Carson Plans Campaign ‘Alterations’ To Defend Against Attacks

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said his campaign plans “alterations” to respond more aggressively to challenges to his life story and foreign policy expertise that have created a negative impression of him with some voters.

December 29, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump speaks during the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas

Top 10 Moments Of The Political Year

By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — Outsiders were in. Donald Trump wanted Muslims kept out. And Hillary Clinton’s “damn emails” were no longer a state secret. It was a tumultuous year in politics: Trump upended the Republican establishment with a brash candidacy that has tapped a deep vein of discontent with politics […]

December 29, 2015

Will 2016 Set A New Standard For Misleading Politics?

In 2016, it seems, candidates may feel free to say anything, without fear of contradiction or sanction.

December 15, 2015

Ted Cruz Is A ‘Toned Down’ Donald Trump, Say The Senator’s Backers

To hear Ted Cruz’s backers tell it, the firebrand U.S. senator from Texas is Donald Trump with a pinch of reason and electability.

December 10, 2015
its the middle class stupid

Study: US Middle-Class Families Are No Longer In The Majority

The nation’s middle class, long a pillar of the U.S. economy and foundation of the American dream, has shrunk to the point where it no longer constitutes the majority of the adult population, according to a new major study.

December 10, 2015
Governor Martin O'Malley

O’Malley’s Pitch To Be Second Choice

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has a message for House Democrats: Let me be your second choice.

December 2, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raises her arms during the "Women for Hillary" endorsement event and fundraiser in Washington

Senate Democratic Women Rally For Hillary Clinton, But No Sign Of Elizabeth Warren

Only one person could have gotten female Senators together — and that’s Hillary Clinton.

December 2, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders greets supporters at a campaign rally outside the New Hampshire State House in Concord

Analysis: Sanders Pledge Shows How Plans To Curtail Mass Incarceration Fall Short

“By the time I end my first term,” Sanders has said, “this country will not have more people in jail than any other country.” But nothing in his plan suggests that he grasps the immensity of the task.

December 1, 2015
Hillary Clinton

Emails Give Behind-The-Scenes Glimpse Of Clinton

The portrait of Hillary Clinton that emerges from her tens of thousands of recently released emails is different from what people see on TV.

December 1, 2015