June 26, 2016

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Cleveland, ACLU reach settlement in rules over RNC protests

CLEVELAND — A federal judge says Cleveland and a civil rights organization have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over the city’s rules governing protests and marches during the upcoming Republican National Convention. A judge on Thursday had ruled the city’s protest regulations would unconstitutionally infringe on people’s right to freedom of expression. He ordered Read More…

AP investigation: Scores of entries missing from Hillary’s State Department calendar

WASHINGTON — Television cameras rolled when Hillary Clinton appeared on the central balcony of the New York Stock Exchange to ring the opening bell — just minutes after she attended a private breakfast in September 2009 with influential Wall Street and business leaders. But the identities of her breakfast guests would be left off of Read More…

GOP unmoved as House Democrats stage sit-in on guns

WASHINGTON — A drained and dwindling group of Democrats, some draped in blankets and toting pillows, carried their remarkable House floor sit-in past daybreak Thursday, disrupting the business of Congress in the wake of the Orlando shooting rampage with demands for gun-control votes in an extraordinary scene of protest broadcast live to the world. Unyielding Read More…

Trump heads to Scotland to tend to business — and golf courses

NEW YORK — Facing questions about meager fundraising, slipping poll numbers and campaign instability, Donald Trump is tending to business — in Scotland. In his first international trip since becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, Trump plans to check on a pair of his championship golf resorts. Some Republicans worry that the billionaire’s attention is divided Read More…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Area GOP delegates say they have no plans to switch support

The two Republican National Convention delegates from Lorain County aren’t involved in the movement to unseat businessman Donald Trump as their party’s presumptive nominee. State Sen. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville, said she hasn’t been contacted by any of those involved in the “Never-Trump” movement that news reports have said are working to rewrite convention rules 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…