June 25, 2016

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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…

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…

Ryan says Trump made ‘textbook definition of a racist comment,’ still supports him over Hillary

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that Donald Trump made the “textbook definition of a racist comment” in saying an American-born judge isn’t qualified to preside over a case because of his Mexican heritage. “I regret those comments he made. Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort Read More…

With enough delegates for nomination, Hillary tries to keep momentum in today’s primaries

SAN FRANCISCO — History already in hand, Hillary Clinton will celebrate becoming the first woman to lead a major American political party Tuesday following votes in California, New Jersey and four other states — contests Clinton hopes send her into the general election in strong standing. Clinton reached the 2,383 delegates needed to become the Read More…

Caribbean victories put Hillary on precipice of Democratic nomination

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hillary Clinton stands on the cusp of having enough delegates to claim the Democratic presidential nomination, having overwhelmed Bernie Sanders in a pair of weekend elections in the Caribbean. Yet the former secretary of state barely noted her commanding wins Saturday in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Sunday in Puerto Rico, instead Read More…

Republicans unite to tell Trump to drop attacks on Latino judge

WASHINGTON — A pair of powerful Senate Republicans on Sunday warned Donald Trump to drop his attacks on a Latino judge presiding over a lawsuit against Trump University, joining the widespread rejection of their presumptive presidential nominee’s treatment of the federal jurist. A third prominent Republican who also supports Trump urged the candidate to start Read More…

Anti-Trump protests turn ugly in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Donald Trump supporters leaving the presidential candidate’s rally in San Jose were pounced on by protesters, some of whom threw punches and eggs. A dozen or more people were hit and car windows were broken. Trump hats grabbed from supporters were set on fire on the ground. At least one woman Read More…

Emails reveal Hillary’s campaign reviewed remarks, questions at events

WASHINGTON — For Hillary Clinton, the presidential campaign has been about building an approachable image: She’s often eschewed big arenas in favor of town halls, peppered her ads with personal stories and planned less-scripted gatherings with voters. But emails obtained by The Associated Press reveal a careful, behind-the-scenes effort to review introductory remarks for college Read More…

In speech in San Diego today, Hillary to address foreign policy — and suggest Trump is unqualified

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton is set to unleash a major foreign policy attack on Donald Trump, using a speech in San Diego to cast the Republican as unqualified and dangerous. The former secretary of state, who has repeatedly called Trump a “loose cannon,” will seek Thursday to contrast her foreign policy experience with Trump’s. Foreign Read More…

Trump University model: Hard sell, demand to see a warrant

WASHINGTON — The manual for the staff at Trump University events was precise: The room temperature should be 68 degrees. Seats should be arranged in a theater-style curve. And government prosecutors had no right to see any documents without a warrant. Instructing employees how to stall law enforcement investigations might seem like an unusual part Read More…