July 1, 2016

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‘The press should be ashamed of themselves’: Trump gets defensive about charity donations

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s heated war with the media reached new heights as he turned the brag-worthy feat of raising $5.6 million for veterans’ charities into a sparring match with reporters pressing him on the issue. “The press should be ashamed of themselves,” a defensive Trump railed during a Tuesday news conference at Trump Tower, Read More…

Portman touts fight against drug addiction in first TV ads

COLUMBUS — Sen. Rob Portman touts his efforts to tackle heroin addiction in the first statewide television ads of his 2016 re-election campaign. The three 30-second spots were released Tuesday. They begin airing Wednesday a part of a $15 million TV and online ad buy running through Election Day. They tout a Senate-passed bill of Read More…

Trump’s support by Lorain County Republicans iffy

ELYRIA — Now that businessman Donald Trump has clinched the Republican presidential nominating contest, many Lorain County Republicans are fully throwing their support behind the controversial candidate, but others remain undecided or even outright opposed Trump. Lorain County Republican Party Chairwoman Helen Hurst said she would have preferred someone other than Trump as the nominee, Read More…

Millennials taking serious look at Trump — and some are warming to him

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Brendan De Regla drove three hours and waited in line for half a day to see Donald Trump speak at a rally in Southern California. Dozens of college-aged protesters shouted on the other side of a police line, but De Regla, 22, stood unwaveringly in support of Trump. “I just fell Read More…

DeWine inadvertently announces governor’s bid in 2018

COLUMBUS — Mike DeWine, the state attorney general and a former U.S. senator, confirmed Thursday what political prognosticators have reported for months: He’s running for governor. The 69-year-old Republican shared his less-than-secret plans with a Dayton charter school official in a conversation overheard by a reporter. DeWine told the Dayton Daily News the discussion had Read More…

AP delegate count: Trump clinches nomination

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump on Thursday reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and sets the stage for a bitter fall campaign. Trump was put over the top in the Associated Press delegate count by a small number of Read More…

Small but vocal pro-Trump Hispanic voting bloc faces ridicule, suspicion from friends, family

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump piñatas — clashing with police, at times — to protest the Republican presidential contender’s hard line approach to immigration. Yet far from the protests, an increasingly vocal Hispanic minority is speaking out in favor of the Read More…

Clinton’s message not to trust Trump loses impact with email revelations

SALINAS, Calif. — Hillary Clinton is telling voters not to trust Donald Trump. But a new government report about her usage of a private email server as secretary of state is complicating that message. The sharp rebuke from the State Department’s inspector general, which found Clinton did not seek legal approval for her homebrew email Read More…

Protests turn violent outside New Mexico Trump rally

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico turned violent Tuesday night as demonstrators threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, overturned trash cans and knocked down barricades. Authorities responded by firing pepper spray and smoke grenades into the crowd outside the Albuquerque Convention Center in what Read More…

Lawyer says discipline from Ohio Supreme Court won’t affect his judicial candidacy

AVON LAKE — An Ohio Supreme Court decision disciplining Avon Lake attorney Gerald Phillips won’t prevent him continuing his efforts to be placed on the November ballot as a judicial candidate, Phillips said Tuesday. The Supreme Court imposed a six-month suspension on Phillips and attorney Sam Cannata in a decision handed down last week, but Read More…