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Clinton Thought About 'Catastrophic' Issue While Sick

She had lots of reflection time while recovering from pneumonia

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton returned to the campaign trail Thursday, portraying her doctor-ordered rest to recover from pneumonia as a campaign reboot. "It's great to be back on the campaign trail," she said as she took the stage at a rally in Greensboro, NC, while James Brown's "... More »

For First Time in Months, Violence at a Trump Rally

Candidate slams 'hate-filled' Clinton campaign

(Newser) - Monday night saw what the Guardian describes as the "first violent incident at a Trump rally in months" when a Donald Trump supporter punched protesters at a campaign event in Asheville, NC. The New York Daily News reports that the unidentified supporter, possibly angered by an obscene gesture one... More »

Trump: War Zones Are Safer Than US Inner Cities

Democrats have completely failed, he says

(Newser) - "Democrats have failed completely in the inner cities," Donald Trump said at a rally in Ohio Monday night, urging minority voters to give him a chance to change things. Murder rates are up "all over the place," he told the Akron crowd, saying "war zones... More »

In Major Turnaround, Trump Admits Regrets

He says some remarks have caused pain

(Newser) - In a development that may have had some onlookers scanning the sky for flying pigs, Donald Trump expressed regret Thursday night for things he has said. "Sometimes in the heat of debate, and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say... More »

Trump Praises Saddam at Campaign Rally

'Today, Iraq is Harvard for terrorism'

(Newser) - In scenes that would probably have confounded time travelers from as recently as last year, the presumptive GOP nominee for president praised Saddam Hussein in front of an enthusiastic crowd Tuesday night. Saddam was a "really bad guy," Donald Trump told a rally in Raleigh, NC, per the... More »

Protesters Attack Trump Supporters in San Jose

Hats were burned and eggs were thrown

(Newser) - A group of protesters attacked Donald Trump supporters who were leaving the candidate's rally in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday night. A dozen or more people were punched, at least one person was pelted with an egg, and Trump hats grabbed from supporters were set on fire on the... More »

Animal Rights Activists Storm Sanders Stage

'We don't get intimidated easily,' he tells Oakland crowd

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders may be the preferred candidate of birds , but his stance on animal rights wasn't good enough for at least five protesters who rushed the stage at a rally in Oakland, Calif., Monday evening. The protesters were intercepted and taken away by several Secret Service agents before they... More »

Protesters Throw Burning 'Make America Great Again' T-Shirts

Inside, Donald Trump slammed NM's GOP governor

(Newser) - Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico turned violent Tuesday night as demonstrators threw burning "Make America Great Again" T-shirts, plastic bottles, and other items at police officers, overturned trash cans, and knocked down barricades. Police responded by firing pepper spray and smoke grenades into the crowd... More »

Trump Weirds Out Crowd With Joe Paterno Reference

His remarks at Pittsburgh rally were ... confusing

(Newser) - Donald Trump wants to make things great again, and also to bring things back—including late Penn State coach Joe Paterno. At least that was the confusing impression he made Wednesday during a campaign rally in Pittsburgh. For the Win reports he asked the crowd gathered there, "How's... More »

Brouhaha Swirls Around Trump's Rally Violence

Candidate says he bears no responsibility as rivals pounce

(Newser) - Donald Trump and his raucous campaign rallies took center stage on the talk shows Sunday, with the candidate himself saying repeatedly that he "doesn't condone violence," reports NPR , while saying that he bears no responsibility for recent violence and offering up the fact that he might foot... More »

John Kasich: Women 'Left Their Kitchens' to Support Me

He told Va. rally crowd how he won election decades ago

(Newser) - Fresh off of defunding Planned Parenthood in Ohio, Gov. John Kasich raised eyebrows again Monday in Fairfax, Va., Mediaite reports. Speaking at a campaign rally at George Mason University, the presidential candidate took on the subject of how he first got elected during his early days in politics, cluing the... More »

Sanders: Chelsea 'Flat Wrong' on My Health Plan

Senator says Clinton daughter 'didn't read the plan' he has for Americans

(Newser) - As the race for the Democratic nomination between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton heats up , the former first daughter is stumping for her mom—and saying things that Sanders says are "absolutely wrong," per CNN . Chelsea Clinton spoke at a New Hampshire campaign rally Tuesday, the Hill reports,... More »

Black Lives Matter Activist Roughed Up at Trump Rally

Says he was punched, kicked after Donald said, 'Get him the hell out of here'

(Newser) - A Black Lives Matter protester locked horns with Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday, and neither one of them emerged very happy from the encounter, reports the Washington Post . Mercutio Southall Jr., who the Post describes as a well-known activist and the founder of the... More »

Gunmen Kidnap Ex-Pakistan PM's Son at Election Rally

Guard killed, 5 wounded in gun attack

(Newser) - Gunmen have attacked an election rally in Pakistan's southern Punjab province and abducted the son of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Pakistani officials say. Unknown attackers stormed the rally in the town of Multan, opened fire, and seized Ali Haider Gilani today, a police official says. "One... More »

Obama Gets Weepy at Final Rally

Romney holds last event in NH, then announces 2 more

(Newser) - President Obama returned to Iowa for what he says will be the final campaign event of his political career. The president, sharing a stage with Michelle, shed a few tears as he reminisced about his 2008 campaign and didn't mention Mitt Romney once in his 29-minute speech, Politico reports.... More »

Burka-Clad Heckler Booted From Obama Rally

Secret Service probing disturbance at VCU

(Newser) - The Secret Service is investigating a weird disturbance at a President Obama campaign stop over the weekend. Reporters at the Virginia Commonwealth University rally saw a woman wearing a burka adorned with US military pins and carrying what appeared to be a Koran hauled out of the rally by police... More »

AIDS Activists Heckle Obama at Rally

He tells them to take their beef to 'the other side'

(Newser) - Hecklers interrupted President Obama's latest stump speech in Bridgeport, Conn., for three to four minutes, chanting slogans and complaining that he was not doing enough to address the global AIDS epidemic. Obama seemed irritated by the protesters' antics, telling them, "You've been appearing at every rally we've been doing.... More »

Bill Clinton: Let Obama Finish the Job

Stumps for one-time nemesis Jerry Brown, rallies Dems

(Newser) - Bill Clinton gave dazed Democrats a swift kick last night, telling California voters to get out the vote, lest they commit "malpractice on your own future." Stumping for onetime nemesis and would-be governor Jerry Brown, the former president told a UCLA rally to give President Obama and Democrats... More »

Limbaugh 'Handpicked' Hoffman: Biden

Limbaugh: VP should 'reacquaint himself' with Constitution

(Newser) - Joe Biden took aim at a variety of GOP and conservative opponents today at a rally for New York congressional candidate Bill Owens. The VP said Conservative candidate Douglas Hoffman was “handpicked” by Rush Limbaugh, adding that Hoffman is in line with conservatives like Sarah Palin who “will... More »

Dems Plan Rallies to Counteract Ugly Town Halls

Health care reform advocates look to Obama '08 playbook

(Newser) - Obama supporters will try to recapture the energy of his presidential campaign with a two-week health care reform push featuring a bus tour, rallies, and more than 2,000 house parties. Organizing for America, the network of Obama supporters now run by the Democratic National Committee, aims to show lawmakers... More »

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